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Description
Sparkling mandarin is wrapped in dappled, dewy petals and placed in the center of a deliriously lush bouquet of jasmine sambac, sensuous tuberose, delicate lilies and honeysuckle. Madagascar vanilla, rich amber, and the cool spice of musk and patchouli gild the velvet edges of the heady and full floral heart.
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Estée Lauder Modern Muse main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Elegant
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

Estée Lauder Modern Muse rating and reviews

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Average rating (241 reviews)
4.1 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/09/2019
Pleasing Soft Feminine Scent
I enjoy the pleasing soft floral layers with a touch of citrusy sweetness and an end note of patchouli. The only thing I would change, is to take the musk element of the fragrance down a notch or two. That would take it to a whole new level.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/22/2019
modern Muse
I think the scent was to bleh and potent and it has a sour foul after smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
Soft & Feminine
As someone who prefers white flowers & citrus, I enjoy Modern Muse. The touch of vanilla warms the fresh notes beautifully, while still having a sophisticated scent rather than being too 'sweet'
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/24/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Womanly
I liked this fragrance although it was strong.It is very womanly yet sweet undertones.Smelled a little like my grandma and strong but a few minutes later the sweet undertones came through.I used a smaller amount the next time I tried it and it was much better.So basically it can be overpowering if you tend to overdue it like me 🤭 less is more with this scent.If you don’t like stronger scents then this one is not for you.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/24/2019
Not for me
This scent lacked the depth and complexity one has come to expect from Estee Lauder. The overwhelming smell of jasmine drowned out any hint of vanilla, tuberose, musk or honeysuckle the fragrance claims to possess. And jasmine is a scent I like in very extreme moderation. The best thing I can say about Modern Muse is that it'd be a safe office perfume for a mature woman. And that's not much of a compliment. Will be giving this one away.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/19/2019
Not for me
Really disliked this one. I actually threw it away because I thought it smelled that bad. Very musky and old lady like.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/09/2019
Modern Muse
It stinks.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not a fan
Too musky
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Age: 65 or over
Skin type: Normal
Not for me!
I was so disappointed with this fragrance. The blend / combination of the scents in this perfume did not compliment each other at all..... it was overpowering and nauseas. I felt like I was a walking "PigPen" (from the Charlie Brown comics) in a big cloud of stinky dust! I reeked !!!!I & just wanted to wash it off!!! This might be okay for someone else's chemistry but most certainly, not mine! A fine perfume is one that is not overpowering, it's one that should not even be smelled by the wearer/(the user), herself., once it has dried,on your skin,. In fact, the wearer might forget she even has perfume on until someone reminds her of how good she smells. 💁🏻‍♀️ I so wanted to like Modern Muse... wishful of finally finding a suitable & satisfying substitute for my (now hard to find), Spellbound by Estée Lauder, which I wore for over 15 years; it became my signature scent I absolutely loved it! And I received hundreds, hundreds of compliments from both men and women; sometimes they would follow me, even chase me out to my car to find out the name of my perfume. I would hear...... your perfume smells wonderful, divine, entrancing, hypnotic, delicious, sexy, ravishing, sensuous, heavenly, enticingly erotic ...... Upon telling them the name, Spellbound, their response.... that it is! Very aptly named I'll keep searching.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Loved it
I really enjoyed this scent. After working 9 hours I thought that the scent was gone because I couldnt smell it anymore, it was quite the opposite. I didnt put on alot just a couple of sprays is all I used and it could still be smelled 12 hours later. I love this scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/26/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Meh
Meh
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/26/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Older Lady Scent
I listened to an amazing podcast about Estee Launder (Great Women of Business, highly recommend) so I had to try one of her scents. Unfortunately this scent reminded me of something more along the lines of a scent my grandmother might wear. Very floral, sort of old school, almost a powdery smell. No offense at all! Just not my style as a 29 year old, with all so respect.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Sexy, sophisticated. BEAUTIFUL!
Love love love !
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/18/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not for me
Very musky. Reminds me of a grandmother's perfume. Very strong. I like light floral and clean scents so this was not for me at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Dry
Buying the full size.
