Givenchy’s Dahlia Noir: Riccardo Tisci’s first fragrance

Dahlia Noir by Givenchy is artistic director Riccardo Tisci’s first fragrance for the luxury brand.
Simplicity marks the essence of his vision, as seen in its timeless bottle—because Tisci believes you don’t always need to shout to be heard.

Riccardo Tisci

Dahlia Noir embodies the elegance and style of the couture brand.
It is sensual, sophisticated and dangerous—presented as a “Fatal Flower” for the mysterious and fascinating woman.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir

It comes in two versions. The Eau de Parfum is a powdery fragrance of dusty chypre – floral structure.
The scent opens with top notes of mandarin, pink pepper and mimosa which then lead to the extensive and intensive core of rose, iris and patchouli. Finally, the base wraps up the composition in a mysterious veil, made with notes of sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean.

The Eau de Toilette has a juicy and luminous start in which fresh and citrusy aromas of mandarin and lemon intertwine skillfully with thick and sweet peach zest. This extremely fruity opening leaves more space for a floral bouquet in the heart of the perfume—the fragrant petals of which make the flirtatious pink cocktail more playful. The base then incorporates creamy and soft shades of sandalwood and vanilla, accompanied with warm amber and cedar.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir

Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette is available in 30 ml (PhP 2,750), 50 ml (PhP 3,950), and 100 ml (PhP 4,700
and Eau de Parfum in 30ml (PhP 3,300), 50ml (PhP 4,700), and 100ml (PhP 5,600).
Givenchy Dahlia Noir is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corporation and is available in leading department stores nationwide.

http://www.dahlianoir.com/

Gates of Hell: Chilline’s T House in Tagaytay

Be very afraid of websites that don’t update and accommodations that don’t renovate.
Take the description of Chilline’s T House in its website:

PRIVATE. COZY. SPACIOUS
Feel the cool air with a touch of Greek-Balearic flavor. Sitting at the edge of a cliff, T has a spectacular view of the Taal volcano and its lake. The first Asian home to be featured in Architectural Digest, T is a homage to modern design with an uniquely organic flair.
A gracious example of Filipino hospitality, T accepts private bookings as a weekend getaway and is a venue for corporate retreats, private parties and exclusive events.
T now opens its doors to guests with discriminating taste. We invite you to come home to T.

RENTAL RATES
Weekdays: Php 25,000
Weekend Rates, One Night Only: Php 30,000
Weekends (Friday to Sunday) Php 55,000
Rates are exclusive of 12% VAT; Plus 10% Service charge
Please call for holiday, peak season rates and Commercial shoot rates.

Now view the professional photos, starting with the house itself. Not bad…

Chilline's T House in Tagaytay
Chilline's T House in Tagaytay

There’s the day view

Chilline's T House in Tagaytay
Chilline's T House in Tagaytay
Chilline's T House in Tagaytay

and the night view

Chilline's T House in Tagaytay
Chilline's T House in Tagaytay

The bedrooms

Chilline's T House in Tagaytay
Chilline's T House in Tagaytay

And the rest of the features listed on the website:

2 Master Suites
2 Bedrooms
5 baths
Lake View Patio
Hidden Zen Garden
Custom Gourmet Kitchen
Additional Service Kitchen
Swimming Pool
4 Hot Tubs
Sauna and Steam Room
Free Wi-Fi Access

You wouldn’t blame Candy Dizon’s friends and family for wanting to book this, would you?
They paid Php 33,000 for one night but soon found out the website isn’t quite accurate.
Check out the reality of the accommodations, starting with the bedroom—it looks like the chambermaid needs to learn her “hospital corners”…

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

Maybe Woody Woodpecker was a guest?

Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay

Or a really lazy boy

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

Need an extra bed? Go help yourself to the mattress in the dressing room

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

This bathtub has an element of surprise and it ain’t bath salts and petals

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

It has “insect eggs and poop” in it

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

I can’t brush my teeth in here

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

And my poop just backed up. But hey, there’s toilet paper!

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

So Candy searched around the house to look for a cleaner bathroom among the five baths, and found these instead

Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay
Chilline's T house Tagaytay

Wait. It gets worse

Chilline's T house Tagaytay

I swear, I would sue this place ten x Php 33,000 for the agony of seeing these in person. I would scream and run, run far away back to Manila.
So be careful when viewing hotel websites, especially in the Philippines. Trust me!
But wait. Candy says there was a positive side to their stay—I just wonder what that is and I wait for her next entry.
Read Candy’s story HERE.

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