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25-04-2011
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Of course I just adore this.....what's not to love?
MariaCarla will always for me epitomise this brand....whether it be for the mainline, fragrance, whatever. Entrancing!

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Her face looks a bit disconnected from her body. Other than that, it looks great. She's a goddess.

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Can't believe this's the very first Givenchy perfume ad for MCB, it's beyond my words.

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someone on fragrantica made a connection of this fragrance and ad campaign with a brutal murder

http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Give...Noir-2172.html

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Black Dahlia (Dahlia Noir) was the title given to Elizabeth Short, the victim of a disastrous murder, in 1947. Her body was sliced away from the waist, drained of blood and the stomach was empty. There were several wounds on genitals and sexual organs and also a Glasgow Smile on her face.
Even the ad picture on the top of this page reminds me the original murder scene. Because of this I said that Dahlia Noir seems foreboding for a feminine perfume.
it's rather unfortunate...

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OMG. I knew it, I knew that there is a deeper & darker meaning to that name. It's quite grotesque and I don't know... It certainly changed my view on this perfume campaign.

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someone on fragrantica made a connection of this fragrance and ad campaign with a brutal murder

it's rather unfortunate...
I'm pretty sure everybody involved in the production of the perfume, the name and the ad campaign was aware of this famous murder - there are a couple of movies about it.

They either didn't care about it or deliberately played with it.

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^My thoughts also. What a cold, heartless team behind this Perfume and Ad Campaign. Ugh, it tainted my opinion. Mariacarla is a victim, I hope she's unaware when they shoot this, otherwise, it'll break my heart. Unfortunate, indeed.

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Yeah things like that shouldn't be explored. There are some things art should never try to represent, because they're unrepresentable.
But it could have been a coincidence? lol

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They did call that victim Black Dahlia for being so beautiful, though. And beauty and anything macabre do go well with MCB and Tisci.

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But it could have been a coincidence? lol
Somehow it's hard for me to believe it's a pure coincidence, considering there was a movie and even when you google Dahlia Noir, you can see the pictures of the victim. Not sure if that's a perfect motif to play with, really

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I love the imagery of this campaign but I agree with everyone else, I didn't like the fact that they played with such a horrid, dark and sensitive matter. I purely believed this isn't a coincidence.

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it sure fits right in with Tisci's world and aesthetics, but to deliberately allude to a brutal murder, imo that's just distasteful.

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On one hand using 'Noir Dahliah' extremely disrespectful and distasteful on the other hand its a really beautiful and mysterious name. Now got mixed feelings about the name and even more so since I connect perfume and murder to Patrick Süskind's book, "Das Parfum" (I don't the book was based on anything particular though).

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Somehow it's hard for me to believe it's a pure coincidence, considering there was a movie and even when you google Dahlia Noir, you can see the pictures of the victim. Not sure if that's a perfect motif to play with, really
Yeah definitely. It's like of ALL the things you could have picked, it had to be this? This is one of the things I REALLY hate about art and photography. Some people just don't know how to respect boundaries.

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