Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 72
  1. #1
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    33,233

    Default Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Did anyone notice that Macy's has the exclusive sales (pre-orders with a ship date of tomorrow, 3/8/12) for Madonna's newest fragrance, Truth or Dare?

    This sort of crept up out of nowhere, no? Has anyone smelled it?

    The copy from the website:

    Truth or Dare by Madonna is a contemporary and sexy reinvention of a classic, robust signature white floral. The unique blend of narcotic florals, balanced with addictive woods and vanilla, create a scent that is timeless yet modern, simultaneously dark and light. The addition of gourmand notes such as Vanilla and Caramelized Amber makes the fragrance stand out from traditional floral fragrances and gives it a contemporary edge. Experience the opulent and sensual scent of Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Perfumer: Stephen Nilsen

    Prices are $55 (1.7 oz) & $68 (2.5 oz) plus Shower Gel $24 and Body Lotion $28.

    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  2. #2
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    20,764

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Oh Joe -how exciting this is ! I am a true blue Madonna fan ...we've grown older together ! *LOL*
    This is the first I've heard of the launch date and price so thanks for this ! Yay !!!!!!!!!!

    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
    Currently wearing: Angel by Thierry Mugler

  3. #3
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Near San Francisco
    Posts
    63

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    It didn't really creep up out of nowhere : ). The official launch date is April but Macy's has ads online that said it would be available in all Macy's stores on March 28th and knowing COTY they ALWAYS ship their products about a month early. They had an official launch in the UK today and everyone who smelled it said different things. One person said there's a strong Gardenia smell, someone said Benzoin and Vanilla, someone said Vanilla and Amber, etc. Can't WAIT to sniff it

  4. #4
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    33,233

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Oh Joe -how exciting this is !
    Who's Joe?
    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  5. #5
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    20,764

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Who's Joe?
    *ROTFL* Oh I am so sorry Mike !!!!!!!!!! *screeching with laughter at my terrible faux pas ! *
    My excuse- it's age !!!!!!!
    Subconsciously I think I wrote Joe because Joe always does the new releases !

    Mike- permission to hit me on the head , please !
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
    Currently wearing: Angel by Thierry Mugler

  6. #6

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Who's Joe?
    ROTFL about this. Thank you, Mike.

    That Madonna released a scent was bound to happen. No hydrangea note.

    (I also like Madonna for the creative chameleon she is, but did not like the hydrangea episode.)

    "....all your suits are custom-made in London..."
    Last edited by Primrose; 7th March 2012 at 10:50 PM.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

  7. #7

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Haven't sniffed it but the notes don't appeal to me much-have to say it-I absolutely loathe gardenias-haha... and I am not a Madonna fan either..so I guess I pretty much crashed this thread, lol.

  8. #8
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    33,233

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    No worries Mimi, I don't mind being mistaken for my buddy Joe. It's not easy to beat him to the punch, in posting about a new fragrance, I see.
    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  9. #9

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    No worries Mimi, I don't mind being mistaken for my buddy Joe. It's not easy to beat him to the punch, in posting about a new fragrance, I see.
    Hard to beat JC on the news, isn't it, Mike??
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

  10. #10

    Red face Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I cant wait for this!!

    "....let me cover you with velvet kisses..."

  11. #11
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,380

    Default

    'Surely whoever speaks to me in the right voice,
    him or her I shall follow ...'


    I am sure this fragrance will speak to me. I usually
    avoid celeb frags, but, come on, it's Her Madge'sty!


  12. #12

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Hmmm, Stephen Nilsen doesn't exactly have a stellar frag CV but I will try none the less! Thanks for the heads up mike.

  13. #13
    Guest 3
    Guest

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I like gardenia...if it's "real" smelling.

  14. #14
    Basenotes Institution
    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,024

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Oh Joe -how exciting this is ! I am a true blue Madonna fan ...we've grown older together ! *LOL*
    This is the first I've heard of the launch date and price so thanks for this ! Yay !!!!!!!!!!
    You're welcome.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  15. #15
    Basenotes Institution

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    11,364

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    You guys are killing me here, especially Joe. LOL
    Currently wearing: Omnia Paraiba by Bulgari

  16. #16
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    33,233

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I don't like the bottle at all. I mean that gold cap with those shiny round nubs, I think it just looks hideous.
    Last edited by mikeperez23; 8th March 2012 at 08:48 PM.
    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  17. #17

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Yes, I received an e-mail from Macy's about this last weekend. That bottle/coffin really creeps me out!
    Last edited by PerfumedLady; 8th March 2012 at 03:45 PM.

