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Fame - Lady Gaga
Fragrances
October 16, 2012    

I was recently given the opportunity by the lovely people at Beauty Bulletin to sample the ‘first ever black eau de parfum’ the new fragrance by one of the entertainment world’s most marketed and recognizable icons, it can only be Lady Gaga and her new scent ‘Fame’!

I know many have been bashing this product as being too sweet or florally for a Lady Gaga scent and it hasn’t lived up to the ‘blood and semen’ hype! However, let’s be frank...no one would buy a fragrance that smells foul and conjures up images that makes you want to wretch! Lady Gaga is in the game of shock, drama and publicity...in every single thing she does she aims to hit that trifecta...and she succeeds! The publicity campaign for this scent delivered on all three bases, especially the video directed by Steven Klein! Like everything else in life, money makes the world go round and I think the reason why this fragrance does smell slightly familiar and recognizable is that it needs to attract customers who want to smell irresistible while still feeling bad ass, in touch with their inner Lady Gaga or at the very least feel that they too can command the kind of attention she can...the kind of fame she owns!

I feel ‘Fame’ walks the line of being edgy enough which comes through in the strong packaging details and the exotic black fluid, while still being commercial enough in order to capture those wary of Lady Gaga or those who don’t want something too exotic...this comes through in the recognizable and familiar floral notes. While ‘Fame’ may not be a punch in the face of unique, I find the uniqueness to be symbolic to some extent. The notes of belladonna are very apparent on first whiff, the darker more sensual notes and it’s no surprise that Lady Gaga selected this note as historically belladonna was used as a tool of seduction or alternatively as a poison!

I found ‘Fame’ on first application to be a heady scent and immediately it reminded me of familiar masculine fragrances however a few seconds later the floral, sweet notes kicked in. ‘Fame’ struck me as a strong, in your face scent characteristics much suited to its maker! I was happy with the longevity of ‘Fame’ as a couple hours into the day the scent while somewhat muted due to long wear, the reminiscent headiness of ‘Fame’ was still apparent. All in all, I like this product and would definitely recommend purchasing it if you are after a strong, heady scent with floral notes. Whether you are a diehard fan or just someone looking for a new fragrance to try, ‘Fame’ ticks all the boxes!

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