What would Madonna smell like? Certainly not of hydrangeas. Maybe she smells of the collective anger and disdain of her exes (hi, Guy Ritchie.) Luckily, we don’t have to guess what tastes Queen Madge has because she’s letting us spritz and smell for ourselves now. Madonna launched her signature perfume Truth or Dare through the company Coty, at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City last night. The fragrance bottle was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, FYI. The singer wore a black, semi-sheer Dolce & Gabbana dress to the event, complete with a prominent cross. Very Like A Virgin.
Madge also explained the origins of Truth or Dare to WWD, saying, “I have always been obsessed by fragrance and for years wanted to create something personal that was an expression of me, but that other people could relate to as well. My oldest memory of my mother is her perfume, I carry it with me everywhere. She always smelled like gardenias and tuberose, an intoxicating mixture [that was] feminine and mysterious. I wanted to re-create this scent, but with something fresh and new about it as well.” If you want the specifics — like “opening with notes of gardenia, creamy tuberose and neroli. The heart consists of jasmine, benzoin and white lily” kind of specifics — then we’d suggest heading over to Fragrantica. Or just make the trip to Macy’s for a whiff!
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