Dahlia Noir 2012 Eau de Toilette

Dahlia Noir (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy
Bottle Design Riccardo Tisci
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
6.6 / 1064 Ratings
Dahlia Noir (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by LVMH.
Search on
Search
More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orangeMandarin orange
PeachPeach
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlossomsBlossoms
Pink pepperPink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
SandalwoodSandalwood
VanillaVanilla
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

6.664 Ratings

Longevity

6.150 Ratings

Sillage

4.951 Ratings

Bottle

6.858 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 24.02.2021.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

4
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Very helpful Review    2  
Is this what mainstream designer perfumery has come to?
What is the point of even pretending that Givenchy is an independent perfume house when under the management of LVMH, the perfumer is one and the same as that of Christian Dior? Everything seems to be merging in a race to the bottom to a single and solitary layer of mediocrity. DAHLIA NOIR eau de toilette is a prime example.

This is another "pink" fragrance among hundreds, about as trivial as they come. And what a waste of a name! I have not tried the eau de parfum, but I can only hope that this latest launch is indeed a desecration of its namesake. I suspect that it is not.

After a brief abstract fruity-floral opening with no identifiable flowers or fruits and a dilute sugar solution-type sweetness, DAHLIA NOIR steps in line with the majority of mainstream designer scents recently launched--in both the men's and the women's category--which feature a boring base of iso-E-super and ambroxan. I've smelled this so many times that by now I can only say that I'm suffering from serious pseudo woody-amber aromachemical base fatigue. This is not cedar. This is not amber. This is THAT stuff sold in vats evidently for a pittance. This may fool many consumers most of the time, but anyone who has smelled ambergris and cedar can only sigh in confronting this same old solvent over and over again.

Why do I suspect that the dominant and all-too-familiar aromachemical base (iso-E-super + ambroxan) featured in DAHLIA NOIR eau de toilette is produced by a company also owned by LVMH? By the drydown, this is not even an artificial smelling fruity-floral. It's just that base.
3 Replies
5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
Helpful Review    2  
Just another Fruity-Floral
The new "Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette" is a completely different fragrance than the Dahlia Eau de Parfum (which I prefer). While the Eau de Parfum is a pervasive mélange of rose and patchouli with great glamour and sillage, the Eau de Toilette is light-hearted with topnotes of peach and and lemon, fading into a soft whisper of rose on a light bed of conventional woody-ambers. "Dahlia Noir EdT" is not very thrilling, but quite suitable for a polite afternoon tea party. It's a trivial perfume. If you want to give the new Givenchy releases a chance this year, go for the much better "Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum" which combines rose, iris and mimosa for a "whammo effect" and is marketed as a "sensual powdery floral chypre" (not a bad description for a change).
The Eau de Toilette is called a "radiant Fruity Floral" in the press material. Forget about the adjective "radiant" and replace it by "boring" - you'll get the idea.

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by HsChen
by HsChen
by Waldfee
by Waldfee
by Wahule
by Wahule
by Wahule
by Wahule

Popular Givenchy

Insensé (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy L'Interdit (2021) (Eau de Parfum Rouge) by Givenchy Organza Indécence (2007) (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy Pi (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Givenchy Gentleman (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Ysatis (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Organza Indécence (1999) (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy Givenchy III (1970) (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy L'Interdit (2020) (Eau de Parfum Intense) by Givenchy Vetyver by Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute by Givenchy Monsieur de Givenchy (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Play Intense (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Organza (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy Givenchy III (2007) by Givenchy Amarige (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy Gentleman Givenchy Cologne by Givenchy Ange ou Démon (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy Givenchy III (1970) (Parfum) by Givenchy