Givenchy • Dahlia Noir • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
The EDP & the EDT smell completely different, as I accidentally took home the EDT and quickly took it back after one spray (yuck) and exchanged for the EDP that I absolutely LOVE!! I love fresh powdery scents, and this one fits the bill perfectly. I have terrible allergies and many perfumes make me sick to my stomach and this one does not. I want to smell it all the time. It lasts all day, especially if you spray your hair. I live in a hot climate (Georgia) and it's not too overpowering even on the hottest and most humid days. To me it is worth the price and I don't mind the minimalist packaging as it is easy to hold and easy to spray. But for me, ONLY the perfume not the toilette.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this perfume on me...it has staying power & I feel sophisticated & sexy while wearing it. I believe I have found my signature scent!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am totally shocked by Givenchy using the nickname of a 22 year old murdered woman to sell their latest perfume.
Elizabeth Short, to give her her real name was horrifically mutilated and murdered in Hollywood in 1947 and to be correct she was cut in half! Look at the advert, what does the ribbon around the model waist suggest to you with regards that terrible information? The whole styling is a tacky, tasteless, creepy mimicking of the murder, and in spite of the fact that she was killed 66 years ago doesn't give any company the right to use her sad death to sell water that smells, which is more or less what perfume is! I don't think that perfume which smelt like decomposing flesh would sell, so let's make it like baby powder instead!!!!!
Shame on Givenchy and I very much doubt that the classy Herbert de Givenchy would have approved!
I won't buy this if it was the last scent/ fragrance/perfume in the world!
Think before you buy into misogyny and that includes Dolce and Gabbona who are no doubt the worst offenders in this victimhood of women adverts.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The perfect thing to wear if you're 65, wearing a baby dress and have attributed names and personalities to all the members of your enormous doll collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really, really like this fragrance. I was initially attracted to it because I became fascinated by the Black Dahlia murder case of the 1940's a couple years ago. The haunting Black Dahlia case was the most notorious murder of the 21st century and it continues to mystify and frighten people today. Is it the name? Is the the advertising? I don't know but when I first saw this in a magazine my mind immediately made the connection to the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short - the black-haired femme fatale that sported a black attire and blood red lips while frequenting various seedy restaurants and clubs in Los Angeles. The name of this fragrance is enough to draw attention (albeit maybe in a slightly twisted way.) I don't know for a fact if this fragrance was inspired by the infamous murder but the name and the model in the advertisements with the black hair, pale skin and lacy black attire is quite a coincidence if you ask me.
Givenchy Dahlia Noir opens up as softly floral with a touch of baby powder (a typical smell of women in the 1940's). The initial spray reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie. And then you're like "That's it?" ... but then after a few minutes the cedar and sandalwood begin to emerge, take a deeper whiff and your nostrils are caressed with creamy vanilla and tonka bean. Then.. the fourth and final step is where one can detect the "noir" aspect in this fragrance. Yes its there, but you need to wait for the dry down. There is depth and complexity to Dahlia Noir but it is subtle. It isn't heavy and decadent like Crystal Noir by Versace or Tom Ford's Black Orchid. I like Crystal Noir but it can be kind of obnoxious for every day wear. This fragrance is feminine but not too sweet and girly like many perfumes out on the market these days. This fragrance requires imagination, in my opinion.
I received this fragrance in a value gift set for Christmas and fell in love with the cute pale pink and black packaging. I have the eau de parfum version not the eau de toilette because edt is like body spray with a slightly longer longevity. The bottle itself is sophisticated and modernistic. Its pricey, yes. I guess that's a downer. My gift set came with a perfumed and moisturizing body dew (love, love, LOVE) and a sexy dark little candle labeled Dahlia Noir which smells gorgeous when lit.
I tried to do my best in identifying the personality and concept of Givenchy's Dahlia Noir. If it sounds like what you're looking for, what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and go get it! If not, move on. :) I personally love this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This perfume (black lid) falls into the "okay" category for me. It's nice and dries down to a powdery scent.
I have to be honest and say it didn't "Wow" me but it's definitely not one to dislike.
If you want to go for a subtle, powdery light floral scent this one's for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These are my thoughts on the EDT. I was moved to try this after sniffing a scent strip (that appeared in quite a few women's magazines this fall--maybe Givenchy is reallllllly trying to make it a bestseller). Anyway, I love this, in part because it fits in my favorite genre of fragrances-- light girly floral blends WITHOUT noticeable fruity or gourmand notes (Marc Jacobs Blush, Burberry London to name two). My mom, who is not a perfume person at all, recently complimented me on this saying I smelled so fresh and lovely and asking if I had applied a powder. (I told her that it had a powder note, but no, it is a spray perfume). That is high praise coming from her. My boyfriend loves it as well even though he usually only comments on in-your-face vanilla scents. The name is ridiculous as there is nothing "noir" about this, but it's perfect as an all-occasion "you but better" scent. The lasting power is not bad for an EDT....I spray it on my pulse points and in my hair and it lingers all day, making me feel so happy and deliciously feminine every time I catch a whiff of it. :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have the Dahlia Noir with the black lid.
