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PastMidnight
06-11-2007, 04:18 AM
Aside from obvious ones like lavender and rose, what other flowers and herbs remain very fragrant when dried? I'm looking for things that a person might use to scent clothes in a drawer or wardrobe.

Thanks!

wyntermoon
06-11-2007, 04:20 AM
Chamomile, peppermint, cloves, orange peel when properly dried

Do you need a recipe for a sachet? I'll PM you some.

Chumplet
06-11-2007, 05:21 AM
Eucalyptus!

Jersey Chick
06-11-2007, 05:24 AM
Damn! Chumplet stole mine! :)

Does potpourri count? I found some really nice magnolia potpourri once and it held the scent for a loooong time...

PastMidnight
06-11-2007, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the ideas (and for the PM, wyntermoon). Which of these might grow wild? My character doesn't have a cultivated flower garden, but I'm envisioning her picking a handful of flowers or herbs whilst out on a walk and drying them to scent her clothes drawers.

alleycat
06-11-2007, 07:11 PM
Dried heather. Heaths?

That should certainly grow wild in Scotland.

wyntermoon
06-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Where is she located?

Azure Skye
06-11-2007, 11:29 PM
Basil, rosemary.

pdr
06-12-2007, 08:59 AM
Lady's bedstraw, pennyroyal, wild mint and thyme, honeysuckle, wild hops, briar rose petals, and red clover.

PastMidnight
06-14-2007, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the ideas! I know the flowers in the area where she lives, but Ive never dried any, so wasn't sure which were still potent when dried.


Where is she located?

She's in western Scotland. Heather is unquestionably abundant. :D Both honeysuckle and lady's bedstraw can be found by her, as well as many of the herbs mentioned. This helps a lot!

Puma
06-14-2007, 02:01 PM
Thought I'd throw this in even if it's not a dried flower. In the "old days", people pushed whole cloves into oranges to make pomanders which were used in drawers to create a pleasant aroma. It takes several hundred cloves to completely cover one orange. They have to be dried for a while before they can be put in drawers. It's a wonderful smell. Puma