There was an article today on 1000Fragrances about Trance, a fragrance from the 1920s being recreated and re-issued from newly revived company J.F. Schwarzlose.
Poking around on the net, I found out that Schwarzlose, a company that has existed since 1856, has four fragrances in production right now: Trance, 1A-33, Treffpunkt 8 Uhr and Rausch.
Origin & Sensuality: Virginal Turkish Rose
Mutation: Crystallized Petals & Powder
Forbidden Potion: Absinth & Labdanum Resinod
Berlin's energy: mandarin, red pepper, „drops from the Spree“
The heritage: Sambac jasmine relates the reinterpretation to the original; lime-tree blossom is so typical of Berlin; and magnolia blossom symbolizes dignity and attitude.
The rhythm: pulsing cedarwood and powder of iris.
Treffpunkt 8 Uhr
The attraction: chord of mango flowers with fresh ginger – an intoxicating and tempting mixture
The thrill: sage and meadow saffron: an union of wisdom and impulsivity, of danger and security
The tempting origin: the heart of vetiver
The first appeal: spicy red pepper and sensual sandalwood
The mystical craze factor: smoky nagarmotha, magnetic patchouly, and tempting vanilla bean
The elevation: an animalic coupling of amber and oud.
"J.F. Schwarzlose is well known for its fragrances, although it did not get its start as such. In fact, it all started out with Joachim Friedrich Schwarzlose, a pianist, who decided to open a drugstore for his sons, Max and Franz in 1856. But, in 1870, his sons left the family business to strike out on their own.
That is when they decided to begin to design fragrances. They grew to have a strong reputation as creators of lovely perfumes for royal courts of their time. In 1895, the Schwarzlose brothers took over Treau & Nuglisch, a company renowned among Prussian and Austro-Hungarian royal courts.
All through the early 20th century the company enjoyed continued success even through two world wars and the great depression era of the 1930s. They made many historic perfumes enjoyed by a society who considered the gift of perfume to be quite high class. J.F. Schwarzlose enjoyed its successful history and business until 1976 when the company was liquidated.
J.F. Schwarzlose reopened in 2012 to a new identity with a new trio. Bottle designer, Lutz Herrmann, enjoys evoking that eccentricity even as the bottles appear minimalist to the eye. Véronique Nyberg, is the "nose" of the company who likes to create the eccentric fragrances such as 1A-33, Treffpunkt 8 Uhr, Trance and created the new fragrance called Rausch. "
Since Véronique Nyberg is credited as the perfumer I assume that it's only the names that survived and that the new formulations have very little in common with the originals.
I love the older style bottles they used, look at the one above for 1A-33, isn't it wonderful? The new ones are a little dull and the bottle & design made me think of Parfums de Nicolaï. Despite the unremarkable packaging, 50 ml sells for 98 EUR.
Last edited by furrypine; 7th January 2013 at 09:19 PM.