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Scented Bags


  • 1/4 pound of coriander seeds
  • 1/4 pound of orris root
  • 1/4 pound of aromatic calamus
  • 1/4 pound of damask rose leaves
  • 2 ounces of lavender blossoms
  • 1/2 ounce of mace
  • 1/2 ounce of cinnamon
  • 1/4 ounce of cloves
  • 2 drachms of musk-powder


Beat them all separately in a mortar, and then mix them well together. Make small silk or satin bags; fill each with a portion of the mixture, and sew them closely all round. Lay them among your clothes in the drawers.


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Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).

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