Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lady Gaga | FAME


Lady Gaga - Fame Eau de parfum*

Hey dolls, I recently received this little beauty through the post and ever since opening it I have been itching to tell more about it and/or do a review, and so I shall! Now i'm really not the best with words, especially when it comes to fragrance and I don't know all the technical terms so I shall include what they say about the fragrance and then tell you a bit about what I think personally.

 'Lady Gaga Fame is the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne. 
 The fragrance has a unique structure called the "push-pull technology," where the ingredients interact together to highlight different olfactive aspects of each note at the same time, without any hierarchy. 
The scent 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. 
The rich floral layer of crushed Tiger Orchid and Jasmine Sambac embodies timeless beauty. The accords work together to create a fragrance of floral and fruity elements, with the star ingredient inspired by Belladonna leveling out the whole fragrance and giving Lady Gaga Fame its signature as a scent.'

First impressions
When I first sniffed the fragrance, I was a little underwhelmed, The whole world that is Gaga, the bottle, the packaging and black fluid seemed to promise something unique, strong, bizarre and dark but it was surprisingly light, floral and girly. I was disappointed! I also thought it smelt like so many other 'celeb' fragrances I have tried and forgotten..But I sprayed it onto myself for the day to see if the scent might change after a few hours.

The Good
I have been spraying this for a few days now and it had grown on me quite a bit more, I read all about how the notes work etc and It seemed quite interesting and different in that way. The fragrence is floral/fruity but on my skin it does have a dark side to it aswell, I cant put my finger on it but something every so slightly musky hidden beneath the floral notes. The packaging/bottle I absolutley LOVE, this is something I am definatly drawn to and I also love the idea of black fluid spraying clear. I am a lover of everything black! The bottle is very different to any other i have on my dressing table, I like different! The scent also does linger for a decent amount of time, I could still smell it on my skin a few hours after spraying.

The Bad
It has grown on me but at the same time I can tell It wont become my favourite perfume or signature scent or anything. I feel overall it is not unique enough and it smells very similar to another perfume (Rhianna or beyonce's I cant figure it out)I think its lovely as a summer-night scent and its something I will whip out from time to time but Its nothing on my new love - Stella!

The Ugly? 
Overall I wouldn't say to rush out and purchase this, its definitely something you should go and sniff for yourself to see if its worth the hype in your eyes. If you are interested though but the black fluid/bottle puts you off - dont let it! Its surprisingly feminine with a pinch of mystery, and if you like that, then go for it!

What are your first impressions?

Sammi xoxo

75 comments:

Shabna said...

That third photo is SO cool! Clever! I haven't sniffed it yet, not really sure what to expect! x

Shabna said...

Ok I meant 4th photo haha x

You&I said...

I really like the concept of this perfume, and by the way you have described it, it is the perfume version of Gaga herself, which I think is good to have in a celebrity fragrance as it is what makes the fans want to buy it. I would love to give this a smell, especially now you have intrigued me with your review! x

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OLIVIA IRENE said...

Love the photos :)

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Tanya said...

Great review. This is the first time i've seen pictures of the perfume and the bottle looks spectacular. I'll keep what you said in mind and grab a sample of it first. :) x

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Tennesse (teh-neese) said...

The word is "definitely", not defiantly. unless u meant that the perfume shows defiance which makes zero sense.

Samantha said...

@Tennesse Its a typo, but thanks for being so lovely =]

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LOL said...

I’d probably buy it for the black fluid alone.. I’m a sucker for a good gimmick!

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ellie B said...

I love the bottle, I am such a sucker for bottle. Oops. You've made me want to go try it on my skin now, to see if I get the musky scent!

e x

thebeautyheroes. said...

oh the black fluid is really interesting x
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Lara said...

The bottle is gorgeous, i indeed assumed since this perfume would be kind of dark/mysterious, unique.. Floral and girly, doesn't really suit the bottle and Gaga. You made me quite curious with this review!

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Katie Goodall said...

The packaging looks lush! I might have a bit of a sniff next time I'm in Boots.

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Bose Allen said...

The Perfume description is unique and a little out there just like Gaga

Nicola said...

I am so intrigued by the bottle, but all the celeb perfumes do smell the same, as you said!

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BlairBeautyBlogger said...

Really great review! Its too bad the perfume wasn't stellar. The packaging looks beautiful and a scent created by Lady Gaga is very intriguing.

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AyeAnnalise said...

i can see why it can be underwelming, from the bottle you just wouldn't expect fruity or floral! lovely pictures and reveiw sammi, will save some dollas from going to buy it! x

Jena Joyce said...

You've made me quite intrigued about this perfume. I love the black fluid concept.

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The Fashion Native said...

i like the whole black fluid concept but it seems a bit dull. i have heard so many weird and twisted rumours about what this fragrance was going to smell like of which none of it turns out to be true. Slightly weirdly disappointing. but heyy.

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The Fashion Native said...

i like the whole black fluid concept but it seems a bit dull. i have heard so many weird and twisted rumours about what this fragrance was going to smell like of which none of it turns out to be true. Slightly weirdly disappointing. but heyy.

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little sunshine. said...

Love the bottle, but when it wasnt THAT what i expect:(

jennifer said...

I love that the fluid is black, that is so cool but kinda gutted it's not a dark and heavy fragrance. Still going to hunt it down and have a sniff though. x

Hannah Mallon said...

