Scents of Occasion: Heralded Global Fragrance House Opens Downtown Boutique

THE LUXURIOUS GLOBAL fragrance house behind the signature scents of Hollywood’s elite like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy has opened a boutique in Downtown’s Four Seasons Hotel. This marks the ninth boutique for Berlin-based House of Krigler and the first in Texas.


Founded in 1879, the perfume house counted royal family members among its first clients, and by 1904, Berlin-born chemist and brand founder Albert Krigler had opened a perfumery in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The apothecary-style, 800-square-foot boutique blends the classic Krigler aesthetic — black, gold and mirrored Art Deco — with locally sourced decor, including Texan-oak flooring.

Houstonians and visitors can expect to find the full range of Krigler’s perfumes, scented candles and soaps. A workshop to create scented candles and perfumes will also be on-site. A bonus to the new boutique is Krigler’s atelier perfumery service, which enables guests to create and take home a bespoke fragrance or candle — a process that typically takes between nine to 12 months.

“Krigler has so many clients in Houston,” says Ben Krigler, Albert’s great-great-grandson, in a release. “We’ve had a loyal client base there since the 1950s, and have created a number of bespoke fragrances for Houstonians.

“As a child, I dreamed of seeing the Rothko Chapel, which I’d learned about at an exhibition in Paris.On my first visit to Houston, I headed straight there and discovered some of the best collections of American decorative art and furniture. What an inspiration! Houston is truly one of the U.S.’s top cultural destinations.”

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