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Lady Gaga presents her first fragrance in collaboration with her own The Haus Laboratories Paris and fragrance company Coty. The perfume, called Fame, comes out on the market in Sept 2012.

Fame is composed in an unusual way; the fragrance does not respect the pyramidal structure of the composition, but uses so-called "push-pull technology” by which the ingredients are mixed to highlight different aspects of each fragrant note at the same time, without any hierarchy.

The fragrance is built on three main accords: dark accord, sensual accord and light accord. The dark accord includes poisonous flower Belladonna and incense, which evolve into the sensual and opulent wave of honey drops, saffron and apricot. A floral veil of Sambac jasmine and tiger orchid embody light and beauty.

The liquid of the perfume is also innovative—it is colored in black but becomes invisible when it touches the skin. Just like the fame itself: "It’s black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne."

The bottle is designed in collaboration with Nick Knight, and advertising campaign is shot by Steven Klein. The fragrance is available as Eau de Parfum.

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Fragrance Notes

Belladonna Orchid Jasmine Sambac Honey Apricot Saffron Incense

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Fame Fragrance Reviews

KDJ
KDJ

To me, this fragrance reminds me of Gain laundry detergent. Good thing I enjoy the smell though, so I'm continuing to use it! This perfume is linear, but I enjoy the sweetness of the honey mixed with the incense.

Jul
20
2014
Natalie Carter
Natalie Carter

Oh! I'm soooo bored, so i'll just comment on my ever favourite, my idols fragrance and also my sign. fragrance again........... Ok, first of all, even if one isn't a litttle monster, this frag will still be appreciated by some...... My mom didn't tell me to stay away from this monster, instead she really liked it Yayy!

I suck at identifying notes, but i think i noticed most of the notes, but i don't know how belladonna smells like though. Fame is a really sweet mature scent but i'm sure that anyone can wear it. I love the bottle and the innovative black fluid that sprays clear. Wow!!!◼️◾️▪️

Jul
20
2014
callmethekhaleesi
callmethekhaleesi

This fragrance, to me, is just like Mother Monster herself - very in-your-face, and you either love it or you hate it. I personally am terrible at detecting individual notes; I'm more of an impression smeller, if you know what I mean. To me, this fragrance is equal parts elderly woman and hooker. It is very floral and heavy. Definitely try it before you buy it. I love Lady Gaga's music. Her fragrance, not so much. I would love it if she started a whole perfume line, like Beyonce or Katy Perry - I would definitely at least sample them all. But I haven't heard anything so far about her working on a new scent, and it's been a couple years.

Jul
18
2014
Karmaluna
Karmaluna

I adore this perfume it's both sweet with a hint of dark mustiness... But it just doesn't last long...

Jul
17
2014
1potatoeshort
1potatoeshort

Love this perfume, very alluring sweet scent. Kinda smells like cotton candy. Reminds me of sthe strip club.

Jul
13
2014
FragranceSwettie
FragranceSwettie

Ok, I have to emphasize that I'm neither lady gaga fans nor haters.. Hmm, though I do like some of her songs haha.. So, lets go back to the review for Fame. To be honest, after browsing through some of the reviews here.. I find it there are some really unfair bias reviews for it. I'm wondering if the name change it to Lady Coco, will it still have the same treatment like now o.O

Starting from the bottle, the design is really different from the others celebrities perfumes line.. Normally, the range of celebrities are more on the cute/safe classy design side. Fame design is much more daring bold, even the liquid is in black. The smell of it, is not sickening sweet at all. It's a very grown up smell, with a little sexy hint in it ( definitely its not in a feminine way) I do agree that not everyone may able to accept this smell, but in my opinion it's just like every perfume. It's all up to individual kind of taste, just kinda way too much negative reviews for it..

Personally, I do own a bottle of fame. I love it on the first smell at Sephora, but didnt buy it on the spot. My sweet sister bought it for me to cheer me up when I was having my hard time :). I wear it often, so far no one complaints to me that I smell bad. Even my bf was quite attracted with this smell on me. Conclusion, Fame a confident, sexy lady that wanna be different in her very own way..

Jul
13
2014
Tine1world
Tine1world

Amazing so much to said on this one, so many differing opinions. WOW. I bought this as it was so inexpensive and I kind of liked the bottle. Yep I thought it was a black bottle until I brought it home and examined it with my glazzies on. Glazzies from 'A Clock Work Orange'>

To read all these reviews will take some time, and right now I am doubtful that anything I can add about this fragrance called 'Fame' will express the effect of this fragrance any better than any other of you reviewers here have already done.

So I will allude to my short sightedness, as I'm actually long sighted. So out come my reading Glazzies and I can examine the flacon in more detail, and the liquid is black. Oh Okay then. I paid a mere $18.oo Aussie dollaroozies for a 100 mill EDP, as I did, the shop assistant grimaced and became extremely snobby with me, pardon me for purchasing a 'Lady GaGa' fragrance? How lowly and tacky of me to do so. Mind you I was inspired by what I thought to be a saffron inclusive fragrance, which features in some of my 'Jeanne Arthes' Fragrances.??? Works well right now in the damp chilly Melbourne winter.

Back to the flacon, which at first reminded of something in the vain of an 'Object De Art' Deco style, sadly now realising the mimicking of GaGa's silly 'Gene Simmon's' shoes. Maybe that's why she's been elusive of date? Lost her footing so to speak?. Yes and that 'Egg' Shaped bottle. That's what most of you call it? Something akin to the original 'Alien' advertising poster for the movie of that name sake. MMMmm something so sublime in the presentation as in subliminal. Dark and murky.

I want to like the bottle design more, but the plasticky and Kitsch claw adorning the top does seem to be another parody. I can't see mother earth through all that muck.

I can't really pick out any notes at all. I bought this from 'My Chemist' a huge chain of chemist's here in Aussie land, I don't dislike this fragrance. It's not too sweet, but boy does it evaporate quickly no more than two hours or so. No wonder the sales lady grimaced. But for the low price and the golden claw I could not resist. Suckered in finally by a facade.

Cheers. T. ps I will not re purchase, but I am not feeling cheated either. Like the presenter of this fragrance it's ephemeral. Much like life only I do hope there's less gloom for the rest of us. Less talons to grapple with as well.

Jul
11
2014
Littlegrassstraw
Littlegrassstraw

This is how it smells to me: Sweet vanillaey scent alternating with a bit of flowery freshness. It starts with a nasty boost of synthetic generic fruity but don't worry, soon the vanilla creaminess takes over and improves the scent into a more classy and better smelling version of Rihanna Reb'l Fleur with vanilla instead of coconut, so less "oily". If Reb'l Fleur is diving into a sea of sweet creaminess, this is dipping a toe and the cream is surrounded by a few delicate flowers. Soon enough I had something close to vanilla sugar on my skin. It sits close to the skin but lasts very long on my skin (until next day). This sweet stuff is not my type of scent but if you like vanilla scents fame might be worth a try.

Jul
08
2014
Searro
Searro

For those who know my rule-of-thumb with perfume or cologne, it's a simple one: maximum longevity. And I'm not partial to any one particular designer or company in selecting a great fragrance.

When Lady Gaga personally engineered her own perfume, Fame, through Coty, I was stoked. Because everything that is Stefani Germanotta has proven bold, controversial, and avant garde. And that's very nearly what this perfume is--from the distinctive black fluid, to the egg-shaped bottle held by its golden claw cap. But I'm sorry to say that Fame has little to no longevity beyond an hour, at the most.

However, that's not to say that this one-of-a-kind celebrity perfume isn't an absolutely gorgeous scent. Two key notes I was surprised not to've seen in the composition are plum and grape. This fragrance is just bursting with aromatic fruit, and it is NOT musky at all, as a few reviewers have mentioned. While it's not as cutesy as Nicki Minaj's juicy, candy signatures, Fame is a light combination of orchid and potent jasmine floral notes, infused with sweet peach and, as I said, grape and honey that blend seamlessly.

My chief complaint on Fame is the PRICE. Funny story on how I purchased my bottle of this delightfully distinct perfume. I bought a 1.0 oz. at K Mart for $32.00. Then, shopping later at our local TJ Maxx (an incredible place for yesterday's hot fragrances, along with Marshall's), I happened upon a 1.7 oz. bottle of Fame for just $12.00! Needless to say, I got my refund from K Mart. With all due respect to the genius of Lady Gaga and Coty perfumers, I'm willing to pay $15.00 ~ $20.00 for a 1.0 oz. of Fame Black Fluid, but anything higher would be a poor investment. There are Victoria's Secret body mists with greater longevity, ladies.

Jul
08
2014
guest_
guest_

For those who know my rule-of-thumb with perfume or cologne, it's a simple one: maximum longevity. And I'm not partial to any one particular designer or company in selecting a great fragrance.

When Lady Gaga personally engineered her own perfume, Fame, through Coty, I was stoked. Because everything that is Stefani Germanotta has proven bold, controversial, and avant garde. And that's very nearly what this perfume is--from the distinctive black fluid, to the egg-shaped bottle held by its golden claw cap. But I'm sorry to say that Fame has little to no longevity beyond an hour, at the most.

However, that's not to say that this one-of-a-kind celebrity perfume isn't an absolutely gorgeous scent. One key note I was surprised not to've seen in the composition is plum and grape. This fragrance is just bursting with aromatic fruit, and it is NOT musky at all, as a few reviewers have mentioned. While it's not as cutesy as Nicki Minaj's juicy, candy signatures, Fame is a light combination of orchid and potent jasmine floral notes, infused with sweet peach and, as I said, grape and honey that blend seamlessly.

My chief complaint on Fame is the PRICE. Funny story on how I purchased my bottle of this delightfully distinct perfume. I bought a 1.0 oz. at K Mart for $32.00. Then, shopping later at our local TJ Maxx (an incredible place for yesterday's hot fragrances, along with Marshall's), I happened upon a 1.7 oz. bottle of Fame for just $12.00! Needless to say, I got my refund from K Mart. With all due respect to the genius of Lady Gaga and Coty perfumers, I'm willing to pay $15.00 ~ $20.00 for a 1.0 oz. of Fame Black Fluid, but anything higher would be a poor investment. There are Victoria's Secret body mists with greater longevity, ladies.

Jul
08
2014
Lavenchy
Lavenchy

Nevertheless of what people "say", I can really detect a lot of bias reviews and votings here, I think Lady Gaga made a descent scent, very tasteful and lovely. Somedays I could smell Ellie Saab Le Parfum in this but with a sweeter sprinkle, and in other days this smells just like those expensive Parisian perfumes that could sell up to $200, maybe because of what it claims about a "push-pull" technology. Anyways, it's absolutely lovely for the colder months and maybe for spring if you like too. This one goes to my favorites, if only it's longevity lasted 7 hours instead of only 5 hours then I'd totally get attached with it.

Jul
08
2014
stayclassy
stayclassy

Yeah, putting aside the who, it's not bad. it's actually one of my more enjoyed fragrances. Will probably get a backup bottle too. it's really pretty good. I tested it with my mom and aunt before they knew what they were smelling and they liked it.

I think because I got this around novemeber-december that it reminds me of Christmas. So personally I have to say it's more of a fall-winter fragrance than a summer one. There's just something in it that produces that 'cozy' feeling, but there's still a lightness/sweetness to it. I'm not overly familiar with saffron, belladonna or incense so I'm not able to say how or where those show, but the floral fruity is there. I'm guessing the incense and saffron would contribute to the cozy feeling? but that's just a guess.

Overall, it is a really good fragrance that seems to get a lot of the 'Paris Hilton' type flack. You know, if you hate her you don't want to give her perfume a chance because of how terrible you think she is, because that's how terrible you want her perfume to be? But we all learn eventually that even crappy Paris Hilton has at least 1 good fragrance(for me it was dazzle, REALLY hard to admit). I imagine that's some of the case here.

Obviously this won't be to everyone's taste, being a fruity floral. But I think it's relatively unique in it's composition, however that's just me and I'm still learning and testing. If nothing else, it does last like a perfume should. It seems like a lot of perfumes, especially in the floral-fruity category, tend to not 'stick' for more than a few hours.

Jul
06
2014
chancchiu
chancchiu

This perfume will rank as one of the greatest commercial flops in history

What started off as a $120 perfume can now be gotten for a mere $40 and still no takers

Unusual packaging with a common scent.

Jun
27
2014
ZackJSullivan
ZackJSullivan

I am a huge fan of Gaga and this was one of my first fragrances ever! Now a midst a collection of nearly 60 different scents, this one still stands out for me a lot.

First off, the black liquid. It's almost completely clothing friendly, just be careful spraying it on a pure white shirt, you may be able to notice it. That being said, I think it's really unique that it's black!

This scent is INCREDIBLY long lasting and sharp, spicy, and just overall lovely. The incense is very intense, and for me, the honey is not the top note. I find this to be the exact opposite of a sweet, succulent fragrance, and I love that about it. It has a pungency and uniqueness about it that reminds me of those qualities in Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur, even though these are two ENTIRELY different scents.

This scent screams luxury, boldness, confidence, and class, with a wild side that is utterly flawless!

Jun
18
2014
caylarhene
caylarhene

I was afraid to buy this perfume with all its bad reviews. But I finally got it today and I have to say its lovely. I probably have over 100 perfumes and body sprays and I know what cheap smells like and this is not it.
My friend sprayed it on her and it lasted for hours!!! And the sillage on her was amazing. I love the smell. Nothing really floral about it to me but soft dry honey with maybe a hint of a little floral but nothing boom boom big. Everyone's body chemistry isn't gna work well with this perfume I thinks she did a good job. It sure does stand out and doesn't smell like everything else.

Jun
17
2014
elaheahsan
elaheahsan

I can't understand why it has so many dislikes.Well,the black color reminds us of sth dark which fame is not.But anyway,It's a lovely sweet fragrance.

Jun
16
2014
Elite Gentleman
Elite Gentleman

I was out shopping with a former girlfriend of mine when she insisted I tried this. She liked it, wanted to buy it, but also (thankfully) wanted my opinion first. I frowned, looked her straight in the face, and said "no way you're wearing that".

She got a little upset I think, but I bought her a Love in White as a surprise shortly after which she adored.

Never ever wear this around a man, ladies. You'll reek, I tell you. R-e-e-k.

Jun
14
2014
Hannehoney
Hannehoney

Very synthetic and strong....this gave me a headache..too overpowering and intense for me

Jun
09
2014
CatherineLaundon
CatherineLaundon

I think this perfume should win some kind of award for the greatest advertising/actual product dissonance. The black fluid, alien egg-shaped bottle and American Horror Story-esque adverts set it up to be musky, dark, spicy- almost Womanity-like (a perfume that Gaga had confessed to wearing in the past).

Instead what we get is a surprisingly sweet mix of honey and apricots with a base of incense.

However, I do not believe that this perfume is deserving of all the dislikes it gets on this site. I believe that the majority of people who down-voted it, did so because they were duped by the marketing and hype into believing that it would smell like one thing, and when it didn't turn out quite like they were expecting, instantly wrote it off.

But take away the all the packaging, the bottle, forget you've seen those ads and just smell the perfume for what it is. The scent is not terrible, in fact it's quite nice. This perfume doesn't consist of the 3-tiered structure but has a push-pull effect, meaning that different combinations of ingredients are supposed to get brought out at different times and in different intensities on your skin. This sounds amazing but i'm confused as to how this actually works.

No one ingredient stands out on me. At first the scent opens as a heavy, honeyed floral of jasmine and orchid. Then they quickly mix together to form honeyed apricots with saffron and orchid. They dry-down is a lovely indulgent mix of Incense and belladonna (though this perfume never gets too dark, despite its appearances).

Scent cloud= 2 hours (moderate) Total wear time on me= 12+ hours (lasts all day)

This is the perfume that I've had the most compliments on whenever i've worn it.

And for all those people reading this, who get snobby about celebrity fragrances, just remember that once you're wearing it, nobody can see the bottle!

May
25
2014
poppyluv
poppyluv

Sorry to the Gaga fan base... the " Little Monsters" or whatever, but this fragrance is all hype and no substance. I usually ignore the celeb "face" behind the fragrance and focus on the scent itself but her image is so noxious I can't separate the two. I have no problem with Goth or dark and morbid... I am attracted to it actually, but this is a whole nother story. All I think of with this Monster is blood, gore, secretions and bad taste. I still sampled it expecting a scent like Tom Ford's Black Orchid or Thierry Mugler's Angel (I own both) but I was surprised... generic, boring... blah. Like her music. Smells like a million other scents on the market. I'll pass.

May
22
2014
AgentMakeup007
AgentMakeup007

This perfume is shallow... And as fake as anything could get. It promised to be the most revolutionary, show stopping, ground breaking fragrance ever made, but it did not even come close to that. I am not a Lady Gaga fan, but I do love trying out new perfumes all the time. And let me tell ya, she managed the press pretty well to get people to shed their money (and tons of it) on this piece of crap. I was amused when she started saying the perfume would contain molecules and chemicals of her own blood and also proteins present in semen; What? Couldn't get more bizarre than that, right? One of her many, many tactics to create a scandal out of her perfume release. Blood and semen contain lipids, glucose (sugar), acids, and many other components present in almost everything we use everyday, including the ingredients that make notes in every perfume. So her statement was as dumb as her lyrics.
Anyway, back to the perfume, it's all about dissapointment. When you first see the bottle, it is SO beautiful and dark looking, the type of bottle you would imagine a witch has, and then when you touch it and open it, you notice it's all soft plastic. Very cheap and bulky!!!! Then when you spray it on, the black liquid turns transparent, which is really cool. And finally when you smell it *drumroll*, it's just a fruity smell that fades off the skin after 15 minutes. Terrible, terrible, terrible. You can get THE SAME smell buying an Avon fruit splash for after shower and it still would be better than Lady Gaga's perfume in terms of uniqueness and longevity. I was expecting a musky, dark, groundbreaking strong smell with exquisite longevity but this just failed in all of those departments. Sorry Lady G, but you should have spent less money on advertisements and more on the actual product.

May
20
2014
danniskid
danniskid

I saw this at Sephora in late 2012 when it first came out, and I totally fell in love with the bottle. I decided I didn’t like the way it smelled and I was not going to pay the full price for a pretty piece of glass and a fragrance I was never going to wear. I was lucky enough to find this (in a set with the body lotion and shower gel) for $20 at a Boxing Day sale at the end of 2013. After actually spraying this on my skin, when I got it home, I changed my mind. I actually kind of like it. On my skin for the first few minutes it smells a lot like Nude by Rihanna. It’s light and floral. Not sure why so many people seem to dislike this.

However the lotion and shower gel are sort of gross. They tried sticking with the ‘black fluid’ thing, which doesn’t work because it just comes out as a dark blue-grey goopy mess.

May
19
2014
ShroomRavioli
ShroomRavioli

There's just something intoxicating about this perfume. It's very sweet at first, kind of like gummy bears and licorice but then it becomes more edgy, deeper and absolutely charming and sexy.

May
17
2014
cyanne
cyanne

The carton and bottle are a designer's dark delight, but the contents, harmless and plesantly banal. The ball and claw flacon beckons like a heavy metal bird of prey, but like the Lady herself, it's all pop plastic. The black liquid promises sultry,musky, intoxicating, but all we get is a few moments of Fame.

May
15
2014
Rosamelia
Rosamelia

I'm in love with this sweet smell! Definitely smells expensive, grown up... and whomever came up with the name for this perfume hit that nail on spot: Fame is overpowering, addictive and sickly sweet at times. I'll tell you a secret: I gave my wrist a lick as the sweetness smelled that good... but nope, it's not edible after all. :P

May
13
2014
janechemi
janechemi

its a very sweet floral at first but when it dries down the smokey smell comes out and mixes with the floral. its become my 'i dont want to wear anything specific' perfume.

May
12
2014
Fabulous Kevin
Fabulous Kevin

For me it smells good, very sweet. The Belladonna and honey really stand out. Power lasting is also amazing, it stays more than 8 hours on my skin, very nice for a celebrity scent, good job Gaga!

May
11
2014
lilywhite13
lilywhite13

Nothing original and outstanding here.

May
11
2014
Sxaninha
Sxaninha

I think it's similar to Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, but Fame is a bit softer and sweeter and more fruiter, the Lady Million is more floral!

May
11
2014
carlayorke
carlayorke

A friend gave me a sample of this, and I liked it enough to buy a $30 bottle at Winners. It is a bit sickly sweet, but I like the floral, lightly smoky undertones. It is not long lasting. After an hour it is gone on me. I tried it layered with Alien EDP (a possibly weird combo, but I liked it....layering the jasmine with the honey suited me). A decent, fun scent but not my fave.
I find the scent to be quite like Lady Gaga--a flashy, attention getting exterior with likeable, catchy and very popular songs.

May
07
2014
ChesleyMusic
ChesleyMusic

Just got this perfume. I smell the sprayer, and voila it smells like dry honey.

May
05
2014
ruxandra19
ruxandra19

"Black, like the soul of fame" so describes Lady Gaga her first perfume. The black fluid of this perfume it's a premiere in the whole world, the only till now and what I find best it's that it becomes invisible on the skin. 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 fruity floral scent. The smell it's veritable and kinda sweet but in a good way and not too much and in this way it's revealed the allure of the "fame". The only negative stuff with this perfume it's the longevity which is very reduced, I can say that on me it last maximum 5 hours with indulgence but it's worth a new application because the smell it's divine.

May
02
2014
Velvet_Touch
Velvet_Touch

This is a very light and dark fragrance. Very suitable for casual wears and daytime. The honey notes are so plesantly mixing with incense. I plan to place an order on Strawberrynet these days, as it's on sale and I cannot miss this!

Apr
30
2014
sssssssarah
sssssssarah

I like this perfume. Mostly. It has a really strong initial scent that I wasn't too fond of. After the drydown I liked it a lot better. However, with my body chemistry it smells like rootbeer. Not sure how I feel about that.
Awesome bottle!

Apr
26
2014
GoldDustedWoman
GoldDustedWoman

I love it. I wear it a lot. My cute mailman told me i smelled good :)

Apr
26
2014
ChesleyMusic
ChesleyMusic

It's a BIT Midnight Fantasy-ish sweetness of Apricot and Honey.

Apr
26
2014
Sarbira Preece
Sarbira Preece

Not a fan of this one. I dont feel like the scent is particularly sophisticated in its sweetness neither pleasant. Merely overpowering and sickly..and thats saying a lot because i love sweet scents.

Apr
23
2014
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

I was very excited when I heard that Lady Gaga was coming out with a perfume so I had to get it. My aunt bought this for me as a Christmas gift so I was very excited and had high expectations for this perfume.First of all...I love the black liquid and the design.It screams Lady Gaga's style.

The smell: it's a very fruity spicy oriental floral fragrance. Now I was hoping that the incense in this perfume would be heavy and make the smell very dark and mysterious like a baby sister of Dior Poison but I was disappointed by the fact that it wasn't dark enough. The silage is very weak and the lasting power only stayed for a few hours on me. The lasting power is quite moderate but not strong enough for my taste because I feel like this perfume is nice for the night time and definitely in cold weather. This fragrance is also nice in the fall. I was very disappointed by the fact that this fragrance wasn't strong enough or dark enough because the advertisement showed that this would be edgy and naughty. Is it nice? Yes. Does it last all night? No. I just wanted more from this and it was actually on the right path on being something special IF she added more incense. Now what I do like about the fragrance is the fact that the smell is very pleasant and I love the design.
I had high expectations for this one but it just didn't satisfy my senses.

Apr
18
2014
PurpleMyst
PurpleMyst

I tried this out twice in the store. The first time I sprayed it on my wrist (my pulse point) and it started out rather sharp and off-putting on me. I really didn't think I liked it. A few weeks later I decided to give it another try, this time on the back of my hand. The initial smell was the same as last time, but after about half an hour I really started to like it! It dried down to a nice, sweet, fruity-honey scent. I definitely plan on getting this some time!

Apr
16
2014
stephanieshopaholic
stephanieshopaholic

I was initially drawn in by the black color and odd bottle shape, but on first smell I wasn't really a fan, so I left the store without it. However, I found myself smelling my wrist all day after that, the scent is very addictive, I had to have it. Since then I've bought several bottles and it's one of my favorites, I wore it daily for a long time and have only now started switching to others.

Apr
15
2014
ChesleyMusic
ChesleyMusic

Lady Gaga Fame is a unisex perfume by American performance artist Lady Gaga. Please change "for women" to unisex... This is a good fragrance mostly if you're a collector

Apr
13
2014
ccee85
ccee85

To me, this smells exactly like Katy Perry's Killer Queen. The only difference is that this does not last as long.

Apr
12
2014
Lipglossjunkee
Lipglossjunkee

Hmm on first spritz I smell honey and apricot, possibly a little incense but it's mostly sweet and fruity on me...it dries down to a musky fruity fragrance on me, I really get no jasmine or orchid at all. And that is completely fine, as I truly love how this fragrance smells.

At first I was afraid to even TRY it in the store...the bottle looks like an alien laid an egg, and knowing Lady Gaga it could smell like just about anything--ass, death, you name it. But I gave it a spritz in Rite Aid of all places and COULD NOT stop sniffing my wrist. I went back 3 days in a row and tested it out before I decided to buy (and with my Rewards discount, got a small bottle for $15)

Sillage is moderate and longevity is really amazing, like 9 hours. I am eager to see what other fragrances she comes out with. I'm normally leery of celeb frags, but this is one I adore. I would DEFINITELY repurchase.

Apr
11
2014
daniellepolet
daniellepolet

I think this one is very sexy and feminine. I´ve never smelled anything like Fame to be honest - in a good way. This perfume is definitely something I'm going to purchase.

Apr
09
2014
Bruxadomar
Bruxadomar

Really like this one but on me doesn't last long an hour tops luckily I have got a small one for my bag just touch up every now and then .

Mar
31
2014
kristina_vili
kristina_vili

It`s nice scent,long lasting on my skin.I think there is something similar at the beginning to Black XS ,which I have

Mar
31
2014
Lillitth
Lillitth

I also tend to avoid celebrity perfumes but I was anxious to try this one based on the notes and reviews. First off I LOVE the bottle. I might keep it just because I love the bottle so much. And when I first spray it on, I love it! It's a beguiling smokey honey. This is a light perfume on me though and dissipates pretty quickly. I have to apply it very heavily to have it maintain a scent for more than a couple of hours. My husband really likes this one and gives it an 8.5.

Mar
29
2014
athenab2
athenab2

I tend to avoid celebrity scents, and only smelt this one out of curiosity to see what Gaga was up to. I loved it straight away and had to have it. It settles beautifully on the skin and lasts a good few hours. Honey and make it an alluring scent that is unique but not overpowering.

Mar
25
2014
caros76
caros76

I have always avoided celebrity perfumes, but made an exception with Fame. It's a fun scent, I think best suited younger wearers, something for a nightclub. I wouldn't give it to a more mature age lady.

Mar
23
2014
perfumeaddictio
perfumeaddictio

I don't know how you can find this scent generic because it certainly isn't. This scent is so unique and very mysterious, it does certainly make you feel enigmatic. If you think that this is just a typical celebrity scent which doesn't even exist because all celebrity scents smell different, then look up the story behind this, what they have put in this perfume and have done to it is extraordinary. Go and smell this for yourself.

Mar
23
2014
fionaong
fionaong

Honey is the first thing that comes to my mind. Very floral and sweet. A tad powdery. Quite long-lasting. Lasted me the whole day and I can still smell it after I came out of the shower.

A suprisingly wearable perfume, despite the look of the bottle and the fact that it is a perfume by Lady Gaga.

She did a good job.

Mar
18
2014
Quarantine
Quarantine

This is not a perfume I would have even considered had I not smelt a sample of it and absolutely fallen in love. In the best way possible, I have never smelt anything quite like it and none of my other perfumes compare in terms of how fantastic it smells, and for that reason it has become my signature scent. Upon first spray it opens with a subtle musky fruitiness, and the honey and apricot seem to dominate. After about half an hour it dries down to a beautiful sexy floral with just the right amount of muskiness and sweetness. To me this a lot more sophisticated and complex than many generic fruity florals, it truly is a fragrance masterpiece and draws in many compliments.

Mar
10
2014
theposhest
theposhest

I tried this in the store, my first thoughts were 'Wow,this is too strong, I shouldn't have sprayed myself' Until I left the store minutes later and the scent began to set and I thought 'This actually smells nice, this smells really good, I should have bought' I returned to purchase the perfume a week later.

Moral of the story: It smells good, it lasts and try perfumes on before splurging

Mar
09
2014
dnamy
dnamy

i don't care much for lady gaga herself, but i decided to test this out anyway and i've gotta say, i like it! i can understand how other people wouldn't like it, to me it smells like generic fruit gummy candy (and looks like grape koolaid to boot!) however i really enjoy that sick-y sweet smell. 7/10

Mar
08
2014
eau de nath
eau de nath

I like this perfume. The bottle and the liquid was very nice. Black liquid evaporates into clear upon spraying. Upon application, you can notice floral notes and honey and the apricot was really noticeable. The apricot note makes the perfume sweet and bittery. The drydown was nice but it smells similar to other floriental perfumes. The longevity was great, really lasts long(I don't understand why people say it was light). The honey note was outstanding but very well blended with other floral notes(white floral and the orchid). I can't sense the incense note here(for me that's great!). At first, I thought there's vanilla note in here. Fame by Lady G. was nice but you could expect similarities to other floriental perfumes like BVL Jasmin Noir and Impalpable by Michael Cinco. The scent was addictive and delicious. All in all, the bottle was nice especially the idea of black liquid, and the scent was nice and seductive/attractive.
Flacon: 8/10
White floral: 35%
Oriental: 40%
other floral: 15%
Sweet/fruity: 15%
Personal rating: 8.5/10

Mar
03
2014
Natalieanne
Natalieanne

I can only smell it on myself for about an hour. It smells very soft and floral on my skin, I probably won't be buying it again :(

Mar
01
2014
Natalie Carter
Natalie Carter

First of all, i would like to thank all the makers of this wonderful perfume and Lady Gaga. She's so creative and it smells different on everyone. Its so popular but i guess i am the only one using it here. Fame is so addictive and its quite safe to wear and they like it a lot. Its like Gaga herself - unexpected. I thought it would be really dark and Mugler-like. But its sweet and fruity floral, although it is still mysterious. Its simply the best. I would still like this even if i was not a little monster. Its simply the best

Feb
27
2014
GregorAPBDH
GregorAPBDH

Fame by Lady Gaga is an amazing perfume from the godess of love. The box for the perfume is very simple which is the complete opposite of what i expected from Gaga herself. The bottle is also very simple but also very good to look at unlike some other celebs bottles. The smell of the perfume is different on everyone's skin so we cant get an overall verdict of what notes stand out. I love the smell of Fame on my skin as it is floral with a hint of the honey and incense. The liquid in the perfume bottle is BLACK ! The first of its kind and is the most interesting part of the perfume as it sprays clear.
This perfume gets a 9/10 from me :)

Feb
25
2014
ms rochambeau
ms rochambeau

There's really no reason to waste much time expounding on this scent as it's just your average fit-the-formula-fruity-floral and nothing more.

Feb
24
2014
reyjasson
reyjasson

I always wanted to try this fragrance. I even did my research and read reviews on how it smells like. Most users said it was kind of disappointing. Even YouTube video bloggers found it very generic. However, I decided to actually try it myself since comments can be quite biased, and I finally was able to test one when I went to the mall.

Given the over-the-top ads, promo campaigns and advertisements, plus the woman that is Lady Gaga herself, I expected that it would be something extraordinary, innovative and unique. In fact, the bottles were placed on a separate glass compartment together with its various sizes... and there were LOTS OF THEM. There were more or less 50 bottles, as if they were never sold out. In fact, the fragrance was sold for a BUY ONE TAKE ONE promo (unlike the Katy Perry and Rihanna bottles and other celebrity scents which were sold out)

So eventually, I sprayed it on, and the black liquid was on-point. It instantly vanished, and then and there, the notes dissipated. Much to my disappointment, it smelled like detergent powder, the kind of which I actually use for my clothes. It felt very artificial, almost like plastic with an overload of honey and very sweet-smelling flowers. However, it quickly toned down a bit in this warm, seductive, sensual fragrance, but still very sweet at the same time. I liked it a few hours after.

Not the fragrance that I expected. Kinda disappointed, but its quite likeable.

3/5

Feb
24
2014
Fragrantguy
Fragrantguy

I'm very sketchy about this fragrance considering I've smelled it before and found it to be rather sweet. I think it's ironic considering (no offense) about 80% of her fans are gay men. You would think it would be more spicy and possibly a unisex. But alas, this perfume is stated "a fragrance for women" oh well. I've never tried it on myself, but I'm tempted to buy it and try it since I'm finding it so cheap everywhere online. I just don't get how it can be so florally? I expected something dark and mildly sweet, not a completely floral fragrance with a pinch of spice. Incense works amazingly with my body chemistry and I do find the bottle and name itself intriguing. This fragrance also hasn't gotten much attention, which isn't a surprise since it does smell a little generic. Maybe I'll buy it, maybe not, either way it has aroused my curiosity.

UPDATE: I actually found an off brand version of this entitled "Pop Star" with the same black and gold look. According to the package, it smells just like "Fame" and from the tester strip I've had before of "Fame", "Pop Star"is definitely spot on! This fragrance is very florally, but it's a mature, powdery floral, the apricot blends in to wear you smell it, but not as strong as the orchid and belladonna. The dry down is actually heavy on the honey and saffron with the apricot still lingering. It's a delicious/syrupy floral treat with the incense giving it a musky feel throughout. Interestingly beautiful.

Feb
23
2014
eladonnadepont
eladonnadepont

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE. I was sketchy at first when this came out and wondered what Lady Gaga had in store for me, so i took a trip to ULTA, saw the display of it ran up and sprayed some on me. AND FELL IN LOVE, A GREAT FRAGRANCE!!!!

Feb
23
2014
jdokicfan
jdokicfan

This is my signature and the first fragrance i ever bought (being a huge gaga fan) and its what got me obsessed with perfume!

Even though it may be a bit biased because i love gaga so much i actually love this perfume! Its sweet but not too sweet and the honey really balances it all out!

Feb
22
2014
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

I love honeyed florals, and I had a sample of this sitting in my box waiting to be tested for months so I decided to finally give it a shot. I'll be honest- the "black fluid" concept is rather intimidating to me. Once I got past that, I actually like this fragrance quite a lot! It's sweet, certainly, but not so overly sweet that I can't handle it (as happened with Nina Ricci Nina). I get bright apricot and a lot of honey, just a hint of incense, and orchid. As it dries down, it becomes less sweet and a little sexy, even. I have to say that I'm actually falling for this. I could see it being great to wear out to parties (Gaga herself said it would make you smell like "an expensive hooker" and she's not far off). I may just have to get myself a bottle. I thought I was done with celebrity scents but apparently I was wrong!

Feb
19
2014
lsh55
lsh55

Fame is my first and only celebrity fragrance. I bought it after I read about it here and after having tried it in the perfume store. After Christmas I was lucky to find a present box with a 30 ml eau de parfum, a shower gel, and two sets of false eye lashes at a discount price. I like it, a lot actually, even it doesn't last very long on me. I find the black fluid intriguing, also to see the shower gel turning transparent. There's something about this fragrance that intrigues me even I won't compare it to my Chanel perfumes. It goes beyond celebrity fragrances somehow I can't explain. And it's not only the black fluid that does it for me.

Feb
19
2014
Natalia Oviedo
Natalia Oviedo

Really expected more of Lady Gaga. Fame is not bad, but not spectacular. I'm not crazy about it. I bought it blindly hoping to find something totally brash, outlandish, eccentric, mad, out of the ordinary, something never seen before. I came across a fragrance that is just "ok". It is mediocre, nothing special. The bottle, if you take away the lid loses its charm. And the liquid is not even black, it is a very very very dark purple. Meh.

-Nat

Feb
19
2014
Legolas
Legolas

On my opinion this can't be unisex..it is total feminine scent.. honey,jasmin,apricot.. longevity is very good 6-7h,projection average..

Feb
18
2014
JeSuisObside
JeSuisObside

Really, really, REALLY wanted to like this. The alien like art deco ish bottle, the black liquid, the notes of apricot, honey and Belladonna... The orchid, incense and saffron... exotic. But it just smelled like a floral and it didn't turn into anything and then... gone. Sad :( Maybe i'll revisit it in the future and i'll love it ? Perfume is mysterioso like that

Feb
18
2014
alexanna7
alexanna7

Fame is a nice sweet-floral perfume! It does reminds me of fire and ice. The apricot and honey bring that sweet note! The orchid and jasmine bring that floral note,that makes the perfume more feminine. The incense and saffron makes a good duo of spicyness! Over all a well done sweet floral fragrance!

Feb
08
2014
NoireFox
NoireFox

One of the absolute worst perfumes I have ever smelled in my life (and I've smelled A LOT). A jagged synthetic mess, much like the music of the woman in question.

Feb
06
2014
Natalie Carter
Natalie Carter

So this is my second review. This time have really known about Fame. As i've said, Fame is sweet, fruity and floral. The sillage - moderate and lasting power - quite long. I think Fame is wearable for everyone, because it is not overly sweet. My mom likes it a lot. My friends and cousins also like it. I'm probably gonna buy this again, although the 100ml will probably last at least 1.5 years. Fame⚫is still flawless.❤❤❤

Feb
06
2014
MyFaveIsGlobal
MyFaveIsGlobal

I find it very surprising that I haven't written my Fame review yet. This fragrance is somewhat odd to me and caught me by surprise. I guess that's what she wanted! Seeing the dark liquid, I would think of something dark, incense like (on some people it is) but when I put this on, I get a very sweet fruity scent. It actually smells like sour skittles on me! I sprayed this at lunch time and about 3 hours later in class when I was sitting down and some people in about 2 arms length away from me started sniffing in the air. They said "What is that smell! It's like… fruity!"

Sillage is great and lasting power is like 6 hours. OH and I forgot to mention, this was in the summer and fall transition time, so it was somewhat cool in the classroom.

So to end this, Fame on me smells like sour skittles with good lasting power and silage. It's worth the buy if that's what your into!

Feb
04
2014
mehrdad
mehrdad

با سلام و ادب
این عطر که اولین محصول از برند "لیدی گاگا" می باشد ظاهرا با نظارت و مدیریت چند شرکت در زمینه عطر بوجود آمده است تا نشانی از شخص خود لیدی گاگا هم بر این عطر صورت پذیرد
وجود روایحی از عسل، گل ارکیده،گل یاس، زرد آلو و زعفران عطری شیرین و گرم را فراهم آورده است
از لحاظ آمبولانژ طرحی زیبا دارد شیشه ای با محلولی تیره و سیاه با چنگکی طلایی بر سر که فرمی خاص از غلظت و گرمی این این عطر را تداعی می سازد
یکی از نو آوری ها در این عطر وجود محصولات مراقبتی از پوست می باشد تا کسانی که علاقه دارند عطرها را روی پوست خود مثل نواحی گردن و سینه بزنند از گزند بعضی عوارض پوستی در امان بمانند که در نوع خود کاری ارزنده و جدید می باشد
گرم و شیرین
مقداری مشابه عطر ورساچه نویر است
از دوام و پخش بوی مناسب هم بر خوردار می باشد
با احترام
گالری عطر مهرداد

Feb
02
2014
lanuitblanche
lanuitblanche

Aside from my expectations being shattered in a fragrance by an amazing pop diva such as Lady Gaga.... I actually love the perfume, even though it's totally not what I wanted it to be!

I wear it to the beach in the middle of summer, wearing a neon orange bikini, big retro sunglasses, and huge honking plastic hoop earrings, and i LOVE it! :-)

Jan
25
2014
KisaSlater
KisaSlater

I was rather disappointed by this perfume when i received it from Sephora. I was hoping i'd smell more of the honey in it but i don't. Perhaps it's my body chemistry, but it smells much more malty to me. Don't use this perfume much anymore because it's not sweet enough for me.

Jan
23
2014
jreyes366
jreyes366

This perfume seems to change quite a bit when it's on my skin as apposed how it smells in the bottle. When I smell the cap, I get a dominant honey scent thats light and on the less sweet side. On my skin, it has a very beautiful and fruity and skin element which i'm imagining to be the apricot note. After that wears off pretty quickly, I get a mesh of dark florals and saffron. I think this smells like expensive soap you'd only be able to buy in france. I think it's nicely done and it's not too loud.

Jan
22
2014
Naughtyvenus
Naughtyvenus

This one is my husbands favorite. If u like rock & republic for women, obsession, and Britney Spears curious &. Midnight fantasy, you will love this one too

Jan
22
2014
PerfumeAddict23
PerfumeAddict23

I am a Lady Gaga fan, but I wasn't just going to purchase this perfume to support her, especially if it didn't smell good. I checked this out at my local Macy's and tested it out. I thought it smelled sweet, and reminded me of grapes, then as the scent died down, it smelled soft, powder-like. I enjoyed the perfume, so I purchased it.

The black liquid/bottle I'm sure draws attention to the perfume a lot, but the fragrance isn't as over the top as Ms. Gaga herself is, but who's to say anyone really wanted to smell a perfume filled with blood and semen like rumors had reported? Lol. Let's be real here folks. The perfume is on the safe side, but in a good way.

This perfume is perfect for everyday wear, and would probably be best to wear in the fall/winter. It's a little too powdery, at least for my taste, in the hotter months of the year. I recommend it, to a Gaga fan or not!

Jan
17
2014
Natalie Carter
Natalie Carter

Fame is a very unique perfume. I am a Little monster for three years so i could'nt wait to try the fragrance of Goddess of Love. Fame is a fruity, sweet fragrance with honey notes and incense. I don't know how belladonna smells like but since the perfume smells so good i guess it must smell wonderful, although its poisonous haha. Fame lasts quite long but never overpowering and has a moderate sillage in me. I think it is safe for daily wear(but during fall or winter seasons). I like the interesting black fluid and the bottle. Its like we're two best friends in a room. My moms likes it a lot haha. Most of all, I wanna say Fame⚫⚫⚫ is a great perfume!!!

Jan
16
2014
kellymi
kellymi

I thought I would like this scent. The description of incense and honey sounded like a good mix for fall. Although the scent is not horrible, it has a watered down sweetness to it. Also,no longevity.

Jan
09
2014
inessawf
inessawf

From the very first day of finding out about Lady Gagas perfume, I couldn't stop imagining what the smell is going to be like. Lady Gaga, being such a unique, over the top performer, got the bottle design just right, however, the scent, whilst its not terrible, it's quite ordinary, safe celebrity fragrance. I was expecting all sorts, maybe something like all Thierry Mugler perfumes got accidentaly mixed into one. Overall, a nice fragrance, for daily wear but that's all :)

Jan
08
2014
Mdox407
Mdox407

MAIN THOUGHT OF THIS PERFUME : BLAH BLAH...AND MORE BLAH.

Surprising I know. With Lady Gaga and her entire team, EVERYTHING she does (even if it isn't music) is always over the top. Over-the-top makeup, over-the-top costumes, over-the-top entrances at award shows, over-the-top advertising for everything she does. She always just tries to out-bang, out-whit, and out-smart everyone.

So it came to ABSOLUTELY no surprise to me that she did something weird with this also and made it the first ever black perfume or whatever.

But the only problem is...

For those people who AREN'T die-hard, "I love everything she does" lady gaga fans...we can see thru all that glitz, glam, craziness with her and all her advertising and shananagans and actually look at her products for the quality of what they are. Whether that be albums, fragrances, performances, all of it.

So with me...(NOT being one of those die hard fans), I just HADDD to give this a smell and see if the fragrance and product ITSELF, lived up to the over-the-top marketing and development of this perfume. And to my dismay...it didn't live up to the hype at all.


This fragrance is mediocre on EVERY level!...

Longevity : poor-average. 2.5 hours on me.

Sillage : Weak! About 6 inches off the skin.

Bottle : Mediocre. Not ugly, not beautiful in any way.

Fragrance itself : Sweet, not terrible, not groundbreaking. Just an average, run of the mill, sweet perfume.

I wouldn't be surprised if the "black liquid," wasn't even her idea. Lol. This really isn't anything amazing guys. I'm not going to go so far as to say it's a waste of money or anything. But if you like unique perfumes...just look right past this one whenever you're shopping. And that's my truthful opinion on this one. Hope it was helpful as you guys have helped me out a lot on blind buys with your honest opinions.

Overall rating : 5/10

Jan
06
2014
Serpentime
Serpentime

I tried this perfume on a whim while stubling into a Sephora bored. I heard the blood and semen rumors, I just had to know if they were true, it had my curiosity. I spritzed on the paper first, unsure if I would want it anywhere near my skin and was pleasantly surprised. No blood or semen but the first thing I smelled was the incense which I adored. It's floral, slightly powdery but not in an old lady way. There's incense, fruit and sweetness. The fruit doesn't come out as much for me as it seems to for other people however when I use the lotion and body wash, a grape smell comes through but not in a bad way. The black coloring is strange. It doesn't seem to stain but I wouldn't spray it on anything white. The blackness is extremely odd with the lotion but I have to say I love it. It's not thick at all and goes into the skin wonderfully almost like water. Wouldn't go as far to say it's my signature scent but I wear it a few times a week.

Jan
05
2014
chuetta
chuetta

TBH as a little mosnter I expected it to be more.. WOW. But nevertheless I love this perfume, and everytime I wear it it's like "yeah, I smell like a woman" and I smell nice and kind of florally fresh, yet still keeping my usual "oh, you smell sweet" coments from people. The ingredients are itneresting although I can never smell the apricot, but I can notice the flowers as if they were lightly sprayer with honey. I love this and I hope Gaga makes another perfume, although I would like her to make a bolder one.

Jan
03
2014
scentedkub
scentedkub

I found a .5 ounce bottle with lotion and body wash for five dollars after Christmas at Walmart (along with like five other fragrances all at 75% off...I visited both Walmarts in the area, don't judge...lol). I'm a fan of Gaga's music, and some of her antics are quite entertaining. I primarily bought Fame for the bottle and black liquid. I smelled it and thought it to be far too feminine for me to ever wear confidently in public even though I have a good number of female-targeted fragrances. I went on and gave myself a good spray of it after my shower today, and I think I kinda like it. There's definitely a good bit of sweet, but then smokiness kicks in, then the floral. It's all over the place like she was intending I guess. I will say this scent doesn't fit this bottle to me. I was expecting something more earthy, sensual, and grand, maybe even otherworldly or just flat out odd like ball sweat and latex. This smells like it could easily fit into the lineup of any generic teen/young adult celebrity line of fragrances and no one would bat an eyelash. Either way, it may get worn in public one day, we'll see...lol

Jan
03
2014
DONNA VARSIK
DONNA VARSIK

I LOVE THIS PERFUME,AND IT DOESNT BOTHER MY ALLERGIES,BUT I BOUGHT AN EXTRA AND TRIED TO SELL IT,I COULDNT GIVE IT AWAY,LMAO BUT I LOVE IT.I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON YOUR BODY CHEMISTRY TOO.

Jan
03
2014
taz7711
taz7711

I actually personally love this perfume. I love the design of the bottle and the black liquid. The scent is very floral yet sweet on me. When I first spray it I get a waft of the florals and the apricot and then as the day goes on I get more of a honey smell come through. I would recommend to try the perfume as I love it :)

Jan
03
2014
scribs
scribs

this is great marketing at its finest. i was so excited to get a bottle of fame, i was desperate to try it since the commercials had all been so interesting and i am a fan of lady gaga....i should have spent my money on ANYTHING else.

the only thing worth admiring from the fragrance is the bottle which has elegant simplicity and great details, other than that the fragrance is extremely BLAH. i have had it for a week and still cant remember what it smells like. it is super soft, i have to generously apply to be able to smell anything at all, and the projection isnt great either. i was seriously expecting the scent to include maybe GINGER, musk, pepper, amber or maybe even some rubbery notes like Bvlgari black. but no, the scent seems like something way more infantile and innocent than what the commercials suggested it to be.

hopefully she will take out a second fragrance called MONSTER where she can finally through in some interesting notes. all and all i give fame a 6 o.o. 10 just cuz the scent isn't offensive and the bottle is pretty, but i wouldn't recommend it

Jan
02
2014
Christina0065
Christina0065

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! :D <3

Jan
02
2014
MeanSuga
MeanSuga

My husband went out shopping the day after Christmas while I was at work, and came home with a Lady Gaga Fame gift set that had been marked down .
I had not read the reviews on this fragrance until recently, only caught wind of comments before and shortly after it`s release.
The comments of grape soda, semen and blood did not appeal to me.
But what the hell. I doused myself ,on my neck and chest under my pajama top, on my top, on my wrists and insides of forearms.
I wanted to experience fully, hopefully not gaining a headache or nausea.
As the reviewer before me - Mew94- had stated, there was something familiar. I cannot as of yet, put my finger on it.
I was surprised at how this scent wanted to be an oriental floral classic.
I swear there are yellow flowers, although none are listed.
Yes, and a sweetness, but not sugary so.
Must be the honey, and bees wax. I do love me some honey :)
I do not catch the grape soda vibe at all, thank goodness !

I can see where the ' push -pull ' is going on, a twisty sort of fragrance.
I would not think that the apricot fruit and incense would be a nice combination, but somehow, it works.
There was a slight saltiness to it, which I found I do love, after testing Hermes fragrances.
When I woke up the next morning, it was another story.
I was not pleased with the jumbled leavings.
But, my fault, I believe, for sleeping in it !
Surely, not a bed time frag for me.
Yesterday, I spritzed again before leaving to run errands and lunch with my husband .
I used the body wash and lotion as well - and be aware that the wash will stain your pouf or cloth if white, and the lotion will remain black until completely rubbed in and absorbed.
The black colour does not readily disappear as the perfume does.
I found that I actually like this perfume very much.
It`s not teeny bopper to me at all.
There is a maturity to it.
My only wish is that it could be a tad stronger, in the floral sense. It seems there is a 'something' lacking, leaving a weak point.
For some reason, I was struck with the idea to layer with Givenchy Amarige. I dabbed on just a touch of Amarige on my pulse points. Gave the Lady a little more Ooph.
I received compliments from both my husband and my father-in-law, whom we had dinner with.
It wore very well for the entire day, and into the evening. The sillage was moderate in projection.

