When I try perfume, I'm not usually reminded of Stride gum. But in the case of Fergie's new scent, Outspoken ($28), it's a pretty apropos comparison. No, the fragrance doesn't smell like gum, but it does hold on the same way Stride does, solidly smelling the same all day — and it has a similarly pleasant but artificial note profile.
It opens smelling like grape popsicles and then quickly dries down to a soft floral scent with a substantial wood base that stays and stays. It's high quality for its price point, but it's also not the leather and vetiver rock-chick smell it's billed as. It's the kind of scent you wear out dancing—sexy, not too expensive, and still on no matter how sweaty the dance floor gets or how late you stay out.