I'm absolutely in love with "you are divine". philosophy has always been my favorite fragrance brand. i've tried (and own) "baby grace", "amazing grace", and "pure grace", all of which I adore. "you are divine" is nothing like the graces. it does not have the soapy element like the graces do. it is more complex, even in the packaging (as compared to the graces, which are all rather simple, but lovely).
"you are divine" is very sophisticated. it's alluring. it's warm. it's elegant and feminine and classy. when I put it on it makes me feel beautiful, even if i'm only wearing old sweats. it's the kind of fragrance that makes you feel like you're wearing that perfect little black dress (or as stated on the packaging, classic pearl earrings) and really boosts your confidence.
"you are divine" definitely smells more mature, but not old. it can easily be worn by any age. it's like any of the graces i've tried: completely ageless. plus, i've received tons of complements already from men and women of various age groups.
the smell is sweet, but not sickly. "baby grace" is innocently sweet. "you are divine" is more of sophisticated sweet, but still manages to not be over-powering. it's slightly powdery and I can smell a hint of citrus, but I mainly detect a rich floral. it’s stronger than the graces and has better lasting power too.
the packaging is very lovely! it's much fancier than the graces. The box is a shimmery gold. if given as a gift, the wrapping would already be done for you. the bottle is just under five and a half inches or fourteen centimeters tall. the gold cap has a gold bow with a shimmery paper circle that reads "philosophy". The bottle is clear with "you are divine" printed in gold, as well as "philosophy" towards the bottom portion. and it’s nice for my perfume bottle to tell me “you are divine”. it puts a smile on my face.
this perfume is appropriate for a nice dinner, work, night time, day time, and really just any time in my opinion. although i picture it more as a special occasion fragrance (i think of the graces more of everyday fragrances), i won't be using mine just for special days! it makes me too happy. (I even put a tad on before I got to bed.)
I would highly recommend “you are divine” to anyone. it’s absolutely gorgeous and I’m in love with it. I can already tell this certainly won’t be my last bottle of this beautiful perfume!
I received a sample and it really is just as amazing as everyone says! such a beautiful, soft, and warm scent for fall!
it smells very similar to summer grace, but changed just enough to give it a warm and soft presence. once the top citrus and floral notes dry, it smells a little more powdery and warm. it's incredible! it also lasted - i put it on my wrists as soon as i got the package in the morning and later that night when i was getting into bed, i thought "what smells good?" and realized it was my wrists! they still smelled amazing :) if you love summer grace, i bet you'll love this too!
but don't get me wrong, this is absolutely not overpowering or strong. it is definitely a philosophy scent! so it is subtle and becomes a part of you. it's very personal and close just like all their other scents, but again, it lasts all day long. My boyfriend loved it too, he begged me to purchase it right away!
i was debating buying it because i bought the 4oz summer grace which is still pretty full. I'm a poor grad student :) so i have to be careful with money, and i was thinking i would just use summer grace throughout the fall and forgo this amazing scent.
umm...i don't think that is possible! i could not stop smelling myself, i was most certainly in love! so i am afraid i will have to make an exception and just add this to my fragrance wardrobe :) what a wonderful addition to that and what an incredible addition to the philosophy line! looking forward to the layering products as well!
i received this as a gift, but even after attempting to wear it a fair number of times, i gave up since i just couldn't get past the musky scent.
the initial scent reminds me of ground pepper. it turns spicy fast, and gets even worse with the addition of musky, woodsy notes. the spice notes fade a bit when it finally dries down, but then I start to smell a powder note. perhaps it was meant to soften the scent, but it ended up making the overall scent feel very old and mature. quite bluntly, it was terribly stinky and off-putting ... fragrances should not smell like a musty old closet!
i was never able to detect the soft fresh or floral notes, or vanilla notes that others talked about, maybe because i couldn't get past all the musk!
normally i would not complain about a scent lingering, but when that scent is so bad, and it won't go away, all you begin to think about is how much you desperately want to wash it off!
you are divine seems to be a radical departure from the lovely fresh and clean, and soft and floral fragrances philosophy is known for. interestingly, my husband mentioned that he would not have been able to identify this as a philosophy fragrance if i had not told him.
if i smelled or spritzed on a bit of "you are divine" at the fragrance counter, i would definitely not purchase it. i prefer the clean, fresh and soft scents and "you are divine" is just too reminiscent of the heavy musky fragrance from the 80's.
