Great Shot. Terrible Name.

Really, Givenchy? Because we all want to smell like the brutally murdered? Even for a site that calls itself Haute Macabre, that’s just creepy.

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15 Responses to “Great Shot. Terrible Name.”

  1. Msfracture Says:

    th flower existed before th murder & noir is th color ov decadence.
    overall it is a luxurious name. & if people hate it for that…it makes me want it even more.

  2. Fran Says:

    It’s also a flower so it’s appropriate.
    Maybe it’s the other way around. The macabre blog makes you see murder everywhere.

  3. Maggie Says:

    concurred. it doesn’t roll off the tongue nicely, either. phonetically awkward. fail.

  4. drea Says:

    I think the fact that you see the word “Dahlia” and instantly think of the imfamous murder case and don’t even remember that there’s a flower by the same name (making it totally apropriate for a perfume) says something about YOU, not the perfume.

    p.s. Even if it were named for the murder victime, being completely creeped out by that just means that you have a very low tolorance for creepy.

  5. Raven Says:

    I adore the name!

  6. RockLove Says:

    I like to think I improved upon the image here:!/photo.php?fbid=10150182703433566&set=a.60678853565.68758.56574028565&type=1&theater

  7. Red Says:

    How about *not* attacking the person who posted this? It’s fine to disagree — just post why and don’t get personal.

  8. 247snob Says:

    Definition of MACABRE
    : having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death
    : dwelling on the gruesome
    : tending to produce horror in a beholder

    ****did u pick your name just because? or??? getting soft? 😉

  9. Red Says:

    I see a difference between “Macabre” and the glorification of violence against women.

  10. Riff Says:

    There’s no way Givenchy is not making a reference to the murder – that would just demonstrate an astounding level of cultural ignorance.

    At the same time, I don’t find that particularly disturbing. Interest in the macabre effectively glorifies death and the gruesome. That the victim was a woman is not the point.

    But, yeah, the name is dumb and contrived.

  11. nom_de_plume Says:

    Drea had me at her comment, then ‘247 snob’ made a good point, then Riff topped it off with a final word.
    I see you guys have everything covered. lovely.

    A perfume that smells like murder would be awesome as all fuck though.
    a knife,
    running mascara,

    good stuff. i’d buy it.
    i don’t think i need to express i’m romanticizing the idea, i mean..nobody wants an ‘evacuation of the bowels’ undertone in there just for realism.
    am i wrong?

  12. Sally Says:

    @Red….I appreciate the nuance of your comment. Wonder how long before Jezebel posts something smart and critical about this ad.

  13. Heather Says:

    Even the big boys are getting in on exploiting the death of an unfortunately young woman. I would think, that since the press and various other media painted her as a nasty whore, they wouldn’t want their named linked to such “filth”. But anything to make a buck.
    And, like Riff said, there is no way that this name is coincidental. Being an Elizabeth Short aficionado of sorts and I’ve discussed the case with literally hundreds of people. Very rarely so I come across anyone, even people in foreign countries, who hasn’t heard about The Black Dahlia, albeit usually in reference to the dreadful film.

  14. Heather Says:

    Wow. My typing skills are horrible O_O

  15. Reggie Neiswander Says:

    Good info and straight to the point. I don’t know if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to get some professional writers? Thanks in advance :)

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