  18. #18
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    20,764

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    You're welcome.
    *ROTFL!!!!!!*

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I don't like the bottle at all. I mean that cold cap with those shiny round nubs, I think it just looks hideous.
    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Yes, I received an e-mail from Macy's about this last weekend. That bottle/coffin really creeps me out!

    Yes, I see what you mean .......ooooooo Why did Madonna go for this coffin shaped bottle ??
    BUT ...it is MDNA ( from her new album coming out ) - Madonna, Madonna .
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
    Currently wearing: Angel by Thierry Mugler

  19. #19
    Super Member grauzone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Fribourg
    Posts
    241

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I can't wait to try this new fragrance ! same for the new MDNA

    http://youtu.be/SAH3BUSEgH8 <--- I hate GMAYL and Girl gone wild but really love this new one. Orbit is the boss.

  20. #20

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Honestly, I can't figure out why that bottle bothers me so. Worked as a hair stylist for many years which means that I have performed my work over a coffin many times. Or maybe that is why it bothers me, because of the profound and very serious associations. I just don't know- have never considered myself the squeamish type at all!

    All in all, I really hope that this scent lives up to what her fans are expecting. I hope the quality is higher than what we usually see from celebuscents; I would think her "brand" is too well defined for her to want to risk damage to it now. It's not as if she needs the publicity.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Well, I heard her mother was Catholic, so that might be why she chose a Catholic themed bottle. The cross and the "M" are on some Catholic coffins, The cross a symbol of Jesus, the "M" Mary. The "M" is usually under the cross, to the side. But she just kind of joined the two. Then of course, the nubs are rosary beads. So, I think it's some kind of tribute to her mother, while at the same time possibly stirring up controversy like Madonna usually does. The only thing I like about the bottle is that she used milk glass. That's it.

  22. #22

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Odd notes for someone who is well reported as an Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien wearer and sometime reported wearer of Diorella to choose. Would have properly respected her branding of a Coty offering if she'd celeb branded a grown up chypre. Still I've finished many big bottles of JLo Glow in the last 10 years so will try before I decry it or otherwise

  23. #23

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I am still interested in trying this, regardless of the controversy. Some celebuscents are actually quite good, although most don't qualify the price tag.

    They are not Guerlain or Chanel.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

  24. #24
    Dependent knit at nite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    CA, Central Coast
    Posts
    5,601

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    This thread is a hoot!

    At least it's not a "fruity floral". I'll try it. The juice sounds better than the bottle-it sooooo very Catholic of the Spanish Inquisition period, IMO.
    Currently wearing: Mauboussin by Mauboussin

  25. #25

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    This thread is a hoot!

    At least it's not a "fruity floral". I'll try it. The juice sounds better than the bottle-it sooooo very Catholic of the Spanish Inquisition period, IMO.
    Knit, the cap looks vaguely like a papal mitre or tiara.
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

  26. #26
    Dependent fragranceman88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dundee, Scotland
    Posts
    2,239

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Oh lordy Lordy

  27. #27

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Ooooooh. I didn't see it as a coffin. Now I see it.
    It reminded me of a bottle of Holy Water (you know, from a gift shop attached to a cathedral or from Lourdes)--with mitre for a cap. All of which seemed to fit nicely into the "Madonna" theme, on so many levels.

    I don't do well with white florals, but i"m certainly gong to try this.
    "You...put on cologne to write?"(From Midnight in Paris)

    Stop by for a chat: http://perfumedletters.wordpress.com/
    My book reviews: http://www.nstperfume.com/author/Cheryl/

  28. #28
    Dependent knit at nite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    CA, Central Coast
    Posts
    5,601

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    yes yes Primrose and Nostalgie- the cap is a definate symbolic headress of some kind
    Currently wearing: Mauboussin by Mauboussin

  29. #29

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    This thread is a hoot!

    The juice sounds better than the bottle-it sooooo very Catholic of the Spanish Inquisition period, IMO.
    OH, yes! And why do I find that so appealing? LOL!
    "You...put on cologne to write?"(From Midnight in Paris)

    Stop by for a chat: http://perfumedletters.wordpress.com/
    My book reviews: http://www.nstperfume.com/author/Cheryl/

  30. #30

    Default Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I've heard it's a powdery clone of Fracas. Will make an effort to try it, there's a Macy's down the street from me.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 5th January 2012, 04:16 AM
  2. Madonna And MG Icon Announce The Launch of The "Truth or Dare by Madonna" Brand
    By petruccijc in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th November 2011, 03:53 PM
  3. Madonna
    By in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 1st January 1970, 01:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000