Eau De Gaga applies with a musky leather accord, and as it settles down the leather accord develops fully and combines with the long notes of lime. I expected the violet to be predominant, given the official description, but on me the leather accords and lime that take centre stage. There is a hint of green leafy florals, but they aren’t strong enough for me to separate.
After a few hours the dark florals in the heart of the fragrance develop fully; I don’t know what different florals have been used here, but the Eau De Gaga’s heart reminds me of Illumasqua’s Freak, so maybe belladonna is in here like it is also in Fame? There is also something mossy and earthy, but it doesn’t seem łike patchouli to me.
After several hours the violet comes through on my skin, and leads the salty musk into the woody base. I can’t seperate the types of wood used and desribe them fully, but I really, really like the rich base.
Although Eau De Gaga goes close to the skin after several hours, the Longevity is excellent for a mass-market Coty release; it averages at around eight hours wear on me.
I think that, like Fame, Eau De Gaga is going to be a love or hate it fragrance as it is so different from the usual celebrity scent, but I must applaud the makers for thinking outside of the box with this - it’s very well made and smells much more expensive than it is.
Stronger, unisex fragrances can make my migraines worse, but so far so good with this - it’s perfect for colder, wetter weather.