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.