Amouage Opus VII & VIII ~ fragrance reviews

Amouage Opus VII and VIII

Wow! How I’ve fallen behind on the Amouages! Let’s skip the formalities and go straight to reviews of Amouage Opus VII and VIII from the Amouage Library Collection:

Opus VII was developed by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Pierre Negrin. Its notes include galbanum, pink pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, fenugreek, agarwood smoke, patchouli, ambrox, leather, ambergris, costus root, muscone, sandalwood, olibanum and cypriol. In short, it’s a rich and smooth, slightly funky, leathery fragrance. It skews masculine, but I’d be perfectly comfortable wearing it…

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Lady Gaga Fame ~ perfume review

Lady Gaga Fame, 2 page advert

[Note: regular readers of Now Smell This, at least, those that don’t skip all the celebrity perfume reviews, have already read this story so many times that a summary should suffice: Fame is exactly what any long-time watcher of the celebrity fragrance market would have expected it to be: a sweetish fruity floral of no particular distinction. Still, it’s wearable enough, and even after spraying it on paper, I was willing to try it on skin, which is more than I can say for Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum.]

As I’ve said here before, I am missing some portion of the gene for true fandom.1 There are famous people whose work I enjoy and whose careers I follow with some interest, but I’m not interested in meeting any of them, I don’t much care about their private lives, and I certainly would not buy a perfume just because some famous person’s name was on it. Maybe because of that, or maybe because I’m rarely more than vaguely familiar with the celebrities who land perfume contracts, I look on the celebrity fragrance market with an attitude somewhere between bemusement and detachment…

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Lady Gaga Fame ~ new perfume

Lady Gaga Fame fragrance advert

Pop icon Lady Gaga will launch her debut perfume, Fame, in September. The scent was made under licensing arrangements with Coty, and reportedly is the “first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne”. Per Lady Gaga, Fame is “a beautiful prospect with a dark heart”…

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