In the last few weeks I have had the privilege to try two hot new perfumes from two hot, well known music artists. Lady Gaga’s “Fame” and Fergie’s “Viva” are both so delicious smelling it is impossible for me to pick a favorite.
Now, most of you know I am not a fan of Lady Gaga, and often refer to her as “Lady Gagme” however… she really nailed this perfume. “Fame” is the first ever “black liquid” eau de parfum – “black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne.” The fragrance collection includes the parfum, soap, body lotion, roller ball and shower gel… all of which I have now ordered.
Lady Gaga’s Fame Perfume has hints of Tiger Orchid, Apricot, Saffron, Honey and Incense to give it a scent as unique as Gaga’s own style. It’s powerful yet sweet. I absolutely love it. The Lady Gaga Fame is priced at $55 for 1.7 fl oz.
The second perfume I was able to try is from Avon – Viva by Fergie – which is actually the third fragrance Avon has carried by the famous pop star. The new fragrance is advertised as fearless and daring with the slogan “Live by Your Own Rules.” Now, I have worn Outspoken, the first fragrance in this line since 2010, and can not tell you how many compliments I have received. Viva also has an accompanying body lotion and shower gel.
“Feminine. Empowered. Unconventional. Viva by Fergie is a sexy contradiction of captivating cool herbs spiked with fierce lavender and intriguing vetiver. A fragrance for women who want to live life on their own terms, inspired by one of today’s most empowering women, Fergie.” Viva is very different from the original “Outspoken” collection – this one being much lighter and more floral. It is a perfect scent for Summer…. yes I ordered that whole set as well. Viva by Fergie is at an incredible price point as well – something we all know and love about Avon – with the 1.7 fl oz retailing for only $30.
Of the two perfumes I absolutely can not pick a favorite. Fame is bold. Viva is flirty. Fame is sophisticated. Viva is fun. Fame is sexy. Viva is romantic. Fame is perfect for night time. Viva is perfect for daytime. Ahhhhh…. PERFECT.
Disclosure: I was given a sample of each of these perfumes for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was given and all opinions are 100% my own.