Friday, 27 March 2015

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting - Christian Dior

This is the most tricky post and I personally find it difficult to blog about perfumes as there is no good/bad. Whether or not you like a perfume totally depends on you and your style. So, I am just going to recommend and give my opinions in this post.

Today's post is about 4 perfumes by Estee Lauder. I have travel size bottles that I got from their 2014 holiday edition kit. But all of these are available in various sizes. I would suggest purchasing the travel size bottles and make a full purchase only when you are completely satisfied.

Know the Brand
Estee Lauder is an American company started as early as 1946 with only 4 skincare products. They are now a luxurious brand and have a range of skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair-care products. The company is so huge now that they own many famous brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Clinique, Coach and a lot more. Wouldn't it be cool to work with them and get unlimited access to their products as salary? Well, that would be my dream job :)

Availability in India
I found some of Estee Lauder's collection online on They have select stores in Banglore, Chennai, Gurgoan, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi. Check here for more information.

The 4 perfumes that will be talked about in this post are,
1. Modern Muse
2. Sensuous Nude
3. Pleasures
4. Beautiful

Modern Muse

Website Description
Be an inspiration. Experience the fragrance that captures your style, your confidence, your creative spirit. An alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.
Two distinctively different accords—Sparkling Jasmine Accord and Sleek Woods Accord—provide an intriguing dual impression. It's a true innovation in fragrance design, as complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it.


Modern Muse was inspired by the complexity of a modern woman, with the same dynamic contrasts as her life and her personality. Her creative energy and magnetic femininity are captured by its multi-faceted, sparkling floralcy. Her sleek style, strength and sensuality by its sleek woods.

Who is a Modern Muse? She’s confident and independent, soft and strong, feminine yet dynamic. Stylish and original, she inspires everyone she meets—without saying a word.



My View
This perfume defines class. It says subtle and powerful at the same time. I totally love this perfume and loves the way it lingers for hours. 
It is just the way it is described on their website - Confident, Independant and Inspiring.

Sensuous Nude

Website Description
A new dimension in sensuality for today's woman. Modern, intimate and feminine, like a second skin. Wrap yourself in the sensuality of sultry Woods and Musks, delicate Muguet, Sicilian Bergamot and Baie Rose.

Modern sensuality is natural, comfortable, effortless. The intimacy of touch and bare skin is one of life's most exquisitely sensorial experiences and A fragrance so personal and warm, it seems like one with your own skin.

Sensuous Nude reveals an exciting new dimension of your sensuality.

Modern Notes:Sicilian Bergamot , Baie Rose, Mandarin , Black Pepper

Feminine Notes:Jasmine Petals, Muguet, Coconut Water, Honey, Musk

Intimate Notes:Melted Woods NaturePrint®, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Heliotrope, Vanilla


The intimacy of touch and the connection to bare skin is one of life’s most exquisitely sensorial experiences and the inspiration for Sensuous Nude. The fragrance captures this vision of modern sensuality and bares all the warmth and softness of a confident woman at her most open and free.




My View:
It comes in a light pink round bottle and looks adorable. The floral smell dominates this perfume but has the perfect balance. I totally love this scent and I prefer this over Modern Muse. This scores a 4.8/5 from me.


Website Description
One of life's simple pleasures.
Fresh as flowers after a Spring rain, this sheer, shimmering floral is a spirited blend of Lilies, White Peonies and Jasmine, all tingling with the rare essence of exotic Baie Rose.

Never sweet, ever fresh, it delights your senses with pleasure after pleasure.

Top Notes:White Lily, Violet Leaves, Green Accents

Middle Notes:Black Lilac, White Peony, Karo-Karounde Blossoms, Baie Rose, Pink Rose, Jasmine

Base Notes:Sandalwood, Patchouli

Created in 1995, Estée Lauder Pleasures set the trend for uplifting, airy fragrances and introduced the Sheer Floral fragrance type.

Evelyn Lauder created it to have a sheer, elusive, luminous quality. It captures the clarity of flowers just after a spring rain. This wonderful fragrance has been one of best selling fragrances for many years.

"Whatever the fragrance was to be, I wanted it to have an elusive, textural quality," said Evelyn Lauder. "And we have achieved it with Estée Lauder Pleasures. For the first time, there is a fragrance that unfolds like a flower in the warmth of the sun, surrendering its scent little by little."




My Views
I like the smell perfume but it is too strong for me. It has a pure floral tinge. Not something I would order again.


The fragrance of a thousand flowers.
A rich blend of Rose, Lily, Tuberose and Orange Flower. Brightened with citrus, warmed by woods.

Romantic, feminine, memorable.

Top Notes:Rose, Mandarin, Lily, Tuberose, Marigold

Middle Notes:Orange Flower, Muguet, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang

Base Notes:Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber


Estée Lauder's vision, carried out by Evelyn Lauder, was to create a fragrance that made every woman feel she was the most beautiful woman in the room.

Ever romantic, Beautiful is represented by a bride to symbolize a woman at her most feminine, romantic and beautiful.





My Views
This is indeed a beautiful perfume. Estee Lauder never fails to impress you. It is one of the must have in your collection. It has floral and woody fragrance.

Travel size perfumes are great because you can carry them anywhere and they look adorable. The Estee Lauder range lasts long and spraying once is more than enough. If you are going on a romantic outing then spraying these scents would only add more spark. 

Tips to use perfume
A perfume lasts longer when sprayed after applying lotion on the area where you are spraying the scent. Do not use a moisturizer/lotion with a strong fragrance of its own as it distorts the smell of the perfume. It is recommended to use Vaseline.


  1. i prefer woody/musky scents so i am going to try sensuous nude next !! :D currently i am loving my no 5 chanel and gucci guilty !! try them some time if you like musky scents :)

    1. Senuous nude is my fav :) I love it.. I try the scents you suggested too :)