Frau Tonis Parfum
The company name Mrs. Tonis Parfum is rather a tribute to the over 90-year-old grandmother of the founder with the name Toni-Luise, who has always attached great importance to a well-groomed appearance, which of course also includes the matching fragrance.
An individual fragrance gift by Frau Tonis Parfum
It’s this time of the year again, Christmas is approaching in big steps and year after year we ask ourselves how we could prepare our nearest and dearest a joy.
Anyone who regularly goes in and out of The Mandala Hotel knows that we value individuality and quality and therefore we appreciate the cooperation with various Berlin manufactories. For this reason, we recommend visiting Frau Tonis Parfum, if you are still in search of a suitable Christmas present. Now one or the other might think: "Everyone gives perfume as a present, it's not a creative gift." But not so with the tailor-made compositions from the fragrance manufactory of Stefanie Hansen.
The birth of Frau Tonis Parfum
One day the founder, Stefanie Hansen, attended a concert with a woman sitting next to her, who smelled quite beguiling. However, she didn't dare to ask the lady about the scent she was wearing, so Stefanie Hansen went through various shops the next day and tried to find out its origin by describing the scent. She noticed that the shop assistants at the perfumeries didn't really listen to her and that they only suggested what they had to sell. That was the day the idea for Frau Tonis Parfum was born.
Who is Frau Toni?
Attentive readers will have noticed that the Berlin fragrance manufactory in Zimmerstraße cannot bear the name of the founder. The company name is rather a homage to the over 90-year-old grandmother of the founder with the name Toni-Luise, who has always attached great importance to a well-groomed appearance, which of course also includes the matching fragrance. The shop is even decorated with some pictures of her and still she buys her favourite fragrance "Rose de France" there.
A fragrance is created
The fragrances of Frau Tonis Parfum are produced in Berlin and in the perfume metropolis Grasse, in Provence. In the meantime, there are existing 36 luxurious fragrances- luxurious not within the meaning of unaffordable exclusivity, but of unique quality and structure. Therefore, they cannot be called "off the peg" and are definitely not made for the mass market, but they form an exquisite niche - perfect for an individual gift! Every year Stefanie Hansen launches a new fragrance. This year, for the 10th anniversary of her manufactury, it was an oriental-smelling creation. For each new fragrance, Ms. Hansen always has a certain scenario in mind that she wants to capture - be it a walk along the banks of the Nile, a large bouquet of flowers that we give to ourselves and thus immortalizes the summer, or an antique book that you hold close to your nose and immediately transports you to a distant country as soon as you read the first lines. After all, Karl Lagerfeld was already of the opinion that "a fragrance must awake the best moments of life".
Finding the perfect fragrance - how do you proceed?
In the manufactory of Frau Tonis Parfum, everything is already designed to find the perfect fragrance, because the shop is characterised by charming minimalism, so that nothing distracts from the glassy pharmacy bottles in which the fragrances are stored and which form the centre of the room. The fragrances are arranged according to scents ranging from floral to citric, oriental, spicy/herbal. By the way, no distinction is made here between special women's and men's fragrances. Depending on preference, all fragrances can be worn by both men and women.
The individual fragrances are intentionally not sprayed, but sniffed at the flacons so that the different smells do not mix with each other. In between, it also helps to smell a few coffee beans provided, because these ensure that the smell buds relax and the nose is receptive to new fragrances.
If you want to try out how the fragrance smells on your skin, it is advisable to apply it to sites of the body where the pulse is beating, such as the neck, the inside of the wrists or the décolleté, as the fragrance unfolds better due to the warmth emanating from there.
In the course of a so-called fragrance journey, you can also create your own tailor-made perfume with the help of fragrance experts. This is possible within an exclusive group or groups of up to 20 people and is therefore ideal as an incentive or team event, such as Christmas parties, etc. When creating the perfume, you should only make sure that no more than four different fragrances are mixed. The final recipe is archived so that it can be retrieved at any time.