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Prestige Magazine

Scents in the city

Situated in the heart of Berlin, Frau Tonis Parfum offers fragrances designed to evoke places, times or memories. “People often say they wish for a perfume that will make them more seductive or sexy, and that’s not what we’re about at all”...

...“We want a fragrance that does something for you, not just how other people perceive you. Sometimes we say it’s like we look into the diaries of our customers. We want to hear about memories and hopes and desires”says Stefanie Hanssen, the owner of Frau Tonis Parfum.

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Wallpaper*

Wallpaper's pick...

Bites: wallpaper's pick of the latest grooming, food and technology goings-on. Berlin's niche perfume brand Frau Tonis Parfum, whose handcrafted fragrances counter the big corporate names by eschewing extravagant ad campaigns and letting their scents do the talking, further play into the unique and personal through the unveiling of their edgy Berlin scent box.

A triptych of sensual essences, the box contains three distinct perfumes that are presented in laboratory vials.Oud Weiss which conjures up a combination of incense, amber and oud resin, Bogota Berlin fused together figs, cedar wood and violet leaves; and Aventure, a mix of vetiver and patchouli with a heady hit of spicy rose pepper.

Housed in the test tubular containers, Frau Tonis Parfum's latest range is an ode to the science of smelling. Writer: Adam Chapman | Wallpaper Magazine

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The Hindu

The scent of the past

Fragrances can trigger memories, we´re wired that way. ...Experts at Frau Tonis, Berlin´s world-renowned perfumery, believe nostalgia has both emotional and spiritual significance.They believe that many fragrances arouse pure emotion; for example, Oud (derived from Agarwood) arouses devotion.

For this writer, Oud Weiss, an oriental classic with subtle hints of sandalwood and tobacco, is a trip back to moonlit desert soirees by Bedouin herdsmen, and the robust single-stringed Rababah.

Luxos Magazine

Berlin City Guide

"Frau Tonis Parfum offers capital city flair in a bottle. The most wonderful fragrances can be acquired here - you can even get custom-blended perfumes to match your style and tastes.This year's winter special is "OUD Weiss".

The perfume's palette includes notes of bergamot, cedar wood, sandalwood, amber and oud - otherwise known as "agarwood". This resinous heartwood of aquilaria trees is considered to be the "embodiment of erotic perfume".

Scentury

The olfactive DNA of Munich, Hamburg & Berlin

Scentury: How did the idea of developing a perfume for each of the KaDeWe Group’s three premium department stores in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin come about?

Stefanie Hanssen: The KaDeWe Group very much liked our philosophy: “Scent As Inspiration.” A selection of our scents have been available at the Berlin KaDeWe store since 2014 and since the policymakers there found the chemistry with us very good, they asked us to develop three exclusive scents on their behalf — and we were of course delighted to do so.

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Wallpaper*

KaDeWe X Frau Tonis Parfum fragrance range

As an ode to the buzzing metropolises of Germany, the KaDeWe Group have created three special edition, unisex fragrances capturing the spirit of Berlin, Hamburg and Münich.

The perfume house behind bottling the German zeitgeist, Berlin-based perfumeur Frau Tonis Parfum, has created a series of signature fragrances playing on the characteristics of each individual city.

Berlin, a sweet yet sexy mix of Bergamot, lemon and water lilies stands in stark contrast against Hamburg, elegantly masculine, with notes of mint, sandalwood and iris. We particularly love the vibrating scent of Münich, an eccentric mix of Bergamot, white tea, rose, coriander, amber and musk.

Where magazine

Winning by a nose

For Stefanie Hanssen, it was her grandmother’s unique rose perfume that inspired her to open Frau Tonis Parfum, a chic perfume boutique around the corner from Checkpoint Charlie. The shop’s best-selling fragrances evoke the Berlin of the Roaring Twenties: take their blend Linde Berlin No.1, for example, loaded with the sweetness of the blooming linden trees along Unter den Linden.

