Madonna’s Truth or Dare Naked, created by perfumer Stephen Nilson, is a flanker to 2012′s Truth or Dare, but it bears little resemblance to the original. The original was a Fracas-like white floral, while Naked is a fruity floral in which I mostly smell peach, honeysuckle, synthetic sandalwood, and a Play-doh style vanilla.
Naked smells good. It also leaves me at a loss to understand what the Madonna fragrance line-up will eventually be. Madonna expertly built a brand and an image for herself, and reputedly has been a bit of a control freak. I thought she be as thoughtful about her line of fragrances. And, perhaps there is a plan that will become apparent over time, and Truth or Dare Naked will make sense then. In the meanwhile, I just sort of casually wonder if the Madonna brand is melting down, and if it is, whether the meltdown is because Madonna seems to be struggling with her identity these days.
I hope she is more at peace with herself than appears to be the case from what the media portrays. Goodness knows it can’t be easy being that famous. On a positive note, the bottle looks much better in clear than it did in white for the original perfume.
For a review of Madonna’s Truth or Dare Naked, see Australian Perfume Junkies.
Disclosure: None. Reviews are never paid or compensated. Sample was my own acquisition.