For the last few months Lady Gaga has not figured that prominently in our news feeds or in our thoughts--the occasional concert ban notwithstanding. But suddenly she's everywhere! We learned yesterday that Mother Monster already shot the cover of Vogue's September issue, a move that should help Vogue sell issues (her March cover was the mag's number two best-seller of the year) and help Gaga sell her new perfume.
Ah, that elusive perfume! We've been hearing about that damn potion for almost two years now, and as we get closer to the launch date, rumors continue to fly.
Here's what we know: the fragrance will reportedly smell of "blood and semen", which is a totally romantic combo, to be sure. Gaga later confirmed the presence of eau de bodily fluids, and added that the overall vibe will be that of an "expensive hooker." So far this is totally Vogue material, right? Well, thanks to an over-zealous Flare editor who got her hands on an advance sample, we know a lot more.
The scent, supposedly called "Fame", is a black liquid ("like the soul of fame") that will change color when you apply it to your skin, the Daily Mail is reporting. Also, Gaga supposedly clarified that no, it will not actually smell like the sheets after a vigorous 50 Shades of Grey style romp:
It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it’s a sense of having me on your skin. I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that’s where [the rumors] came from. That is in the perfume, but it doesn’t smell like that. Actually, the perfume smells like an expensive hooker.
Update: After an editor posted (and subsequently deleted) a sneaky photo of the fragrance bottle on Twitter, a disgruntled Gaga took to the Internet to post her own, better-lit Instagrams of 'Fame: Black Liquid' and divulge a bit more info. From her Twitter:
"Looks like photos of my perfume are being leaked," she said. "Oh fashion editors I could just crinkle my hands at you!" We don't really know what that means, but we aren't too worried.
Anyway, she gave us a look at the front the front and back of the box, including the perfume's ingredients, which sound straight from a chapter of Roald Dahl's George's Marvelous Medicine: Tears of Belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea, with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot, and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops. Enticing... but where's 'Liquid Gaga DNA'?
So will you wear Gaga's blood molecules and smell like a prostitute this fall?