Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum


I’m sure many of you already know Kendall Jenner is now the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, a wise decision on their part as I think it will attract a younger audience to the brand.  Kendall’s first fragrance campaign is Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum.  If you enjoy the original Estée Lauder Modern Muse Eau de Parfum but want something a little more modern, warmer and slightly spicier, then this is the launch you have been waiting for.

“Modern Muse Le Rouge was inspired by the complexity of a modern woman.  Who is Modern Muse Le Rouge?  She’s the captivating woman who makes a bold, colourful statement without saying a word.  Her mantra is never go unnoticed.  Daring, fearless, and seductive.  When she wants to make a show-stopping impression, she wears the ultimate red – Le Rouge.”


The main accords in Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum are a burst of florals (May Rose, Bulgarian Rose, Magnolia and Jasmine) coupled with red, ripe fruits (Raspberry, Red Currant, Pink Pepper and Saffron), and a sensual velvet accord of Madagascar Vanilla, Patchouli, Ambrette and Vetiver.  All these different notes combined create the most beautiful, ageless and long-wearing fragrance.  It’s a bit like a Goldilocks situation: It’s strong, but not overpowering.  It’s sweet and fruity, but not too saccharine.  And it’s warm and spicy, but not too oriental.  It’s just right.

On me it smells sophisticated, sultry and feminine, with a youthful fruity twist (thanks to those delectable red berries).  Whenever I wear this, I can’t help but sniff my wrist every now and again throughout the day – it’s that good!  If you love the idea of velvety red roses mixed with juicy fruit accords, and layered with a soft creamy base, then I think this should be added to your Christmas Wish List.

Modern Muse Le Rouge Eau de Parfum currently retails for R 795,00 (30ml), R 1065,00 (50ml) and  R 1440,00 (100ml) in the Estée Lauder South Africa online store.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  I’ll be editing a YouTube video (I filmed it on Wednesday) and will hopefully have it up on Monday morning bright and early!  I also need to film a massive ‘LUSH Christmas Collection Haul’ video but it’s not just going to be a normal haul video – I’m going to make it a little bit interesting…



  1. 13 November 2015 / 12:02

    I cannot wait to smell this in store!

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:16

      It smells divine, I’m sure you will love it as much as I do. 🙂

  2. Jean
    13 November 2015 / 12:18

    Your photos are perfection, wow

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:17

      Thank you so much for the amazing compliment, Jean. ♥

  3. Maureen
    13 November 2015 / 12:31

    I’ve always loved Estee Lauder products, I use their skincare religiously. Going to smell this at an EL counter and might buy it for myself for Christmas. “To Me, from Me.” 😀

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:17

      Haha! I like the sound of that! 😉

  4. Talya
    13 November 2015 / 12:57

    You always make me want to go out and buy everything you show us on the blog. 😉

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:18

      Always happy to be an enabler, Talya! 🙂

  5. farzana
    13 November 2015 / 13:05

    Oh nice, Im defs taking a sniff of this one. I luv the original modern rouge.

    farzana xo

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:19

      Thank you for popping by the blog, Farzana. 🙂 xo

  6. Em Cameron
    13 November 2015 / 13:48

    Great review, Luzanne. XX

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:19

      Thanks so much, Em. xo

  7. 14 November 2015 / 20:09

    ADORE this scent! Such gorgeous photographs 🙂 Looking forward to the YouTube vids! xx

    • Luzanne
      16 November 2015 / 18:20

      Thank you for the compliment, Chereen! ♥ I uploaded the video today, I hope you enjoy it! xo

  8. Merissa
    16 November 2015 / 22:46

    This perfume is right up my street, cant wait to go visit my Estee Lauder counter to smell it. Thank you for the great review, Luzanne.

    • Luzanne
      20 November 2015 / 18:04

      You’re welcome, Merissa. 😉

  9. 18 November 2015 / 09:22

    I thought this was such an interesting fragrance and quite different from all the soft florals on the market at the moment.

    • Luzanne
      20 November 2015 / 18:05

      I agree with you 100% – it’s very unique. 🙂 Thank you for popping by the blog, Liezel. 🙂

  10. Rumbarani Naidoo
    24 November 2015 / 23:40

    I love this!

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