J.F. Schwarzlose – Zeitgeist


Sex appeal, demanding, avant-garde | Oriental.

Zeitgeist, it’s the scent of today’s Berlin. It is the embodiment of the character of our time marked by contradictions and contrasts.

Top Notes: Amber, balsam of Peru, calone and absolute of algae.

Heart notes: A faceted musk complex: Nebulone and Edelonide.

Base notes: Wood and leather.

Nose: Veronique Nyberg

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Zeitgeist is a new composition of the old brand of perfumes J.F. Schwarzlose  Berlin: embodies the multifaceted presence and its sensual dichotomy. A conglomerate of sensuality and freshness, variability and vanguard.

The fresh aroma with its complementary attributes is intended to represent the modern side of the capital. Modern Berlin combines contrasts like the new architecture in areas of the old Berlin Wall like Potsdamer Platz, with numerous parks and green nature in the city. Internationally renowned perfumer Véronique Nyberg combined these opposites with an acrid Amber Xtreme and the seductive balsam of Peru on the top note of the fragrance. Due to the numerous lakes and coasts of Wannsee and Müggelsee, he was inspired to add the aquatic note of absolute algae to Zeitgeist. Finally the Leatherwood woody finish on the full Zeitgeist background note. Due to its simultaneous variability and consistency, the purist and modern fragrance is already a classic in the Schwarzlose range.

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Eau de Parfum 50ml

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Man and Woman


Veronique Nyberg






JFS - Veronique Nyberg

Veronique Nyberg is a perfumer who began as a chemist with a doctorate in Organic Chemistry for International Fragrances and Flavors in Netherlands and has since become a perfumer in their Paris Fine Fragrance department. She was born in the Alps of Switzerland and attended the IFF Perfume School in Grasse, France. In 2000 she was employed by IFF as a chemist and worked there as senior perfumer for 15 years. In September 2014 she was named as the vice president of creation, fine fragrance for Mane.
Her educational background combined with her delicate character explains the diverse sources of inspiration she turns to when it comes to the creation of fragrances. From chemistry to art, nature, and history, Veronique Nyberg uses all her creativity and knowledge to come up with some of the best-selling formulas in the perfume industry today.
As with most of the worldwide notable perfumers, she also hides the roots of her passion for perfumes in her childhood memories. The small village in the Alps, where she was born, together with her grandmother’s knowledge on botany made the perfect mix that let the love of Veronique to wild flowers and natural scents flourish into what’s today a true mastery in the perfume creation.
Here’s how she explains the creation of a new fragrance: “It is a real challenge! In fact, you need to give yourself enough freedom to come out with an interesting idea while working within the reality of a brief. As a perfumer, I’m always pushing outside boundaries and then using my imagination to translate my ideas for the concept, the brand, the market… You may think limits are hurdles, but sometimes you get the greatest ideas because you have to find a solution. Total freedom can be a nightmare…”

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