The First Ever Black Eau de Parfum.
"Tears of Belladonna
Crushed Heart of Tiger Orchidea
With a Black Veil of Incense
And the Combinative Essences
Of Saffron and Honey Drops"
First of its kind, this perfume is an innovation in fluid technology. It's black like the soul of fame, but invisible once airborne.
The bottle, co-designed with Nick Knight, is an oval capsule with a metallic gold claw-shaped cover gripping the bottle. When removed, the cover also functions as a stand for the perfume. The claw inspiration could be from the Little Monsters' sign, the paw. The egg shape of the bottle was inspired by Lady Gaga's performance at the Grammy Awards in 2011.
Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Eau De Parfum is built around three main accords: dark, sensual and light. It also utilises a "push-pull technology", rather than a pyramidal structure, to bring out its notes of dark accord (Atropa belladonna, incense), sensual accord (honey, saffron, apricot) and light accord (Tiger Orchid).
In an interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show in 2011, Lady Gaga dispelled the rumour that her first perfume will smell like blood and semen, but it will smell like an "expensive hooker." However, she also stated "that in the creation process of the perfume she wanted to extract the feeling and the sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that's were that (the blood and semen scented perfume rumor) came from. That is in the perfume but it isn't the smell of it. You just get the after-feeling of sex from the semen, and then the blood is sort of primal. It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it's like a sense of having me on your skin."
When asked by a fan if she would be developing a fragrance for men, Gaga explained, "My perfume was designed for women, but a lot of my gay friends wear it."