On June 14 I was so fortunate to be able to attend the Givenchy Art of Perfumery dinner hosted by the one and only, Dave Lackie (Beauty Editor and CityLine Expert). Dave is so inspiring and his passion radiates throughout the entire room down to every last detail. The dinner took place at the Arcadian Studio located in downtown Toronto (such a beautiful venue for these events!)
I think the themes of fun and happiness were evident through everyone throughout the whole night!
Read on to follow along with my truly amazing night, which Dave told me is just what beauty editors experience (how cool is that?!)
Get a behind-the-scenes look of my beauty editor experience here!
I loved the Gentleman Only scent so much. I later found out that a lot of women actually buy this scent for themselves, I quickly smelled why!
So much romance in the details from table to table!
Candy, perfume, and flowers, oh my!
I had previously been to one other dinner hosted by Dave at this location but this one really hit it out of the park. The second we walked in we were greeted with beautiful cocktails and you were instantly hit with the aromas of hundreds of blooms and Givenchy signature scents. I knew right away that it was going to be an amazing night.
There were perfume bottles both small and large (and I mean large!) surrounding the room, and every table had a beautiful bouquet of roses.
My favourite of them all had to be the dinner table, talk about tablescape goals! I wish my dinner table could look like this every night!
Each place setting had a chic black and white Givenchy gift bag on the chair, with a beautiful single pink rose sticking out of the bag, such a special feeling getting to experience this!
After chatting away with fellow bloggers, artists and indulging in some wonderful hors d’oeuvres and cocktails we were seated for dinner.
We started off dinner with an incredible salad (didn’t think those words would ever come out of my mouth), but this was definitely a salad I could get on board with. It was so fresh with a delightful balsamic dressing and I loved the addition of chorizo and lots and lots of buffalo mozzarella cheese! For the main course we had a lemon/rosemary chicken that was so mouthwatering I enjoyed every last bite! It was placed on top of blistered navy beans, with a haricot and carrot salad with pickled cabbage and lemon. Now while I’m not big on dessert, I had to experience for myself what the most talked about artisan pecan pie was all about. For someone that doesn’t have a big sweet tooth even I enjoyed this and particularly enjoyed the cinnamon gelato.
Enough about the food already let’s get in to why we really wanted to attend this event!
Following our exquisite dinner we had the special guest for the night, David Titheridge -the General Manager of Givenchy share some lovely stories of the history of Givenchy and the Art of Perfumery. I really enjoyed the stories David told us about Hubert de Givenchy and his best friend Audrey Hepburn (AMAZING!!!!) and how he had created a fragrance that was exclusively hers for 2 years! Click on the link to Dave Lackie’s website if you’d like to learn more about the History of Givenchy.
As always, Dave was an amazing host to yet another amazing event. I am so very thankful for having been given the opportunity to attend this one and to catch up with some old friends Dave has connected me with and even meeting some fantastic new ones!
Our gift bag, or as I like to call them, our adult loot bag had inside it a bottle of Live Irresistible and Dahlia Divine. Live Irresistible is both floral and fruity and had a very fun scent. Dahlia Divine takes it a step further and introduces us to a luxury couture scent that is within reach of most budgets. I love the undertones of the jasmine, white flowers and sandalwood, this just may be one of my new faves! We also received a great makeup bag that I will be certainly be putting to use on my travels coming up. Our gift bags each had a single pink rose (can you say romantic?!)
Dave, you truly spoiled us and sure know how to make a girl feel like a million bucks!
I couldn’t resist taking this picture!
Thank you once again for such an incredible night from start to finish.
Continue reading below for outfit details!
Blazer: Laundry- By Shelli Segal (Winners)
Statement Necklace- J-Crew
Yellow Michael Kors Skirt- Winners
Tassel/Lace-up Heels- Zara
Bracelets- Kate Spade Charm Bracelet (Winners)
Assorted Gold Bracelets- Obsessions Fashion