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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Givenchy's fleur fatale

Captivating. Sensual. Dangerous. Givenchy’s new fragrance can be described as all of these things in both spirit and smell.  The first juice developed under Riccardo Tisci their creative director for womenswear and haute couture, it’s set to make its olfactory mark.

As one of fashion’s most feted designers, Riccardo’s imagination knows no limits, and like most creatives is only reigned in to fall in line with commerciality. This priceless commodity was delved into by Givenchy's chosen nose to achieve a fantasized fragrance.  Dahlia Noir is an imaginary blossom, which in the mind of Riccardo becomes ink black, onyx black, recalling black velvet or black chiffon. Known for his fascination for Gothic touches through his designs, it's positioned both in its advertising and its combining of tough with soft notes - including rose, iris, patchouli and tonka bean to a ‘fragile strength.’ I see this fragrance as a akin to wearing a pretty floral dress with biker boots. Feminine, very modern but with a mysterious edge. A woman that knows her own mind.

With its sleek and strong bottle wrapped up in sorbet pink outer packaging it’s a fragrance that could be said to be the dark side of angelic. Go try.

Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir starts from £42 for 30m.
STOCKIST NUMBER: 01932 233 824

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