The southern French town of Grasse is renowned as the world capital of perfume. The next generation of fragrance makers learn the secrets of the trade at the Grasse Insitute of Perfumery.
Exploring the centuries-old perfume craft in Provence, dancing to the typical reggae in Jamaica — these and other living traditions are now part of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage.
Several publishers rejected the manuscript before the novel became an international bestseller with 20 million copies sold and translations into almost 50 languages. But what is the secret of its universal success?
Who owns the "Swiss Army" brand? According to Switzerland, its military does. After a contentious battle with Victorinox, the makers of the world-famous pocketknives, the two sides have reached an agreement.
Berlin's Grand Jury Prize-winning film, "By the Grace of God" by Francois Ozon, puts an ongoing Catholic Church sexual abuse trial in the spotlight. The accused priest wanted the film's release to be blocked in France.
Agent 007 is definitely one of the most famous British fictional figures ever created. But according to some sources, he was actually born in the Ruhr valley. An exhibition in Bochum promotes the spy's German roots.
Who will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel? Following a long and complicated selection process, here are the contenders. Public voting and a panel of experts are to decide on the winner.
Created in Finland and beloved the world over, the Moomins are an unusual cartoon family. Brought to life by illustrator Tove Jansson during World War II, the mythical creatures are a balm for kids and adults alike.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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