Scents can be hard to get right, particularly when you want a mature scent that has a youthful touch to it. Modern Muse, a new fragrance by Estee Lauder* (Boots*, 30ml, £43.50) provides that perfect in between, that I have spent years looking for. You might wonder why I want a scent which combines both maturity and youth, and it's all down to the simple fact that I am now on the wrong side of my 20's but I'm not yet ready for a free bus pass. I like my variety when it comes to scents, being drawn to anything oriental, fruity, floral, spicy, feminine and masculine. But I want a perfume which I can wear during the day for shopping or lunch with friends, which effortlessly blends into the night for meals out or events. Modern Muse, the newest offering from Estee Lauder's fragrance range, has been my scent of choice ever since it's release.
The theme of Muse is gold, black and sophistication, with top bow-like detail and a slim, yet weighty, glass bottle. Winner of the 2013 Scent of the Year at the Grazia Beauty Awards, Estee Lauder describe Modern Muse as an inspiring, confidence boosting, creative sent. The range of scents and fragrances which makeup Modern Muse are quite impressive. Some of my favourite scents which I can pick out when wearing Modern Muse are Exotic Mandarin and Honeysuckle Nectar (both top notes), Fresh Lily (heart note) and Madagascar Vanilla (base note) It's floral, yet sweet at the same time. Its a truly sensuous scent and each time I wear it, I feel lovely! The scent lingers really well with the base notes pulling through longer than the top and heart, and I very rarely need to 'reapply' with this scent. It's great for any occasion and just adds a nice chic touch. This is actually my second Estee Lauder scent - I couldn't resist Bronzed Goddess last summer and I can honestly say, the Estee Lauder fragrances are amazing. For my second try, and a very different scent to Bronzed Goddess, I am really impressed and will definitely be stepping by the Estee Lauder counter next time I'm in Boots to have a try of the other fragrances on offer!