Exclusive: We talk with Lady Gaga about Fame, fragrance and why being from New York makes her scent the best (Plus: 16 photos of celebs at the Fame launch party!)
When news first broke about your fragrance, you came out saying that it was going to smell like blood and semen.
“I say stuff all the time to rattle people’s cages, so I didn’t really mean what I said. Truthfully, I don’t think it matters what it smells like. And that was sort of the joke that I was trying to make, that when it comes to a celebrity fragrance, you’re usually just buying it because you like the celebrity. One thing that I do have to offer—as a pop singer putting out a fragrance—that makes me different is that I’m from New York and I know a good f—ing perfume.”
How does the colour black play into your daily life?
“I like black and especially what it has to do with fame, because it is a veil. So it’s sort of like saying ‘I don’t want you to see something’ and ‘I feel safe in here, I’m hiding in this black place.’ I quite like that and I always have because I’m from New York and that’s what we do in New York; we wear black t-shirts and black jeans and we don’t brush our hair, we put on sunglasses and [say] ‘f— you, I have work to do.’ And that’s kind of how I am. I’m just a really creative person, and so I put this black veil around myself so that I can be creative and then what comes out is what everybody loves.”
What’s different about your perfume?
“It’s not just the first ever black fragrance, but it’s also [the first ever to have] push pull technology. So on each and every [person] you’re going to smell completely different things at completely different times. I’ve been telling people that what it smells like on me is that it goes from apricot to honey, back to apricot, back to honey, then to the Belladonna [note], and then it has this nice saffron-y and incense sort of masculine thing at the end that’s a little bit leathery and I really like that. What I like about it is that it reminds me of how I feel with my boyfriend: it makes me feel like I want to be made love to, and be ravaged, and then when it’s over, [the fragrance] settles, and it smells cool and I want to order a pizza and watch a movie.”
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