Jan
01
2014
mew94
mew94

I sprayed a little tester on me at the store and I thought it smelled very familiar. Not like the one listed on the "this reminds me of...", but a fragrance that I have, or one of my mother's, but I really can't think of which one.

Dec
30
2014
delikate
delikate

Uhhhhh I refuse to spray this on my skin because the liquid is a strange black color. Wouldn't this stain your clothing? I smelled it on one of those paper testers and I smelled licorice. I'm surprised its not listed as a note.

Dec
28
2013
edna maria de lima rocha
edna maria de lima rocha

se vc gosta de perfumes doce..pronto é esse aqui...eu gosto e tenho...

Dec
27
2013
Fragaria
Fragaria

It is 8:15 a.m. at the present time. I applied this about 7 p.m. last night and it's pleasantly radiating from my skin this morning. I just can not find fault with this scent. It's perfect for everyone in my eyes. But what do I know? not many here feel the same way! Still, I would buy this for gift giving. The only negative...if it is one, is that I smell no one note. It's a bunch of something, a pleasant something, and not too anything. For the first 1/2 hour is the most pleasant to my nose. It's sparkly, and rests upon my skin like a twinkling of glitter. I didn't know glitter and sparkles have a scent, but they do now, and it's a festive scent to me. It might be just that black and gold are a basic Christmas tradition for dress. The later notes are warm, maybe even "mature"....ish. I wish this could keep it's ginger ale prickliness, but no complaint here. This will be appreciated along with the best I have.

Dec
23
2013
rzarectum
rzarectum

Tried this on in the store and was unimpressed at first. It was sickly sweet and regular. Smelled like something a teenager would wear (though that's not necessarily a bad thing). A few hours later I couldn't stop sniffing my wrist though., the incense and deeper parts of the fragrance really come out after a few hours. I would probably purchase this if it was on for a really good price. I love the packaging and black fluid though, very unique.

Dec
20
2013
glambert
glambert

Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Lady Gaga herself but this fragrance is not that impressive. I received a very small bottle as a gift. To me, it smells similar to With Love Hilary Duff but With Love Hilary Duff smells better and is more sophisticated. Also, Fame reminds me of Katy Perry's Purr. Because to me, Purr also is reminiscent of With Love but With Love has more depth.

Dec
18
2013
LisaMari
LisaMari

This smells bla and generic and has way too much honey - which gives it a waxy horrible scent

Dec
17
2013
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

It is a warm scent with honey, apricot and some floral notes.
A lovely simple and sweet scent, quite good among celebrity perfumes.
I also love the packaging, it's a cute little alien egg.

Dec
17
2013
Steph1323201
Steph1323201

Just purchased this one today. HMM.. I like and dislike it. I love the black fluid and the bottle is pretty neat. as soon as it hit my skin I was hit with the alcohol (yuk!) Then came the floral and honey. I personally liked it when I started to get the incense and saffron scent on my skin. As someone else said it's oddly addictive. Even though I'm not thrilled with it, I couldn't stop smelling it on my wrist. This reminds me of something I wore as a kid, I just can't figure out what it is. Possibly L'Effluer,but not sure. I haven't smelled the stuff for about 15-20 years.. All in all an average scent that is in a weird way intriguing.

Dec
14
2013
aisyah syahirah
aisyah syahirah

it smells so sexy , beautiful , and yummyyyyyyy . i really love how it works on my skinnn <3

Dec
11
2013
CherryKissesxxx
CherryKissesxxx

Initially I smell lovely warm, red apples. They're not one of the notes mentioned, but it's all I smell at the beginning! Reminds me of Marc Jacob's Daisy, but gutsier.

Then as it dries down I smell soft, sweet honey and a touch of floral. Beautiful!

It lasts for hours and hours and hours and hours and- (you get the drift)! NOTHING lasts on me very long, so, well done, Lady Gaga!

I applaud you!

Dec
11
2013
Blissful80
Blissful80

I'm really loving this.. it's just like Lady Gaga...you just don't know what that girl is going to do lol! Everything about this scent is surprising and different! "Tears of Belladonna"! I just love it and so does my boyfriend! Its smells very sexy I think. What I like most about it is the color of the perfume and the bottle! It looks just like a magic potion bottle and it smells amazing also the picture of Lady Gaga on the ad in the black latex hook up you guys!! is WOW!! she looks really cool in that outfit too! I'm getting more! :)Long lasting too.

Dec
10
2013
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

I love saffron so much I've bought saffron oil to douse myself in to the very probable dissatisfaction of my fellow co-workers.
I've sampled Lady Gaga twice. When I have time on weekends I would need to pop into a shop that sells perfumes and sample. At least two on each arm. I forgot how this smelled and a few days ago, perusing Fragrantica, Lady Gaga came up as a fragrance containing a saffron note.
I thought, hmmm. Did I miss something? Turns out that no, indeed I didn't miss a thing since there is Zilch saffron note in this.
I sampled it on its own. And I feel like I've been robbed off a sampling opportunity. There was at least 3 more spots on my body for sampling!!!!

This is so meh that this review is already too long.
Sillage: 4/5
Longevity: 4/5
Meh-ness: 11/5

Such a shame on such a cool concept.

Dec
10
2013
lexi.malevolent
lexi.malevolent

I don't mind the scent but I must say: I want it. I want it because of the black fluid; I want it because of the pretty bottle. I found the scent disappointing. It is just a plain, subtle floral scent. This makes me think Gaga didn't put anything in to what it the actual fragrance was. I'm sure it was her who demanded she have the first black fluid fragrance, and I'm sure she made sure the bottle was so beautiful, but it seems sad she couldn't have helped create a much more distinctive or stronger one.
other people say different notes come out on their skin. I've tried it a couple times instore, but I just get the same boring floral scent that you get straight from the bottle.

Dec
07
2013
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

Personally, I like the design of the bottle because I like art deco. If it were given to me as a gift, I wouldn't complain. I'd never wear it though, the scent left much to be desired.

There were too many synthetic notes which reminded me of that underlying note you get when you smell air freshener or that headache inducing buzz you get from Windsong aerosol spray, just that Fame is NOT as heinous. Yes, it has a sticky sweet smell that lingers but there is that nagging synthetic overtone I simply couldn't ignore even after dry down. The unfortunate part is that I did gather some interesting notes from the incense and seemed promising for a whole oh, 20 seconds.

Given all the ingredients that went into this, I had hoped to like it but I couldn't live with the disharmony of them. They seemed to compete for attention in ways that brought out the worst in each other instead of compliment and intrigue.

It was obvious to me that we weren't meant for each other, my 15 min with Fame was definitely OVER and I was actually quite grateful for that.

Dec
06
2013
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

Underwhelming fruity floral, with a faint liquorice accord. It smells cheap. Reminds me of an aniseed flavoured lip balm my auntie used to wear.

Dec
06
2013
Rsamorose
Rsamorose

I'm a little surprised by the bad comments. I find it to smell really good. Very wearable. A bit dark and smokey and sweet. It really changes a lot as you wear it. It initially reminded me of a carnival or festival but in a good way. My husband likes it and my two boys like it too. I think you should try it if you are on the fence about it! I found my bottle at Ross.

Dec
05
2013
jovejove
jovejove

This fragrance didn't last that long on the market. It's going on clearance on Boxing Day in Canada. If you love this, buy it...for it shall be no more! I don't know about the states though and how well it's going there, but in Canada, this bombed faster than the ink could change colour. Smelled nice, but the scent was packaged for the wrong customer. Should've had a darker ingredient in there, like amber or oud. I get too much apricot, honey and jasmine when I smell it.

Dec
03
2013
basano
basano

I don't like lady Gaga, but the perfume is amazing! I adore this sexy scent! It lasts for hours! The colour of the liquid is magic! I really love it !!!

Dec
03
2013
Kharnak Rex
Kharnak Rex

W*mart, i decided to give this another chance, i already Love it.
but i think they may have reformulated it, for the better, it has a much more Rich, complex, almost woody berry/honey mustiness.
After 10 hours it's still going strong.
As i mentioned before, Belladonna resembles Blueberries, my favorite. the florals, Cyclamen and Orchid are subtle, pretty, gentle.
I dare say, this may be unisex. Reminds me of Jovan Black Musk, which had a blackberry vibe.
It really does evolve, and change as it dries, you notice the more musty honey later on, a woody berry, almost candy like fruits. They do pop back in later on too.
Very pretty bottle too IMO

Sillage: medium
Longevity: good n long into the evening.

Nov
25
2013
trapjaw
trapjaw

I smelled this in K-Mart tonight. First thought was Lolita Lempika le premier parfum, but not as sweet (cause thats the sweetest smellin thing I've ever smelled other than sweet tarts lol) I actually liked Fame and considered buying it for my wife because it was on clearance to like $30 something. If you like sweet smelling scents, and arent biased towards gaga herself, then you'll like it. The bottle is cool too. I also like NIN, Skinny Puppy & PiG. But im not emo or goth and the bottle is still appealing and Gaga is ok. She reminds me of a female version of Brian Warner/aka: M.Manson. Enjoy

Nov
23
2013
brandiwine1980
brandiwine1980

Oh Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga. I was so excited when I heard you were releasing a fragrance. I expected something dark, seductive, and controversial, but upon first spray all I got was grape with a little honey.WTF!!! I was thinking something along the lines of Alien or Poison, but this? Not original, I have encountered other celeb scents with grape, Beyonce, JustinJennifer? Sorry Ga ga, but this is generic, juvenile and artificial. You can do better.

Nov
21
2013
venclips
venclips

Smells cheap fruity sweet cologne for teens!

Nov
21
2013
samsara82
samsara82

Dear reader,
Well what can I say about this Fame fragrance?.

I went to go check this heavy endorsed ,widely talked about perfume because the waggling of tongues of these folks were even saying and comparing Fame to be the next legend fragrance like Chanel no5 and Elizabeth Taylors due to its uniqueness in design and complex exotic ingredients in Fame and that its "original and genius".

Too much hype so poor delivery, the bottle isn't really original since its very art deco although the design of a claw is a nice touch but it isn't Salvador Dali, Chanel ,Nina Ricci ,Gaultier, Guerlain , Rothenstein or Vintage Versace in creative grace and creative originality, I was expecting truly a masterpiece by a so called genius innovative artist, but again nothing new , even the colored liquid isn't new either since Elizabeth Taylor's perfume Passion is colored too.

The scent, I wasn't to thrilled by the major honey grape aroma, reminded me of a poor substitute of Marsala wine, although on a friend of mine she smelled quite nice, not thrilling but nice and within under half a hour the scent has vanished (yes I do time such things).

To me this was deep disappointment since there was way so much hype for such a poor delivery, I wont ever buy this since it's isn't my style of fragrance after the experience, as a gift ?, if the person your gifting to likes lady gaga or enjoys wine then proceed and spend your earnings for me this perfume is befitting for pseudo intellectuals and advent garde types who are as witty as a box of hairs, its a very vapid fragrance.

If you want a real charismatic fragrance that will truly make you bewitching and dazzle the hearts and senses of many. This isn't the fragrance dear reader. Look elsewhere and this Fame wont ever become the long standing Legend of No5 and many others.

Nov
15
2013
tommyanderson
tommyanderson

Not sure how I feel about this fragrance. Initially it smells like a Wet Ones cleaning wipe, but then it fades into a subtle floral scent with a touch of honey. I want to like it but something about it smells stale to me. Unfortunately for such an edgy looking perfume, the actual scent falls short. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not groundbreaking. Regardless, I adore the bottle and the black liquid.

Nov
10
2013
Fragrantnatic
Fragrantnatic

I have sample vials of these and tried one out today, well, honestly, it isn't so bad nor is it outstanding. I can't figure the hype ( if there is one!) about this scent. The Honey is very prominent, if that was what that "sweet" scent in it is and the crushed apricot? thats the fruity note I guess. Incense? I don't detect that at all. This lasts for about 2 hours on me and it fades to almost nothing. Is this a keeper? sorry, for me its not. Would I go for the big bottle? No. Enough said. :)

Nov
10
2013
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

I like it alright. It's a fruity, peachy smell on me, very very sweet. My husband likes it less, he thinks it smells of cheap tinned peaches, and admittedly it is very heavy on the peach.

Nov
07
2013
juniorcasemiro
juniorcasemiro

Got this fragrance completely in the dark, just because it was $58 for the 100ml at a perfume outlet store in Orlando and I think I'm regretting it now.
This fragrance is nothing new, nothing impressive... I thought Lady GaGa would make a very unique and distinctive fragrance but this is just a regular floral/powdery scent. I smell flowers and a very strong incense scent.
The lasting power is really good though, I applied it 4 hours ago and it stills going strong on my skin, that's a plus since it's really rare for a perfume to last this long on my skin.
The bottle is pretty and the black liquid is nice but this is not a fragrance I would buy again.

Nov
06
2013
giancarlo.pinell
giancarlo.pinell

Just bought a second bottle. The 100 ml Masterpiece on clearance for $20.00 at Marshalls. Couldn't pass it up!

Nov
02
2013
tigsi
tigsi

Love the bottle, but the smell- mama mia! NO! NO! NO!!!
Lady gaga does not like me at all! Sticky sweet, chemical ...
But I have to give some credit for the bottle.

Oct
29
2013
Ciocoladi
Ciocoladi

From the first time I tried this in the Airport, I knew that it has to be mine. As soon as I bought it, everytime I was like floating through clouds. I discovered a fruity-floral scent that absolutely made me fell in love with it. Now, it's my signature, and I could die for it.
P.S.:Just like GaGa... Bizarre and odd but either sweet and addictive. So that's a really celeb scent!

Oct
27
2013
annemeimei
annemeimei

I love this one as soon as I sprayed it on myself! It's such a gorgeous scent and wearing it smells even better than smelling it on a paper! BUT! A big fat BUT!! It fades so soon! It feels more like a body mist more than an eau de parfum! That's such a big let down! The longevity of it is super weak on me! And I love this scent so much! What a bummer! Why can't it be like many of the other celebs fragrance that have a killer longevity? WHY???????? Makes me feel like I should go seek a copy cat fragrance oil instead since I'm pretty sure it will do a better job in staying on me!(and I never considered a copy cat fragrance until only NOW!)

Oct
27
2013
joan100
joan100

As much as I dislike LG I was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance. It smells delicious and makes you want to eat all things apricot!

Oct
25
2013
stefaniedawnn
stefaniedawnn

There seems to be some very mixed feelings about this one. Everyone has a different opinion & I'm seeing a lot of hate on for this lovely fragrance. I happen to love this. For me, most perfumes disappear on my skin very quickly. If one lasts 3+ hours on me, that's impressive. I generally have to re-apply my perfume throughout the day if I want it to last & I like to spray generously. There are a few that last longer on me, but it's rare. This is one of the ones that does. Some people say it fades quickly, but it lasts hours on me... so clearly this one doesn't work the same on everyone & is probably worth trying/testing before buying. Judging by the reviews I have read, you will either love this or hate this. I love it & the bottle is a nice addition to any perfume collection. Give this a shot & decide for yourself before judging based on the negative reviews. It was a blind buy for me & I have never regretted it. As far as the colour is concerned, don't let it scare you. It does not stain skin! It sprays on clear like any other perfume. Haven't tested it on my clothing though.

Oct
21
2013
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

Amongst all the mass celeb fragrance market, I find Fame, by far, the weakest and the least attractive composition.
I cannot agree more with several reviewers below, that Fame, if anything smells artificial and sits on the skin in an irate way, so to speak.
I wish, at the same time, to highlight my incredibly high tolerance threshold to celebrity fragrances, I never judge them on the celebrity like or dislike merit, as a matter of fact I am an owner of several celebrity creations that proudly sit in my perfume wardrobe.
Fame will never be welcome to join them.
Poor lasting power and hardly noticeable silage being one of the main reasons, the fragrance could successfully be used as an ambience room fragrance as after 15 minutes it is literally gone.
The combination of notes was interesting enough to attract my attention but after several tests at Superdrug, I was disappointed to decide that it simply did not deliver.
The honey note is artificial. The apricot note appears to be over ripen, nauseating.
The incense is irritating my nostrils to the point of me having to scrub it off my skin.
I was incredibly excited to add Fame to my collection.
It turned out to be a massive disappointment.
The only positive I can find about the creation is the bottle. It isn't a unique design, as the idea strongly reminds me of an Alien by Monsieur Mugler but overall the flacon appeals to me visually.
It is hardly a reason to add it to my collection, therefore I say PASS.

Oct
21
2013
carolinedb
carolinedb

Very sharp and artificial. I love sweet, gourmand fragrances but this is sweet in an artificially-flavored way. Not a fan.

Oct
20
2013
manuela
manuela

bought it today, 100 ml for 25 euro's, i like it a lot, very soft scent. Good job GaGa!

Oct
18
2013
AnnaBarbz
AnnaBarbz

Wham! It's Gaga in a bottle crawling out of an egg. The perfume according to Gaga is supposed to smell super sensual and it certainly does! The top note here
is "honey" but you won't smell the honey you put in tea, no.. What You'll smell is a sweet seductive pheromones which are produced by bees when they are about to mate! This is not an innocent perfume, it's meant to get you excited! I have fun wearing it :)

Oct
10
2013
Layzie
Layzie

I was surprised that I liked this one. It's sweet like candy, so the wearer should not overdo it. The color of the liquid was a bit odd, but the sweet, floral fragrance caught my attention. It seems to also possess a fruity and incense flavour. I don't love it, but I wouldn't mind smelling this on a woman now and again.

Oct
09
2013
naomin
naomin

I like the way the bottle looks, and the dark broody color to the juice. But...I could never wear this. The girl at the perfume counter sprayed it and yick! Sweet, chemical, thick...a bit of a licorice boiled in sugary something held in the air.

Oct
08
2013
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(ENGLISH)
I like it but it's not far from my favorite. To me he is the perfect mix RICCI RICCI + LADY MILLION. I would not buy again.


(PORTUGUESE)
Eu gosto mas não é nem de longe meu preferido. Pra mim ele é a perfeita mistura do RICCI RICCI + LADY MILLION. Eu não compraria de novo.

Oct
06
2013
ellaquintero
ellaquintero

I love this. It's very rich in aromas, not too sweet, and not dark at all.
I expected something really heavy, even woody, and I didn't even want to try it :P But the second I smelled it I knew I would love it. I personally prefer more sweet candy-ish scents, but this one is delicious if you like honey and incense like I do. I really don't get the apricot, but I definitely get the florals. So good.

The only thing I absolutely hate about it, is that it doesn't last long on me. Maybe 2 hrs top.

Oct
03
2013
trenchlove1
trenchlove1

This is not what I imagined when I thought of Lady Gaga being the face of a perfume.
This is actually not bad it you can definitely smell the honey and the slight smokey fruityness.
It kinda has a liquorish smell to it but a more sweeter black liquorish without the bitterness.
I wouldn't buy this but it would be nice to smell once in a while

6.5/10

Oct
01
2013
DahliaX
DahliaX

Got to smell it in the store- Cheap, Chemical Water, cannot call it Parfume. Good for teenagers

Sep
29
2013
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

at first i was hesitant to try this. im not a fan of celebrity perfumes, but i thought what the hell. my first impression was cherry and incense. i was surprised that it is apricot. i dont get a lot of sweet honey but its definitately there. i think its a strong young woman fragrance. like good for an under 40 yr old. maybe a little too dark for work, but i think doable. the apricot can come off as a little medical, but in a good kind of way. the floral notes are present, but not the main. i think a fall fragrance, and while you can wear it during the day i think its nighttime kinda deal. it kinda makes me think of a club fragrance. like if you are going clubbing, at a dirty kind of place.

this is the first perfume my husband likes. now i dont tell him what brand or anything, so just based on the fragrance he likes it. he laughed when i told him it was a gaga fragrance. i may actually have to purchase this since after d&g light blue he likes this one too. haha.

Sep
29
2013
Rose Blackthorn
Rose Blackthorn

I *SO* wanted this one to work on me. I was intrigued by its description and the fact that it is classified as a "Floral Oriental".
Alas, this one failed badly on me. I did not get any of the lovely incense scent or sumptuous honey which some people experienced.
The moment I put this one on it went directly to a heavy floral which was cloyingly sweet and a bit sickening to my nose.
I hoped that given sufficient dry down time, it would work its magic and the heavy floral layers that I was getting would give way to the incense and honey.
No such luck. It is over three hours later and all this does on me is SCREAM an icky sweet orchid on me. Not exotic, not oriental, not dark. Just sickeningly sweet.
Having given it more than a fair chance, I am now going to try to scrub this scent off of me! Am happy that I only bought a sample size, but I even consider that much to be money wasted. BIG disappointment. :(

Sep
27
2013
cchbg
cchbg

Sorry to say, this didnt work for me. Overpowering. Dark and heavy sweetness, fills the room. Some may like that though!

Sep
27
2013
Jackson Spines
Jackson Spines

Maybe the most shocking thing about this fragrance is that it isn't shocking at all! Lady Gaga has made a career out of her crazy, kooky costumes and concert productions (not to mention the fact that the girl can sing her pants off) but maybe she wanted to go in another direction with her fragrance. Instead of shocking us with something bizarre, she shocked us by giving us something understated and quite pleasant. Personally, I love this scent. I love the prominent incense note which sits really nicely on my skin during the cooler, autumn weather. I don't find this scent bland or boring. I think too many people expected something different when this fragrance was released and felt disappointed when it didn't live up to their expectations. For me, I was thrilled that this wasn't something odd or strange. Instead, it's something that is versatile and made to suit everyone. Good job Coty and Lady Gaga!

Sep
25
2013
tuberoselover
tuberoselover

Nostalgia in a bottle. In a good way.

Sep
19
2013
Sophia666
Sophia666

This perfume is truly interesting, because it smells like something different and reminds me of something different each time I wear it. The first nostalgic memory that graced my senses was the smell of wet 'n' wild lipstick when I was younger. In a tasteful way, ha! It generally smells of sophistication. It is definitely more musky, not fruity, except a very dark plum note which may be the "pulvarized apricot," I'm not sure. I can't particular pick any apricot note out in it, but I really like the honey note which seems to be perfectly blended in this. Another memory it has induced in me was a new car smell. Mixed with a very pretty lady. All in all a multi-faceted, interesting, and sophisticated scent. I wished it would last longer, but apparently others can still smell it on me long after I can. I love the bottle, it reminds me of a vial of some special potion that would make you live forever.

Sep
18
2013
missyxjane
missyxjane

the bottle is unique and crazy cool. i dont care for the black fluid though. i got a sample from sephora and i did like it. the first smell is honey then it dries down to pure incense, i am not sure if i want to purchase a bottle.

Sep
18
2013
giancarlo.pinell
giancarlo.pinell

I got the gift set with the 50 ml bottle, rollerball, and black soap for 29.99 at Marshalls. Great deal! It was between that or the gift set with the 100 ml, and body lotion for 34.99. Either way, very lovely scent.

Sep
18
2013
Repeat.Lynn
Repeat.Lynn

I bought it...Love the fact she sells a roll on so u can purse it.. as to having to re put it on again and again... no lasting power at all..but do like it.

Sep
16
2013
SMELLY1992
SMELLY1992

Im a huge Lady Gaga fan just so you know lol.
I don't own Fame but I sprayed it on my wirst once at the mall and I fell in love with it first because I couldnt stop thinking that Lady Gaga might smell like this and I had her on my skin *--*
I get a lot of honey from it blend with the jasmine Sambac and a kind of green aroma that I think its from the Belladonna. A smoky incense with the fruity note of Apricot. Its soooo freaking sexy for sure. THe black juice is pretty exciting and it really turns clear in contact with the skin!
Lady Gaga put so much effort to make a fragrance that really fits her persona.
I'm a guy and I have to assume that it is very feminine and I see this fragrance being worn by mature females (+20). Sexy, powerful, seductive. It's like a potion. A poison. Fame is soon gonna be in my collection!

Sep
15
2013
syarashin
syarashin

Fame definitely reminds me of the gummy bears. A little too sweet that I feel like eating it. In my opinion, I don't think the name suits the smell as it is not meant for grownups. Maybe it suits younger generation, but for adult it's a big no! I however am not sure what the smell would be on my skin. The colour? I'm afraid it will stain my cloth. I didn't spray it directly on my cloth though. Just on paper.

Sep
15
2013
bailarina
bailarina

I tested it at the store and it smelled very diferent than when I brought it home. When I first tested it, out of curiosity, It was not half as bad as I thought according to some reviews. It had a rebel heart. The balsamic nature of this frangrance made it smell like good old kid's clay plus flowers in the opening (or something from childhood). I liked it, and would wear it when I feel like using a different kind of floral than the common one we see every day. I bought a little bottle and it smells different than the day I tested it in the store. NO clay smell. I thought it was very weird. It smells like a floral with something else, very interesting indeed. What the other reviewer said it is true: "It smells different every time you wear it".

Sep
14
2013
LolaLoCer
LolaLoCer

This smells a bit on the cheap synthetic side on me, but some of the notes are very pretty at dry down. It honestly doesn't last a very long time. The bottle is very interesting for sure, and does display a very "Gaga" vibe, but it's not one of the best celeb perfumes I've tested before. I do think it's a daring smell. It's like a man and woman at once. You get a stronger male like smell at first spray, then the dry down is an elegant sexy woman with a tad bit of "rebel" in her. Like an intertwined of both genders coming together to make one blasting smell. Very interesting, but not for me.

Sep
14
2013
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

Fame is obviously sweet, but also twisted and dark to me. I think I've figured out why. There's a very particular and unpleasant, medicinal scent in every hospital, and it's right along the powdery(from incense?) honey and musky, artificial grape. There's more to the mix, but I sadly can't identify what mysterious flowers are at play.



Sweet, but twisted. Grownup. Unexpectadly balanced. I very much like it. 

(Oddly, it also occasionally reminded me of Shea Moisture's Black African Soap)

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Sep
10
2013
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

I really wanted to fall in love with this fragrance, because I admit to being a Lady Gaga fan (what can I say, I think she's fun and talented). Instead of loving this, though ... I think it's just okay. It doesn't really leave an impression on me, which is a shame, because I have higher expectations for a perfume with Gaga's name on it. I expected something unique; something along the lines of a Thierry Mugler fragrance.

Lots of people say this smells like grape, but I don't detect that at all. On my skin, the honey, the apricot, and the jasmine are dominant. I detect a hint of the incense, which I honestly wish I smelled more of (because I love the smell of incense). All of the notes by themselves are appealing, but I just don't think the fragrance is mixed that well. I have smelled this on other people, though, and I think it has smelled fruitier on them than it does on me.

I don't find that the fragrance lasts too long on my skin, either. It lasts about 4 hours tops before I feel I need to apply it again.

Overall, this is just an okay fragrance that doesn't offend me, but it doesn't inspire me either. If you're a huge Lady Gaga fan, I say get it (if only for the bottle and the nifty black liquid). I honestly hope Gaga has another chance at making a new fragrance though, because I want to see the potential of her name actually being used for a perfume.

Sep
10
2013
deannadd1985@hotmail.com
deannadd1985@hotmail.com

I love this perfume! It is a reflection of Lady Gaga ~ sexy, seductive..and maybe even a little supernatural! I want this! LOVE THE SMELL!

Sep
07
2013
mariana7945
mariana7945

i smelled this perfume a few months ago and i didnt like it, it was too sweet, too strong, too commercial, too synthetic

Sep
01
2013
michellec
michellec

Ive got to say ive never given a negative review But this deserved one! How is this perfume? Ive never smelt anything so weak and almost non existant in my life! Slight bit of faint apricot then 15 minutes later Nothing... This is a total waste of money I cant believe the poor quality of this perfume and the price is still ridiculous What a bunch of marketing Hoo Ha they put out to try and sell this fragrance and I feel sorry to all that feel they wasted money buying this Im just lucky I wasn't one of them!

Aug
31
2013
Nil3
Nil3

The bottle is scaring the living crap out of me.

SHIVER!

Aug
30
2013
Vintry
Vintry

Booooring.. I won't remember it tomorrow and I can't distinguish it from other perfumes today. What a pretender and what a prepostorous name! This shoould be called Shame instead of Fame.

Aug
30
2013
miaou
miaou

total dislike. smells cheap and reminds me of some oversweet avon perfumes, like slip into daring. i expected something more exquisite : (

Aug
27
2013
icingsugar
icingsugar

I actually have to agree with the person below me...this does have the scent of something frozen in time...however it is not the lively active brothel spectacular that say...Boudoir by Vivi Westwood is, this is more like a musty old house. The opening is a tad fruity with a sweetness underlying but it soon fades to a stale and slightly unpleasent kind of smell but I actually quite like it. Abandoned furniture and sweet lotions. Thats what Fame is.

Aug
24
2013
krayolakolorz
krayolakolorz

A super dark elixir in an eerie avant-garde type bottle. The golden claw is what stuck out to me most but just the perplexity of the marketing drew me to the tester. There is no fragrance like this one.

I will give Gaga major props on coming up with something completely new and mysterious. Upon first spray I sniffed and started to walk away only to halt, turn, and tilt my head to the side as I stared at the display. Instantly I was brought to a past long ago.

A brothel frozen in time. Old chairs, costumes, leather crops, the grand piano in the corner with lipstick stained crystal flutes sitting on the top. Leather and incense. Drops of honey. Smokey. The show was grand, spectacular! Show girls by the dozen!

To me it's a movie in a bottle. But not just any movie. This is something that reminded me of Lili Von Schtupp (Madeline Kahn) from Blazing Saddles. Wild, uncouth, brazen show girl.

Aug
20
2013
iowagirl301
iowagirl301

I just don't understand all of the negative reviews on this perfume. I really like it a lot, & honestly I think the scent is unique. All in all Lady Gaga is just a woman like us, that made a fragrance. But really though I think their other other perfumes that smell ten times worse than this one actually gets rated.

Aug
20
2013
Joaenr32193
Joaenr32193

I think this perfume smells really good, especially when you use it after you shower. I do recommend buying it!

Aug
19
2013
perfumeholic88
perfumeholic88

I´m not Lady Gaga´s fan but I had a big expectations about her 1th fragrance because I like honey and incense a lot but I must say that Fame dissipointed me a lot. Where is honey, where incense? Cannot find them here at all. After use I can smell absolutely NOTHING, then after a few minutes comes something like apricot but it´s extremaly mild that my nose can hardly notice it. The price is definetly too high for this product.

Aug
18
2013
Zoey Chloe Zender oh
Zoey Chloe Zender oh

it smells digustin I spray it on me its smells like a witch so if your a witch take this for 1st place! :(

Aug
18
2013
Ginnal
Ginnal

Disappointed with longevity. The scent is nothing new accept for the base note remind me in a temple. Unique in its own way but will not get a 2nd bottle.

Aug
17
2013
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

This is a really really nice perfume, BUT.................it fades in less than one hour after application. Won't be buying this anytime soon unless I feel flushing my money down the toilet.

Aug
16
2013
cologne guy 2010
cologne guy 2010

I was in the mall and decided to go into a cologne store , and that's were i tried this cent. It is very sweet and you can definitely smell the honey.

over all i love the cent. 4/5 stars for it!

Aug
14
2013
BritXOX
BritXOX

At first I get fruits and fruits again. After a while it turned into something that reminded me of cherries and that was a nice surprise. I think it was a combination of apricot and some unknown flower. While my other arm smelling like cherries the other one had this nice tar smell.

Aug
13
2013
AkkaPoom
AkkaPoom

I don't know why Fame had got a lot of negative reviews. I love it so much. The scent was floral-sweet. It reminded me of dark mysterious flowers. Lasting power is OK and the bottle is just weird and attractive.

Aug
12
2013
jovejove
jovejove

Fail by Lady Gaga

The fragrance longevity is as long as the length of time the juice stays black once sprayed. This does not last at all, but what do you expect, it's a modern day celeb fragrance.

Aug
05
2013
IsabelAlice
IsabelAlice

I'm quite sorry to say it disappointed me a lot. All in all, everything is missing. Sillage is SO soft, longevity is weak, it lacks character and attitude. 'Fame' is a balmy and honeyed tiger orchid floral. It has a pale incense and a trace of jasmine and fruits. All the ingredients are understated, resulting in a below-understating scent. Collides beautifully with the outspoken image Gaga has built for herself.
The most interesting aspect of this perfume is its bottle.

Aug
05
2013
QueenRose
QueenRose

Fame by Ms. Lady Gaga, is a tough one to review; I bought this at Sears as a blind buy. I don't know if I would buy Fame again.. I just might, because I knew I would like it and I've always wanted to smell Belladonna/Deadly Nightshade, and because I love honey in perfume. When I wear this, all I get is the sweet, gummy apricot and the honey drops with an undertone of incense. I get now, how the apricot smells like grape in this- but don't be fooled- there's no grape (sorry, grape lovers). I agree with Fragrantica's review, that it's very balmy. It's also a very mature, sophisticated scent that can be worn day or night to a formal event, to the office, or during an evening out. I don't think this is a casual scent at all. It's a very lovely scent, however, I don't know if it's my body chemistry, or if I left this in the car for too long in triple digit temps, but it only lasts 10 or 15 minutes on me, and then it completely fades away. The other draw back is, that I don't know what Belladonna/Deadly Nightshade smells like, but I've always wanted to know what that smells like- another reason why I bought this. I also don't get any saffron, jasmine (surprisingly), or orchid.
I also love, love the bottle and the scent's black/purpleish color, however, this also comes with a dangerous lid; use caution when you take off the cap, because of its sharp claws. It's cool how the cap turns into a bottle holder when you turn it upside down. The perfume overall has a dark, sophisticated, medieval theme to it; I feel like it belongs to someone from that era who lives in a castle, and it's sitting on their dresser... with the crows chirping outside in the background and she's getting ready on a chilly, rainy day.
I would say the scent is somewhat original... it smells a little similar to Nicole Richie's "Nicole," with the apricot, minus the amber, musk, and other notes. I would say this is worth a try. I don't understand all the bad press, though. However, my only chief complaints are the lasting power and being unable to detect the BellaDonna (and the rest of the other notes). I've considered wearing this to my cousin's evening wedding, but I don't know because of the lasting power.

Aug
05
2013
bluepistachio
bluepistachio

Quick talk about the bottle: it's simply but I like that it can pass for a cool house decoration. It's the claw grabing the alien egg.

It's quite a sweet yet mature scent with a hint of smoke. Like cigar ashes sticked to a bowl of night flowers and exotic fruit drenched in syrup.


It does smell a bit wild but it's also high class. In my opinion...I know many are not going to agree...though in my opinion it can pass for a French designer perfume. It's very french. Not an everyday scent, but a special occasion one for those rock and roll days.

Aug
04
2013
mr_lestrange
mr_lestrange

this is awful, but i like the bottle and the black fluid. i hope bvlgari man was bottled and juiced like this one

Aug
04
2013
mariapapaya
mariapapaya

Don't know why but loved it!!!! It was given to me as a present on my birthday at first and literally loved it. Then bought it again.

Aug
04
2013
manuuajd
manuuajd

This perfume reminds me of NINA FANTASY!!! WHAT???? :|

To me nothing in common with Nina Fantasy, Both perfumes are too different

Jul
31
2013
Alexandre
Alexandre

When I heard that Gaga launch a fragrance, I thought of something unusual, outrageous as Lady Gaga! Total disappointment, except for the bottle design and black fluid. It is very smooth, without projection, follows trends of other celebrity perfumes, sweetie and floral. It's nice, has a certain sensuality, but something is missing. Maybe leave it a little more "toxic" with an extra dose of belladonna! Just to mention, I love Lady Gaga, but not her perfume.

Jul
30
2013
Greicealix
Greicealix

This really surprised me. Positively. I postponed it a try, because of so many bad reviews. I like the fact that it is a perfume extremely sophisticated, the only thing I dislike is the poor durability. But one thing can not be denied: the fragrance alone, do not reminds me Lady Gaga at all. I like the artist AND her perfume, which has nothing to do with her.

Jul
29
2013
Mistress Eva
Mistress Eva

I had high hopes for this one. In a world full of generic, awful celebrity perfumes, I was certain that Lady Gaga would pull of something original and good. I was right about the first part; Lady Gaga's Fame isn't your everyday celebrity fragrance. It is somehow even worse. It literally smelled like rotting grape Kool-Aid on my skin. What the hell? Even my husband, who tends to love almost anything I wear, was surprised by how bad it was. I love the bottle, love the presentation, but that only gets you so far when your perfume isn't good. I'm sure there is someone out there who this would work great for (I almost can't imagine who) but it isn't me. Bummer.
But as always, check it out for yourself. You certainly may have a different experience than me.

Jul
28
2013
crazyaboutperfumes
crazyaboutperfumes

To me nothing in common with Nina Fantasy :S

Jul
23
2013
robertodoi
robertodoi

Sorry ladies but it reminds of some bathroom air fresheners. It´s a Men Repellent.

Jul
23
2013
Feetree
Feetree

Like many others, I was a tad underwhelmed with the fragrance given the massive ad campaign and the crazy bottle. However, it is still a pleasant scent. I can definitely smell the sweet scent of honey and incense. However it is not a candy or a floral kind of sweet; it's more gummy which is due to the incense and pulverized apricot. Some people described it as smelling like grapes which I don't disagree.

The sillage is within arm's length and the lasting power is average on my skin. It is definitely an evening scent as it is quite dark and heavy. Overall it is pleasant smelling fragrance even when I expected something a little more.

Jul
23
2013
pravda48
pravda48

Initially this reminds me of a body mist I wore in middle school: Calgon's In the Rain, super cheap stuff from Wal-Mart. Smells like soft baby powder and nondescript barely-there florals. Wanted to like it just to keep the bottle and I like Gaga's ideas. Unfortunately this is highly unoutstanding, the opposite of it's namesake... maybe this too is her sense of sarcasm? Haha.

P.S. I thought I hated incense smells (tend to make me feel like sneezing) but this is soft and unobtrusive. Not at all offensive, just not unique. Almost worth keeping just to look at next to a black skull I have on display ;)

Jul
22
2013
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

I bought this for the bottle. They are at TJMaxx right now and the 1oz was only $17, I have always thought the gold claw over the black oval bottle was the COOLEST f-ing thing. It looks like a dinosaur egg.
The scent is actually pretty nice, but not something I'd wear every day. I agree with the girl that said it smells like Couture Couture, but a cheap version. I get mostly grape on my skin, and a little bit of something weird that I think is the incense. It lasts 4 or 5 hours on me, which I consider to be really good longevity.

Jul
20
2013
Liebchenn
Liebchenn

I smelled this at Kohl's a few days ago and I like it!

I got grape and honey when I smelled it...an odd combination but pleasing to me. I have no clue about how long this would last on the skin since I sprayed it on a strip, but I'm sure it can't last any too long. It's very light and sweet.

If this goes down in price someday I'd love to try this out. I'm not a big fan of Gaga but I like that this is different enough.

Agreed with the Dimetapp comment! I loved that stuff when I was little, which is probably why I don't mind Fame.

Jul
19
2013
steve.johnson
steve.johnson

The only thing you need to know about this perfume is that it smells exactly like the porous funk sweat of an unrepentant alcoholic. It's bilious, throwaway garbage.

Jul
18
2013
partan.iran
partan.iran

lady gagaaaaaa we love you
by a little monster! :D

هرقدر لیدی گاگاخودش سرشار از خلاقیت و هنرو نو آوری هست متاسفانه این عطرش حرف جدیدی نداره برای گفتن در دنیای عطرها

Jul
18
2013
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness

I feel like some people don't like this perfume because it's made by Gaga.

Jul
16
2013
NicoleET88
NicoleET88

I almost liked this. Caught me by surprise, I was only trying it to pass the time...but it smelled REALLY GOOD. Sort of different, but not too out there. Sweet but multi-dimensional, and completely wearable. I started trying to figure out a way to get it out of that awful creepy bottle.
And that's when it happened. The Dimetapp note. It was SO real...like grape cough syrup. And once it appeared there was no "un-smelling it."

Dimetapp.

Jul
15
2013
mashuda
mashuda

Over hyped. Generic. Nothing new. I tried to like it.

Jul
15
2013
mashuda
mashuda

Over hyped. Generic. Nothing new. I tried to like it.

Jul
15
2013
sophia.mo.8
sophia.mo.8

Smells overwhelmingly grapey to me.

Jul
15
2013
clickingpenguin
clickingpenguin

I actually really like this perfume. I was slightly put off by the bad reviews and when I smelled it on paper I didn't like it at all. However, on my skin it's very nice. It's slightly fruity and floral but also sensual. Is it groundbreaking and amazing? No. Does it live up to all of the hype? No. But it's better than a lot of the sickeningly sweet celebrity fragrances out there. My only complaint is that it doesn't last as long as I would like. Because of that, I wouldn't pay full price for it (I got it at TJ Maxx). Overall, it was a good buy and I'm glad to have it in my collection.

Jul
14
2013
amy1983
amy1983

This is sweet grape and apricots. Even though it's not in the notes,I get grape. The grapeness is softened by the apricot. I don't get any honey or incense,though.
I don't think this scent matches the bottle,or the image she is trying to project,but I don't care because I really like this! I also think the black liquid is cool.
The only thing I don't like about this is the claw cap. It looks like the claw in a stuffed animal game machine. But this scent is pleasant and calming. It's nice.

Jul
13
2013
1Tanya
1Tanya

Don't let all the negative reviews fool you. This is actually a very pleasant fragrance. I am happy to finally see more likes than dislikes. Is it a Gaga fragrance (blood and semen, the smell of sex and dirt kind of thing)? No. Is it original and shocking? No. Would I wear it? Yes. Gaga probably wasn't involved in the process of creation of this fragrance. They probably gave her 5 bottles of juice and she had to choose one. This is merchandising. Give the masses something they'll like and buy. Whether you are a Gaga fan or not. They couldn't make another Angel, because nobody would buy it. It had to be sexy but not loud, pleasant but not sweet and juicy. And that's what it is. I get a lot of synthetic honey - not very natural and flowery, but I envision some kind of alien Gaga bees :D And then there's incense and orchid. Fame smells like synthetic smoky flowers to me (if that makes any sense). I wear it during cold days and it is very suitable for fall. The longevity isn't that great. It doesn't last all day, but it's not completely gone after an hour. I think this fragrance is worth the money. It's no Dior or Mugler, but for the price you get a nice perfume in a really beautiful bottle. (I love to open it because of the big claw cap :D)

Jul
13
2013
dukestupid
dukestupid

I think Lady Gaga did an excellent job on this perfume. Yes' i know that it's not as exciting and complex as her personality, but you can't really put all that craziness in just a bottle!

Jul
13
2013
PerfumeManiac101
PerfumeManiac101

For having a bottle for almost a year now, and my bottle half way empty, it has changed A LOT since I got it. When I first smelt it, it smelt like musky, woody, and dark incense, but now it smells like citrus candy, quite nice. :)

Jul
13
2013
gashdown
gashdown

I'm not a fan of "girly" cocktails, but I will never turn down free booze, that's why I accepted a glass of Purple Rain from a friend's pitcher. I had never had a Purple Rain. I reckon it's meant to taste like grape Kool-Aid and some sort of grain alcohol.

When I tried on Lady Gaga's FAME, I was reminded immediately of said girly drink. It smelled exactly like what Purple Rain tasted like. Then it faded into a sort of creaminess...I knew I had smelled it before. I kept smelling and smelling and smelling my wrist, giving myself a headache. And finally it hit me: Oil of Olay! The original lotion that comes in a plastic jar and is dirt cheap, although...as if it had gone bad, almost sour.

This is just weird, but not "good" weird. The worst of a lot of worlds. I smell this and picture businessmen, image consultants and PR people talking over each other while Gaga is snorting a line off of her 24-carat gold-plated iPhone and a baffled team of Noses are trying to take notes.

I had no specific idea of what this scent would smell like.
It could have been a weird, yet still somewhat marketable, polarizing animal, like Madness by Chopard or Mugler's Womanity.
It could have been a dirty sex juice like Vivivenne Westwood's Boudoir.
It could have been an interesting, slightly daring celebrity scent, like SJP's Covet or Kate Moss' Velvet Hour.
Hell, it could've even been one of the gazillion fruity-floral celebrity scent that all smell the same, are interchangeable, but don't offend. It would've been boring, but it wouldn't have been this...messy thing, for lack of a better expression.

Jul
11
2013
paloma_0529
paloma_0529

Aww, I thought it was gonna smell of blood and semen. :(

Jul
10
2013
paloma_0529
paloma_0529

Aww, I thought it was gonna smell of blood and semen. :(

Jul
10
2013
josh_mars
josh_mars

I love it, and of course gaga,
She made a fragrance I never felt before,
It's special, love at first sniff, and last really really long,
People ask me all the time what IM wearing from across the room,
If you agree with me,
Follow me on instagram------> @josh_mars_

Jul
07
2013
Carnation
Carnation

A real disappointing first fragrance effort from Lady Gaga. Sugared apricots was most of what I got from this except in the dry down,there was the slightest hint of incense. I would have liked to have seen her come out with something as eclectic as her persona,but this certainly wasn't it.

Jul
06
2013
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

really dissapointing,soft n lasts quick,$99 not worth it,i like the bottle n everything,just not he cn,sorry gaga:(

Jul
06
2013
pussydick
pussydick

i love this alot!!!This is the discription of perfection.
if ordinary parfum are changing temporarily,this is different.this perfume is changing its scent.ex:when you are using it at the morning,it smells most like beladonna,but at afternoon,it smells so honey,but at evening,it so sweet and fruity.Love it

Jul
06
2013
Cris_Venesza
Cris_Venesza

Horribleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ! old soap, something old and the lasting power is bad yac bleahhh puhhhhhhhhh ... + just 4 the colour.

Jun
30
2013
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness

People need to calm down. Fame is not sickly sweet. It is Floral and Powdery.

Jun
29
2013
Lynnster1971
Lynnster1971

I bought the perfume at Shoppers Drug Mart after having tried a sampler of ten different scents. It was a toss up between Fame and Princess by Vera Wang. My daughter really likes this scent on me. I have trouble finding something that doesn't turn into aftershave on my skin because I'm premenopausal and my pH is from hell right now. I love floral, but they turn to windex on my skin. I have to balance them out with sweet candy or fruit in order for them to stay put. I tried the perfume by itself, but it fades rather quickly. Then I decided to layer. I use the body lotion and then spray the perfume to set it and it lasts for hours and hours. It's not for everyone, no true scent really should be, no?

Jun
28
2013
Hallonix
Hallonix

This perfume reminds me of the times from my childhood when I had an infection in my ear, and had to take antibiotics mixture... which was really sweet and tasted like artificial banana.
Fame is sickly sweet, and cheap fragrance! The first sweet blast almost knocked me out, and scared the hell out of me. I was going to scrub it off as soon as I can, but then decided not to. After one hour it still made me sick, and I had to give up. I think I have to stay away from perfumes that are clearly described as _sweet_...

Jun
27
2013
kikiena01
kikiena01

This perfume was supposed to be something special and different. Yet all I can smell is Guess by Marciano.

GREETINGS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC! :)

Jun
26
2013
NataleeM
NataleeM

When it first came out, to my nose it was (and is) rather sweet and uninteresting, however I tried it again today and found that both my son an husband think it's wonderful. Perhaps there's something to this after all!


Update... so it looks like the boys will miss out on this one. On the drydown it became sickly sweet and now, later in the night it is still on my skin... but it smells like very sweet dish water. Oh well.

Jun
25
2013
yuugainotenshi
yuugainotenshi

I know a lot of people have mixed feeling about this fragrance. I'm not the biggest Lady Gaga fan but she honestly did come out with pleasant scent that is very easy to wear! To me its not really dark at all. It a jammy apricot that has been drenched in a large amount of honey, with a tiny bit of incense and orchid keeping it in control. Yes its sweet but I have to say I do love honey its one of my favorite notes. I happen to also love apricots. To me this is a delicious blend of the two notes!

The lasting power is about average it lingers very close to the skin. To me this is almost a skin scent. The sillage it pretty good the first 30-45min but it settles into the skin quickly. If you want a better sillage you might have to keep spraying it on throughout the day...

Overall it is not the most exciting fragrance or as crazy the marketing campaign might have depicted it, but its nice. I really do like Fame and its safe enough for me to wear to work or to school so I'm happy with it.

I also love the bottle! XD

Jun
25
2013
Poisonivyprince
Poisonivyprince

I Don't Care For Gaga Too Much But I Love This Fragrance! Sweet And A Bit Heavy Great For Nighttime. Only Complaint is That The Liquid Is Supposed to Turn Invisible But It Does Not! It Still Has The Black Color After Spraying To Use Caution When Using It With Your Clothes. Still Love it Over All.

Jun
25
2013
leahliz13
leahliz13

I usually don't stray far outside of the sweet, girly-girl territory when it comes to fragrances, but this was an exception I was willing to make. I have loved the scent since it first came out and was recently given a full size bottle as a gift from my best friend. It's definitely a sexy, more grown up scent, but doesn't have an old or musty feel- it's intriguing and I love wearing it when going out at night.

Jun
24
2013
seajayforever
seajayforever

I absolutely adore this fragrance. I am not even a fan of gaga, but this perfume just works for me. It is fruity, yet musky. Very beautiful, and worth a try!

