Madonna Perfume & Women's Fragrance
Madonna is a legendary pop star, dancer, actress and businesswoman. Well known for pushing boundaries and constantly shifting her look and style, Madonna is a true icon and is often referred to as The Queen of Pop. She released the first official Madonna perfume, Truth or Dare, in 2012.
Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone's life started in 1958. She was born to Silvio Anthony "Tony" Ciccone and Madonna Louise Fortin in Bay City, Michigan. She had a strict Catholic upbringing, which would later be the inspiration behind some of her most controversial hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Like A Prayer”. Both songs hint a relations to the church which had many religious groups outraged and even saw The Vatican condemning the hits.
Despite her rebellious streak Madonna is said to be a perfectionist. She was a straight A student while at school and graduated from high school a semester earlier than her peers. She was later offered a full scholarship to the University of Michigan for their dance program but dropped out of college to kick start her career in show business. In the early 80’s Madonna decided to go solo as a singer and wrote her first No. 1 hit called “Everybody”. Her debut album “Madonna” did well and she slowly but surely became a household name. Girls all over the world loved Madonna’s rebellious style, from her fishnet stockings and lace lingerie to her large crucifix necklaces and of course her daring dance moves. Madonna has also appeared in over 20 films. She is best known for her role as Nikki Finn in “Who's That Girl” from 1987 and her role as Evita Perón in the 1996 film Evita. In 1991 the documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare” or “In Bed with Madonna” as it is also known, you get to follow Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. In 2008 she directed her first film “Wisdom“. Madonna has also tried her hand at writing, in 1992 she released a famous coffee table book entitled "Sex" which was a huge success and sold out its entire first edition in record time. She has also written several children’s books and a few biographies about her tours and life. Controversy has always been a part of Madonna's career. In the 80's her playful stance on religion made many upset. On her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour she wore the now famous cone-shaped bra designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier. It was sold at auction in 2012 for a whopping £40,000. At MTV's 20th annual Video Music Award Madonna, then 45, gave Britney Spears, then 21, a French kiss and Christina Aguilera, then 22, a kiss on the lips, which garnered a lot of media attention. Madonna is not only a talented pop singer and a fashion diva, she is also a successful business woman. In 2010 she launched her lifestyle brand Truth or Dare together with her daughter Lourdes and her manager Guy Oseary. Truth or Dare make handbags, accessories and footwear including flats, heels and boots. Truth or Dare also released the very first Madonna scent with the same name.
Truth or Dare (2012) is a white floral scent with flowery notes of gardenias, tuberrose, neroli, jasmine on a vanilla and amber base. At the launch of Truth or Dare, Madonna hired two male models, one dressed in white carrying tuberose and gardenia in his hand and one dressed in black holding the white-coloured perfume bottle. They were to symbolise the ingredients of the scent as well as the light and dark side of Madonna. In the fragrance's TV ad, Madonna was featured topless, looking directly at the camera holding a bottle of Truth or Dare. The perfume box features Madonna with a mirror image of herself wearing bright red lipstick and her trademark crucifix. Truth Or Dare comes as an Eau de Parfum, Body lotion and as a gift set. The flanker Truth or Dare: Naked is a more sensual version of her first fragrance.