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What Did Audrey Hepburn Smell Like?


Audrey Hepburn wears a red dress and descends the stairs. She holds a red scarf above her head.

Ever since her first film appearance, many have looked up to Audrey Hepburn as the picture of elegance and sophistication. Her classic style has drawn just as many admirers as her acting work. Anyone looking to emulate Hepburn can pick up pearls and a pair of oversized sunglasses, but they can also nab the perfumes designed specifically for the actor.

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Audrey Hepburn had a specific sense of style

Though Hepburn rose to stardom in 1953 with her role in Roman Holiday, much of her style still feels timeless. Her simple wardrobe and elegant clothing would still make sense in the modern era. Hepburn was able to curate her style with help from designer Hubert de Givenchy. Before they were stars in their respective fields, they met and connected.

“Givenchy’s clothes are the only ones I feel myself in,” Hepburn said, per the New York Times. “He is more than a designer, he is a creator of personality.”

Audrey Hepburn in Rome, Italy on this date January 8 in 1960. Photo by Jim Pringle. #OTD pic.twitter.com/VKBMdRMc9b

— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) January 8, 2022

Givenchy felt that she was a perfect muse not just because of her look but her warm personality.

“She was true, honest. From time to time I’d say, because she was so thin, ‘Wouldn’t it be better if we didn’t show your collarbone?’ And she’d say, ‘No, it doesn’t bother me,’” he told the New York Times. “As Billy Wilder said, ‘What counts in Audrey is her allure.’ And she was kind. When the telephone would ring in the studio, I knew when it was her. I would answer and she’d say, ‘I know you are busy, but I want to send you a big kiss,’ and she’d hang up. That was Audrey.”

The actor wore a scent that was designed specifically for her

Because of their close relationship, Hepburn agreed to be the face of a Givenchy perfume.

“I said to her: ‘I’m creating this perfume called Interdit, and I want it to be your perfume for all the women in the world.’ She immediately understood and she said, ‘You can use my picture,’” he explained. “We didn’t pay a million dollars for Miss Hepburn to be our brand image. All that happened with truth, friendship. We understood each other.”

.@ParfumsGivenchy presents L’Interdit, its new eau de parfum, a tribute to the iconic fragrance Hubert de Givenchy created for Audrey Hepburn.https://t.co/dGSqsfnaBt#Linterdit #GivenchyBeauty pic.twitter.com/z1A165e4Uk

— LVMH (@LVMH) September 20, 2018

Givenchy relaunched Interdit in 2018. The scent is floral and woody, with hints of orange blossom, jasmine, and patchouli.

Hepburn also wore another specially-designed scent, Creed Spring Flower. She began wearing it in 1951, but it did not become available to the public until 1996. The fragrance combines hints of peach, jasmine, and musk for a unique scent that aims to evoke classic Hollywood.

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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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