Room fragrances are a huge industry with each major corporation looking for their stake in the category. Sometimes though, it’s nice to get back to basics with an original. The LAMPE BERGER PARIS company was founded in 1898 in France and uses a process called catalytic diffusion to not only scent the air in a room but also purify it. Each of the 45 scents were created by master perfumers and is as intricate as a fine perfume you’d wear on the skin.
Ok, so how it work is you fill one of their gorgeous containers about 2/3rd full with one of their fragrances. And there are literally 100 or more different containers, or lampes as they call them, to choose from so you can coordinate each room’s look. Insert the burner and replace the (flame) snuffer on the top. The wick inside the lampe should soak for 20 minutes (you don’t have to do this every time, just the first time) and then remove the snuffer and light the wick. Keep it lit for 2 minutes and then gently blow it out and replace the fancy cap on top of the burner. In about 30 minutes, you’ll have the room scented enough to last quite a few hours. And the 16.9oz fragrance bottle will provide 20 hours of burn time if you follow that put-the-snuffer-on-the-lampe-after-30-minutes. And that’s the only trait I don’t like about this is that I forgot to snub the scent out after 30 minutes before thus use up more liquid than I want to. Could this maybe come with a timer?
Fragrance are $20 and the lampes run $60 to $2,000 for lampes in the Limited Edition Art Collection @ shoptiques.com.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.