Maison Berger (also known as Lampe Berger) is a French company that makes beautiful diffusion lamps and home fragrances to purify and perfume the air in your home whilst completely destroying unwanted odors.
Simply pick a lamp that suits your taste and then choose a lamp fragrance to use in it. There are literally dozens of beautiful Lampe Berger fragrances to choose and you won’t struggle to find several that you’ll love.
There are several classes of Lampe Berger fragrances, of which my favorite are the sensual orientals – also known as amber fragrances. Each one has its own unique warm and sensual aroma created from heady fragrance notes such as amber musk, vanilla, and precious woods.
If you like oriental fragrances, here are 7 fantastic Lampe Berger fragrances you’ll find irresistible:
1. Amber Powder (Poussière d’Ambre)
Lampe Berger Amber Powder home fragrance is warm and intense. At the heart of its alluring aroma is the secret ingredient, amber.
The amber used in a fragrance oil is not, as you might think, fossilized tree sap. It is a manmade substance used in place of the very rare natural ingredient, ambergris. Ambergris – a product expelled from the digestive systems of only about 1% of Sperm whales – is not easy to come by and is banned in some areas, so perfumers have created amber to use in its place.
No one knows the exact recipe of the amber used in fragrances except the perfumers who create it, but it often contains quantities of benzoin (tree resin), labdanum (resin from a Mediterranean shrub), and vanilla.
Amber Powder instantly fills a home with a sensual warm aroma. It is mildly spicey, has hints of rose, sandalwood and patchouli and the full-bodied essence of ambergris perfectly mimicked by the amber.
The fragrance pyramid of Amber Powder
- Head notes – Rose, Cinnamon, Pepper
- Heart notes – Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber
- Base notes – Vanilla, Balms, White musk
Amber Powder is my all-time favorite Lampe Berger room fragrance. If you love sensual, warm elegant aromas and are particularly a fan of ambergris this is one I recommend for you.
2. Enchanting Sandalwood (Santal Envoûtant)
Lampe Berger Enchanting Sandalwood home fragrance has a warm, fruity, sweet honey aroma. Its heart is filled with powdery soft sandalwood.
Enchanting Sandalwood combines earthy blackcurrant and tangy mandarin, sandalwood, and the bouquet of lily of the valley and rose. All of these aromas are underpinned by comforting honey, sweet coumarin, and therapeutic Mysore sandalwood.
The fragrance pyramid of Enchanting Sandalwood
- Head notes – Tangerine, Blackcurrant
- Heart notes – Lily of the valley, Sandalwood, Rose
- Base notes – Mysore Sandalwood, Musk, Coumarin, Honey
Lily of the Valley and rose give this oriental fragrance a captivating, feminine edge, making it perfect to diffuse in a pretty bedroom.
3. Winterwood (Bois d’Orient)
Lampe Berger Winterwood home fragrance is sensual and spicy, combining cedar and sandalwood to effectively banish all unwanted odors.
With Winterwood you get a fabulous combination of spices, citrus, lily of the valley and wood. Lemon, pepper, and ginger provide a fresh zingy aroma that combines perfectly with sweet lily of the valley and cedarwood. Musk, sandalwood, and amber provide a luxurious base to complete a stunning oriental mix.
The fragrance pyramid of Winterwood
- Head notes – Lemon, Pepper, Ginger
- Heart notes – Lily of the valley, Cedarwood
- Base notes – Sandalwood, White Musk, Soft Amber
The cedar in Winterwood is really noticeable and makes it a sweet and woody fragrance, with warm, comforting, qualities. It is also a natural sedative that helps to create a relaxing atmosphere. Diffuse this Lamp Berger fragrance for half an hour after dinner and then chill out for the rest of the evening.
4. Oriental Star (Etoile d’Orient)
Lampe Berger Oriental Star home fragrance is a pure oriental dream. You will instantly be drawn in by the floral, spicy, bergamot note which is the signature of many high-end fragrances. It has a definite fruity heart and beautiful amber and patchouli base with a perfect balance of sweet vanilla.
The fragrance pyramid of Oriental Star
- Head notes – Bergamot, Tangerine, Coconut
- Heart notes – Red fruits, Peach, Jasmine
- Base notes – Vanilla, Amber, Patchouli
Oriental Star is an attractive and alluring fragrance. It almost smells like something you would wear.
5. Mystery Patchouli (Esprit de Patchouli)
Patchouli is a sweet, earthy, musky fragrance note used in some of the most popular perfumes in the world. Lampe Berger Mystery Patchouli captures the very essence of this South-East Asian shrub.
Lampe Berger Mystery Patchouli home fragrance has a bewitching aroma. There’s a captivating sweet, fruitiness mingling with the richness of patchouli. In sharp contrast is the beautiful creaminess of sandalwood with a distinct aroma of leather.
The fragrance pyramid of Mystery Patchouli
- Head notes – Rose, Blackcurrant
- Heart notes – Patchouli
- Base notes – Sandalwood, Leather, Balms
With Mystery Patchouli, Maison Berger has created an extraordinary woody, oriental fragrance. Forget the hippy connotations and embrace this truly intriguing and addictive fragrance.
6. Virginia Cedarwood (Cèdre du Liban)
Lampe Berger Virginia Cedarwood home fragrance is very woody, wonderfully piney and citrusy with a hint of clove and coconut.
If you close your eyes as you use this oriental fragrance you can imagine you are in a pine and cedar forest on a warm, sunny day.
An earthy, almost vanilla scent, comes through from the Gaïac wood of the base notes.
The fragrance pyramid of Virginia Cedarwood
- Head notes – Pine, Orange, Lemon
- Heart notes – Clove, Coconut
- Base notes – Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Gaïac
Virginia Cedarwood is ideal if you adore hearty, woody oriental fragrances.
7. Lolita Lempicka
The aroma that stands out in Lampe Berger Lolita Lempicka is delicious, alluring aniseed and cherry.
You’ll notice a variety of scents starting with sharp, earthy ivy leaf. Star anise adds the sweet aniseed scent and along with licorice flower, gives this fragrance its sensual oriental air. The use of orris root (the root of an Iris species) adds a floral heart that’s very close to violet.
Through all of these aromas comes a spicy, almondy, vanilla essence from tonka beans, and caramel sweetness.
The fragrance pyramid of Lolita Lempicka
- Head notes – Ivy leaves, Star Anise, Licorice Flower
- Heart notes – Violet Flower, Cherry, Orris
- Base notes – Tonka bean, Creamy Wood, Caramel, Cistus Labdanum
Lolita Lempicka as a woody oriental fragrance with hints of the chypre family, mainly because of the labdanum in its base notes. It is truly sensual, verging on hedonistic and a perfect way to refresh the air in your home on a balmy summer evening.
Using Lampe Berger
If you haven’t tried Lampe Berger lamp and home fragrance before it is very easy and safe to use.
The fragrance is made from very pure alcohol infused with high-quality fragrance oils, just like those used in perfumes.
Our article, What is Lampe Berger, explains exactly how the system works and how to safely use it.