I'm not usually one to buy into celebrity fragrances. I find them a bit of a gimmick and an easy way to make money without much thought put into them. I, of course would make exceptions for my favourite stars.
It seemed like I waited for ages for the release of Fame, the first fragrance from Lady Gaga. Even then I didn't snap it up straight away but upon sniffing, I knew I wanted it.
I'm glad I waited because I got a super good deal in Boots back at the start of the year. The fab thing is as I write this, the 100ml is on the same exact deal!
Anyway, on to the review.
What www.hauslaboratories.com says:
Lady Gaga Fame, The First Ever Black Eau De Parfum.
First of its kind, this perfume is an innovation in fluid technology. It's black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne.
Lady Gaga Fame is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light. The dark accord was inspired by belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century. From this darkness, the fragrance evolves to a sensual accord of opulence, a fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar. And lastly, the light accord whispers magnificence while the rich floral layer of crushed tiger orchid & jasmine sambac embodies a timeless beauty.
"Fame is an illusion. If you want it, anyone can have it" - Lady Gaga.
Firstly, the aesthetics. I love how the bottle looks it's very sleek and fits nicely in the hand. The clear class allows you to see the black liquid inside. The 3 claw lid can also be flipped upside down to house the perfume in a different way, which I generally prefer on my vanity table. It leaves the lid off so it's easy for me to just spritz and go.
The fragrance itself is somewhat heady. I expected something along the lines of Illamasqua's Freak in terms of strength and depth. Whilst the scents aren't at all alike, Fame isn't nearly as strong which is a shame as I find it doesn't last as long on the skin.
Whilst I'm not great at describing scents it starts off quite strong and not at all sweet. That's what I like about it, I usually opt for very sweet or fruity scents over anything else. But it simmers down to something a little more subdued with a hint of sweetness from the honey.
Overall I really like the fragrance it has fairly good staying power and it's definitely something I would repurchase.
30ml / £25
50ml / £32
100ml / £55
Where to buy:
Boots and Superdrug
The 100ml is currently on offer at Boots for an amazing £36.66! That's just a little more than the 50ml and for twice as much product. You can pick it up online (though it keeps selling out) or in store.