I mentioned this product in my monthly favorites video last month but I think that it is so special that I needed to do a full on review!
Fragrances are such a powerful thing. A slight wiff of a specific smell can calm you down, perk you up, or tug on your heart strings as you suddenly remember an old friend or family member that you haven’t seen in ages. Certain fragrances for me instantly pull me back to my cheerleading days, a romantic date, or a fun job in my past. The same fragrance can be so personal on all different levels to many different people. The one I want to talk about today is truly magnificent.
One thing that I like about Philosophy is that they always have a dreamy quote on their products… this one reads:
“We live in a world of multiple dimensions with multiple sensations, and yet there is one dimension, one sense that is not of this world or any place we know of. It is found in our inner space and is known by a name called inner grace. To live in inner grace is to be embraced by the deepest sweetest peace you will ever know.”
I love all the “Grace” smells that Philosophy has put out over the years but I have never enjoyed them enough to purchase a fragrance or body spritz. I like the scents in my shower but I am never completely moved to smell like them all day. They are all clean, fresh, and light and that is great but they all seem to have a smell of baby powder to them. I will admit that when I was a new mother I was almost moved enough to purchase Amazing Grace in a fragrance form but never could pull the trigger and do it…. I recently received the Inner Grace 3-in-1 in my QVC New Beauty Test Tube and I actually loved it. It brought chills to me the first time I smelled it and I can’t put my finger on why…
One of the reasons could be because it was instant love… not just the generic kind when someone LIKES scent but literally… the scent called to me like no other has EVER before. Most of my favorite scents are oceanic citrusy ones but this one is just COMPLETELY different from anything I have ever used before….. It is like a combination of baby powder, musk, and some other spice that I can’t put my finger on. It is like a women’s version of a men’s cologne. It is nice and warm, almost COMFORTABLE… The kid of comfortable that reminds me of snuggling up to my husband on a winter night. Really inviting and soft! This “Grace” smell is more grown up than the others by a country mile… It is downright sultry!
Next I HAVE to mention the staying power… The REASON I purchased this fragrance is because I was in Ulta one day and I needed to use their rest room. By the sink in the rest room they had a Philosophy 3-in-1 in some random Christmas scent to wash your hands with and then they had this spritz beside that to “freshen up”! I already knew I loved the scent due to me already owning the body wash so I decided to go ahead and spray it on. Well… I was on my lunch break and I went back to work and LET ME TELL YOU!!! Hours later I moved to get something out of a drawer and I smelled myself… I smelled FABULOUS! I knew right away that I had to go back and purchase that spritz. I did and let me tell you.. I spray 2 squirts in the morning and I can smell it on me the next morning before I get in the shower… The lasting power on this is amazing.
I also want to mention that the price on these are fabulous. The spritz I bought was 8 oz. and I paid $25. The bargain that you get here is amazing. If you wanted to purchase the same exact scent in a real fragrance of theirs you get 2 oz. for $50. You see the usage in the picture I included above? Well that is over a month of using it every day. I have barely put a dent in the bottle.
My Newest Addiction Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 out of 5)
As you can see from my GUSHING words above I have not a thing to say negative about this fragrance. I am sure that I will be wearing this until the day comes that Philosophy decides to retire it… and on that day I will be sure to stock up like a mad woman because this is a fragrance I can see myself wearing until I am on a walker! <3
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I'm Laura!I am a Navy wife and mother of two.I am passionate about all things beauty.I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on.I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time!So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!