Modern Muse by Estée Lauder is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women. Modern Muse was launched in 2013. The nose behind this fragrance is Harry Fremont.
- The top note is Mandarin Orange;
- Middle notes are Jasmine Sambac, Chinese Jasmine, Lily, Honeysuckle, Flower Petals, and Tuberose;
- Base notes are Musk, Woody Notes, Patchouli, Patchouli Leaf, Amber and Madagascar Vanilla.
Estée Lauder presents Modern Muse, the first major perfume launch in the last decade since Beyond Paradise from 2003 (wwd). This perfume is Estée Lauder’s attempt to climb back to the top of the perfume houses. Modern Muse symbolizes what it means to be an independent and self-confident woman today, sure of herself and her style. It is confidence that inspires.
Perfumer Harry Fremont tried to express the duality of the composition by creating a two accord composition of sparkling jasmine (which symbolizes femininity) and sleek woods (representing strength). The first accord, the accord of jasmine, blends exotic notes of mandarin, tuberose, fresh lily, honeysuckle, dewy petals, Sambac jasmine, and Chinese Sambac jasmine absolute. The sleek woods accord combines two types of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla, amber wood, and soft musk.