To celebrate the launch of Givenchy Beauty at Escentual, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Givenchy to offer you the ultimate beauty prize: a Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum fragrance to call your own, plus a Le Rouge Lipstick in 306 Carmin Escarpin and a Noir Couture Volume Mascara to complete your divine look.
Read on to learn more about the beautiful new Dahlia Divin fragrance from our fragrance expert, Thomas, or jump to our Dahlia Divin competition!
Our fragrance expert says:
“Created by perfumer, Francois Demachy (Dior’s in-house nose) and fronted by musician, Alicia Keys, Dahlia Divin attempts to bring the radiance of Givenchy couture into a ready-to-wear fragrance. The result is a golden floriental (floral-oriental) that avoids the mainstream clichés of being too sweet or two thin. In short, Dahlia Divin is really quite lovely.
Right from the outset, Dahlia Divin is a golden and shimmering fragrance that dazzles with an expansive sense of brightness that can only be described as ‘radiant’. The fruity notes up top are creamy and fleshy, with the brilliant aura of Mirabelle plum providing an apricot jam-like freshness that is incredibly sunny and delightful.
The soft and velvety texture of the fruity opening seamlessly develops into a heart of luscious and milky white flowers. Jasmine brings a slightly bitter edge, but for the most part the theme is plush and rubbery petals from a varying array of flowers. The texture of gardenia, brightness of magnolia and the fleshy sweetness of tuberose all come together to create a full floral effect that feels surprisingly full-bodied.
As Dahlia Divin dries down, it unveils yet more plushness. Sandalwood, which always acts as a nifty accompaniment to white flowers due to its silky texture, plays a prominent part and gives the fragrance a more robust sense of softness as things slow into the base. There’s also a touch of darkness thanks to a peppery vetiver note that lurks quietly in the background, ensuring that Dahlia Divin displays a hint of hidden depth.
Dahlia Divin is a very pretty, wearable and enjoyable fragrance. It’s definitely more distinctive than the original Dahlia Noir, but it simultaneously remains firmly within the mainstream, playing with the popular theme of radiant light that is seen in fragrances such as Elie Saab Le Parfum and Thierry Mugler’s Alien Essence Absolue. Dahlia Divin differs from these two because it presents a more understated and less voluminous take on golden light, but it is ultimately a well-executed designer feminine that stands out within the Givenchy line up.”
Congratulations to our winner Alexandra E!
Want to win the ultimate Givenchy Beauty prize? We’ve got a beautiful fragrance and makeup gift (RRP £112) to give away to a lucky reader! The set includes:
- ○ Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum 50ml
- ○ Givenchy Noir Couture Volume Mascara in 1 Black Taffeta
- ○ Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 306 Carmin Escarpin
To enter, simply tell us your favourite beauty look for A/W14 in the comments below. The competition closes on Friday 14th November. Good luck!
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Contest begins 3th November 2014 and ends 14th November 2014. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 14th November 2014. One prize winner will receive the items stated above. If the winner doesn’t respond within 7 days, the competition will be redrawn. Prizes must be accepted as awarded; not redeemable in cash or credit.