Givenchy Launche$ New "Black Dahlia" Fragrance

September 26, 2011

I knew it was just a matter of time before Marketing stopped and took time to $mell the potential$.  And so it goes…….

I wonder what the Givenchy Marketing Gurus have in line for their next promotion? Perhaps some Sharon Tate Bath Oils, accompanied by a Jay Sebring Men’s Aftershave?

I say, Shame on them for using a murder victim in such FASHION.

Steve Hodel

Los Angeles



Dahlia Noir launches on August 22, 2011 in France. A 50 ml bottle of the Eau de Parfum is priced at 82€.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir (2011) {New Fragrance}

The Scented Salamander



  1. T. A. Scott on October 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    What would the reaction be from Duchamp or Man Ray if they were alive to see this. The Givenchy ad reminds me of early Man Ray fashion/fetish photography, especially the undergarment choice: black, angular lines across/along the torso, etc.

  2. Steve Hodel on October 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    HI TAS:
    Yes, quite so. They have even included (consciously or not?) a ripoff of the Man Ray designed William Seabrook collar that the algolagnian explorer had him make for his wife to wear.

  3. Angela on October 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Makes one wonder what it would smell like….
    corporate stupidity and corruption I think

  4. luigi warren on July 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    More “Zoolander” than “LA Confidential.”

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