Audrey Hepburns Perfume English Promenade 19

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AUDREY HEPBURN'S PERFUME - English Promenade 19

Date: 25th February 2021


As most of you will know I am a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn and have always regarded her as one of my heroines. When younger I was always thrilled when people said I looked like her - not really but I had the same urchin hair cut and gamin looks.

Some years ago, whilst working as Ambassador for Just You Singles Holidays, they sent me for a long weekend to New York. I teamed up with another lady on the trip and we went walkabout ending up at The NewYork Plaza Hotel - I think we managed a cup of coffee it was all so pricey.

In the shopping arcade of the Hotel I saw an array of photos of the stars of yesteryear like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn and many of the male stars as well. My interest being spiked I wandered over and discovered a Perfume Boutique. As is my wont I began a conversation with the Assistant and learned that Krigler Perfume had been personally formulated for many stars including Audrey. Naturally I was given one of those little paper sticks with a spray of the perfume and would love to have bought a bottle. Even though I buy expensive perfume (you get what you pay for and it lasts a long time) this was way beyond my budget but I often thought about it.

Having spent Christmas, New Year and my Birthday solo because of the Covid Pandemic and becoming increasingly miserable with the enforced incarceration, I fell to wondering if we would be released in time for me to celebrate my huge Birthday next January. Don’t! - how did I ever get to be so old - in my heart I still feel as though I’m in my late twenties.

During lockdown I’ve donated to a few charities but, in the main, I’ve not spent as much as normal so thought I would spoil myself for my Birthday next year and made the decision that I was going to have a bottle of Audrey’s Perfume - English Promenade 19.

Krigler is based in Berlin but they have a staff who speak and understand perfect English. I was helped every step of the way and told the young lady why I wanted this particular perfume

The package had to be delivered by Fedex and was due on Tuesday any time up to 6.00pm. It was a gorgeous mild sunny day and the dogs kept giving me dirty looks because of no walkies.

The parcel did not arrive - surprise surprise. That evening I wrote to Krigler and also to Fedex to the email provided by them. Krigler responded immediately - Fedex - undeliverable!!

Shannon at Krigler couldn’t have been more helpful and apologetic. The perfume arrived today beautifully packaged AND guess what, there were some extras - a beautiful candle and two handbag samples (so useful) and a card wishing me a Happy Birthday. How absolutely lovely and totally unexpected.

The perfume is divine and is not unlike another perfume I loved until they stopped producing it - Vallee des Rois by Mira Takla. Launched in 1988, you could only buy it in Harrods, London and Galeries Lafayette, Paris, though it was no more expensive than many other well known perfumes. Then it ceased to be sold and no explanation was given. Mira Takla is Egyptian and I wondered if she used some of the fixatives which are no longer available or became too pricey. I’ve still got a Christmas presentation case of her perfume and spray - the scent is still there after more than 20 years. That’s what you get with a good perfume.
Just looked her up and though the perfume is no longer made there are some for sale on line at ridiculous prices ranging from £400 to £550. I think I never paid more than £70 for them. The perfume and the spray held their scent for hours - a little went a long way.

Felt I just had to share this with you and my appreciation of the Krigler staff.

AUDREY HEPBURN'S PERFUME - English Promenade 19

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