Getting Fergalicious With Outspoken by Fergie

Last week, I made a pit stop at Famous Footwear to try on some boots. Of everything I tried, these boots from Fergie’s Fergalicious shoe line looked the best on me.

cinch Walking out with no boots at all was more a reflection of my thin wallet than the boots themselves.

It’s been feeling like a Fergalicious week because, just a few days ago, I got Outspoken by Fergie in the mail. It’s a new fragrance, retailing for $28 for a 1.7 ounce bottle, from the pop princess herself. So, of course, I’m doing an Outspoken by Fergie review.

Of course, I was excited. New fragrance! I’m not normally a perfume girl (most because I’m mildly allergic/sensitive to most perfumes), but I always like to give stuff a try.

Before I even took it out of the box, I had a few expectations.

Think about Fergie for a second. What do you think of? Gritty, maybe. Rock and roll, perhaps, with the term loosely defined. Maybe a little dirty. Sexy.

Of course, I would expect Outspoken to reflect this. And with the sleek, black bottle and diamond-shaped topper, I thought my expectations would be correct.

Outspoken02 It even says it in Outspoken’s advertising.

“Outspoken definitely has a ‘Rock-n-Roll Boudoir’ vibe. I think the woman who wears it can feel both strong and feminine at the same time.”
- Fergie

Then I spritzed it on, and I realized that all of my expectations were wrong…

  • It doesn’t remind me of Rock and Roll at all.
  • It’s not gritty. It’s not serious.
  • It’s more pretty than sexy.

But hold up a minute. Here’s something really important: I really like this perfume. Sure, it doesn’t smell like something I’d think would come from Fergie, but it was still really awesome.

It smells sweet, flowery and delicate. Soft.

And, as an added bonus, I didn’t have an allergic reaction.

Here are the “notes” as described in the Outspoken literature:

Top Notes

  • Star Fruit
  • Iced Berry
  • Wild Saffron

Heart Notes

  • Tuberose Absolute
  • Midnight Jasmine
  • Passion Flower

Base Notes

  • Racy Black Leather
  • Raw Ebony Wood
  • Smokey Vetiver

I’m not sure what any of that means. All I know is that it smells awesome.

Outspoken03 As for application, the bottle gives a fine mist. Most perfumes require only 1 spritz to give adequate scent coverage, but this needed 2 to 3 spritzes. That gives you more control over how much you use, which is nice.

I could still smell Outspoken on my skin and clothes even 10 hours later, although it didn’t permeate the air past 2 or 3 hours. And that’s fine since I really don’t need a fragrance cloud to follow me around.

I also got comments. “You smell good!” And I agreed.

The Final Verdict

Although this perfume has Fergie’s name on it, don’t get too hung up on this. If I smelled it without knowing the name, I wouldn’t have thought it came from her. It doesn’t give off the vibe that they were going for. Nonetheless, it smells amazing. Just expect to smell pretty and not so much “Rock-n-Roll Boudoir.” Normally this would get an A, but I feel there was a bit of false advertising, so I give this otherwise awesome fragrance a…

B+

Pick up Outspoken by Fergie online or from an Avon rep for $28.

Trisha

Boots photo credit: Famous Footwear

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4 Comments

  1. I have to admit, I’m usually very skeptical when it comes to celebrity perfumes. You make this one sound so nice though! If I ever happen to see it, I’ll be sure to try a spritz or two
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  2. I love your review of this! I’m really intrigued now… because I would never buy a fragrance by Fergie – I prefer something more fresh and soft. But i guess this one ended up being just what I would like! nom nom nom

  3. When I first tried it and found that it didn’t fit with what I thought Fergie would make, I thought “Oh man, I have to mention this on Makeup Files.”

    So, I’m glad you ladies enjoyed reading it. And I totally suggest trying it.

  4. I am an Avon rep and I was very excited when I was notified that she was coming out with a fragrance for us. When I bought my demo I was absolutely in love with it. It’s now my best-seller! Thanks, Fergie!! You can get yours at http://www.youravon.com/mlicea

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