Truth or Dare (2012)

Truth or Dare by Madonna
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Truth or Dare is a perfume by Madonna for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Coty.

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Stephen Nilsen

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGardenia, Neroli, Tuberose
Heart Notes Heart NotesBenzoin, Jasmine, Lily
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Vanilla



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The advertising campaign was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
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Very helpful Review    10
I'm just going to eat old socks.
..... if that doesn't drop all flies dead from the walls and ceiling!
Sillagemonster of the special size with amazing adhesion and eternal "half life", even after thorough hand and joint washing.
The tuberose blows with full force into an alphorn that sounds for miles Jasmine and lilies in the echo. (If our soccer "lilies" would only play half as strong as "Truth or Dare" smells like, they would be promoted to the first league in a fast track)
The fragrance concept itself is a good idea, extraordinary, flowery - balsamic, but please in LEISER!
Here it depends on the dose that makes the "poison".
Only a little!!!
But the spray head even releases too much of the good for my nose, which loves strong scents If you filled this EdP into small 20 ml bottles with dab plugs, it would be much better to dose.
After a long time I smelled "Truth or Dare" again on my washed wrist and it became really good, because I could perceive the single scents, also the amber and benzoin in "Piano" much more naturally.
But I grant the friends of this fragrance their joy. (if they're not sitting next to me in a cinema or theatre with freshly sprayed perfume on their necks)
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Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review   
Like a candy
Another fragrance where I will be rather in the unpopular minority with my sentiment.
I do not think that I am particularly averse to tuberose - from my very scarce encounters with that note, I appreciate it in Poison both EdT and Esprit, and Eau de Giorgio also did not shoo me away...So, after all the reviews, I had expected a 'tuberose-bomb' with Truth or Dare, but it turned out too sweet for my taste.
The first moment is really the best of this perfume for me - a dash of bright white florals, smelling expensive, promising something exquisite. But the base of amber, vanilla and benzoin are just too powerful building a thick sugary sweetness against which the florals don't stand a chance. It stepped into the 'candy'-territory for me, too much so to convey elegance: Personally, I am reminded of the smell of the golden-brown and translucent 'bekkoh-ame' ('Tortoise-shell Candy') in fancy shapes - melted sugar in heated water without any addition of fat.

While it may not be considered important, there is another point I have not seen anyone mention so far: The fluid is tinted and left a dark-orange shade stain (the colour of ToD Naked) for several days on the tester strip. Therefore, it might be better to avoid contact with white clothes, even if it should be washed out easily, unlike the fragrance itself which lasts for days with one spray.

Contrary to some statements elsewhere, I do not find this to be a 'pure, innocent, virgin-like, young bride fragrance', but a very strong and assertive perfume that requires a certain personality to be worn; absolutely nothing for shy, sensitive or dreamy girls. I could imagine this well on a strong-willed, practical woman with a self-confident attitude and fearless manners who loves grand gestures...pretty much something Madonna would wear herself, in my opinion.
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Helpful Review    5
Classy White Floral
Truth Or Dare is not people's favorite scent and I understand. I remember I got it in 2013 when it was on sale. I was chocked when I saw it because I didn't even know that they had it and bought it, instantly. The box is simple but chic at the same time. The bottle is also simple but chic. I like the little "spots" on the bottle. The cap reminds me of a crown (I don't know if she made it to look like a crown but anyway). The scent is a straight up floral scent. Obviously, there isn't any fruit. My mother personally loves this scent. She loves jasmine-y scents and as soon as she smelled it, she said "it smells like jasmine" before I even looked at the notes. And she was right. But jasmine is not the most "out there" note. Tuberose is the one that is like "Hey, I'm here!". If it was a pure white floral scent, it will gave me a headache but it didn't. That means that something else is noticeable which is the vanilla. The vanilla gives the white flowers a softer smell that doesn't give me a headache. It is very nice. This smell is very classy! I understand that some people don't like this scent because it isn't a playful fruity scent or anything else. If you need a white floral scent with a hint of vanilla, voilà!
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Sweet Peaches and Chocolate
For me Truth or Dare smells of sweet tinned peaches and benzoin with a soft melted white chocolate running beneath. There is a slight muskyness about the gardenia and just a hint of orange . Thickly sweet tuberose, a touch resinous, and spicy but without the typical spices of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg rather drier than would otherwise be expected.

