Philosophy Amazing Grace



Philosophy Amazing Grace is much beloved by the perfume wearer that doesn’t want to announce their presence too loudly.  It is the classy quiet girl that stands still opposite Alexis Carrington in a cat fight: both are majestic in their own way, but incompatible.

Philosophy Amazing Grace opens subtly, stays subtle and has lasting subtle notes, and there is nothing wrong with that at all. Amazing Grace contains : Grapefruit, mandarin and bergamot, freesias, jasmine and rose, and a lasting note of gentle white musk.

In fact I barely noticed that it contained citrus as this has such a muted feel from the start.  The freesias and roses peek out, but the soft musk is in there from the beginning, covering everything in soft white fluff, like a newly dried angora sweater, or a pile of white fluffy towels.

Philosophy Amazing Grace is the kind of perfume you want to wear when you want to smell shower fresh and laundry clean and almost, dare, I say it, unobtrusive.  It is the smell of clean living and a “butter wouldn’t melt” face.  It’s the perfume you would wear to a job interview or when you were trying to get away with something: “It wasn’t me, I am pure as the driven snow.   I even smell like I am “ (deliver this line with wide eyes).

So if you’re looking for perfume that smells “clean”, this is it.  This is one of the best fresh laundry/clean from the shower fragrances ones I’ve come across, although I was reminded several times whilst smelling it, of Library of Fragrance Clean Skin. This is no bad thing.  Amazing Grace is the scent for your duvet day when you don’t want to waft vintage Opium all over everyone to show them who’s Boss.


Philosophy Amazing Grace is available from many stockists: among which are Boots, John Lewis, Amazon UK and . Prices are around £32 for 60ml.  My sample comes from The Perfume Society Beautiful Blossoms Discovery Box


8 thoughts on “Philosophy Amazing Grace”

  1. It is very understated and gentle for when you don’t want to make a statement! I gave my bottle away as it would have been lost on bad- assed me! 😉

    1. Hi Patsi,

      Lovely to hear from you as always. I know what you mean. It’s subtle, but I’m not sure I want subtle, lovely as it is. I get a secret kick out of it when people say “what’s that smell?” as I walk past. Tee hee.

  2. As I’m sure you appreciate, the whole Grace range is a favourite of mine, for obvious reasons. 🙂 But my particular favourite is Pure Grace, which reminds me a lot of my beloved (and hideously expensive) Frederic Malle’s L’Eau d’Hiver.

    1. Dearest Wordbird- I haven’t tried the others. I think there is a place for the unobtrusive but you have to be in the right mood. I shall have to try Pure Grace since you are almost always right about these things!

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