Even more popular is pure Violet No.37, a scent composed in memory of Berlin’s legendary Marlene Dietrich. And if none of the three dozen options suit your tastes, you can take a scent test and try your hand at blending your own. Frau Tonis also invites guests to take a unique olfactory journey during a private perfume workshop for two: for €99 you get to bring home a bottle of your personal perfume and other treats.

Berlin Inspires

Frau Tonis Parfum

What Frau Tonis doesn't know about making lovely smells isn't worth knowing.Not only can visitors purchase a completely unique, made-in-Berlin scent from the extensive selection, but those feeling brave can try their hand at creating a perfume of their own.

This is a chance for anyone who's ever sniffed at celebrity fragrance spinoffs to put their money where their, well, nose is. How hard can it be?

Fabelish.com

“Berlin in a bottle”

While reviewing the Berlin Street Style – A guide to urban chique, I came across a few comprehensive beauty pages. Excited to explore all of Berlin’s hidden beauty treasures Frau Tonis was one of many that caught my cosmetics minded attention. 

Frau Tonis Parfum Berlin is a one of a kind perfume brand. The Wall Street Journal refers to it as: “ Berlin in a bottle”. If you are a perfume lover this should be one of the first addresses to run to when visiting Berlin to get your senses prickled by room scents and out the box perfume mixtures.

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Wall Street Journal

Berlin in a Bottle

There a few things as powerful as scent to arouse a vivid memory. For Stefanie Hanssen, it was her grandmother's unique rose perfume that inspired her to open Frau Tonis Parfum, a chic perfume boutique around the corner from Checkpoint Charlie. She carries a blend patterned after that unforgettable heady fragrance, as well as several scents that were inspired by Berlin itself.

The one called No. 10 is loaded with the sweetness of the blooming linden trees that line Unter den Linden, one of the city's grandest streets. Even more popular is No. 37, a replica of the vintage violet-heavy scent worn by Berlin legend Marlene Dietrich. And if none of the three dozen options on offer suit a buyer's tastes, custom blends are available.

Women's wear daily

Berlin preview shop hop

A little silver of a perfumery, Frau Tonis has lent a new note to the Checkpoint Charlie.
Uniting generations - in this instance, the shop's founding grandmother and granddaughter - Frau Tonis also has a link to the Berlin scent legend Harry Lehmann, a purveyor of perfume sold by weight since 1926.

Customers can take their juice pure, opting for sugar, orange, tulip, valerian, acacia, red poppy, jasmine, organic rose or perhaps bahia, cochabamba, sminta, bandarabas or habanera. Or, they can mix several at will. There are privat courses for two at 99 Euros, or $ 142, a person, including a 50-ml. Bottle of one's personal perfume, a glass of Crémant and canapes.

ELLE City Guide

The City’s scent

Frau Tonis Parfum, the perfumery which develops unique scents for the capital, states: Berlin – that’s tart bergamot and crisp lemon.  

Women's Wear Daily

Berlin Preview Shop Hop - Frau Tonis Parfum

A little silver of a perfumery, Frau Tonis has lent a new note to the Checkpoint Charlie. Uniting generations - in this instance, the shop's founding grandmother and granddaughter - Frau Tonis also has a link to the Berlin scent legend Harry Lehmann, a purveyor of perfume sold by weight since 1926.

Customers can take their juice pure, opting for sugar, orange, tulip, valerian, acacia, red poppy, jasmine, organic rose or perhaps bahia, cochabamba, sminta, bandarabas or habanera. Or, they can mix several at will. There are privat courses for two at 99 Euros, or $ 142, a person, including a 50-ml. Bottle of one's personal perfume, a glass of Crémant and canapes.

Women's wear daily

Tourist trappings

Berlin's heady summers and nonconformist style can't really be bottled, but still, there are some liquid treats to bring home for a bit of the city's spirit - inside and out. For a waft of the past, try Frau Tonis. The local vintage-influenced perfumery Frau has a triptych of scents that evoke the Roaring Twenties in Berlin. 

There's Linde Berlin 10 reveres the Linden, or Lime Trees That Perfume the City's Boulevards; Violets 37, the fragrance worn by Twenties film legend Marlene Dietrich, and Bogota Berlin 18, which is inspired by the quirky and recently closed Hotel Bogata, which played host and muse to artists from Benny Goodman to Helmut Newton to Mario Testino.