I happened upon this in a sale in 2013 and took a chance. This was lucky for me as the advertising did absolutely nothing for me so when the previous Christmas I found my department store had hidden the testers (as they kept getting nicked) and would not let me spray myself I didn't persue my testing of it.

Just ordered a new bottle.
Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
Helpful Review    2
Feminine White Floral
Top Notes: Neroli, Gardenia, Tuberose.

Heart Notes: Jasmine, Benzoin, Lily.

Base Notes: Musk, Amber, Vanilla.

Truth or Dare is a pretty, feminine white floral that is a near dupe of Fracas. Unlike Fracas, however, ToD features a prominent benzoin note and finishes with a simpler base of musk, amber, and vanilla. I blindly purchased both ToD and Truth or Dare Naked. Of the two, I like Truth or Dare Naked better. This is not to say I do not like ToD because I do. However, the quality of ToD is not as high as Fracas, and I already own Fracas, so I am unlikely to repurchase ToD once it is used up.

ToD is not a bad fragrance for its price point, but I cannot say it is very special. It is a reasonably good dupe of Fracas, so if Fracas is out of your budget, you certainly would not go wrong in purchasing ToD. Both of Madonna's fragrances are now discontinued, however, so if you are interested in trying them, I suggest you purchase them now whilst there are still plenty of bottles left on the market.

Fragrance: 6/10

Projection: 5/10

Sillage: 5/10

Longevity: 5/10
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Madonna tries to re-create Fracas
Since Madonna released Truth or Dare, reviews have been mixed. Some say it's the best celebrity fragrance yet, while others call it cheap and uninspiring. Honestly, I'm on either side of the fence. I neither love it nor dislike it.

It is fairly evident that Fracas has been the inspiration behind this fragrance. If you love Fracas, you'll most likely enjoy this cheaper alternative. I, for one, find Truth or Dare less thick and lacking in quality when compared to the 'Queen of Tuberose'.

While I appreciate white florals of this nature, I find them incredibly difficult to wear. I always feel like a walking vase of wilted flowers, and that's not something that I personally aspire to smelling like. Truth or Dare is too dry and buttery for my personal tastes.

Madonna is not very popular among the young ones these days, so this fragrance is more than likely aiming to please the older market. Going for an unsweetened and heavy white floral, has probably been the best choice. Many have remarked that it stands out amongst the sweet and fruity concoctions that celebrities usually come up with.

Unfortunately Truth or Dare is a little linear in terms of composition. It's a buttery, musky and slightly green blend of tuberose, gardenia and lily from beginning to end. While it's no innocent fragrance, I don't find it particularly sexy either. Madonna has always been a controversial figure, so I was kind of hoping that her first fragrance would reflect that.

According to certain blogs, Madonna has a rather large collection of perfumes, so I don't doubt that she'd actually wear what she has created. Truth or Dare is pleasant and in some ways, very classy. My negativity stems from the fact that in 'truth', it's a copy of Fracas, and it seems to be seriously lacking in that 'dare' concept.

Originally written: July 11, 2012.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Breathless Mahoney, ahoy!
I'm a little wary of celebrity scents in general, however, I decided to try Madonna's fragrances for a couple reasons. Though I haven't felt inclined to listen to her music or keep up with her in over a decade, I have a huge soft spot for this living style & music legend who influenced my adolescence so much. When I saw that she had a couple of her own fragrances, I instantly thought of her appreciation for vintage and classic movie stars/style, and I crossed my fingers hoping for that old school, classy Madonna to shine through.

Boy, did she ever! Where do I even begin? I guess with a warning: You must love white florals to appreciate this gem. If you're the type who is sensitive to white florals, let the blindingly white bottle stand as a blatant indication of what's inside, and run far, far away!