I received a sample of this and glad i did not spend the money on the full size and waited to try it. when i tried this i actually got so ill and nauseated. this has never happened to me with a fragrance, and there was some note in this that just didn't agree with me. at first it is very strong, then it does dry down to some powdery and deep, floral musky notes and lasted a long time on my skin....too long! i could not wait to wash this off me, and i could still smell it. this is very rare for me to not like a philosophy fragrance, but this one is just not for me. it reminded me of your typical dept store strong fragrance that there are so many of. this is nothing like the graces that are clean, fresh, and soft florals. to me this is in a whole different category than what philosophy is known for....their dislike for the "elevator" fragrance that they always talk about, well to me this is an elevator fragrance, it arrives before you do. i'm hoping this is not the new route philosophy has taken with their fragrances, the strong, heady, sickening fragrances that you can buy anywhere today. i'm hoping they stick with the clean, fresh, crisp, soft florals that they are known for. this to me is a different branch of philosophy, but i will stick with the tried and true grace fragrance line.
I received a bottle of this fragrance and thought it was nice but just not for me (i am head over heels for unconditional love and rarely use anything else). but, my mom was staying with me when the fragrance arrived & she loved, loved, loved it. she is exceptionally picky about fragrances & won't even sample them on her skin in department stores. but, she sprayed herself literally from head to toe with this fragrance the very first time she smelled it which was absolutely shocking for her-especially since she was in her pajamas and had to sleep with the fragrance on. she used it all weekend and told me over & over how much she loved it so i sent it home with her. she's had it in her suitcase every time she's returned to visit since then and wanted to make sure that i posted a great review of the fragrance on this website (i only gave it 4 stars because its not my personal favorite but i know that she'd advocate for 5 stars). its got a nice mix of floral and citrus & my mom says she thinks its a bit of a cross between lacoste & clinique happy.
I really like it! divine is slighty citrus at first, but then dries down to a very light, delicate floral with a teensy bit of vanilla to warm it up. It's not musky at all. divine lasts all day... i could still smell it on me hours later, which is great because some fragrances don't have staying power... but it is not overpowering, just soft and divine... i have allergies to most fragrances and philosophy is the only thing i can wear... i was a little worried that this "new" fragrance would be a problem for my allergies, but philosophy didn't disappoint! divine stays true to philosophy's concept of wearable fragrances that are never overpowering... divine would make a wonderful gift because it packaged so beautifully and it is a fragrance that all women would like... some women like wearing fragrance by seasons, and I could see divine being a fragrance I'd like to wear going into the fall and then also in the winter because it has a warmness to it that is very alluring... it's kind of sexy too... my husband loves it!
I had to try this right out of the box, and fell in love with it immediately.
The scent is: powdery with undertones of orange citrus and spice, followed by a sweet floral undernote. It's soft and pretty and sophisticated all at the same time. it's got glamor and style. it's mild like amazing grace or pure grace but kicked up a notch.
this scent lasts and lasts and lasts...
This is light enough to be worn to work in jobs where you have to be around people, but classy and cool enough to wear out in the evenings. very versatile fragrance and I love it.
I got very positive comments on this fragrance four hours after I put it on. my husband likes it, my son loves it, and more importantly, I love it.
the packaging is beautiful. the glass bottle is substantial and weighted at the bottom for easy standing up. the spray works great and the ribbon and medallion are a nice touch.
divine new fragrance, philosophy. I will be buying this again and wearing it all season long.
I couldn't get on here fast enough to review this product that I just received today! I truly didn't think philosophy could come out with yet another fragrance that i would be over the moon about but they did!! "you are divine". this may just become my #1 favorite. amazing has been my 1st with inner grace a close 2nd. But this! this is soft....it has a lovely soothing powder scent with a touch of citrus. it is divine!! philosophy has stayed true to their line and it is still a clean scent as all their fragrances are. I'm sitting here and i keep smelling it and i wish i could describe more. all i can tell you is that it is a soft, clean powdery scent. love it. i can't wait for spritz, lotion and shower gel/cream!!! i want to imerse myself in this from head to toe! Thank you philosophy! keep up the amazing work you do and the great love and care you give to all your customers. your company is top notch which is why all your products are a success!
