Monday, 21 September 2015

5 Reasons Why Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette‏ is Awesome

To be honest, this is my first encounter with Givenchy's perfume and I'm glad to report that Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette got me absolutely hooked. Not just because of the already-popular brand name, but because the effort that Givenchy put into this product. You'll see why later.

If you don't already know, Alicia Keys (love the woman and her songs, note Girls on Fire) is the face for DD (Dahlia Divin) EDT. Adorned in a gold dress which compliments her golden tan skin, I think she looks like a golden goddess from heaven, STUNNING!!

So, before I ramble on and venture way out of topic, here are 5 reasons Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette got my heart racing.

1. The Man Behind the Scent

“I created a delicate and delightful scent, balancing colored and juicy notes, slightly reminiscent of childhood. Then I gave the fragrance more of a solar quality, to create a trail worthy of this radiant, remarkable muse.”— François Demachy, Master Perfumer 

Francois Demachy is a renown perfumer who have worked with top famous luxury brands like Chanel, Acqua di Parma and recently Dior. Thus, you can definitely trust someone who contributes his "nose" so much to create enchanting signature bespoke fragrances for high-end brands. I mean, I definitely do... Hence, you can imagine me having high hopes even before I start using DD.

2. The Packaging

 Originally in gold (its the Eau de Parfum if you are wondering), the bottle is interpreted in pink gold (apologies as my camera is unable to pick up the pink tone) for the EDT. With pretty intricate pink gold thread wrapping the bottle's neck, it reminds me a lot of a modern sophisticated fashionista decked in layers of chokers. For those who know me long enough, I am always a Pink kind of girl, so you can imagine how delighted I am when I saw the perfume.

3. The Ingredients and Notes

Laden with gold-coloured fruits (Mirabelle Plum), blood orange, Jasmine, sandalwood and Patchouli, one can expect bursts of sunny juicy sweet musk that will pull thru the scent. Even just by typing the ingredients out makes my mouth waters.

4. The Scent

As an avid fan of white flowers scent, I welcomed the fragrance with big arms. On me, the floral and deep woody notes come on noticably but not overpowering, giving me the impression of a warm (subtle spicy though) perfume which I think makes it perfect for colder months. There is also a hint of powdery-ness peaking through its heavier counterpart, which tones down the masculinity of the sandalwood, providing a layer of softness and sensuality to the otherwise feminine fragrance. Overall, its an exquisite day time fragrance which translates well into the night as well. Huge thumbs up.

5. The Fragrance Layering

In order to prolong the scent on me (its an EDT afterall and lasted about 4 hours), I tried layering it with other white flowers based perfume. The result was great!!! With the latter acting as a base, Givenchy's DD as top, the outcome was this nice, floral, feminine fresh scent that lasted a good long 7 hours. Cheers to the idea of layering.

Overall, I am very pleased with the perfume and I can see it being a staple in my collection. Paired with maybe a white skater knee-length dress and I'm all good to head out and prance around. Be sure to stop by participating stores and give it a whiff ^_^

For those interested, Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Toilette comes in 3 sizes: 30ml ($84), 50ml ($117) and 75ml ($140) and is available at Sephora, BHG and Metro.

Disclaimer: The Perfume was kindly provided to me by Givenchy Singapore and 37comms for review purposes. I am not anyway sponsored in terms of monetary. All opinions are of my truest and genuine feeling of the product.

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