Lady Gaga” is the stage persona of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a native New Yorker who has become a worldwide star for her music and style. Germanotta began performing at an early age and left college to pursue her professional career; she transformed herself into Lady Gaga, a space-age creature influenced by everything and everyone from 1970s glam rock to Madonna to Andy Warhol. Her first album, The Fame, was released in 2008. Her singles have become a nonstop stream of hits: “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance,” and “Born this Way” are just a sampling. She has collaborated with other vocalists as diverse as Beyoncé and Tony Bennett and is a frequent spokesperson for gay rights.
When Lady Gaga entered the world of celebrity fragrances (under the auspices of the international beauty giant Coty), it was easy to predict that her first perfume, just like her entire career, would be a shocker as well as a best-seller. Fame, launched in 2012, did not disappoint. It flaunted a dramatic bottle design, black liquid that sprays clear, and intoxicating notes of saffron, belladonna, incense, and more, not to mention a daring ad campaign organized by the star’s Haus of Gaga creative team.