Jun
22
2013
SandraV
SandraV

This is nice-it smells(on me) like Mariah Carey 'M' with a touch of apricot.It's pretty but too similar to 'M' for me to purchase....will definitely enjoy my sample though and would love to have the lotion.

Jun
22
2013
madgefan
madgefan

I don't care that Fame didn't turn out to be the boldest scent ever that people thought it would be because it's from Lady Gaga. This perfume is like crack to me. I want to bathe in its honey/floral/grapey goodness. Arguably my signature scent.

Jun
20
2013
tyekristopher
tyekristopher

I must so I was rather let down by the lady gaga fragrance, Nothing really special about it. I think alot of people don't like it is because it wasnt what they were expecting it to be. Whenever I smelt fame I thought to myself eh it is okay but it's not great, it has a hint of grape mixed with honey. It isn't a bad fragrance by any means but it just insn't something I would shell out 70 bucks for. It just isn't worth that price for what you get. I think it plays it safe and gaga is about being daring. Same with nicki minaj they both played it safe with their perfumes. I must say I do find nicki minaj to be the better of the two perfumes. I think fame had alot of potential I just think it just didn't show it.

Jun
17
2013
jonr951
jonr951

Fame is officially at TJMaxx. $39.99 for the Ultimate Masterpiece 3.4 oz and $9.99 for the black lotion. I picked up the lotion. Here's hoping I find the shower gel, soap, and rollerball soon! : )

Jun
12
2013
kristina.l.myers
kristina.l.myers

I tried this out expecting something really unique and surprising... What a let down!

I must mention that I am a Lady Gaga fan, so I had rather high expectations.

The smell is like walking into a duty- free or a perfume shop in a hot climate when all of the scents hit you at once. It's like a mixture of everything you can think of thrown together, nothing special, just an alcohol heavy perfume scent. Literally nothing stood out and the smell was very generic.

The bottle was another let down. Very cheap looking and feeling, mostly contributed by the light weight plastic gold top. The bottle doesn't look particularly interesting with the top removed either. Overall, just a disappointing experience.

Jun
10
2013
LoveForYMCMB
LoveForYMCMB

My mom hates Fame. She says it smells like a drag queen.I love It. I find it so different and so unique, like it makes me think of a strong person wearing it.It's the smell of melancholy.
It Opens withh incense and peach, then a bunch of flowers come in and the trail is honey and more honey.
I prefer the drydown.The first burst smells too sad.
7/10

Jun
09
2013
Oahsa
Oahsa

ما أنصحكم فيه أبدا بكل إختصار

Jun
06
2013
kao_intouch
kao_intouch

Don't Trust All of The Review Here. First I Was So Afraid That It Will Be Smell Bad Because of Review Here but When I Get It, The Smell Is Really Beautiful and Great! It's Fantastic! I'm So Speechless When I First Spray It. I Have To Buy Another Bottle! YOU HAVE TO SMELL IT BY YOURSELF! DON'T HATE IT BECAUSE IT'S FROM GAGA!

Jun
06
2013
Lausal2328
Lausal2328

The fragrance is sweet and pleasant, if looking for extraordinary skip it. The bottle is pretty enough but the juice being black and then invisible is so cool.

Jun
03
2013
LifeImitatesArt
LifeImitatesArt

I've noticed that the 1.0 ounce fragrance differs from "Le Masterpiece". The smaller bottle like listed here is more of a thinner, sweeter fragrance with the prominent notes of Honey, Apricots, Incense, and some of the florals, hardly Jasmine though. Now Le Masterpiece is more bold, with Less Honey, more Jasmine, and a completely different scent after the dry down, with the Honey coming forth along with a smokey Saffron I'd believe. I'd honestly prefer the smaller bottle's scent, but Le Masterpieces dry down, solely because I prefer little to no Jasmine in fragrances but find Fame's addition fine. Again, it's a Sweet, Smokey, Sexy Sophisticated fragrance, can't wait to see what Gaga + Coty's next collaboration will smell like.

Jun
02
2013
LovemyLaya
LovemyLaya

Not a fan of Lady Gaga..but Ive been going back and forth on this scent due to the reviews,and decided to take the plunge and buy a small sample size. Im so glad I did because this scent is very sexy,which surprises me,due again to the reviews. Good job Lady Gaga.Will be purchasing a full bottle soon.

May
23
2013
Ashes19
Ashes19

This is a very sweet and sexy scent. It has great staying power and the black color is fun. I also like the bottle.

May
22
2013
Tovah
Tovah

Pretty scent. Its powdery-honey-jasmine sweet with a haunting note of nag champa incense. Every once in a while I think I smell belladonna (datura) but I may be forcing this upon myself. Datura has a sharp vanilla note that I don't really get in Fame. To me, the powdery-ness smells more like Heliotrope, but without the licorice note. The black liquid is really cute - like magic disappearing ink. This scent is pretty, wearable, and kinda fun, but not exciting at all. It doesn't smell to me what I imagine "Fame" would feel like. There's no rush of amazement or adrenaline stimulating confidence in this fragrance.

Certainly no semen or blood. If you're interested in smelling repulsive to other human beings, the department store is not the place you ought to be shopping for fragrances. Seriously, do not expect "Secretions Magnifiques" from Coty! This is a company that managed to massacre the lovely musk in the perfectly easy scent of Amazing Grace. If, for whatever reason, you truly want to find a fragrance that smells like hookers, blood, and/or semen, Macy's or Bloomingdales's are not the places to shop.

May
15
2013
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

Great fragrance from the Mother Monster. The only disappointment is the lasting power of it. Lasts between 1-6 hours. :)

May
11
2013
LoveForYMCMB
LoveForYMCMB

I am pretty surprised to not see Vanilla here.That'sd how the drydown smells a honeyish/vanilla. It smells very boring, perfect for winter.A classmate of mine owns it and it's pretty delicious i applied it at 11am and it's 7 pm and still there. sillage, arm lenght.

May
07
2013
SixTSix
SixTSix

Im a guy I smelled this at the store and my Gf has a sample. Its ok, very acquired scent. Seems like she wanted to make a "Le Male" for women a love/hate fragrance. Try it before blowing a load of $$$

May
06
2013
torturedsolitude
torturedsolitude

im so annoyed by the so obviously biased reviews for this fragrance on here. their distaste for lady gaga completely clouds any sort of rational judgements they could make about fame. granted its not the eccentric scent people might have expected from her but all in all its a pleasant honey/floral with a strong apricot note and a dash of incense in the dry down. it does not smell cheap whatsoever, however the projection is a bit weak on my skin but it lasts for hours. this celebuscent is among the higher quality ive smelled.

May
05
2013
aroma refill
aroma refill

the scent is soft and elegant to me and it makes me love it much!

May
03
2013
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I have been wanting to post a review of this fragrance for so long, but did not have the nerve or the words in place. This fragrance has a lot of nerve. That I can say for sure. In my opinion, this fragrance is in complete contrast to any notions I may have had during its debut.

This is what I expected:
Chypre. Powder. Leather. Danger! Watch out! Wilted florals such as rose and tuberose in its glorious vulgarity. A dangerous concoction not intended for the young and meek, but for those who have experienced FAME and are suffering for it. A testament to glamour with its fangs exposed. Sexy!

What I experienced:
Fruit. Winter and Autumnal Fruits and honey. Fruit that has been smashed by a hammer and left out in the sweltering heat to sweat and wrinkle- then, slathered with old honey and left to the flies. That is the odor. The mood is just as sad. I imagine a man who is closeting himself as a transvestite. This man is sad and angry, because he feels the world will not accept him. So, he goes to his chamber and puts on his floral muu muu that is two sizes too small, his gray wig with the curly perm, his fishnets that only minimally cover the pelt on his lonely legs, and his high heels from the 1950's that are three sizes too large. Then, he smears red lipstick around his mouth to match his sky blue eyeshadow and false lashes (which are dangling at best). The final touch to his dressing room fantasy....

A spritz or ten of Lady Gaga's Fame.

This fragrance depressed me to no end. It's a sad and withered rodeo clown who has thrown in the towel. There is no sparkle in this fragrance. No subtle nuance to attract romance. It's just sloppy.

May
01
2013
Spok 1
Spok 1

I Am not a fan of lady gaga but I'm going to give this an honest review despite the name it's a very floral fragrance for starters with sweet undertones (apricot & honey) it's quite light and airy wouldn't reccomend for night use age despite its colour the bottle is too over thought with that claw a nice plain gold lid would of made this fragrance look expensive but the claw cheapens it along with the scent smells cheap for a woman as as-centric as lady gaga I was expecting stuff out of the ordinary but she played it safe and went unoriginal and gave us a chap smelling floral fragrance 2/10

May
01
2013
KateMkay
KateMkay

I am still waiting for my blood-semen perfume. You can't go there announcing one thing and then come with fruity-sweet-floral with weak longevity. I don't mind smelling it on other people but not my cup of tea.
Where is my dreamed animalic, dirty, unique scent?
Ok I get the joke, very funny but now seriously I am waiting.

Apr
30
2013
lizzie81
lizzie81

I wrote a review of this a while back and that I since have to renounce! My opinion of Gaga's 'Fame' has changed significantly. I had noted that it was nothing unique and while this is perhaps not completely wrong, none the less 'Fame' still has something about it. I don't know if it's me imagining it but every time I wear it I can get different reactions to my chemistry, sometimes cleaner smelling, sometimes sweeter, and even occasionally sometimes earthier. I have since purchased 'Fame' and am very glad I have it in my collection. The apricot, honeyed (with a little dirtyness), goodness has found its way into my affections. The reason most people (like me) get this one wrong I think is that you expect something very different. Still given a chance it grows on you. It is not. perhaps a masterpiece of perfumery but it has a charming quirkiness about it :) xx

Apr
30
2013
dawn.brooks.391
dawn.brooks.391

ok so,tested this today.I do love the scent,honey and apricots,very yummy! But,it fades so fast,i sprayed it again an hour ago,maybe,and it's gone! so while I really love the scent,it's a disappointment longevity wise.The sillage is good,nothing that knocks people out,but noticeable.Sadly,once my 100ml bottle is gone,which won't be for a long long time,as I am a perfume junkie,I won't be repurchasing this.

Apr
29
2013
tinyxxangel
tinyxxangel

I expected this perfume to be as atrocious as the bottle; however, as I compare it side by side with Ange ou Demon Le Secret Elixir right now, they are similiar in their own way.

Still not my type of perfume, but for a first perfume, other celebrities have done worse.

Apr
29
2013
Mortina
Mortina

It smells sweet on my skin. But when I read or hear that perfumes smell sweet I instantly think of vanilla and Fame is mostly about honey, which makes it quite unique. It is also well blended and separate appearances of the notes are not so obvious, but still easy to recognize. First I smell a sweet apricot. It's juicy, maybe even covered in honey that apears next and stays, swirling with an incense.

I would also say it's quite dark, yet still easy to wear.

Apr
28
2013
guest_
guest_

It smells sweet on my skin. But when I read or hear that perfumes smell sweet I instantly think of vanilla and Fame is mostly about honey, which makes it quite unique. It is also well blended and separate appearances of the notes are not so obvious, but still easy to recognize. First I smell a sweet apricot. It's juicy, maybe even covered in honey that apears next and stays, swirling with an incense.

I would also say it's quite dark, yet still easy to wear.

Apr
28
2013
felixg210
felixg210

bought this for my mom and she loves it. it smells like mashed apricot mixed with a light hit of baby powder... it smells very "classy" although it doesn't last very long

Apr
23
2013
my2spritz
my2spritz

Money grab aside...

I've tried this scent a few times while shopping at my locale sephora/ulta, and I've decided it's not bad.

I've noticed a lot of the more recent designer/celebrity scents all have this buttery quality to their sweetness. I don't like that creamy sweet at all, it makes the synthetic vanillin stand out even more for me. Fame is missing that dairy element. The sweetness is sugar in the raw, ok maybe processed beet sugar, but there is no milk in this recipe. Thank goodness!

The flower bouquet is clean and watery. For me that's good because those heavy thick white florals are just too much, suffocating.

Then the incense. Maybe I haven't happened across a celebrity scent that has incense, but Fame is kinda unique in this aspect. Anyways, this incense isn't bad, and there's a teeny tiny touch of spiciness- I guess that's the saffron. I wish the smokey and spicy were amped up... but that'd prolly make it more expensive to produce.

Now... if I could just find a niche perfume along this build, with better quality ingredients, a bit more complex, and better longevity... I think it may be a winner! I might buy a bottle of this GaGa juice if I come across a really good sale. She can hangout with my Britany Spears Midnight Fantasy. They can be BFFs!

Oh, I can't forget to comment on the bottle.
The bottle is what drew me in to try this scent. The marketing works! I love Fame's sci-fi chic bottle with black juice. It is kinda cool lookin'.

Apr
22
2013
takeasniff
takeasniff

I have had to bend and try to understand where people are coming from with this perfume and all the fuss that has surrounded it. I still defend Lady Gaga not that she needs me to defend her but I think she is a nice person with a good heart and probably is sweet and caring with a crazy side to her and very creative.

She has tried to be a female Marylyn Manson but missed the mark a little there but I still think she is cute in her own way. She was very cute when she first came out with her dance songs Poka Face etc but then morphed into this marylyn Manson type character. By the way I like Marylyn Manson he did a great job on the soundtrack to Resident Evil but that is another topic!:)

I think unfortunately fans wanted Lady Gaga's persona in the bottle of perfume and when they got what she truly is which is quite normal and yes she is a female and probably does like honey and sweet smells, when the stage theatrics are stripped away the fans found that boring. I can see their point and I can see what she tried to do but I think she made a mistake she missed what her fans like about her and didn't provide that to them in the perfume she went off on a tangent. She also appears to have tried to go down the Therry Mugler road but as we all know only he can do that successfully, there are many who have tried and failed. All his perfumes love them or hate them have a signature of him in them you can't miss it unfortunately Gaga got the bottle almost there but missed the boat when she decided on the juice. She should have done something strong and outlandish for her first perfume a bit like Rihanna and then eased the fans into this one the same way Rihanna did with Nude and then it might have been accepted a little easier fans would have realised and a light switch would have gone on in their heads "oh so she also has this side to her". I can guarantee had Rihanna released Nude as her first perfume fans would have missed the boat and complained it doesn't suit her image even though she is trying to reveal a different side of herself fans are not interested they want Rihanna in the bottle if they can't have her in person then dam it they want to smell like her no matter what! :)

It would be like fans of Marylyn Manson waiting for him to release an aftershave and when he does it smells like water or cupcakes, you would be thinking WTF? It would get poor reviews even if it is a pleasant smell it isn't what people want or expect. I suppose Lady Gaga attracts the fans she does for a reason if she tries to remove that reason she loses their interest like some musicians try to change their style and it just flops and they lose a lot of fans even if the new music is good and serves their creative needs it doesn't wash with the fans. When you are in the mainstream for the masses as she is you can't really divert too suddenly as the fans just won't budge I have heard many musicians complain of this they want to play new songs they've written but the fans only want the big hits it gets a little old at times.

I like the perfume but the supposed belladonna is what I think makes it so strange but sweet at the same time. I have a few products that have belladonna listed and they too are very sweet but it is a strange kind of sweetness.

Those who say Lady Gaga is just hot air I think need to look a little closer I have seen her do duets and she is actually quite talented and she can play the piano fantastically so I do not think she is just hot air I think she is very experimental and gets bored easily and has to constantly do outlandish things and for some reason has an interest in the whole alien character if she has the balls to do that then so be it whether you like her music or not there is not a lot of artists out there with that theme besides Marylyn Manson not that he has an alien theme but the confronting horror stuff so good luck to her I don't think she is anything like Madonna. Even if she was poking fun at "fame" and being famous trying to show that it is a lot of hot air with not much behind it or it is not what it is cracked up to be by designing her perfume the same way it didn't work and fans didn't think that hard they already designed the perfume for her before she even released it she just didn't realise.

Apr
22
2013
angel51197
angel51197

today I was in search of this, or Pink Friday nicki minaj, the wanted in a store in a part of where I live because they are very cheap there, the lowest I found Fame was $ 39.99 and Pink Friday $ 41, I was not desperate so I wanted to wait for a better price, then we went to the Plaza mall, I went to Macy's, and my surprise was, FOUND FAME IN $ 42 GIFT SET! was a grandiose offer as it was half price, brings the scent of 100 ml, 200 ml shower gel 10 ml perfume and a tattoo, buy it without thinking, and also gave me some glasses.

the perfume is good, sweet and somewhat oriental, I like, is something we would use on special occasions like Enchanted Wonderstruck

now will wait to find good deal Pink Friday :D

Apr
20
2013
icingsugar
icingsugar

Marc Jacobs' girls goth cousin. A little fruity, a little floral, juicy and watery with poor strength.

Apr
19
2013
DuhConrad
DuhConrad

I LOVE how the bottle looks, but the smell is nothing speacial. :)

Apr
16
2013
Libran
Libran

I tried this perfume and to be honest found it to be quite boring and not very special! It's not bad just a bit "is that it?", not outstanding. After the hype, the advertising and the beautiful bottle I was really expecting something edgy and "out there". The fragrance is soft and sweet and almost the complete opposite to Gaga! Maybe that's what she planned! She is having a laugh right now because she has surprised us all yet again! I felt that it should have been like Madonna's fragrance, brash and brassy! Not sure I would buy it!

Apr
14
2013
Sweetchocolatecookie
Sweetchocolatecookie

I think the perfume is pretty cool , the bottle look good to me and the perfume is sweet i really like it

Apr
12
2013
graciebelly
graciebelly

I agree with Jessbug. She sums it up PERFECTLY...and you know what? The scent kind of reminds me of Exclamation !

Apr
09
2013
jessbug
jessbug

Hm, after giving it a bit of thought, I think this perfume is actually a really good representation of Lady Gaga. The presentation (in this case the bottle, marketing/her music videos and fashion sense) is somewhat intense and intimidating - even outrageous (the meat dress, the "it will smell like blood and semen"). The real juice though; the perfume/her music, is actually not really all that scary. Although neither the music nor the perfume are unoriginal, it always does feel somewhat familiar to what we already know.
Lastly, the perfume smells surprisingly grownup with the honey and the florals. Here too, the metaphor can be extended to Lady Gaga herself, who can deal with surprisingly mature and serious content for someone who started her career singing about dancing to a song you don't know the words to, and riding someone's 'disco stick'.

Now, as for the perfume itself, I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. I have no problems with 'mainstream', and I do love the bottle, so I really wish I loved this. As it is, the honey (in combination with a lot of white florals) was somewhat overpowering to me, and the overall scent was too heavy yet too insubstantial. I'm not sure when I would wear this; it isn't warm and comforting enough during the colder seasons, and it would be sticky-tacky and overpowering during the warm seasons.

I might still cave and buy it just for the bottle; I'm weak.

Apr
09
2013
Tsukinohime
Tsukinohime

Been reading the reviews of this perfume and I believe the general consensus is that this is a surprisingly quiet, safe scent given the bold, almost intimidating bottle design/promotional campaign and of course, Gaga's larger-than-life persona. I can't say I disagree with them. It certainly doesn't smell GAGA enough to me. But it doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. On the first spritz, I found it to be a deep, dark floral scent with a touch of grape-like fruitiness. Pretty lady-like and elegant I would say. It reminded me a lot of Fergie's Outspoken by Avon. So there goes the point for originality. The presentation though is pretty awesome with it's gold colored cap and the black juice and I love the way it sits on my hand so comfortably when I hold it. I feel as mysterious as Lucrezia Borgia and FAME is my bottle of hypnotic poison, LOL! As for fragrance evolvement and longevity, I honestly can't tell at the moment as I just sprayed it on not half an hour ago. The only thing I know for now is that it is still going strong and I get whiffs of it while my hands were moving about so I guess that should be a good sign. Will be back on that in a few hours....

Notwithstanding the generally snobbish/dismissive attitude towards celebrity perfumes, I would highly recommend this especially to parfumistas/gaga fans out there. For all that is underwhelming about this frag this is still pretty nicely made and the presentation is impressive. Just keep an open mind and don't expect too much. You might learn to appreciate it, like I do.


EDIT: On me this lasts for around 5 to 6 hours. Not bad. It mellowed somewhat to a slightly woody floral during the period, but the sweet, grape like fruitiness remained. Sillage grows weaker as the hours passed, but the if somebody is standing close enough to you, I think they can still smell it. So there it is. It's really not that bad so do give it a chance. =)

Apr
08
2013
Donaldquick123
Donaldquick123

Fame where to begin this scent is a roll accosted ride but in the good way a lot of people say that this scent was too overhyped and that it's unoriginal but I have to disagree this scent to me is very new and something I have never smelt it before its almost very light and dark smell on me I get a lot of the honey and incense notes which I think pulls the good and evil out of this scent. Plus the bottle and the advertisement are just so GAGA I am a lady gaga fan so that was the first reason I bought this and the amazing bottle. This is the true le masterpiece :) 10/10

Apr
08
2013
Morticia
Morticia

I tried it yday and i think it's ok
it's not sth unique but it's comfortable and safe
a soft floriental, with honey and apricot as dominant notes
don't judge by the juice colour, the perfume itself is not dark in anyway
the bottle is also misleading

Apr
07
2013
Vampiris
Vampiris

It's quite OK to me..not disappointed..i prefer it this way

I am just surprised it's actually a safe scent..nothing cheesy or loud..the packaging speaks louder though, a bit misleading, i guess

elegant and girly..I find it likable..but it's not very outstanding or unique..personally it's just another nice and wearable floral scent with intensive honey notes in it..

Apr
06
2013
myeaude
myeaude

When i sprayed it onto my skin, it smelled good. but, After it stays in my skin for hours, I smelled my skin, and i smell nothing but Honey!

Apr
06
2013
jovejove
jovejove

Utter disappointment, but then again, it is a celeb scent. No effort meant to be put in the quality when the vision was quantity/people will buy this because its Gaga. Grape Cool Aid Absolue.

Apr
05
2013
LuSlovakia
LuSlovakia

it looks like poison, but smells surprisingly good:)

Apr
05
2013
AngelaAngela
AngelaAngela

I have this in a mini sample, and must say I was underwhlemed the first few times I tried this scent. During winter time when my skin is drier I really only got an old lady baby powder scent. I tried this scent again today, and was surprised that it opens up much more to a pleasant and grown up scent. I still find the scent overall too mature for my liking, but the Apricot- Honey opening is very pleasant. It turns toward a mellow jasmine scent that lasts a few hours. I wouldnt purchase a full sized, but I am willing to wear this scent during the beginning of spring. Overall a great scent for gardening and planting bulbs.

Mar
30
2013
myeaude
myeaude

I think this fragrance is match with a woman that the age is 28-over. This is an evening fragrance, because, i think this is a sweet heavy floral. i love the design of the bottle, the cap, and the color of the liquid. I love the way Lady Gaga describe this fragrance in unique sentences.

Mar
30
2013
SniffDat
SniffDat

Checked this out at an airport once. The bottle is beautiful, and had a great feel when you held it. The black colour thing is cool too. Unfortunately, sweet, jasmine, incense-y kinda smell. Doesn't smell bad per se, but just doesn't live up to its hype. Doesn't stand out smell-wise.

Mar
29
2013
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

Finally I put my hands on my bottle .. the bottle is totally different & new to my eyes .. mysterious & beautiful ..

The scent: I can't say it's bad, but actually noting worthy .. it smells as a weaker version of those Victoria's Secret scents specially (Incredible by victoria's secret) .. starts juicy as apricot juice sweet/warm & NOT sweet/fresh .. the dry down is jasmine & honey (reminds me of elie saab but of corse too much weaker) & it stays 2 hours on my skin ..

Hope next time lady gaga will concentrate her perfume ten times more !

Mar
27
2013
DiBonD
DiBonD

The bottle is nice but the scent isn't.

Mar
26
2013
tyekristopher
tyekristopher

The thing about this fragrance is it had the chance to be something different,bold and daring and all we got was a ''grape/ fruity floral scent that has been done over and over and over again. It doesn't live up to the hype it was ment to be. I find it to be a grape version of radiance by britney spears. I tried a little on my wrist and to my suprise it faded very quickly about an hour or so later. If you want a good celeb scent go with, jlo jessica simpson or britney speas because they seem to have it right. Not a gaga hate either I love what she represents and stands up for just wish the fragrance could have shined like the star it was ment to be.

Mar
26
2013
Na0
Na0

Review from a Lady Gaga's hater : This perfume, even if a little bit classic, is absolutly beautiful. Not so original, not really elaborate, but smells really good.

Isn't what we ask first to a perfume, after all ?

Mar
25
2013
ayeraebae
ayeraebae

Am I the only one who enjoyed it? I liked the scent. It surprised me because I would expect it to be a dark, musky scent coming from Gaga. But it was the opposite.

Mar
25
2013
bobbydrugan
bobbydrugan

disappointed was expecting something strong,deep and long lasting.Convinient that the lid looks like the top of an arcade grabber machine as by its scent you would think thats where it came from!!

Mar
25
2013
hss93
hss93

It smells like soap :(

Mar
23
2013
true
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Mar
23
2013
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness

I don't get why people hate this. And they say it smells "Sickly sweet", this fragrance is not really sweet at all. The only time it is, is when you smell it after it's dried down for a couple hours. And when it does it's not even that sweet!I love this perfume and I love Gaga. Loved her since 08.

Mar
23
2013
amanda.gggggg
amanda.gggggg

This is fabulous but not for everyday use.

Mar
21
2013
akheperure
akheperure

I bought this one today and I have to say that I love it.
It kind of reminds me of "Boudoir" by Vivienne Westwood, but less boozy and more on the aniseed-licorice side like some of Lolita Lempicka's perfumes.
I truly like it.
It is sweet, with a kind of fairy-tale elegance to it, not too strong and very wearable.
The bottle is a cutie too.

Mar
17
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I am honestly not super familiar with Lady Gaga, but I do not live in a cave so I am aware she is ZANY and channels Madonna's Catholic fixation and looks for makeup tips from Grace Jones (Oh how I love Ms. Jones)
First off this black juice does stain certain fabrics. Some got on my book tote and there is a grey blur there now.
I smell honey and apricot and some incense. Incense is balmy, not churchy. It's pleasant, but the honey is too much sweetness and too little beeswax for me. It's not challenging or zany, but there is nothing wrong with it. Some people will probably love this fragrance because it's a bit out of the box, but not too much. I go between extremes of fresh & funky so this straddles the line too much for my taste.

Mar
15
2013
Ona Chidester-Coleman
Ona Chidester-Coleman

Okay this was good, but not one of my favorites. For me, I was expecting Gaga's scent to much most musky, dark and deep, but this however was surprisingly light and fruity, the apricot and honey were just too overpowering for my particular tastes, but that's really just a personal thing.

Overall it's not bad, it's just very light, it didn't last long on me at all, I felt it was gone after only an hour or so. I wont be using it often at all.

Mar
15
2013
celebrity89
celebrity89

A gorgeous anise/licorice scent. It is a refined and improved version of Ellen by Tracy Ellen. Same mellow spiciness as Cher Uninhibited.

UPDATE: Scratch the Cher reference. The drydown is a pretty floral similar to Fantasy.
Newest update: I was shopping and a woman was wearing what I thought was original 80's Beautiful, but it was Gaga.

Mar
12
2013
sherapop
sherapop

Having seen all of the hullabaloo surrounding the launch of Lady Gaga's perfume FAME, I decided to pick up a sample at Sephora the last time I was there. I cannot say that I have any real interest in Lady Gaga, as I have no idea what she does. Is she a singer? A performer? A sort-of twenty-first-century Madonna (the material girl) follow-up or wannabe? I've seen some pictures of her looking rather like David Bowie back in his Ziggy Stardust days, but aside from that I've not a clue what she has done to garner such fame.

Upon applying FAME, I was sure that I had smelled this scent somewhere before. Naturally I began racking my brain for the celebrity scent which might be the closest neighbor. So many of them smell so similar, but I felt that there really was some overlap of this composition with something already in circulation. It certainly does not smell anything like any non-celebrity perfume, but could it be that FAME is close to something by Britney Spears, perhaps? I recall that the opening of CURIOUS was quite grape Koolaid-like, although the drydown was a bit better, but without the patchouli I could not really say that FAME was very much like CURIOUS.

Suddenly it dawned on me: Lady Gaga FAME smells EXACTLY like grape Laffy Taffy, which is a purple pastel-colored, artificially flavored bar of somewhat creamy taffy which I sometimes ate after school back when I was in junior high--there was a Tenneco (similar to 7-11) on my route home. The texture was similar to Beich's Bananas, but instead of featuring artificial banana flavor, Laffy Taffy featured (and may still today--I don't know whether it still exists or was pulled by the FDA) artificial grape flavor in a hold-on-to-your fillings taffy base.

No body fluids, no mystery, no intrigue. This whole production is pretty much a façade in front of a vast expanse of air. Perhaps that is what Lady Gaga is, too, in which case I have to say that FAME would be a fitting tribute after all. As far as celebrity perfumes go, this one can hold its own with the best of them, but the best of them are pretty bad...

Mar
05
2013
maźka1984
maźka1984

Lady Gaga's perfume eagerly waiting like most girls. Not because I'm a big fan of Gaga - just out of curiosity. Smell something billed as a novel, the phenomenon of perfume, a resident of extravagance and "like" Lady Gaga postponed to experience the scent of sperm and blood.
When finally I catch bottle of perfume..
Perfume should be pink and not black because it smells adequately to pink. I was struck by a similarity to the well-known I guess seductive WS. Moving on is similar to the montblanc individuelle and little to from amour-yves rocher (final phase).
Fame is a delicate, fruity-floral, romantic, safe, and I personally like the smell.
Interesting and handy bottle and the color of perfume unique.
Persistence of the sky better than guess - 10 hours bravely holds! - For EDP signed by a super celebrity (guess max 3 - EDT). As you can see life after reviews section fame is different - it depends on the person and you have to test yourself.
Far from the Lady Gaga (or maybe not?) And ideas that each of us had about the smell. In conclusion - I like, but the spring period I have other favorites. Besides I have almost the entire bottle, and probably guess how it ends I look for something new.

Mar
05
2013
Vegapunk
Vegapunk

I found this perfume quite bold and loved the presentation (with the gold cap doubling as a stand, as well as the black liquid) The fragrance was quite strange to me in that i felt a resemblance to root beer albeit mixed with floral and apricot scents. I didn't try it on as it's not my style but recommended it to my friend whose quirky and artistic personality seems just right for Fame.

Mar
02
2013
tokyomadii
tokyomadii

First off, bottle is awesome. You can use the cap as a stand! Looks great in my collection. As for the scent, I wont buy it again. I do like it though. But to be honest I really got it mostly for the cool bottle. Its a mature scent, and I prefer fruity scents, so this one stands out in my collection. Oh and by the way the soap smells like a cologne, so skip that of give it to a man in your life. =)

Mar
02
2013
The Perfume Addict
The Perfume Addict

Someone PLEASE REPLY !
I recently purchased Lady Gaga's Fame . However I found out that the bottles in Sephora says Made In Spain . But my 30ml bottle says Made In USA . Is mine fake ?

Mar
01
2013
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Despite I don't like Lady Gaga, I have to say that there is an awesome fresh apricot note in this fragrance, which is a leading. But as I don't like her I wouldn't buy it.

Also I have to say that this fragrance is nice enough. And nothing outrageous or creepy. But I don't think that it's a good idea to smell belladonna. I hope that it's only chemistry, but not the real flower:)

Feb
26
2013
michibooful
michibooful

Lady Gaga's Fame is sexy and warm, and I absolutely love the smell of it on my skin. It makes me feel delicious and attractive. I would consider this a floral, but more on the musky side rather than the light side. It also has a hint of sweetness, but not so much that it's overpowering or headache inducing. Overall, it gives off a warm smell and effect that I really love. Unfortunately, it does not last a long time, and the sillage is poor as well. It only lasts about half an hour to an hour before I have to press my nose against my wrist just to find the scent. I'm really disappointed about this because if the lasting time and sillage weren't so poor, this would definitely be one of my favourites. So, even though I love the smell, the lasting time doesn't cut it for me, and unfortunately, I will not be repurchasing.

Feb
24
2013
guest_
guest_

I think this is a sexy, attractive, and daring. I would NOT categorize this with a Britney or a Jessica Simpson type scent. Strangely, something in it reminds me of the original Victoria's Secret Victoria from the late 1980s. Fame is lovely, pretty...and there's an undercurrent of something disturbing. (Just as a perfume should be!)I don't know about Madonna ever being in the dust, until she damn well wants to be, and I wouldn't doubt if she herself wears and enjoys Gaga's Fame. I love honey. It can be a strange note, certainly, but it's unmistakable. I think Fame is darker than it is sweet, and I think it has a vintage seduction quality in its powder-incense notes that connotes femininity and even danger (think Shalimar, Opium, Fracas). Whether you're a fan of Lady Gaga or not (I've big a big fan for years) you know who she is. She's made an impression on you, and she won't be forgotten. This fragrance is like that as well. I agree with le mouchoir de monsieur that this is "groundbreaking". If you're paranoid that there are poisonous ingredients in this fragrance, (not to mention "human blood" and Gaga's "DNA" - so does the Red Cross donate to Coty Prestige for fragrance ingredients now?), why don't you buy a huge bottle of Fame and saturate your skin with it to see if something happens? If it's poison, just think of the lawsuit you can file! Nothing gets past you! And to think Richard Herprin, Honorine Blanc,Nathalie Lorson,Givaudan,Coty Prestige, and the hundreds of others involved in this formulation and launch never suspected their covert human genome experiments (not to mention their phenomenonable progress with preservatives)would be discovered. (Btw - belladonna is a medicine, and one of its most widespread uses is to treat symptoms of Parkinson's. It's also used for common digestive disorders.)

Feb
21
2013
Mrstrapp
Mrstrapp

Lots of money spent on the launch campaign for such a mediocre scent. My 8 year old daughter even commented "gross, another berry scent". I would never use this scent. There are too many berry scents on the market today & this ones no better than any others. All of that hype for absolutely nothing! When a child doesn't even like it you know it's bad. And this one is! Berries, that's the only note that you can smell. Shameful to outrageously price something so mediocre. I really thought she would do better than this especially with all the marketing put out there on this fragrance. I anticipated way, way more. Doesn't matter what color it is or sprays, it still doesn't smell good.

Feb
21
2013
MonarC
MonarC

Plenty of fuss for anything special or original. It's just next sweet, chemically floral and cheap smelling scent.

Feb
21
2013
Aliakatt
Aliakatt

The fragrance is actually a lot lighter and warmer than I anticipated, so good for casual and everyday wear. The staying power is not great. It does seem to fade very quickly. Overall, while I do like the scent, I'm not sure I would buy a bottle of this as it just doesn't wow me at all.

Feb
20
2013
RedLady
RedLady

I wanted something bold, brash and bitchy with a hint of sex. Something that screamed "I am awesome and to hell with you if you think otherwise".
Instead, I got a completely tame, generic fruity sweet you-could-smell-this-anywhere result.
Sillage and longevity are poor too.
Shame, cos I love Gaga.

Feb
19
2013
Virgoan-hunk
Virgoan-hunk

A Big fruit Punch fragrance, with a bit of a dark edge, thanks to the incense.
Nothing Groundbreaking,
But neither is it a Major Let down
Its actually a really beautiful fragrance and its a lot like Mother Monster herself.
She puts out a dark scary persona yet underneath it all she is a beauty with a huge heart.
I would gladly buy this scent, as it evolves really nicely on My skin, it starts of with a grape, berry, peach mix and starts to bloom with a rose note, and the incense then kicks in with a resinous musky quality. It got me a few compliments.
Not all fragrances should be made OTT
And I for One Adore this fragrance.
As a Guy I'd use it coz it actually melds nicely with male skin.
7 out of 10

Feb
19
2013
jdolani
jdolani

I love this perfume.It smells gorgeous on me.The bottle design could use some work.The bottle itself is nice but the claw top is tacky.For such a beautiful fragrance inside it deserved an artistic top that would have reflected her artistic personality much better than a plastic gold claw.

Feb
19
2013
Airiasthya
Airiasthya

I don't like Lady Gaga but everything she does makes me curious.

So when I heard that she launched this perfume I thought... "wow this bottle is soooo her, I wonder how does it smells. Will it smells strange? Will it smells just exactly like how we potray her?" and when I smell it it smells nothing like Lady Gaga's image. It's.... normal. nothing special it smells sweet, just like another celebrity fragrances

Feb
17
2013
fighter
fighter

Here's what I think: great marketing, great bottle design, great the idea of the dark liquid BUT...man, does Lady Ga Ga really think that a generic flower bouquet would make a ground breaking fragrance?

That's TOTALLY BORING and the personality of the perfume doesn't reflect her style nor the great bottle shape.

---> NEXT!

Feb
12
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

I sprayed it ine the store on my coat I was so excited to finally try Fame as for a long time it was on my wish list. Opening was very generic i would put it in line with Circus Fantasy and Purrr. Hello sweet apricoat. I don't get anything balmy out of it only honey sweet fruits. I would say on clothes it's long lasting - after 3 days it's still there, of course very different and shy but present. Out of my want list.

Feb
11
2013
domodomo
domodomo

I was anticipating something more exciting, but this smelled like a super powdery generic old lady perfume, completely at odds with the marketing campaign, the bottle design, and Lady Gaga herself. Disappointing, had to return it.

Feb
11
2013
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

This outrageous perfume is curious and astounding to me. I was wondering is this perfume would be cloudy, alluring, shy or down right hardcore sexy, but GaGa had a lot more in store inside that magic black bottle of hers.

Upon testing it the second time after a few months apart, I noticed this: Floral fruity at the beginning, then it slowly becomes tangy and sweet. Sweeter and sweeter, more delectable, like a savory baked cupcake with frosting and caramel or more! Sexy to the last sniff. Lasts hours and just keeps transforming.

The scent was unbelievable and hard to describe for me, it has so many faces, so many emotions and so creativity.

Its a great scent, but I expected something more wild or aggressive.

Feb
11
2013
Filiccia
Filiccia

Wel,well,well! I expected sth really strange even non-wearable coming out of this bottle but I would say it's a fruity-juicy perfume & long lasting-about 9 hrs after and still had the last notes on my wrist- but it's kind of too strong and sweet for me at least for the first hour till the sillage becomes softer.I liked the fact that somehow glittered on my hand.

Feb
08
2013
butterbean
butterbean

This fragrance isn't as bad as others make it seem. However, its just not that good.

There is something nice about it, kinda fruity. My sister really likes it. So I tried to test it out to give it a review....but something strange happens: Sometimes -- I smell NOTHING. Seriously -- I spray it on.. and I get NOTHING. It's like -- poof -- vanishing black liquid and vanishing fragrance!

I tried it again. I know there is nothing wrong with my olfactory nerves and senses, certainly not a case of anosmia.

Paper -- I smell a bit fruity light sweet, and then I smell again, I detect just the paper...nothing there.

Skin -- SAME THING! I smell the fruitiness slightly sweet, then sometimes nothing, then it sort of hits me a slight waft of scent...and I'm thinking a ha! there she is! But a bit later - nothing there!

It certainly has no longevity either.

So its a thumbs down fragrance. The only good thing about it is the cool black juice and bottle. What a flop.

Feb
07
2013
NikkiSelf
NikkiSelf

Being a fan of Gaga I expected more than this. It's quite sweet yet dull and I totally agree with comments that more effort was put into the design than the contents. The design of the bottle is eye catching but one of the selling points was the black fluid that turned transparent on your skin. Sorry, I have other perfumes of different colours that do the same so thats nothing new. I think what went wrong is that people expect more of a night scent from Gaga, something a bit deeper with a bit more staying power (of this there is very little) Saying that, it is pleasant and suitable for everyday wear

Feb
05
2013
phyrexianc
phyrexianc

At first I really loved this scent, I was pleasantly surprised by how wearable it was. Warm and sweet, it was kind of my happy perfume. But the more I use it, the more I start to dislike it. Right now the scent seems just cheap and reminds me of candy necklaces. I'm not even sure if I'll ever finish my 1 oz bottle :/

Feb
05
2013
boardbat
boardbat

i'm not a fan of gaga and i would have really had to love this to even consider buying it. that being said, after trying a sample of this i don't care for it. on my skin it was a very watery grape koolaide with an odd sharp twang. it didn't last long..maybe less than an hour and i couldn't smell it anymore. not for me.

Feb
02
2013
mirisnamo
mirisnamo

it's something strange about this parfum..THERE IS something witch i can't explane..sweet in the begining, but powdery and something after :))
i was supriced how long lasting it is, i wasn't expect that from so low price parfum, BINGO!

Feb
02
2013
kitsunemagic
kitsunemagic

I tested this a while back, I'm gonna be completely honest from my personal opinion, I think Gaga was concentrating more on the packaging then she was on the scent itself! this scent is ok I suppose but its just your average "play it safe" celebrity scent, nothing special >.> the only thing unique and different is the black liquid and cool bottle and I can honestly say Hillary Duff and Jessica Simpson came up with a more unique scent since it was the fragrance that was concentrated on.(Im talking about "with Love" and "fancy Nights") but remember, this is only my opinion!

now getting to the fragrance, I didnt like the top notes very much, it smelled kinda weird on me.

but once it got to the dry down it became more pleasan, it has a deep and rich fruity smell, and yep, I sure felt like "an expensive hooker" kinda reminded me of a rich bubbling grape soda

the scent? decent, its good but nothing unique, mysterious and sexy and nothing WOW about it

the bottle? very eye catching, not gonna lie though, Id get this just because

Feb
02
2013
annch
annch

Since I'm new to the perfume world, I wasn't aware of any hype around Fame. To me, it's more floral and leans towards a more conventional scent. When I first smelled it in the perfume store, I was surprised at how pretty it smelled and that it didn't give me a headache (since I'm sensitive to that). I was afraid it would smell like beer or sweat since it's what I always imagine when I see Lady Gaga or her MVs. I got it free from buying another scent because I thought it's good enough to give it a chance. Guess it really doesn't sell well, given they're using this sales tactic.

It changed ever so slightly on my skin into a sweeter version. I must admit that I prefer using it in just one spritz. More than that and I could imagine the "expensive hooker" taking over. I prefer it over other scents I've tried so far because it smells the same on paper and on my skin. The top and heart notes do not disengage as much as in other perfumes I've tried. I'm also one of the few who can have the scent remain on my skin even after I shower.

Ironically, fame is a "what you see (smell) is what you get" type of perfume. I guess the characteristic that turns others off is the same one that made me like it. As my friend commented, Fame is a "common" smell. But it's well-made, I think. It makes me smell "pretty", in a cookie-cutter way, which isn't so bad sometimes. I'd wear this to a date or a special occasion, when I want to project a womanly confidence without grabbing all the attention. Might be too sweet for close contact commute, e.g., train, bus, subway.

Jan
30
2013
Chickenfluff
Chickenfluff

The scent itself is not bad. However, it just cannot live up to the hype that has been created around it, and I suppose that's where the many dislikes stem from. What has been claimed about this fragrance is out of all proportion to what it actually smells like.

"Fame", to me, is anything, anything but extraordinary. We were told it would smell like blood and sperm - not that anyone in their right mind would want to smell like that (sorry if you do) - or like an expensive hooker. Anyway, we were expecting something bold and loud. Out comes this little wallflower. It's almost coward, the way it tries to please the masses.

Sweet. Apricot with "a drop of honey". That's more than a drop, actually. This is an innocent, safe scent, in my humble opinion. The only "dark" thing about it is the fluid.

Speaking of the fluid, we were taken for a fool once more. "Fame" absolutely does NOT become invisible "once airborn". Maybe it's just me, but the fluid has a grayish color on my skin which takes a moment to disappear. I would recommend you to be very careful when spraying this near your clothes. You never know, the resulting stain might have a much greater "lasting power" than the perfume itself.

As for the non-existent "hierarchy" - quite obviously not the truth, again. I own perfumes that do not change half as much as "Fame" does during the day, and nobody claimed they had no pyramid of notes.

This is tiring. I'll stop. I highly doubt this is the smell of FAME. Next time, I suggest Gaga should invest more time in creating a memorable scent, not just an eye-catching, gimmicky bottle. The fluid might be one of a kind so far, the scent is one of many. Ordinary.

Jan
30
2013
MichaelCerasEyebrows
MichaelCerasEyebrows

JUST SO YOU KNOW: I bought this purely for the bottle. It's gorgeous. It was 22.50 for the rollerball, 30ml and tattoo (Alas I still have a review below, I do not mind this fragrance)
While everybody seems to think about this fragrance as an opposite to Gaga, I think Fame and Lady Gaga are one and the same. The bottle and black liquid represents Gaga's external self; her avant-garde fashion and crazy marketing stunts. The scent of the juice itself equals her music; a bit different from the rest of the mass-produced bubblegum pop, but still enjoyed by many. That's not to say it's a bad thing.
Moving onto the breakdown. Giving Fame a second try today, I could say I quite like it. Initial spray is candy-sweet honey/apricot before the dry down to a floral, incense drip-drop of apricot scent. It's light enough for daytime but can easily transition into night. Lasting power is average, 3-4 hours. Fall/winter scent. Fin!

Jan
30
2013
BradleyRay
BradleyRay

This is my signature scent. Everyone who knows me, knows I wear this all the time. it's definitely a nighttime scent, but it works good for seducing during the daytime too. I'm a guy and this stuff works. I would probably only recommend it for guys if they're bisexual/gay, because girls do notice it, but they just notice it. guys will NOTICE it. on me it smells powdery with hints of honey and orchids. the incense and belladonna make their way into the equation in the dry down. also layers well with floral and citrus fragrances that aren't that powerful to make it more feminine. Lasts about two to four hours depending on your activities. can be smelled immediately once you enter the room.

10/10 for me.

Jan
29
2013
guest_
guest_

Celebrities are surrounded by so much craziness these days that I think they use perfumes as another way to reveal themselves to their fans and it is aimed at fans not people who don't like them and yes it is to make money as well we all do things to make money so what? This is not a rubbish perfume which should go into discount bins as some have said they just don't like it well so what you are not Lady Gaga and she is not you, you clearly have different taste to her in perfume and you are probably a different person to her it doesn't mean the perfume is rubbish or she has not achieved anything she has achieved what she wanted to and that is what matters.

She has not mislead you in her advertising as this perfume bottle and execution is different to many designer ones and celebrity ones even if you don't like the black liquid there are only a few designers who have used it. The push pull technology only a few have used it, what this comes down to is people confusing their assumptions of who Lady Gaga is based on no first hand knowledge of her as a person and what they have assumed she likes in a perfume it is no surprise that she is not going to jump out in a meat suit from your bottle when you spray it she is a person with many facets just like you and I. Just because it doesn't smell like what you normally like in a perfume doesn't mean anything you are different to her, it doesn't mean she has failed at her first perfume attempt. You all talk about perfume being a very personal thing well hello? Why when she designs one suddenly she is being a try hard and wripping you off it is your imagination that has disappointed you not her. This is the same for most celebrity fragrances you have to approach them differently than what you would with a designer one there you expect to get a certain style of perfume and you will be disappointed if it doesn't match up to your expectations but with a celebrity perfume I don't think you can approach them the same way because you cannot be sure what you are going to get as you do not know the person completely so you cannot be sure what to expect until you test it for yourself.

Jan
29
2013
Kharnak
Kharnak

on 2nd review.
Yes, it's girly, fruity, but has a lot more for those who know what to look for.
The bottle looks like a Belladonna Atropa Deadly nightshade berry. And the smell is very fruity berry like. Used for giving women the dreamy "Doll Eyes" look. I'm a dude, and this has really grown on me.
Orchid doesn't have a strong unique smell, but is rather Geranium like. (fruity like "Exclamation"? yes.) It's more common than you realize. The saffron makes a delicious savory spice on my skin once it settles. To me that comes off so insidious, and dark.
With the Belladonna, This is rather poetic to me.

Jan
28
2013
singlemalt
singlemalt

I cringed as the SA at Nordstrom's added this to my sample bag. I try to keep an open mind about all perfumes, but as one reviewer mentioned you know you're in trouble when the color of the perfume is touted as a big thing.

So, I did try it and I was surprised a bit. Not as bad as I thought. Instead of being a head-snapper it was just 'meh'. Fruity-floral generic-maybe something GaGa would wear in high school? Still fruity-floral and like a lot of other fruity florals out there. Not long lasting on me.

But wait, it kept reminding me of something. Something...not purple berries (yes, that's you Coco Noir), but red berries! Red berries..YES Badgley Mischka! The granddaddy (mama) of all red berries. Which can be had for a song everywhere. Longer lasting, more potent, better ingredients, less expensive. And a great bottle.

Save yourself some money and get the Badgley. Although Gaga's bottle is way cool, too.

Jan
27
2013
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

unexpected ! I imagined something dark, strange & strong .. BUT I was surprised .. it smells as victoria's secret perfumes .. lovely & easy to wear .. with shy sillage & lasting power ..
But the black juice is amazing .. the bottle is a modern masterpiece ..

Jan
26
2013
Tetleygirl
Tetleygirl

To me, it smells almost exactly like Exclamation!

Jan
24
2013
Tetleygirl
Tetleygirl

To me, it smells almost exactly like Exclamation!

Jan
24
2013
HazelMae
HazelMae

When I tried this in Ulta it immediately captured my attention. It is true that the world is full of fruity-sweet celeb perfumes, and I can't claim that there is anything innately special about this one, it just grabbed me, most likely due to the incense note.

Don't shoot me, but it reminds me a little of the original Dior Poison in spirit. They are not dupe-ish, but they both are fruity-incense-honey combos elbowing their way to the front of the crowd. But Gaga is more modern and the sillage is limited.

When you think about it, it fits her persona perfectly, with self-consciously edgy packaging housing a competent but not actually risky product. Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's bad.

