More money than scents? Pot-pourri is back, at up to £330 a sniff…



More money than scents? Pot-pourri is back, at up to £330 a sniff…

After years in the doldrums, the once ubiquitous bowl of fragrant dried petals is making a comeback, at a very fancy price

A bowl of pot-pourri was once a sign of comfortable middle-class status: an asset to be displayed on the coffee table. Then, slowly but unstoppably, it became the butt of sniffy jokes and an emblem of doomed social ambition.

Now, after collecting dust for more than a decade, the pot-pourri seems to be back. Not only can it be spotted inside fashionable lounges, it has also inspired a leading visual artist. The bad news is that few fans will be able to afford the new pot-pourris: luxury products cost between £70 and £330.

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Source: Guardian

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