Estee Lauder has done it again with this gorgeous perfume. It's perfect for today's world.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Absolutely LOVE this fragrance!!
I love this fragrance! I got so many compliments and women wanted to know the name of it. I even had to write it down for one lady and explain how Scentbird works for her and how to subscribe! It's a scent that isn't too overpowering and I would wear it everyday and to special occasions. It didn't last as long as I would have liked it to. But I'm the kind of person who loves to hear "wow you smell good". This fragrance is true to the Estee Lauder name. I'm a huge fan.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Love the smell
I really love this scent it immediately reminded me of a friend from work so now I have to ask if this is what she wears. But I feel like the scent doesn’t last very long that’s why I took away one star. It is a floral but musky scent. More of a grown up/classy scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
The scent reminds me of cemetery flowers
The scent reminds me of cemetery flowers
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/19/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Fine, but not matching based on SB recommendation
ScentBird recommended this based on my love of Tommy Hilfiger Dreaming. The scent is fine and I will wear it occasionally, but it's a bit too musky to be comparable to Dreaming. Gave 3 stars because of the mismatched recommendation for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/18/2019
Rich scent
well balanced and lux
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/10/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
My perfect perfume 😍
This is my all time favorite perfume ever. It's a sweet but sexy smell so you it doesn't feel like a little girls perfume. I get so many compliments and everyone loves this smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Not for me.
Was not a fan of this one. It is very strong and feels better fit for fall or winter.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love this
Smells just like Gucci Bloom by Gucci and Ginger Lily from Dame Perfumery.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Yet another delightful fragrance from EL
Esteé Lauder fragrances have been a favorite option in my family going back to my early childhood, so I know previous scents such as Beautiful & variations of White Linen very well. Still, I was, at first, a bit hesitant to purchase a new perfume WITHOUT having tested it on my own skin in person. But Esteé Lauder has yet to disappoint my nose's palette, and Modern Muse is NO EXCEPTION!! It is a perfect balance of ALL its elements - from the Jasmine to the Musk and Tuberose, and everything in between!! It's a classy, yet exhilarating fragrance that I feel would be a great addition to EVERYONE'S fragrance collection!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/18/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love it
This is great scent for feeling sexy all day. It’s strong but not over powering. And has great scent notes. One of my favorite perfumes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Lovely
Clean and fresh! It’s so lovely!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2019
Such a sophisticated Smell
This scent is just a classic scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/11/2019
Age: 35 to 44
👍
Perfecto!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/10/2019
Amazing smell!
Love this fragrance!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/10/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Love love love
Love this for daily use
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/02/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Good
Love this scent, but doesn’t have the best lasting power.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2019
Age: 35 to 44
.. loved it.
I like most of Estee Lauders scents and this was no exception.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/18/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Yuck
No offense to people who like this but yuck it smell like an old musty attic. That’s never a good smell ick. I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody p u.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Every drop used!
Wow. This fragrance is the best. Super sexy and modern. Very elegant and lasting. I found myself spraying it on whenever I had a chance. Very best scent I’ve tried yet. Will be buying a full bottle
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love it
I love it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Mature Fragrance
I thought this would smell bit more musky and less like a deep rose mature scent. It’s okay overall.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Love the smell but...
I love this perfume but the staying power is lacking.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Love it!
Smells clean and classy. It lasts all day at work.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Estée Lauder/ Modern Muse
I Love this fragrance!!! It smells AMAZING 😉
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
My Absolute Fav!!
I just feel so incredibly when I use his scent. It has elegance and class, its dominant just perfect
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/30/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Adore!
Love it!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Great perfume
I love the smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Favorite
My favorite, always get compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
I love this muse!
I was truly surprised how much I liked this. Some of the reviews said it was sorta a grandma fragrance. But I found it wonderful. It fades as usual, but it fades to a very nice scent that lasted for hours. 5 stars for this muse!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/19/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Love love love!!!
Love this scent as much as modern muse la rouge!!! It's clean and grown up everyday scent that last forever! I enjoy both scents of modern muse!!! Super happy I decided to try these scents!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
Love it!
