Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum Review, Photos




Hey everyone! As soon as I saw Lady Gaga's Fame perfume hit shelves, I knew I had to have it. Although I've become an indie perfume snob after trying many of One Hand Washes the Others'  and DarlingClandestine's creations, I had a feeling I would like the Fame scent. I like Lady Gaga's style and I figured she could make an interesting, enjoyable perfume.

Fame utilizes what it claims is "the first of its kind" -- black fluid instead of the usual clear. It is pitch black in the bottle, but invisible once airborne. I actually do see a bit of a grey tinge when it's sprayed, but it leaves no colour behind when rubbed in.

The notes of Fame are belladonna, incense, apricot, honey drops, tiger orchidea, and jasmin sambac. On initial spray, I smell a sharp mix of the floral and incense notes. It's quite pleasant, although still rather reminiscent of other commercial scents. I actually prefer the drydown, which is a lighter, but still sensual mix of florals, jasmin, incense, with a fruity tinge.

I wear one spritz on my wrists, which doesn't give much of a throw. I actually prefer this as I don't want to be that person who smells like she poured the whole bottle on herself! (It's also more considerate to people who are sensitive to fragrances.) The scent lasts all day, though close to the skin so you may want to add another spritz in the afternoon.


Lady Gaga Fame Eau de Parfum bottle and cap (1oz bottle shown)

 One of my favourite aspects of Fame is the simple, yet striking, packaging. It almost looks like a bottle of poison that would be in a Disney villain's possession, and I have a feeling Gaga was going for that (especially with the belladonna note). It's one part sexy, one part edgy -- and while I don't think it is exactly conveyed in the fragrance itself, it's still a nice piece to display on your vanity.

While I don't find Fame a unique scent, it is still a nice mix of notes with pretty good lasting power. If you like floral scents with a fruity and spicy kick, you'll probably enjoy this. Bonus points if you love the bottle as much as I do!

Lady Gaga Fame can be found at Sephora ($20-$89CAD, various sizes) and Shoppers Drug Mart. There are a few gift sets as well.

Have you tried Lady Gaga Fame EDP? Do you like the idea of black fluid perfumes? Let me know!


This item was a gift. All opinions are my own.

16 comments:

Luna said...

Lovely review.

gl0ssy said...

Great review, I did try this but found that the staying power on this was not very long on me so I decided to pass on it, but I do think that the black fluid perfume is a pretty neat idea!

Aleksandra said...

I find it amazing that the perfume itself is black...and what else to expect from Lady Gaga right?! Anyways, you did a great job with the perfume review...I would like to do one but I have no idea how. My husband asked me if I was going to blog about the one I picked up today and I said, "How do I blog about my perfume?!" He said, "Post the picture and say 'I like this perfume'" hahaah!

Pearl Squirrel said...

Nice review :) I liked this part : 'It's also more considerate to people who are sensitive to fragrances'. I suffer from migraines and it happened to me a couple of times that an attack was triggered by perfume overloads, so I'm happy to see people actually caring about this!

I went to try this perfume in a shop and although I liked it, it didn't blow me away like I hoped it would. The bottle is tempting me a lot though!

eight said...

Thank you! <3

eight said...

Thanks! Yeah, it stays pretty close to the skin, which is a bit too bad for a pricey fragrance!

eight said...

Thank you! It takes practice and lots of, well, sniffing to get it down. I just try to concentrate on the notes and staying power!

eight said...

Thanks!

I think it's good to keep in mind that many people are sensitive to fragrances. I'm not that sensitive but even still, someone wearing a ton of perfume (or a very heavy scent) can irritate my senses.

It's a fairly average scent but the bottle really adds to the appeal! :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I like the shape of the bottle and the color too. Just wish it was more of a unique scent.

eight said...

I think there should have been 'darker' notes or maybe a note of whiskey. At least the bottle is great though!

The Unprofessional Beauty Blog said...

Great review. The interesting part is that the perfume is actually black.

G A B Y said...

Hmmm I usually prefer fruity and sweet fragrances but this packaging is definitely intriguing!

Elle Woo said...

Great review! The black color kind of intimidates me and since I'm not a big perfume lover I probably won't ever buy it, but I have to admit the packaging looks really cool.

Elle
Lipstick & Lace

eight said...

Thank you! Yeah, it's pretty neat, isn't it?

eight said...

It is a bit fruity -- I don't find it overly musky or cloying, so you might like it!

eight said...

Thanks! I don't usually buy commercial fragrances either (though this was a gift). Gotta love the bottle though!

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