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Modern Muse Le Rouge (2015)
by Estée Lauder

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Modern Muse Le Rouge information

Year of Launch2015
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 12 votes)

People and companies

HouseEstée Lauder
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Modern Muse Le Rouge

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

Modern Muse Le Rouge fragrance notes

Reviews of Modern Muse Le Rouge

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.
29th December, 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 beauty.it 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 accord.it 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 one.it 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.


Sillage?Decent.

Longevity?Very Good on my skin.

6.75/10



04th July, 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.
18th February, 2016 (last edited: 17th November, 2016)
This is an expensive fragrance that smells cheap. There's nothing special about this sister in the Modern Muse line: it lacks both the inoffensiveness of Modern Muse and the sexiness of Modern Muse Chic.

It's sort of fruity, sort of a white floral. The pepper, vetiver, and patchouli don't really add anything to it, which is disappointing.

I would choose Wonderstruck over Modern Muse Rouge if I were to wear something like this at all.
17th December, 2015
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!
17th December, 2015
Modern Muse Le Rouge by Estée Lauder is another jaded attempt to reach a target market. Even when taking into consideration personal taste and a particular dislike for pink pepper, I still have a tough time finding anything redeeming about MMLR. Does it smell good? Not really. The screeching fruit simply takes over and turns the fragrance into a cheap mall special. Is there anything distinctive or original about the fragrance? No—it smells like half the celebrity launches from the past 5 years. Is it worthy of the Estee Lauder name? Absolutely not. It would, however, be a home run at Victoria’s Secret.

2/5
17th July, 2015

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