Found: The Exact Scents Worn by Royals and Old Hollywood That You Can Still Buy

I grew up spending countless hours watching as iconic actors like Greta Garbot, Lucille Ball, and Dorothy Dandridge graced my television screen and falling in love with the real life fairytales of royalty. Through careful study, I identified everything from their favorite lipstick shades (thank you Max Factor archives) to how they created effortless waves without having to rely on a curling iron. But there was one thing I never knew for sure: their favorite fragrances. Wondering what your favorite Old Hollywood starlets and royals wore for their iconic red carpet appearances, weddings, public debuts, and photo shoots? I was, too, before I reached out to perfumer Ben Krigler, the fifth-generation owner of fragrance house Krigler, for a hint as to who wore what.

With its famous clientele and generations of famous fragrances (the perfume house was founded in 1904), it's easy to understand why so many celebrities gravitated toward the brand. Believe it or not, many of Krigler's fragrances that were worn by the world's most famous individuals are still available for purchase today. That's right—you can smell just like Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Lauren Bacall. Read on to discover which iconic fragrances you can still get your hands on.

Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco


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Key notes: violet leaves, bergamot, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang, Florentine iris

This delicate blend of bergamot, Bulgarian rose, Florentine iris and amber was worn by Grace Kelly as she wed Monaco's Prince Rainier III.

Key notes: almond, lily of the valley, mimosa, musk, rose, violet

This distinctly lavish perfume is the perfect floral, fruity, and sultry fragrance that's fit for royalty (especially if you have plans to shift from Hollywood to monarchy).

Jackie Kennedy Onassis


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Key notes: amber, musk, patchouli, red fruits, vanilla

According to Krigler, the incredibly warm and enchanting perfume was bought in the Plaza Hotel by Kennedy Onassis following her engagement to Aristotle Onassis.

Marlene Dietrich


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Key notes: black tea, geranium, lavender, leater notes, sandalwood, tonka bean

Krigler's first unisex fragrance, Madame Marlene Dietrich wore this mysterious eau de parfum in the 1930s.

Audrey Hepburn


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Key notes: orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver

L'Interdit was created and gifted by Givenchy to Audrey Hepburn in 1954. She wore it for a year before it was marketed and released to the public.

Key notes: grapefruit, jasmine, neroli, orange blossom, white musk

Inspired by the Italian Riviera and famously worn by Hepburn, this gorgeous blend of grapefruit, jasmine, and neroli is the epitome of elegance.

Anna May Wong


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Key notes: Iris, tonka beans, violet, rose, carnation, bergamot

Launched by Guerlain in 1912, this legendary fragrance is inspired by the time between sundown and nightfall and offers an aromatic bouquet of florals with hints of vanilla.

Lauren Bacall


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Key notes: Bulgarian rose, bergamot, mandarin, black currant buds

Floral and green, this eau de parfum combines fresh rose and green notes of black currant buds to create Bacall's signature fragrance.

Marilyn Monroe


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Key notes: jasmine, neroli, sandalwood, aldehydes

Monroe was often pictured with a bottle of this iconic fragrance: a floral and sensual blend of jasmine, sandalwood, and bourbon vanilla.