Thursday, July 17, 2014

Perfume Review - Lady Gaga Fame

As I've mentioned before, I am a huge lover of perfumes and love owning at least 2 bottles at a time. Of course, I wouldn't mind more! However, celebrity fragrances never appealed to me and I'm not a major fan of Lady Gaga. Fame was never launched in India either so I never got a chance to smell it. How did I end up buying this perfume? Read on...


From the day I read that Fame would be a black perfume that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne, I was very fascinated by the concept. It is the first perfume ever to utilize such a technology. The packaging lists the perfume's notes as "tears of belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops". Instead of the pyramidal structure used in most perfumes, Lady Gaga Fame uses a "push-pull technology", where the ingredients demonstrate aspects of each note without precedence. Rather than utilizing top, middle, and base notes, the perfume is based on three accords – "dark" (containing the Belladonna notes), "sensual" (containing the honey, saffron, and apricot notes), and "light" (containing the Tiger Orchid notes) which come together to produce a floral, fruity scent. 

The perfume references the allure of fame and fortune with its sweet scent and gold crown, while the inclusion of the poisonous belladonna, along with the black liquid, represent the dark or destructive side of fame. The packaging says the perfume is "black, like the soul of fame". Great metaphor. Well designed and put together I must say. 


I'm noctural so the 6-8am slot is pretty much my bed time (its 7am right now and I haven't slept yet) and at a time like this about a month ago, I came across a blog post reviewing Fame. After reading lots of good reviews, I was intrigued by the perfume's description. Of course, I read up about it in detail on Fragrantica to see if I would like it, as the site shows you suggestions of perfumes similar to the one you're checking out.  When I checked out an online store in India, I was delighted to find the perfume at a highly discounted price. I had never bought perfumes online and was very skeptical about whether it would be fake, but thankfully a few days later, as the package arrived and I opened it, I was relieved to see that it was a genuine product.  


Housed in an egg shaped glass bottle with a gold claw lid, this inky black perfume looks really gothic, totally like something  Nancy from The Craft would wear. Did I ever mentioned that I love goth fashion and of course, that movie? Surprisingly, the black liquid doesn't stain your clothes. Getting to the main part now, the fragrance. Unlike most reviews I read, I don't really find it sweet. There's nothing overpowering about it that makes it unwearable or overwhelming. To me, it's more like a slightly spicy floral blend with a lot of incense.  There’s a richness to it that makes it a great night time fragrance. The sad part? It doesn't work with my body chemistry and doesn't last for very long on my skin. However, do I regret the purchase? Not at all, I got a great deal, a cool looking perfume and though it may not last on skin very long, its great on clothes and hair!

Have you smelled this perfume? Have you used any other celebrity fragrances? Let me know in your comments below.

60 comments:

  1. I love this scent. It's not too girly but it's Classy
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  2. I heard this perfume is really good but I never actually got the chance to try it on, will definitely have to do now xx

    P.S- Sorry I haven't been able to comment before

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  3. I didn't know that about the perfume! That is actually really interesting that it is black but would spray clear. Cool! My sister has this and absolutely loves it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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  4. I haven't had a chance to try this out. Nice packaging.
    Beautetude

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  5. The packaging does look amazing. Too bad it doesn't stay that long on you though. I'll see if I can give it a sniff when I see it here.:)

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  6. black perfume that sprays clear , interesting
    the packaging look like a hand grenade , but a decked up one
    well , i think the description mentioned on the bottle is so apt as per the look of the perfume
    i am always very carful while buying perfume
    will surely smell it when i go shopping next time
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  7. Great review sweetheart...Thx for sharing..:-)
    xx

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  8. I am as you regarding celebrity fragrances but you know, this one is absolutely gorgeous and is onto my wishlist from ages! You got a great deal for sure, June! I didnt knot the notes were based in that different way from usual perfumes though. Hugs! xo

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  9. Incredible style and blog! :)

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  10. This parfum is fantastic! kiss xx
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  11. I have this perfume and I looooove love love it! I can´t get over it. :)

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  12. Got the lotion an I love it!
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    Let me know!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  13. What a lovely review June! I smelt it once and I love this scent! ;)

    XO
    Jeanne
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  14. Umm, no lo conozco, habrá que probarlo.
    Me encanta el frasco.
    Besos mil guapa.

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  15. Excellent fragrance, nice bottle. Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

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  16. i love parfums but right now I can't change my Miss Dior blooming boquet :)
    xxx
    mari
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  17. I ve never tried this fragrance but i m very curios about it!
    Kisses

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  18. I want try this perfume!

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  19. I'm not too keen on celebrity perfumes either. I haven't smelled this one yet but now I am intrigued...

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  20. Love the bottle I bet is smell great.
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  21. Un diseño genial, habrá que probarlo:)

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  22. totally agree with the review on this!

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  23. Amazing packaging!!!

    Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
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  24. My boyfriend kindly bought this for me a few Christmases ago and I love it! Usually I like a floral scent and anything stronger is not my kind of thing, but I fell in love! The musky, rich scent isn't overwhelming at all and I find it makes a perfect Autumnal perfume :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  25. This perfume is on my wish list since forever. Where did you buy it from if you
    don't mind me asking?

    X
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  26. I didn´t try it, but love the bottle. I have the same problem with fragrances, they don´t last for a long time on me. :)
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  27. I love the bottle! I follow you on twitter and facebook. Keep in touch!
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  28. Uhmm so sweet my beautiful June
    Love this review
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  29. I haven't tried this but I love the design of the bottle.=)

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  30. Beautiful packaging !!! Kiss Elisabetta

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  31. Love the 'spraying clear' concept www.moniqj.blogspot.com

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  32. Sounds great :)

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  33. looks great
    xx

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  34. I've been curious about Fame for a while! The bottle looks like some sort of poisonous concoction. Something straight from a fairy tale. Thanks for the great review!

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  35. I've seen this perfume, but I haven't tried it. Now, I'm intrigued!

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  36. Love the bottle, I'm not really into celebrity perfumes!
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  37. Great review!!!
    Have a nice day!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  38. Very lovely and chic packaging! Hope you have a fun filled Friday. :)



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  39. Amazing!

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  40. ohh, i want to try it! :) What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!

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  41. I want to try this perfume! Beautiful packaging!
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  42. I have tried it but it's not for me :D

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  43. I have never smelled this perfume but it's very excited to get one of my own.
    June thanks for sharing))

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  44. Hi June, I didn't know this perfume before and honestly I never tried a perfume form a promi :) Thanks for sharing your experience!

    xx from Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  45. Thank your for your review, the packaging is beautiful :)

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  46. I haven't smelled it yet, but I'm going to check it out now ;) Not a fan of celebrity perfumes either usually, the majority of them seem tacky from the get go.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  47. The packaging does look amazing. I love this perfume!
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  48. Dear June, I'm very fascinated by your description of the perfume, since the pyramid here doesn't exit. Moreover, one the the leading notes is belladonna... (wow!). As you, I often go to Fragrantica to read the reviews. A very INTRIGUING post!
    Have a nice day!

    xoxo from Milan
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  49. I am glad you like it but i don't think i would ever try it. The shape of the bottle creeps me out. I would pass on this one.

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  50. Awesome!
    Nat
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  51. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing, have a nice evening!

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Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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