The Modern Muse collection is safely anchored in the actual standards with their chic, wearable, and harmless style, and, oh, so far away as an idea from the classic Lauder perfumes. Muse can consider themselves real contemporary muses because they are not bold, not impregnated with idols or animal facets, details which defined, until not so long ago, the Lauder style.
If they will pass the test of time, entering the collective memory and future perfume guides, that’s left to be seen. What’s for sure of all these muses (7 already), Le Rouge Gloss twitches and pulsates in the most credible way, first of all because we are not dealing with a resemblance case with Rodriguez For Her EDP, just like it happened with the rest, then because it actually offers several interesting sweet aromas, assembled with a lot of fantasy. A fantasy that grew wings and the perfume cuddles itself by stating that it even has a vinyl note, but let’s not get over our heads because it is really unnoticeable. That’s alright, it is interesting even without the “special effects”.
Its composition is atypically organized, meaning that the patchouli appears from the start, but without being the main pawn. It takes care only of the opening formalities, stirring an air that is somewhat dark, earthy, after which it fades away. On its trail you can clearly notice a sweet-fruity mix with a smell similar to sugared cherries; that filling from the Mon Cherie chocolates, with a whole cherry covered in sugar and a bit of liqueur. It is syrupy. Pleasant. Without any trace of marzipan. Sweet up to the point of turning into bitter and that doesn’t leave me indifferent, with this the perfume won me over. It doesn’t resume to being mono-themed, but it attaches, just so I won’t confuse it with a dessert, an à la mode leather note and rose essence. So, we have the leather jacket, a rose bouquet and the box of sugared cherries – is there a prim rendezvous that gets any classic than this? Predictable, yes, but fun if it happens with the right person.
At first, this perfume is strong and you have the impression that you fired an olfactory bomb, but it has some technical flaws because after the first hour this will simply faint, becoming more of a skin scent. It deserves to be better calibrated, but even so, it is a new approach to the old cherry note, different than Guerlain La Petit Robe Noir or Mancera Wild Cherry, which are strikingly similar.