I have always loved the beautiful colors of peonies but have found them to be quite droopy. I found this French flower pail at a local resale shop and immediately imagined it full of peonies. Then the strangest thing happened and the house began to fill up with an almost rose-like scent. Never having brought them inside before I had no idea peonies had such a fabulous scent. They will now have an honored place in our home as a harbinger of spring.