I was one of the VERY lucky philosophy girls to receive a bottle of divine from philosophy. I really LOVE IT!!! It goes on citrusy and strong (which was a bit scary at first because I can't wear strong citrus or floral scented fragrances) but, it dries down to a soft powdery scent with just a hint of floral. so pretty!! (some reviewers smell vanilla, I don't) to those wondering if it lasts--it DEFINITELY DOES!!! it's one of those scents where you keep thinking Wow! something really smells good--then you realize, it's you!!! In my opinion, if you loved summer grace (I do!), you'll love divine! it's like summer grace dressed for fall! I can't wait for the rest of the line to come out so I can layer!!
What a pleasant surprise finding this at my door steps today. This fragrance is very different from anything that I have tried before from philosophy. It is more of a perfume like smell than amazing grace, or pure grace, but it still has that soft whispery-ness that philosophy is famous for. This fragrance is very elegant, sophisticated, and very feminine. There is a floral smell to it, but it isn’t an overpowering floral. The name is perfect because when you wear it you feel divine. The bottle and packaging is also very nice. It would make a wonderful gift. I cannot thank philosophy enough for this wonderful perfume. I will be wearing this all fall and winter long!
i was also one of the lucky ladies who received this from philosophy! thanks philosophy! as for the scent, it is definitely floral and powdery. it goes on strong, but dries down nicely. i can smell something sweet - possibly vanilla - after it dries down. i am not completely sold on this yet. i didn't have that feeling like when i first tried amazing grace (my all-time favorite). i also love baby grace and summer grace, but not so much eternal grace. i will keep trying this and i am looking forward to the shower gel and lotion for layering to see if that changes my mind! thanks again to philosophy for taking care of their long-time customers!
I was thrilled that philosophy sent me a surprise of their new fragrance divine. I enjoy their fragrances very much, so i couldn't wait to try this one! it's definitely different than any of their other fragrances, which is exciting, because philosophy has created so many beautiful beloved scents.
divine is a warm, citrus, soft powdery scent with light floral notes. it reminds me of one of the graces, yet warmer and more sophisticated. this scent is also long lasting, yet not overpowering. divine is a perfect addition to my philosophy fragrance wardrobe and i'm enjoying wearing it every day. thank you philosophy!
I've always been a philosophy girl and didn't think your fragrances could get better. My old favorites are amazing grace (of course) and inner grace. this one beats even those two hands down. It's timeless, seasonless and my husband adores it. It is more floral, but so gentle. It is elegant and sensual at the same time. even my 1 year old grandson seemed to like it as he buried his head in my neck. I hope this is not a limited edition!
This frangrance is very strong when it's first sprayed, which i wasn't expecting and didn't care for, but it dried down to a soft scent that i was really starting to like and then just disappeared super quick. it's nothing like the other philosophy scents. i feel like it's actually more of something you could buy cheaply from a drugstore. it didn't feel fresh and clean like i've come to expect from philosophy.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first opened the box but I was very pleased from first sniff! It's soft, sophisticated and ladylike. It reminds me of a softer version of victorias secret heavenly, which I like but can't wear during warmer months because it's so heavy. This is light enough for every day and I've carried it in my purse and used it every day since receiving it. Thank you philosophy!
I just received this gift from philosophy. i could not wait to try it. as it says, it is not anything like any of the other philosophy fragrances. to me, it comes across as mostly "powdery" with a hint of citrus and just a touch of floral. This is a lovely new addition to the fragrance line. can't wait to see what friends have to say about it. love it! thank you, philosophy, for the lovely surprise.
i received a sample of this fragrance in the mail with a purchase and I enjoyed it so much i purchased a bottle of it. it is different from other philosophy fragrances but it a good way. the scent is stronger-but not overpowering-and has good staying power. its a warm fragrance that i think is best to wear out or on special events.
i received this one as a gift and i must say it was a great suprise. i actually like the fact that its different. it feels a little more sophisticated than all the other philosophy fragrances. it has a citrusy at first yet dies to a nice subtle powdery scent. i really like!
I was so excited to try this fragrance but it just isn't for me. i am an amazing grace and falling in love girl. the divine fragrance is more of a traditional fragrance and doesn't have than "clean" note,