Modern Muse Le Rouge 
Estée Lauder (2015)

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Estée Lauder
Fragrance House
Harry Fremont
Honorine Blanc

Modern Muse Le Rouge is the third scent in the range, following Modern Muse and Modern Muse Chic. The fragrance is a florential scent.

Lauder say:

The Le Rouge Muse dares to inspire. She commands a reaction with her boldness, timeless glamour and enviable confidence. Her style and presence always make an impression. She is bold, daring and sexy; she’s a provocative inspiration to others

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Reviews of Modern Muse Le Rouge by Estée Lauder

There are 8 reviews of Modern Muse Le Rouge by Estée Lauder.

Cloying, fruity-floral at first. Settles into a mellow, well-mixed, straight floral scent, in the heart. The base is boring and flat. Smells like most other designer scents. Slightly fuzzy warmth after many hours, on the skin.

More of a "pink", than a "red"....
Sep 9, 2021

A loud, artificial candy-raspberry-cum-blackberry lolly impression greets me, and it is not of the very pleasant type. Very generic, very unimpressive.

The drydown, not unexpectedly, shifts to the floral range, and after expecting another onslaught of laboratory fumes I was pleasantly disappointed: whilst the rose I am getting is rather pale and anaemic, there is a triad of jasmine and magnolia, with whiffs of oleander on its tail, which are, whilst still somewhat generic, synthetic and pedestrian, much more convincing and lack the unbalanced features of the top notes.

The base develops a slightly spicy undertone with an ambery side - this time there are ultra-generic notes - and a vanilla aroma that is agreeable but rather trite indeed.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and a impressive nine hours of longevity on my skin.

A spring scent that alters between bluntly biochemical laboratory fakeness and phases of unexciting pleasantness. Be-muse-ingly unamusing but just acceptable. 2.25/5.
May 21, 2017

This is so much more interesting than I was expecting! I love those vinyl/leathery notes, and this is what really gives it its appeal. The rose, cherry and patchouli come together and give it a dirty and delightful sort of smokiness.

I kept on seeing commercials and ads all over the place so I figured I'd try it just to see what all the fuss what about. Now that I've tried it - I must say - I have no idea what they were thinking with their ad campaign. Kendall Jenner? A red business suit? To me, Modern Muse Le Rouge feels a bit more wild, flirty, and maybe a little more rock 'n' roll. I feel like Demi Lovato would've been a more suitable frontwoman for a scent like this.
Dec 29, 2016

Like a Estee Lauder lipstick,the scent is the sign of ultimate chic.she dresses her seductive lips in timelessly elegant colour with a sensual lipcare texture and keeping her soul with the essence of floral fragrance and femininity to embrace her mood and emotion with a love potion.i expected this to be a generic scent but it is more so of a simplistic brings a sense of peaceful calmness and makes think of an innocent,youthful romance.the smells like a field of flowers and sweet tarts with just a hint of patchouli and vanilla that helps set it apart.Feminine,Romantic,Simple,Sensational, Chic,Sensuous,Sweet,Savory and Cheerful.

The fragrance exudes an immediate and lovely tartness freshness,derived from the top note strawberry and red currant.this sensation is gradually joined by a heart of rose essence,modernized with a magnolia harmoniously blended with sensuous patchouli and warm vanilla.the result is a spriny rose without any darkness or complications.the middle is my favorite part of this can be worn in the daytime or for evening events.perfect for weddings, birthday events and parties.In conclusion if you enjoy the original Modern Muse,you might like this one too.


Longevity?Very Good on my skin.


Jul 4, 2016

Modern Muse Le Rouge is a mediocre (highly synthetic in terms of wearer perception) sultry musky accord from Estee Lauder not so (conceptually and partially "aromatically") distant from scents a la Elie Saab Le Parfum (which is better), Armani Si or several Marc Jacob's. Scents as this one, despite declaredly "easy going", unpretentious and humble, could finally jeopardize the reputable fame of glorious "maison" as Estee Lauder. This juice is initially almost cloying and highly mainstream (somewhat cheap, probably due the "spicy/sharp floralness-effect"). Almost by soon unstructured (I'd say collapsed at birth) this fragrance hardly manages to be glamour since unfortunately lacking that earthy-minty futuristic spark (or a pop sophisticated fresh muskiness) making the fortune of quite glamour innovative juices a la Thierry Mugler Alien or Givenchy Very Irresistible. I get by soon rosey-musky "hotness", spicy/juicy blackcurrant, mainstrean pungent floral vibe (mostly a surrogate of magnolia and less notably the rose) and synthetic vanillic muskiness. I can catch in this introducing stage a sort of secret dirty "sweated/spicy" greenness, a kind of resinous spiciness and faint piquancy conjuring me something I use to get in Cartier La Panthere as well. Vetiver? Naah, just a tad of ambroxan, patchouli and musky floralness. Dry down improves a lot, enhancing the aroma out kind of less massive, soapy and softer (frankly more delicate and wearable). This is a basically winter juice, being potentially too heavy along the hot/humid seasons. In this "long tail" phase I get mostly soapy-musky magnolia (more magnolia than rose), synth patchouly and berrish/vanillic raspberry (being the latter probably the main element throughout). The final wake is a tad fresher and more volatile, like a soft "kind of dynamic young woman-type" breeze aromatically pleasant but frankly ordinary and mediocrely structured. Provocative, sexy? Naah, just a soft musky floral for a radiant ingenuous young woman still needing to learn a lot by the life. Barely medium my humble rating.
Feb 18, 2016

I love this scent! It's my favorite fragrance purchase of 2015. It's sophisticated but sweet, and not too overpowering for the office. Will definitely keep this scent in my collection!
Dec 17, 2015

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