Jan
22
2013
rickyfreaky13
rickyfreaky13

I don't think there's similiarity between Fame & Fantasy/HiddenFantasy. Fantasy is sickening overpowering sweet, so do Hidden Fantasy. But Fame is fruitier, with a little hony hint that makes it smelled sweet, but in a good way, not overpowering, not sickening.

Jan
22
2013
Beatrixel
Beatrixel

this is not about the scent but about what makes the scent so disputable. fame is a typical gaga name. it's gaga, just another deceiving name and advertising. break the illusion!
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aaand.. it feels very sweet. at first I really tended to like it. but the juice is black so it stains. I really didn't feel the bottle is stylish.the font and the gilded plastic... that was a sorry combination. the scent is not that bad! really!

Jan
19
2013
HUEbris
HUEbris

I was quiet expect this perfume. not just only it's Lady Gaga's, Coty said "we make special perfume with special way" BUT
too common scent. nothing special. no originality.
too sweet so makes some sick.
I'd smelled something that similar one, but I couldn't remember-now I get it.
it reminds me nina ricci's apples. nina+paco rabbane one million.

Jan
19
2013
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness
IAmVeryBigInDisBusiness

The fact that this has more dislikes than likes is beyond me.

Jan
18
2013
jjallman
jjallman

I have to admit, this one has a fighting potential compared with other uber-sweet, celeb frags like Someday and Pink Friday which is THE MOST commercially-made, generic frags known to man. A yin-yang of sweet and smoky, but although it's not in my nature to buy celebrity fragrances, this was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it isn't a dangerous scent to bear. The sillage on me is big. I wore this on the office one time, and the nearest six cubicles could smell fame (and a plus for the black juice and the egg-shaped bottle that reminded me of my Lanvin's arpege reformulated bottle... the black one). It is a curse because it smells a bit generic. But an interesting thing to note about this particular fragrance is that it changes its scent not like usual perfumes. Give an instance john galliano's EDT (my signature fragrance), patchouli on top, rose on the middle, and musk on the base. Fame changes it's scent as much as lady gaga changes costumes in one concert. Belladonna on one hour, then honey, then saffron interchanging paths. But the drydown always has this baby powder-ish incense feel. Something that is comforting and seductive. But it doesn't last long. I need to reapply every 8 hours, but considering that it is just $25, it's a nice deal for me.


All in all, i like the scent.this one's a keeper but it's not gonna be a favorite since it's too sweet for me. One more thing i've noticed: Most celeb frag reviews here are always associating the scent to the celeb itself which is wrong because alot of celeb frags are somewhat 'contradictory' to their image like JLo's my glow. rShe's always seen as a jolly, happy, energetic individual on stage, but then i got a whiff of her frag and i was amazed. It is soft, subtle, and mature.... Well on my skin, at least. Unlike most of the people here, I was expecting gaga to release a sweet fragrance mainly because almost a majority of her fans are on teenage years. It's about marketing to her major demographics which are the 'little monsters'.

Total rating: 8/10 (as a celeb fragrance.. i actually would rate this as 5/10 over my collection that comprise of designers and niches, but it IS a celeb perfume so i'm not expecting much from it)... 3 for originality, 3 for presentation, and 2 for the scent. I recommend this one for women (or men) who loves sweet scents.

Jan
18
2013
julieanneh
julieanneh

Okay. I've been testing this now since it came out. Initially I really liked it. Its opening was fresh and sweet and its dry down was warm and sweet. I still really like the opening, its a fresh flower, probably orchid. This on me lasts maybe up to an hour if I'm lucky. Then it changes and it can be different daily on me. When its good I get Jasmine and honey and incense and its quiet nice. When its bad its horrid and I' m a little disappointed as it was gifted to me and now in the dry down stage when its not good all I get is incense I think and it is fusty smelling. Like someone who didn't shower smell. Not something I am going to keep and I really did try it a lot since it was a gift but unfortunately it smells bad on me. I wish the opening, that first fresh flower would stay as I think it is beautiful. :(

Jan
17
2013
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves

I really wanted to love it, but for me... it's just an OK scent, harmless, everyone can wear it

Jan
17
2013
Beypazari
Beypazari

İ loved it. Reminds me of sour almost black cherries. So unique, one of a kind

Jan
16
2013
eniko.kalo
eniko.kalo

My colleague received this complimentary from a customer. We tested it straight away! Despite all the bad reviews it is a great! Smells sweet with a bit of flick ;-)

Jan
14
2013
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

A sweet apricot scent. This is a decent offering in the fruity category I think. Versatile and pleasant, I think if you like apricot or peach you should definitely try this one. The apricots are honey drizzled, but a light swirl of incense keeps this from being very sweet. There are some light flower petals in there, but they're not all that predominant.
I did expect something different from the notes, this being one of the few celebrity releases I've found intriguing enough to test. If the saffron note was distinguishable on my skin I think it would have made all the difference.
Overall, while pretty pleasant, not something especially interesting.

Jan
14
2013
niiemerich
niiemerich

Sweet and feminine scent. It starts with a candy-like, liquorice note, and turns to something more like jasmine, incense and honey after an hour or so.

I don't understand why it's getting so many bad reviews, maybe only because it carries Lady Gaga's name. I'm not a fan of Gaga and I bought this perfume because I really loved the smell.

Jan
14
2013
srimati
srimati

Nothing special, smells synthetic like most of the newer perfumes out there. I'm starting to appreciate perfumes with more natural ingredients and even though it drives the price up, the fragrance is much more unique if blended well.

Jan
13
2013
Lolalemon
Lolalemon

Firstly, I really like this scent. There is a strong grape candy note in it that isn't listed. Ehh well, I think half the "listed notes" are pretty much a fantasy in most perfumes anyway. No 5 doesn't list over a hundred notes, but I hear that is how many it has.
I can't remember much else about this scent at the moment, but it was pleasant and the sales girl confided in me she loved it too- but was always subjected to ridicule for admitting it around the counter.
EDITED:
I decided to do a search for references to "grape" in the reviews before me and laughed when I saw the word "grape" was written 84 times before my review. ..and the bottle actually looks like a single grape held by golden tongs and the juice is purply black!
Still like it.

Jan
13
2013
BillieNicole
BillieNicole

Now, this is a good fruity-floral (I don't think it smells much like a floral oriental) especially for a celebrity scent, although of course it does not live up to the massive hype that it generated, or really fits in with Lady Gaga's bizarre image.
It starts of smelling almost like grape kool-aid, as others have said, but then smells of honey, flowers and apricot with a tiny amount of incense that does make it smell more intense and dark than most celebrity scents, but not nearly as much as the advertising or bottle, which looks like something Thierry Mugler would design, suggests.

The lasting power and sillage are good.

While the scent is disappointing, if you need a good fruity-floral for everyday wear I might recommend it, but as someone who already owns a fruity-floral I won't be buying, and there are better ones out there.

Jan
13
2013
susanlouise9
susanlouise9

Considering all the notorious pre-release hype of Lady Gaga's first fragrance, I was expecting a truly unique and daring smell. But, my sample, which I wore two days in a row, was reminescent to me of Estee Lauder's Beautiful. What a let down.

Jan
11
2013
Bella Aldama
Bella Aldama

Lasts 7 hours or more on my skin, and much more long-lasting when sprayed on clothes. Sillage? Heavy. My classmates can smell me even when I'm 5 ft. away from them. I love it. But I'm not using it everyday 'coz it's very expensive lol :) Ofcourse I'm gonna repurchase.

Edit: Everyone in my class seems to love it. Omg. They keep smelling me and giving me complements. lol.

Jan
11
2013
joyjoyjoy
joyjoyjoy

as gaga's first fame, it's gaga's shame.
i was expecting something more strong, heavy, mystical, creamy, special, powerful and bold. but it's weak, sweet, feminine and without any lasting power.
i bought it blindly and considering the only thing that worth the money is the black juice. the beautifully pictured cap not even true.
the worst thing is that i received a new bottle for my birthday. omg x 10.
next.

Jan
11
2013
arne
arne

I know everyone's chemistry and appreciation for fragrance is different;but I'm surprised that some absolutely detest this fragrance. When I first sprayed it on myself I liked it, but I wasn't blown away. As time passed, it impressed me more and more. It smells absolutely beautiful on me; and I get so many compliments on it. It's very feminine and delicate. It has a subtle sweetness to it; but it's also warm and powdery. It's balanced very nicely. It's also dynamic because the notes kind of fluctuate in dominance through out the day. I own it now and will make it one of my signature fragrances.

Jan
11
2013
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

I love the bottle, I love the colour of the liquid. That's the good bit over, The smell of it is actually stomach turning, I cannot believe in this day and age such a nasty cheap smelling fragrance can be made, albeit under license. Horrible, nasty, chemically floral, sorry but this is vile.

Jan
10
2013
dness92
dness92

This is a disappointment to my expectations, but quite a comforting smell to my nose.

I was expecting something dark, sexy, mysterious. Certainly a 'grown up' woman's fragrance. Definitely something smoky and deep.

All I get from this is a little girl running around with candyfloss and strawberry bon bons. With ridiculous ponytails too. There is nothing exciting here. I suspect men won't like it on their partners either, it's just not a sexy smell.

Nevertheless, I like it. Just wasn't expecting this. I could make all sorts of associations as this smell is very nice but this has been done before and does not stand out. And the ad for this is diabolical to me. It makes me want to shake Lady Gaga and shout 'GIVE ME YOUR CANDIES, B*TCH!'... and stop looking so scary. No need.

So far the only celebrity perfume that stands out from the crowd is Rihanna's. Gaga can shake hands with Britney.

Jan
10
2013
suway
suway

i am not a fan of Gaga... but this really a great perfume.... i am so gonna buy this....

Jan
09
2013
CristianPink
CristianPink

I'm big fan of Lady Gaga. And I was so glad hearing about her first perfume! I adore this smell! Very girly and passionate. I feel sexy when I wear it.

Jan
06
2013
Habanita
Habanita

So much noise about such a boring synthetic floral. I couldn't get honey from it, maybe I would have liked it more then.

Jan
06
2013
Louise Graves
Louise Graves

I finally have Lady Gaga's Fame. I wrote a review ages ago saying it was ho hum. I now feel I really have to eat my words. My impression was based based on a quick spray while I was in a hurry. Smell Fame thoughtfully. It is way more complex than I once thought. A lot like Lady Gaga herself. I now "get it"!!!!!!! I did buy it when it was on special like I said I would. Well worth giving Fame a second chance. I love it.

Jan
05
2013
Shadowfroggy
Shadowfroggy

I have to say I am dying to get my hands on the impostor version I saw on Ebay,Crazy Lady. Because isn't that how, love or hate her, we want our Gaga? I wanted Crazy Lady, not Avon Lady! And this smells like a scent from Avon. A pleasant and tame fruity floral, with all the notes of apricot, honey, incense, orchid and other florals coming through at once. Reminds me very much of Imari Seduction, a scent I liked enough to buy. But I bought it at yard sale for $5 from a former Avon Lady clearing out her old stock. Sad Lady.

Finally, is candy a note? Because I get a whiff of Smarties too, like maybe one from from the roll. One Smart Lady?

Little monsters everywhere will ensure that this stays in production but I predict it will find its way to TJMaxx and Burlington Coat factory the way Sara Jessica Parker's Covet did shortly after its debut in Macys. Thank you Gaga, I will be one happy lady if I can get it for a song.

Jan
05
2013
annettepe
annettepe

im not a fan of lady gaga nor a hater, but was still very curious of this fragrance. i expected it to be so dark and mysterious but its a very bland, typical celebrity perfume which im so disappointed about.

it also has thing strong note in it that i cant quiet figure out what but i dont like it on my skin... for the rest of it its a sweet fruity floral. really nothing special.

also im kind of on the fence about the black liquid! i know its supposed to turn see through when its in the air but i would still be a little scared to spray this on white clothing! also my sister sprayed this on a tester paper and according to her it went a little brownish after a while... absolutely not impressed!

Jan
03
2013
Lozza16
Lozza16

I tested this perfume a few weeks ago, and thought it smelt quite nice, but for a lady gaga perfume I was expecting something more out of the ordinary and different. It's deffinately more of a night time scent.

Jan
03
2013
newfadecentury
newfadecentury

It is sweet.
I say it smells nice but definately not for everyone. Nightime perfume because it has the incense which adds a
more masculine feel to it.
The black fluid is very attractive, definately innovate... I thought, at first, it was the bottle that was black.
I'm not a big fan of the bottle caps which extend father than what they have to, but i do like the perfume bottle
overall. Very smart, sexy, but the roundness at the bottom makes me say 'cute'.
The perfume is also not like others because it does not conform to the phases typical of perfumes using so called
it "push-pull technology". I think this is why it doesn't have depth for me.
Like the look of the package. I have noticed the bottle rolls around in the box like a toy.
Lady Gaga said she wanted it to smell like an expensive hooker and it does! Seductive, but lacks the spirit to become
something great.

Jan
02
2013
MJ1209
MJ1209

Smelled like licorice on me..

Dec
31
2013
lassie172
lassie172

on me it smells like... COKE :))

Dec
31
2013
divaofdevotion
divaofdevotion

Lady Gaga is very talented...and I really wanted her fragrance to be daring as the image created to make her one of the top selling artist of our time...BUT this fragrance was a BIG hotmess.com...it was horribe, I expected more!

Dec
30
2012
willbear
willbear

no a big gaga fan but very disappointed with this too sweet and sickly

Dec
30
2012
Artpop2013
Artpop2013

As being a gaga fan myself. I have to say that from look of the bottle, juice, and ads. I was expecting a very florally,strange " Thierry mugler" scent. So when i went to sephora i was so suprised to see how light and sweet it was. Especially because everyone was talking about how strong of a perfume this was. But eventually i bought it at macys and sprayed it on my self for the first time and wow what a difference. On the tester card it smells more like a dark sweet floral and on my self i instantly get apricots and honey. But for me the apricots mixed with the honey and incense almost give it a "dry" smell. To me this fragrance reminds me of dry fruits ( like the ones you would find in your special K cereal) with honey glazed on top of it. If Thierry mugler had a friuty fragrance this would be it.oh and the black liquid does turn clear which i was alittle sceptical about. Overall this fragrance is worth the money but i do think its more if an evening scent. Its still a Fruity-floral but just a little darker.

Dec
29
2012
uppsteyt
uppsteyt

i bougt this perfume yester day and it is vrele god and i lov it i think this smels peter then the aidia of the perfume that smels of blod and semen

Dec
28
2012
hannie5
hannie5

I am a fan of Lady Gaga but sadly, this fragrance does not mix well with my chemistry. :(

Dec
28
2012
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves

I'm not so sure about buying it, the marketing behind thias one it's so huge, but for me the smell of "fame" doesn't fit the concept, however, the smell is delicius and classy

Dec
27
2012
annaiilyzii
annaiilyzii

I can totally smell the apricot and honey. The dry down is actually pretty yummy. The uniqueness of the black liquid makes it something different from what's usually out there, and I will say it's not a scent that I've smelled a thousand times before. It's different. I know some people absolutely HATE it, but I think it works quite well with my skin. Its warm, it's cozy, its like biting into a delicious fruity baked delicacy:) I'm not a fan of the whole "So sweet you could eat it" sort of thing, and thats definitely present, but only in the top notes. After it dries and moves with your body, it turns into something deeper and more sensual. I don't know why I'm actually a fan of something by the crazed woman we all know and either love or hate, but she definitely pulled a unique combination of scents out from nowhere and did something pleasant with it.

Dec
24
2012
fahad.al dowailah
fahad.al dowailah

THE SMELL:

Right off the bat! Orchids, Apricot (which together smell like peaches idk) and honey. Then after 30 seconds the fragrance just smell like (its hard to discribe) its like if you have a five year old expired body cream and you put it on your skin then sprayed a normal fruity floral perfume, this is what FAME smells like. I think this is how she's going by saying it smells like an expensive hooker,
This scent stays the same for 3-4 hours, it just smell feminine i can't smell the notes it just smells "girly". Its not really girly it just smell boring..
The base of this is a creamier apricot and honey thats about it...
I only bought this thing cuz i'm a HUGE gaga fan. Its not even alluring or anything, it's really weird, not in a good way! its very hard to describe it's fruity and light, but its not a day scent.. nor a night scent! It's not sexy, the fragrance just screams GENERIC! It just smell like a cheap version of any well made sexy fragrance out there. I don't get why non-gaga fans buy this.The this is the scent is very addicting i always i want to sniff this i don't know why! I can't help but spraying this on me all the time! I even spray this in my room! By the way the scent smells better on clothes.


THE " I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING GROUNDBREAKING " DISCUSSION:

Don't act like you didn't expect the smell of this wont be generic and people pleasing! We all know Gaga is a marketing genius, she's not going to release an Opium or a No.19, she's releasing something that sells. It's not for us perfume addicts, after all it's a celebrity sent.

4/10 (just because i love you gaga)

If it's not by Lady Gaga i would have never bought this. It smells cheap boring and plain. It could've been better but not groundbreaking.

Dec
23
2012
RighteousStarByDannyMotta
RighteousStarByDannyMotta

I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL FRAGRANCE! GOOD FOR LADY GAGA!

Dec
23
2012
jjallman
jjallman

Although i am not fond of celebrity fragrances... This one got the worst and the best of me. At first, the fragrance is disappointing. Too sweet and powdery contrary to it's dark physique. Its like mugler's alien bottle filled with a victoria's secret fragrance. A bit of love spell with amber romance would be specific. Although i admire the bottle design and the black fluid. It looks like an evil potion from the middle ages. Over time, the scent changes to a sweet honey to a spicy saffron. The transition between the change took more than 30 minutes. It dries down on my skin like baby powder which is great for daytime. All in all, the perfume itself is a statement. Much like the singer behind this, she just knows how to impress, yet set limits to her extent. Over a score of ten, i'd give this one a seven. Two points for originality, three points for presentation, and two points for the scent.

Dec
21
2012
indianas
indianas

I beg of you, please for the sake of the general public, do NOT buy this. I had to walk behind someone wearing it the other day and I almost threw up- it smells absolutely revolting. Don't buy it because of the message it sends- 'Oh, if I wear Lady Gaga's perfume I'm a strong little monster' because we would rather you wear off meat on your body. It smells shockingly awful on everyone that wears it, I could have killed that girl. Ugh.

Dec
21
2012
wee98
wee98

I really wanted to like this, but i just couldn't. It smelled like a combination of grape candy, butter, and cheap synthetic wood. I hope she comes out with another scent that is way better than this!

Dec
19
2012
iLoVeTHe80s87
iLoVeTHe80s87

I bought this today on a whim. I smelled it at Ulta, and since I had a 20% fragrance coupon, I bought it. It smells very mature. I like it! It smells unique to me, like nothing I've smelled before. I think I'm going to enjoy it!

Dec
19
2012
MexiKen09
MexiKen09

I smelled this about 2 weeks ago and just yesterday I tried it again. This stuff smells awesome! I'm a guy, but this has a great smell. I'm not a big fan of LADY GAGA but Kudos to her and her team. Once sprayed I get some kind of flower reminiscent of Gardenia, White Floral and just sweet. Not sugar, so I'm guessing it's the honey. Now here is the thing: I have the little test strip and it still smells floral and slightly fruity, but on my skin it stayed as a delicious dried apricot with honey on top. That's all it smelled like pretty much. I could pick up the Incense sometimes and some Saffron too. I got an impressive 8-10 hours on this fragrance! And some people complimented on the fragrance as well so the definitely picked it up. For the guys, this is not manly at all, but it smells awesome. I as a man would wear it for clubbing or a night out with that special someone. This makes you smell edible man! This is a unique fragrance not for everyday use (FOR MEN, you have to be very confident and rock it your own way). This on a girl would smell delicious anytime.

Dec
19
2012
LifeImitatesArt
LifeImitatesArt

This will always be so refreshing to me. Very distinct apricots and incense with Jasmine undertones at first, with a thick, beautiful fry down of honey & saffron. It's ever changing. Even in strong doses I'll never get enough of it. People dwell on the imagery & creator more than the actual scent. I see a lot of reviews with unusual notes being picked up. To me it sounds like some peoples nasal passages weren't exactly clear when they've tested it. There are no grape notes, but even I have at times smelled them. Mainly after smelling other fragrances before, it effects the way you perceive other ones. Even still, for someone who would be considered a parfum Connoisseur to write a bad review on this isn't exactly fair in my opinion. Celebrity scents aren't made to break the barrier smell wise. And maybe this is how Gaga likes to smell considering this was made for her. To each his own, I'll always love this. But to come after Gaga for not meeting your expectations isn't exactly right when everyone has different taste.

Dec
18
2012
Sonia505
Sonia505

I didn't expect to like this, but surprisingly i really do, it has a poison feel to it, floral and warm, i spoke to a lady who i know only ever wears Cocoa chanel and she said oh i like that very much, she was shocked when i said its Fame by Gaga, but said i still like it.

The bottle design could have been better thought out, i mean it looks snazzy and all that, but that lid is a weapon.

Dec
18
2012
Nazireh
Nazireh

Smells like an '80's type perfume...nothing 'wow' about it really...what stood out to me was the honey note and a floral note...very heavy and cloying scent. Also, it sprayed black on my skin even though I sprayed it first in the air. I also thought the bottle looked pretty cheap in person...

Dec
18
2012
dazydeadpetals
dazydeadpetals

This is kind of bodily sweet and sour. I get mostly fruity notes from it. Interesting fragrance, but not for me. I can definitely appreciate it and I think it should get points for uniqueness. Not badly unique either. It doesn't develop much, just slowly diminishes and sweetens. I think it could almost be unisex.

Dec
17
2012
PaolaLevine
PaolaLevine

I tried this twice, at first i thought it smelled like cologne but kind of sweet, then i tried it again today when i sprayed it, it smelled like grapes, a nice smell, but i just don't like how it smells on my skin and as much as i try to like it i just don't, i guess it's just me but i see nothing special about this, even the bottle that i thought it was nice, in person it looks cheap, and it lasted like two hours on my skin, whatever i think it works different on every person so if you're interested give it a try! if not... give it a chance :P you might like it.

Dec
17
2012
ION
ION

"Fame", comes with the firm determination to capitalize on an already well established market of sweet, musky, floral perfumes, and it does so, by being a nice and carefully balanced proposal so that it hits all the right spots.
I think most people say they don't like it only because they judge it with relevance to the celebrity behind it, but please don't!
It is a money game and she is today's pawn.
As a perfume it is quite nice! It smells like a Tom Ford product and it has the "Poison" 80's legacy all around it, in glossy paper!
For those that haven't tried it yet, imagine it as a very sweet, dark and somehow hypnotic jasmine - tuberose.
This is what "Fame", is all about.
Honestly, for the money, I can only think of one other perfume equally intriguing. My own, "Eau de Joanna".
Peace.

PS. i find the bottle and the look of the perfume very true to the actual smell of it..all in all, well done folks!

Dec
17
2012
ialwayssmellgood
ialwayssmellgood

I love this stuff so much!! From the initial spritz to the dry down, I am in love. I went ahead and splurged for my birthday and I am so happyyyyy!

Dec
15
2012
audreymahler
audreymahler

I bought this last month and its surprisingly a great smell. Not too florally and not too sweet either. However, it doesn't stay long.

Dec
14
2012
Macy_Autumn
Macy_Autumn

This fragrance is very powdery and very musky and it smells like an expensive hooker! AND I LOVE IT!!

Dec
14
2012
vood-oohlala
vood-oohlala

Grab a fistful of incense, hold it close to your face, inhale sharply..then shove your face into a bouquet of orchids drenched in fruit cocktail syrup. I'm disappointed that this fragrance wasn't as edgy as it promised to be...its actually very ordinary. Regardless, it -is- nice for what it is. Plus the "Masterpiece" edition (with the metal top as opposed to the plastic looks fab...)

Black Fluid: Nope. Edgy: Nope. Saffron: Nope. Honey:Nope Apricot: Maybe??? Fame, you're a liar..but i kinda like you anyway. Not a favorite..and oddly you -taste- strange when i spray you (therefore, i can't wear you)...however youre interesting to smell once in a while.

Dec
14
2012
new22
new22

i actually like this perfume which is a surprise because im not a huge lady gaga fan smells really fruity when you first spray it on but then it dries down to a really nice smell the longer you wear it kind of hard to explain but its a little different and memorable if you ask me the bottle is a little plain which is shocking coming from lady gaga thinking about purchasing the bigger bottle.

Dec
14
2012
Senzadite
Senzadite

Very boring...poor , mediocre, unoriginal...Gaga is good pop but unoriginal too so i didn´t expect anything from her. Oh and before you guys attack me because i said that she´s not an original artist take a look on youtube to some Madonna, Grace Jones, etc.

50/100

Dec
14
2012
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

I was expecting something daring due to the structure of the bottle and the color of the liquid, but I should've know better than to judge a book by it's cover, or in this case, the perfume from it's bottle.

The scent is sweet, unique, playful, dazzling and alluring, not to mention sexy. I believe this is the personality that portrays Lady GaGa, not more or less.

I like it :)

Dec
14
2012
luisafmc
luisafmc

this perfume, remember me the night, I feel a magic and melancholy. Very much reflective of Lady Gaga herself

Dec
12
2012
drummagick
drummagick

The city I live in is relatively small, so our Macy's does not have as large a perfume selection as a Macy's in a big city would. I was there yesterday, and they have brought in quite a few perfumes for the Christmas buying season that they don't normally carry here. I have gotten a kick out of reading the reviews on Fame so I was excited to see it yesterday so I could finally experience it.

The SA sprayed some on a test strip and handed it to me. Definitely grape Koolaid in the top notes, but then when that started to fade, it was surprisingly pleasant. Considering my age and that I love the classic perfumes and can't abide just about anything new that I've smelled, this was the most wearable perfume I smelled yesterday. It was not cloying, over-vanillaed and once the grape note faded, didn't smell like something you should eat or drink rather than wear.

Dec
12
2012
LTatt
LTatt

I tried this one a couple of times now and decided that alas, it's not for me. The top notes are an odd combination of sweet/sour and quite strong but on me, it seems like no time at all and I cannot smell it. At all. No lasting power, no sillage, no impression.

Disappointing!

Dec
12
2012
karenrobert
karenrobert

I love this fragrant when I took the first spritz. lady Gaga is one creative genius when it comes to her music. Fame was sweet and inviting in its opening. I was like " WOW" at first then then "WTH??" after a few minutes. AFter a few minutes it transformed into some dark occultic Charles Manson Son of Sam deep dark depressive negative void of despair. Great if I need to drown in an ocean of misery to snap out of my normal happiness world :D. It's not a bad smell. It just feels too negative heavy depressive and there's already too much creepiness in this world for me to soak on some more from this bottle. Looking at all the "dislike" on the voting poll above, I am not surprised

Dec
12
2012
aquavelour
aquavelour

After hearing the description of the process used to create this fragrance and the length of time it took for L.G. to be pleased enough w it to market it From a client of mine who works in the fragrance industry I became intrigued. I am not really a fan of L.G.'s music or style-as I am in my 30's- though I hear she helps young girls become more confident, which is super. I said jokingly to my boyfriend, "what if I loved it and you had to tell friends that your lady wore GaGa?" He didn't get the joke of course but I'm sure anyone reading this knows that I was implying that it would be embarrassing, since I am so "classy." Haha! I ordered a sample w my next Nordstrom order just for fun and guess what? Loved it! Today my client came in and she had a bottle of it for me. I was rolled! She said that its been difficult to sell because the fragrance is more sophisticated and people in their 30's and 40's really love it, though the entertainer's name turns them off. I can see her point and feel that the scent and packaging could have gone further with her name being left off the bottle and her talk of inspirations for the scent left out of the equation. The bottle can be displayed in the upside down lid which looks appealing. I must admit, I looked to see if I could remove her name from the bottle, hoping it was a sticker. I usually wear Flowerbomb, but love variety and Fame makes the cut for days when I feel the urge to wear something soft, feminine, and different.

Dec
11
2012
angeldoll
angeldoll

FAME - its such a beautiful scent ! I dont care if its Chanel or Lady Gaga & Britney. I was shopping with my grandma :) at the shopping center, we saw perfume FAME. I tried it. And it's a very nice scent. I really like it ! Its sweet and sensual. It is fruity and spicy at the same time. It reminds me of a perfume, what my mother wore when I was little... In the 90s. I think I know what I get from my grandma for Christmas :)
And the bottle is magical.

Dec
11
2012
DoctorLollipop
DoctorLollipop

this isn't the best celebrity fragrance however it is pleasant smelling. i mainly got it because of the unique bottle and the cool 'black liquid' effect. i just thought it would look good on my dresser. So i got the fragrance and the lotion. I tried out the tester at the store and automatically it kind of smelt like spicy honey and plastic. But as it quickly dried down, i got a huge shot of apricot. and the apricot kind of stayed on me for a while. the longer i wore it, the softer and lighter it got and by the end of the day it kind of smelt really vanilla-y. the lotion smells exactly like the fragrance, but is one the worst lotions i have ever used. It smells good, but it is very water-based and runny and just soaks into your skin instead of moisturizing it. and the blackness of the lotion just looks awful. i tried putting on the perfume just after putting on the lotion, but it ended up smelling WAY too incense-y and smokey and losing its remarkable fruity-floralness. overall, the bottle is simple, yet unique and decorative and the fragrance is just mediocre. a bit predictable which is completely the opposite of lady gaga.

Dec
08
2012
oppa.gangnam.
oppa.gangnam.

I tried the tester, however, say, that did not seem original. I had heard this floral fragrance and nauseating I, I feel so much jasmine and orchid, however, the packaging is cute.

Dec
08
2012
xp0418
xp0418

I tested this today and was pleasantly surprised. Having read Gaga's description of the perfume, saying she wished for it to smell like an 'expensive hooker', as well as the reviews on here, I was convinced that Fame would be pungent and awful-smelling. However, what I got was pleasant fruits and sweet honey.

I never sprayed the fragrance on my wrist - I used a test strip, so the liquid remained black on the paper instead of becoming invisible like it does in the air. Haha

Although Fame is not a particularly unique fragrance, it is a pleasant-smelling one; however, what it is innovative for is its 'push-pull' technique, as said in the description, as well as its black fluid. I am not sure whether I will buy it - perhaps if it were given to me as a gift I would use it.

Dec
07
2012
rickpoison
rickpoison

well, i bought this perfume like 3 weeks before ( and i already used it all and bought another one :D ). The bottle : this bottle is the masterpiece, is amazing, awesome, glorious ! Beautiful golden cap that reminds a lot of you to the monster claw but to me it resembles the belladonna fruit :) the idea with black color is just magnifficent and very elegant soft name on sprayer is great aswell :) The lasting : i dont know why all of you are saying things like it lasts about 3 hours, on me this perfume smells 6-7 hours. The fragrance : at the first moment to me it comes like grape kool aid with bit of apricot, i think that this grape but little bitter at end aroma is belladonna.After a while something like sweet honey and saffron comes to it with some of muskiness, like incense, but not burned, dry. After a long time very creamy and more floral scent comes which is somehow very opulent and addictive....:3 My reaction : at first i hated this perfume, it was bit too sweet and average for me, but then i became absolutely addicted, it like drug, seriously :D I can actualy imagine a lot of moderate woman wearing it, its very wearable :) but somehow i think this is gay perfume, really for someone like me :D and also for ( dont laugh please ) elegant old lady, like Queen Elisabeth :DDDDD i mean this creamy part :) for me this is one of the best perfumes ever created :)

Dec
07
2012
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

Grape soda followed by cheap jasmine fart. Without exaggeration this is the worst fragrance I've ever seen sold for more than $60. The type of jasmine in this is what I previously smelled on girls and assumed to be some naturally-occurring menstrual fart odor--later I discovered to my horror that it's acually an ingredient in the cheap whore perfumes of 2012. It's there in Paco Rabanne's Lady Million as well, which I'm sure is appreciated by the classy types that like this. However, I do approve of Lady Gaga Fame if it is worn by cute teenage gay boys since it will get them comfortable with wearing opposite gender fragrances early on.

Dec
06
2012
Radchick
Radchick

At first, I get a grape kool aid note as some others have mentioned. But it shortly settles into primarily a very sweet, fizzy peach. I would swear there is orange blossom in this, but it's not listed. This is basically a supersweet fruity scent, with a suggestion of floral, and surprisingly, a powdery drydown. Longevity on me is 3 hours max.

Dec
06
2012
hannaheart
hannaheart

Got my bottle of Fame a while ago and I am just SO happy with it! At first I wasn't because it smelled like flowers dipped in grape koolaid but after a few seconds, the smell develops into something more floral and less koolaid-y. After an hour, it started to smell creamy on my skin with just the right amount of sweetness. Almost like a subtler, more floral Lolita Lempicka (the original one). It's not really what I expected from Lady Gaga but I still like it. It's unique in a soft, feminine kind of way.

Update: Longevity is good. Lasts six to seven hours on me. Sillage, not so much. Maybe about a foot.

Dec
05
2012
MineralDiva
MineralDiva

I agree that this one is deceptively inviting. The packaging hints at something dark, mysterious, brooding. Yet in actuality, it's just another sickeningly sweet, nauseating, cookie-cutter, fruity, teeny-boppery scent - with a cloying kick. This one should have been named "Lady Gag Me." Blech!

Dec
03
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

I watched the trailer and everything. And since it was Lady Gaga, I expected the perfume to be very edgy, dark, sultry, animalistic, unusual, provocative, etc. But I was very surprised and deceived ! It smells very mainstream to me. It's very ordinary, nothing special about it. I was expecting something much stronger and edgier, but the perfume is just.. blah.

Dec
03
2012
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

First time u spray it,its super sill,after 15 minutes it falls asleep on you skin,n dies in an hour but sometimes rebirth,i know u think m crazy,incense smells dry,not burnt ,sprayer is not fine enough which causes more of splash than mist,i think most is 3 hours, n i suggest layering,ps,theres no cum,i think its her thanks to her fans because the ingridients come from all continents,and i think the belladonna she use is not for scent,what is intresting about belladonna that it is found in north america,europe,africa. West asia,i love it,but not sill enough, guess its because of the chemicals for colourng which makes the perfume less sill,i personally think she should make extrait version or create more layering products,ex: hair mist,face lotion,exfoliator,sunblock?,deodorant(not rollerball,the rol on),body spray,im not suggesting all,but maybe if she adds one or some of these t mght be better,or maybe she creates rhe clear version or collurless,my point is,its not intense,everybody can wear,its interesting,but not sill enough,everything is prfect

Dec
03
2012
Rilakkuma25
Rilakkuma25

When I see the bottle, it was unique because the bottle is like an egg and the cap is like a claw. I was interest to buy it.
Then, I bought it the Le Masterpiece one (100ml) and I got 30ml free, one week ago.
When the first time I smell that perfume, I was shocked. Cause it's different from any celebrity's perfume. It's like a cheap perfume.
But anyway, I already bought it. So, I'll use it.

About the scent, I can smell the Honey scent. But I don't smell any warm spicy in there. And after a few hours (like 3 or 4 hours) I can smell the incense scent.

Dec
03
2012
bettybooplennon
bettybooplennon

is a mess just like lady gaga, with the money but not the good taste, the perfume have the notes but are drunk and confused :)

Dec
03
2012
Zenobia274
Zenobia274

Hidden underneath all the hype and outrageous 'get ups', Gaga is a very talented (and classically) trained musician with a fabulous voice. Sadly, her new fragrance (along with all the other vapid celebrity fragrances) is...simply expensive flyspray.

Of course every person is unique and in saying this we all have different tastes and likes. However, if any of you would like to treat your senses and (have many men asking, "what are you wearing, you smell divine?")...try the exquisite Boucheron EDP by Boucheron and the BLACK bottle of Narciso Rodriguez For Her - he'll be putty in your hands...promise.

Dec
03
2012
mirisfrik
mirisfrik

I tried this one, and to be honest, I don't like it at all. It gets more fruity and sweet than floral on my skin and it really reminds me of summer Escadas, which is a minus, since I don't like that kind of smells.

Nov
30
2012
jtd
jtd

Thank god perfume has the capacity to reveal truths that current mass media cannot. If you were to believe the visual imagery, the music, the PR, you’d assume that Justin Bieber was the tween idol and Gaga was the Edgy Artist who Will Not be Restrained ©. But Bieber’s perfume, with its stagnant topnotes becomes a kool aid made with non-potable water and has at least some edge.

Gaga’s scentscape of the mall shows that she’s the true tween queen. The shock appeal of stunts like the meat dress and Drastic Fashion is transformed in this perfume into the shockingly banal. Fame is a cloying, simple fruit soup. It rides a tight line between the dual sensibilities of 1) yet another faceless vapid floriberry, and, 2) worse.

Born this way? Reductionist, but that’s where the pendulum has swung and I get it. Smell this way? Good lord, no.

Nov
30
2012
SaleenM98
SaleenM98

This is not at all what I would imagine Lady Gaga, soulless fame, or a black perfume would smell like. Her image, this bottle design, and the general idea behind her music is very intense. This perfume is quite the opposite--floral and powdery: to me, it smelled like orange juice and baby powder. I expected it to be intimidating, dark, and aggressive, like CK Euphoria, DK Black Cashmere, or VS Very Sexy. I am disappointed. I was hoping for a new kind of bold, womanly, aggressive fragrance from a celebrity...not the flowery, girly, crowd-pleasers they all seem to have nowadays. It doesn't stink, it's just misleading. We're not all bouncing around in pigtails and pom-poms at homecoming, you know. :(

Nov
30
2012
katebensley
katebensley

Yuck, sorry, just, well, just no-thing. I adore Gaga!! This "should" have been an amazing fragrance! damn. Did the perfumers get hit by the Wonderstruck Brittany- Taylor - cotton candy wand? Maybe if I was a 12 year old and this was my first perfume-- then I would love it-- black liquid and all. Boring, fruity, sugary sell able perfume, dry down? = mild, sugar to no-thing. Even cotton candy syrup Angel dries into a undeniable musk patchouli disguised adult oddly deliciousness -- not to the nether land of no-thingness. Good can be, is, marketable too. Unique -- as she does so well, sells. So why such a do no-thing bore of a scent? There are no pulverized apricots or and heady scent of bella donna. Cotton candy being my favorite food with an orange flavored drink and a steamed hot dog to go with it walking down the midway at our local carnival during a mid summer's eve-- perhaps this is where Lady Gaga's Fame lives.

Nov
29
2012
Moriah
Moriah

I dont understand why this has such low ratings! Its an extremely different perfume unlike any I've purchased before. It's almost as if every time I smell it, I get a different note. You can always smell the sweet honey and incense though. Such a beautiful scent and is now one of my signatures.

Nov
28
2012
jeffthebarbarian
jeffthebarbarian

I got a trial of Fame last night from Belk's. I'm wearing it right now, and I have to say that it is a very light scent. I can barely smell it. What I can smell is a very light floral smell, not sweet at all. I think it's jasmine.
I'm kind of suprised. When I sprayed it on the tester strip, all I could smell was a fruity, almost citrusy smell.
It's not unpleasant, but again, I can barely smell it. I have to put my nose up to my wrist to get a whiff.
I can't say that I would purchase this perfume, but if someone gave it to me as a gift, then I would probably use it.

Nov
27
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

This smells really nice on me, pretty, floral and fairly long lasting. I'm pleased. On my profile, you'll see many orientals and gourmands, some floral fruity a few woody musks and the odd aromatic. That pretty much tells you which groups work best with me:)

Nov
26
2012
KamilaD
KamilaD

I really love the smell, but it lasted only 1 hour in my skin. I was like... "Where's the perfum now!"

Nov
26
2012
griffon
griffon

FAME, when it was released, was something I could not wait to smell. I have always been a fan of GaGa and her music, and since she released FAME I was dying to get a hold of the bottle.

When I did get a chance to finally smell it, I was kind of surprised. I didn't really know what to expect since many had said it smelled like Grape Kool-Aid, alcohol, and even medicine. However, when I sprayed it on the tester and finally put it up to my nose, I was extremely happy. It smelled perfect, seductive, floral, sweet, and sensual. I was so intrigued and addicted that I had to have a bottle.

I splurged when I finally bought it and got the 3.4oz. since it is Le Masterpiece, and when I finally took it out of the box I realized that it was really big. I didn't imagine it as large as it was, but the egg-shaped glass bottle and gold metal claw-like lid look beautiful in person. The lid also comes of fairly easily as it is more difficult to remove on the smaller sizes, and the black liquid does indeed spray clear.

On my skin, I definitely smell the apricot, honey, and the floral notes. They all seem to meld together into one really seductive and sensual fragrance that I can't get enough of. I've also discovered that if you rub where you have sprayed FAME (ex: wrists, hand, tester card) and wait a few seconds, a suddenly spicy and smoky scent arises out of the sensual notes before it. The belladonna, incense, and saffron kick in, and a smoky, musky scent can be smelled. This was a real surprise after the light notes before it, and it eventually fades back down into the sweetness that came before it.

Overall, I am 100% satisfied with FAME and would instantly buy another bottle if I got the chance. It's a very sexy fragrance that makes you want to run out and find someone to seduce, and I love wearing it. I constantly smell myself whenever it's on my wrists...

Nov
25
2012
dmoman
dmoman

Black juice and bottle looks awesome, but what it does for you....I figured it would be a dark mysterious scent for a woman but its not. Seems like a fruity, floral sweet smell.

Nov
25
2012
lfmars98
lfmars98

Smelled it while shopping. Very generic fragrance. Not very bold from Lady Gaga. I would have expected more from her, but it's about sales at the end of the day, so it can't be too crazy, can it?

Nov
24
2012
Duffy
Duffy

This is boring, dont know why.

Nov
24
2012
princessoftarts
princessoftarts

This smelled like fruit to me. It was nice fruit, not crappy citrus which is so popular.

Nov
23
2012
Allinug
Allinug

It only smells fruit and flowers, more floral fruity than oriental floral.

Nov
23
2012
torturedsolitude
torturedsolitude

First and foremost I will start off by stating that this is definitely an above average celebrity scent. I sampled her fragrance expecting some god awful mess and I was very pleasantly surprised. While it's not particularly groundbreaking, it does have a somewhat unique quality and seems much more thoughtful than most celebrity pop star fragrances (which in my opinion are more often than not beyond mediocre). The scent itself may seem disappointing to some only because people were probably expecting something a little stranger coming from Lady Gaga and yet....its a normal lovely scent! Now thats unexpected!

I'd have to say its a very pleasant and basic scent. The only offense it may carry to certain people is more than likely not the scent itself but the fact that its a branch Lady Gaga's celebrity.

Nov
22
2012
Belladonna000
Belladonna000

I love this fragrance. Smells fruity, dark, and sweet. I like it

Nov
21
2012
genny17
genny17

This is nice, in a fruity generic way, i expected something more intriguing and darker
This is pleasant and easy to wear but also very forgettable
I would wear it if given a bottle(which is quite ugly)
But I won't purchase it as it is just plain ok.
Madonna did a way better job with Truth or Dare as far as creativity .

Nov
21
2012
mangosunrise
mangosunrise

reminds me of sophisticated grape koolaid..i like it

Nov
21
2012
kutyafina
kutyafina

I think it is a good scent, not a black one, maybe a pink floral :)

Nov
21
2012
glitteralex
glitteralex

Not bad, but certainly not good. Sweet incense and crass cinnamon, with decent longevity and sillage. Initially, there is some spritzy pear (the apricot?), and some old powdery jasmine. The problem here is not the ingredient list: it is the mediocre and overall synthetic quality of the perfume. With the exception of what feels like Jasmin Sambac, this perfume has no natural ingredients or fixatives. It feels wholly unnatural on the skin, and never melds into it, but rather sits atop.

The drydown isn't too far removed from the entrance or the heart, with the exception of the dying off of the minimal aldehydes. There is no story to this perfume, no development or unfolding of notes in a harmonic manner. I find it boring, possibly more so than I normally would because of what it promised to be- but was not.

While the current pricepoint is high, once it hits $20/bottle I imagine it will become a staple of perfume spritzing strippers worldwide.

Nov
21
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

The fragrance is very pretty and soft, suitable for any age and any occasion. I found it to be quite long lasting on my skin, so that may depend on skin chemistry. Oriental scents tend to work well with mine.

Nov
19
2012
Noseitalia
Noseitalia

I bought a gift set at Sephora for 32euros with a 30ml bottle, the 10ml rollersphere and a gaga-tatoo! :) The bottle is really egg shaped ad very nice, the perfume is really fruity but not in an unpleasant sweety way. It is nice for any age but the only lack I find in it is longevity...it's a cheap Eau de parfum so it doesn't last so long!

Nov
19
2012
sanchica27
sanchica27

I don't often find a perfume that does not give me a headache that I actually like. I was intrigued by the color and the bottle design, and pleasantly surprised when I sprayed it and it smelled "pretty" since I recall Gaga metioning that it was inspired by "blood and semen". I am not a perfume girl by any means, but I actually really like this. I love the way it smells on me and I actually notice that it changes as I wear it instead of just fading away. My husband got me the big gift set with the rollerball and the shower gel, great price at $84. I keep the rollerball in my purse, I love it that much.

Nov
18
2012
mummymaz
mummymaz

something doesn't feel right when I spray this fragrance... it seems a bit like Marmite. You ether love it, or hate it...

its a sweet, exotic mix, that doesn't quite get the balance right.

The black fluid is amazing though. The bottle is stunning, and the gift set is amazing value for money.

Maybe it just doesn't sit comfortably on my skin, but I do hope she brings out another fragrance that pushes the boundries of 'commercial celebrity fragrances', because they are all starting to smell the same to me!

Nov
18
2012
sigridbirid
sigridbirid

The best perfume I have ever tried! It's refreshing and it's very light. The smell is amazing and not like anything else!!! I recommend this to everyone who wants a perfume with an edge and a flowery smell

Nov
18
2012
Fragaria
Fragaria

I tested this today and find it quite nice! I found no negative at all. It's really a "pretty" scent. It's a bit on the weak side but that appeals to a lot of people! Not everyone likes a "big" scent. It's ideal for those people. I'd keep it if it were a gift and be very happy! I'm not at all fond of the bottle (the claws)and I don't like the magazine ad. It's captivating, just creepy to me. I think it's the rippled flesh where all the men are grasping. Gaga is talented, I'll grant her that, just not to my own personal interest. Yeah for her! She's done a fine job!

Nov
17
2012
OTA Mom
OTA Mom

Um, no... I don't "have to respect her". That said, my friend and I tried out the fragrance today on a whim as celebrity scents that inevitably end up in drugstores are usually not worth the bother. Her response, "Wow, that's not at all the freakish stinkfest I expected, I kinda like it." Mine was that if someone sat down next to me wearing this, I would not have to get up and move. In fact, I would keep this fragrance if someone gifted it to me. I may actually wear it tomorrow again, it is growing on me. Sweet and moderate intensity, balanced and pleasant. I do agree, however, that the visual of the blackish perfume in the claw-topped bottle is not at all in accord with the scent within.

Nov
15
2012
verzosa
verzosa

The marketing for Fame is kind of deceiving. It isn't dark-like at all, it's almost quite the opposite, not that I'm opposed to it. I decided to try Fame on at the counter, I remember thinking "This smells just like Poppy by Coach." this wasn't a bad thing, however, Poppy dried down to sugary baby powder on my skin. I had hopes that Fame didn't have that same effect.

After about thirty minutes, here comes the baby powder smell.

Nov
15
2012
Ana_Raio
Ana_Raio

Fame is a pleasant fragrance but not surprising and daring. The bottle is impressive and the fact that the black liquid that becomes transparent when spraying is interesting. The image propagated dismissive of the delicate fragrance. (Fixation is not good).

Nov
14
2012
tanxin
tanxin

Seriously I don't know why this perfume get so much hate, when Gaga acts outrageous people say she is extravegent but now she puts out something wearable and beautiful people say it's normal and dissapointing just for the first sniff.

Believe me I love this perfume so much it is so different than the others,it just needs time to grow, the honey scent is so obvious at the start makes it so sweet BUT not the candy sweet it's another level of mature sweet, something very lady and sexy. The main thing that really makes me fall for the perfume is the toned down scent after awhile,the smell kinda change,it becomes so warm, so sexy, so dark and floral,and a little bit of a spicyness in it, perharps it's the effect of the saffron and jasmine sambac that makes me feel like a sexy goddess when I wear it. Afterall, I really love this fragrance so much. I bought the smallest bottle at first and now I'm going to buy the largest bottle once I finished it. <3

WOULD DEFINITELY BE MY SIGNATURE SCENT FOR A LONG TIME

Nov
13
2012
aqua76239
aqua76239

I already wrote a review on this scent but I didn't see a commercial for it until the other day. I don't know about anyone else but its very creepy, like a scene from a horror movie or something. Its memorable but not in a good way

Nov
13
2012
Emilym1992
Emilym1992

This scent is ok, I mostly smell grapes. Not bad for a celebrity fragrance

Nov
12
2012
EyesWideLikeCherryPies
EyesWideLikeCherryPies

Everything i unique about this fragrance. I love it so much, Amazing job baby. (A.K.A Lady Gaga)

Nov
12
2012
eliasradiance
eliasradiance

I had a sample ...the scent is sweet floral it is not sharp gourmand scent ... it is lovely i can smell the honey I noticed soft citrus but the most dominant in the fragrance is the floral notes and honey sweetness which mixed so well.

Before smelling it and according to what I saw on TV, I thought it will smell dark warm scent because the black liquid , However it is more reflecting Fame than darkness , with the glowing sweetness of honey and the fun touch of floral notes in the scent , I guess that is Fame shiney with alot of fun and glamourous also it very sexy, feminine ,attention grabbing scent.

I guess all the hatred toward this fragrance is because the black liquid which all the advertising that Gaga made for this fragrance gave the perfume a dark aura with alot of evil which is not what the actually scent reflects in real.

