Getting Fergalicious With Outspoken by Fergie
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.
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.
“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.”
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:
- Star Fruit
- Iced Berry
- Wild Saffron
- Tuberose Absolute
- Midnight Jasmine
- Passion Flower
- 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.
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…
Pick up Outspoken by Fergie online or from an Avon rep for $28.
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