The Black Dahlia was the name given to actress Elizabeth Short, a young American actress who was brutally murdered and mutilated in 1947. The crime was never solved. And the gruesome case inspired attention both on the big and small screen.
Maison Givenchy is launching a new fragrance for women, Dahlia Noir. Compelling then that designer Riccardo Tisci chose the name for his debut fragrance at the house of Givenchy. Tisci’s Black Dahlia scent is most definitely dark and compelling; rest assured it’s more glamorous than gruesome. A couture fragrance all in pure lines, a return to supreme luxury. The quintessence of the Givenchy style.
Created by Francois Demachy, the new fragrance embodies elegance, seduction and a touch of pure subtleness. Givenchy Dahlia Noir has a floral composition, is very intense and with sensual notes that constantly lure. Dahlia Noir also named as a ‘Fatal Flower’ is designed to delight all mysterious women and to melt their hearts.
Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir has a chypre floral composition. Perfume opens with mandarin, mimosa and pink pepper notes along with heart notes of rose, patchouli and iris. Dahlia Noir calms on the skin with long-lasting motes of vanilla, sandalwood and Tonka bean.
To personify the perfume’s dark beauty, Tisci chose Italian model Mariacarla Boscono, a model he has worked with for several years, ever since their shared student days at Central Saint Martins School in London. In fact, she has been the face of Givenchy’s ads since 2005.
The Dahlia Noir campaign – print images by Mert & Marcus, and the Dahlia Noir ad film, which was directed by Fabien Baron – Boscono wears black-leather-and-silk Givenchy couture. As her raven-black hair and the black chiffon of her gown dance in the current of Baron’s wind machine, she personifies Tisci’s vision, a windswept flower in some dark and brooding dream.
Givenchy Dahlia Noir is sealed in a simple yet elegant flacon. Exquisite, with its heavy glass embellished by black lacquer and silver, it is solid yet delicate, elegant yet modest. Its well-structured shape recalls the 1950s, the golden age of perfumery. It is available in three sizes, 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum, and as Parfum.