Processes involved in making potpourri then the "vanity bags" which contain it.
A group of women dressed in old-fashioned clothing make scented bags. First they make potpourri by mixing rose petals, lavender, cinnamon, cloves, rare spices and orrisroot. Includes C/U of spices being crushed with a pestle and mortar. The women then make "vanity bags" from silk, satin and lace which contain their scented mixture. These are displayed on a table and an elaborately dressed woman wanders by and chooses one. All scenes are filmed in what appears to be the garden of a large country house.