I think that Lady gaga made a mistake on expressing what the real scent is, she focused on the technology of making this fragrance and the black color ( which is really a revolutionary ) of the fragrance which we can see in her promotions for her fragrance.

The fragrance smells good and reflecting Fame not evil not darkness not anything else it is just reflecting FAME , it is good for day and night occasions, I found it a little bit similar to some perfumes ( like Fantasy for Britney Spears) ... but the bottom line is: this fragrance is very beautiful and so misunderstood .

Nov
12
2012
the_becoming
the_becoming

I feel like I've smelt this scent about a million times before. Nothing new or exciting like I was hoping.

Nov
11
2012
Lexy656612
Lexy656612

There was so much hype about this perfume I though it was going to be incredible... I was sadly mistaken. You can sort of smell the berry tones but I just find this perfume so bland and boring. The bottle looks quite quirky its a shame the perfume doesn't match =/

Nov
11
2012
spigo
spigo

Ok. Not boring. Monotonously fruity-berryish for a couple of hours, berries and fruits are laying in a metal pan after being washed with warm water, a bit of steam-and-cream from a freshly cooked 5-munites-ready jam (to preserve most of vitamins intact).

But the base is decently perfume like - hints of jasmine with a touch of insense. Elegant.

The overall impression - tons of sincere girlish good college educated coquettry and emotions at first, than push-pull in relations on whether who is more eminent in the duo, with a final grown-up decision to adopt a reasonable pleasant position of mutual non-insulting as to socialising, a bit reserved, dry and cool, but that's precious life experience not genes, you know...

Nov
10
2012
pom
pom

Boring Boring Boring !

Gaga you should ask Etat Libre d'orange create one for you.

Nov
10
2012
Passionflower
Passionflower

Primaka, I did google Balphomet and the word is actually 'baphomet'. What you're saying is farfetched and not inspired by the perfume itself but by hatred and fear. Go try to scare some people somewhere else.

Nov
10
2012
primaka
primaka

For the record peter, I have tested it so don't go there and not only is haha terrible and so is her perfume

Nov
10
2012
JasmineNikole
JasmineNikole

I smelled this the other day in the mall and all I could smell was grape. This perfume just doesn't live up to it's hype.

Nov
09
2012
primaka
primaka

vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/lady-gagas-fragrance-fame-and-its-occult-meaning/

Here it is, we shouldn't sit in ignorance to this perfume.

Nov
09
2012
spigo
spigo

Primaka,

It seems as though you did not read the rest of the reviews sheet. I also tried to decypher this in terms of homeopathy and hermetic sciences.

The clue here is not to catch the vocabulary OF THE WORST.

As to the bottle - it is obviously a micro-model of an artist's feelings of the space and emotions from the concert. Aggressive gold, embracing the black ellipse with it's claws is just the lighting from the scene as it is usually made for big, pictureque shows, and the black substance is a dark space of the hall where listeners of the concert stay during the show. Just push the button (push the spray), and it will emanate a sweet, emotional juice akin to emotions and resemblances that everyone has when listening to music and adjusting it's symbols and meanings to dimensions of their own life.

Audience is no fool. Everbody knows it's just a show, a concentrated dream to be thought over and emotinally lived through.

Just as the stage lights are gone, everyone returns to his own being. But what he or she gets from it - well, every artist has hopes for clever public, and believes his art brings joy, hours of light and pleasure and some hints for one's own creativity that's acceptable and (wow!) might be profitable or useful or, at least personality enriching...

That's it. Let us reduce accusations of Gaga to the scope and colours of her creativity in showing the pain that every creative person should come through to reach for a decent living.

I remember an article, where an author recalls one of her first performances at the college.

It was some kind of a party for students when she turned up and sat at the piano to sing one of her songs. And she sang, and sang and nobody was really interested. Untill the moment when she desperately just dashed her clothes away and continued singing half-naked. Do I need to say she got the entire crowd listening to her?

So, what a marketologist should say to attract masses of buyers which decide among hundreds of scents in a store? To get Gaga's soul, being vulnerable and transparent on stage, half-naked to make people buy a sound nice girlish perfume?!

Nov
09
2012
spigo
spigo

I would never believe the perfumer who signed this scent put the ELDO's notorious signature nitrile notes to imitate something akin to secretions. Crap.

So is with blood. Did anyone smell metallic, erithrocite notes in this juice? I'm just curious...

Nov
09
2012
spigo
spigo

Wow, I was a bit shocked to read these words on her part. Did she really say she wanted to create a super-expensive hooker scent?!

Gosh, she wanted to cheat mass media that are always ready to digest every little thing that drops from a celeb mouth.

You may well know a good old joke on that point (sorry it's a European one):

- Are there women in Paris that cannot be bought?
- Of course! (Smile... Whisper: "But they cost a fortune!...")

Gaga, being an Italian by origin, might have strongly ironised on this facet of life - this joke can easily be read vice versa, underlying that women of all times haunted men by being innocent and seducing, though out of their control untill males decide to offer them something that women cannot decline - love and marriage. What a deal (in all means) :)

With regard to what is said above, why nobody got surprised by an absense of tempting animalic components in the formula?...Ah?

Nov
08
2012
Passionflower
Passionflower

Just bought this edp but I'm not quite sure what to think of it yet. It's quite strong but sweet, not very special in itself but it does stand out in a crowd. I love the bottle and I love the black fluid. But the fragrance reminds me of another one and I can't seem to find out what exactly it is. Which is quite annoying. I think it suits Gaga's music though: not too complicated, cheerful and very noticeable. Lady Gaga herself is one of a kind, but I'm not convinced that her perfume is too. I don't think, however, that it makes me smell like an expensive hooker, as she put it, and I guess that's a good thing. But I'll put it to the test by wearing it for a few days, let's see what other people think of me smelling of Fame. If I come up with anything worth mentioning or if I find out what this fragrance reminds me of, I'll be back.

Nov
08
2012
spigo
spigo

Well, now I see no point in expectations for a juice that would be as gorgeously paradoxical as she is. Guys, that's not a communion in a church. She shared her view on the way a good and attractive encounter or, a girl next block or, an interviewer would smell to uplift her and let them talk or have a cup of coffee to their mutual pleasure (if such an occurence at all may happen to any of us - to come Gaga across in this hurrying life).

Nov
08
2012
Lavenia
Lavenia

I was suprised with this. I expected something heavy and very spicy,but Its sweet and creamy. Nice scent, bud lasting power on me is really bad, It was gone in 15 min. Bottle is nice, but to be honest, Its not worth for such a expensive price.

Nov
08
2012
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

it really is a shame to see the blue bar being longer then the red && pink...I can see this being in discount stores sooner then expected...

Nov
07
2012
spigo
spigo

I think am getting to the point of this idea, imho.

To my mind, this perfume is just a sincere wish of normal, roundish and supple life for us, listeners and audience at her concerts. This is a scent of what a quiet and sweet life of a normal person should be, in contrast with what she presents of herself just now.

She says, hey girls, be nice, be pleasing to your closest ones. Why?

Dark accord means: girls, this is belladonna, which makes you feel pain-free (i will be saying the rest from a point of view of homeopathy), this is incense to feel a bit religiously enlightened just not to fear when situations of self-realization push yourself to a sense of being God-forgotten. For sure, that's nothing as long as you may detect some insense around and recall a chirch's atmopsphere where there's place for everybody who wishes to share the burden and obtain support and relief. So, dark accords give base and strength to move toward light.

Sensual accord: saffron - one of the most healing spices which may raise even a tuberculousis patient form hell of a disease, honey for a feeling of sweet bread for our minds when everything around is plastic and artificial, and apricot (i.e. prunus armeniaca, armenian plum, from a blessed land of Armenia, where Noah's Arc finally touched the ground after a 40-days' nightmare of flood), which gives a deliciouslness, earthyness and hints for fruitfulness of any effort taken with love and hope.

And finally, the lightest of accords - jasmine is one of the most powerful ingredients to cure depressive and destructive stances of soul. The scent that puts things in their proper places, especially self-esteem, which allows a person to be her or himself, without eccentrical tricks or laborous attempts to persuade the surrounding of the fact. Even to show talents, but not to play the clown out of oneself. Orchid here is to remind that its wonderful flowers will then become pods full of delicious vanilla, one of the cosiest scents in perfumery, the scent of home backery. Having once given all you can to earn for you living, once having bloomed in your talents, ideas and deeds there's comfortable and nourishing home to return to. Every woman deserves this.

Guys, it is not her signature. It her message and a request for sanity and decent lifes, sent to the audience.

Others, whose destiny is yet to fight for their values in an artistic way, before affording enough for this desired point of balance in life will find their own scents, and they will be oooohhhhh so totally different...

That's how I see it. The packaging and the entire visual concept is just Gaga's image, her art which lives for only one thing - to embrace, contain and reflect in all colors of the world the thankfulness and adoration of those whose image is in the substance of the bottle, that black dark hole that she sees in front of her stepping up on stage - it's a tribute not to Gaga, but to her audience.

Why then bother that this fragrance is boring and ordinary? This is us, when sniffed among the crowd, on the average, quality pleasant average. And I suspect, that if an artist feels anxiety or fear before the performance, this kind of aromatic mix from the audience would imho be able to calm down and caress even a severe neurotic.

Nov
07
2012
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

The first time I saw this perfume and smelled it, I was not very hooked on it. I didn't think it was very special. Then I saw this in a tax free-shop, and they had free samples, so I got some and tried it on. I changed my mind immediately, it was a great scent actually. Really comforting, and somehow reminds me of my mom. It smells clean, floral, incense and a little bit fruity somehow. I have gotten many compliments already on this perfume! My friends begged to try this on, and they love it too. Even my sister bought this perfume, and my mom also loves it. I also like the fact that the liquid is black. The claw of the bottle is plastic on the 30-50 ml bottles, but metal on the 100 ml. I'm not a fan of the plastic claw on my bottle, but I guess I can stand it. It's a really good scent for being a celebrity perfume. I really dislike celebrity perfumes big time, but this is good.

Nov
07
2012
RyanLovesFragrances
RyanLovesFragrances

First off, I will start by saying I am a huge little monster and I bought every product of this fragrance. But I will try not to be biased on this fragrance. I'll start with the packaging, the box is very simple and beautiful in its way, it shows the darkness of fame, which is what the fragrance is about. The description on the back is very creative and metaphoric. The bottle is a masterpiece with its black liquid sloshing around inside and it's shiny gold cap. The overall quality is somewhat surprising from a celebrity fragrance. But not at all surprising from Lady GaGa. On to the fragrance, it is just amazing. It is so unique but also appealing to seduction and all age groups and genders. Anyone can enjoy this fragrance, depending on your views of Lady GaGa. It is floral with a hint of fruit and honey. The Incense is very present and it gives the scent a great muskiness. I would recommend giving it a try!

Nov
06
2012
cinnamonswirl
cinnamonswirl

Orchid, incense and belladonna? More like tinned fruit salad in syrup. The scent is at odds with the 'alien egg' bottle and the squid ink liquid. This should have been dryer, more mysterious, more Opium-like. Move along, nothing to see here.

Nov
06
2012
hjc628
hjc628

Not a fan. I suppose I was expecting more from this considering who its by. Its sickly sweet, doesnt last long, very generic as far as celebrity fragrances go.

Nov
06
2012
Scent, Inc
Scent, Inc

This fragrance is very cool. I feel though it has gotten a lot of criticism not for the fragrance, but because the scent is not as "wacky" and "crazy" as the name behind it. That said....

At first I wasn't impressed and thought the scent just smelled sweet and I expected the fragrance to be outlandish ( again because of the maker)and I disregarded it.

Then I received a sample and though I would try it on. Wow it's interesting and changed my mind. It smells like sweet honey, apricot and orchid at the same time. There is nothing overly obnoxious about the scent. I find it has a very slight sophisticated air about, but at the same time there is something slightly dark and alluring about it. It doesn't last particular long which is the drawback. This scent would be a great nighttime scent in the fall or winter for anyone 20+. Now I own a full bottle and can't wear enough. I grab for it quite often and it has a comfortable vibe about it that I like smelling. This scent goes great if you are wearing black. Give this a second shot.... you just may like it!

Nov
05
2012
putri.daskian
putri.daskian

So I bought it on a whim and I was really, really curious about the black liquid (which, come to think of it now, is almost absolutely useless and gimmickal).
When you spray it, for the first second or two you can almost see the black liquid transforming. It's a very wearable floral and not at all tacky, but it does remind me of something else I used to have but can't remember what (or maybe a friend did, or my mom, I can't remember). Though I will say that this is one of the nicer celebrity perfumes, I find it almost a little too sweet and nice to make sense. I wish they would've added more incense and/or smoke, then it will more believable as Lady Gaga perfume. I wouldn't have been surprised if I smell someone wearing this and she claims it's a Taylor Swift perfume. I will wear this once I find something a bit deeper to layer it on with.

Nov
05
2012
avon50@hotmail.co.uk
avon50@hotmail.co.uk

once again gaga has even caused controversial convo about her perfume on this site. thats what lady gaga wants and likes :)

Nov
05
2012
melzy
melzy

I wish all Gaga's haters would keep their comments to themselves. Why do people feel so compelled to negatively judge a fragrance, just because they dislike that particular celebrity? Many of these reviews are vague, and don't describe the scent itself at all.

Fame is really quite pleasant, just as I expected it would be. Musky incense, apricot and jasmine. Sweetness coming through from the honey. Moderate sillage (others in the room can smell I'm wearing it) but for an EDP, the longevity could be much better. Only around 2 hours before I'm having to re-spray.

All in all, it's light and non-offensive. Would be safe to purchase for somebody as a gift.

Nov
04
2012
the Italian
the Italian

So, Gaga, you're edgy, we get it.
Wow, the first black fragrance blah, blah, blah, and.......?

Nov
04
2012
perfumeluver
perfumeluver

I just tested this and couldn't smell anything but maybe that's a good thing coming from Lady Gaga...

Nov
04
2012
LaurenxQueen
LaurenxQueen

I'm not a big fan of gaga, and I do agree with people saying that it smells normal, but I love it, I just received it as a gift and it smells good, sure, like any other perfume, but good.

Nov
03
2012
vonwinklestine
vonwinklestine

Did people honestly want this to smell of sperm and blood? I can assure you no one would be impressed if it did...

Nov
03
2012
Foxpan
Foxpan

R E D U C T I V E parfume

Nov
03
2012
ArcherElEden
ArcherElEden

Well, I did smell it. It's a fad. People will consume it specially the younger generation since it's Lady Gaga's, personally speaking it smells like flesh. I was reading the reviews and then realized how long most of them are and the quantity is rather astonishing. I guess that's what she likes. Bad would have been if nobody had said anything. But we talk about it and that's the point.

Nov
01
2012
panda0410
panda0410

Largely unimpressive; Fame should be called Tame - because thats exactly what it is. It opens with a sweet fruity grape apricot composition that quickly and quietly becomes a clean floral based almost entirely upon jasmin with just a touch of incense in the base. Its not at all unpleasant, but its definitely no ground breaker either. Its mediocre at best considering all things fragrance and somewhat predictably celebrity mass appealling and rather generic. Sillage and longevity are both rather poor. Nice gift perhaps since it wont offend anyone, but thats about it.

Nov
01
2012
jonr951
jonr951

I just came from Macys and they have a set with the 3.4oz and the 1oz for the price of the 3.4oz! That's what I get for having to get it right when it came out! Dang it that's a deal!

Nov
01
2012
Malibu
Malibu

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?


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.

Oct
31
2012
cinema1974
cinema1974

This is not bad perfume, smelled it at Sephora's and it smelled like fruits like berry or blackberry or clemetine? apricot maybe? but for the mixture it fruits. I smell honey suckle forsure because I have about 40 plants in my flower garden and it smells real close to that...but it has a deep musk but in the women form not the musk like jovan..It okay nothing fantastic but the black liquid is disturbing...scared it will make my clothes black but it does not!!!! Right now I will pass because to me this is a waste of time and there are other perfumes that I like to try...$70 for this I will wait till it goes right to the discount perfume shop in my town...because this will be another one that ends up at Ross or Marshall's next season...

Oct
31
2012
marysiac
marysiac

Never in my life have I EVER gotten creeped out by a fragrance but that's pretty much the feeling I got when I saw this perfume for the first time & the scent wasn't any better. Something about the incense note just ain't write :-

Oct
30
2012
aqua76239
aqua76239

I never judge a perfume based on celebrity as I couldn't care less about any of them. Lady Gaga's music/style is not my bag but then neither is Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson and I like lot of their fragrances. So based on perfume only-it was a dissapointment for me. I think bottle is nice and very unique but scent itself is kind of average. I noticed several people saying it resembled grape kool aid and I can see why. Its rather fruity with some incense. Sounds intriguing but reality translates into mediocre. Its very soft scent and I could barely smell it-i tried it twice, once on my wrist and once on the strip and I could only smell it if I pressed my wrist to my nose(and if you look at reviews I am not the only person who thinks that). I guess I was expecting something a bit more bold and in your face since Lady Gaga style is so over the top.

Oct
30
2012
ks.shim
ks.shim

I bought a 50ml bottle to see what the hoopla was all about, I thought incense smell would make this perfume interesting. The way bottle looks (plus all the weird advertizement they put out on youtube), you expect perfume scent to be over the top, very "out there" and very tomboy-ish smell, but turns out, it's not like that at all, minus the incense part and it's very feminine.

I keep reading people saying it smells like grape koolaid, but I can't smell any. but I do smell apricot plus incense at first spray, then comes floral part with faint mix of incense scent. After about 4-5 hours I'm ended up with honey scent, when it's honey phase, sillage isn't very good, so have to be very close to where it was sprayed to get any scent.

I'm kind of glad that it isn't over the top scent, because I can use it daily without offending people near by me (although, I wish it would last little longer on my body than 4-5 hours), my signature scent was Royal Desire by Christia Aguilera, but Fame replaced that.

Maybe this whole Fame perfume concept is just like Gaga, it looks crazy and weird but that's just illusion and just for show, inside she's sweet and errrr... ordinary?

Oct
29
2012
Irkajava
Irkajava

I am not kidding, I was nearly depressed from so much going on in my life that hurts me. However, I got this for my 3 yr wedding anniversary, ( not husband stress) as SOON AS I PUT IT ON I felt uplifted like I have never felt so quickly before. It is a little sweet, but the incense note takes over and saves it from smelling too fruity. The grape-juice small I read about is ridiculous! Smalls nothing like that. My fav smell was the soap, which is even more like apricots, so I guess I love apricots and honey. I find the perfume, however to have more of the warm spicy notes. It warms the skin and the soul. At first I thought it was too spicy, tbh, but then the mixture of all of the notes swooped in. I love it too, those two on make me feel like I am on top of the world, and very aroused sexually and mentally. Some great advice, get the soap and your bathroom will small amazing. So much so, that I put it on my nightstand while I sleep. No nightmares since, for someone who has them often. Thanks Gaga! When at home, use the soaps around the house ( hidden) and you won't need to spray the perfume while there! Save money and enjoy the fragrance.

Oct
28
2012
rickyfreaky13
rickyfreaky13

Finally got it! This is a Divine smell... I think people who hated this perfume, personally coz they hate Gaga herself. So please, this in not Music Forum, this is Fragrance Forum, we talk about perfume, not the icon who created the perfume. You maybe hate Gaga, but it doesn't mean you should hate her perfume too! I found FAME as a lovely n pleasant sweet fruity perfume, nothing bad at all. Even though it's not as extreme or ecentric like Gaga, but as a perfume itself, this is something very WOW!!! and the longevity itself is good, i still smelled it on my wrist for couple hours since i sprayed.

Oct
28
2012
Francop
Francop

Fruity punch that smells cheap and generic.

Nice bottle and story behind the black fluid.

Come on Gaga, you can do better...

Thumbs down...!

Oct
27
2012
lilou
lilou

I expected something more surprising, darker, more sensual, more provocative maybe. It's nice and sweet, but nothing special. It's weird : it reminds me of some old Yves Rocher edt I used when I was a young girl, it was Les folies des saisons. The bottle is very beautiful but I won't purchase it : this perfume is too expensive and not very original. Good lasting power.

Oct
27
2012
persefoni
persefoni

...oh so bad.... worse than the bottle, actually !!!

Oct
25
2012
CastoR&Pollux
CastoR&Pollux

i wonder what all the commets would be like if this liquid is sold in half the size bottles but twice the price and instead of having LADY GAGA written on it a nice "OH-SO-NICHE" (EAU-SO-NICHE) name. try to be honest babies.... signs and wonders

not a fan of GAGA at all but a fan of honest opinions....

nighty ladies

Oct
25
2012
ioanna12345
ioanna12345

weird perfume.. once sprayed it smells something like berries, plums, apricots and various fruits, really yummy and sweet! but then, after an hour it only smells of honey and wood. Not interesting :( and after a few hours its just gone.. no smell at all.. I am dissapointed

Oct
25
2012
derkargy
derkargy

A synthetic strawberry-bubblegum scent and an awful black juice in an extraordinary bottle.

Oct
24
2012
RainyDayDaydream
RainyDayDaydream

This...it actually had quite an 'interesting' smell to me. I just, wasn't sure, what was actually in it. Floral? Citrus? Sweet? Normally I can tell at least one of the top notes, the heart notes and base. But with this, I couldn't make it out, it confused my nose and senses. There was just too much all at once. I was in fact, hoping to like this- as I think the bottle is unique and its gimmick is the black colour of the perfume, which I think is very, very cool. Its dark and alluring, which I did not expect of Lady Gaga (then again, not a fan of hers, so I could be wrong). I also smelt it twice, on different occasions. The second time thinking maybe I was just wrong and would give it another shot. Tried it again in the shops, and had the same reaction. This is probably something just for the fans, but I'm not too fond of this perfume at all.

Oct
23
2012
eludiastar
eludiastar

Oh look another generic Celebrity perfume! It's a nice fragrance don't get me wrong but it's a cop out! I was expecting something unique, dark, mysterious & sexy from Lady Gaga but this is every teen girl's dream 'cos it just smells like Britney's fantasy, Paris Hilton & every other pop princess scent imaginable.

Oct
23
2012
Marianina*
Marianina*

Well..the bottle design and the color of the liquid are definately something different and unique,but the scent..not what I was expecting from Gaga.It's beautiful and smells nice but nothing special.I mean,when you see Lady Gaga you imagine of a strong,unique and mysterious smell,and this is anything like that.I'm not saying that it is not a good fragrance though:) by the way it's quite cheap and also the tattoos given with the perfume are cool;p

Oct
22
2012
Rux2589
Rux2589

This fragrance is quite nice. On my skin it resembles Ricci Ricci, but not as intense or long lasting.

Whatever you do, make sure you spray it on your skin only, because the liquid loses its black color after a few seconds, so it might stain a fabric if it comes into direct contact with it.

Personally, I'm not really into sweet fruity fragrances any more, but in this case the quality-price ratio is reasonable.

Oct
22
2012
fionacakes
fionacakes

I absolutelly adore this perfume. My new favorite. A couple of sprays lasts me the entire day, and honestly, it's addictive. It's very feminine and sophisticated. I could definately imagine Lady Gaga smelling like this.

I don't quite understand the reviewers saying this is nothing special, but each to their own I guess.

As for the notes, they're pretty much spot on. It's quite sweet and a bit florally/ musky.

Oct
21
2012
rachellecunningham
rachellecunningham

I just got a rollerball of this yesterday at a surprisingly good price for something with the Lady GaGa name branded to it. I don't see why this perfume is getting so much hate. It's a fruity-floral, no doubt, but it's not as generic as some might say. The apricot is gorgeous, and I'm in love with the belladonna and honey. I do understand where some people are getting the grape-juice-sugary vibe, but that part doesn't smell too overpowering for me. I haven't smelled anything like it before, which is strange, because when I smelled it on tester paper it seemed like a typical celebriscent. However, on my skin, it's completely different. Right now I'm kind of wishing I bought a bottle instead of a rollerball. And did I mention that the design of the bottle is one of my favourites, ever? 10/10, Mother Monster.

Edit: I'm currently hanging out with a few guy friends and they all think it smells "really good," with one of them being my boyfriend. Of course, they can't name the notes they smell, but today I smell a bit more apricot than I did yesterday. And apricot means gooooood.

Oct
21
2012
sarage
sarage

I like the bottle design very much - it is different and unconventional. I got the impression that the scent itself doesn't reach to the level of the bottle or Lady Gaga herself.
Well, I don't listen to music like Lady Gaga's, but she does have her crazy artist-style, which has humor in it, and she is talented in music obviously.

I was given some tester sprays today and I tested Fame on my skin.I did not expect much, so I was positively surprised that I actually like it - as much as I can like an oriental floral scent. I could wear this, but only in the evening.
I like the first notes more than the drydown.

I think this fragrance has character, it reminds me of some of the popular oriental-floral scents in the late 80's.

Oct
20
2012
kitten_purry
kitten_purry

I just bought it yesterday, and when i spray like 3 times on my neckle first time, its like discusting flower, like dead flowers whit honey drops..

And i gave a second shot, i was waiting and 1 hour later it smell very nice vanilla and half an hour later i smell very very nice, gentle flowers

i really have a doubt am i crazy or what.. But it is really non-stop changing perfume i ve ever seen..

This change and the dark color are special about perfume.

And on its box you see gold perfume silhouette but when you upside down the box it is baphomet head.
And bottles top when you open it you ll see it is just like a claw which is lady gagas signature claw ..

İf we back to the perfume after all, i should say if you wanna buy this perfume, never ever decide when after you spray it.. Wait an hour, after you think you want or not..


Honestly i expected very special perfume from Lady Gaga, because you know its Lady Gaga !

I expected more spicy, more sexy, more i dont know.. more special..like euphoria or cavalli cavalli or hypnose.
But this is very disappointed for me ..

ITs just reminds me Fergie-Outspoken for Avon which i hate ..

Oct
19
2012
ginawadsworth
ginawadsworth

whilst I am all for freedom of speach, is it really necessary to swear when giving a review? - thanks for removing post

Oct
19
2012
Dennyfer
Dennyfer

Esse perfume é um fiasco!!!!Eu esperava um perfume explosivo, talvez controverso tipo ame ou odeie...mas nem amo e nem odeio, é entediante de tão chato!!! Dinheiro jogado no lixo mas vou usar para dormir e gastar o mais rápido possivel...O preço que paguei não justifica o perfume que para mim não é sofisticado muito menos é de luxo.
Gaga errou feio com esse perfume de quinta talvez de sétima ou décima categoria...

Oct
19
2012
Marie76
Marie76

This is a commercial version of Womanity by Thierry Muegler. Take the fig off, add on some peach. It's a watered down, fruitied up, more wearable version of Womanity. Gaga behind it, I thought it would be very much of a "love it or hate it" scent, but I don't love it nor hate it. Like Womanity, it's a bit vulgar, but it's definitely not an unpleasant smell. I think it's selling like hot cakes over here in the UK.

Oct
19
2012
black_and_red
black_and_red

I'm neither a fan nor a basher of Gaga. I see her as a boho performance artist who , somewhat against the odds (because of her unusual looks and persona), has made it into the public eye. While she does risk overexposure, I've found some of her OTT avant-garde outfits and posturing reasonably entertaining at times, although her variety of commercial pop is not my thing.

A while ago I was in a department store and noticed the striking bottle. I recall some description of essence of blood and semen or something - at least an original way of trying to market a perfume, right? So I was curious. And I sprayed my wrist.

UGH. First of all, this stuff made me feel sick. I have just commented on Eternity, which I enjoy, but it seems it can commonly give people a headache. I've scanned through the comments here and although I notice a lot of disses, am not noticing many saying it turned their stomach, and perhaps I am sensitive. But I thought the smell was extremely sickly in a literal sense.

Besides that, I too was surprised and a bit disappointed that the fragrance itself was also such a non-event. I found it revoltingly sweet. I can't comment on anything but the top notes, because it nauseated me so much I had to try and scrub it off my wrist, at which point I felt better.

I don't think I specific expectations one way or another, but I suppose it's fair to say that I was surprised it would be SO sweet after the proto-goth marketing. Not dark, not complex, not edgy. Something that might be in a hot pink plastic bottle marketed towards tweens, you know? People are mentioning "koolaid" and that seems fair enough. It's not the heady kind of sweetness. Not adult, and not sexy. About as far from a dilated pupil (not to mention other things) as you can get, I'd have thought.

The black (grey) liquid is mildly interesting but nowhere near enough to make up for how underwhelming the actual fragrance is. I don't usually smell celebrity scents and am not sure I would associate Coty with quality fragrance. (Not being a snob, but just saying.) It does seem like some here are confused by this disconnect between the marketing imagery and the fragrance itself. Sure, it's a mass-market product, but people may have expected something more original from Gaga specifically vs other celebs, if not from her image alone, then certainly from the ad campaign for the fume. I wouldn't really care personally if it was a bit generic, but I couldn't enjoy it.

Oct
19
2012
elifcandan
elifcandan

Smells like a cheap perfume! Not good, I can smell some flowers. The different part is, perfume is black. But it isn't enough for buying or using it. Sorry GAGA!

Oct
19
2012
oona noir
oona noir

There was something in this that reminded me of Dior's Poison. It is softer than Poison, but there are similarities. If Poison is too much for you, try this!

Oct
19
2012
averinberry
averinberry

I tested Fame today and at first all i got was alcohol, after a while it smelled like a weak version of Diesel's loverdose. after an hour it smelled like something burnt, i guess that would be the incense.

I want to like it but i don't. I expected more of this fragrance!

Oct
19
2012
stardust808
stardust808

my opinion isn't based on this being a celeb fragrance or not. it's solely my experience with this fume and as far as i'm concerned it could be nameless juice-i know what my nose tells me and what i experienced. unbiased and not partial or prejudiced in any way...here goes: my friend which i work closely beside 5 days out of the week wears this but i only know this because she TOLD me and had me smell her wrist approximately one hour after applying. no lie, i had to mash my nose on her wrist to get wind of it. what i smelled wasn't horrible but barely detectable and forgettable and throughout the day there wasn't one instance that she breezed past me and i got a whiff! that saddens me because us perfumistas spend our hard earned money on fumes expecting them to be somewhat noticeable, not mushroom cloud noticeable but noticeable none the less! i feel cheated when i spend $$ on perfume, am all excited to wear it, and don't get at least ONE honorable mention from someone that i smell good! look at my scent wardrobe you will see that it's quite diverse and i own some celeb fragrances but i'm learning my lesson that celeb fragrances have very little sillage and are short lived. i'm sticking with the more designer fumes my nina ricci's, D&G's, doir's, ralph lauren's etc from now on because i have had good luck with them. happy sniffing =)

Oct
18
2012
misschic
misschic

This is very pleasant, yet not unique in any way. Something I want eventually, but want to use up some of my other perfumes first. I love the bottle, the smell is special and long lasting. My boyfriend loves it on me.

Oct
18
2012
vanillalotte
vanillalotte

Just purchased this baby and it is DELICIOUS! Love it!

Oct
18
2012
Minze
Minze

@Annica: Exactly. It's a nice, pleasant scent. Nothing more and nothing less. Nothing special but not bad anyway (in case you like those sweet, fruity notes, of course).

I cannot understand why everyone is so disappointed. It's a celebrity fragrance and I have smelled far worse ones but it's all up to my own taste. And for a celebrity fragrance it may not have the special twist in the scent but the bottle and the idea of black liquid is gorgeous. It's affordable and just nice.

I get a feeling everyone expected a super-duper-brand-new-special fragrance for 5 $ for 100 ml?!

It's my first celebrity fragrance and I do not regret having bought it. I like to wear it but do not love it enough to wear it at special occasions.

Simple as that it's all about your own personal taste. I would never ever spent a cent on Chanel No. 5 simply because I find it disgusting. But that doesn't mean it's bad at all so I think it would be rather helpful to describe the scent and if/why you like it or not and not judge it for price or other reasons. If there's a market you can sell anything to any price...

Oct
18
2012
Annica
Annica

Why has Fame got so many dislikes? It is not extreme in any way, but simply a nice, well balanced and quite subtle scent. Good work Gaga.

Oct
17
2012
takeasniff
takeasniff

There is a noticeably different tone and attitude in reviews between these celebrity ones and the designer and niche ones and any other category I see Bath and Body Works gets a bashing too and of late Marc Jacobs little Lady Bug "Dot" is being bullied. You can keep saying people are not celebrity bashing but it is obvious it is a precurser to most reviews the opinion of the reviewer on the subject of the celebrity and the quality of the product and then the bottle because it is a celebrity/Coty collaboration etc blah blah but it is not as noticeable with the designer perfumes. It is happening and it is annoying.

I suspect it is more a case of these reviewers trying to come across as the authority on a particular style of perfume in conjunction with the fact that they are just bored with perfumes as they have been buying them for a while and want something they haven't smelled before but they make the crucial mistake of going to the department stores or drugstores etc to have a better perfume experience and as though to add fuel to the fire they test the celebrity ones which it is obvious these perfumes smell alike are a certain price and ideally aim to the fans of the celebrity. For a bit of light hearted fun you can get Rihanna's perfume if you like her it is another thing associated with her you can buy, it is nothing groundbreaking it is a pleasant smell either buy it or don't simple it is not trying to revolutionise all of man kind.

The stores and the public could care less of these reviewers all assuming opinion they continue to stock these products which these reviewers refer to as "mediocre" so mediocre that they continue to stock them and the public continues to buy them all the while unaware of the reviewer's opinion on this site which makes all their ramblings they like to put on here go by unnoticed by the very people whom they are having a dig at disguised as an "honest" review. That makes the reviewer mediocre not the perfume.

In voicing their opinion instead of describing the smell and whether they would consider wearing it they launch into the technicalities of what a perfume should be even though they have missed the boat altogether of what perfume is all about and make black and white statements as though they are the authority on perfume here to enlighten us even though they have never constructed a perfume in their life,that's because nobody knows who they are unlike the celebrity they are having a winge about, they have never met the clebrity or know them from a bar of soap but they can enlighten us about them too and never worked for Coty but can give us a lesson about them too. Then tell us how we are blindly following all the hype and being hoodwinked by the advertising when it is themselves who fell for the advertising and felt the need to get on here and blame that for their missguided search for an interesting perfume.
All this coming from people who fancy themselves as the experts on perfume testing and construction. So expert that they are looking in all the wrong places for the perfume that will suit them because they don't really know what they are talking about otherwise they wouldn't lurk around the celeb perfumes or department store perfumes and then complain it wasn't anything "groundbreaking". What is that smell exactly? I wish they would enlighten everyone on that because I don't think I have ever come across it personally. It doesn't exist that might be why, perfume is liked and disliked in many different ways there is no right or wrong perfume and if they really knew what they were talking about they would know this and close their clap traps.

No thankyou:) Just tell me what the perfume smells like I will make up my own mind if it is overpriced or over advertised or the bottle is tacky and all the other stuff that has nothing to do with the smell that finds it's way into these experts reviews.

If I do a review I try not to mention the celebrtiy in a offensive or useless manner I only try to describe the smell for my experience with it and if I would even consider buying it. I don't mind the perfumes that are out there that smell all very similar because often I can find something I like about them but I don't go to the celebrity scents expecting a mind blowing experience and then complain about it and in a manner that is suggesting that your opinion is the difinitive answer. It aint!!

Oct
16
2012
ladymillion123456789
ladymillion123456789

i bought myself lady gaga fame after trying it at Myer as i wasn't quite sure if i liked or not yet i only bought a small 30ml bottle i really really do like lady gaga fame its a wonderful fragrance its sweet not candy sweet but think honey note sweet to be honest i really wasn't expecting gaga to make a fragrance like this i thought she mite make something unique mysterious and strong like Dior midnight poison but im so glad she didn't i love the whole idea with the perfume liquid being black but clear on your skin and the bottle what can i say it truly represents lady gaga herself i actually quite like the fragrance and i will repurchase it again when my one runs out
overall i have to say well done lady gaga very impressed.

Oct
16
2012
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

I reviewed this perfume lower down the page .

Just updating that i ended up selling my bottle to a friend.

Why ? I wanted to like the frag as i was sucked in by the bottle ( I love a nice bottle + im a fan of dark , gothic things) and dark images in the ads. After owning the scent for 2 weeks though i started to feel annoyed that i had bought it. It is not worth the £20 something ££s i paid. I have Avon and drugstore fruity perfumes that are more complex and long lasting.

To all those complaining about the negative reviews , look , the people giving fame a negative ( who may or may not own other celeb frags) are not bashing Gaga or celeb fumes for the sake of it .......They are bashing because they feel cheated , let down and lied to by the marketing hype. As Nopasho said - push pull tech - LIE !! Tears of belladonna - LIE !! Made in the haus labs paris - ANOTHER BIG FAT LIE - ITS MADE BY COTY !!

And the incense n saffron are barely discernable. It is also NO oriental floral , it should be reclassified as a Fruity floral .

( and i have nothing against fruity florals or sugar scents , i love and own many !)

It is not a "Dark" or "revolutionary" frag as we were led to belive .............we are been taken for MUGS and IDIOTS !! I dont like been taken for a fool , which is why i sold it on and recouped some of the money i had spent.

Yes i own some other celeb frags , No i am not a "frag basher" or " celeb basher" ...........But those other celeb fumes i own were not sold to me on a big bubble of hype and lies , they are not pretending to be something there not! I enjoy wearing brit spears believe and beyonces pulse very much - In these cases the frag fits the advertising and they are what they are - sweet , affordable , fun perfumes - they are NOT masquerading as " huge orientals" or " modern masterpieces" .

Im glad Nopashos review is back up , very astute and insightful observations as usual ! :)

Crazed fans feel free to thumb me down , as they say here in Yorkshire - "and what ? " - meaning " i dont give a flying ****" !!

Oct
15
2012
quiony
quiony

I don't know if I was hungry when I tried this but it smelled like bacon...

Oct
15
2012
aahfeekiee
aahfeekiee

I dropped by Sephora at Singapore since it was launched here just two days ago. Presale, however, started the day before; something nobody was notified about other than the Sephora staff. I have had it on for 4 days straight and my opinion on it changes again and again.

So, my first reaction from spraying on my neck and wrists. It started as a sticky, sweet and 'a little slutty' smell that Gaga has promised. Somewhat generic, a little mediocre, but definitely worth noticing. This note is dominated by apricot, with a little jasmine and honey. It has a depth that gives a whole grown-up feel to it; so definitely it was not something that her teen audience age group would be going crazy, unlike the basic mediocre fruity scents in Someday and Girlfriend that would better suit young people and helping them fit into the social circle they've been outclassed from.

Around 30 minutes later, the smell of incense started kicking in, personally the note I find most pleasing. A touch of musky orient to the otherwise sweet and floral fragrance. I personally find oriental/woody scents more soothing. On top of the incense scent there's a little tiger orchid and saffron that I can only pick up every once in a while, since I'm not particularly good with my nose.

In about an hour's time, the scent changes back to that honey note that we all remember it for. Personally not what I'm after, so spraying on more FAME to get back the incense and apricot would become the ritual for me.

Now, many people would be a little disappointed in Fame. The scent is a little tame despite the large amount of money put into marketing strategies and advertising. The simple floral fragrance seems to be trying a little too hard to please the masses. What we were all expecting from someone as eccentric as Gaga was an over-bearing, impractical, edgy and exotic scent from fruits coming from places nobody has heard before.

But as if she could please some people from being avant-garde in the first place. Poor girl needs to start pleasing just herself and her little monsters.

From a neutral perspective, to be honest, even I was a little dissatisfied myself; I would want a scent that few people would love, maybe something I can even scare my friends away with. And yet it turned out to be a scent my friends are comfortable with. But I wasn't exactly completely disappointed by that.

But as her fan I'm more than willing to support her as she progresses from one crazy idea to the next. FAME is something that has been well-anticipated within the Little Monsters community following her absence from the media, her aggressive touring, touring controversies, having not released any singles in nearly a year up to now and 6 months more from now on. It's great to get updated on what Gaga has been up to and personally experience what she has been working on.

The key to enjoying this fragrance; really, is to simply indulge in it; isolate it from comparison with any other fragrances, and pretend you're a fucking superstar. That's just about it. After all, she did only decide to release it because the fragrance has successfully brought her a man to bed. It may or may not do the same for you, so well, you're just going to have to try it for yourself!

If you're about to bash on FAME because apparently 'Gaga's big nose isn't good for smelling' then well at least she's trying. Whether or not the push-pull technology is really in place or if belladonna was really in the concoction is highly debatable among those who are really looking into the technicality of the fragrance. This is something she likes and she's hoping that her monsters will like it too.

And for all you know, Gaga can come up with a sophomore fragrance that is edgy and out of this world but the sceptics will still dislike it because she's gotten popular because of her singing, songwriting and fashion choices instead of picking out a good fragrance. These are people who would rather buy bottled urine labelled Burberry. So if you're thinking Gaga's advertising has blinded everyone and branding didn't, then be my guest and carry on drenching yourself in coloured liquids from fancy-looking undersized bottles with pretty labels and prettier price tags.

So this is just my opinion on the fragrance. To convince yourself you're going to have to spray it yourself; the fragrance Gaga designed for her little monsters; not to the critics. And as Gaga has mentioned about ARTPOP, if you don't like it,



Well,



She didn't want to hang out with you anyway.

Oct
15
2012
Elih
Elih

I love this perfume Ive had it for a few weeks now and it smells different each time i put it on. Today it smelled like fairyfloss and honey.

Oct
15
2012
siying.hong
siying.hong

Just wanna share something :) - Smaller bottles, the less expensive version, come with plastic caps while the more pricey version, Le Masterpiece, comes with solid metal caps. It’s meant to be that way. If what you tried is from a smaller bottle, it is reasonable for the cap to feel plastic. :)

I own Le Masterpiece and the claw cap definitely doesnt feel plastic at all. It is heavy since it's made of metal.

Oct
14
2012
takeasniff
takeasniff

A word of warning to those who are new to this site.
I really couldn't be bothered saying this but I think some of us end up doing so because we are tired of every single celebrity review section being bogged down by people just blowing their trumpet about their dislike of celebrity perfumes rather than reviewing the perfume in an honest manner to actually help those who are genuinely interested.

I doubt some people have even tested it properly they just noticed it was a celebrity perfume so let's get on here and winge about it. A lot of people on here are commenting that it smells too "sweet" or "mediocre". Some of these people have in their "love" or " I want" sectionof their perfume wardrobe celebrity perfumes which are just as sweet if not sweeter and some which are very linear perfumes and yet they are the same people who claim this perfume is "too sweet" or "too plain". There are others who have some designer perfumes and niche ones but not one celebrity perfume but they jump on here and complain that they didn't expect much because it is a celeb perfume. Well obviously you don't like those so why are you bothering? celebrity market was never for them and probably never will be because they consider themselves above what they label the celebrity perfume market as "mass market" so why are they bothering.

Some of these people spend a fortune on a perfume because they have been lead to believe it is "niche" or it is a well known designer so they spend their money on something designer just for the name when in actual fact a celebrity might have made a perfume that smells almost identical but they won't buy that because it is not "niche" or "designer" or "art". They probably smell the perfume and think that's nice but read the label and see it is Kim Kardashian or Gaga and suddenly oh no I don't like that it is too "mass market" Are these people not part of the "mass market?" Are they privy to something the rest of us are not? Yeah snobbery I would suspect. When they buy their groceries they don't go to a niche place or their toothpaste isn't niche brand or designer brand it is you guessed it "mass market" These people would somehow manage to argue that the toothpaste they use or dunny paper they use is somehow better than all us lowely plebs who are part of the dredded "mass market" are using.

No we just don't get hoodwinked by drugged out designers who claim to be bottling "niche" product and calling it "art" when it is all chemicals just like all the others. They don't care about you or your perfume experience they just want to make money at least the mass market products don't hide this fact they are there to make money you either pay or go away. When it comes to perfume like driving a car people just change and have this black and white view of the perfume industry. These people are probably really nice people but put them behind the wheel of a car or smelling a perfume and they change.

However, they can't get enough of Lady Million which to me has the honeyed sweetness and florals mixed together that Gaga's perfume has. What's the difference? One is a celeb designer and one isn't. The same with Very Hollywood they rave about that but hate Kim Kardashian's first perfume which is strikingly similar but she is a celeb and a very disliked one going by this site.I am not sure why as none of us know her in person but so many have a black and white opinion of her and love reminding all of us as their standard intro to every review they do.

I have had people ask me if I am wearing Very Hollywood and I have had to say no it is Kim Kardashian's perfume and their faces wrinkle up they were all positive until I mentioned her name it is quite strange.

There is a reason something is mass market because it is most liked!! Most people in a given range like it so that says something. Sometimes perfumes are niche because they are not liked by many people or the designer knows most people won't like it so they try to pass it off as "art" or whatever dribble they come up with and not only do they talk dribble we then have all these little "art" experts getting on here repeating the same dribble and not much review of the actual perfume for those of us who are trying to read what it smells like.

People complain "oh nothing that isn't already out now" well derrr. It is a fashion at the moment in perfume to smell very sweet so obviously most perfumes that want to actually sell will have a very similar style and smell. It is not a crime it doesn't make the perfume rubbish. A lot of you wear skinny leg jeans in different styles you don't say oh I won't wear that because it is nothing that isn't already out now. You wear it because it is a style and fashion that is popular and selling well at the moment. The same for perfume they follow styles and fashions. If you don't like them you probably are not keen on that style at the moment, fine then wear the perfumes you do like but don't get on here talking trash about perfumes for the sake of it.

Lady Gaga's perfume is sweet and it starts off reminding me of Beyonce's Heat and Halle Berry's Reveal a little of Lady Million etc. So that is not a crime. So if you like apricots or a syrupy honey smell give this a test because it does settle down quite quickly but I would be lying if I said it isn't sweet it is it certainly isn't a dry woody perfume and it is not spicey right from the start. I like it and found it lasted quite well. I didn't have any problem with the black liquid. The way people carry on you would think it comes out like black ink from a pen or texta but it is very watered down. As people have commented the lid is plastic but so are most perfumes so what. The bottle suits Lady Gaga and her fashions. The smell I don't think is a crime it might be that she actually likes sweet perfumes not something like Angel or Womanity. I know she has said she likes Womanity but she might like a range of pefumes, what is the crime in that.

I was not disappointed at all. The bottle is to be expected because it is the shock horror mass market approachso it has to be affordible but it is not horrible and it suits her she is not trying to be anything other than herself. I am happy with her first pefume and I think it is very pretty and could actually be worn by anyone at any age without smelling like cupcakes or a vat of sugar. Even men can wear it my husband put a little bit on his wrist he actually follows Gaga more than I do so he was eager to smell it. When he was walking around the shopping centre I could smell it and it was nice it didn't smell too feminine. The price was not too bad I was under the impression it was going to be super expensive but it was ok here in Australia.

I would buy it but I have recently got quite a few so I will have to wait a little while. I didn't expect to see it in the store as Australia can take ages to get things that everyone else has had for ages so it caught me by surprisebut I have sprayed it quite a few times now. I wasn't planning on spending money on a pefume but I will get it soon because I love anything which has a strong sweet honey smell I don't have a lot of perfumes like that so it will be a nice addition. I like the bottle too.

Oct
14
2012
n.chin
n.chin

smelled it the other day and i think it smelled like a thick syrup, not that it's horrible or anything but it doesn't give off any 'dark' vibe. Smells nice actually, but not that exact image of what I had in mind.

Oct
14
2012
Lola Montes18
Lola Montes18

I smelled it at Seph & more like a cheap grape. Fruity, not floral. Bottle i saw on display was uber C H E A P too. Shame shame

Oct
14
2012
skylar
skylar

This perfume smells like honey and grape bubble gum and it doesn't match the bottle or the liquid's color at all. When will I finally learn not to expect much from celebrity perfumes? It's not ugly by any means, but nothing I would like to use, just another sweet and cheap smelling celebrity fragrance out there. It isn't that long lasting and I find it quite flat. I would probably love it if I was a teenager and had no idea that more interesting and complex perfumes exist.

Oct
14
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

I think Gaga lost her fantasy .. At last .

This scent is NOTHING special at all.

Oct
13
2012
siying.hong
siying.hong

I agree with official peach.

I personally observe that the reason behind the large no of negative reviews and 'dislikes' is this - people are not comfortable that the FAME fragrance, a generally pleasant sweet floral one, is not totally inline with the image of Lady Gaga, her messages and her music which largely revolve around mystery, being edgy and unique.

But does that mean that the scent is not good? No. It just doesnt match her image that's all. Come on, see it as a fragrance as it is.

Oct
13
2012
fundi
fundi

Nothing special...

Oct
13
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Warning: This is a favorable review!

I've gotta be honest here. At least on MY skin, this frag is really something amazing. It starts off all fruity tooty and generic, yes, perhaps. But then after about an hour I get such a different feel. It's sort of a haunting, honeyed floral with an apricot overtone. I think it's fantastic. I really do. I know everybody is hating on this, but I think if it wasn't Lady Gaga, it might get better reviews. I bought a rollerball and I think it's the perfect size for me. Makes me feel very sexy. I don't really think that it's that generic overall. Maybe for Lady Gaga, yes, but I'm sure she was trying to appeal to the masses as much as possible while still trying to make it at least a smidgen unique. I think for what she was trying to do, she succeeded.

Oct
13
2012
jacquelineney
jacquelineney

Nothing special. It didn't live up to the hype. The bottle is amazing and so is the black colour but that's pretty much it. Another boring, generic celebrity scent is not what I've expected from Gaga. It's just meh. It could've been worse, it could've been SO much better.

Oct
13
2012
ljotschek
ljotschek

Absolutely nothing special.