However, if you can appreciate intense white floral notes, you simply MUST try this one. The tuberose is relentless and booming, it wafts around you for hours. It may take several minutes for the more subtle notes to start shining through and lending a little bit of spice and creaminess. Madonna certainly succeeded in creating something "classical and timeless yet modern". Truly gorgeous and dangerously intoxicating. There's just one thing: I wouldn't suggest this for casual wear - I'll personally be reserving this for the times I need to feel a little more elegant or confident, say for classy dinner parties or higher-end restaurants.

Lastly, this is one of the most powerful fragrances I've ever tried in terms of sillage and longevity. I didn't expect much for the price, but I was unbelievably stoked after my first spray.
Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    8
Tuberose Lovers Unite
A sharp, crisp tuberose that delivers with opposing notes of surprise. Strong tuberose intermingles with woods and spices in this fanciful perfume introduced by Madonna. One must definitely be a floral lover to enjoy this one or it could be a headache inducer.
There are days I’m in the mood for this type of scent when it basically comes through straight florals without much more mixed in to make this fragrance one of a linear proportion. Did I say tuberose lovers unite in Madonna’s Truth or Dare? They should. It delivers.
After wearing this straight for a few days in bitterly cold weather when I believe the notes would be at their advantage, I still found it to be a basic tuberose lovers’ delight. (There I go again…tuberose, tuberose, tuberose….am I making myself clear here?)
Tuberose radiates strongly for hours until washed off. Why? You guessed it. The tuberose is that strong. Which is a good thing. (For tuberose lovers.)
With a stretch I can find an underlayer of sandalwood hugging and an occasional spice wafting through. But those components hardly hold the show together. Why? Because the tuberose kicks ass instead and is the star of this perfume.
The bottle is unique in design but fools you until you realize it’s only white painted glass. That’s right. Painted glass. As if someone sat in a craft class with their little styrofoam brushes and dipped them in a paint tub and stroked away. Shiny white painted glass. My bottle chipped on the first day of use. On the front, right above the logo. On top of that, there were paint bubbles in the paint finish.
For under 20 bucks with a lotion and bath gel, this was a steal, but I’m still seriously aggravated about the chipping paint on the bottle.
Very helpful Review    10
Oh, Madge!
Madonna's schtick has been to tie her name and brand to concepts that are just new enough to be recognizable and exciting, but unformed enough that she can take them without most people knowing that she didn’t invent them. She's not the spark of innovation, she's the gallon of gasoline poured on it.

Madonna flack would have you believe that Truth or Dare is a tribute to classical perfumery. All it took was one word: Fracas. Nest this word in the yarn about the perfume that Madonna's mother used to wear and the story just writes itself. It edifies Madonna's current reformulation as Contempo-Classic British Lady, and connotes a tasteful lineage.

Despite the attempt to link it to Fracas via the use of tuberose, Truth or Dare is an archetypal mall perfume, and its arc from Big Launch to Sephora’s Latest to Internet Bargain had to have been part of the strategy. Madonna aims high hoping that we won't notice the low quality. An appropriate frame of reference for what Truth or Dare might have been is Juicy Couture by Juicy Couture. Juicy Couture dazzles you with its spangle, makes you drop your expectations to the floor and then startles you with a gorgeous perfume. The horror here, and what should haunt perfume producers but apparently doesn't, is that quality come as a surprise.

Sadly, Truth or Dare doesn't surprise. At least not at first. A certain period of the heart notes has an eye-opening touch of Sécrétions Magnifiques. If this was intentional, bravo! But then again, the question: did Madge just 'appropriate' Sécrétions Magnifiques's polluted port-of-call note from Etat Libre d'Orange as she did voguing from the 1980s Harlem Ball culture?

Madonna: bandit or semantic genius?
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Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 1.0/10
Pass me a paper bag ?
I HAD this perfume ! But as soon as I took a sniff of the scent.. It was in the bin , this is a very old timer sickly perfume that has a very strong white floral fragrance to it ! To be honest I hate this perfume the best part about it was that Madonna made a perfume suited to her age :/
Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 4.0/10
What happens if you mix a Juicy Couture caramel perfume with Fracas in a 3:1 proportion?
Am I the only person who reads Madonna's perfume TRUTH OR DARE as a cross between the Juicy Couture caramel perfumes and FRACAS (in a 3:1 ratio)? The sweet stickiness is all Juicy Couture. The extra dose of tuberose is all FRACAS. But the quality is definitely closer to Juicy Couture, in my opinion. To be honest, I am a bit disappointed after some of the raving I've seen about this--even among some of my best perfume pals!

