In your quest to find that perfect scent, you undoubtedly have come across both of Estee Lauder’s newest products – Modern Muse (2013) and Modern Muse Chic (2014). Two similar names, two similar fragrances. And we all know that once we hit that perfume counter at the mall, the scents become harder and harder to distinguish, no matter how many coffee beans they throw at you. So, let’s save you some time. Here’s what you need to know.
Both Modern Muse and Modern Muse Chic are great products – great in the sense that you get your money’s worth in typical Estee Lauder fashion. The quality is there. They linger longer than most. The scent is strong, you won’t need to apply too much (and please don’t!). Pricing is what you would expect and you definitely feel a bit more sophisticated knowing you’re wearing something good. Tres chic!
The scents are quite similar, actually. Both give-off a sweet aroma of freshly picked flowers. Sweet but not overpowering. Subtle but strong. Both scents are distinct and memorable and appropriate for any occasion. And, for you jasmine lovers there is a hint that as well, more-so in the original Muse, less-so in the Chic. Both scents are pleasant and enduring.
The biggest difference is in the basstone. While both scents have a woody edge to them, the Chic goes the distance. More robust and more musky. You might call it spicy. It is a stronger smell that comes to life as the top layer fades away. What’s left is a little darker, a little more playful and a little more sexy. This is an attention grabber and keeper.
Estee Lauder Modern Muse vs Modern Muse Chic
So which is the one for you? Modern Muse or Modern Muse Chic? It all depends on your audience. Both are reliable and effective products, typical Lauder quality. Both are great for anytime. But, for that little extra spark, go Chic.