Estée Lauder Modern Muse NUIT
Drenched in glamour, this latest addition to the award-winning Modern Muse family is a true embodiment of night-time glamour and seduction. Inspired by mysterious opulence and intense luxury, Modern Muse NUIT explores the deeper and more addictive side of a Modern Muse.
Top Notes: Mandarin, Cassis
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Chamomile, Heliotrope
Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Musk
The first time I wore this perfume I was out Christmas shopping, we decided to head to the shops at around 4pm, as by that stage the carparks, streets and shops should be less busy. I was wearing a big fur coat, carrying my beloved jumbo Chanel and armed with a Starbucks white mocha. It was already dark and if truth be told, it felt more like 9pm than 4pm; there were carol singers, endless christmas lights and music from bars and shops filtering out into the street. Estée Lauder Modern Muse NUIT felt like the perfect perfume to wear for such an occasion; joyful, luxurious and indulgent!
At the top of the fragrance, there is a sweet, juicy note of dark berry cassis and sharp mandarin, mixed with a heavy hit of jasmine. The jasmine is the dominant floral note, the chamomile and heliotrope just add little extra depth and smokiness to the perfume. The base of the fragrance is heavy and rich, filled with vanilla, amber, tonka bean, patchouli and sandalwood, together they have a warm, caramel feel to it, sweet and rich with a hint of jasmine lingering. It’s one of those heavenly gourmand fragrances which is warm, delicious, playful, addictive and sensual, but most importantly, it manages to be all these things in a grown-up and elegant fashion. A wonderful Winter fragrance, which is well worth putting on your christmas wishlist!