“Keep only the things that spark joy.” It’s the philosophy of a wee gem I’m reading (maybe you’ve read it too?) called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It’s got me looking at the stuff in my home in a new light and wondering how much lighter my spirit would be, how much brighter my outlook, if I did just that? Some things would be soooo hard to pitch (hello favourite jeans that haven’t fit in ages); others so obviously joy-sparking and easy to keep. Like my Lampe Berger! (And good thing too, since I’m a Lampe Berger Brand Ambassador.) As useful as it is beautiful, my air-purifying lamp is right at home with my favourite books and homemade cards and stand mixer — all things that evoke happy memories, lift my spirit and bring me comfort here at home.
Do you have one? You need one! And you can win one right here! (Woot!)
What makes Lampe Berger different from any other air freshener is its patented burner, originally developed over 100 years ago in France to help disinfect hospitals. The burner purifies and perfumes the air, destroying the molecules that make undesirable smells and diffusing one of over 50 scents of your choosing, including a fragrance-free So Neutral blend to use on its own or dilute another scent. (You can read more technical stuff about how it works here and how easy it is to use here.)
Lampe Berger sent me a selection of their new home fragrances to try.
Magnificent Vetiver is fresh and woodsy and masculine, like your hubby fresh out of the shower.
Fruit Melody is fruit and flowers and sunbeams all mixed together, like there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.
Forest Mist is fresh grass underfoot and a babbling brook in the distance, a scent that brings the outdoors in.
Sensual Bouquet is bubble bath and candles and your favourite book — light and clean and all-is-right-with-the-world.
Amber Elegance is spicy, warm and pretty, like a hug from your vivacious mother.
With over 50 fragrances to choose from, you’re sure to find a few favourites. Oh, and if you’re still looking for ideas for Mother’s Day, Lampe Berger makes a great gift!
To win a Lampe Berger starter set like mine (that’s a lamp, a burner, a 180 ml Home fragrance and a 180 ml So Neutral fragrance –a $48 value!), enter your contact information here, then come back and tell me something in your home that sparks joy, or a Lampe Berger fragrance you think you’d enjoy. You must leave a comment here on the blog in order to be eligible. The giveaway is open to Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec) and ends May 28, 2015 .
You can learn more about Lampe Berger on their website, Facebook page, Instagram account and on Twitter and follow them everywhere at #LampeBerger. Lampe Berger products are widely available across Canada.
Good luck everybody!
Update May 29: Congratulations to Cheryl Poore!