Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge: A romantic, flirtatious adventure

When does a bottle become elevated as your signature scent? A fragrance becomes more than just something that smells good when you feel complete whenever you have it on. If you forget to wear it, you wonder why the world is not quite right.

A signature scent defines you and becomes something you own through the years. It links others to memories of you and the time you spend with them.

My signature scent would have to be the Estee Lauder Modern Muse. I test and use a lot of fragrances, but none of them appeals to me as much as Modern Muse does! I adore how feminine it is, how dainty it is in its first few notes. Its maturity and sophistication shows in the base notes - a warmth, a contented kind of joy is how I would define that rich dusky smell.

I'm pleased to hear that Estee Lauder has a new modern muse, who is none other than Kendall Jenner. Her scent, Le Rouge, is a more youthful and flirtatous version of the original MM. It is for the  hopeless romantic ready to seize the moment whenever it pops up, who believes in passion and the pursuit of a kiss. 

Le Rouge also features an innovative “dual-impression” fragrance structure that allows women to experience the fragrance through two contrasting accords:

DEWY ROSE ACCORD: This facet of the fragrance captures the vibrant and feminine side of the Eau de Rouge woman with an amplified juicy fruitiness, fresh floral bursts and a dewy vibrancy. The sumptuous sensuality of Rose Centifolia and delicate Rose Petal NP sparkles with Dewy Green Notes and crisp Bourgeon de Cassis – and is topped off with an edgy, modern Pink Pepper and effervescent Raspberry.

IRIDESCENT WOODS ACCORD: The Modern Muse's sensuous temptation and undeniable presence is expressed through an addictive blend of smooth Jasmine Absolute and Magnolia enhanced with the textural warmth of Vetiver and Clearwood. The depth of polished woods contrasts with the addition of Sheer Vanilla for a touch of sweet seduction and Ambrette Seeds for an intriguing yet refined muskiness. 

It smells amazing, as expected from the perfumers of Estee Lauder. It stays forever on my skin, too! Look for the Modern Muse Le Rouge in Estee Lauder counters, Rustan's, and Essences. It retails for Php6500 for the 3.4oz / 100ml EDT, Php4,200 for the 1.7oz / 50ml and Php3100 for the 1.0oz / 30ml.

Modern Muse Eau de Rouge will be available at Estée Lauder Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Alabang, Rustan’s Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu, Essenses Rockwell, and SM Mall of Asia