Estee Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge: A Feminine Fragrance for Chicks Who Get Sh*t Done

Published in: Estee Lauder, Fragrance

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GIRL. If there’s one thing Estee Lauder does better than well it’s the fragrant stuff. They’re scent-sational. I’ve been wearing them for most of my adult life — Pleasures, Sensuous, Private Collection, Bronze Goddess and Modern Muse.


They have so many light and easy-to-wear fragrances! They don’t give me headaches (which happens sometimes with heavier fragrances), don’t overpower the room, and whenever I wear an Estee Lauder scent, inevitably, someone will ask me or comment about it.

Estee Lauder recently came out with an updated version of their already marvelous Modern Muse. It’s called Modern Muse Le Rouge, and mmm! *sniffs wrist* — I can’t get enough of it.


Modern Muse Le Rouge is a fruity floral oriental — feminine, full and daring, but still approachable. In other words, it doesn’t aggressively get up in your grill.

Official fragrance notes include Bulgarian rose, rose centifolia firabs (a hybrid rose), raspberry, bourgeon de cassis (black currant bud), pink pepper, saffron, Madagascar vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, jasmine and magnolia.

Unofficial fragrance notes include an impeccably cut black suit worn with dainty jewelry, glossy red pedicures, a surprise delivery of roses to your front door, and strutting down the street in three-inch heels with all eyes on you. 🙂

The 1.7-oz. bottle here is $82, and you can find it now at Estee Lauder counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vijaya says:

    Rose scents are my ultimate favorite, except for maybe Jasmine. This sounds potentially very interesting!
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  2. Rachel R. says:

    Alas, my husband is allergic to rose scents. The lips necklace in the picture is adorable! Where did you get it?

  3. gio says:

    This sounds right up my alley. Gotta give it a sniff!
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  4. Agata says:

    I love the original Modern Muse, I think I’d like this one too! I can’t wait to smell it!

  5. Oh nice! This is the first I’m hearing about this new fragrance, can’t wait to try ti!

  6. Kate says:

    I like Modern Muse, so I am eager to try this as well

  7. afmu says:

    This perfume is one of my favorite this summer <3

  8. Anastassia says:

    I like rose scents I will try it.

  9. Strutting down the street in three-inch-heels? Yeah, thats not me.
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  10. Kelly B. says:

    I love scents that have hints of raspberry! I’ve never tried any of the Lauder fragrances so I’m really interested to try this out!
    Kelly B. recently posted … Bath and Body Works Semi-Annual Sale Haul

  11. Sarah says:

    My 5th grade teacher wore Youth Dew, an old Estee Lauder fragrance. Every time I pass a EL counter I must stop and visit Mrs. Fox!! Next time I’ll check out your new favorite too. 🙂

  12. Kalli says:

    Ohh that sounds really nice! I know I’ve smelled Modern Muse and I liked it. My birthday was a couple days ago and my mom bought me Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia. It’s a straight floral, but OMG it smells so beautiful! I really like EL’s fragrances, too!
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  13. Katie R says:

    I think your interpretation should be the official “notes”, you crack me up!

  14. Erin says:

    The other flankers have gone sour on me with Jasmine but this one sounds more balanced!
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  15. musical says:

    I have Modern Muse samplers and Modern Muse Chic full size bottle, and love them both. Also love their Sensuous Nude (my favorite winter time perfume), and Pleasures (which reminds me of my BFF who now lives continents away) :).

  16. Maria says:

    Hello Karen, I wanted to say congratulations on your website. I do not remember how I stumbled upon it, but I am glad I did . I love the reviews you post and how you mix it up with fashion, food, and kitty love. I am also a fellow tabby mom and share the same passion for cats as you. I wanted to know, what is the brand of the necklace on this post? I find it very interesting.

  17. Jessica magnuson says:

    Omg I am totally I love with this fragrance! It’s so lovely! Sexy, sweet and mysterious! I can’t stop smelling my wrist!

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