Oct
13
2012
siying.hong
siying.hong

The FAME fragrance starts with a burst of a beautiful fusion of fruity, floral and sweet notes. I personally feel that the blend is seamless, merging together so well that the result is a very pleasant scent. I am not a big fan of sweet scent. but this sweet scent has gotten my eyes light up. It is definitely not cloying like other celebrity scents.
Not sure if my nose is kidding me but i sorta smelled traces of blood, smells fishy. This could be self-fulfilling prophecy. Not sure at all.

The drydown is a close to skin scent that has a pleasant sweet powdery trail.

With regards to sillage and lasting power, both are not fantastic. Or perhaps I just need more time to figure out how to make the scent work for me. Till then, let's see how it goes.

This scent is pleasant and wearable for all occasions, definitely not overly teeny. i can imagine a polished lady wearing it.

I also understand the discussion about how the scent falls into 'the typical celeb scent' category as it is sweet and it doesnt really match the edgy image portrayed by Lady Gaga as a celebrity.
My guess would be...perhaps being her first attempt, she aimed to cater to the mass market and thus came up with something that is wearable for all first. The strategy of coming up with a generally pleasant perfume may help her capture more buyers -besides buyers who are fans, there may be buyers who are non-fans, but enjoy her perfume since it is generally pleasant.
On the contrary, if she comes up with something very edgy and dark that isnt for everyone, majority of those who buy would prolly be just ans. That way, it is hard to reach the non-fans.
This is just my personal interpretation. (:

All in all, although the image that the scent projects isnt very compatible with the image of Lady Gaga the creator, as a perfume it is no doubt a pleasant one.

Oct
13
2012
yjdiamonds
yjdiamonds

I got this today and I just sprayed on FAME on myself. I have to say the initial spray smells like Heat by Beyonce. But it eventually flows into the originality of FAME. It's a fruity floral scent. I get the Apricot smell (which is why it smells similar to Heat) first, then I get the jasmine scent. I don't really notice any other floral notes... I do get the incense note, but it's not the scent of incense. It's more like the incense making the sweet notes musky, that kind of Incense. And the Honey finally shows up when it dries down. Overall I'd give FAME a 9/10. Not what I expected from Lady Gaga, but it's a celebrity scent after all. Longevity is about 5-6 hours on me. Do I/Will I recommend it to my friends, I don't see why not. It's an amazing perfume which everyone will like. Can a guy pull this off? I don't see why not. It's not super feminine. I'm a guy and I love this perfume. So yeah, do give it a shot at your departmental stores.

Oct
12
2012
sheri ann
sheri ann

Bottle looks interesting, but the claw like cap is disappointingly,'plasticky' and cheap... tried the scent on a test strip, It was pleasant but lacked the wow factor,I kept the strip in my bra all day to warm next to my skin, kept smelling it from time to time and loved the honey and peachy elements, was intrigued by a warm honeyed fragrance that was also fresh for day wear,decided to buy it just to use an an everyday fragrance,as I said it didn't stand out but was pleasant and modern ,fine for work and babycare... it was OK when I first sprayed it on though it didn't last long ,but after the dry down it smelled 'dirty' on me, unpleasant,almost coppery! guess it just does not suit my body chemistry at all. I gave it to my teenage daughter,such a shame as I liked the idea of the frag but it just didn't work for me.

Oct
11
2012
marin
marin

nice jasmine scent, heavy but wearable.

I could buy it for mom as a gift, cos its a bit old-fashioned.

not sexy, not original.

its only jasmine and honey

Oct
10
2012
DistantSamantha
DistantSamantha

I think most of the "Dislike" voters actually either dislike Gaga herself OR are just feeling disappointed. Yeah, I'm also disappointed, but I still gave it a "Like". At first slightly sweet (honey) and floral, the incense coming through later - it's an average perfume, so I don't believe anyone could really HATE it. It's nothing special, but not terrible either. No, I wouldn't buy this myself, but only because it's not as unique as I hoped it would be.
The lasting power is quite weak, 2 hours tops, and the perfume sits very close to skin. It's easy to wear, so I could easily imagine people wearing this daily.

Oct
10
2012
meret
meret

Sweet, pleasant, wearable, appealing. Lovely bottle, intriguing liquid. I'd say yes!

The sweetness combines honey which is toned down (and tamed) by some delicate and fresh (to my nose un-detectable) flowery notes and perhaps some berries along with a tiny bit of peach. Could remind you lollipops or Loverdose or one of the over the top Gallianos, but... It remains more "down to earth" kind of scent, so as it turns out Fame is not the twisted, over the top and loud, but actually the polite one. :)

Oct
10
2012
theprophetblog
theprophetblog

I think some of the bad reviews for this one are unfair. I'm not Lady GaGa fan but I smelled this at the mall and it was REALLY nice. Yes, it was generic, and is obviously aimed at the mainstream, but as far as celeb fruity florals go this was really delicious and nice. My friend and I couldn't stop smelling it. And I love the bottle design and black liquid, even though she isn't the first person to make her perfume black.

Oct
09
2012
celestialstar19
celestialstar19

I tested this today when I was at Macy's. I Love Lady Gaga's music so I had to try this curiousity was definitely there. This is not something that I would expect from her knowing how eccentric and extravangant she can be. This is a light, sweet, powdery, flowery frangrance. I picture Lady Gaga falling in love and being in a happy place when I smell this. This juice is not controversial or noir in my opinion. It does have a good staying power I smell its sweetness after 6 hours on my skin. I Liked it, I would not say I Loved this it is very safe. I would wear this to work or office, but too light for evening wear. I am thinking Gaga was channeling more Britney Spears, upbeat and happy and everyone can wear it without being offensive to the person next you. For the record in my opinion this smells more complex and well balanced than Madonna's truth or dare which was just an explosion of old lady Tuberose. Mind you I Love Madonna just as much as Gaga.

Oct
09
2012
FairyDaisy120
FairyDaisy120

The bottle looks like if it was hand made by the devil with lack demon poison in it!!! Ugly bottle, and boring typical celebrity scent.

Oct
08
2012
LTatt
LTatt

I read the reviews here - a mixed bag! - and decided to try for myself.

This is a perfume I am definitely going to have to revisit because it had such an unusual ... outcome.

I was impressed with the tester; displayed upside down and you can see the juice is black, not the bottle. I sprayed it on my skin but missed the inner wrist and ended up closer to my inner elbow.

The first and biggest thing I noticed about this perfume is THAT I COULD NOT SMELL ANY TOP NOTES! None at all. When it warmed to my skin and I sniffed hard I had a faint whiff of something musky? Floral? Hard to tell.

Disappointed, I went about my business. Some time later, sitting with a group of older gentlemen I shifted position and had a very strong scent of something ... almost masculine? Spicey. Sharp. Very pleasant. Was it me? Was it one of them? They are quite well known to me and none of them ever smell like this!

I forgot about it after that, and it was the last I smelled of it for the day.

So, definitely one I will have to revisit to see if I can get a different perspective. This time, I'll keep away from the gents!

Oct
08
2012
jwjulie24
jwjulie24

Smells like stale cigarette smoke in a bar.

Oct
08
2012
Irisfvh
Irisfvh

AMAZING job Gaga! I'm not a fan of her music but this is amazing.

Sensual, mysterious, made for a goddess!

Love the honey in this!

Thanks for making a great perfume that i can wear on a night out Gaga!

Oct
08
2012
marin
marin

nothing special, too much sweet on my skin.
but it has a good staying power.

Oct
07
2012
Heather-1984
Heather-1984

I was expecting something bold and in your face, but this is actually really wearable. The scent stays close to my skin which makes it an ideal day to day perfume. On first spray I get fruity apricot and smoky incense, these dry down to leave a sweet slightly floral scent (honey, orchid and jasmine), but it's not tweeny sweet, I find it more grown-up sweet, maybe the incense notes still linger somewhere on my skin to tone it down a bit. The drydown kind of reminds me a little of Katy Perry's Purr - so maybe not a truly original scent, but I still like it. The black fluid technology is pretty cool and I also really like the bottle - looks a bit like something you would find in an old apothecary shop.

Oct
07
2012
sinclame
sinclame

After seeing so many reviews and so many ads for this perfume. Its in my face all the time lol. I will have to try it out, the idea of the black liquid has me intrigued as well.

Oct
06
2012
alianeblue
alianeblue

So even the beast from Beauty and The Beast had his soft side, and so does Lady Gaga. Who knew? I was hoping so bad to smell her dark side with sperm like she announced once, maybe for her next fragrance because this one it is just red ridding hood in the woods.

Oct
06
2012
venomkisses
venomkisses

Many people were probably expecting this perfume to be mind blowing crazy and shocking, shocking like Gaga herself is. But the thing is, this perfume has already pushed boundaries and brought something new to the worlde of perfume. The black liquid turns invisible as soon as it comes out of the bottle. No other perfume out there can do this and it took some clever perfume makers to accomplish that.

The scent is not so shocking. But it is very wearable and smells lovely. A bit sweet and floral but in a dark way. It fits just nicely on my vanity table with the other floral perfumes.

And the bottle... gorgeous. I really love the design! So simple and trés sexy.

Oct
05
2012
katyf
katyf

Not quite sure why people are getting so aggressive about a perfume....and can't actually read many reviews that are about lady gaga not the perfume. Pretty much every review I read talks about the NOTES in the perfume. Anyways nice perfume, not great, found it to be quite sweet on my skin. Would smell nice on lotsa people I reckon. Easy seller

Oct
05
2012
asher.jessie
asher.jessie

I'm pretty sure there's more intelligence in a Kindergarten class, than what is demonstrated by some of these reviews. You people are being harsh on this fragrance simply because of the name attached.

The fragrance industry revolves around names. Dior could smell like shit and Gucci could smell like vomit, but it's still good because it's Dior and Gucci. However, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears could be bottled heaven and no one would care. Learn how to be objective when providing "reviews".

With that being addressed, this perfume is quite good. It's unlike anything I've ever smelled, and it's a pleasant surprise. At the front end, it's a nice, pleasant, light floral mist that quickly becomes a creamy, dark aura. It's beautiful and commanding, without being heavy or overpowering.

I could care less about the advertising or the list of notes. It's the beauty industry, people. It's all about fancy words and shimmering labels to influence you to buy the product. So stop complaining about the extravagance of the promotion. What in the world do you expect?

To be objective, this fragrance is quite a charming surprise for me. I expected a heavy, more caustic version of Dior's Poison. I wear this fragrance all the time, and I get SO MANY compliments. It's unique, without being flat-out weird.

Go buy this one, and stop turning your nose up.

Oct
04
2012
nopasho
nopasho

We all know it and this proves it once again: the least money for a celeb scent goes to the fragrance itself. The most money to the pr, the vidclips, the ads in glossy mags, the packaging and the mere cents that are left over are for a meh frag. But sold at celeb prices.

Never thought I'll say they but I start to get a bit of respect for Britney and Jessica. I don't like 'Fantasy' and 'Fancy' but at least they has longevity and a bit originality. And it doesn’t pretend to be more than it is :a sugary fragrance, no great ‘Perfume Art’ like Lady Gaga crows. ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Fancy’ are vanilla milkshake fragrances and not pretending being anything more. ‘Fame’ is a weak fruit floral but pretending to be a fantastic true classic perfume. Come on! Shocking, revolutionary, push pull technique, semen and blood, smelling like an expensive hooker… Nope. Nada. Zilch. Hot Air.

Let's look at the notes. I'll just name them in normal language not in pretentious 'arty farty' Gaga-speak, like ‘Tears of Belladonna’, ‘Black Veil of Incense', 'Crushed apricot,' drops of honey'... (not simple honey, but 'drops of honey', does that smell different?)...

OK. The fragrance notes of ‘Fame’, please! ‘Lady’ Stefani ‘Gaga’ Germanotta says that her revolutionary concept has no real fragrance pyramid. Because of the revolutionary 'push pull technique'. Which simply doens't exist. It is a Gaga-fantasy. Like the so called makers of this frag: 'Das Haus House Paris'. Fantasy or lies, you choose. Anyway 'Fame' is made by perfume giant Coty. Yet before launch she sent pr to the trade press in which she said that there was a fragrance pyramid. Several Fragranticians who work in the perfume business have, before me, described that fragrance pyramid of ‘Fame’ is. This is a simple fruity floral with a simple pyramid. Here it is as described also by some knowledgeable Fragranticians:

Top: Belladonna, Apricot, Saffron.
Middle: Orchid, jasmine
Base: Incense, Honey.

First of all, everybody has to agree: stripped bare of pr babble, smokescreens of verbal ballyhoo and ad campaigns, as a fragrance this is a simple, anorexic, fruity floral hyped into stupidity. Initial reports said: there would be blood, semen… in Gaga’s ‘shocking, earth shattering revolutionary out of this world, incredibly fantastic groundbreaking,jaw dropping' fragrance. Now what do we, paying customers, ultimately get? Apricot, orchid and jasmine! With sugar called ‘honey’. Can you believe that? There is one ‘special note on paper: the ‘Belladonna’-note. Which is a bogus, false note listed just for shock effect Gaga-style. (see later). Secondly the notes that could make this a bit different from your zillionth fruity floral could be interesting in the fragrance –saffron and incense- well, you don't smell at all. I only get a whiff of incense and a suspicion of saffron.

OK: the much hyped Belladonna. 'Belladonna' is a poisonous plant that is also dubbed 'Deadly Nightshade'. It has been used throughout history as both an anesthetic, a beauty product and a poison. One leaf of belladonna can kill an adult. Diluted belladonna was used centuries ago as a crude 'beauty product' because It can dilute the pupils, like those of a junkie. That gives the woman/man an 'doe eyed'-look, which, countless scientific studies have showed, arouses men when they see it. Like when they see cleavage or some great legs or ‘derrière’ in a tight fitting jeans. Nature’s forces at work. So that’s why the women in manga strips have enormous eyes. It attracts male viewers. And in cartoons the good girl has big eyes and the bad girl small yes with small pupils. And that’s why women mostly risked their lives by taking diluted belladonna, to attract a guy. You have to suffer to be beautiful, right? Some die to be beautiful, some only want to be a beautiful corpse. Belladonna will do the trick. Because of this ‘shocking’ story, Gaga choose this note. Not because of the smell.

Because what does real 'Belladonna' smell like? The plant Belladonna, according to countless botanical guides, has an acrid, very unpleasant, gag inducing smell like burned plastic. And I mean not ‘clean plasticky’ but sour-choking smoldering plastic bottles that have been half burned and melted. Putrid chemical. So that means that 'belladonna' in ‘Fame’ is just a 'name ingredient', a 'dummy ingredient', a fantasized ingredient. Because, of course you can’t smell the vomit inducing ‘belladonna’ in the super clean 'Fame'. Great story, no smell. Like ’cure all’ snake oil peddlers. There is not shadow of a smell of belladonna stench in this clean, light fruity floral that is 'Fame'. The saffron. A real taste maker in many fragances. It smells earthy, meaty, musky... here it is listed but I can smell only a faint trace of it. A suspicion of saffron. And the incense is very muted, almost undetectable. A faint whiff of incense. Which makes fame a breezy fruity floral with nothing ‘dark’ in it

So what does ‘Fame’ really smell like, apart from all the hype, the ads, the image? What does that ‘revolutionary, ground breaking etc.’ fragrance smells like? Honestly: weak sugared flowers and fruit. A generic sugary fruity floral. That’s all folks. Nothing ‘revolutionary' about it. Which proves once again: ‘Don’t believe the hype.‘Fame is a weak generic, by the numbers whisper of a fruity floral fragrance. That’s what’s left apart from all the media hoopla and hyperbole. For me the important thing about a fragrance is the fragrance, not the bottle, the packaging, the image, the ‘story’. If you like Lady Gaga, buy a CD or download her music or video’s. But as a fragrance, this doesn’t even stink! It is so bland, so non descript, so anonymous, taht it can't even reek or irritate! That in itself is shocking, because it comes from Lady Gaga, the shock-dominatrix. ‘Lady Gaga does Anonymous’, who would have thought that possible? But here she is, with a frag like thousands of others just like it. She should have called it ‘Anonymous Nr 1’ instead of ‘Fame’. Which is as lame a name as the fragrance is tame.

When I applied it I first got a full blast of very artificial cheap smelling jasmine and orchid extract. The indolic ('dirty') aspect of the jasmine which you would expect for Gaga to be accentuated, is cleaned or just wasn’t there. Cheap jasmine extracts have no indolic aspect. The cheap extract is too linear. And real jasmine extract is too expensive for the penny pinching Coty who sees Gaga’s frag as a cash cow like she sees here frag as a cash cow, paid by the public. This is a clean sweet un-peppery jasmine. Finally some faint incense can be smelled with a lot of effort. But very faint. And that’s it. The show is over. It was a dud. Nothing noir, nothing original, nothing ‘Gaga’. A bad, cheap experience. Not even a ‘cheap thrill’, the frag is too generic and weak. Where Gaga is all about strong shocking thrills. Except in her own fragrance.

So you smell sanitized or cheap linear jasmine-orchid-sugar-apricot and traces of saffron and incense. That's it, the much hyped 'blood semen, most original and best ever etc' 'Fame. It would be a heavy intoxicating fragrance. It is a very light fragrance. The longevity is short. 1 hour on my skin and the sillage is very weak. This is very close to the skin. Again totally opposite to the image, the promise and the pr campaign by Gaga.

How about the workings on each level? Gaga says that there are no levels, but in reality: it is built like a classic fruity floral and the notes come out this way. Only some notes you don’t or hardly can smell: belladonna (bogus), saffron, incense. The three levels or the notes that can be detected are so bland that there can’t be interaction between them, levels or no levels. In the base the sugar dominates, in the middle it is orchid and jasmine , the top is apricot with a whiff of saffron. So it is jasmine, orchid, apricot and sugar (called ‘honey’ for effect). Nothing to give it some depth and originality. And then: evolution on the skin? Zilch! Zero. Nada for Gaga!

It’s a totally hyped up a totally linear fragrance. 'Fame' is a fantasy tale. An illusion of a frag. Coty, the makers, make sure it is made as cheaply and generic as possible. Why Gaga, who must have smelled this before release, hinges her fame on this ‘Fame’ is simple: cashing in. Money, Greed.

Fans of Gaga’s ‘shocking image who buy this based on th arty farty pr clip for the frag and think that this will be as original and creative as Gaga-the-artist, are in for a shock. Dark, mysterious, original? Hell, Dita von Teese and Kat von D's fragrances are tenfold as original with a 100 time less pr money. If Gaga had delivered a 'meh' fragrance you could maybe have forgiven her because of the original hype and clip. But this is beyond meh: this is bland, faceless, a grey fragrance. ‘Fame’ is barely better than the cheapest non-brand drugstore scent. It is a fragrance not for ‘Little Monsters’, as Gaga-fans like to call themselves, but for shy ‘Wallflowers’.

The proof is in the pudding. Honestly: do you really think that Lady Gaga wears this herself and not ‘Boudoir’ or ‘’Hypnotic Poison’ or Lutens’ ‘Chergui’? Of course not! Her fragarnce ‘Fame’ is just for fans to give her money. It has nothing to do with Gaga’s own taste. This smells as ‘black’ and ‘Lady Gaga’ in the sense of deep, mysterious, oriental, creative, ‘dirty’, shocking… as ‘White Linen’ by Estée Lauder.

So this will end up soon in the discount bins. No doubt about it. I would advise everybody to wait a few months and they'll throw ‘Fame’ at you for a few cents. Rightfully, because this it is weak artificially scented alcohol, pure and simple. No longevity, no sillage, not strength, no originality. Or course you can be so cynic to say that is exactly what Gaga wanted: to show the shallowness of celeb scents. If so: she did a truely brilliant job because celebs scents don't come more generic than this. If she wanted to shock by making one of the weakest, most generic fragrances ever, she suceeded with gusto. The shock here is that Gaga isn't capable of being creative with her own much hyped frag. It falls as flat as a CD of... (fill it in yourself).

This is a ‘Pretend Frag', a 'Showbiz Frag': all illusion, nothing real. Nothing to do with perfumery art or craftsmanship.

By the way, why do all these singers and dancers think they can make a fragrance? Do ‘Noses’ like Dominique Ropion, Annick Menardo, Jacques Polge… think they can sing and dance because they can create genius fragrances? No. But showbizz ego’s are unreal and blown up beyond reality, we know that. And ‘Fame’ proves it baby one more time.

So to sum it up: ‘Fame’ is a generic run of the mill
Coty-by-the-numbers fragrance. A weak, soon-to-be-forgotten anonymous fruity floral. Gaga sold her fragrance soul to the devils 'Greed' and 'Money', and you pay for it.

For the record, I don't care about Lady Gaga, I don't care about Madonna. I don't care about Christina Aguilera or Dita von Teese or Kat von D. They leave me indifferent. I care about good fragrances. And this is not a good or original fragrance, simple as that. It is even beyond stinking, because it is too weak to stink. I doesn't even have the power to stink, the power to shock, the power to be different. It is the ultimate 'meh'-frag. But Gaga laughs all the way to the bank. With your money in her pocket.

It sucks. Big Time.

Oct
04
2012
lol38
lol38

fruity(appricot) sweet(honey) perfume...
average sillage and projection..
nice but really nothing special
ps.only black liquid is someting new&interesting

Oct
04
2012
FranFran
FranFran

I am a huge fan of Lady Gaga, and like everyone else I expected something more unique too, so I was also dissapointed to see the notes in it. But, I still did my duty as a fan and tested it today. I smelled it, and instantly I was reminded of a honey coated version of Mariah Carey's Forever. Weird right? So I even sprayed Forever on my other wrist to do a comparison, and I think I was right. This is just like Forever, except no watery notes and smells a bit thicker. I carried on shopping, and for the first 10 minutes I could smell Forever much more than Fame, which was another let down as Fame is much more expensive so I expected more quality. About another 10 minutes later, I was very impressed. I didn't just get random whiffs of Fame, I started smelling it each time I inhaled! It smells like though, so I didn't mind. I didn't get the "push pull" whatever, it smelled the same on me as it did on my mother throughout the day. The bottle is even cuter in person, I love how the tester sits on the lid, and longevity is great while sillage is slightly heavier than moderate. Pricing is a bit mad though, especially when she has so many fans that are still teenagers like me! And with that said, Fame does actually lack uniqueness, but that doesn't make it terrible. In fact, I love this and I think it can be worn year round. So what's there to hate? Brilliant packaging and bottle, check. Great smell, check. Good sillage and longevity, check. So I give Fame/Forever 2.0 a 9/10.

Oct
04
2012
twillocks
twillocks

I love this . . . actually I am obsessed with it. Smells wonderful on me and I really cannot think of any other perfume it smells like and I have a LOT! of fragrances in my collection. ;-)

Oct
04
2012
tweekthetwitch
tweekthetwitch

At first spray I was a bit horrified, as it reminded me of middle school girls locker rooms. Artificial and waaay too sweet. I decided never again, and was glad the sample I got from Nordstroms was small.
However, about 20 minutes later I got a few comments about smelling nice. Curiously, I sniffed my wrists again, and was pleasantly surprised.
Now OBVIOUSLY all fragrances are going to be different on each person because of body chemistry.

But it wasn't bad on me. It wasn't 'man this is original and unique', but it wasn't terrible. A soft warm floral with just a hint of incense.
Unlike others, I didn't get a powdery or babypowder scent from it (As I desperately hate that odor, I'd be quick to report on it)

So i'd suggest people try it, and wait at the very least around 10 minutes before resniffing. It might work on you, it might not.

In general though, I would most certainly have expected something a bit more WOW from Lady Gaga.

Oct
04
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

I love the bottle and Juice color. the juice itself is a fairly common fragrance, most will say it's nothing spectacular or groundbreaking. It's nice and well done though. I'm a guy and i looove Lady Gaga. On my skin it smells like a Powdery Passion Flower, almost like an Energy drink, but less sweet. Lasts a good long time, and becomes more powdery.

Oct
03
2012
Sutori
Sutori

I really wanted to smell this so I went to ulta, and they had it. I was so disappointed when I smelled it. I love the bottle but not the scent. To me it smelt like medicine, cold, and I'm not sure but it wasn't unique or special.

Oct
03
2012
vicka16
vicka16

I was very curious to know what Lady Gaga fragrance smells like. So when I saw it in a department store, I samples it right away. And I must say I was very disapointed. I was expecting more, MUCH more from Lady Gaga, something really different and extravagant. Instead, it was a very sweet and simple fume. The only difference is the color of the juice, black. So what? There are already pick, blue, green colored fragrances, and now there is black, that's it.

Oct
02
2012
elizabeth.courtney.988
elizabeth.courtney.988

Uninspired and unoiriginal. I walked into my Macy's excited to try this, thinking that something with the Lady Gaga name had to be interesting and different, and I walked out with the saddest little tester strip. It smells like any other perfume I've ever smelled. Nice, sure. But forgettable.

Oct
02
2012
servana
servana

Upon first smelll & first spray, this scent just smelled like every other sweet, generic celebrity fragrance. It was quite pleasant & inoffensive.

However, upon the dry down, the scent changed dramatically, & started to smell very plastic-y. But in a very strange way! It smelt exactly like the barbie dolls I used to play with as a child! It was a very distinct scent, & one which I found unpleasant.

Now however, more time has passed & the scent has changed again! The plastic-y barbie scent is turning into what smells like incense, that of which I find pleasant.

All in all, a very intriguing & ever-changing scent. Who knows, it may develop further.. Strange.

EDIT: Just looked at the notes, & at this point I can definitely discern the incense & the apricot, as well as some of the jasmine. I was definitely hit with the florals at first, though.

This scent may not be my 'cup of tea', but I can certainly appreciate the way that each individual note comes out at one time or another during the development of this scent. It makes wearing it very exciting, & dictates that the scent has been well-blended. These days, a lot of the commercial scents have a tonne of notes, but all those notes are overpowered by one. I love how in this scent, each note is showcased, with the other notes accompanying it, enhancing it. I am very impressed.

EDIT #2: Had it on for hours, took a nap, woke up & smelt the sweet honey.

Oct
01
2012
sugahuni
sugahuni

This actually smells quite pleasant, bearable and light.Lasting power is not great which is a shame as its lovely to wear.

Oct
01
2012
Nenalata
Nenalata

This was finally released in New Zealand today. When I went to the shop to sniff it, I was kinda nervous and hesitated before picking up the tester, since I had been looking forward to it for ages, but was scared that I wouldn't like it and end up disappointed. When I finally plucked up the courage to sniff the tester, I was pleasantly surprised. It was definitely fruity, but there was something else in there that was giving it an edge and taking away some of the sweetness from the apricot, perhaps the belladonna? Whatever it was, I promptly sprayed it on myself to see how it would smell on my skin; it smelled just as fabulous, so I bought a big bottle. Love it. <3

Oct
01
2012
Louise Graves
Louise Graves

I finally got to smell this today. I was soooo pleased I'd actually found it. With great excitement I sprayed. What I got was a very pretty floral. A little generic not at all what I expected from Lady Gaga. I expected something more oriental. Something like LDe Lolita Lempicka or LL's Si. I expected something like pink pepper to be in there somewhere. All in all a pretty frag. I'll eventually buy it but when it is on special. 7/10

Sep
30
2012
Residentevil606
Residentevil606

must all I can smell is musty I don't know about other peoples review on this it smells nothing strong in the beginning when you spray it

Sep
30
2012
SandraS
SandraS

I also get a lot of ripe grape from this. Reminds me of the vine tree we had in our house when i was a kid. Did not expect that from Gaga. Did not try on skin though (I admit i was a bit scared)

Sep
30
2012
AggieSwtHrt2011
AggieSwtHrt2011

Finally got to smell this for the first time a few days ago. It's not what I expected but in a good way. I was expecting to get a floral, spicy, almost unisex/manly smell for some reason, but this soft, sweet, floral is so gorgeous! I can't wait to add this one to my collection!

Sep
30
2012
mitch0rton
mitch0rton

The design of the bottle is absoluteley stunning and all the promotional ads seem very dark and mysterious, but when you come to the fragrance, it is not dark at all. Ive heard it smells different to match your skin technology. When you first spray it it seems very floral and feminine but towards the end of the day it smells like smokey incense (in a good way) not as creative as I thought it would be, but the Black Liquid and Bottle Design gets a 10/10, fragrance 8/10

Sep
29
2012
ivanakragul
ivanakragul

When I tried this on at Ulta, it didn't particularly speak to me as unique or something that Lady Gaga would come up with. But I guess it's a statement of its own without being too shocking although I can see why many people could consider it generic. I think Lady Gaga did have a clear vision in mind when she created it. It's interesting since it evolves rather nicely, yet it kind of fades onto nothingness, just like fame itself. Interesting, yet unexpected. Pretty smelling but not what you'd thought it would be. I see myself purchasing my first celebrity fragrance in the future.

Sep
29
2012
sensous_5877
sensous_5877

as many of you i expected something different from her.
come on, she sais she wears womanity or something from mugler....

anyway. so I got this as a sample. and in spite of everything i think it's OK when you double-spray - for work or during the day to feel fresh and smell balmy...

there are a lot worse celeb parfumes out there.

ps. I bet, if it would smell more/too special, it wouldnt SELL THIS GOOD.

Sep
29
2012
panwang1989
panwang1989

非常好的一款香水,中性的味道,存留的时间非常长,但是我用起来也许太成熟了哈哈

Sep
28
2012
Residentevil606
Residentevil606

I try it on and the smell is very funky I didn't like it not very attractive

Sep
28
2012
ladymillion123456789
ladymillion123456789

nothing special over hyped

Sep
28
2012
PerfumeEmporium
PerfumeEmporium

Not what I expected. The packaging and campaign for this fragrance is very mysterious and avant garde...but the actual scent does not match. It smells so much like grape Kool Aid! Some floral notes peak through...but that's about it. The fragrance was a bit of a letdown.

Sep
28
2012
iranperfumer
iranperfumer

وای چنین زیبائی در جمال یک نگاه لذت بخش اما چنان گوار بمانند این شیشه معجون مردان و زن دلفریبی را برایت یادآوری وفراموش کردن آن هرگز؟؟؟؟/

Sep
28
2012
saguna
saguna

Someone who compared it to Black XS for her, it's insane. While Fame is sicky and for me makes me like throw up, I love Black XS, both, for men, and for women, L'excess or the normal one.
Fame is overrated, overpriced, ugly and stinky - and doesn't last long - thank GOD!

Sep
28
2012
In Vogue
In Vogue

Another gourmand scent for the celebrity fragrance market! This one has a strong sickly-sweet smell. Let's see, blood supposedly smells sickly-sweet, and the gourmand aspect implies something edible...so it does suit the macabre concept she was after with this fragrance. (Black fluid, claws)
It's amusing, if not so substantial. (Sort of like Lady Gaga! What self-awareness...)

Sep
28
2012
vdxl
vdxl

A cheap smelling perfume, regardless it's celebrity or not. I don't care if the liquid is black, I must be impressed by the sillage, by the harmony, by the notes- not by marketing gimmicks. As a flavour for a new Orbit bubble-gum, I would take it. A new Haribo jelly with this stuff would do, but a perfume, come on: dull,cheap and vulgar. Don't waste your money, buy drugstore perfumes, you can find better than this: Ulric de Varens, B.U, C-THRU. Any AVON fragrance becomes a masterpiece next to this ( actually AVON has a lot of nice perfumes that really are masterpieces).

Sep
25
2012
aurora528
aurora528

I like it when I spay on , then 10 mins it just disappeard. it is not mix with my chemistry. just gone.
oh, btw, before I smell this , ad said there is incense , I was not interesting it at all , I am glad that when I spay it and there is no any incense, far-eastern india incense what's so ever. which is very nice.

Sep
25
2012
Margarita1982
Margarita1982

She said that this perfume smells as a whore (or something like that)...to me it smells like a teenage girl that goes out on her first date!Its quite innocent smell and it does not smell like whore in any way!

Sep
25
2012
dame piglet
dame piglet

Celeb or non-celeb, it's all perfume to me.

If you're looking for a fragrance as obtrusive as a dress made of meat, you'll have to look elsewhere.

No larger-than-life patchouli or over-the-top incense that would clear a room. No skank, no animalic or indolic essences that suggest anything naughty or rude.

Nope. Nothing to draw or repel a crowd.

The black perfume reminds me of disappearing ink. FUN!

It really should be tested on skin, because for me, there was a big difference between paper & skin.

This stuff didn't evolve at all on the paper test strip. I think someone else described it as "jammy" smelling and YEP... on paper, this juice smelled like black currant / grape jam to me.

On my skin, however, it opened with the jam smell, but that was replaced quickly with a honeyed floral scent and a little touch of apricot, mostly. A tiny bit of spice in the background, but nothing "pushy".

It was very pretty, actually.

It stays pretty close to my skin, but seems to last quite awhile. It's been several hours and I catch an occasional whiff of it, but only now and again. That's exactly how I like my perfumes, actually.

Nothing ground-breaking, but maybe there's something to that... why not just smell nice and let the "real you" shine through?

I'll probably wait for the price to go down before I purchase it.

Sep
24
2012
Nicole Snakes
Nicole Snakes

this smelle so bad on my skin!
really wanted to love it, but i just don't..

Sep
24
2012
Amarilis60
Amarilis60

just another commercial act of Gaga. All this fuss around the bottle design....adv. clip ,,,.etc.....- in vain ! It is for trustful fans of Gaga who will buy anything from her. Nothing special and outstanding as was promised by pre sale craze , just another ordinary cordial . Laugh! Shallow as she is. I can't see any bright or dark side of Fame in this generic juice! The Concept of the fragrance is very hard for Gaga. Failed. The bottle must be something pretty and simple, may be with flower patterns but not so dramatic and black! This is not black little bit! The bottle and the scent are 2 different worlds! Especially after seeing the clip this frag seems very funny and even ridiculous! I 'd name this frag Summer in the garden or Sunny day )))

Sep
24
2012
bleuciel
bleuciel

Apart from the bottle and the advertisement, there's nothing special about this perfume. It doesn't stink, but it's not something I would buy either. Just like any other perfume out there. Floral, a bit sweet, kind of ... meh. The shop assistant in Sephora wanted to spray my wrist because 'it smells so wonderfully', but I said 'I'll be the judge of that, please spray the test paper first'. So glad I did, really not worth even trying it on the wrist. And it's expensive! I'm sure 80% of the price goes to marketing.

Sep
24
2012
SundayMorning
SundayMorning

fail...

Looked like a promesing kasturi-oil in the bottle, but smells weak,superordenary and blank (coco,vanilla,easy flowers)

Reminds me of naomi campells perfumes , but worse.

Sep
24
2012
isabel69
isabel69

Blah - and i so wanted to like it - reminded me of so many other florals on the market....sorry : )

Sep
24
2012
vincy_gal
vincy_gal

I normally don't bother with celebrity scents but I thought I'd give this one a try since it's being touted as ''different' due to the black liquid, etc.

The initial hit for me was black licorice, and it's not even listed in the notes so I'm not sure what it is I'm smelling..the honey perhaps? I have no idea what belladonna and saffron smell like so that's no help.

THe drydown was a real letdown, not stinky by any means, but just so ordinary! I guess I was expecting something a bit more adventuresome from Gaga. Shame.

Sep
23
2012
Zephyrae13
Zephyrae13

the incense is a complete turn off. it smells, licoricey anisey, and that is a fearsome note on my skin sure to overwhelm everything else. If you like licoricey incense then you'd better check this one out. could have used more spice and belladona imo. An odd mixture, I'm not sure what to make of it, but I couldn't and never will wear it.

Sep
23
2012
gatsby
gatsby

Good or not too good, original but not too genuine...it s the first BLACK perfume in history and - surprise!-6 million bottles in 1 week makes it the 2nd fastest selling fragrance EVER after Coco Chanel. Like it or not, this is the truth....

Sep
23
2012
_asizo
_asizo

i love Lady Gaga, but scent is awful, flat and at the end stinky like outdated wardrobe

Sep
20
2012
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Not a stinker (smelled like a good washing detergent to me) but utterly boring and the juice basically stays behind all expectations a perfume lover might associate with the name/brand Lady Gaga.
I was expecting something bold, a "coup de foudre", something that requires guts to wear.
Sorry, Lady Gaga, but it takes more than just an ominous black liquid to get me in your boat.
Biggest perfume disappointment of this year.

Sep
20
2012
milklizard
milklizard

This is such a boring scent and not something I'd expect from Lady Gaga. How did she even approve such a bland scent? At first spray it smells like grape juice. After it dries down its just light florals with a little sweetness. It reminds me of Viva La Juicy, except not as heavy. The staying power is not very good either; it only lasts 2-3 hours until it disappears completely. I guess I expected too much.

Sep
19
2012
zelmu
zelmu

I don't know how it smells like, but looking at the bottle and the commercial plus the wicked personality of gaga I can almost smell something like Bvlgari Black. We need something leathery, dark, smokey, UNISEX! But what do we have: honey??? APRICOT??? Why would I even bother to smell this when people compare this even to perfumes like Radiance by Britney or Wish by Chopard?

Gaga is trying waaaaaay too much, what an epic failure. No thanks!! (Ps. Im happy that it doesnt smell like Black because then everyone would wear it and it wouldnt be unique anymore)

Sep
19
2012
SmokinBetty
SmokinBetty

Absolutely NOTHING original about this frag! In fact it smells like several others, Tresor by Lancome being just one of them as an example. I got this as a sample and will NOT be buying it or recommending it either.

Sep
19
2012
ninaboo
ninaboo

Semen ? No.

Blood? No.

Sweet? Yes.

Apricoty Jammy? Yes.

Gaga-esque? No.


A rather uninspired fume masquerading as something original, riding on the egregiously wacky coat tails of its creator.

Poor effort Miss Germanotta. Poor show.

Sep
19
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

Intro smells pretty good: white floral (jasmine and orchids) clean, fresh and shampoo-like at first.
Not sure what belladonna smells like; I only know of belladonna for medical purposes).... The black fluid is most likely belladonna, and that's pretty cool! It does not stain your clothes or skin. Definitely give her a credit for incorporating something new. The scent is quite pleasant for several hours, but then synthetic too much honey takes over, same as majority of other celeb fumes.
Drydown overly sweet.
Silage, maybe 3 hours at most.
Daytime scent.
Conclusion: Lady Gaga you are famous but your perfume so 'n so.
This is geared towards majority of young people teens and Gaga fans and I'm sure it'll sell. Profitable yup sure is!
It is nice at first but drydown i don't care for too much. Yes I would wear it, buy it- No (done with celeb perfume phase).
***Got it as a gift and it's disappearing quickly,lol mostly due to not the greatest longevity. But hey, its wearable, for ones that like sweet white florals.

Sep
18
2012
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

What a Wimp. !!!!
perhaps We/Us are now too "Scent Snobby" or "Fragrance Sophisticated" that we expect and really demand much more from Fragrances now....

I tried in vain to be WOWed.
"Fame" could have been more BANG and PUNCH!!!...
but its a sad cop-out. much in the way "FREAK" by Illamasqua is ....ugh!
Another pretty fruity/floral ....
okay not forgetting honeyed and powdery scent.

It seems to be less about Lady Gaga,
and more about Marketing Research.
on me it smells mostly of a creamy orchid with a touch of honey and apricot.
The base claims a note of “black incense”.
The incense is wispy and overwhelmed by the sweet,honey creamy floral powder.
Since the fragrance isn't built with Top /Middle /Base notes configuration .. it becomes a LINEAR fragrance and Muddied!!!!
The singer can reach a higher top note than this fragrance can:
wore this fragrance out dancing .....
It lasted through the night,
having more stamina than I did.

the Futuristic DECO -esque bottle is about the only Cool and AMAZING thing about this fragrance...oh yeah!!! ... almost forgot...to mention
its Notorious "Black Liquid" ... sprays on a wierd Grey hue on my skin ..
then thankfully disappeared!!!

at @70 bucks its a great MOM gift for Christmas!!!
Me .....
I’m Disappointed!!!!!

Sep
18
2012
Migalex
Migalex

Raspberry syrup. Not my taste.

Sep
17
2012
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

Stunning packaging for a product that lacks any sort of depth. In this aspect, it is a completely successful translation of the artist.

Skipping the obviously fantastic packaging, the fragrance immediately reminds one of the cacophony of celebrity garbage one's nose is assaulted with when walking into a local Perfumania. This stuff is hideously loud and horrendously cheap.

A missed opportunity, for sure.

Sep
17
2012
swolenstrings
swolenstrings

I was lucky enough to try this perfume before it hit the shelves but I was so gutted with the smell!
It's too floral for my taste, which sucks because I love Lady Gaga...just not her perfume though.
I had a guy friend with me to check it out at the same time and he wasn't much of a fan either although he was tempted to buy it simply because he just loves her too.

Sep
17
2012
noori
noori

On one hand I did not have any high expectations, after all, this is another celebrity-fragrance, and if I look at Fame this way, it was no surprise or disappointment: the typical sweet perfume, suitable for everyday wear.

On the other hand, I was hoping that Lady Gaga maybe, just maybe would try to make it different from the other celeb-frags, and be a bit more "Gaga-like" with it. If it was a blind-smell, I would never guess it is her perfume.

Sep
17
2012
FairyDaisy120
FairyDaisy120

I went to Sephore and I smelled this perfume today, it was pleasant but not unique. I thought it smelled like Grape Kool Aid.

Sep
16
2012
vdxl
vdxl

Sugar, fruit-chouli and flavour notes, not perfume notes. It is rather difficult to conceive a perfume more vulgar than this one: even some prostitutes have a more elevated taste. Fame, by Lady Ga Ga- maybe this one is rather a Maribo confection than a perfume, or, even worse, the sketch of a perfume. There should be some regulations in releasing perfumes: sorry, but I do not feel the glamour in such an ordinary fragrance. Forget about the listed notes and remember some keywords: overtly sugary-sweet, metallic and unbalanaced. I am not allowed to mention the word harmony when I describe this ordinary release.

Sep
16
2012
Jess1fireflight
Jess1fireflight

This scent definetaly reminds me of Radiance by Britney Spears. I have Fame right now on the top of my hand and it smells very close to Radiance.

Sep
16
2012
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

Tried a sample of this recently. I have to agree with the majority of the other reviewers. Not unpleasant; if someone gave it to me, I wouldn't throw it away, but it is not distinctive at all. Smells like a zillion other scents out there. I was disappointed- I was expecting something really different from the Gaga and this is not it. The bottle is great and I love the ads but the scent is so-so, kinda boring and slightly sweet, which Lady Gaga is not. If you want a celebrity scent that is a bit different, check out Rebelle Fleur by Rihanna. It's got an edge to it and a nice drydown.

Sep
16
2012
VanessaMk
VanessaMk

Generic, run-of-the-mill, vague fruity floral. I genuinely wanted to give it a chance and tested it with an open mind, but nope, nothing groundbreaking or interesting about it. It reminds me a lot of Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears. It's wearable and okay, but there's nothing special about it either.

Sep
16
2012
christine_g80
christine_g80

They were giving away free samples of this at Macy's NYC and I got one. The smell is very generic. I'm pretty sure most of you have smelled something like this before.

Sep
15
2012
blueviolet
blueviolet

Nope. To bad, i wanted to like it as i love the bottle. But its so vauge and a bit boring. Smelt it before , nothing new or special. Not disgusting, just meh. Sorry Gags dont quit your dayjob.
Soon in a discount-bin near you.

Sep
15
2012
moongoddess
moongoddess

this fragrance is so thierry mugler! it is known that lady gaga wears thierry mugler fragrances and it is obvious that she's inspired by them.

Sep
14
2012
missk
missk

Some days I admire Lady Gaga, other days she scares me. She's wild, unconventional and surprising, and I suppose that's why the world loves her. Despite the fact that Fame, her first fragrance hasn't been that well received, I am mighty glad that this fragrance doesn't smell like blood and semen, (like the early rumour seemed to suggest), and I can give you the guarantee that you won't smell like an expensive hooker either.

Fame by Lady Gaga is an intense, sweet and honeyed floral. It's nothing particularly outstanding, but unlike the majority, I actually like it. In other words, it's perfectly wearable.

The opening is rather heavy with syrupy apricot, alluring orchid and a drizzling of honey. It verges on a gourmand, but it's not nearly as sweet as some other celebrity fragrances. It has a slightly more grown-up approach I find. It's not something that will make the teenagers go crazy.

Despite the apricot note, (and some other indistinct accords that resemble a juicy plum and red grapes), Fame isn't anything like a fruity floral. I'm tentatively calling it an oriental gourmand for now.

Fame is the kind of fragrance I would wear during Winter or out clubbing. It's a bit too heavy for Summer and daytime wear. I actually like the black fluid idea. I don't know how they do it, but this fragrance does indeed spray clear. I also like the mysterious bottle design.

Fame is perhaps not as brave as Lady Gaga herself, but that's not to say that this is a boring scent. I think it will sell extremely well over the Christmas period, and I'm not ashamed to say that I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

Sep
14
2012
Nikko1
Nikko1

@Natttttttm, I couldn't have agreed more. I was hoping for a scent that was different from the rest. It also didn’t excite me the same way her music does. But,I do like the bottle shape and the color changing perfume. But,the scent is a bit boring to me. :(

Sep
14
2012
natttttttm
natttttttm

Tested this one with high hopes even though I really don't like pop musicians. I thought that maybe this would be a sweeter version of Illamasqua Freak.

It turns out to smell quite cheap and gross, sickly sweet and synthetic (must be the incense and belladonna? or the astringent orchid?) while also strongly jasmine. Sigh. It seems like a rather confused scent, trying to pull your senses in different directions. Does it want to be modern or old fashioned or both at once? I don't think it accomplishes that at all. It is like a modern sweet floral for young girls mixed with a shallow-note vintage. Like it is trying to be a chypre but failing. I am really dreading people wearing this around me, actually.

It turns really acrid on me in the heart, smelled a lot different on the strip. I believe the jasmine used here is very synthetic and sharp. Reminds me of the jasmine in the Kim Kardashian fragrance which was really unpleasant. I thought it had been the tuberose but I was wrong.

The opening notes are sweet and um...boozy. Not alcohol but like an alcoholic's breath after he has eaten candy. Somewhere there was a violet-like note that really churned my stomach. I am not sure what this fragrance hopes to accomplish. :| The sillage is very poor as well as the longevity.

Sep
13
2012
rosembloom
rosembloom

I so love this fragrance... I would happily wear the intense-extreme-absolute perfume version of this 'grape rhum cigar' and jam fume but the E.D.T. comes as a disapointment. I cannot afford to buy a fragrance that does not last and that is the case with me. On with the hunt!

Sep
13
2012
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

I smelled this in Nordies finally just yesterday, to make my review fairly short. so I seen the wonderful display I went up all excited after reading all the reviews I couldn't wait to see for myself. so I sprayed it I smelled it && I said hmmm it's not that bad pretty nice musky floral...hmmmm? hmmmm? though, I should not be saying hmmm? that's nice, I should be wowed to where I say OMG! that is fantastic!, so I smelt a few more times my upper lip went up, not from the smell just from sheer diapoitment...then in the trash it went...basically it wasn't even worth holding on to the strip, what's that saying...I love GaGa but this did not thrill me, it's a nice scent but nothing memorable or outrageously different like the mother herself. :/

Sep
13
2012
Elouelou
Elouelou

The sales people really built this up so I was expecting something darker and sexier. There is nothing exciting or edgy (unless you count using the "poisonous belladonna" as "edgy") about this like you would expect from Gaga. It is just another celebrity fragrance... Floral and sweet.

Sep
13
2012
TheCountess
TheCountess

I have to admit I was expecting something more seductive or woody, but once I let my skin get used to it, I reached a verdict. There's something about it that I love, it may be the honey with the spices and incense. It's just something I can't get enough of, and I don't go for celebrity juices. Usually, celebrity perfumes tend to be all sweet and cotton candy barf. This is an exception. Thumbs up Miss Gaga!

Sep
13
2012
dormir6
dormir6

Disgusting cold berries....nothing original nothing special, nothing rebellious....sorry Gaga

Sep
13
2012
isabella211
isabella211

I admit, my first intial impression of this fragrance was nothing to write about ;) It starts off some what cheap smelling, with a hint of nastalgia (probably the result of the drugstore perfumes I bought and doused myself in when I was an easily pleased preteen). But the bottle. Oh, the bottle. I would give any perfume a second chance when she looks like this and is filled with black fluid. Hands down, the best bottle design and concept I've seen on a perfume. I want this on my dresser and only this. So, I give the cheap hussy a chance, cause she looks so good. Well wouldn't you know it, the first half hour with her is a bit of a bore and I'm about to wash her out of my life and then like magic, she's piqued my intrerest. She's no longer the cheap hussy I thought she was, but has morphed into some mysterious and yes, classy creature, whom I think I'd like to get to know. Don't get me wrong, she's still a little tacky at heart, but it's sort of part of her intrigue now and I can easily look past this. Somehow, she has grown on me and I think I may like her and not just for her looks ;)

Sep
13
2012
jillywoods
jillywoods

It starts out smelling as if it could be really interesting -- a combination of grape and honey. But it simply dissipates after about 20 mins. A very cheap dry down.

Sep
12
2012
belle.le.disko
belle.le.disko

At first, I found the smell awful: a mixture of purple Kool-Aid, cheap vodka, and a little honey. I was quite disappointed.

I decided to spray one of the fresh ribbons, in case someone was playing a joke with the tester ribbons. Upon spraying, the perfume did not create a large mist, but a more concentrated squirt that hit both the ribbon I was holding and my thumb. I smelled again, and I was unhappy. Not only was the perfume foul, it was now on me. Boo.

I rubbed off as much as a could, then went on with my day, sadder and wiser. But, within 5 minutes, an awesome and curious thing had happened: the fragrance changed dramatically and smelled good!

After 5 minutes it smelled like apricot, grape juice, honey, and orchid.

Over the next 3 hours, there were different intensities of apricot, orchid, honey, smoke, incense, musk, peach, and black cherry.

