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.

It goes without saying that olfaction is the most eloquent among our five senses. A scent tells us a lot about individuals and their personalities. 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 the story of a small family-run perfumery in the heart of Rome that has made a true value out of Made in Italy.


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 go for handicraft shopping, and first small cars cross Bel paese. The fragrance of Dolce Vita wafts through the air; the Fiat Cinquecento is a status symbol, and Italy feels the eyes of the world. Foreigners admire Cinecittà Studios and Italian products with their unique quality and style are in high demand. 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 takes off in this fascinating atmosphere. Inspired by the experience gained in his father’s perfumery where female consumers could purchase historic brands like Guerlain, Coty, Caron, Penhaligon’s, Creed, Chanel and Lanvin, Maurizio establishes his own company. From the afternoons spent in the family shop, the founder maintains 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.


The perfumery at San Pietro

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


Maurizio Lembo

Maurizio is in his early twenties and, after completing his classical studies, he starts working alongside in a new perfumery at Campo Marzio (Rome), fascinated, and intrigued by his father’s profession. Right in this place, Maurizio begins studying and experimenting new formulas of his first essences.


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 Lembo’s perfumeries.
Diffusori Officina delle Essenze nel 2005


Officina delle Essenze

Officina delle Essenze is a reality. The local success of the first fragrances 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.


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 fragrances. The perfumes Brezza Marina, Pepe Nero, Talcum, Legno di Rosa and Puro Lino see the light.
Officina delle Essenze in fiera

The first Eau de Parfum

The success of Puro Lino marks a new milestone in the brand’s history. For the first time, customers and retailers are eager to wear the fragrances created by Maurizio Lembo. The Eau de Parfum Puro Lino makes its debut.
Puro Lino nel 2005


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


First distributers in Europe

Officina delle Essenze moves beyond its borders and begins the distribution in Europe. For the first time, the brand reaches the North of Europe starting from Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands moving up to Russia and the Middle East.
Maurizio Lembo nel 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


New home diffusers

Officina delle Essenze adds beauty to beauty by offering its new original glass diffusers to a wide audience. The bottles are produced in Italy with an exclusive local design, further confirmation of the growth in the company’s establishment. There are no longer just exclusive home fragrances, but precious interior accessories.
I nuovi profumatori in vetro Officina delle Essenze


Last creations

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


20 years

Officina delle Essenze publishes “Puro Lino, a perfume of memories” to celebrate its twenty years. A unique story, a great tribute to the first Eau de Parfum and a great success among the Italian public.
Racconto su Puro Lino


For over twenty years after its foundation, Officina delle Essenze has been a brand with the hallmark of artisanship and luxury. A family-owned business applies the rule of Italian know-how. The rule that has rendered Made in Italy so great worldwide.

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

The brand identity mirrors its image: a Red colour represents passion with which it advances, a project of accomplished dreams and a corporate vision; the luxury of products refined to the finest detail, the 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


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

The clients of Officina delle Essenze deserve only the best, for this reason quality never takes second place. The company is always engaged in improving even the smallest detail, such as the composition of fragrance bouquet. We place clients at the center of all our choices and it gives us an incentive for constant research without ever abandoning 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 homes. Sophisticated perfumes in combination with a perfect design in every context, precious and elegant to represent something unique, that detail you cannot go without. This is the reason why every experience with the products of Officina delle Essenze is original and inimitable.


Important milestones have been reached since Maurizio Lembo founded his company in 2001. For 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 stores.



Thanks to the Internet and new media, the company’s vision advanced its development in 2016 to conquer new market shares and reach new consumers. The altered pace resulted in two important changes: creation of an in-house marketing division and the introduction of a new package 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 to the future and does not stop.

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