It smells just like Baby Powder once it has settled on the skin.
I have now purchased a bottle for my Daughter and one for myself, we both love it!
Quite pricey though for the size of the bottle ... but worth it!
Just watch out you pick the right bottle! The pink lid one has a very rose based smell they are very different but seem to have the same names!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really love this scent, a nod to old classic oriental scents, but albeit a little tamed and nostalgic. This is a weirdly gothic fragrance from a house like Givenchy. Personally, I love the scent, which is unabashedly musky and powdery with plenty of dried rose and jasmine in there somewhere. I will buy a bottle, but it is a throwback to something even it doesn't seem to quite understand, like fresh flowers on an old tombstone placed by some one who never knew the deceased. Somewhere in time, buried for ages now, there was a marvelous old powdery oriental so majestic that we can only stand beside the stone and wonder.
*Note: The bottle is terrible. This is a review for the EDP only, which smells completely different than the EDT
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Other
I smelled this in a magazine and couldn't stop smelling the page, so I had to find a sample. I have the EDT, so I can't comment on the EDP, but I really like this scent. Yes it is floral and yes it's powdery, but it's a very pretty, feminine smell that I like. It has woody and citrus notes too that I think blend together well with the overall smell. It is soft and not overpowering so I don't feel like I'm knocking people down with my fragrance. I have read elsewhere online that this is a summery scent, but I'm going to keep this in my fragrance stash for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the edp. The edt is quite a different animal with much sharper, citrus topnotes. The edt is a powdery, woody floral with certain similarities to JC Brosseau l'Ombre Rose. I like this fragrance very much although I deplore the name. However, if you don't like baby powder you may find this just too 'Loves Baby Soft' for your taste. The sillage is quite loud, so spray lightly and the staying power is far better than the new batch of fragrances launched this year which seem to lack adhesive quality. I would purchase this again but if you have very hot weather, get the edt.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I'm currently wearing this fragrance and have had it on about one hour and the powdery notes are just singing to me! This is an absolutely lovely fragrance. I'm used to Givenchy's previous offerings that are anything but soft and pretty IMO. This smells a little like baby powder-yes, but in a very grown-up feminine way. This fragrance makes me think of our trip to Las Vegas-LOL-years ago when we were still in our honeymoon stage. We didn't leave the room for 3 days and when we did, we went to the casino that has the Italian them and gondolas-so very romantic. We held hands and gazed into each others eyes and we knew that 30 yrs down the road we'd still be holding hands! And 31 years later-the hand holding hasn't stopped! I guess what I'm trying to say about Dahlia Noir is that it's an extremely romantic scent. It's softer than my signature Angel LOL-which is why I'm enjoying it so much! As I type I find myself thinking about joining hubby in the shower-but I don't want to wash this off just yet. Perhaps I'll....oh well, you get the picture! I will definitely purchase a bottle of this. I'm still not sure if this fragrance lasts well-but I won't mind re-spritzing (to heck with the costs!!). As far as for the name Givenchy chose-it did get my attention. It also is a very poor choice for this lovely juice. The murder years ago was hideous and graphic-this fragrance deserves better! I don't know who makes the decisions in such matters at Givenchy's corporate level, but they should be fired for attaching such an unpleasant and horrible reference to such a romantic and lovely juice! Oh-and another thing-the bottle! It's cheap looking and extremely boring. Although I lovel the fragrance, I won't be displaying it with my collection-it just doesn't make the cut! But the final answer to the big question-Yes! I will purchase a bottle. At least give this one a sniff!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I don't think this is hugely popular, but I like it. My husband didn't hate it, but was unimpressed: of the EdP he said: "It smells like someone used perfume, washed it off, and then covered themselves with baby powder." The EdT was: "The perfume used before they had a wash and used the powder." I think it's a pretty, powdery, woodsy-musk scent.
It's not pushy, it's easy to wear. Powder and musk are prominent and I'm not sure whether perfumistas will find it different or distinctive. I'd say it's an everyday fragrance that's nevertheless pretty enough for a formal occasion, with a similar versatility to Chanel Beige and Chanel Chance. Not that I'm comparing the three, but I feel these scents can be worn pretty much anywhere without people thinking it's overkill.
The EdP of Dahlia Noir is the version I prefer, because the citrus notes in the top of the EdT are too much for my taste. EdT fades quite quickly, the EdP has better longevity. The dry downs of both EdT and EdP are sort of similar (the citrus note in the EdT persists well into the dry down and becomes nicer, less in-your-face) but on first spray they smell like different perfumes because the citrus really is a standout note that's missing from the EdP.
The EdP has a lovely, powdery sandalwood note that gets on well with the musk. I don't get a pink pepper note (listed in some 'official ingredients' lists) which is a good thing because these days the smell is overused. There's a nondescript, dry-ish floral, and the vanilla-tonka is nice and warm but not too cloying -- the base also is quite dry.
