Estee Lauder introduces Modern Muse Le Rouge in the winter of 2015. Categorized as an oriental fruity floral fragrance, the new face of Modern Muse presents Hollywood’s current ‘It’ Girl, fashion and the darling of social media Kendall Jenner. (Congratulations to her on earning the coveted pair of Angel’s wings, woohoo! Well, that’s for another story some other time!) “Hey Sista Go Sista Soul Sista Hey!” The advertisement stars Kendall in a full-bodied bright red suit adorned with bold red lips. In her svelte figure, she walks across the street, turning heads and stopping traffic at every turn.
The message is clear for the lady of Modern Muse Le Rouge. All dressed in a predominantly red hue, you can’t ignore her captivating presence. She might not say a word, but she will never go unnoticed. She mesmerizes and tantalizes; she wants what she wants and dives in with a passion. Her style of inspiration is provocative, her spirit undaunted. She is bold, sexy and ultra feminine. Modern Muse Le Rouge gives an extra oomph! to previously launched Modern Muse. Let’s take a trip down to the layers of composition which invite our senses to her world.
Well, I wonder if whole theme of the colour red was inspired by the red ripe fruits which produce the top notes. Modern Muse Le Rouge sparkles at first spritz, like a Christmas gift wrapped in a pretty wrapper. Delicious raspberry and juicy red currant blend in seamlessly with spices red saffron and pink pepper for an edgy spicy touch. Love the spellbinding floral heart situated in the middle of the eau de parfum. Sultry Bulgarian rose combines with a lighter, more transparent May rose while Jasmine flowers dance around Magnolia petals.
Absolutely adore the choice of flowers…Musky ambrette wraps woody notes from patchouli and vetiver. Somewhere between the earthy notes, therein lies a sweet accord of velvet cream. Ah it must be the rich gourmand scent of vanilla bean. In some ways, it does remind me of a yummy slice of red velvet cake I’d like to indulge in!
I’ve had a number of compliments wearing the eau de parfum throughout the day, and people wondering what it was. It makes a girl feel attractive and confident. In addition, I liked that it has very good longevity and could last well over 6-7 hours. A soft, warm and comforting glow surrounds the skin towards the end of the day. So if you are looking for a great Christmas gift this season for someone who loves a bold, feminine scent, this is the one. Even better, why not just make a bold statement yourself?
Written by Yina. Images by Qi Yun.