There were, in fact, chintz-covered settees, and there was potpourri.
Amongst his compositions he published six Duos concertants (Op.3 and 4) as well as a potpourri for two violoncellos.
There is something very pleasant in opening an old China jar to find it filled with potpourri, even if the scent has wholly faded.
The best rules gave ambergris as one of the ingredients; this is not really a perfume, but gives the potpourri its staying power.
He thought he detected a pleasant smell of herbs, like the potpourri his mother had in bowls in their house.
I want food for the gods—iced rose leaves, a decoction of potpourri to assuage my thirst.
If the potpourri was at times redolent of the dried flowers of other men's loves, Eleanor was blissfully unaware of it.
Betty knows how to make that potpourri that Lloyd's Grandmother Amanthis always kept in the rose-jars in the drawing-room.
And the rose he married comes to him a shrivelled leaf of a potpourri heap.
Bushels of their scented petals are yearly cured by me for potpourri.
also pot-pourri, 1610s, "mixed meats served in a stew," from French pot pourri "stew," literally "rotten pot" (loan-translation of Spanish olla podrida), from pourri, past participle of pourrir "to rot," from Vulgar Latin *putrire, from Latin putrescere "grow rotten" (see putrescent). Notion of "medley" led to meaning "mixture of dried flowers and spices," first recorded in English 1749. Figurative sense (originally in music) of "miscellaneous collection" is recorded from 1855.