After about 3 hours it smelled like J’adore with a little more apricot, incense and honey.

The scent wasn’t too strong– and, it changed many times from floral to fruity to darker and musky– almost unisex.

Also, that perfume LASTED. I washed my hands several times that day, took a shower, went to bed and ate sushi, and I could still smell that black cherry- smoke- incense- apricot- orchid- J’adore on my thumb.

I was sad as the smell died to my nose later that next day. I may begin wearing this perfume in the future.

Sep
12
2012
aliabooboo
aliabooboo

Gaga.. whatchu doin' gurl. This scent reminds me of grape jello, floral body mists I had as a kid, and plastic. It's something I would wear out if I wanted my presence to be felt in a bad way - like if one of my many best friend couples invited me out to be a third wheel for the last time!

Sep
11
2012
leapordteen14
leapordteen14

FAME OMG this is amazing so amazing it had me in tears (of belladonna lol jk ) when i first put it on it was moderate it projected far but in a soft way when i first out it on it smelled like florals like scary floral it was not what i expacted at all but then it changed to like a honey fruity type kinda very sensual type smell and every time smelt it it got more and more sweet kinda like a warm kinda feel. i thought that i was gonna smell incense but nope but i love it its such a fun ride the fragrence it had me freaking ut a must buy

Sep
10
2012
Berlynn
Berlynn

I love the soft and lingering florals and the edgy art deco-esque bottle despite the fact that the imagery the scent creates greatly contradicts the bottle design, and the "oxidizing" black fluid did not go clear but gray on my skin, this is a fantastic perfume and one I could see myself wearing.

Sep
10
2012
dk_visage
dk_visage

PEOPLE It's funny reading all those anti-Lady Gaga comments. It's just ridiculous! How much hate can there be over A PERFUME? No wonder people kill themselves over nothing in this world!!! Just to be extremly honest - there is nothing about this perfume to hate sooo much. People mostly do not like and would not wear it only because it is Lady Gaga fragrance. There is nothing objective about it. I think this one is very nice and you don't even know how many different perfumes I had smelled over the last year! I had Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel 5, Alien, Angel, Womanity from Thierry Mugler, Marc Jacobs Daisy. I could go on forever and I don't think that Lady Gaga Fame is a copy of something nor I think it's "nothing special". To me it's pretty, I would wear it, it does not give me headache's, it's sweet but not too much, elegant and most of all it LASTS LONG. I totally disagree when someone say that it's not lasting at all. I don't know where all this hate came from. I WOULD PUT IT AS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES NO DOUBT - and I am not a Lady Gaga fan!

Sep
10
2012
StavrosOwlet
StavrosOwlet

I just bought it for my Mother's birthday. I smelled it, and I have to say I really liked it. Most of the times, women perfumes kind of annoy me, but "Fame" didn't. It's actually really sweet and soft, I love smelling it. In the beginning, the top note is honey and also all the flowers it contains. One or two hours later, the apricot starts appearing. I really liked it. My mother liked it too, even though she doesn't really like Gaga herself. Haha. I strongly recommend buying it.
7,5/10

Sep
10
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

Apricot....AAAApricot? Really?!?!?!? NO!
If you want apricot you can find it in a perume like Tresor by Lancome, now that's an apricot in all it's jam-ey juicy goodness...
Here the fruity note is grape juice, bland , inoffensive grape juice, sweetened vaguely by a honey accord....and pouf it's gone! That's it...
And the bottle is not that attractive, makes me think of strange taxonomy creatures and bottled spiders...the fact that the juice is black is interesting though...but that's it.
It's not an expensive perfume, really , and for a fan it might do the job, but to me it smells just bland and uninteresting...
No, thanks!

Sep
09
2012
theboynextdoor
theboynextdoor

I FINALLY GOT TO SMELL IT.

First off, the bottle is cool...but the tester one I sprayed at the store had a bunch of font on it like "LADY GAGA
FAME
First ever black eau de parfum"

Which was too much, I prefer simplicity.


Anyways, about the scent.......

Clearly, the first impression is...Grape soda. Not an awful sour grape soda though. Trust me I hate grape soda, but these top notes were bearable, but it was definitely grape smelling at first.

But then within minutes you smell the real 'perfume' behind this and it smells very chic and expensive.

Very - your mother's top shelf perfume - kind of smell.

It's for a certain kind of woman to me.
Elegant. Daring. Dark. Etc.

The bottle is scary. And the scent is okay.

Overall I give it a 6/10

Sep
09
2012
mayZ
mayZ

I do not have this perfume (yet), but I have smelled it in the shop. I thought it was OK when I smelled it at the bottle, so I sprayed it on the card and smelled it, and it was just amazing. It has a distinctly sweet smell, but is also slightly dark. I sprayed it on the card yesterday and it is still smell-able today. In fact, it smells almost as strong as when I first sprayed it. It is not an overpowering scent, and the scent seems to change from sweet to dark and sweet again. I really did like it. To all those who say its really bad, it's just because you don't like Miss Gaga. If someone were to blindfold you and make you smell it, you would love it. It is a lovely fragrance with a lovely colour in a lovely bottle. I really do love it

Sep
09
2012
PerfumeManiac101
PerfumeManiac101

FULL HONEST REVIEW:

BY THE WAY I AM A HUGE LADY GAGA FAN. FULL HONEST LITTLE MONSTER REVIEW. Ok so when I first heard that this fragrance came out I thought it was going to smell like leather, jasmine, gardenia, and dark musk. Then the notes came out, and I thought Hmmmmmm this could be very dark. Going on YouTube and watching reviews saying its not to dark, I thought they are probably wrong. Afraid thats it would smell terrible, I was not sure. Then I got my bottle of Fame on August 22nd (US Release Date), and when I opened the box and sprayed it on my skin, I was in this fantasy land going on in my brain. And then I said, "best.... Scent....EVER!. So this is what I smelled.


First, I smelled the belladonna and the apricot the most in the top. Soon the belladona and the apricot mix together and makes a blackberry or black current and black cherry smell. That really pleased me. Then the incense comes. It makes it really smoky. I think this smokiness smells like a smoky scent in a mens colonge. So its unisex smelling. And that incense is there for the WHOLE time. So men, if you or interested or want to buy it. Go ahead and wear it. It a bit musky to, but, its not a dark musk.

Then, With the florals like the jasmine and the tiger orchid. Its there when you first started the fragrance, And that tiger orchid is that similar tiger orchid in Beyonce's Heat Rush. And that jasmine is similar to the jasmine in Katy Perry's Purr (to me). Still that apricot is there.

Last, I smell a lot of that saffron and honey. Makes it sweet. Not like a girly 12 year old sweet, Its like a mature sweet. Its a kind of a sticky sweet. And to me is not that bad. With this scent it smells a lot of like Jadore by Dior and Viid by Liz Clairaborne. Now, here is the overall complete rating of: smell, bottle desing, and box. So here it goes.

Rating: Scent i would say 10/10. Bottle 10/10. And box 10/10. Lasting power 9.5/10. Full Honest review. Overall I think this fragrance is AMAZING. Not because I am a little monster. Even if I hated Lady Gaga I would still say good things about this fragrance. And I have one more thing to say to the haters of this fragrance.

I think haters did nto put it on there skin. Maybe they HAVE NOT SMELLED IT and just wanted to say bad things about. Like people sying Such a tack bottle, or boring scent, and saying worst fragrance ever. But, what is there not to love?! I mean come on! Saying that you hate it is not even a review! It dosent help anyone at all! So dont judge a fragrance from the nozzle, spraying it on the air, and spraying it on a piece of paper. Just put it on your skin.

Overall the scent is a awesome smell and its a 10/10. :)

Sep
09
2012
Giabbotomato
Giabbotomato

I had a lot of expectations about this perfume and I just find it offensive.
I can't feel the contrast between darkness and light, but just a sweet naive apricot jus. I have to admit that it does change a lot (and gets a little better) after time (3-4 hours). Incense and saffron come out, but not with ''dark'' elegance.
Sorry Gaga...
Ok, it is black, but you should have put more in the perfume and less in the marketing. And, even if it is blue, WODE Paint by Boudicca came out before Fame and it becomes transparent as well. It is not true that Fame turns immediately transparent: it first leaves a dark shade and then it fades.

Sep
09
2012
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

Not too bad, a peachy marzipan to me which is in a bottle with reasonable weight and a cool design. This isn't dark or threatening and is a thoroughly mainstream fruity floral with a gourmand edge

Sep
08
2012
dhudson6270
dhudson6270

I was so eager to try this scent, thinking it would be heady and exotic. No, it's just like any other celebrity scent. It does smell nice, don't get me wrong. I'm no scent expert like most, so I won't go into technicalities, but I wanted to note this: I sprayed it on both wrists around 10:30 a.m. By 12:30, the scent was barely noticeable. By 2 p.m., it was totally gone. I would definitely not recommend this to anyone but a Lady Gaga super fan.

Sep
08
2012
Miffy8900
Miffy8900

It has not been released in my country yet (Denmark) so I bought it unsniffed on eBay. I was very excited to receive it, and I must say that it definetely lives up to my expectations.

IMO it begins rather citrussy for the first 15 minutes, but then turns into a delicate honey scent, but without being too sweet. Aside with the honey, it also smells peachy , but not in the screechy , Escada kind of way.

I think the lasting power is good, and it is like the scent keeps developing. To me it is a success for Miss Gaga, very well done. The fragrance will suit any ages.

My only 'complaint' is the bottle. It is pretty and very Lady Gaga, but the black fluid does not look healthy or natural in any way. My mom loves the scent (she tried mine) but says that she never will buy it because she finds the bottle weird and not suitable for a 50-something lady's perfume collection .

Sep
08
2012
jventura489
jventura489

I dunno but I kind of actually like it. It's sweet but not nauseating, it's a little classy too. I actually see her wearing this, I think even though she is a little eccentric, she definitely falls under the group that likes Thierry Mugler and Viktor and Rolf. I like this way better than Flowerbomb which I think it way too strong. I like it but I'm not in love with it.

Sep
07
2012
rooa
rooa

Interesting, without age limits, seductive but not long lasting.

Sep
07
2012
marcello19
marcello19

A horrible fragrance. The bottle looks tacky, and ugly, and the scent is so common, even Victoria Beckham has better fragrances.
To me: 0/10

Sep
07
2012
małgorzata.kupiec
małgorzata.kupiec

It's a soft, fruity and sweet scent with a bit of bitterness when it dries out. It reminds me od Escada summer perfumes like Taj Sunset or Pacific Paradise, but less intensive, with an artificial grape tone [ you know the one you can feel in lipsticks or sweets]. Belladonna is noticeable, but just a little bit, which is kinda disappointing, because we were talking about Lady Gaga here.

The trick with the black fluid becoming transparent is very nice - the best thing in these perfumes IMO.

30 ml bottle is reasonably priced, I may consider even buying it, because I have a soft spot for sweet, fruity scents.

Sep
07
2012
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

I tested this in the store the other day. To my nose, it resembles a lighter, more floral version of Chopard's 'Wish'. And at $59.00 for the 50ml bottle here in Canada, I will have to pass on it. It's not bad, but nothing too remarkable, either.

Sep
07
2012
EMonika
EMonika

I kinda expected Gaga to come out with something more in your face and bold. This ones more like just kicking back with Gaga at the cafe on her casual days off.
If I could compare it to a song of hers its not like bad romance (the rawr rawr bit esp) its more like eh eh!

It is nice indeed. On the very first erm dab i get a very nice flower smell is that belladonna? Then I get like a fresh apricot smothered with honey which gives it a bit of headiness. For the remainder of your Gaga experience you have this nice kinda musky combination of everything with the apricot and honey dominating the lot and you get a whiff of different flowers that stays close to the skin.
its a nice day scent for warmer seasons.

It is so much friendlier than you would think it is. Gaga's not only about the shock factor of fashion and music she has many sides to her and i think this perfume encompasses one of them. Friendly with just a slight hint of an erotic tone.. erotic tone? yes!

Sep
06
2012
Grottola
Grottola

I might as well should just review this already and get it out of the way, since I've tested Fame at least ten times by now.

Fame is not at all as dark or oriental as I had expected it to be. It's simply a pretty plain floriental, with a big juicy apricot/honey accord. It's not unpleasant by any means, and it certainly lasts a while, but it's not very unique. I've smelled fruity-floral-orientals like this before.

I enjoy the Donna Karan-esque bottle, and think the soap is awesome, but the fragrance itself doesn't impress me that much. And don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE Gaga fan. I have all of her music, even her demos from back when she still went by her given name (Stefani Germanotta). It's just that, she's one hell of an artist, and I kind of expected something a bit more daring from her.

Hopefully she releases flankers for this and they smell more risque.

Sep
06
2012
FunkyTomo
FunkyTomo

LADY GAGA 'S FAME - UPDATED /EDITED REVIEW

First of all I'm not a LadyG hater or crazy monster fan either. I respect her individuality and with me been a bit eccentric myself , i do love some her outrageous couture ensembles! I was hoping this Juice would encapsulate that edgy style she has.

My first impression of the actual scent - Nice , but nothing new . I do like the grape/apricot/musky scent. I could wear this in stuffy hot weather without it becoming sickly. On the downside , its nowhere near as strong or as Avant Garde as i would of hoped though.

Re - the "this perfume reminds me of " section - Fame doesn't remind me of Dior's Poison one bit!! I'm a big Poison fan and i admit i got excited to see Poison as a "smells like". I was hoping fame to be a modern strong , heady , polarizing juice as Poison is - No it isnt any of those things , so a bit of a let down there. OK , so Poison and fame share a grape note but that's where the similarity ends for me. I find it has more in common with Paco Rabbanne's Lady Million.

I was disappointed to find that Lady Gaga Fame had gone from my skin after 45mins. To be fair , I can still smell it on the card 8 hours later , so its my perfume eating skin thats the problem and NOT the scent.

Like others have mentioned , im a bit glum that this is not a wild , wacky , eccentric frag that smells of semen , blood , hookers and all the rest. . . . True , that wouldn't have sold and celeb scents need to sell sell sell , but even so i think that Gaga and Coty could of given us something bolder and more intense. They have played it too safe IMO.

That said , is it one of the better executed celeb frags , i do like the perfume and the bottle is Mugler-ish , loving that :) . It would look fantastic in anyone's collection. I do think that a team -up of Gaga and Mugler would of been FABULOUS. I know she wears Womanity so she is a fan of that house. What a pairing that would of been.

BOTTOM LINE - If your looking for something strong , edgy and avant garde , look to Theirry Mugler , Comme de garcons , niche houses ect. If you want a affordable pleasant sweet scent that wont offend anyone , and is a good quality celeb juice , then Fame is a good choice.

UPDATE - I went into a certain UK high street drug store today and they had Gaga Fame on offer for £23!!!!!!! Considering the fact that some people are asking £40/50 for the same 30ml bottle on ebay , i think thats good value. I decided to snap it up at that price , and its now taking pride of place next to my Mugler bottles.

I hope that Lady Gaga or her "people" read this website , and take note of what we perfume junkies think. I do hope they take on board all the constructive critisims , and maybe they will take a gamble and bring out a mad , bad and "dangerous to know" juice for the next release. ( we can live in hope!)

PS - A member mentions a review by "Nopasho" , but i cant see nopashos review on this page. I do love to read nopashos reviews they are extremely well written , informative and an all round good read. . . Oh , i have just read another comment that Nopashos review has been deleted!! I was looking forward to reading that. Why ?

Sep
06
2012
ilprezzo
ilprezzo

Ooohh Gaga...!

Relinquish NOT thy daily Work!!!

That one`s a loser.....

Sep
06
2012
Scent, Inc
Scent, Inc

I have to agree with most people. Lady Gaga is extraordinary, original, and interesting..... everything this perfume is not. The bottle is interesting as well as the black liquid. The smell opens with a sweet honey/apricot smell and then soft flowers develop....that's pretty much it. It is non-offensive, just light and sweet honey smelling. One could almost say this scent could be unisex. The scent never really takes off, just stays in the soft orchid/honey phase. I have to say I am a tad underwhelmed by this fragrance. I wish it would have been more bold and different.

Sep
06
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

No, no, nooooo!!!!!

(for the record I'm not bashing on Gagaloo, she rocks. This doesn't).

Cheap tacky bottle,
Generic sickly sweet, fruity floral :(
I wouldn't be happy to receive this as a gift, it smells CHEAP!
The lasting power isn't as bad as people are making out, it lasted a good 7hrs + on me.

Sep
06
2012
Damag
Damag

So I finally had a chance to smell this at Macys, I was expecting something crazy, bold and simply out of the ordinary like Gaga and I gotta say I wasn't amazed one bit, I really liked the smell because its very nice and peachey with a hint if honey but I honestly don't think I will be buying this beauty, bottle is cool and the fact the fluid is black and dissappears when sprayed is awesome! But scent just isn't good enough, It doesn't represent Gaga at all! I give this peachy queen a 7/10

Sep
05
2012
divadani
divadani

What a disappointment! Not that I expected Lady Gaga to really do an amazing perfume, but I did expect something unusual! Even edgy! And "Fame" is nothing like that. It really just reminds me of gummy bears. That's it.

Sep
05
2012
cacraine
cacraine

Aaack! The initial blast of this fragrance smelled like grape koolaid to me and made me think of the 7th grade when I used to mix up the sugary drink. It's nothing special but it doesn't stink either....I expected more from Lady GaGa....I am not shocked by the black liquid inside and and I am not impressed with the smell...try again.

Sep
05
2012
Bklynlatinlady
Bklynlatinlady

I don't really care if a scent is a celebrity scent or not, as long as it smells good. I'm not a fan nor do I hate Lady Gaga. The bottle is beautiful, the black liquid is enticing although the liquid really doesn't come out black, I feel as soon as it hits air its already lightening up. I was expecting a very dark scent especially looking at the bottle. I tend to love darker scents, since this supposedly contained incense I thought it would be (which by the way I don't smell the incense at all). I actually expected something a little too crazy from Gaga maybe mixing some wild stuff together, thinking I would not like it. On the contrary I ended up liking it and purchasing it.

Now my review, I do like the fragrance alot. It's not a crazy wild or dark scent . It's very floral and sweet scent, not fruity though. I do not smell any incense, I actually don't really smell the fruit either. I do smell all the florals and the sweetness from the honey. I must say its a great combination. I was very surprised to like it, the evolution of the scent is different. I will say I put it on my skin for the 1st time not expecting it to last long, but this scent lasted on me a good 10-12 hours. I recommend it.

Sep
05
2012
DeborahKimB
DeborahKimB

I was aspecting a dark scent, especially because of the fact that the fluid is black. Although it was quite disappointing to discover it wasn't a dark scent at all, I really like the scent! It's floral, sweet and you can smell the honey quite clear.
There is one major mistake, according to me: the cap of the bottle (the claw) has very sharp points! At the perfume store I almost cut myself with it!

Sep
05
2012
MabelEarth
MabelEarth

Még egy vattacukor illat...
One more candy floss scent on the market...
:(

Sep
05
2012
pdmalay
pdmalay

Why was Nopasho's review of Lady Gaga Fame deleted? It was such an excellent review!

Sep
04
2012
temo
temo

I don't know why, but I was somehow expecting something kind of sultry, perhaps similar to Chanels "Cuir de Russie". Big dissapointment! Oh Dear! It's another fruity vanilla concoction that turns sour after 10 minutes, then dissapears in another 20 minutes! Too bad! Hope she doesn't give up her singing gig!

Sep
04
2012
cleo cupcake
cleo cupcake

This a pleasant if rather banal sweet fragrance. It smells cheap and fruity - in a blind smelling I think I would guess celebrity involvement in the style of Britney Spears or Selena Gomez - never Gaga. I am disappointed that she seems to have caved in completely to the 'safe' fruit cocktail formula for teenagers. We know that SJP produced fragrances that were different and interesting - or at least the first two - with Coty so what went wrong here? No real commitment from The Name? Too cheap to be a 'Prestige' project - was there a lack of confidence in her fan base buying power? This could have been much better - or at least interesting. Missed opportunity.

Sep
04
2012
ladyimmortelle
ladyimmortelle

@PatrickDisco

I'm not even a little monster.. I'm just here to read the PERFUME reviews. Yesterday I saw a very long hateful comment(right under mine) with things like: She playbacks, she is fake, she is BLABLABLA, ..and that is discussing the fragrance? Because I don't think so. It's idiotic.

Sep
04
2012
vintage_scent
vintage_scent

I smelled it on a test strip. I got sweet sticky apricots, a quick shot of some incense, and then it was gone.
Very boring, but then I didn't expect much. Celebirty scents all smell the same to me...

Sep
04
2012
Kione
Kione

@Lassie, all you say its fine, but she said it was going to smell like semen, blood and a expensive hooker. It smells nothing like that. That is why I am dissapointed. She DID SAY that it was going to be edgy, different, shocking and all those things. Us, the dissapointed ones didn't imagine them.

I do like her music and I enjoy her performances but I am not a fan as such, so this is not a Gaga hater critique.

Sep
04
2012
SS79
SS79

Like Gaga, don't care for the perfume... sad but smelt it too many times before :-(

Sep
04
2012
iam2sexy4uris
iam2sexy4uris

I have a huge respect for Lady Gaga, and I did have very high expectations for this perfume simply because I was expecting something different and bold, but this perfume was as ordinary as it gets. The marketing behind it is huge and I love the marketing but I don't like the perfume.

It starts out sweet and bit grape like smell, then dries down to ordinary something I've smelled a million times before.

Darn it Gaga, you let me down, I expected something mind blowing from you and all I got was this... No good words to describe it... Disappointment

Sep
04
2012
nush imogen
nush imogen

At first a little too powdery and spicy, couple of minutes later all that goes away and only flowers remain. It reminds me of Heidi Klum Shine for some reason, not in a good way. Like someone else said on here before me, i expected something fierce, original, mysterious from Lady Gaga, and all we get is an average, ordinary, boring scent that doesn't last long enough (i knew it wouldn't, celeb fragrances just do not last for some reason)...I love the bottle, but not the scent :(

Sep
04
2012
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

not as bad as I expected.
I confess that I'm prevented against celeb scents in general. I don't even understand why just everyone with a name feels this urge to launch one perfume (or ten!) with their name on and not even good perfumes most of the time. Would you like a cheap perfume with your name traveling around all drugstores of the world? Maybe yes. Who cares? The scope is money.
I doubt they douse themselves with what they sell. They treat themselves better.
I must be a decadent old lady reeking of powdery Guerlains... I am.
Anyway some celeb scents are nice and quite like Lady Gaga Fame, but I would rather wear what she wears not what she sells.
At sephora they have a weird habit of spraying your purchase paper bag with latest scent to be pushed.
Once was Dior Escale a Portofino and I loved that!
This time was Lady Gaga. Before I could stop the hand of SA Lady Gaga "essence" spreaded and was absorbed in my bag. I could not do anything about.
This time it was better. This Fame (sic!) is not bad at all. Actually it's a pleasant mixed floral, not heavy and a little sophisticated. I smell perhaps orchid and gentle saffron with a fruity tone. I have no idea what belladonna smells like. I know it's a poisonous plant with halucinogic effect. It could be a note or just a "marketing secret ingredient" to shock/magnet men image.
The bottle is weird but after all not an ugly one. Both weird and boring, I mean, something that tries hard to be different that it falls on the boring side.
Lasting power is average.
I think I will re-try Lady Gaga

Sep
04
2012
Lassie
Lassie

It's all right, nothing special, IMO.

For everyone disappointed it isn't more unique and edgy, well, you have the bottle, and the black perfume itself (that thankfully doesn't stay black when sprayed on!). Keep this in mind: the whole point of marketing a 'celebrity' perfume is for that perfume to make loads of money to add to the celebrity's coffers. They want to sell tons of it, so they make it smelling like every other perfume-of-the-year. Anything really outre or edgy or unusual will not sell well except to a small core of fanatics. There are niche markets for the odd unusual stuff, but when a big campaign is rolled out, you can be sure the perfume is made to SELL to everyone! (Think of it this way: I don't know what Justin Bieber's perfume smells like, but it is aimed at young girls and is probably fruity/flowery/mild. If his perfume was full of incense, ambergris, civet, and sharp leather and smoke notes - that teen market who buys Bath & Body Works by the gallon would avoid something grownup and strange like poison!)

Sep
04
2012
duncanchelseal
duncanchelseal

This is a solidly "ok" fragrance. Coming from Gaga, I expected something bold and fierce. This is just a standard fruity-floral. As snobby as it sounds, I don't "do" celebrity frags, but I was excited for this one because I'm always on the lookout for a strange, alluring frag. It has moderate longevity and sillage, and all the notes blend together well enough, it just doesn't stand out. I'm quite dissapointed.

Sep
03
2012
ednaenis
ednaenis

LADY gaga's fame perfume smells very similar to gucci guilty.

Sep
03
2012
ladyimmortelle
ladyimmortelle

These silly hate-comments towards GaGa herself are really ridiculous.. They don't even care about the perfume. Come on now, just delete them. I'm here to read PERFUME reviews.

Sep
03
2012
mzfiguer
mzfiguer

I coincide with a lot of people here at fragrantica about how it smells right away like Grape Kool Aid. That's my final verdict after smelling it at Sephora yesterday. did not spray it on myself to see if the fragrance develops into something else. I think the bottle is okay and would be better if the cap were of better quality. Celebrity fragrances aren't usually known for being great. I don't love Lady Gaga but I certainly do not dislike her, so my opinions about the fragrance are not personal. The propaganda led one to believe it would be something dark but it did not deliver. I found it very undramatic yet pretentious. Let's hope she makes another one with all the provocations fans and non-fans expect.

By the way, I also tried "Freak' by Illamasqua and thought it was twice as horrid.

EDIT: I will have to try "Freak" again, too see if it has any estimable qualities, I tried it yesterday and it made me dizzy.

Sep
03
2012
holyxhooker
holyxhooker

@ nopasho, here a more honest review, not a personal feud with lady gaga, as a completely neutral person, my review will be more honest. The fragrance quality is good, not great, not mediocre. The symphony of notes is very balanced, however this scent is a bit too sweet for me, i think it misses a musky/aggressive accent. the longeivity is regular, about 6 hours and the sillage is moderate. so overall, a nice fragrance, however i expected more theatricality in the fragrance. this is a good quality fruity floral that is well executed, but it misses a dark musky like accent for a solid base. 8/10

Sep
03
2012
mara_g
mara_g

A good fragrance, better than any celebrity scent I've tried until now. Jasmine-apricot-honey, that's what I get from this one, so nothing edgy as we expected , just a nice , pretty , sweet fragrance. Nice bottle and good concept with the dark liquid ..but it's a bit too much for this innocent smelling perfume. Anyways, thumbs up!

Sep
03
2012
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

What a disappointment.
Just another celebrity scent. Smells in my opinion just like lady million by Paco rabanne, a crowd pleaser. Nothing special. Will not buy this.

She really should be ashamed of herself. This is NOTHING special.
It smells like another floral with a little honey note. There is nothing "gaga" about this fragrance. Shame on you gaga.

Sep
03
2012
cherie97
cherie97

Oh my, how excited I was to try this one!
Though I'm not a Gaga fan, I do not buy her CD's and the only time I do listen to her songs is when they're on the radio, I was curious to hear about her first scent ever.

I thought: Okay, she's a weirdo, so it's got to be something.

How wrong I was!
Well, don't get me wrong - the bottle is a masterpiece, it's so beautiful with whis gold spider-like cup and black colored perfume inside the glass.

I had such big expectations, that I sprayed it straight on my wrist. The black disappeared quickly and the scent turned out to be a nice floral, and so it stayed.
There's nothing crazy about it, nothing freaky, nothing weird. It's just a simple - for a Gaga scent WAAAY too simple - floral scent. Nice, but not breathtaking.

I like the opening most, as it's very floral and fresh.
After a few hours there's some honey and some flowers - nothing that should win anyone's heart.
It doesn't last too long on the skin.

So disappointed.
The bottle is true beauty, but the scent is just ordinary.

Sep
03
2012
Kione
Kione

I am very dissapointed in this perfume, not because I don't like it; I do, but because it comes from Lady gaga and come on! I was expecting something else. I hope no one is srprised if I say I was expencting something, different, edgy, controversial, well just like the Lady herself. Specially after reading that she wears Womanity which is actually, all those things.

Instead this is a nice, girly floral, sweet, sexy yes, but unsurprising. Don't get me wrong, it is a lovely scent, but if they had put a pretty, sexy girl with a flowery backgroud in the advert it would suit too.

I still get the pyramidal notes, the start is sweet and flowery, the middle notes and more gourmand that pretty much stay that way.

The black colour is different (something at last) it does not match the smell in my opinion. As it smells of flowers.

It reminds me a lot of Carolina Herrera 212 VIP

As I say not disspointed in the fume, but on the fact that they have given it so much hype and misleading advertising.

Sep
03
2012
jayrichard
jayrichard

Castiel, I don't think you get it...

We dislike the fragrance because we were expecting so much more from it... We were lied to about the Push Pull technology, we were lied to about the blood and semen smell (I already knew that), the only good thing is the bottle... the juice, meh, other juice is black too, this isn't a first...

It's bland and boring and doesn't last very long. It has nothing to do with the "artist" who I'm sure most of us have no problem with. I don't blame Gaga, I blame Coty and whoever made this bland juice.

Sep
03
2012
colorblindlove
colorblindlove

I honestly like and dislike this perfume at the same time. The reason why I dislike this perfume is because it doesn't smell like a perfume that Lady Gaga would of had out. I feel like this perfume isn't edgy enough for someone like her and I bet that she probably wouldn't even wear something like this (maybe she would, who knows?). But I was just surprised at how tame this scent was compared to her personality.

Even though I was disappointed in the originality aspect of this perfume, I still enjoyed the scent of it. It was fruiter than I anticipated, which I enjoyed (the notes made me think that this would be a floral scent...its not super sweet and fruity though so don't worry lol) and the lasting power of this scent is REALLY good, especially compared to other celebrity scents that barely make it past the 2 hour mark.

Overall, I have to say that I'm impressed with this perfume but I want to try it one more time before I buy it again. I would recommend everyone to try out this scent :) It sure beats most of the other celebrity scents out there.

Sep
02
2012
Castiel
Castiel

What's with all the hate on this perfume? Most of you are judging the artist more than the perfume too AND judging it because it's not "different" First of all, I love this perfume, it smells very floral on me with a drop of honey.

This is a celebrity scent, and her first too. Which means it has to have a universal celebrity/commercial scent..because it NEEDS to sell. For example..it can't smell like a Thierry Mugler perfume (THOUGH I LOVE MUGLER PERFUMES) because it's TOO unique for a celebrity's first perfume, plus it wouldn't be selling as much for a celebrity. I'm pretty sure she'd want it to smell different than others and not care much for how much money she makes from it, but it's a celebrity scent, and THEY GET MONEY. So if it has to sell, it's gotta smell universal and commercial.

I'm looking forward for her next perfume, hopefully it's a bit more unique. But for a celebrity perfume, I give this 5/5. Lasting power though..is 4/5, lasts about 6-7 hours. And bottle design + black liquid is 10/5. She should try other opaque colors for her next one too. That would be interesting :)

Sep
02
2012
pinkmuzic
pinkmuzic

Oh! men.... Okay everyone don't get me wrong or please don't hate me on this one but!!! SERIOUSLY what happend there??? Seriously i honestly loooooove Lady Gaga's ART, songs & Originality but... when i saw this **FAME** first perfume from this ENORMOUS Entertainer or BIG STAR i was like Wooow! THIS MUST BE A HOT! PRRR! AWESOME NEVER SMELL BEFORE SCENT & Knowing Lady Gaga & her one of the kind BLACK juice using "push-pull technology” i was really inspecting a super .. AWESOME.. ONE OF A KIND .. NEVER SCENT before fragrance but!! MEN......!! What happend i tested on my wrist & waited a little to see. First sprayed me & the lady we were like.. HEU!! This is it!! NOT!! THAT CAN'T BE LADY GAGA FIST EVER FRAGRANCE SMELL, okay i'm not old lady, i'm in my 30 but i don't know if you girls think like me but i am so seriously ***SICK*** of all theses fruity juicy baby lolipop scents.. & then .. GONE FRAGRANCE AFTER 30 Min. i mean where are the real ones.? i mean the real hooooo!! aaaahhhww!! feeling fragrances ... Anyway i would say that this is a teenage categorie fragrance but what teenage girl would want a 100$ fragance that don't last at all just because it Black fluide (no one would see it anyway) and because it's from one of the Biggest Star on the planet! I'M HONESTLY SORRY LADY GAGA I LOVE YOU FROM DEAPEST OF MY HEART, the promotion posters & advises are **AWESOME** A perfect job but the fragrance itself... Nahhh!! Sorry it's a **flop***
xoxo
Don't take personaly
each taste is personal from each person.. i guess

Sep
02
2012
jayrichard
jayrichard

This is a subpar fragrance at best. Just because it is a "#1 seller" does not mean it is good. It means marketing did their job and the lemmings bought it. It smells like 1000 other womens fragrances out there, and not better than most.

Yes it is a pleasant smell, but there is NO blood or semen notes, just stupid people believing what they want. It opens up with a soapy berry smell, and stays that way until it dies on your skin 4 hours later. It projects well for the 1st hour, but after that, it stays a skin scent.

There are def notes missing from this. To me, it is a very simple fragrance that the marketing company did a great job, but the fragrance company shit out.

If you have a new nose to fragrance, it's a Try, but if you know what you are doing, and own more than 5 bottles, you will be disappointed. Not a great women scent, its DECENT at best. And def not a unisex scent.

This PUSH/PULL technology is a scam as well. the fragrance stays pretty linear the entire time...

FAME = LAME + SHAME

Sep
02
2012
Fiferstone
Fiferstone

Sampled this at Ulta today and found the grape juicey topnote a bit off-putting (specifically Welch's grape juice). I was glad I'd tried it on my own skin and hadn't gone for the blind-buy online. It's still (faintly) present 3+ hours in, but is a pretty generic, soft floriental (I'm getting the saffron-incense drydown). Nothing dark here, save the black color of the juice. It's definitely wearable, but is not really a remarkable fragrance. I might purchase it because it's wearable, has a lovely bottle, and is one celebrity scent that is not a screechy, cheap, fake fruit miasma. I love Gaga's music and would buy this because I'm a fan. Also, I had the misfortune to stand next to someone who doused themselves in Marc Jacobs' Dot as I was ready to spritz this on my inner elbow, so I had an unintended quick refresher in industry standard chemical fug to compare Fame against.

Sep
02
2012
Ashreger91
Ashreger91

This smells good, but I wouldnt buy it if that makes sense. It does smell like grape as soon as its sprayed but then it changes to like a sharp type smell it like lingers in my nose and idk its just very like sharp. To me it smells like a typical perfume, which I actually wasnt expecting coming from GaGa. Its mor of a lightweight perfume im not sure about anyone else but I feel like this wouldnt last but an hour on me. Its definetly not like some of the ones I own like Versace Crystal Noir or Alien.

Sep
02
2012
j-shades
j-shades

Smells like crush grape soda at first but then it changes..
idk its weird!!!

Sep
02
2012
perfumeloverforever
perfumeloverforever

I love this one, totally agree with all the good reviews. I smell lots of Honey, flowers and the incense. All the notes are clear in fact! It's a pleasure to my nose :):) And I don't have problems with the lasting power. It's warm and inviting;)

Sep
02
2012
Malibu
Malibu

I’ve not had my bottle of FAME long enough for a detailed review, but I do already have a few initial observations and notes. I want to share these now as there are already tons of reviews online, which are just knee jerk reactions of people, who are basing them on whether they love or hate Lady Gaga herself, rather then actually describing the perfume in any detail…


First; I don’t get why this is being described as a fruity/floral - on me there is only the tiniest hint of apricot, but it so very short lived that it doesn’t really make an lasting impression on me. I think some people may be confusing the honey accord as apricot/peach, or similar. The belladonna, incense and honey are the main notes on me, so FAME is definitely something that I would describe as a floriental fragrance.

Second; I don’t really get the whole push-pull malarkey, but the fragrance is not linear. In fact it even seems a bit different every time I wear it, so a detailed review is going to take a little while to write.

Third; No FAME doesn’t stain skin or clothes. I’ve even sprayed it directly onto a white T shirt to check for staining, and the liquid does indeed spray clear, despite being black in the bottle.

Forth; 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 the next day. Being close to the skin does not equal poor staying power.

Sep
02
2012
kimberlylizkennedy
kimberlylizkennedy

Not kidding, there is an online radio clip and video of her talking about it having her man made typed chemical analysis of her blood chemical scent added, and semen. Look it up on line under Lady Gaga and Perfume launch interview. Beware, although it smells nice, Belladona is toxic, poisonous! I wonder if the tropane alkaloids toxins were removed? And this is the first note! The sillage was shortlived as well. The three non toxic floral compositions stood out in sort of a blend which came off as simply a floral tone (no dominate note stood out), but I could not detect any other note listed here, except a tinge of powdery note (perhaps that was the incense). If I am going saturate my skin with poison I expect more!

Sep
01
2012
kimtran91
kimtran91

It doesn't smell like grape at all, I have no idea why ppl said that, it's quite funny :)) just tested it today, can not describe it because it's very impressive and different! Review is just review, ppl have different type of smells and opinions so don't just read a review and think like : Oh, is that so? I don't want it anymore! Try and let your soul feel it :)

Sep
01
2012
eunicek
eunicek

I went to Sephora today and tried this newly shelved perfume, and it really smells like grapes to me. I don't hate or love it. It's not really deep enough to be used as a clubbing fragrance but it's definitely not a sweet, girl-next-door sort of fragrance. I don't really know what they were aiming for.

Sep
01
2012
jonr951
jonr951

I have to thank my WONDERFUL sister for surprising me with an early BDay gift! She got me the Ultimate Masterpiece and my WONDERFUL friend at Nordies gave me 2 of the vanity cases as a gift! I really like it more and more but I will admit, it still isn't my absolute favorite. But that's ok because it just smells like grape/black cherry punch and incense. Everyone in my fam enjoys it so I guess that's all that really matters. 4 of use are pretty much going to be sharing this bottle. Haha! I'll have to get another one in no time. : )

Sep
01
2012
eezavel
eezavel

Really Liked Fame! Staying power was good on me!
Cool how they made the liquid black and spray on invisible!

I had a love/hate feeling about Fame. At times I loved it and other times I did not like it...Odd! It did not break out my wrists as I have sensitive skin and some perfumes do give me slight contact dermatitis if perfume does not agree w/my skin...also, Fame did not cause me to have headaches and I am prone to migranes.

I have to say one MUST try FAME on themselves to see how it smells on them. I feel some of these reviews do not match how it smelled on me. I did not smell grape nor a fruity- floral smell?

It has yet to become my favorite but I did not hate it either and because of my love/hate feeling for this Fame I ended up buying a 1.7 btl:)

Sep
01
2012
anomie et ivoire
anomie et ivoire

Opens with church social fruit punch, air freshener, melted popsicles; stickiness pervades. One hour in: some fine Body Shop type musk emerges but is quickly elbowed out by an overall impression of sourness--rich and deep smelling but somehow cheap, rubbery. And not even the fun kind of cheap, not skanky, but apologetic and budget. An artificial jasmine note stands out similar to the dominant one in Alien. There is at least some progression if I really pay attention and put my nose directly to the skin, but from any farther away and after ten minutes, Fame reads fairly linear. Is there really any truth to this push pull technology beyond the natural variation most any perfume goes through on any skin? I see and smell nothing exceptional.

Just before the base there's a wine and cigarettes vibe, which would have worked well with Gaga's image had it been better executed. Instead it's Manischewitz kosher wine above all. No real incense impressions after two wears and repeated sniffs of a card, only musk-smoky cigarette ash smell from paper and a bit of overheated electronics cords on skin, the latter could have been near-CDG compelling if had been amped up 10x (not even hyperbole; it's that faint). Once the interest of the failed incense passes, Fame becomes a bit annoying in its chemical soupiness. I had to scrub each time after three hours, but the scent had already mostly gone anyway.

Reminiscent of: a very weak, very bad knockoff of Cacharel's Loulou (which is an underrated masterpeice that I hate to disgrace by even comparing with lame Fame), a quiet Catholic school rebel version of Elizabeth Taylor's Passion (which I like better because it's at least intense), and in (in)substantiality: Coty's other scents made for two women Gaga's age: the Mary-Kate and Ashley perfumes. An uninvolved perfume SA commented "smells like cheap Juicy Couture velour." I think she meant a cheapened version of Couture Couture, but the misspeak makes more sense to me: Fame is almost velvety but more velour.

Overall rating: 1/10 for the opening ... 5/10 for the drydown = 3/10

I'd much sooner buy Madonna's Truth or Dare instead: rubbery, musky, and white floral too but actually sexy! No pun-comparison of the actual celebrities intended.

Sep
01
2012
chickenpotpie
chickenpotpie

Unfortunately this may not go down very well. (sorry to those I offend)

But Once I spritzed out of the bottle onto my arm, I too smelled grape koolaid. Mind you, it was a nice grape koolaid, but it was still grape koolaide. It didn't smell harsh or chemically, which I'm glad for because it could have made that experience a whole lot worse.

The thing that WAS on the harsh side was the musk. Maybe I'm spoiled now, since I'm dabbling in the vintage stuff these days but the musk was noticeably artificial and a bit hard on the nose. The incense was also quite short lived. But it did add some interesting smokiness to the scent.

By the time it reached the 2 hour mark it was a smokey cotton candy. For something so dark, it smells so pink!

Any florals that were there ended up being hidden in the pink cloud that emitted from the bottle. I certainly didn't smell anything floral though I was really hoping to.

Longevity is rather poor, 3 hours and its gone. Though its not a hot day, this is something that would have to be reapplied to get through the rest of the day, which is probably the singularly worst part of all, because there's going to be a grape koolaid cloud all around the malls for months to come of kidlets reapplying constantly.

Sillage wise, on a single spray, was about average.

Since I have no dog in this fight, I'm not disappointed, but more surprised Hell I'll try any perfume at least once (why not?).

The reality is this; the smell of the perfume doesn't match the ads, which doesn't match the juice. I guess pink is the new black.

But, its an ok juice though! Its not a juice I would want to wear, but even grape koolaid and all, I don't have an too many issues with it other what I detailed up above.

However I will say that what I smelled today isn't a perfume I would have ever envisioned coming out of that bottle.

EDIT:

For those who are getting pissed about the grape koolaid comment; Have you actually smelled it before? If not, then you should. Not being facetious at all. For some of us its a scent memory that isn't just popping out of nowhere. As a child of the 70's I grew up drinking it plenty of summers, so that may help a few understand that particular comment.

At least nobody said it smelled like cheap arse wylers...lol

Aug
31
2012
LaPetite
LaPetite

I really love Gaga , her songs are very lively , her videos very creative and entertaining , i love her self acceptation leitmotiv message which is very comforting for the young audience especially . So , i couldn't wait the launch of this scent

The thing that suprised me the most , was the fact that the perfume is black , NOT the bottle , i had never seen such thing . I hope it doesn not stain white clothes ( well i hate white, but some people do like it)

The perfume is sweet ( not on a childich / girly way ) and quite strong and floral . the staying power is good , I really like it , not just because it's Gaga, i really do , it makes me think of SL's Chergui a bit . BUT from Gaga, i would have expected something more crazy , it is better than most celebs scent however .

Aug
31
2012
SBunny
SBunny

Hype and expectations aside I think this is really pretty.

It starts out light, fresh and fruity with the apricot and then develops into a more slighlt smokey floral in the middle then when it dries it becomes sweeter again with the honey. This isn't extraordinary but I think it's really lovely. It would be perfect for Spring with it's light, fresh, fruity floral nature. It doesn't last very long though which is a shame.

Aug
31
2012
Hayven
Hayven

I smelled this the other day. I don't find it to be anything ground-breaking or shocking as Lady Gaga's fashion choices, but it is a very pleasant smell. I think it would be more appealing (to me) if the liquid was a peachy or clear color--the scent seems soft and not much of a "dark" smell. There is a slight sweetness to it, but it is not like grape koolaid to me. Overall, not a long-lasting scent; although I like it, for some reason I have some psychological thing against wearing it because of the fluid color.

Aug
30
2012
nicolafiore
nicolafiore

This fragrance is getting a lot of hate on here which is a shame since it is so well developed. One thing I do agree on however, is the staying power. What happens to the scent? Where did it all go? Maybe it will layer well.
Working in fragrance and getting trained on this from the reps at Haus Laboratories, I have to say that this one will be quite hard for duplicates and knock offs. It was also made to adjust to Ph levels on the skin so it does not last as long on clothes. When on the right person, this smells delicious!
All that being said the most annoying part of the launch for me is the marketing. The videos in training seem to exploit the whole idea that Belladonna (the main note. supposedly) will dilate the pupils and make people "addicted" to it. The reps also kept referring to the visual images with the men all over Gaga's body as a "metaphor of what Fame is really all about" and how you are never alone and people always want something out of you. All I see is someone who is being manufactured by a team of people. Just like this fragrance. Also, they keep referring to the black liquid as a big innovation which just makes it a big marketing stunt and less about the actual scent itself.
This scent is surprisingly young smelling with the note of apricot. It seems out of place with the other notes. It is a strange combination in my opinion.
The black lotion was my fav and it is not yet available. The bottom notes remain strong on the skin and it feels very healthy on the skin as well.
The gift sets coming out this holiday season will be a hit for monsters, but I am not sure if many others will make this scent the smash hit it is hoping to be with the marketing campaign. Time will tell if this ends up at a bargain store with other celeb scents. Even though it is a triumph in it's own, strange way.

Aug
30
2012
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

I love this on the test strip, I actually have 2 test strips that I keep sniffing, one from Macy's and one from Sephora, I also have a sample from Sephora. I do like the perfume, it reminds me of a deeper darker Pink Sugar, which I love, but only on the paper strip. On me it's a wierd scent, kinda candyish but also very floral (I'm not typically a floral lover). I had MJ Dot on the other wrist and kept sniffing that then back to Gaga, they might be good layered!

Aug
30
2012
chokovany
chokovany

Smelled this today .

" Le premier parfum noir "...?

J'ai apprécié ce parfum très complexe à la note de tête assez discrète et à la note de fond au contraire très obsédante.
Il ne s"agit pas surtout pas d'un parfum "rentre-dedans" ou bling-bling.
Mais plutôt d'une fragrance ensorcellante sans en avoir l'air, d'où sa force .
Je comprends que ce paradoxe ait pu dérouter certaines personnes qui s'imaginaient que la nouvelle icône de la pop proposerait une composition plus hard .

Ce parfum n'est peut-être pas fait, en réalité, pour séduire en grand nombre . Et c'est là, où justement il peut être comparé au grands jus .

Par contre il ne me semble pas "noir". Le miel indique une toute autre voie .
Il est doux, prégnant,circulaire.
Pour moi, il serait plutôt dans les tons mauves ou violets, couleurs sensuelles et mystérieuses, profondes, à la fois veloutées et redoutables de séduction feutrée .

J'ajouterais que le parfum le plus noir qui soit existait déjà...Parfum Rare de Jacomo élaboré autour d'un patchouli absolument sombre, quasiment sépulcral dans ce momument olfactif des années 80 .

Dans fame, il y a absence de patchouli dans la pyramide olfactive...

A chacun sa noirceur donc, noirceur subjective...ici, elle est serait donc de miel dans le bourdonnement incessant des abeilles...

Aug
30
2012
Cams
Cams

I just stumbled out of a department store after testing "Fame". Look, with marketing copy that's so risque, dark and suggestive I expect something sensual, powerful and compelling - not a fruity fragrance! There is nothing really terrible about this fragrance - its just not terribly memorable either. I just couldn't bring myself to buy it. Maybe next time..

Aug
30
2012
sweetstar1
sweetstar1

This fragrance is sweet yet a bit more sophisticated than other celebrity fragrances. I liked the top notes but am unsure about the dry down.

UPDATE: I tried this fragrance again and it is heavily sweet. Although, the black liquid is unique, the scent isn't. It's a typical syrupy sweet, overpowering celebrity fragrance.

Aug
30
2012
tschiepchen
tschiepchen

I have tested Fame three times now at my local drugstore because I thought that this push-and-pull technology would create something, at least slightly, different, or maybe something more multi-dimensional each time.

Each time I tested Fame on my skin, it smelled very pink, very sweet, very dense.
I would not call it floral-fruity and certainly not floriental, because on my skin it comes out as candy and raspberries with burnt sugar (I have a candy floss maker and I know the scent of burnt sugar very well).

Fame has disappeared from my skin within 6 hours.
The sillage is rather intimate.
It is a dead ringer for Roberto Verino's Mellow but Mellow lasts longer and projects with more power.

From my experience I would recommend it to fans of supersweet gourmand fragrances, but judging from the previous reviews and all the different perceptions I strongly recommend testing the fragrance on skin before purchasing a bottle.

Aug
30
2012
perfumemad62
perfumemad62

I'd first like to say how amazing the bottle is, it looks great in real life...Now the actual fragrance is disappointing. It is very floral, slightly sweet and I guess I pick up a hint of something smokey, which is the incense. It lasted just around 2 hours on my skin and it was quite soft. I definitely would expect Gaga herself to smell more rich, smokey and original. I doubt that she actually would ever wear this.
Overall, I think this perfume is a case of 'style over substance' with more time put into the arty advert and quirky cool bottle. I'm sure alot of people will like this though, it's not a bad fragrance, it's just too floral for me.

Aug
30
2012
jessigirl
jessigirl

This isn't what I expected from Gaga. I thought it would be super strong, edgy, and out there. but it's not. It smells lovely, but it reminds me of Prada Candy, and Paris Hilton Can Can. honey is dominant, and it is smokey as well. I haven't smelled an expensive hooker, but I suppose she would smell like this. overall, I'm happy to have it in my collection.

