I am on the fence about this one. When I first smelled it at the store I liked it. But then when I went in about a week later to smell it again, it kind of smelled like old lady to me. I also don't like that the perfume is colored so dark. I sprayed some on myself and some dripped onto my cream shirt and stained it permanently.
Ewh, where do I start, oh yeah, it smells SOO cheap! It smells like if you went to your local drugstore & bought a bodyspray for 99cents..I definately expected more. continued >>
On me I get plasticky, overly sweet blackberries. It smells cheap.
This smells very, very similar to Britney Spear's Fantasy. Not exact, but enough to make it worth buying if you already own Fantasy.
I actually like this scent. It's not too sweet and it didn't give me a headache, however, like L.G., it's derivative. There's nothing unique about it.
I'm not a gaga hater by all means I actually love her and what she stands for but I can't say the same about the fragrance... first of all I waas expecting something remarkable and groundbreaking but what I got was a synthetic mess in a bottle... It is something that has already been done before... Like most of the other celeb perfumes out there just in a dark black fluid... It is on the pricey side of things too for something that didnt' last long on me at all... it is rather ''soft''. The bottle is the only thing that is different. The lotion is actually black too which is kinda gross it looks like tar, not knocking gaga but she could have done better. I think nicki minaj did a better job, just my opinion tho.
This stuff smells exactly like Escada's pacific paradise. At first spray, I was like I know this scent, my sister adores Escada and I know their scents very well. For those of you who have tried this perfume and are confused by it, You have to really understand this perfume before you spray it. I read a description of this from the NST blog, and basically this fragrance is not your typical pyramidal fragrance, there are no top/middle/base notes. It has a trampoline structure and has a random propulsion. What does that mean? The notes come out at different times, changes frequently and smells different on everyone. It has a metamorphosis quality which is soo lady gaga, IMO. She is the queen of transformation, always changing, always shocking. Interesting concept but sort of annoying when you want to smell the same each time you spray your perfume. Imagine if all perfume "changed" like that in the bottle, on your skin, when the weathers different...hmm kinda interesting. But I'm sure perfume changes slightly during hormonal changes and body chemistry. Such an interesting topic, I'm interested to research that more. But as far as this perfume goes...it never morphed on me, not once. All I could smell all day and the day after is that damn Escada scent, which made me miss my sister and reminisce.
Nice bottle and I'm a sucker for the black fluid gimmick. The scent is actually very pleasant to me, as I have a soft spot for very sweet scents and this is, indeed, very sweet.
However, how an artist who's been cultivating an edgy, avant garde persona for years came up with a perfume that practically smells like fruit gum, is beyond me.
First things first; I don't get why this is being described as a fruity/floral - FAME is definitely something that I would describe as a floriental fragrance. On me there is only the tiniest hint of apricot, but it so short lived that it doesn't really make an lasting impression on me. I think some people may be confusing the rich honey accord as apricot, grape or similar.
The belladonna and other florals develop almost as quickly as the honey on me, which evens out the sweet honey with the dark floral notes. FAME was a tricky perfume to review, as the floral center to it seems a bit different every time I wear it and try to jot a few thoughts on it down; sometimes it seems powdered, and sometimes everything seems spicier, thanks to the orchid. The listed belladonna, jasmine and orchid are the most developed floral notes but, overall, the floral heart to FAME is similar to Illamasqua Freak.
After about an hour or so a lingering sense of liquorice starts to carry through the floral notes, so maybe there's some anise in the mix too? Around this time the florals gradually deepen and become peppery, thanks to the saffron. As the floral notes gradually settle into the background a note of patchouli begins to develop, giving the fragrance a 'dirty' feel and enhancing the spicy notes. I'm not sure which individual spice notes are used in the incense accord, but FAME slowly becomes darker, and as the lingering honey fades, slightly smoky - some wood accords in here too?
Official scent notes: Belladonna, incense, honey drops, saffron, apricot, jasmine, tiger orchid.
Many people seem to be disappointed by how 'normal' FAME is, but you have to remember that it is one of Coty's celebrity ranges; it is in a lower price bracket and has to appeal to as many people, on a international scale, as possible. Baring these limitations in mind, I'm very happy with my bottle of FAME; it is a bit different from the usual celeb fragrance releases, but it is still easy to wear, with mass appeal.
Whilst FAME does go close to the skin after a couple of hours, I still catch lingering wisps throughout the day. When I wore it to bed, it was still detectable on my skin the next day. No: FAME doesn't stain skin or clothes. I've even sprayed it directly onto a white t shirt and the liquid does indeed spray clear, despite being black in the bottle.
I like this perfume! It did smell different sprayed on me the next day, then it did on paper I sprayed it on at the store. It has a more flora/almost peachy scent as time goes on... It also gets *slightly* musky after the first 10 mins, but it goes away too.
I personally picked up no vanilla notes (I read on here some smelt obvious notes). This is not a "going-out" perfume... but I think of it as a sexy everyday perfume (you know those days where you have your best underwear on and no one knows :D ).
I like the edgy packaging, and cool claw.
Price didn't exactly break the bank, but still expensive for a common blend of scents. I like Lady Gaga, I like the bottle, and I like the smell so I gave the cost a 4... Of course if it was a bit cheaper I would give a 5 (isn't that always the case? lol)