J.F. Schwarzlose Company was founded in 1856 as Drugstore J.F. Schwarzlose Sons in Berlin.
Soon after, the company entered into perfume production, took over perfume factory Treu & Nuglisch in 1858 and was appointed "Court Supplier to his Majesty the Emperor and King" in 1900.
The reputation of the fragrance house was at the time even known to the aristocracy of China (a bottle of Schwarzlose perfume was even found in the collection of Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor).
The following generations have continued to run the business. Even after destruction during World War II, the company was rebuilt and kept on producing, at last in a production facility in Berlin-Moabit. Because of the building of the Berlin Wall, however, the offices in Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte were cut off from supplies. When the Berlin Senate later decided to convert Moabit into a solely residential area, the managing director at the time, the great-granddaughter of the company founder, decided to cease operations in 1976.
Finally, in 2012, a team of young entrepreneurs started negotiations with the family and resurrected the legendary brand. When designing the fragrances, they took the originals and interpreted them in a more contemporary way, without losing sight of the unique character of the original.
Selected fragrances from J.F. Schwarzlose are available at your Perfume Art Shop Holger Dubben - specialist shop for extraordinary fragrances and exclusive cosmetics - in Cologne.
Our highlight: "Trance" - rose, spices, absinthe - gently dulls your senses!