When you get picked to attend a @davelackie event, it is the most amazing feeling. This is how I felt a few weeks ago when Dave announced the winners names and I was to be among the lucky twitter followers 💃🏻(cue a happy dance).
This prestigious event was for the launch of Givenchy L’Interdit, a new women’s fragrance, being held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.
Upon arriving I spotted many of my twitter friends and was greeted by Dave. The room looked absolutely exquisite. The table was set in all white, with beautiful white floral arrangements, attention to detail was mind blowing. The stir sticks in the yummy drinks were gold Givenchy, with a small white flower floating in the glass. Plus to top it off the Toronto skyline was breathtaking and with the sun starting to set, it was a magical and perfect setting for a perfect night.
Dinner was exquisite. O & B catering out did themselves with a great menu. We started with a Ginger & Roasted Carrot soup, followed by the main course – Red Wine Braised Short rib and Thyme Rubbed Boneless Chicken Leg , and for desert Lemon Cheesecake with a Givenchy meringue logo – again a truly scrumptious dinner.
Now it was time to hear and learn about Givenchy, the brand. David Titheridge, who is the head of Givenchy fragrances Canada, was introduced and spoke to us. We were told that L’interdit was kept under wraps until the big reveal in Paris. L’interdit (which means Forbidden ) the original fragrance was first launched in 1957.
The active ingredients in L’interdit are – white notes – with orange blossom, jasmine, and tuberose, which are interlaced with the darker notes of vetiver and patchouli, giving the fragrance a bit of warmth to it. Great for the fall/winter season. The bottle design is based on the original bottle with modifications. Fragrances used to be judged on the weight and cut of the bottle, when you look at the base of the bottle you will notice that it is much heavier and sturdier, with a thick glass bottom. Pure elegance.
Givenchy, the brand has a long history of dressing some of the most elegant women, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace of Monaco, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Wallis Simpson, to name a few. Claire Waight Keller is the current designer at Givenchy, she has brought back the designs to its original roots. Givenchy was chosen to design the royal wedding dress for Meghan Markle, such a fantastic event for the company.
Givenchy has re-formulated their make-up line, bringing back some coutureness to the brand. This is the brand to watch as it’s up and combining. I bought the eyeshadow palette recently and can’t wait to review it for you in the coming weeks.
The evening came to a close and we all left with our goody bags, a full size L’intermit, a mini one which is great to travel with, and the new Gloss Interdit Revelateur ( extreme shine gloss lip colour enhancer).
Thank you Dave for having me at this wonderful event, so blessed and honoured to be a part of it. Loved spending time with so many lovely ladies who also love beauty as much as I do. I loved learning about L’interdit and the Givenchy house.