27 August 2012

Lada Gaga Fame Fragrance: Review


Remember this?

“[Blood and semen] is in the perfume, but it doesn’t smell like it. You just get sort of the after feeling of sex from the semen, and the blood is sort of primal. And the blood was taken from my own blood sample, so it’s like a sense of having me on your skin.”


Well, after months of hype and speculation, I don't know whether to be disappointed or relieved that these particular notes haven't made it to the final version of Gaga's first perfume, Fame.


Instead the scent, which launched in Arnotts last week, is a very wearable fruity floral - and I'd hazard a guess that it'll sell much better than the first incarnation. With notes of jasmine, orchid, honey and apricot, it's a sweet, creamy scent with a hint of powderiness. The 'dark heart' of fame is conveyed by belladonna (or something inspired by it; belladonna is a poison after all) and incense, but there's just a hint of this in the overall mix.

The bottle is an absolute stunner, with its weighty gold claw cap. And the fragrance itself is the first ever black Eau de Parfum, but it sprays clear and won't stain the skin.

Prices range from €29.95 for 30ml up to €69.95 for the 100ml bottle. Soap, shower and body gel, all black, are set to follow. If you're a fan of sweet scents - or the singer herself - I would urge you to check it out.

What do you think, will you be giving it a spritz?

16 comments:

Adele said...

The bottle is a beauty, but I don't usually jump on the celebrity scent bandwagon!
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Keit said...

Whoa, that bottle is really something, disappointed about the blood, haha, nah, not really :D

The Dainty Dolls House said...

The bottle is stunning, but I don't really go for celebrity anythings...I was bought the Brit. Spears perfume once and the smell was nice, but it went off so quickly, I had to throw it out, shame. Not a fan of Gaga either really. But I may have a smell of it to see :) Happy Monday doll xx

Not Just On The Inside said...

I wouldn't have thought Lady gaga would bring out a fruity floral fragrance, I really like the bottle

Coco said...

Look dear, I am a fan of sweet scents, but after reading the introduction lines I'm not tempted to try it. If I try something noir, it will be the new Chanel. Thank you for the review! A big hug

little t said...

Why on earth did she name it that? I just couldn't buy it...

Melbourne Hairdresser said...

Great post.

fluff and fripperies said...

Coco just to clarify - there aren't actually any notes of blood or semen in the scent! Wouldn't want to mislead you. In fact the whole thing is surprisingly un-Gaga like - apart from the bottle! That's either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective. It's certainly one of the nicer celebuscents!

Stylish By Nature said...

I think I would like to try it ... Nice bottle :)

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kim bim said...

bottle looks good, not a fan of gaga, might not wear it, love your blog, very interesting to read through.
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Sam said...

I am not a fan of Gaga, but I ma quite surprised at this description of her scent, it actually sounds quite decent and wearable!

Bravoe Runway said...

This is definitely going to be interesting. I know the die hard fans of lady gaga will of course be going crazy over this.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Adele. But I may give it a smell if I get a chance.

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bernien said...

Love the bottle, must have a sniff

ElsaD said...

Ha! U got me at 'the whole thing is surprisingly un-Gaga like.' I'll try it now! :D xoxo

Glampire Victoria McEwan said...

OH WOW. That looks amazing. I'm not sure if it has been released over here yet but I am sure going to go check asap!

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