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Book Recommendation: The Scented Room


Barbara Milo Ohrbach’s The Scented Room is a wonderful book of creative fragrance crafts. Ohrbach had opened up her own fragrance crafts shop in NYC called Cherchez in the 1970’s and her book contains many of her charming and fun crafts.


This book is filled with color photos of beautiful floral/herb crafts and inspiring home decor ideas. She goes into detail about the methods of making both dry and moist potpourri and gives comprehensive recipes and display ideas.



This book also contains ideas and recipes for fabric sachets, bath bags, and scented pillows.


There is also a section that with recipes for floral waters, room sprays, and pomanders.



You will also find gorgeous floral and herb crafts like wreaths, arrangements, and tussie mussies, as well as details about which particular flowers and herbs are best used for crafts, and various gathering, drying, and storing techniques.



What I really love about this book are the stunning color photos which not only show the beautiful crafts themselves but also decorative and display ideas. If you love DIY and crafting, especially fragrance crafting, this book will definitely get your creative juices flowing. The crafting projects are not only gorgeous, but they are also simple and fun.


This book is part of my series of out-of-print fragrance crafting book recommendations that I am making, so you can find very affordable used copies of this book either at the marketplaces of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and Alibris, and Abe Books.  You may also come across copies at used book shops as well.


You can also get an autographed copy of this book from Barbara Milo Ohrbach’s website http://www.cherchez.com/scented_room.html





* The photos are © Copyright The Scented Room, Barbara Milo Ohrbach.

** I am getting no commissions from this book recommendation.