The Real Story Of Audrey Hepburn's Favorite Perfume.

It's a well known fact that Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy shared a unique and one of a kind friendship that spanned both their lifetimes. Givenchy even created a fragrance just for her in 1957 called L'Interdit which was a floral/aldehyde. It was one of her favorite perfumes but it wasn't her favorite,that distinction went to English Promenade 19 by Krigler. English Promenade debuted in 1919 and was inspired by the Italian Riviera. It is a bright floral fragrance that is uncomplicated but has a very unique quality once it is applied to the skin.At first spritz the notes of orange flower,neroli and citrus give off a sweet aroma but once it hits your skin and begins to soak in a subtle hint of musk begins to surface and creates a creamy dreamy twist that is not to sweet or overpowering.The fragrance is created in Krigler's massive facillities in the basement of the Plaza Hotel in New York and sold exclusively at their flagship store located in the Plaza's shops. Each bottle is stamped with a unique reference code indicating which batch yours was created in. Other stars who wore Krigler perfumes included Marlene Dietrich,Grace Kelly and Ernest Hemingway. So why was Audrey drawn to English Promenade 19? According to Ben Krigler,fifth generation heir to the Krigler fragrance house "She may have been attracted to it because she was 19 when she first purchased it" or "Just like Audrey herself English Promenade 19 is a truly timeless fragrance and Audrey was well known for her natural and understated beauty."  Mr Krigler goes on to say "Its sparkling and sweet and it embodies the feminine elegance that was her trademark." There's little doubt that Audrey was very fond of L'Interdit but equally there's little doubt that English Promenade 19 was her favorite perfume.

English Promenade 19 Perfume.


Jun 29th 2019 Mike Mcnaulty @

Recent Posts

The Body Shop

© 2016-2019