This floral, woody musk fragrance is the ideal perfume for stylish and spirited ladies. Its bold contrast of vivid floral and sensual ebony woods would surely unleash all your creative juices. Stand out from the boring crowd with the modern muse chic. Its compositions open with tangy juicy plum and fruity davana. Its middle notes exude floral and complex scents of jasmine sambac, tuberose, and stargazer lily. Once you get to the base notes, you’ll smell the intoxicating cashmere wood, oud, labdanum, patchouli, ebony tree, suede musk, and madagascar vanilla. Estée lauder was born from beauty. Its founder, josephine esther mentzer, didn’t come from the fashion world. She was born to hungarian rose schotz and czechoslovakian businessman max mentzer, who both referred to her by the nickname “esty”. Much of her childhood was spent trying to make ends meet. Esty’s nickname changed to estée when she enrolled in school. After classes, she helped out at her father’s hardware store. This was where she got her first taste of business and entrepreneurship. Although she became a successful retailer, esty preferred to take after her uncle, dr. John schotz. A chemist, schotz taught her to cleanse her skin with oils rather than harsh soaps. He mixed up batches of unique, all-around skin cream. The young entrepreneur recalled it as “a preciously velvety cream that magically made you sweetly scented, your face feels like spunk silk, and made any passing imperfections gone by evening.” she later help dr. Schotz’ company, new way laboratories, in selling beauty products such as creams, lotions, rouge, and fragrances. In 1930, she was married to native new yorker joseph lauder.