A pomander, from french pomme d'ambre, i. E. Apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris.
The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence or merely as a useful article to modify bad smells.
The round cases which contained the pomanders were hung from a neck-chain or belt, or attached to the girdle, and were usually perforated and made of gold or silver.
The term “pomander” can be for the actual scented material itself or for the container that contains the scented material. The container could have been made of gold or silver.
Pomanders were an early form of aromatherapy.
Today one wedding idea is to use these gorgeous pomanders for the bride, bridesmaids or flower girls to carry, or to hang as decoration in the church or venue.