Add “perfumer” to Madonna’s long list of accomplishments.
The Material Girl debuted her first signature scent — appropriately dubbed Truth or Dare — in New York on Thursday and explained to Access Hollywood why she’s waited so long to bless her fans with a fragrance.
“I could never find a way to create the scent that I wanted — that’s really the bottom line,” she told Access. “I was approached by lots of different people and fragrance companies, but every time I tried to create something, it was never good enough and I just thought, ‘Well, if it’s not going to be something I wear every day myself, then I don’t want to put it out.’”
The fragrance holds sentimental value for the “Girl Gone Wild” singer, as she incorporated her late mother’s favorite notes into the perfume.
“My favorite flowers are gardenia and tuberose and they’re pretty heavy floral smells, so I wanted to make sure that was an important part of the fragrance,” she said. “My mother wore Fracas, which is kind of the same thing… Gardenia is the primary ingredient in it, so, I wanted to create something similar to that.”
In addition to launching Truth or Dare, Madge is preparing for her upcoming MDNA tour, which she described as “an extravaganza.”
“[The show will be] a longer version of the Super Bowl, minus all the gladiators,” she added.
The superstar also dished on her recent Twitter flirtations with longtime pal Britney Spears, where she challenged the “Till The World Ends” singer to “come on stage and kiss me again” (referencing the pair’s famous lip-lock at the 2003 MTV VMAs).
“It wasn’t that much of a back and forth, two or three exchanges,” Madonna said of her Tweets with Britney. “I got tired, I had to go to sleep. She took too long to answer me!”
As for whether she’d like to see Britney as an “X Factor” judge, Madonna said she doesn’t know, as she’s “never watched ‘The X Factor.’”
“I’m the one person who hasn’t watched any of [those show],” she told Access. “I don’t watch TV.”