The smell lasts all day. It could be a winter or summer perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Review on Modern Muse
I really love the smell of Modern Muse...It has a very nice scent... I had smelled it before on a coworker and knew I loved it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Modern muse
A little too sweet for my taste...but a nice scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Marvelous
I adore this. Had a sample from a magazine. I will never look back!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2019
Estee Lauder Modern Muse
Great fragrance!! Every time I wear this I get so many compliments. It's a bit strong, so if you're sensitive to smells this isn't for you. I would recommend this fragrance for the fall/winter months.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/09/2019
Love, love, love this!
Very floral. Thought it would be overbearing at first, but faded a little quickly and was very pleasant. Loved the peony scent. Lasted all day long.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/06/2019
Nice
Strong in beginning but fades to a soft scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/06/2019
Not quite my grandma's perfume, but close.
I felt like I mixed my grandmother's white diamond with floral scent and chose to wear it.... I tried it a few times and couldn't adapt to liking it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
New go to scent
Floral and not overbearing for my allergies. A soft powdery scent that i can use everyday to work and stays on into late meetings
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
Modern muse was waaaay better than expected
I mean usually not one for floral notes, and expected this one to Ben too flowerry and dainty for me...I couldn’t have been more wrong. This is now my new FAVORITE!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
I live it!
It smells so amazing and fresh! Almost like spring!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
Not too strong/feminine
This is my favorite scent!! Not too strong and stays for a long time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
One of the best!
I love this perfume and always get compliments. It's one of my favorite!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/25/2019
Long lasting
Long lasting scent. Very floral
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/25/2019
beautiful powdery scent
Very nice powdery scent with a hint of musk. Very grown up.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
Modern Muse
Very mature.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/18/2019
Smells lovely, doesn't last
Exactly as the title says.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/17/2019
Nice scent
Overall, I like it. It does smell like its itended for the older population but its a nice soft scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2019
Love it
This is totally my scent. Love it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Favorite scent so far
I LOVE the smell of this and it has exceeded the fragrance choice of all my others. It only gets 3 stars because it just doesn't last. I feel like i should reapply every hour.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
love
very mature but something about it I love!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Good scent
The smell was good one of my favorites
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
Not my fav
Maybe for an older woman
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Classy and sexy
This scent is nice for everyday wear if you want to stand out in the crowd or for an evening out. Its fresh and sophisticated in a youthful way.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/20/2018
Nice scent
The perfume smelled really got lots of compliments but it was a bit too strong this will definitely be my night wear perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2018
Love Mod Muse
This fragrance is just the right amount of floral & lasts longer than most on me! Happy I tried it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2018
Modern Muse
Amazing Love It!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Perfect way to wear it is.....
It smells very good but more of an older woman scent, elegant, and strong. The longer you wear it the lighter it smells but the smell after it settles in is very nice. I will try spraying from a far and see how that helps but i put it in my lotion with no scent and it was perfect!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/04/2018
One of my favorites
I've already owned this and when it showed up as part of ScentBird, I had to have it again. It is a beautiful, strong, lasting scent that will never go out of style.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Too strong
A scent for older women
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
Perfect scent
I have been trying to find the perfect “mature” scent while still being girly. This is it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
My new fav!
I absolutley love this perfume! Its my new favorite! You can smell the floral tones then the musk mixed in is amazing! Defenitley recommend!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/18/2018
Estee`Lauder Modern Muse
Love This scent ! Very elegant and classy..
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
Good
Right off it’s very perfumy. I like once it’s had time to settle. Doesn’t last long.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/05/2018
By far my fav
Very mature I loveeeeeee it obsessed. I literally cant stop sniffing myself
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/28/2018
Elegant
Will be getting a bottle of this! Love this for those company christmas parties or a fancy dinner with my momma!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/27/2018
Exactly what I’ve been looking for!
