“[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?