How does Berlin smell? Light or heavy? Like tobacco? Or flowers? It’s probably a wild mix of all of those olfactory sensations. And thus, they have been bottled up and are on sale at Frau Tonis Parfum.

The company sells luxurious fragrances for women and men, manufactured in the German capital. There’s the eccentrically aromatic „Aventure“ with its notes of cedar wood, amber and rose pepper; the energetically fresh ‘Berlin Summer’ and classics like ‘Linde Berlin’, reminiscent of Berlin’s wonderfully fragrant linden trees. ‘Pure Violet’ is a scent that was once composed for Marlene Dietrich in the 1920s and that has been given a new life by the brand.

Frau Tonis‘ exclusive perfumes are an evocative journey through the sensual richness of the past. The company’s owners, Stephanie Hanssen and Christoph Niedermeier, have created just the kind of perfume shop that was missing in Berlin. Focussing on quiet quality rather than on flashy ad campaigns or celebrity endorsements, they let their perfumes do the talking.

If all this is still not individual enough for you, you can visit the beautiful flagship store near Checkpoint Charlie and create your very own personal perfume.


Frau Tonis Parfum // Zimmerstr. 13 // Berlin // Mon-Sat 10am-6pm // website