Eau de Gaga
Lady Gaga seems hell bent on confusing all of us. Her first go-around in the world of scent (Fame, which was released in 2012) seemed docile compared to her public image. It was shocking in that it was not shocking at all. I believe most people were expecting something dark and mysterious and when we were given something completely opposite, it left people scratching their heads in wonder. Even though I liked "Fame", it seemed like a tame outing for someone as eccentric as Lady Gaga. Fast-forward to 2014 and the release of her second perfume, Eau de Gaga. Again, I feel like we are left scratching our heads for a second time, wondering if a perfume will ever be released that will represent Lady Gaga's public persona. I do like Eau de Gaga but it seems far removed from the image of Lady Gaga that I perceive her to be. This perfume is very "green." It reminds me of cut grass on a spring day. Years ago, I used to really like The Healing Garden products. They had one scent that was called Green Teatherapy. I used to like their body wash in that scent and for whatever reason, Eau de Gaga reminds me of it. It's not a bad thing but I was expecting something a little more Gaga-esque. I'm not disappointed but I keep finding myself wanting something more from her. Maybe the joke's on us. Maybe she wants her scents to show that she's a lot more than what her public image boasts. Maybe she's trying to show that she's not just the woman we see on the stage, that she has many different sides to herself and one way of expressing that is through her perfumes. One thing is for sure, she continues to shock us with her perfume releases, just not in the way one would expect. Lady Gaga seems to be more of an enigma than one would think and Eau de Gaga along with Fame, prove that theory. Eau de Gaga seems hard to find (in my city anyway.) I looked high and low for this fragrance but couldn't find it anywhere. Every store had Fame but not Eau de Gaga. It wasn't until stores starting putting out their boxed fragrance sets for the holiday season that I was finally able to find a 50ml. bottle of it along with a bottle of matching shower gel for 59 dollars, plus tax. Happy to have it, glad I tried it but it's not destined to be one of my must-have favourites.