March 27, 2017 12:27am CST
Spending time in a Mall in the US I came cross a section where I saw packets of dried leaves and petals. On enquiry I was told it was potpourri that could be used to freshen up a room. These would be put in a bowl and placed over a candle holder. The potpourri would be doused with any light perfume. When the candle was lit it would heat up the potpourri and the whole room would smell of the perfume. I was fascinated with this and I bought the potpourri, the perfume (I chose lavender) candle stand, the candles and the pot for placing the potpourri I use it whenever I have special guests. I saw this also in a friend's house where I had spent a week. Do you have this in your house?
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27 Mar 17
I thought potpourri was just a mixture of dried flowers/leaves whatever, such as rose petals, which carry their own natural scent, no need to add any. It does fade after a while of course. Those candle oil burners you can use just to heat scented oil. I guess there's no reason not to put the two together, but be careful as the burners get very hot so it might be possible to start a fire perhaps if you put flammable things in the bowl.