This it’s not sexy, this fragrance screams GENERIC! And to be honest i am not a fan of celebrity fragrances… This is too sweet and powdery contrary to it’s dark physique. And the bad part is that after just 30 seconds the fragrance smelled like a five year old expired body cream sprayed with a normal fruity floral perfume, this is what FAME smells like. All in all, the perfume itself is a statement and i like the bottle design and the black fluid stuff, makes it look like an evil potion from the dark ages. It is a lovely mix of fruity and floral scents, it is quite sweet and a bit heavier, but does not give you the “suffocating” effect like some other perfume does. It really reminds me of some other fragrance. The black liquid freaks me out a bit but it does not leave any marks on the skin, which is obviously good.
If you think about it, i guess most of the people just expected too much from the woman who set the hairspray on fire with those outrageous outfits and the meat dress. the fluid was quite mind blowing the fact that it is black but when I spray it on my wrist the liquid turns out a kind of gray and when I bought it, I got a free Fame body lotion which also has a black cream.This has no lasting power, no sillage, no impression. and that’s all that I’d like to say about this fragrance.
I agree with your comment on celebrity fragrances. I have yet to find one I liked!
My favourite scent is one that is no longer made – ‘Deci Dela’ by Nina Ricci. It suited me perfectly, and it is now discontinued. I can sometimes get it on the internet but they are copies and aften smell too much of alcohol, or they are lacking in something.
I have been searching high and low for a replacement signature fragrance and I can’t set my heart on anything I have come into contact with. I am now a perfume ‘slut’; I’ll go with it once but lose interest soon after. Sad, sad, sad… Do you know of anything similar to dear departed Deci dela??
you would think her perfume would be wild and sexy. i was recently disappointed with Rihanna’s Rebl Fleur (sp?). it smelled too flowery and a little grandma-y…the opposite of her persona. guess they are just trying to make a quick buck…
My friend got this for Christmas and I completely agree with you. Plus it wears off ridiculously quickly, that or the fragrance is so weak you just stop noticing it.
I got a sample of this from Sephora and thought it smelled like Tropical Aquanet.
Not at all what I expected from the notes, and quite a shame given how nice the bottle is.
marcelino guerrero said:
Now I understand why I read this blog; your sharp reviews always enlighten me on what NOT to buy for lady friends! Thank you!!!
Hands down agree with your opinion on celebrity fragrances. It’s one more cheap way to slap a label on something below average- to sell it.
Did you see all of the press when she first launched the product? I imagine you did, but it has not been mentioned yet. She was emphasizing that “On the scent of the new line: ‘I wanted it to smell slutty, to be totally honest'”. So I guess the question is, do sluts normally smell like 5 year old body cream sprayed with fruity floral perfume (I’m thinking Victoria’s secret body mists that one ex of mine accurately described as smelling like “a middle school girl’s locker room”)? In my experience sluts don’t really have a generic smell, so I have no idea what she was going for.
Good review though. I was curious about this stuff ever since I saw the publicity (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/13/business/lady-gaga-perfume-interview/index.html).
Not my kind of fragrance definitely, it was kinda irritating for my nose unfortunately. I’m using Gucci Guilty and it works, try it and perhaps you could write a post on it if you like/ don’t like it 🙂
you have an interesting blog. i m going to read the other reviews you have given about the perfumes :))
A packaging design win… gorgeous. But, it sounds like a resounding loss when it comes to the actual fragrance.
I read this was going to have notes of sandalwood and patchouli, so combined wit the color I imagined a dark exotic earthiness, you’ve painted somethng completely different!! Sweet, powdery, and fruity? Yuck!