Rated 4.58 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Electric Youth 2.0 (not a bad thing)
Those of you who are old enough to remember the late 80s know the fever dream of Debbie Gibson/Tiffany/New Kids on the Block. During that time, which was before the insane marketing of today, Debbie Gibson released a perfume called Electric Youth. It was pink, in a clear bottle with a black top, and for some unknown reason a pink spring inside. I begged my mother for it and finally received it for a birthday present. I absolutely loved it. It was everything I wanted it to be; light, slightly fruity, slightly floral, sophisticated. I wore that perfume every single day for probably a month before I completely forgot about it and moved on to other things. I havent thought about that perfume in over 30 years until I opened this package and sprayed my wrists.
Was I dreaming? Could it be? Light, slightly fruity, slightly floral, sophisticated. Immediately I was transported back to that bright pink bottle and days of lip syncing into my hairbrush.
I had to take this further. Down the internet rabbit hole I went:
Amazing Grace Magnolia - top notes bergamot and nectarine, middle magnolia and violet, base musk, amber, and driftwood.
Electric Youth - top notes grapefruit and citrus, middle ylang-ylang, watermelon, and red berries, base musk, woods, and amber.
Not an exact match by any means, but stunningly similar. Its as if Philosophy knew I was missing those halcyon days where my biggest worry was whether Id be invited to the sleepover.
Long story short - I love this and have been wearing it every day since.
Disclaimer: as a southerner I have to tell you this smells exactly 0% like a magnolia tree.
I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me, maybe for you!
I was super excited to receive notice that I'd be getting a VoxBox - my 1st ever! I'd seen that Philosophy has a fragrance range and have been interested in checking it out. Fragrances of all kinds are things I've learned over my life that I have to start out cautiously with. Even scents I like can wind up causing or worsening a migraine in moments. I've had to forgo many incense sticks, lots of perfumes, some fragranced skin care, some laundry detergents, some household cleaners, some food even!
So I was hopeful yet cautious upon opening the box of perfume. It's a 2 FL.oz. bottle - super generous! - of heavy glass, the heft and shape of which reminds me of the Vera Wang Embrace perfume line bottles. The fluid inside is a light pink that leans more to "rose" than "baby."
I decided to test spray into the air, and it lingered for a pleasantly long time (hours!) without being too strong. Two days later I did it again, and still found the scent not overwhelmingly strong and pleasant in the main, so I thought I'd give it a whirl on my skin. Unfortunately the fragrance on my skin was less pleasant. Apparently, my pH doesn't play nicely with this fragrance. On me, the scent became much too strong for my nose and started my head aching. I wound up changing my shirt and wiping down my neck to get the scent off me as much as I could.
One positive for those who can wear this perfume: is lasts! On the skin and clothes, this perfume has great staying power! Had it been one that worked for me, I would wear it until all my clothes were imbued with it!
As another reviewer stated, fragrance is so very personal, not just because scents affect each of our noses differently, but the way each person's skin interacts with the scent, sometimes whether the person's personality conflicts with the smell, and even the memories we might have attached to the scent or even notes within the scent. I'm still interested in trying out other Philosophy fragrances, fingers crossed!
Reviewed by 195 customers Amazing scent!
Shelly48 from Wilsonville, OR
Amazing Grace Magnolia has become my favorite scent! It lasts forever and everywhere I go I get so many compliments.
Best Philosophy fragrance
Di from NC
I tried them all and own Ballet rose which is great and smell like roses but Magnolia is the best. It is so feminine and lasts all day.
my favorite perfume
briceidar53b5 from undisclosed
My first philosophy perfume and I love it. I recommend it for anyone that want a clean and flower scent perfume. It is now my go to perfume and definitely will be buy it. I want to thank Influenster for sending me my new favorite perfume.
My new signature scent!
freemanna from undisclosed
I love this scent! Its not too heavy, not too faint, and makes me feel confident knowing I smell great. Ive gotten so many compliments when I wear it. Definitely a fan! The bottle, perfume color and packaging were great.
my new scent!
kristenv3e25 from undisclosed
This is my new go to perfume. The scent is beautiful and light. Its not too strong, yet it stays on my skin all day. Ive had many compliments when I wear this. My co workers ask what perfume Im wearing all the time!
Amazing but not as Amazing as the Original
jenniferl4b1c from undisclosed
I was excited to receive a full bottle to test. The scent is a lot stronger and more masculine than the original scent, which is what Im used to. If you are looking for a soft, clean scent, I recommend Amazing Grace but if you want something a little bit more masculine, this is the one.
Smells so good!
kassiebeachbum from undisclosed
I was a little skeptical about this at first because I'm a sensitive to overwhelming perfume, but this perfume is perfect! It comes on a little strong, but in a few minutes it is the PERFECT scent. I even got "you smell so good." from my judgy little sister lol I would definitely recommend trying it out!
Light and Floral
emilysb685 from undisclosed
I was pleasantly surprised with this perfume. I'm not usually big on floral but I really enjoy this scent. It's very light and not overwhelming. I think it's a good value for the size of the bottle. The only negative was it didn't last as long as I would like.
tamitrat from undisclosed
I am literally obsessed with this fragrance. It is the only one I have been wearing since receiving it. It's such a beautiful soft floral that is very appropriate for the warm weather and can easily take you from the office to date night. I have received many compliments while wearing it and would totally recommend to anyone looking for a nice everyday scent.
