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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.

Erin
Erin is a web developer and lover of tiny dogs, ghost stories, and too much eyeliner.

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  1. 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 :)

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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,
    blood,
    running mascara,
    lipstick,
    sweat,
    adrenaline,
    fear,
    cum.

    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?

  5. 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.

  6. Definition of MACABRE
    1
    : having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death
    2
    : dwelling on the gruesome
    3
    : tending to produce horror in a beholder

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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