Rawrgirls Review - Lady Gaga's Fame Perfume & Body Lotion!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

We have been so excited for the release of Gaga's first perfume, Fame, for aaaaaages now, so when it released last Thursday I ordered it without even smelling it! I know, I'm a crazy bar steward, but that's just how I roll ;)

I went with Superdrug because they were offering the matching body lotion (RRP £13.99) as a free gift with the purchase of the 50ml (£29.99) or 100ml (£53.99) at the time - awesome deal but it seems like that offer is no longer on, so I was lucky to catch that! Anyhoo, what does the blurb say? I lifted this from the Superdrug webby . . . 'Never one to accept the status quo, Lady Gaga's first signature fragrance challenges every existing industry standard. Where there was light, she brings darkness. Where there was transparency, she brings mystery. Where there was fruit, she demanded poison. The result is Lady Gaga Fame, an opulent, crushed-floral fragrance that's black in colour like the soul of fame but transparent once airborne.' I have to say, as poetic as the license is, it pretty much sums it up!

First impressions count, so what is the packaging like? FIERCE. It makes all of my Harajuku Lovers cuties run and hide. An imposing, impressively heavy monster of a bottle, finished with a gold claw like top. The liquid itself is supposedly the first black perfume to turn translucent when airborne - zazzy! We LIKE. The body lotion, in the grand tradition of all layering potions, favours a standard plastic bottle but still manages to pull off a pretty chic dressing table look.

Fame is definitely a bold scent. My first thought was that it hints at Dior's Poison with a touch of Cacharel's Eden, but that's until the fruity tones hit you and then it really comes into it's own. The notes are listed as atropa belladonna, tiger orchid, incense, apricot, saffron and honey but I can't put my finger on any of these (like I know what belladonna smells like though?!)! After the initial spice and sensual floral, I sense rich fruits like berries and plums. Whatever it is, I know I really like it! The scent is long lasting and layering it with the matching body lotion just adds to the depth - yum!

I am in awe of the Fame body lotion, it has that immediate 'OOOOH!' factor that store SA's dream of! It's not the most moisturising cream in the world (like most scented lotions I guess) but it does have the added novelty of being a BLACK cream that disappears on the skin! *insert RPatz WTF face here* I defy you to not make the OOOOH! noise on first application. It definitely has more style over substance but you'd be buying it for the scent more than it's skin conditioning qualities I'd imagine so hey ho, let's enjoy the crazy colour goodness! ;)

Overall, good work Mother Monster, paws up for Fame and long may Haus Laboratories cater to Gaga's dream of helping us all smell as free as our hair!

J - Obsessively opposed to the typical.


  1. ahh, it looks and sounds amazing, I can't wait to try this!

  2. black cream?? that looks mental! I definitely want to try it for the novelty



  3. Wow black body lotion, awesome!
    I'm desperate to have this to be honest, it looks amazing & definetly my kind of fragrance

    Thanks so much for commenting on Bo Blab too :)

  4. I can't wait to try this!! I usually wear Thierry Mugler's Womanity or Angel, so hopefully this will suit my need for sharp, spicy, and interesting scents! Plus the whole black lotion and spray intrigues me!!


  5. wow it`s looks amazing!!!
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  6. Excited to try this. I love Gaga and the whole concept and design of it, but all reviews a completely different. I'm afraid it would be not so interesting as I expect.
    Anyway, great blog! Thanks for passing by mine, I'm now following you.

  7. This is actually the first celebrity fragrance that I have been excited to try!


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    1. Oooh thank you! It's so cool :) We already follow you! x


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