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Lady Gaga draws blood for new perfume

Lady Gaga's new fragrance will hit stores in

Lady Gaga's new fragrance will hit stores in August. (Credit: Handout)

What's black and red and smells like a pop star?

Lady Gaga's new perfume, called Fame, set to hit stores in August.

The singer made waves when she told Vogue her signature scent would smell like "blood and semen" back in 2010, and now she has gone a step further to reveal that her blood sample was actually used in the fragrance formula.

"It's a sense of having me on your skin," she said. "I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures."

But don't worry . . . she assures fans the black liquid, which reportedly changes color upon hitting the skin, won't actually smell like bodily fluids.

"Actually, the perfume smells like an expensive hooker."