Berlin Inspires

Frau Tonis Parfum

What Frau Tonis doesn’t know about making lovely smells isn’t worth knowing.

Not only can visitors purchase a completely unique, made-in-Berlin scent from the extensive selection, but those feeling brave can try their hand at creating a perfume of their own.

This is a chance for anyone who’s ever sniffed at celebrity fragrance spinoffs to put their money where their, well, nose is. How hard can it be?

Indulge - the new indian express

Incense pleasures

Europe´s freezing climes inspired its perfumers to experiment with oud. "Our clients favor warm, spicy, earthy and embracing fragrances to escape cold and dark winter days. Oriental perfumes such as our NO. 19 Oud Weiss are preferred," explains Stefanie Hanssen, owner of Berlin´s celebrated Frau Tonis Parfums, and one of Europe´s leading noses.

Indeed, oud combined with bergamot, sandalwood and cedar, Oud Weiss breathes notes of tobacco and incense, and unfolds gently with amber, like the tender embrace of a loved one.

Women's wear daily

Drink me!

Frau Tonis Parfum is mixing it up with The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. Head bar manager Arnd Heissen has created signature fragrance cocktails inspired by the shop’s scents including “Frau Tonis Orange” and “Potosi,” which blend tequila, blood orange syrup, orange blossom water and herbal teas.

Those who want to blend above and beyond can make theirs a double — starting with a Frau Tonis bespoke perfume session with Champagne, fresh fruit and 50 ml. of your cre- ation to take home. The evening wraps up with perfumed punch in Curtain Club of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin; the German or English- language events can be booked through Frau Tonis starting at 110 euros ($130).

Berlin&I

Heaven Scent: KaDeWe's Berlin Fragrance

What does Berlin smell like? Well, according to KaDeWe, it's citrusy, with notes of bergamot and cardamom over a cedar wood base, and the scent of water lilies to round the whole thing out.

KaDeWe has just teamed up with trendy Berlin perfumery Frau Tonis Parfum to create limited edition fragrances named after three major German cities: Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The perfumes, which are available in editions of 50ml, are designed to evoke the particular personality of each city, with Berlin described as 'spirited and shimmering'.

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Wallpaper*

Wallpaper* loves Bogota Berlin

Stephanie Hanssen, the founder of Frau Tonis Parfum, believes in fragrances that tell a story. Her boutique perfumery in Berlin is best known for its hand-blended concoctions that effortlessly evoke everything from a summer stroll along the city's leafy Unter den Linden boulevard to the seductive charm of the Roaring Twenties.

The newly introduced 'Bogota Berlin' fragrance is a fitting follow-up to these successes. It’s an homage to Hotel Bogota, an iconic institution where master photographer Helmut Newton once learned his way around the camera. Like the artists and creatives that rendezvoused in the now-defunct hotel, Bogota Berlin is a fascinating medley of accords that ostensibly don’t typically go together – think violet, cedarwood, Indian white pepper, figs and bergamot from Grasse.

The alluring mixture is fresh and exudes an eccentric elegance. In a fitting nod to the thrills of adulthood, the fragrance is numbered 18 among Frau Tonis' collection. The bold lettering on the otherwise unassuming flacon serves well to highlight this.

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Style.com

The 411: Stefanie Hanssen

Stefanie Hanssen’s earliest scent memory is the clover in her family’s backyard. “I was born in a mining town at the end of the sixties. The air wasn’t particularly clean, but I remember the green freshness of our field,” she says. That unaffected appreciation of fragrance is woven into the DNA of Frau Tonis Parfum, the artful Berlin perfume shop Hanssen opened in 2009.

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Indieperfumes

Eusersdorff New York

Is it a coincidence that two perfume lines reflecting family traditions originating in Germany have both reached me here in Brooklyn at about the same time?Perhaps not, as the number of perfumers from the region increase and are becoming more known in the US at the same time.

These two are both manufacturers from start to finish of their own perfumes, evolved in this present day to be aesthetically direct, down to earth, focused, and streamlined.

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