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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Fragrance Review

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.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Blogger Review 004 Estee Lauder Modern Muse Blogger Review 002 Estee Lauder Modern Muse Blogger Review 003Estee Lauder Modern Muse Blogger Review 001The Modern Muse comes in a cute bow design and the media kit came in a cool sleek card usb – am I the only one that’s constantly amazed by the modernity of technology and design?

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.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Blogger Review 001Supermodel Arizona fronts Modern Muse campaign at the top of New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

 Modern Muse is available at all Estee Lauder counters including ION Orchard store. 
SGD88 (30ml), SGD 130 (50ml) & SGD192 (100ml)
Also available in Body Lotion and Shower Gel (SGD80 each)
I would highly recommend this fragrance for ladies. Guys, this would be a great Christmas gift for your special lady – what better way to appreciate your SO than letting her know that she’s your Modern Muse? 😉 Estee Lauder’s having wonderful Christmas discounts and promotions, now’s the perfect time to purchasing gifts and stock up on beauty items!
Thank you Estee Lauder Singapore for the fragrance.


Benefit Cosmetics @ Westgate Mall Opening Launch

Are you a fan of Benefit Cosmetics, the brand with
new old school quirky packaging and hails from San Francisco, California?

If you are, and you stay in the West of Singapore,
you’ll be glad to know that they’ve recently opened an outlet at Jurong East, Westgate Mall! 😉

Here’s photos from the grand opening! 🙂

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It was such a pleasure meeting Youtubers Hirzi&Munah of MunahHirziOfficial, Miranda
and the awesome & fun team; ladyboss as Simone (Benefit’s resident cover gal!), Amber as Rocker Gal, Constance as Ultra Radiance! Definitely one of the most entertaining, well dressed and fun beauty parties I’ve attended! ^^

Check out Miranda’s blog post of the same event here. 🙂

Here’s what in the goodie bag~

Benefit Cosmetics Goodie Bag Enabalista

Benefit Under My Spell Enabalista

Benefit Fragrance Under My Spell

Benefit Fragrance Under My Spell Noelle, an intense, sultry & mysterious scent.

Top notes: cardamom, black pepper, lingonberry
Middle notes: wild orchid, jasmine petals, vanilla flower, fresh rose, soft violet
Bottom notes: patchouli, accord oud, black amber, vanilla beans, benzoin resin, raspberry
Info. from their website here.

Benefit Cosmetics EnabalistaTesters for Gimme-Brow Brow Brush, They’re Real Mascara & Porefessional Pro Pore Balm (that’s oil-free, yay!).

I’ve tried the mascara, the nice make up expert “doctor” in the lab coat at the beauty counter created very pretty lashes for me.
The formulation is lightweight and buildable, creating realistic and longer lashes. Will test out these babies for my #LOTD looks on my instagram, be sure to follow me @ena_teo! 🙂

Benefit Lollitint

Another product that I tried, the Benefit Lollitint is surprisingly something I like.
This product is meant for your lips as well as your cheeks! The same “doctor” freshened my look at Vanity Trove’s GSB event (which I’ll be blogging about soon) in this purple pink colour and I love the look. Surprisingly the Lollitint is velvety on the lips, and dries smoothly on the lips. The pigmentation is quite strong, thus lasts long, on the lips and the cheeks. The only concern I have is that the application isn’t very friendly in the sense that it might not be very hygienic to apply the product on the lips with the applicator and then proceed to dap some on the cheeks to spread out. So I reckon if I do get this, I might use one exclusively for the lips!

Follow Benefit Cosmetics Singapore on their Facebook page here for their product launches & promotions~.

Thanks to Benefit Cosmetics Singapore and Leanne of @loveforskincare for the sweet invite! :*

Thank YOU for reading~ <3

Ending off with a cute quote from Benefit founders, Jean & Jane Ford:

When you laugh you are beautiful benefit quote



Estée Lauder New Pleasures Eau Fraîche


I’m pretty sure your holidays is getting along well! For the ladies, have you wondered what you’d like to smell like this Christmas? 😉

In light of this festive season, I would like to introduce a wonderful new scent by Estee Lauder, the Pleasures Eau Fraîche.

Estee Lauder  Pleasures Eau Fraîche

Eau Fraîche is french and it refers to Eau de Fraich which means fresh water, and that is cologne. Cologne does not have the type of essential oils perfume does, and is not as strong -smelling or long-lasting. Therefore the new Estee Lauder Pleasures Eau Fraîche is a sweet, light floral fragrance for women!


Check out the beautiful Constance Jablonski in this Estee Lauder video for Pleasures Eau Fraîche:

Isn’t it lovely?


For those who are olfactory inclinced, you will be keen to know that:

in pleasures Eau Fraîche, the proportion and balance of pleasures Eau de Parfum have been modified, revealing a new olfactive experience. This re-balanced impression opens with top notes including pure white lilies and violet leaves with even more airy clarity.  The crisp green elements are fresher and more watery. The floral heart of black lilacs, white peonies, pink roses and exotic karo-karounde blossoms smells even more petally and dewy.  The signature baie rose spiciness, although still present and vibrational in Eau Fraîche, is more intense in the eau de parfum, as is the underlying warmth of the floral heart.


But of course, reading it won’t justify the smell at all, so go ahead, check out the new fragrance at any Estee Lauder counters! 🙂

Every 50ml is priced at SGD$86.

If you’re a guy and still wondering what gift to get for a modern and young woman like your girlfriend, sister, best friend or crush then this is really a great Christmas gift choice!

Other than the new  Pleasures Eau Fraîche, Estee Lauder has an excellent variety of gift choices for women this year. Check out my next post for more Estee Lauder Christmas limited edition gift sets! 🙂