When choosing this perfume, I thought it would just be pretty good. This has already become a favorite of mine! It’s a very specific scent so it can be layered but it’s also a great standalone perfume as well.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/26/2018
Love
Totally love this secent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/24/2018
Definitely smells like something an older woman loves
Not for me, this is very reminiscent of the old biddies at church. I'm pretty sure my grandmother (whom I love) would adore this scent. Just smelled dated to me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/14/2018
.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
So good and strong
It lasted me almost all day!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
String at first but dissipates well
Frangrance has a leading citrus note, is strong at first but dissipates perfectly and lasts decently on me. Only 4 stars due to the initial pungence but an overall amazing perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
I so love it
This is by far one of my favorites. Always a go to for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
Love
A sample of this perfume was in a magazine I had. Liked the smell. This was the first perfume I tried since joining Scentbird. Love it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
Muah
Such an elegant fragrance perfect for evening wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/22/2018
THERES JUST SOMETHING SO YUMMY ABOUT IT
honestly when i first smelled this perfume at the dept store i instantly fell in love with it. im 29 years old and even though it smells like its for older women, it still has this fresh smell to it that you cant resist. lol. i love it. the only thing is- i wouldnt classify it as day wear or night wear. seems like id only spray it every once in a while when i want to smell 'different' but amazing..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2018
Love This
Smells like butter lol not realy butter but its a beautiful fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/13/2018
Oh my god! This is what I was looking for.
Love love love loved it. Finally get something which is my type after a long time. Will definately get the full size for this. It's perfect for summer and I can smell that fragerance from by body even after a long time. It's awesome,
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Awesome
Absolutely love it! The fragrance is so light! I’ve received a lot of compliments on it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Great
Smells amazing
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Lovely scent
It has a great smell but doesn't last very long :(
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
To Each Her Own
It smelled... nice, but it just wasn't for me. I gave it to my mom & she loves it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Glam scent
I feel very luxe when I wear this scent - it is bold but feminine and I love it
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/21/2018
Grandmother
Right off the bat this reminded me of something my grandmother would wear. I may be a grandma, but I don’t want to smell like one. This just isn’t for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
TOO old lady for this old lady
I normally love to smell like an old grandma but this fragrance was way too strong on the musk for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/18/2018
Amazing
This scent is really flirty, I’ve received plenty of compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Love This
This is my favorite perfume
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Wonderful
Excellent!! Scent stays on you !!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
love this especially if you like jasmine scented perfumes
love this scent. reacts nicely with my body chemistry. its very flowery but thats how I like my perfumes. the scent seems to last a long time too.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/29/2018
A little too old lady at church for me
The scent was very heavy. It's one of those fragrances you can taste all day after putting it on. Just wasn't for my liking. But it does last...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2018
Love
Smells so good, I went and bought a full size bottle immediately.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/21/2018
Love tbis
Amazing!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/19/2018
Love it
My daughters favorite perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2018
I love it
I love the smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2018
Favorite
This is one of my favorite scents. I like how it lasts all day for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2018
BEAUTIFUL SCENT
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2018
Smells great!
Smells wonderful. I plan on buying a big bottle!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
Love it,
I just love the way this smells! Kinda sexy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/18/2018
Love it!!
This scent is one of my favorites. Has a sexiness to it and not to overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/13/2018
EL Modern Muse
I really like this scent! I received many compliments. I hooked other people on this scent. I brought a 1oz bottle & I keep refilling my scentbird tube!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
wow so upseting
first i had to dig and dig to even see how or what to do it was so unfriendly. its my birthday i cant get express shipping and had to pay shipping because i added an extra perfume at an already higher price. then i checkout to find out after an hour of sign up that u have to buy 84 dollars to even ve able to get it. bullshit i bought my two viles wont be back
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
Liked it
Like the scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
Tamika
Wonderful fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
Love this product
Modern muse by Estee Lauder smells soo good .I am so glad i chose to try this perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
hi
wonderful
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
Pretty perfume
I only have 3 stars because it’s a little musky and strong for my liking. It’s too heavy for a day wear maybe a winter smell or just evening scent. Great smell all around just for specific times.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2018
Love it!
So far this is my favorite scent!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Not for me
Too strong of a smell for me but I know others who love it. I prefer clean, fresh smells.