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Madonna smells success...

THE singer has launched her signature fragrance Truth Or Dare By Madonna, in Macy's Herald Square in New York.

The star (53) confidently strutted on to the red carpet wearing a see-through lace skirt.

Meanwhile, the singer and film director has given a ringing endorsement to Malawi's former vice-president, who is now leading the country.

Joy Banda (62) became the country's first female leader after President Bingu wa Mutharika died of a heart attack earlier this month.

Madonna adopted two Malawian children and started the charity, Raising Malawi, in 2006.

It assists orphanages and other aid programmes in the country.