It looks like blood and smells like the 'tears of Belladonna': Lady Gaga reveals new perfume bottle after excited fashion editors leak photos
The hotly anticipated perfume has been two years in the making
17:52 GMT, 15 June 2012
Lady Gaga has been forced to issue an official first look at her new fragrance bottle on Twitter after a Canadian fashion editor leaked a photo yesterday.
Posting a picture on the social networking site this afternoon, she wrote: 'Looks like photos of my perfume are being leaked. Oh you fashion editors I could just crinkle my hands at you!'
The perfume, named Fame, is coloured a deep red to resemble blood, and comes in an ampule-like bottle with a heavy silver lid.
Mysterious: Gaga tweeted that the perfume smelled like 'crushed heart of tiger orchidea, with a black veil of incense'
Fans were thrilled by the tantalising pictures of the pop star's fragrance posted on her Twitter account
Lady Gaga tweets pictures of her new perfume after fashion editors leak story
The box is black with gold script, with a description of the scent on the back.
Instead of the rumoured smell of 'blood and semen', it reads: 'Tears of Belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea, with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot, and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops.'
Singer's scent: The 26-year-old, currently touring Australia, has called her perfume Fame
Beneath that is added: 'It's black, like the soul of fame'.
The pop star tweeted: 'And here it is! The first official photograph of my perfume. It's called FAME. The First Ever Black Eau De Parfum.'
Already, fans are replying to the tweet with huge enthusiasm.
Lisa Tant, the editor-in-chief of
Canadian fashion magazine Flare, gave the game away when she tweeted an image of the bottle, set to
hit stores in August, along with its much-anticipated name and scent notes.
over two years the 26-year-old singer had been publicly teasing her
fans with small bites of information about the rumoured perfume, which
in 2010 was reported to smell like 'blood and semen'.
Ms Tant quoted Lady Gaga, allegedly at a press preview for the perfume, but has since taken down the image and quote from her Twitter account.
She has not responded to questions from MailOnline asking whether she in fact breached an embargo, or whether her tweets about the perfume were a hoax.
Lady Gaga is also tipped to cover Vogue's famed September issue for 2012, to coincide with the perfume's official launch.
Her last cover for the magazine was in March 2011.