Philosophy Grace Magnolia
evag16 from undisclosed
I received The Philosophy Grace Magnolia parfum as a complimentary testing product from Influenster. This was my first box and I was very excited. It was a product I love which is parfum. I like the smell it has a musky floral sent. It stays on for a few hours. Does not have a strong scent that you only want to wear at night. It can be used day and night. I would purchase this product.
Beautiful summer fragrance
vikie1 from undisclosed
I was so excited to try this new Philosophy fragrance. I like all of their perfumes and this one is not an exception. When I first tried this magnolia perfume it was like summer in a bottle The smell is amazing, it lasts all day for me even though it is not a very strong scent so it wouldnt bother you if youre not into heavy fragrances.
argentinarv from undisclosed
I loved it . I love florals fragrances so this was a win win for me.. its stays long so you dont need to apply again again again.. its soft and sweet.. so if you life florals you will love this one.
nice, simple scent
angelah2bfe from undisclosed
This fragrance is a fairly simple scent. You can definitely pick up the floral tones with a touch of citrus and musk. If you are someone like me who likes musk on occasion yet it gives you a headache... this one doesnt do that. It could last a bit longer on the skin but you do get a few hours.
my new go-to fragrance!
emilyog from undisclosed
I cant say enough good things about this scent! Im very picky about my perfumes and had been using the same one for years. This one isnt too strong and has a sweet, floral scent to it. I love thats its not overbearing. Hubs also approves ;)
rhall1227 from undisclosed
I was never big into perfume; I tend to prefer floral scents but find many too matronly and a lot of other scents are too sweet and overbearing for me. However, this perfume is anything but that! Its definitely floral, which I love, but it has a hint of citrus/something fresh that keeps the fragrance crisp and light. To me, it smelled pretty much the same on my body as it did the bottle and it lasted for quite some time. I will most likely be purchasing this fragrance in the future.
unboxing_jess from undisclosed
very beautiful floral scent. I wear this everyday now, its so nice. the bottle is very cute and I love the color
dianab3884 from undisclosed
So first of all I was super excited to try this new scent! It is a perfect scent for summer. Very light and fun. Its a floral scent with a hint of wood. I would also like to add that this is a long last scent. I put this on at 8am and by 9pm I could still smell it!
spring time in a garden
sarahs1995 from undisclosed
This product is a 10/10. From the pretty pink color to the minimalist fonts used and dont even get me started on the scent. Perfection!! Springy, citrusy, fresh and feminine!!
Long lasting and so many compliments!
kathymathiszamora from undisclosed
I am very happy to review this new fragrance, Amazing Grace Magnolia! It has a beautiful floral scent, unlike any others I have ever worn. The scent really does stay with me all day long too, which is a huge positive for me. I normally do not like floral scents as they seem to be overpowering. Not this one though! It is a very clean floral scent! The bergamot and magnolias blend is well together. I cannot even Express how many compliments I get when I wear this scent out!
Nice but not long lasting
keke1920 from undisclosed
First, let me begin by saying,thank you for my complimentary perfume. I was truly excited to wear once I received it. The scent is nice and pleasant. However; I find it not to be long lasting. I felt as if I had to keep applying to get the real affect,which was disappointing.
roseg9e65 from undisclosed
I love this scent it smells amazing!! I use it from 530 in the morning will about 8ish . I tried it on my skin only like my neck and wrist and I noticed it didn't last as long as when you spray it on your clothes. over all id say it last half a day. smells great like flowers and its not to strong. sweet soft smelling. love it !! glad I got to try this out becuz it's something I wouldn't normally buy. thanks #influnenster #complienmentry
A Springtime Floral
priyas12 from undisclosed
A nice floral fragrance, I think I even smell rose in it. The fragrance is generally liked but doesn't last as long as I would hope. I think I would it use more in the Spring. I would try it out before you buy.
lovely scent but not not for me
kims6785 from undisclosed
I thought the Amazing Grace perfume had a lovely scent, but for my taste it was a little overwhelming. Very floral and sweet and does stay on all day which is great and a bit of a powdery undertone. If you enjoy very floral/ sweet forward scents I think this would be a great choice but its just not my cup of tea unfortunately. I think the price is great though for the amount of product you get, especially considering its staying power.
A must have!
jacisf46d from undisclosed
I was surprised to receive this product! I was shocked to see it in my mail! This is my first perfume bottle to say the least its been a favorite for everyday! One spray for me is enough! The scent is so settling and not over powering like most perfumes! And hello, it comes in a pink box with a pink bottle and pink colored perfume! Also makes for a good decor piece! Cant get any better! Price is a really good deal for the size youre getting for. Very long lasting scent with one spray! Im going to have to purchase when I run out!
mshannae from undisclosed
Let me start by saying that magnolia is not my first choice of scent when it comes to perfumes. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the clean, floral scent that lasted all day. At first spritz, there's a strong woody magnolia scent, but it settles into a clean, light floral scent that is feminine and beautiful. My hubby who doesn't care for perfumes noticed it right away and commented that it smelled good. One spritz is all you need and it lasts forever when you spray on clothes. It's a perfect spring/summer scent!