Perhaps I need to put this into perspective and recompute. This is a celebrity fragrance, after all. It is put out by Coty Prestige, after all. BHT numbers among its ingredients (as is true of every Coty Prestige perfume I've seen). So what was I thinking? I picked up a 2.5 ounce bottle at TJMaxx for $25. Hello? How could this be a great perfume?

The bottle is really unattractive to me. This is a case where the image on screen is much more appealing than the physical reality. The paint job looks cheap. The bottle looks cheap. And the cap? I do believe that this one usurps the crown from the original LA PERLA for worst cap of all time! Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! Why????? Oh, right, I almost forgot. This was a Coty Prestige celebrity launch.
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Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    9
First celebrity scent that I might actually buy
I'm not a fan of celebrity perfumes myself, I actually tend to avoid them and have none in my collection so far. But Truth or Dare is really well done. It does not smell cheap at all. In fact, I honestly believe that if packaged and sold as a new release in some niche line, many tuberose lovers would spend serious money on it.

Leaving this value judgement aside, the scent is a lush, smooth tuberose and gardenia duet. Quite natural smelling too and it mixes nicely with my skin. I enjoy the fact that it's creamy, silky and somewhat mentholated, it feels rather cold and perfect for warmer weather.

In the late drydown ToD gets sweeter and cozier as the sweet vanilla and caramel-like benzoin become more aparent and start peeking through the fading floral notes.

If Fracas had a daughter with a trendy youth-marketed perfume, this would be it. And it resembles its mother more :)

The lasting power and sillage are both excellent.

The only minus - I, too, hate the bottle. *cringes*
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    13
Madge triumphs again!
Being the Tuberose slut I am, I've been dying to try this fragrance since it's release. I was bitterly disappointed that the launch of Truth or Dare was restricted. It is, after all, a Coty fragrance and as such one would've thought that it would be crawling out of the walls in malls all over the planet. It's Madonna!! This should've been the MOTHER of all launches.

Nevertheless I was in England at the end of May this year when the chance to try and buy presented itself! Love at first sniff for me I'm happy to report. Truth or Dare has rocketed to the top of my 'all time favorite tuberose' list, nudged into second place only by Carnal Flower, and then only by the very smallest of margins.
Yes, it does remind of Fracas but only for the briefest of moments before it goes on to become a fragrance all of it's own. It's so versatile and androgenously gender bending that the mind boggles. The tuberose here is lush and creamy ... the white musk providing more of a civet-like feel to the long lasting drydown. It's actually such a surprise ... one would never think that a fragrance with two such distinct personalities could reside in one bottle. It's white floral, yes ... that's the 'Truth' bit. What makes it so special, however, is the 'Dare' part ... so uninhibitedly sexual and skanky! It's gorgeous. My skin gobbles up fragrance like crazy ... Truth or Dare lasts a good 8 hours on me! That alone makes it fabulous in my book! I wore copious amounts of this on the plane flying home, and was literally pulled into an inflight party by a bunch of raucous English gals who declared loudly that I smelled absolutely edible. Much fun was had :).

All in all a winner!! My advice is to completely abuse the trigger on this one ... guy or gal this fragrance will rocket you to the top of the desirability listings. Whether you like Madonna or not it has to be about the fragrance ... it's simply wonderful :).
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
A Heavy White Floral
Now, when I first had the bottle in my hand I couldn't help noticing that it looks a lot like a holy-water flacon, the kind you can take with you. The gold crucifix logo entwined with the "M" strengthens that impression even more. Given that it's Madonna who (no doubt!) had her hands in every pie whilst this perfume was made. I can appreciate this 'clue' to her name and her signature rosary beats worn as necklaces in the early 80s. Very clever marketing. So far, so Madonna.

