Earlier this year I took a trip down to Livingston Designer Outlet, and one of the items I picked up was the Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau De Parfum. To start with, I wasn’t 100% sure if I would wear it a lot, as the fragrance is pretty strong. It seems to especially stick to my hair, which I’m now taking as a good thing!
The fragrance is a “fruity floral oriental” with top notes of raspberry, pink berry and saffron, deepening to muskier, wooden base notes with vetvier, vanilla and amberette. I find the fragrance to be a mixture of spicy and sweet, but to be honest I don’t think the smell changes on me that much throughout the day! I’ve constantly gotten compliments when I’m wearing it and I’ve even had a client write down the name of it after asking what I had on.
In all honesty I’m not a massive fan of the bottle; for the first few days I kept thinking there was a top on the bottle and tried to pull it off every time I used it. I also think the bow design on the Modern Muse perfumes are quite tacky, although I’m impressed that it hasn’t broken off in my bag! I think I’m a bit of a plain Jane, as all the perfumes I really like are simple in design and either square or round bottle-shaped (like my beloved The Body Shop fragrances!)