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Globe-M: “Bin ich schön?” at Museum für Kommunikation – article

The Museum for Communication has just opened its new exhibition: “Am I Beautiful?” looks at the cultural and biological ideals of beauty. Museum für Kommunikation is one of my favourite exhibition spaces in Mitte. It is located in a gorgeous building from 1898 directly on Leipziger Strasse. They have a well-structured and interactive permanent exhibition (a great place to visit if you have kids) and temporary exhibits dealing with trends, society, information, communication and interaction. Continue reading

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Brand Profile: Kryolan

Kryolan is a professional makeup artist brand from Berlin. It was established in 1945; Kryolan’s core business is film and theater makeup, they make artificial blood, body fluids and scars, camouflage and HD products; they are also very popular with makeup artists. And they have a great range of “regular” makeup. I love their Camouflage Powder; have been buying it for years. Read my Mintel article here.

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Store Profile: Harry Lehmann perfumery – a Berlin legend

Harry Lehmann is a true Berlin institution. And my current Mintel Cityscape article. The company was founded in 1926 by the eponymous Berlin perfumer who came up with the following retail concept: sell high quality fragrances by weight, let customers bring their own bottles and combine all of this with affordable prices. Not surprisingly, this strategy proved to be popular with Berliners (and not just because of Berlin and Germany were already stuck in a major economic depression!). Continue reading

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Mintel articles: Niche in Prenzlauer Berg and Belle Rebelle in Charlottenburg

Here are the Mintel Cityscape profiles I wrote about Niche Parfum & Showroom (Perfume in the Frame)  and Belle Rebelle – enjoy but please respect the copyright!

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Store Profile: Planet Prestige

Planet Prestige is an online store for premium and niche beauty which was founded in December 2012. So far so good. But, and that is the unusual twist, unlike most online retailers the company has also opened a perfumery here in Berlin. Yes, a proper bricks-and-mortar store.

According to current EU legislation you can only sell cosmetics online if you also have at least one real store, so most online retailers have a street address somewhere to satisfy the requirements and that’s it. The Planet Prestige store on Oranienburger Straße 27, however, is a very stylish stand-alone store. It is also my current Mintel article topic. Continue reading

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Mintel article: Wheadon

And here is the article on perfumery store Wheadon which I wrote for Mintel’s BPC back in January – enjoy but please respect the copyright!! Wheadon article

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Trade show: Global Art of Perfumery 2013

Global Art of Perfumery is coming to Berlin (yay!) – it’s a trade show for premium perfumes and cosmetics which used to take place in Düsseldorf. I visited Global Art in 2010 when I was in town for Beauty International – they had a rather impressive line-up of premium fragrance manufacturers and distributors. Continue reading

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Mintel article: Saint Charles Pharmacy Berlin

Here’s the article I wrote about Saint Charles Apotheke for Mintel’s BPC website: Saint Charles Berlin. Enjoy! My April feature will be on niche perfumery store Belle Rebelle in Charlottenburg.

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Niche Parfum & Showroom – Art and indie fragrances in Prenzlauer Berg

Earlier this week I visited Niche (store website), a brand new art-and-perfume store in Rykestraße 16. Artist Chris Gräfensteiner opened her fragrance/showroom in December; she sells her own artwork, fragrances from L’Artisan Parfumeur and Six Scents and Berlin accessories label Wanawake. A beautiful store and a really cool retail concept; Niche will also be my next Mintel article.

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Store Profile: Wheadon – Organic C&T in Berlin

I recently visited Wheadon, a perfumery in Steinstrasse 17 in Mitte, just off Rosenthaler Strasse. Owner Nicole Wheadon opened her store last June. Continue reading

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