Modern Muse by Estee Lauder

Sunday, September 22nd 2013 2

Be an Inspiration

Earier this week, I took to Kensington Palace to celebrate the launch of Estee Lauder's new fragrance, Modern Muse.

Among glasses of champagne, ornate flower bouquets and macaroons aplenty, I took time out with the lovely girls at Lauder to hear all about their latest launch.

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Modern Muse, Jess began to tell me, is firstly quite an unusual scent because the structure is slightly abnormal. Instead of the usual base, middle and top notes, this is a ‘dual-impression’ fragrance in which two contrasting aspects intertwine. Here’s what Lauder have to say about this balance:

  • Sparkling Jasmine Accord Mandarin, Honeysuckle Nectar, Dewy Petals. Two extractions of Jasmine Sambac, including one new to the perfumery palette, Jasmine Sambac China Absolute, with Tuberose Fleur and Fresh Lily.
  • Sleek Woods Accord Patchouli, Madagascar Vanilla, Amber Wood and soft Musk.

The blend is truly divine. 2013 seems to have been a year in which gourmand fragrances took over; we’ve seen so many sweet fragrances releases. Modern Muse really packs a punch and stands out as a bold, flirty contender. Though neutral enough for all year round, for me it will be the perfect fragrance to make the transition from fresh summer scents into something muskier for Autumn.

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Having worn this for the last few days, I think it’s a classic fragrance that ladies of any age or description would love. The lasting power is impressive (I can still detect a gentle murmur after a 12 hour day of hustle and bustle in London) and a couple of spritzes is enough to leave a lasting mark.

Let’s talk dressing tables; the packaging is beautiful. Initially I was reminded of Aerin’s Fall ’13 collection when I saw the pink and navy colour scheme, it’s equally demure and feminine. A gold and navy bow sits atop a rectangular glass bottle; it’s simple and girlie without being too twee.

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Inviting us to celebrate the ‘Modern Muse’, we were each given a postcard to send to our very own Modern Muse. I’ve sent mine to somebody that I wrote about just yesterday… see if you can spot who she is!

I’m utterly in love with Modern Muse, yet another beautiful release from Estee Lauder this year. With an Advanced Night Repair update, Cello Shots and the Pretty Naughty collection to name but a few of their successes, I can’t wait to see what they’ll have in store for Christmas.

Modern Muse is now available nationwide and at www.esteelauder.co.uk with prices starting at £44 for 30ml.

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[…] 1. Estee Lauder Modern Muse Without a doubt this was my favourite fragrance of 2013. This is a “dual impression” fragrance, blending floral notes with muskier notes to create a sweet, simple scent. Great for all ages and sits wonderfully atop any dresser. […]

[…] 1. Estee Lauder Modern MuseWithout a doubt this was my favourite fragrance of 2013. This is a “dual impression” fragrance, blending floral notes with muskier notes to create a sweet, simple scent. Great for all ages and sits wonderfully atop any dresser. […]

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