Everything begins in the 50s. The Lembo family has a perfumery among the streets of central Rome. We are in full economic boom, middle-class ladies go to artisan shops and the first small cars cross Bel paese.

Out of our five senses, the smell is undoubtedly the most significant one. The aroma tells us a lot about a person and his or her personality. Fragrances have the power to render an individual or environment unique and this special feature inspires Officina delle Essenze to make own creations. This is a story of a small perfumery in the heart of Rome that became a family-owned business and made an absolute value out of Made in Italy.

HISTORY

It all begins in the 50s, the Lembo family has a perfumery among the streets of central Rome. We are in a full economic boom, middle-class ladies do handicraft shopping and first small cars cross Bel paese. There is still the scent of Dolce Vita in the air, the Fiat Cinquecento is a status symbol and Italy feels the eyes of the world. Foreigners admire Cinecittà Studios and ask for Italian products, unique in their quality and style. Shortly after the creative spirit of the time, made of intuition, luxury and uniqueness, will be exported all over the world under the name of Made in Italy.

The dream of Maurizio Lembo begins in this fascinating atmosphere. Inspired by the experience gained in his father’s perfumery where women consumers could purchase historic brands like Guerlain, Coty, Caron, Penhaligon’s, Creed, Chanel and Lanvin, Maurizio established his own company. From afternoons spent in the family shop, the founder keeps the allure of the past and conveys it to his creations. The brand Officina delle Essenze was born in 2001 and now it is operating in the niche and artistic perfume sector.

1950

The perfumery at San Pietro

You are in Rome during post-war period. The Lembo family establishes their first family perfumery a few steps from San Pietro. These are the years of ferment and optimism surrounded by the charm of economic recovery that heralds the Dolce Vita.
Lembo perfumery in Rome

1987

Maurizio Lembo

Maurizio is in his early twenties and, after completing his classical studies, fascinated and intrigued by his father’s profession, starts working alongside in a new perfumery at Campo Marzio, Rome. It is here where Maurizio begins to study and experiment creation and composition of his first essences.

1995

First home fragrances

The first home fragrances see the light in the back room of the boutique at Campo Marzio. The reed essence diffusers of Orange & Cinnamon, White Musk, Vanilla and Amber are officially available in the Lembo’s perfumeries.
Diffusori Officina delle Essenze nel 2005

2001

Officina delle Essenze

Officina delle Essenze is reality. The local success of the first creations convinces Maurizio to offer and introduce the brand in well-established perfumeries in the rest of Italy. The first shops open in Milan, Turin, Verona, Brescia, Vicenza and Bologna.

2005

The success of Puro Lino

The growth of Officina delle Essenze is inversely proportional to the time available to run boutiques in Rome which gradually gives way to new fragrance creation. Perfumes such as Brezza Marina, Pepe Nero, Talcum, Legno di Rosa and Puro Lino appear.
Officina delle Essenze in fiera

The first Eau de Parfum

The success of Puro Lino makes a new step in the brand’s history. For the first time customers and retailers strongly demand the fragrances created by Maurizio Lembo. The Eau de Parfum Puro Lino makes its debut.
Puro Lino nel 2005

2007

The line of Puro

Maurizio Lembo extends the line of Puro (pure) with Puro Talco, Puro Fico and Puro Neroli.
Linea dei Puri nl 2007

2009

First distributers in Europe

Officina delle Essenze moves beyond national borders begins its distribution in Europe.
Maurizio Lembo nel 2012

2012

Caldo Gourmand

Lembo’s creative journey extends the collection of Eau de Parfum with warm and enveloping notes. The bestseller Caldo Gourmand sees the light.
Caldo Gourmand Officina delle Essenze niche perfume

2016

New home diffusers

Officina delle Essenze adds beauty to beauty offering new original glass diffusers to a wide audience. There are no longer just exclusive home fragrances but also precious interior accessories.
I nuovi profumatori in vetro Officina delle Essenze

2018

Last creations

With over 150 retailers in Europe, the fragrance quality of Officina delle Essenze is recognized and appreciated by constantly growing audience. The creation continues with Uva Fragola in 2018 and Oud Gourmand in 2019.
Maurizio Lembo at HOMI 2018 - Officina delle Essenze 15

2021

20 years

Officina delle Essenze celebrates its 20th birthday.

THE BRAND IDENTITY

After nineteen years from its foundation Officina delle Essenze is a synonym of craftsmanship and luxury. A family-owned business applies the “Italian know-how” rule. The rule that has rendered Made in Italy so great worldwide.

Officina delle Essenze is a synonym of craftsmanship and luxury, an emotion of those who want to feel good with a product of high artistic value

The brand identity mirrors its image. Red represents passion with which it advances a project made of accomplished dreams and a corporate vision. The luxury of a refined to the finest detail products, a result of a very rigorous selection among retailers and suppliers. The emotion of those who want to feel good with a product of high artistic value.

Caldo Gourmand at Esxence Fair 2017
Officina delle Essenze at Esxence Fair 2017
Puro Neroli at Esxence Fair 2017

OUR VALUES

Supreme design in any context, precious and sophisticated in order to offer something unique

 The client of Officina delle Essenze deserves only the best, for this reason quality is never an accident. The company is always engaged in improvement of even the smallest detail as the composition of bouquet of fragrances. We put clients at the center of all our choices and it gives us an incentive for constant research. This way we do not abandon artisan production that makes the brand an authentic representative of Made in Italy.

Made in Italy map

Those who choose Officina delle Essenze love taking care of themselves or their home. These are not only sophisticated perfumes but also a perfect design in every context, precious and elegant in order to represent something unique, the detail that you cannot do without. That is why every experience with the products of Officina delle Essenze is original and inimitable.

DISTRIBUTION

Important objectives have been achieved since Maurizio Lembo founded his company in 2001. From the time being the products of Officina delle Essenze are present in Italy and abroad, in countries such as Spain, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia and the Baltic states with over 200 points of sale in the sector of niche perfumery and concept store.

Rome
Rome
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Moscow
Moscow

BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

In 2016 thanks to the Internet and new media the company’s vision advanced its development to conquer new market shares and reach new consumers. The change of pace has resulted in two important changes: creation of an internal marketing division and introduction of new packaging for the line of diffusers. Social networks and the website offer important communication channels that help to consolidate the brand in the niche-perfume market and beyond. Maintaining its own origins and artisan spirit Officina delle Essenze looks at the future and does not stop.