It's a quiet and classy scent, soft and pretty. I think it smells very feminine - and the biggest selling points for me are: it's unobtrusive, not too sweet and I like soft musk / powder. I'd buy it if it was on sale and wear it sparingly -- because the beauty of this one is subtlety. The musk is not as sexy as the one in NR EdT and it isn't as rosy/floral a scent as NR EdP. But if you want a gentle, woodsy-musky scent, you could do a lot worse.
The name Dahlia Noir is wrong: it's not 'noir' at all, it's more the colour of the perfume itself -- pale pink, kind of the same pink of the Narciso Rodriguez EdP bottle. For some reason it reminds me of pink silk French knickers, edged in cream lace -- or a slinky, sexy, pink silk dress worn with very little underneath! ; )
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This one didn't work for me, so put me in the argh argh argh category on it. On my skin it's a sweet, powdery floral with a sharpness that is probably the edge of the citrus hitting the sandalwood. It dries down to the same thing: Sweet powder and a sharp, alcoholic woody edge. Actually rather awful. Good for those who can wear it, but on me, it was a disaster.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
To me, Dahlia Noir EDP is altogether lovely... At first, I wasn't sure if I'd like it because it is classified as a "chypre floral" perfume and "chypres" typically turn me off. At first spray, DN kind of smells like Elie Saab EDT (nice), but then segues into it's own creamy, sexy, classy uniqueness (even nicer). In a perfume world full of wildly complex notes, I can sincerely appreciate how with Dahlia Noir, such simple basic notes combine into something reallly special. (Dahlia Noir's Published Notes: --TOP: Mimosa, Rose-- --HEART: Iris, Powdery Notes -- --BASE: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean-) For me, this will be a year-round scent. (big plus)... This perfume puts Givenchy back on my dresser. Givenchy gave me my very first favorite perfume back in the late 80s (Ysatis) and then another in the mid-90s (Amarige). Of late, however, I had become disillusioned with Parfums Givenchy. It had been many years since they produced a perfume that I really liked, although Givenchy's Ange o Demon came close.. As for Dahlia Noir... *Perfume Love*.... I think I'll be reaching for this one often, and after so many years given my history with Givenchy, it's nice to finally add one back to the top of my current perfume collection. 5-lippies!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This scent is clearly powdery mixed with floral tones. So having said that it's a matter of taste. Personally i absolutely love these powdery-floral scents, i find them so feminine!
They don't feel like "BAM that woman is wearing perfume", but rather , that's how a woman should naturally smell, if that makes any sense!
I create a picture in my head: a girl just had a bath with an expensive soap, then wore some powder on her cleavage and flowers on her head..... that's how she would smell!! Hahahaha i'm weird like that, i create pictures in my head when it comes to perfumes!
To sum it up i absolutely love this perfume, but i don't know if i would repurchase , mainly because of the price and partly because my boyfriend makes fun of me saying that , while it smells amazing, he could help me create the same effect by putting some baby powder on my buttocks...LOL !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am going through a bit of trial and error with fragrances right now, and this didn't make the cut. I ordered a sample of this because it sounded to me like a different kind of floral, but I should have read the reviews more carefully. Clearly, this is a more powdery type of scent, which I hate hate hate. Good thing was it was only a sample vial and I didn't have to return something I had purchased. Onto my next fragrance adventure!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the eau de toilette which smells completely different from the eau de parfum. The eau de parfum smells disgusting to me. This one smells a lot more floral and light compared to the eau de parfum. It's a pleasant smell at first, but it later turns into a powdery scent. I didn't like it because it reminds me of baby powder. Think I'm too old to smell like that now. Lasting power is bad too. After 5 hours or so, it's gone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Iris and tonka bean usually are powdery notes, or they can mimic powder somewhat. I'm sure it's not powdery on everyone, but it's often hard for the nose to tell what note is what. It does make me think of Prada Candy, which also smells like a powdery candy iris instead of caramel. Upon coming to the conclusion that both were powdery, I went online to try to find some reviews or other opinions. All I read was people were convinced Candy was like caramel, and this was just powder. I think there's more to it than just that. It needs more testing.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I acquired a sample of Givenchy's Dahlia Noir and am enjoying it very much! The note descriptions didn't give much in the way of an idea as to what it smelled like - "rose vapour, peach milk, iris powder and precious/sacred woods" - adding to the vagueness of those notes are the fact that the dahlia flower has no smell. But I suspected it would be a non-sweet, 'dark' autumn/winter type of fragrance which is appealing to me, so I hunted down a sample.
Dahlia Noir reminds me of Magie Noir (Lancome) before it was reformulated. If you enjoy a deep, sexy, non-sweet fragrance that isn't too strong (thankfully, no terrible blast of too much sillage) you may enjoy this. I found the lasting power (though subtle) was definitely there and my coat definitely smelled of Dahlia Noir for a few days afterwards.
The price is high, which is discouraging for someone like me on a budget. The bottle itself is a minimalist modernistic style, which would look nice on anyone's dresser in their fragrance collection.