Can we talk about the packaging?! AGRARIA’s packaging is so sophisticated and exceptional that it makes pretty much anything they offer the perfect go to gift.  If you are like me, always busy running here or there and juggling too much, sometimes taking the time to buy gift wrap or better yet a nice gift bag, just doesn’t fit into the schedule and with AGRARIA there is simply no need.  

Cedar Rose, I know some of you might think “rose is so grandma” but trust me, it’s not.  Rose is HOT right now in the world of fragrance and it’s not going away any time soon. Most of the top perfume companies, from small niche brands to the big players all have a rose fragrance, Diptyque, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Guerlain, Serge Lutens, Frederic Malle, Elizabeth & James and the list goes on and on.  What happens in the beauty and fashion industries with regards to fragrance, has a direct effect on what we see in the home fragrance category. Rose has upped its game in a big way blending with exotic woods, musk, pink pepper, clove, saffron, patchouli, and so many other intoxicating notes, it’s become the flower du jour.

Cedar Rose PetiteEssence Diffuser by AGRARIA is unbelievably powerful, I didn’t expect this at all from a small or rather “petite” diffuser.  I’ve had diffusers many times the size of this, and I could barely smell them even while standing right near them, but this is definitely not the case here! The scent throw is amazing and the scent itself is simply stunning and so very sophisticated.  It’s more of a fine fragrance than home fragrance, and frankly I can’t get enough of it.  Right now, it’s in my bathroom and I can smell it into the bedroom.  It would be great on the desk at the office or really anywhere you want to take the luxury level up a notch.

I also love how this diffuser doesn’t have the normal diffuser reeds but rather what they call a Sola Flower.  Sola flowers — each one hand crafted in India by skilled artisans. The aquatic sola plant is native to Southern Asia where it grows among the fertile rice paddies. The stalks of the plant, which were previously seen as a threat to rice crops, are now a productive harvest each September and used to create the natural and sustainable bouquet in our signature diffusers. Each flower petal is hand-crafted using paper-thin, dried slices of the stalk. The petals are then individually sewn onto a cotton wick to complete the floral stem.” It was a nice surprise to see the beige sola flower turn pink as it absorbed the perfume oil. 

Great in any décor, any room and any time of year!

Lynette Reed, Fragrance fanatic, founder of Illume Candles, Izzy Sayan Perfume, Fluid Fragrances, and creative consultant to many high-end fragrance brands.