Aug
30
2012
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

Gaga your monster team has failed , back to your drawing board , < joining the dissapointed reviewers team >

Aug
30
2012
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

well....this lady had to be returned....no lasting power and im gonna have to give it thumbs down...GRABBED...MISS DIOR LE PARFUME.....SMOKY,VANILLA, RICH, ELEGANT SCENT..INSTEAD...THIS IS WHAT GAGA SHOULD HAVE BEEN! :)

Aug
29
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

This was very disappointing ...i expected more from the avant garde queen...it's very run of the mill, even amongst the celeb fragrances...if your nose is well trained or if you've tried many other fragrances in niche lines, this won't do it for you...if you're not into that kind of thing, you may love it.

Aug
29
2012
iMaverick
iMaverick

I was expecting it to smell all too girly-cutie, but was surprised it smelled rather alluring. The opening notes were definitely about sweet and very honeyed apricots. 2 sprays and it was right on the verge of creating a dizzying and headache inducing feeling for me, but luckily it didn't stay sickly sweet. As it develops, it pulses different accords -- apricot and honey, apricot and orchid with incense, incense with apricots, apricots and belladonna (I guess that's what it is, a bitter note, like coriander leaves), incense and belladonna, and...

BLOOD! Bitter and slightly metallic. Yeah, I smelled it! No joking. Thank goodness no semen -- or did I miss it? Yuck, lol!

Bottom line, beautiful and even alluring, but not too serious. Ugly-Beautiful and quite bold, like what GaGa is. Good lasting power. The bottle is beautiful in a jewel or objet d'art kind of way. The bottle will be memorable, but the juice won't reach classic status, as expected, I guess.

Aug
29
2012
lenalena
lenalena

smell delishious on my skeen,stay long,very ,nothing as agressive like people disscused,at least it is diffetent,not like all pafrume look alike
any way love it,defenetely will buy
nice work Gaga

Aug
29
2012
Shyn's Release
Shyn's Release

I love this fragrance I smell black cherry and honey plus the incense.Its different than the other fragrances.I find that it last a long time on my skin.I can still smell it the next mourning.I love the box so classy and the bottle its nice and heavy.Its so nicely done this is my new favorite fragrance.

I have been wearing this every day I just adore it.The bottle is crazy so pretty and I also have the soap its awesome it lathers and is highly scented.I am gaga over this stuff.

Aug
29
2012
jadelove
jadelove

Alas another disappointed reviewer here!

To start, I am not a fan of Lady Gaga at all. I don't like her, and I don't like her music.

However, I still waited to give her fragrance a sniff, afterall, the notes sounded a bit different, and her obvious eccentric tastes may produce an interesting and usual gem, and perhaps hers would be the first celebrity scent I ever purchase.

It wasn't meant to be. I sprayed from a bottle in Boots, onto a card, and the resulting fragrance was a rather light and sweet floral. I waited, thinking maybe it would change, but it didn't, light and sweet, nothing unusual, or different. I tossed the card.

The marketing is very misleading. I found nothing sexy, provocative, mysterious, alluring or avant garde about the juice.

Since some of you have said that it smells different on skin, I may try it on my skin next time I see it, but my hopes are not high for the unusual fragrance I was hoping for.

Aug
29
2012
papergurl
papergurl

So I finally tested Fame at Sephora today and my favorite sales associate popped up the main notes on her video screen and my jaw dropped. Belladonna, really? It has no scent, it is toxic, etc.(check the fragrantica note section. Ok, so it gets added for "dramatic effect", well what about all the little monsters who overspray and keep spraying...how much is actually in a bottle. It isn't needed in the fragrance and I will definitely do more research. I won't be purchasing this, there are too many wonderful scents out there, maybe her next one will be belladonna free. The noses behind this fragrance are wonderful and a couple of my faves, so I am really disappointed. I could care about Gaga one way or the other.

Aug
28
2012
platinum14
platinum14

Smells very much like D&G L'Imperatrice.

Aug
28
2012
blueangel0313
blueangel0313

Major disappointment. I can't smell this on me past an hour. Initial smell is great, then nothing.... I don't know why they are making such cheap perfumes that don't last.

Aug
27
2012
JasmineLilac
JasmineLilac

Personsa 22: you have an amen.

I tried Gaga at Macy's. I found it cheaply and obnoxiously sweet: a little like LouLou (from the '80s), which I detested.

Aug
27
2012
jreyes366
jreyes366

This scent is absolutely beautiful. On the initial spray, you can smell a honey drenched apricot with soft notes of orchid in the background. Once it has settled on my skin, it smells smokey and very honey like. This scent seems to be perfect for the upcoming season of fall and winter. I'm so in love with this perfume!

Aug
27
2012
Blueneon
Blueneon

I am in love with this fragrance!
The bottle design looks fabulous in my perfume/cologne collection. It's edgy, yet has a sophisticated, "high-fashion" look to it.

The scent itself is irresistible. I mostly pick up the apricot and honey immediately upon spraying on my skin, and it turns into a floral after just a minute or so. I pick up orchid the most. It just smells so delicious!

Sadly, the longevity isn't that great!
It lasts maybe an hour or two on my skin until I feel like I have to reapply, which isn't always that convenient. I'm seeing mixed reviews on this, so maybe it's just my skin type that makes it wear off quickly.

How it radiates kind of disappointed me as well. I was hoping a scent from Lady Gaga would be a little more dramatic. The throw is a bit subtle, which Gaga is anything but.

This perfume is still my latest obsession though, and I've received several compliments on it already.
Definitely a thumbs up!

Aug
26
2012
ann.sundwall
ann.sundwall

@ Patrick fragrancelover: You are right about the flowers of Atropa belladonna. But the plant itself has one of the most unpleasant odors imaginable. Dank, moldy, nauseating and thoroughly unbearable. And it is not the sort of scent that would add a certain something if added in small amounts...unless it was Demeter-like attempt to market a scent called "Dirty Drains" or "Sewage Back-Up".

I highly doubt that true Belladonna in any form was added in sufficient amounts to influence the smell of Fame. Possibly "Belladonna Flower" has become one of the fantasy fragrances like "Himalayan Blue Poppy", another scentless flower that pops up in certain perfume notes.

Or possibly they are confounding Datura or Brugmansia flowers (related plants which are powerfully scented) or even Amarylis Lily (Naked Lady/Belladonna Lily) with true Belladonna.

Aug
26
2012
patrick-fragrancelover
patrick-fragrancelover

Honestly nothing special, just a celebrity fragrance. However it is one of the better ones to have come about! I just want to make note to people --- Belladonna (also known as deadly nightshade) does NOT have a distinctive scent that would be apparent in the fragrance. It is only in the fragrance for show, as it is one of the most poisonous plants known to man. So please don't say "Ooo! I smell the Belladonna" because you don't, you really don't.

Aug
26
2012
personsa22
personsa22

This fragrance belongs in one place only. A Perfumania countertop. Right next to Kim Kardashian's "Gold".

What an overwhelmingly disappointing effort.

If you sprayed this on a blotter card, handed it to one of Gaga's "little monsters" and told them it was Kim Kardashian's newest fragrance they would ALL find a way to at LEAST criticize, if not demonize, it's formulaic fruity floral composition.

They would sneer and toss the card in the trash and continue to wait with baited breath for THEIR idol's perfume to debut. If you then told them that what they had tossed into the trash was actually Lady Gaga's perfume they would either...

A) fish it out of the trash to smell it again and subsequently delude themselves into thinking they were wrong the first time around and insist that they actually DO like it.

B) react with the appropriate shock that such an unoriginal scent could possibly come from "Mother Monster" as she is THE leading authority on all things "groundbreaking" "unique" and "awesome".

FURTHERMORE!
If Kim Kardashian released this perfume (which she easily could have) and also utilized the newest "advances" in "fluid technology" to make a perfume that was opaquely black... NO ONE WOULD CARE. In fact, people would laugh at her for trying to employ such an oddly specific (and presumably expensive) gimmick to distract us from the predictable "oriental" scent we can now expect from both of these women.

Either way, the perfume still sucks and the blotter card was still thrown into a trash can and not taken home.

End of story.

Can I get an Amen??????

Aug
26
2012
lopezannie
lopezannie

Sorry. Nothing unique, original or spectacular about this scent. Typical floral oriental sweet perfume of the 80's. Plenty of more unique fragrances out there.

Aug
26
2012
Lerior
Lerior

A huge let down! sorry Gaga, but this isn't like you at all! I expected something very unique, unusual scent like Womanity. 5 out of 10

Aug
26
2012
neciaczerniecki
neciaczerniecki

i read a lot of fashion mags and i have always let my young son smell the scent ads, he loves this one, so when we were at penneys buying him school clothes, we walked over to sephora and smelled 50 different scents. he LOVED this one, so i got it. i love it, too. so soft but makes me happy.

Aug
26
2012
avon50@hotmail.co.uk
avon50@hotmail.co.uk

:-(

lots of people said it wasnt that good. so i went to see for myself. and the perfume is naff. the smell is so faint and weak, the smell lasts minutes not hours . let down!!

Aug
26
2012
muskymale
muskymale

The debut perfume from the Lady of Copy and Paste! Too sweet for an unsweet lady like her! Boring as hell! Unclassy, vulgar and trash, and I'm being super generous here!!! Smell of 'Fame'? More like 'Fart' to me!!!

Aug
26
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

1st test was a magazine ad which made me fall in love at first sniff. Found this at ulta yesterday and sprayed my self and yup its still AMAZING. Its so good I can't even put into word. Fruity, interesting, hands down amazing. I in no way go gaga for Gaga, but I am going gaga for her scent. Very well done, a must have. Bottle is a little freaky looking though. Lol

Aug
26
2012
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

I don't smell anything. There's no notes that stand out to me, and it's a sort of phantom fragrance (I have a good scent memory and couldn't describe it if you payed me). It's gone before you know what happened. I'm not a fan of Gaga or celeb scents in general, but I still give them a chance.

Aug
25
2012
knit_at_nite
knit_at_nite

Sept 2013 edit: Fame is now available in drugstores. When I see 10 bottles on the clearance shelf at my local TJ Maxx and note this to the salesgirl, she says : "No one likes her anymore." It's a funny ole world we live in.
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Aug 2012- Sniffed this at Macy's today- there was the display and a 20 something SA assigned to it. She is so enthusiastic about how sweet Fame is. Yes, as I sniff the card - it is super sweet. What a disappointment after all the hype of blood- semen etc., I mention. She remains smiling. The juice sprays onto my arm and lands grey- purplish, not clear. Not as sweet as on the card (better). She's still smiling. I thank her and move on. Twenty minutes later it's a generic floral, still sweet, but not fruit laden (which really bucks the trend in new releases. That in itself is groundbreaking for a celebuscent) It really doesn't smell cheap, very wearable, but doesn't have a lot of development (on my skin) either. Incense? Honey? I was not lucky enough to perceive those notes. At the 2 hour mark and I can barely perceive a hint of the scent. That was really surprising.
Coty has produced some great scents in the past. This is not one of the greats, but it will be a big commercial success due to the association with this celeb.

Aug
25
2012
TakeABiteOfMe
TakeABiteOfMe

I purchased this fragrance today, and in Italy it doesn't cost too much. I appreciate Fame, because I think it's one of the best attempts by a singer to do something good, salable and interesting in perfumery. Obviously, talking about Lady Gaga, the hype that surrounded this perfume is high. Primarily they said that "Monster" (this was his initial name) would have smelled of blood and sperm (Secretions Magnifigues docet) and then we lost his track till three or four months ago, when someone posted on his twitter a photo of "Fame".
Lady Gaga said that this would have been an innovation in perfumery because of his color and his "push-pull technology".
Then we had this outstanding and gorgeous and amazing and bla bla bla campaign with theese fashin films. Yeah, very interesting. But what about Fame? What about the fragrance? It's not the best fragrance of the two latest decades, like Vouge said (remember Angel, Black Orchid, for example) but I think it's very good and it deserves the money you'll spend for it. In my opinion it smells like three different perfumes: Lola by Marc Jacobs, Daisy by Marc Jacobs and Ange Ou Demon by Givenchy.
On my skin the starting is a very fresh floral scent with tiger orchid, belladonna and a bit of apricot, and it reminds me of the ozonic fruitiness of Daisy (and remind that Daisy is Gaga's favourite perfume). Then the orchid meets the honey, and it becomes a sweeter and warmer floral scent that reminds me of the warm sweetness of Lola.
The end is very spicy and warm with incense and saffron, and this reminds me of the spicy, sexy and a bit woody candy-like sweetness of Ange Ou Demon.
You know, it's not as innovative as Chanel no.5 or Angel, but it's a very good perfume.

Aug
25
2012
stefanel80
stefanel80

I hope some day, arrive this fragance to Argentina.

Aug
25
2012
girlsworld
girlsworld

My daughter is Gaga about Gaga Fame, apricot whooo hit as it settles there is almost a marzipan richness, I am likening this one to Hugo Deep Red, Dior Hypnotic Poison on me. For a celebrity fragrance, yes I guess it follows the famous crowd with the fruity tooty candy aroma, but as it settles it tones down leaving other celebs on the z list of the fragrance red carpet showdown. Yes some may feel it is not dark, creative or mysterious enough - however we have to remember in celebrity scentsation land it is all about fans and what appeals to a wide commercial market and I guess Gaga has cracked this vessel (egg) and is watching the dollars roll in ! Viva Gaga !!

Aug
25
2012
lizzie81
lizzie81

hmmm i tried this today and honestly I was nothing special to my nose in fact I found it pretty generic. I do love the bottle design and black liquid, however i feel like more effort should have been put into the actual fragrance to round it off. This is a safe fragrance I think a lot of people would wear it and enjoy it but I feel like the juice would have been more at home in a pink girly bottle. I didn't get any spice or darkness or anything of that nature whatsoever. When i first sprayed it all I could smell was detergent (not unpleasant but not really what I want in a perfume. On me it was fairly weak too and after 2 hours all i smell on my arm is a slight sweetness again not unpleasent but just kind of nothingy. So sorry to all you fans but this just didn't work at all for me! I think the gorgeous packaging leads you to think the perfume very different from what it actually is. It's very safe and gneric smelling, all in all pretty disappointing for me.
It just occured to me that the perfume is called 'fame' and all the effort seems to have gone into the appearance and outward packaging, leaving behind a bland, empty feeling after spraying the fume ha how ironic or was it deliberate?? hmmm food for thought!

Aug
25
2012
mimila
mimila

My daughter, a little monster,(Gagas term, not mine)desperately wanted this in the ultimate masterpiece edition for her birthday in November. So off to Macys we went to procure a bottle. It really did'nt matter what it smelled like because I knew I was going to buy it anyway. However, it's a disappointment. It's so sweet and very fruity and not at all dark or edgy. My daughters other favorite is Selena Gomez and I like that one better on her but I'm resigned to her happily walking around in a thick cloud of Fame for the forseeable future. What we perfume loving mothers won't endure to make our kids happy.

Aug
25
2012
lister
lister

I was waiing for this EDP.Great promotional program,nice add and fancy unusual bottle.Yes, it's all about Fame.I simply love the whole idea. Before I bought the bottle I tried the paper add sample and I was like- is it a light version of J'Adore?Whomever smells the notes of this EDP would say-it smells very familiar!Anyway,jasmine and orchid,apricot or a bit of plum,minimum musk and honey.Very feminine but not youthful,flowery-fruity but not sugary sweet.Simple and great.But not original,as GaGa herself...
You will not regret if You will have this EDP in ur collection, it's just not going to be your favorite.

Aug
25
2012
Lovely123
Lovely123

I was walking in Macy's perfume section when I noticed it, I absolutely love the bottle and was expecting something very unique and impressive. It surprised me also that it was so sweet and not as unique and dark as I had hoped. It's not bad, it's just like when you eat something that you think is salty, then turns out to be sweet and it's sort of dissatisfying.

Aug
24
2012
Sorcerer1001
Sorcerer1001

So where to start? the first thing i noticed when i found it was that it was sweeter than i expected. From the black color and the ads reminscent of alejandro i was expecting a black beauty, not that i dont like it it just took me by suprise. Its not super unique as i would have hoped from her. Im trying to be objective about it because i am a HUGE FANGIRL, but its beautiful nonetheless. I think the closest thing i can relate it to is miss dior, or one of those editions. I still can't decide how i feel about the sillage and projection. The spray i had on my arm from the store lasted all night. The next day i sprayed it on and it seemed to disappear (at least from my senses, i didnt ask opinions) in the summer heat, but then later once it cooled down for the night i began to notice it on myself again. SO WHO KNOWS. But the pricing is more than fair. As a rule of thumb most 3.4 oz edps are going to run you 100-130. This one was 70 something. So idc if its not MONSTER sillage and projection (teehee puns). I think i am most proud of the detail that went into it. The bottle just feels well made; when she was going on about it being metal i was expecting that one ply type stuff that gets bent when you bump it. Its pretty solid, and the amphora bottle feels it too, but im not about to drop it to test it out. The cap also serves as a stand for the bottle YAY VERSATILITY. Overall i just think its magical, it has this satisfying clink when you open or close it, almost like the elixir of youth from Death Becomes Her. And can i just say how i love that the little things at the bottom of the box that are usually warning symbols are actually monster claws, judas hearts, and gaga silouhettes telling you not to drink it. In case you cant tell by now, half of what i look for is presentation. Cant wait to get the soaps and lotions that will come with it!! Hopefully it will fill in the sillage gap i seem to be noticing but im pretty damned happy with this one just as is

Aug
24
2012
jennifer.herndon
jennifer.herndon

I got a sample of this in Macy's today, and honestly didn't know what to expect out of it. I don't live under a rock, but I wasn't really following the hype, either.

I tried it out when I got home, and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. I was kind of expecting an overwhelming scent with massive sillage, a la Alien. Instead, I find a very wearable fragrance. There is a line of sweetness that I don't like my scents to cross, and Fame is right up on it. However, I find just enough incense in there to smoke out the sweet and make it quite nice on my skin.

From the other reviews, it seems I'm one of the lucky people who doesn't get a cloying blast of grape at any point. All I can say is, give it a shot. Maybe you'll be lucky too :-)

Aug
24
2012
Whit
Whit

This is my second review as today I got to sniff the actual perfume. Upon first spray, I notice the grape aroma that everyone is talking about. It stays that way for a while; it's almost a candy grape. Then it fades into a light apricot/honey aroma that is non-offensive. It's not a bad scent but it smells exactly like the magazine strip I smelled. My hubby liked it, but to me, it smells like every other fruity scent out there. I'm a fan of Gaga but this is still so disappointing to me; I wanted something dark and mysterious from her, something unusual given the fact that she is always going for shock value with her over-the-top antics. I do like it, but I think I have enough celeb frags so this one may not be a purchase. Hopefully she'll come out with another one and it be more "Gaga", more "Mother Monster" than this one.

Aug
24
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

blah blah BORING! This is nothing special at all imo . It's not bad but nothing special. If you are not a perfume addict and have tried many types of scents, you may enjoy this but trained noses will find this boring.

Aug
24
2012
SPresnell
SPresnell

Pretty but not impressive. I was hoping for a sexy women almost guyish, strong and unique. This is run of the mill nice and girly. I didn't buy it. I don't wanna smell like everyone else:p

Aug
24
2012
erica.andruscavage
erica.andruscavage

Although not the aggresive fragrance I expected, it is a totally different fragrance with each spray. I never know what to expect from it since I bought it on release day. Today's spritz took me back to the 1980s as it smelled exactly like "Forever Krystle" which promoted "Dynasty" at the time. Not sure what it will smell like on the next spray. It's very unpredictable!

Aug
24
2012
deny
deny

I tried this today and I can say that is nothing dark, mysterious, different, is fruity and common!

Aug
24
2012
xdollpartsx
xdollpartsx

The BIGGEST let down since Katy Perry's Purr. I am so dissapointed in Gaga I really expected something brilliant, unique, against the grain and instead she has crumbled to push out a run of the mill celeb frag. this smells like watered honey with a splash of peach and IT DOES NOT SPRAY ON BLACK!!! UTTER LIE! the best word to sum this up is cr*p. And I love Gaga! people will still buy this purely for her name but I must say I have lost quite a bit of respect for her, I think this is insulting to her fans after all she said and how much her or her "people" have chosen to price this at!

Aug
24
2012
Edgalyndo
Edgalyndo

Something completely different to other commercial and cloying scents of other artists, I was able to test this and from the beginning is timeless, mysterious and abstract Fragance; I'm indiferent to Lady Gaga & I'll be honest, this fragrance exceeded my expectations, And worthily compete with prestigious brand famous perfumes ... I think it deserves a chance

Aug
23
2012
mashka
mashka

I really like the FAME, But it is not something NEW, It's unfortunately the same Poison-Angel-Allien -Gaultier-Mugler etc.....It's been done by the masters before. But it stays on your skin for at least 8 hours!!!!! It is not a revolution but I SUPPORT IT 100%!

Aug
23
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Finally I got to try it!! First of all, I LOVE Lady Gaga, but that's not going to have any influence of my perfume review. Ok, now that being said, I really like this. At first I thought, "Oh man, another tooty fruity celebrity frag. Yummy, sweet, fruity, nice, but not 'WOW'." (Btw, I so do not smell grape AT ALL! What are people talking about?!?!) Then as it dried down, I was kind of kicking myself for judging it so early. As time went on, the celebrity frag fruitiness started to fade. It was still there but you could tell that those notes decided to step aside and let some other ones shine. The honey and florals bloomed nicely, and the slight hint of incense emerged just enough to take this perfume away from Candyland, and into the real world. Man, I think I'm in love. I love fruity scents but they can make me a little queasy if they become to cloying or don't develop enough over time. This one works because just as you are about to write it off as a gummi bear flavored tween toothache, it surprises you and brings you back to normalcy. I would definitely buy this. I am waiting for a smaller size though, since I'd like to start off with maybe an oz just to see how often I would wear it.

Sillage is slight to moderate.
Longevity is several hours.
The formula is not very strong and I needed 5 sprays (normally I'm a 2-3 spray max kinda woman!) in order to really smell it enough.
Overall rating: 90/100

Aug
23
2012
BlueMoonRose
BlueMoonRose

I finally was able to try it but unfortunately it was much lighter that I had expected. Maybe it was my skin chemistry, so I will try it again. The bottle is very cool, the black liquid too. I need a stronger fragrance in general so maybe I just need to try a more concentrated form. I guess I was expecting something like Alien or Ange ou Demon, and it smelled more like fruit and light floral to me. Better luck next time I guess. :)

Aug
23
2012
PerfumeManiac101
PerfumeManiac101

Now to me this fragrance changes so fast on my skin and on the nozzle as well. First on the nozzle I could smell white florals and apricots. Then soon on the nozzle, it smells like blackberries or black current and really sweet.

Aug
23
2012
wakemeupalready
wakemeupalready

After all the hype surrounding this fragrance I had to give it a tru just to see what all the fuss was about and to my surprise it is actually really really lovely!

It's not really what I was expecting after seeing the dark ad campaign etc. maybe what gaga was trying to do with this fragrance was build up a concept and turn it on its head like its dark, black and scary but underneath the dark side of fame there is also a different lighter nicer side? I doubt it but that's what I get from this idea.

The fragrance itself when I first sprayed this on a paper strip it was very fruity I def see where the grape thing comes into it, but this is completely different on skin. It starts off fruity for a few mins and quickly turns into a heady floral, so far this has lasted an hour on my skin. After an hour I'm starting to get the incense note and it is really hypnotic. At first I wasnt impressed with the floral but it seems to have reacted on different parts of my skin. On the drier parts it is still floral but on the moister parts it is definitely smoky.

I would say that for a parfum it is a little on the weak side I wouldn't be surprised of she releases an intense version as I think this would place it in a whole other realm.

This really is a well made fragrance, don't listen to the reviews try this for yourself!! It is definitely one of the best celebrity scents so far.

Aug
23
2012
savannahjones98
savannahjones98

The bottle is beautiful. The visual, however, terrified me when I walked into work this morning. Very disconcerting (males in S&M gear climbing her "mountains"? Really?), but very Lady Gaga. Now, about the fragrance. I am not too much a fan of fruity or sweet, but I do like this fragrance. I also like how it turns completely after a few minutes into a nice soft floral. It does not smell like grape Kool-Aid to me like everyone else says, but I definitely smell the honey and apricot upon first spray. It's not ground-breaking, I like it but it's ust okay. I am terribly disappointed that it doesn't seem to last more than three hours.

Aug
22
2012
pinksapphire21
pinksapphire21

I'm def a little disappointed with this fragrance. It smells nice, but it's nothing special. It's a pretty generic floral/fruity scent.

Aug
22
2012
beth54
beth54

I'm just a little old southern housewife whose children have long flown the nest. I am aware of Lady Gaga, although I have never heard her music, which shouldn't surprise anyone. But to base one's opinion on a celebrity fragrance on your opinion of that particular person is plain stupid! But I don't really think that's what's happening here as much as people are somewhat disapointed with the quality of the fragrance. Personally, I am intrigued with the description as given on this great site and intend to make my way to the mall for a sniff. I liked Rihanna's Rebelle, but have never heard her sing, either. Most celebrity fragrances tend to be forgettable IMO, but that's not totally bad. It means that in a short period of time, we'll be able to purchase a bottle at Marshall's or some other discount store. The bottle is not bad looking-actually very conservative considering Gaga's style. So, I appreciate everyone's opinion but will reserve my judgement for the old fashioned way-smelling it! I also have a tender feeling towards grape kool-aid. I used a grape flavored cold medicine for my boys when they were tots. But I would rather not smell like it! But the "push pull" statement in the description is interesting. Also, I do love incense and honey. I am amazed at the number of reviews and opinions. It's really got me curious now! I promise, I'll be back-AFTER I've smelled it! Oooh-I'm excited-could there really be something different? I've become so bored with most celebrity fragrances that I've not purchased one since the Rihanna Rebelle. That one lasted about two weeks for me because I had to keep spraying to smell it! Hopefully the longevity of this fragrance will be better. That alone might influence whether or not I purchase. That it's available in a roller-ball is good too. Great reason to go to the mall!

Aug
22
2012
jonr951
jonr951

There's really nothing more to say that hasn't already been said. You all are right on with this one! It's grape Kool-Aid. Haha! I like it. I don't ABSOLUTELY LOVE it one bit but that's ok. I LOVE Gaga so I'll definitely be getting me a bottle eventually. I definitely still want that soap!!! : )

Oh and I kinda wish it smelled like Pulse on me but it really didn't. Oh well I guess. : )

The dry-down reminds me of Guilty for her just a little bit. I'm probably crazy. : )

UPDATE 8/23/12: Ok, Fame really is DELICIOUS! I guess that's all that really matters huh?! It's smelling less and less like grape Kool-Aid every time I re-apply it. Which is awesome in my book because when I first tested it, that's really all I thought it was. I really am amazed at how much I'm enjoying it more and more seeing as how it really wasn't love at 1st whiff. "Shame on me..."! Haha! I guess the Ultimate Masterpiece will be mine for my bday on Sept 5th! EXCITING! I know it isn't groundbreaking but gosh dang it is it yummy! : )

UPDATE 8/24/12: I'm getting a black cherry vide too. My good friend at Nordies said it reminded her of this old black cherry oil she said everybody wore in the 70s. Haha. I'm getting black cherry/grape and incense. SO glad I'm getting the smoky incense from this one. It makes Fame all that more interesting. : )

Aug
22
2012
PerfumeManiac101
PerfumeManiac101

I just got this perfume today. I smelled it. And I was in HEAVEN! It smells so good! It smells like Vivid by Liz Clairaborne. It dosent really smell sweet but it's so floral! I luv it!

Aug
22
2012
diggerbey
diggerbey

The most anticipated fragrance of the year is finally here, Fame by Lady Gaga is a sweet fruity-floral its not a groundbreaking fragrance but in no way does it disappoint. As I was walking in the mall I noticed that their was crowd around the entrance of Macy's so I decided to walk over and see what all the fuss was about, lord behold their was Gaga scantily clad with miniature men climbing her mountains if you catch my drift. As I walked thru the crowd I got to the Gaga counter and the SA sprayed my arm, I was initially quite amazed by it, the scent was very sweet comparable to apricots bathed in honey if you can imagine that mix and its sweetness you have the top of this perfume. A few minutes pass by and it gets much more floral with the jasmine and tiger orchid taking over and it remains quite feminine. While this perfume develops you get a smokey essence that comes from the incense. When everything dries down which is seven hours in already, you are left with the saffron which is a cousin to vanilla and the jasmine. So even though this perfume carries a dark almost mysterious aura with black fluid and the steamy campaign from the Lady herself it's quite the opposite it 's feminine, inoffensive and charming. Oh and for the men who want to wear Fame but are worried that its too "girly" I say who the hell cares just wear whatever makes you happy.

Aug
22
2012
unregistered
unregistered

Fruity, grape-y, not particularly long-lasting, inoffensive, sweet. Meh.

Aug
21
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

Judging from the black bottle I thought it was gonna smell strong/heavy, dark and completely turn me off, but it smells the opposite, its light, fruity, sweet and addictive. I can't stand gaga but hmmm I really want to do a full body test on this scent now, I think I likey.

Aug
21
2012
lukkyme
lukkyme

i smelled it in a magazine today & honestly it was BARELY there what i could smell was a faint mix of donna karen cashmeremist crossed with a purple sweet smell. . . . .it was nice but definantly been done before & it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO light/faint :(

Aug
21
2012
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

WHO REALLY CARES....IF U DONT LIKE IT..DONT WEAR IT...AND IF YOU DO...WEAR IT FOR YOU...NOT CARING WHAT SOMEONE ELSE THINKS...IF THIS DIDNT HAVE A LABEL OR NAME...NOBODY WOULD TRIP...WHAT IF IT JUST SAID : WEAR ME >>> made by organic juices....ppl would still buy it and wear it..just my thoughts on this goo goo gaga stuff. gaga that ! lol

Aug
21
2012
Blakshadow
Blakshadow

@patrick disco. Im first of all im not a gaga fanatic. I dont care about her, i dont like her music but still appreciate peoples work. I'm 24 and shockingly yes im aware of whats going on in pop culture. And as i recall im pretty sure said something about oh gaga why cant it be as good as you hyped it up to be. You are basing it on her. You dont give a pickle about the perfume u just dont like her. Its a decent smelling perfume, absolutely nice bottle. What do have to complain about ? Its a celebrity fragrance. Its not chanel #5 or armani. Its a good perfume, some poor girl tried her hardest and did a decent product people will just still continue to be negative becaue she cant please everyone. I would like to see how a perfume of yours would turn out ? And since i dont like u for being a hypcrite no matter what ill be negative about it, see what i mean ? Oh no you dont.

Aug
21
2012
fobia
fobia

I am typing this from outside of Macy's... Lol... I just walked in there and saw the Gaga bottles. I was surprised because I didn't think this would be out until September.
I sniffed a sample, and like some reviewers had already mentioned, it did smell a little bit grape ish to me.. Which I didn't love... But it's gaga and I have been waiting for this fume for like a year... I bought it anyway. Now I have sprayed it on my skin and I don't really smell that grape scent I had gotten on paper....whew. It does seem fruity but it's pleasant. We'll see how this develops...

Aug
21
2012
nattonline
nattonline

To my understanding, Lady Gaga Fame starts out somewhat "fruit-chouli" to me. It's pretty sweet, rich and fruity but not girly. It's more powdery rather than smokey with incense. Then the sweetness slowly changes from sweet sugar fruit to sweet honey. For the base, the perfume just becomes slightly musky with powdery floral, and it's actually quite mature.

Well, Obviously the idea/concept is brilliant, but the scent is far less than extraordinary. I don't think it is a bad scent at all. I think it is very wearable. Time will tell how successful this will get, but I cannot help but to wonder how soon this will end up at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

Aug
21
2012
smilekyle
smilekyle

Though I do find this sweet, (not too sweet, just a grown up, sophisticated sweet), I find that the deeper scents are wrapped around the lighter notes beautifully. I, myself, don't smell grape kool aid, as I keep reading people mention. Go smell Selena's perfume, THAT'S grape kool aid. I smell similar notes to other perfumes, but that's a given, but with them all mixed together, it smells unique to me. Of course, as with any other perfume, it's going to differ on everyone's skin. On me, I smell the incense, the florals, and then the honey, which is incredible. On my boyfriend, the sweeter notes stand out more. The one downside to me is the wear time. Perfumes generally never last on me, but I'd say this lasts about 3-4 hours. A bit disappointing, especially for a parfum, but considering I'm getting the "Le Masterpiece", I won't mind spraying this on all the time :)

*got signed out when i posted down there :X*
vvvvvvv

Aug
20
2012
guest_
guest_

Though I do find this sweet, (not too sweet, just a grown up, sophisticated sweet), I find that the deeper scents are wrapped around the lighter notes beautifully. I, myself, don't smell grape kool aid, as I keep reading people mention. Go smell Selena's perfume, THAT'S grape kool aid. I smell similar notes to other perfumes, but that's a given, but with them all mixed together, it smells unique to me. Of course, as with any other perfume, it's going to differ on everyone's skin. On me, I smell the incense, the florals, and then the honey, which is incredible. On my boyfriend, the sweeter notes stand out more. The one downside to me is the wear time. Perfumes generally never last on me, but I'd say this lasts about 3-4 hours. A bit disappointing, especially for a parfum, but considering I'm getting the "Le Masterpiece", I won't mind spraying this on all the time :)

Aug
20
2012
ladyimmortelle
ladyimmortelle

People when GaGa doing something 'normal': Too simple, boring and not being herself, dissapointed mystery.

People when GaGa doing something GaGa'ish: Trying too hard, too overpowering, just weird, attention-seeker.

Poor girl.. Will never be good enough.

Aug
20
2012
Mikprittie
Mikprittie

The SA sprayed it once a little bit more than a foot from my forearm and it smelled really sweet, something common. Around 15-20 minutes, i smelled something like a burned plastic in the car and realized it was my forearm where i had the fame sprayed. When i pulled in my parking lot, i decided to sniff my arm again and it made me so nauseated that i gagged, it was so plasticky. i am not sensitive to food scents and perfume that i gag easily (happened only during pregnancy) i don't know if it had something to do that it is the first day of my period. I will never give this another chance. So disappointed, a review said it reminded her friend of hypnotic poison, well it never made me gag and i love hypnotic poison. As soon as i entered the house I washed my arm with scented antibacterial soap and water but the skin scent of burned plastic lingered for another 15min, I am so glad it did not last for hours.
edit: for blakshadow, i like lady gaga and i liked the top notes of her perfume, sweet and smoky, not very sweet. But i do not like the drydown on my skin. i am not judging the celeb who made this, i am judging the perfume and my skin chemistry with it that is what we are supposed to do in this forum right?

Aug
20
2012
Jomoves
Jomoves

Tried this one today and for a perfume that was at various stages going to smell like blood, semen and an expensive hooker, what we have ended out with is a fruity floral.

Jeez Coty, don't knock yourselves out.

Aug
20
2012
4821regino
4821regino

I got a chance to smell the perfume today at Macy's from the BOTTLE, not a magazine strip. Now, I'm a HUGE gaga fan. And I have to say.. I am so disappointed.

I mean it smells delicious. Like sweet honey and incense. But I would think that this perfume would be revolutionary. Again, I'm a huge fan. But I'm just so disappointed. I am not going to pay $90 for something that I've already smelt.

It smells like a sweet candy like scent, it's very sexy and musky. The incense comes out on paper but not on skin. On paper it smells of florals. On skin it's sticky sweet. When you first spray it it smells somewhat like cologne. But then after 5 minutes it dries down to a candy like fruity scent. Not something 100% original.

Another thing, people say that a guy can wear it, now, I'm a guy and I love to wear perfume. But would I picture a strong manly man wearing this, no. Would I picture a typical gay gaga male fan wearing this? Maybe. If they're ok with sweet scents.

Overall: this is not an innovating scent. I've smelt stuff like this. It's a great fragrance! But it's not 100% original.
It's a sweet fruity floral
Smells sexy and musky
Lasted on my skin for 3 HOURS with one spray. Not good. At all
7 1/2/ 10

Aug
19
2012
somekindofpoet
somekindofpoet

As is usual with most things related to Lady Gaga, her perfume is 90% hype, 10% quality. With the release of this fragrance, 2 things were overly hyped.

1)The black fluid technology, which I admit is pretty darn cool(and fitting with the metaphor of fame)
2)The scent would revolutionize scents by straying away from the pyramid structure and instead developing a push&pull structure that would make the scent smell different on every person.

The black fluid is awesome, but the push&pull structure seems like a red herring in this scent. Don't get me wrong, it does smell different on different people, but that is something to be found in most quality fragrances. In fact, the pyramid structure is still recognizable among the people that I've tried the scent on(I picked up some samples and a bottle from Ebay)

For a fragrance with such a beautiful bottle, and dark imagery in it's AD campaign, the scent is a rather run of-the-mill sweet musky celebrity scent.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that bad...it's just not all that it could have been. Gaga(being the world superstar that she is) should worry less about creating interest in her work, and more on releasing quality stuff. I truly hope that her next fragrance is a much more revolutionary scent.

Overall.
Scent: Average, I've smelt similar things before.
Longevity: Average, after a while you just have the melody of what you used to love so much just lurking around in the back of your mind.
Sillage: Average, not a clawing mother, but also not a burrowing rat.

Aug
18
2012
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

So it's arrived, and personally I enjoyed the hype more than the fragrance. With all the exotic notes, I was shocked I had to lean into the paper strip to smell it after being sprayed. I suppose I was expecting intense projection? Black poison that sprays transparent and lays on the skin like oil. For a perfume that contains incense, it lacks the spicey and smokey qualities that note provides. Balmy? Yes. Sweet? Surely. Though I was expecting something groundbreaking. I believe it should have been called "5 Minutes of Fame", because after that... it dries down to the celebrity signature candied fruit base.

Aug
16
2012
Whit
Whit

So I was plopped on the couch reading the latest issue of Cosmo (yes I read it, don't judge), and low and behold was Gaga's advertisement along with the perfumed strip. I opened it and took a whiff. Hmm...I smell fruit and quite a bit of musk with maybe a hint of smokiness. I'm a little put-off as I was expecting something more dark or goth, perhaps? Anyway, it's not bad but I won't be rushing out to get it as I think I can wait until the hype settles. It may smell more developed on the skin as I am only reviewing what I smelled in a magazine. I'll update later when I get to actually smell it in person.

Aug
16
2012
dukestupid
dukestupid

HAS ANYBODY NOTICED THAT THE IMAGE ON THE BOX LOOKS LIKE BAPHOMET WHEN UPSIDE DOWN?

BY THE WAY I LOVE LADY GAGA AND CANT WAIT TO SMELL THIS. I HOPE THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON IN OUR COUNTRY.

Aug
16
2012
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

Got her! Finally got my claws around FAME! She didnt resist. Didnt put up a fight. She just came to me.

Spritzed on this and it's candy mixed with grape candy and for some strange reason it's very reminiscent of Beyonce Pulse. I have no idea why. Even when I smelled the tester strip in Cosmo it reminded me of Pulse. I smell no incense, no Jasmine, maybe honey, no nothing. Also, they didn't have the Le Masterpiece version at Macy's. Just the 1.7 oz :(.

Am I getting too long in the tooth to smell like I've indulged in every sweet tooth on the planet? Could it be?!................HELL NO! I'LL be 60 smelling like I burned down Willy Wonka's factory and rolled around in the melting candy!

It's also been 47 minutes and it's already fading, which, normally I wouldn't mind but today SexyMe sent me some very generous samples of Gucci Premiere and D&G Pour Femme and one spritz was all I needed from those sample vials. They're both STILL on my arms and I sprayed them about 2 p.m

So, in all, it's a nice, candy sweet scent. Doesn't smell any different from the Cosmo strip. I'll get Le Masterpiece and the lotion and I'm still debating on the shower gel or soap. I'll update when I've layered the products. Not bad, Gaga. I have no complaints.

P.s, it's now 9: 56 pm and in 10 minutes it has faded even more. Oh, Lady Gaga. I could just crinkle my fingers up at you! RAWRR!

Aug
15
2012
Zephyrzkingdom
Zephyrzkingdom

I now own this perfume (The largest bottle and I purchased the soap as of 8/25/12) and it's quite unique to me. It's smoky, dark, mysterious, yet sweet and fruity. On my skin it smells very much of incense, apricot, and belladonna...however in the bottle it smells more fruity and floral.

When its not rubbed, it smells deliciously floral (more orchid than belladonna I think, though they seem to come out equally) with a hint of fruit and a small bit of spice, perhaps the saffron? It has a truly unique smell.

Upon rubbing it, the notes of incense come out stronger and so too does the belladonna and orchid. Its more incense-like after the scent has been rubbed.

As Lady Gaga stated, she wished it to smell like an expensive hooker, and this does get it across, at least in the bottle, perhaps. It must be taken into consideration that this scent can change when rubbed!!

**Another thing to take into consideration, as with all perfumes, is that it smells different when on skin, on paper, and in the bottle!!**

EDIT (8/26/2012): The soap DEFINITELY smells grape-like and fruity when in the box, and a bit obnoxiously so. However, when wet and on the skin, it takes on an entirely new smell. Again, on my skin, it smells more like incense and saffron with a hint of belladonna trailing behind it. The bathroom smells fantastic afterwards. Furthermore, the soap DOES NOT STAIN ANYTHING.

Aug
15
2012
secretcrush
secretcrush

I also smelled the Cosmo tester strip n found it to be mildly mysterious due 2 its quiet projection... I was able to make out candied apricots and possibly sweet honey as being prominent, it was also a lil smokey n dark... Id like to test it on my wrist before closing out a full review...Quiet but not bad so far :) A more detailed review is coming...
EDIT: I purchased my bottle at Macys after aloowing scent to "settle" on my skin 4 an hour... I got a heightened version of the Cosmo sampler strip... I definitely can pick up jasmin and apricot... Thr incense is also apparent... I find it 2b a fruity-floral with an edge with its mild smokiness... I'm not one bit upset with my purchase as I like the scent and it been going strong for over 3 hrs :)

Aug
14
2012
Anup
Anup

First off, I am a fan of the Gaga.
With that out of the way I must say that I am mildly disappointed yet surprised at the same time.

There is a wood/honey note blended nicely with musk-berry ending with a semi/pseudo-metallic (dirty) clay spice accord. This mostly ends up having a very "la juicy" vibe which mainly contributes to my disappointment. But as stated previously, I am also surprised.

I believe that the half baked candy musk is rather cliche, but not in a sense that puts me off. More or less that accord makes it easy to wear and very approachable. A large saffron is present and seems to be dusted in sugar as well very much like Givenchy's Ange Ou Demon, with a generous spray of dollar store hairspray for good measure. (which i like)

After it dries a bit is where i become interested. A throaty combination of sambac jasmine and apricot begs the question, "What if used underwear could smell nice?".

There is an overall musk throughout as previously stated, but the musk in this scent has come off differently every time i have worn the fragrance. One day i noted that it smelled of iris, the next "ancient powder".

The honey note is also evident through all stages of the scent and at times will even take on that grainy quality that a real honey would. It's doesn't smell like the smell of honey, it smells like the taste of honey, which is odd.

Overall i believe that a large majority of perfume fanatics will ultimately be dissapointed in this offering not only because of Lady Gaga's confusing nature, but also because they fail to grasp the subtle redeeming qualities of this fragrance.

Aug
14
2012
Conifer lover
Conifer lover

I agree 100% with PatrickDisco. I smelled this today at the department store and my first impression was that it smelled like a grape snowball. The very young SA behind the counter said it smells like grape kool aid to her. I was not impressed at all. Nothing about this fragrance is worth the hype surrounding it. I can't think of anything to compare it to as I don't own many sugary fragrances. The bottle is very beautiful and will be added to my collection. Maybe there will be a Fame 2 that will "fix" the glitches so to speak.

I was right! ha! Maybe my nose isn't so inexperienced after all...
(Nopasho says everything I was meaning to say) hahahahaha

Aug
12
2012
smcandsmc
smcandsmc

I agree with the others about the opening-- like getting pepper sprayed with pixie stix. However, I was smelling the sample in Cosmo, and I can remember smelling magazine samples that did a terrible job of representing the actual frag; so before I trashed it, I left it sitting open to see if any other notes would develop.
It's the next day, and that to me oppressively sugary opening is gone, but it's still very sweet. I am getting white flower, honey, maybe some candied apricot, maybe a tiny touch of smoke.
It feels heavy but unsupported, as though there is no base structure that would prop up the scent if it were to try to deepen. The jasmine is too synthetic for me, with none of the buoyant freshness that keeps real fresh jasmine from being cloying.
Not exactly bad, once you get past the jolly rancher opening. But it's obvious more thought/money went into the 'black liquid' concept, the marketing and the bottle than into the scent itself.

Aug
11
2012
cathy.timoney
cathy.timoney

I was in a dept store today and they were letting people try the fragrance. There is a lot lost in translation between the magazine blow in and the actual fragrance. I am not big on celebrity scents. If it's not Chanel or D&G Lt. Blue, I have a hard time finding a fragrance that makes me say 'WOW.' Fame made me say WOW. It was not what I expected at all. I'm not sure if I'll buy it, but if it was given to me as a gift I would definately wear it.

The fragrance was very much like Lady Gaga herself. Unexpected. From the color, to the bottle, to the fragrance itself.

Aug
11
2012
pinkmuzic
pinkmuzic

mmmm! i'm pretty curious to discover this masterpiece of Gaga , i was not very curious when i saw Black fluid but it says that it become transparent with skin contact... SO THAT'S NEW AND IT'S MAKES ME VERY VERY CURIOUS i just can't wait to smell it! Lady Gaga's always Unique sty le that's why i like her so much xoxo Whoo hoo another 30 days to wait

Aug
09
2012
punkyboy92
punkyboy92

Please excuse my grammer, I typed this in 2 mins!

Aug
04
2012
punkyboy92
punkyboy92

Fellow fragranticans! HERE IS MY OFFICIAL REVIEW OF FAME BY GAGA!

I purchased this stunning fragrance in 1.7 oz for 110.$ on eBay. I couldn't wait thr 17 more days, its beautiful!
Here's my review! Lets get on with it! :)
The opening is very very similar to snooki/fantasy
it last this way about an hour or two. Its a deep dark sensual sweet. Not overpering at all. Imagine the ones I listed but with a incense undertone lurking. The notes work beautifully! After 2 hours the incense is more upfront with muskyness now very prominent. This scent lasts 6 hours on me! I was very surprised by the longevity! :) the siliage is a bit below average. Its is a full scent without being heavy if that makes scents. It's sweet, but no pink sugar. If you love floral fruits you'll like fame. To me there is a yin and Yang quality that this basically comes down to. The yin being the britney fantasy type opening the yang a dark presence that is very prominent. This is not a candy store scent its undetstated sweet musk with incense and flowers all at once. Dark and light are what I feel. I really hope this can help u all who were as anxious as I was. I feel its going 2 be successful. If you enjoy something a little different this will be your cup of tea. FAME words that come to mind. APRICOT, MUSK, :) hope you all found this helpful! In closing tho the scent is black in bottle & supposed to be clear on skin, it is clear on skin- with a faint dark purple black, faint tho! No big deal just wanted to share!
Its a floral to the core!

Aug
04
2012
Fragrancelover2012
Fragrancelover2012

If only she'd
do a men's fragrance!

Jul
18
2012
jonr951
jonr951

Here's what WWD has to say about Fame! : )

"Eaux de parfum in three sizes will be offered. The 100-ml. — which Gaga refers to as the Ultimate Masterpiece (these words are also printed on the bottle) — retails for $79, while the 50-ml. is priced at $55 and the 30-ml. will cost $42. A 10-ml. rollerball version will sell for $19. The collection will also include three ancillaries. Black Soap, $15, will be out in August in limited distribution, while a black shower gel, $25 for 200 ml., and a black body lotion, $30 for 200 ml., will be on counter in November."

"The Ultimate Masterpiece is Gaga’s “pure vision” for her scent brand, complete with a heavy, clear glass, egg-shaped bottle and a weighty gold-claw-inspired cap, and a number of doors will be carrying that size exclusively"

Jul
12
2012
zaza.ispratami
zaza.ispratami

Can't wait to try this. She doesn't have to make blood & sperm-scented perfume to make an amazing & unique one.

Jun
25
2012
le mouchoir de monsieur
le mouchoir de monsieur

I just two days ago had the opportunity to experience this--and an experience it was: I've never seen or smelled anything quite like it. Very much reflective of Lady Gaga herself. It's oddly heady in an extremely daring way and I predict an enormous success commercially as the bottle and intellectual property are all beautifully orchestrated. The detail that struck me about this "Celebrity Scent" was how bold it is: This is no "Please Everyone" endevour--it was obviously orchestrated by "the Lady" herself and she is very proud of it. Interestingly, it smells like her: A strange, oddly addictive, intensity prevails in all of its facets: It does indeed "seem" quite linear but I noticed a bit of a suave progression and an intriguing sense of it somehow blooming over time but not at all, as described above, in the usual way. The scent it most recalled to me was that of Poisonous Night Shade. I am not one fro celebrity scents but this one could be the next "Elizabeth Taylor's Passion," i.e. a groundbreaking gesture in american perfumery, even a return to favour of scents with actual character, something of a rarity these days! Leave it to Gaga. Like her music or not, you sort of have to respect her. First, everyone said she was just trying to be Madonna--well--leaving Madonna in your dust is indeed quite a gesture, I'm sure nobody would contest!

Jun
19
2012
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I have a feeling this will be very good! The bottle is creepy, like a spider! hahaha

Jun
15
2012

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