When I sprayed this on I was in a perfumery shop and they had so many scents floating around that your nose becomes desensitized from just being in there. But...this scent won't be ignored! I smelled it over everything, and how!! If there ever was an 'ode' to gardenia, jasmine and tuberose, this must be right up there with the best! It's an amazing scent and a hate or love perfume. I had to let it sink in and unfold. But I can already tell that these notes take turns and sometimes even seem to "fight" for center stage. Definitely an evening or special occasion scent.

It's been now about 4+ hours that I first sprayed this on and I must say. I think I have to add this one to my collection.
Here is why: I don't have anything quite like this in my collection. I find that this cauldron of white florals is seductive and very VERY recognizable without that it smothers you (if sprayed with caution!) And its scent evolvement makes for a very unusual harmony of notes on my skin. Compared to what a lot of other celebrities are charging for their so-so scents, Truth or Dare is not that expensive, yet smells expensive. But most importantly, I like it! And, no I am not a 'fan'...does that even matter? A perfume is a perfume and should be judged with your nose and skin.

A definite must sample before purchase. And if you're a floral fan this must be on your 'must sniff' list. Even if you don't care for Madonna.
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
Nice tuberose
Yes, even Madonna has her own scent now. And yes it seems that is has been a long time for her to make this decision, but no, I don't think this had anything to do with finding the right scent or whatever. Madonna just waited for the perfect deal. I admit I seriously had my doubts as most celebrity scents from Coty don't really appeal to me, but I can say Madonna's "Truth Or Dare" is one of those few scents that are likable to me. It's because her first fragrance is a nice and not overpowering tuberose scent that gladly ommits Ylang-Ylang which I hate. And this note is very often mixed with tuberose, but not this time.
The tuberose stands alone and I'm glad it does since the scent of this wonderful flower is really good. I like it very much. Gardenias are totally abscent here for me, otherwise Truth Or Dare would have been quite similar to the wonderful Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor which is one of my faves, but it's not. It's more similar to Jardin de Bali without Ylang-Ylang and licorice. A traditional, well done white floral. The scent has also a heavy amber and musk note and a bit of benzoin which makes it balmy, musky and slightly resinous. Madonna said she wanted a classic that reminded her of her mother and yes one can say that Stephen Nilsen made something out of this idea. The scent is topped off with a hint of Neroli and Jasmine in the background. Vanilla is also something I am deeply missing here, so I definetely wouldn't call this a sweet perfume. The tuberose has its sweet moments for sure, but its scent is typical white floral. It's made for the elegant, riper women out there and in fact someone stood by the goal of the advertising campaign that this is for women between 35 and 45. It's for all of you who don't like overly sweet and fruity perfumes and got prejudices on celebrity scents ("sugarwater"). People who like to generalize things might miss out some nice and good scents from the celebrity sector. Madonna's scent is on the side of the better perfumes in the celebrity category and worth a test. Nonetheless I still find negative points when it comes to sillage and bottle. For me personally it's too close to the skin and the bottle is really hideous, I don't like it at all. I just would have expected it to project its scent more to the outside with big sillage. Vanilla and Gardenia as detectable notes would have been perfect for me and might have lifted the scent on my personal scale. Nevertheless the lasting power turned out pretty good which is rare for Coty's celebrity scents.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 10.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    14
Best perfume of 2012?
When I told the sales associate at Macy’s that I had come for the Madonna perfume, she didn’t question for even a second the fact that I'm a man or inquire whether I was buying it for a female relative. She knew it was for me and was totally unfazed, an indication that a lot of gay men must be buying Truth or Dare regardless (or perhaps because of) its Jungle Gardenia aspirations. The placement of the fragrance in the store could not have been an accident: it was not obviously situated at the men’s or women’s counters, but in between. Truth or Dare’s unisex intent is further established by its wonderful television ad that visually recalls Madonna’s “Erotica” phase (reviled at the time but now the hottest and most imitated aesthetic reference around) and the noticeable absence of the usually front-and-center gendered marketing terminology: the female announcer merely says, “Truth or Dare, the new fragrance by Madonna.” Not “perfume.” Not “for her.” Fragrance. Nor is it printed anywhere on the box that it is for women. Very clever.
