Hi Loves!As I gather my thoughts and prepare for this fragrance review post, I feel so at peace with my environment and myself. It’s incredible to think that we’re a good 5 days (as I am typing, but will be 6 when this is published) into the last month of the year 2014. I think that year 2014 has been a tough year globally with many unfortunate flight disasters and the onset of a major virus epidemic in Africa, not forgetting the financial softening in many parts of the world and in Singapore. To say that this year has been tough for me would be an understatement. It’s probably not the toughest year for me per se, emotionally speaking. But career wise and financially, it’s not the kind of financial climate that a rather fresh graduate wishes for her coming 2nd work year, much less to say as a property agent. I will probably dedicate a separate post for my yearly reflections for my personal, work and blog life. What I wish to say for now is that I’m grateful, grateful that I am able to keep my passion and blogging hobby alive thus far. Even after 4 years, my blog is still driven by passion; even though I have months worth of blogging back log, I’ve never dreaded blogging and I always look forward to taking time to reflect, review and update this little blog space of mine. And I think that that’s how I have differentiated myself, that I always take time to craft and compile a post with my thoughts, research and images – and I take a great deal of pride in that. I don’t deny that I am a huge procrastinator and that is something I am still working on. However for me, good posts take time and I don’t think that I’ll ever settle for a post that falls short of anything but that. 🙂
With the long introduction aside, today I’d like to present to you the Estee Lauder Modern Muse fragrance. I’m just gonna be super direct and put it out there – I am in love with this fragrance. It’s my current top favourite fragrance that I find myself drawn towards each morning before I head to work. Described as a Lush Floral Woody scent, it’s a sublime and sophisticated combination of Sparkling Jasmine and Sleek Wood Accords. A well balanced and layered fragrance, it’s the go-to scent for a confident, independent and inspirational woman of today. This scent reminds me again of why Estee Lauder is such a remarkable global beauty brand to be reckoned with today – their every product is a distillation of months, perhaps year long research and development that’s catered to a woman’s lifestyle and need. Estee Lauder just gets it. And this fragrance is one such example as it’s feminine yet confident. I feel that as women of the world today, we can embrace our femininity and at the same time we can be confident and empowered to achieve greater things that perhaps our female seniors have not been able to previously. We have been given much, and with it, we can do so much more.
Sparkling Jasmine Accord: This facet of the fragrance captures the creative energy and magnetic femininity of a modern woman. Exotic Mandarin and tempting Honeysuckle Nectar send a spark of energy through a youthful sensation of Dewy Petals. Two extractions of Jasmine Sambac, including one new to the perfumery palette, Jasmine Sambac China Absolute, bring luminous texture to the feminine bouquet of rich Tuberose Fleur and Fresh Lily.
Sleek Wood Accord: Her sleek style, strength and sensuality are expressed through this innovative blend of two Patchouli essences wrapped in the creaminess of Madagascar Vanilla, rich Amber Wood and soft Musk – all of which craft an undeniably sensual finish.
SGD88 (30ml), SGD 130 (50ml) & SGD192 (100ml)
Also available in Body Lotion and Shower Gel (SGD80 each)