I won't be rushing out to buy it so.

Foxxi A. said...

Amazing!! <3

Bethany said...

I went to smell it at Sephora and I thought it was awful; just cloyingly sweet. :( Disappointed because I was really excited for it.

Sia said...

Great review

Her Persona said...

great review. will have to try it for myself.


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allureasha said...

im intrigued with the black fluid going clear i might have to go try it!


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Natalie said...

Thanks for the review! I will definitely go smell it at the mall before purchasing! :)
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Kat said...

Thats such a shame that its just another sweet celebrity fragrance, I don't mind them but they are getting a little old. The packaging is amazing though, at first I thought the glass was black... but the actual perfume, thats awesome! Does it leave any black residue?

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Vanessa Wong said...

Wow that's really cool that it sprays clear from black liquid! I definitely want to try this out!

I'm a perfume noobie but why not, floral and fruity are nice~

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Ella said...

i smelled it in my Vogue magazine the other day! gaga is on the cover of the september anniversary issue in the US. and ya, i definitely didn't start drooling (metaphorically) over it like some of the other perfumes Vogue features.

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daniella-r said...

Great photos and brilliant review, I love the good/bad/ugly thing! The concept of it sounds really intriguing; the whole buildable 'accords' and the black liquid but the fact it smells fruity/floral just like any other summery perfume is disappointing.
Daniella x

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Kristina said...

great review - thank you :)

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Claire Tyler said...

the packaging looks great but its a shame to hear the scent is nothing special x

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Vedrana Moslavac said...

I don't know about the fragrance but the bottle looks good :D


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caitlin monster said...

OMG I'm so jealous you got the perfume and I don't :( I'm a huge fan of gaga and can't wait to get her perfume! :)

toriaaaaaa said...

I need this perfume in my life. I don't even care if its horrid, its gaga! :')

Nieka said...

Brilliant review! I took a sniff from the sample page in the recent Lady Gaga Vogue, and I must say, I loved it, after letting it settle on my skin. It smelled more sweet than floral to me though. I definitely want to pop into the stores to sample it properly.

Megan Gelderd said...

Im surprised Lady Gaga didn't come up with a more unique scent :( and the last type of scent i thought she would have brought out was something fruity/floral x

Charlotte said...

Great review, I was scared it was gonna be like other celeb perfumes. I think the only celeb perfume I like is the Kim Kardashian one..Rihanna's is ok . I'll sniff this and see if it's worth it. But the bottle is gorgeous, so vamp. haha

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Zaynab said...

I love the bottle !

Polly said...

OMG i want it i want it i want it! might be getting it tomorrow!!!!
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Andrea said...

I was so curious to try this, but I read a lot of not so positive reviews about it and I don't think it will suit me anymore... I'm all about heavy scents, like Jil Sander Style Essence - that kind of parfum where you are only allowed to use a teeeeeny tiny amount or it will be to overpowering.

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Chlo Boe said...

Have you tried Gucci Premiere,it smells so good and lasts all day!<3 your really prety btw ^_^ xxx

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Shamaine said...

Ive tried this once, but I didnt really like. But I love the packaging

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Jaymie said...

great review!
i hadn't heard much about this perfume, I've not seen any adverts or anything. it all sounds very interesting with the 'deadly nightshade' which conjures up images of tim burtons nightmare before christmas! But i know what you mean about it being forgettable like other perfumes!
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Alex said...

Omg I saw this in Superdrug the other day and was fascinated by the bottle, I personally think it's beautiful. However I think the actual fragrance is a bit too powerful for me, I agree it's not going to become a signature scent for me either.

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The Picture of Mary ♥ said...

It so good!!

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Jenna said...

I heard that this perfume smells just like Rihanna's second perfume. Which I actually love (Probably because I love anything that has to do with Rihanna haha) But I really love the black fluid for this one...so sexual and awesome!

Reckless Rekha. said...

ooo loving your honesty Sammi but yeah the packaging is so misleading if the smell is floralish as you describe. great post x

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Georgina Burnell said...

I really want to try it actually! I love the packaging!

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Hannah | MARIBLEU said...

I haven't smelt it yet, but the design is so gorgeous in my opinion and I'm loving the black liquid. Still want to try and smell it! I remember reading a review Lily Pebbles did on this.. great to read another opinion on it!

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Afura said...

i absolutely love your new banner. the drawing is so pretty

Eleanor said...

really want to try this... love the bottle anyways! :)
<3
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- B said...

I ove the bottler and the fact that the perfume is black ( how cool is that?LOL!)
I really want to try this.
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ami tomar said...

So cute. Not Lady Gaga. This perfume. I am going to try this.
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ami tomar said...

Very cute swatches, I like this so much. It is very fine. I like this.
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cherrydoll said...

I TOTALLY agree with your review! Glad I'm not the only one who thought that :)

Niamh Scallan said...

It's great to hear what you thought of the perfume :)

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Grace said...

I grabbed a sample of this the other day, I while I like it, I don't think it's that unique. The bottle is cool though!

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This looks lovely, and its a great review! Defiantly going to pick up a sample asap!
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JoJo said...

great review - i've had my eyes on this fragrance for a while now but haven't smelt it as yet! dying to get my paws on it!

xx

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