To begin with, nothing you have heard about this fragrance is true, and the general puzzlement and overqualified, reluctant, tight-lipped simultaneous approval /condemnation of it in the perfume blogosphere reflects this. All the reviews thus far go something like this: the reviewer will begin with a disclaimer that she has “admittedly never been a huge fan of Madonna,” a sentiment that I hear every day from every single person every single time Madonna is mentioned that mysteriously belies the fact that Madonna’s tour dates sell out within seconds at astronomical prices and that she is still probably the most famous woman in the world. The reviewer will then marvel at how Madonna is so late to the celebrity fragrance game, insert an unfunny, irrelevant jab about her age, after which will be placed in block quotation the PR copy about the perfume. The reviewer will say that the fragrance smells surprisingly good, surprisingly “old lady” in that it has an extremely noticeable floral component, but will conclude that Truth or Dare is nothing to write home about because who has time for this when you can wear perennial snob favorite Carnal Flower or some other Edgy Cool Indie White Floral that’s not EMBARRASSING like the Madonna perfume! One reviewer cynically and prematurely bashes anyone who might be tempted to “applaud it simply because it is not a predictable cotton candy ditz department store fragrance.” All of this goes to show that Madonna is still a heated, relevant, and above all HIGHLY stigmatized cultural property, as much as she was in the 80’s and 90’s- everyone is fascinated with everything she does, and everyone is still too frightened to immediately embrace any of it until a few years have passed and a bolder critic has stated that it’s okay to like it.
I digress. Wait, no I don’t, because this is a celebrity perfume, and the public perception of the famous name affixed is as integral to the identity of the product as Bruce Weber’s cold, explicit images of Kate Moss were to Calvin Klein’s Obsession, or Victor Skrebneski’s spacious WASP mansion panoramas were to Estee Lauder . Any discussion of Truth or Dare must by necessity include a discussion of Madonna and the fragrance’s marketing. While Truth or Dare is stated to be retro tuberose gardenia floral—a tribute to Madonna’s mother’s unnamed signature scent assumed by everyone to be Fracas—it is in actuality an unexpected, complex, unusual, firmly unisex musk scent with floral, oriental, and gourmand elements in equal measure. It simply smells undeniably terrific: streamlined, sexy, sweet but not too sweet, floral but not too floral, rich but pleasantly cheap, but sniff closer and its shocking character is readily apparent: this is an indole, rubber, and musk fragrance! It is as if a creamy, proudly synthetic white floral accord that smells ambiguously of tuberose, gardenia, and jasmine is underlined by a fierce cocktail of every weird off note that goes along with those smells: big burnt rubber , big fecal indole (to rival Brent Leonesio’s Untitled #8). How is no one noticing how dirty this fragrance is? I have NEVER smelled such proudly displayed skank notes in any mid-range department store celebrity scent! Perhaps it is because the off notes are married so perfectly to a hippie-ish androgynous salty ambery oriental musk base with a beautifully executed burnt sugar note. Truth or Dare’s closest relatives are, I would say, Angel for its two-sided vulgar structure, Juicy Couture for its salty gourmand florals, and Jovan Musk for its loud, ungendered statement of cheap and fun sexuality.
Any complaints? It should probably be labeled an EDT rather than an EDP if only to encourage people to spray it on in great quantities. It is assertive but always pleasant and its ambery musk sticks around a shockingly long time. Depending on how much you wear, it can be a good-time clubbing scent or something more polite for the office. Totally versatile.
If it were approached without prior knowledge of the PR material or that it is endorsed by Madonna, Truth or Dare would undoubtedly be embraced for its originality, defiance of easy categorization, unisex potential, and unique, humorous bottle design that looks like nothing else currently in department stores except that wonderfully kitschy teal opaque Youth-Dew bottle. When was the last time I had this much FUN with a mainstream department store release? I love it to death.
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DorothyGrace 3 years ago
Sometimes, I prefer to wear this rather than Fracas. I find it quite sweet with a smell like melted white chocolate (I am the Milky Bar Kid.+1
Bottle 7.5
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 10.0
Anessa 2 years ago
Bold,sassy&loud,the name suits perfectly. Nothing Innocent or "pure" here. Flowers got drowned in golden sirup of vanilla,amber&benzoin.
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 5.0

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