Philosophy Giving Grace ~ new fragrance

Philosophy Giving Grace

Philosophy has launched Giving Grace, a new limited edition winter perfume for women:

giving grace, a new fragrance from philosophy. this limited-edition winter fragrance celebrates what this time of year is all about—giving back to others.

giving grace was formulated to fill your heart with warmth and gratitude, inspiring you to embrace the spirit of giving. this sparkling winter scent is formulated with notes of winter mandarin, star jasmine and creamy musk to ignite the spirit with bright, festive delight and leave you feeling warm, inspired and grateful. it is a bottle of compassion that inspires you to spread love, share warmth and touch the hearts of others with grace.

Philosophy Giving Grace is available in 60 or 120 ml “Spray Fragrance”, and can be found now at QVC (pre-order) or Philosophy.

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  1. 50_Roses says:

    What with high temps here on the TX coast running near or at 100 F, I am already feeling quite warm enough, thank you. Sorry to be snarky, but I keep seeing stuff about “fall” or “end of summer”, and it rather irks me since our summer, weatherwise, doesn’t end until sometime in October or even November.

    • Robin says:

      I know — I think the “official” launch is in October, they just can’t resist selling it before then. But I think that’s when it will go to Ulta, etc.

    • sweetgrass says:

      Yes! I get irked about that too. Just out of curiosity, where on the TX coast are you? I’m in Houston.

      • 50_Roses says:

        I’m in Brazoria County.

        • maggiecat says:

          I’m near Dallas. We need to organize a Texas perfume party! But after summer. I can’t even think during summer…

          • 50_Roses says:

            I like to say that here in Texas we have seven seasons–presummer, early summer, summer, hotterthanhell summer, late summer, postsummer, and notsummer. Notsummer is from about mid-November to late January.

          • sweetgrass says:

            Yes! That would be fun. Also, I like your screen name – I have a cat named Maggie. :)

            I think the 7 season scheme is pretty accurate. Now that we’ve started getting a little rain again, I think we’re coming out of hotterthanhell summer. Hopefully we’re done with heat advisories.

      • Joanne says:

        I’ll be in Houston from 9/9 to perhaps 11/10 or so — about two months. I wanted to be within walking distance of my destination (I won’t have a car), but without exception every reservation agent I ask immediately laughs and says that nobody walks in Houston because of the heat. I find that so difficult to imagine. Now I don’t have a clue how to dress for a fall that is apparently essentially summer. Do people there continue to wear summer clothes/ colors and spritz summery perfumes through fall? I’m in for such an education.

        • 50_Roses says:

          At least you will miss the worst part of the heat, but it is true that our fall is pretty much like summer for anyone else. September generally still has some highs in the 90s, and 80s are the norm until at least late October. For the most part, yes, people do still wear their summer clothes into the fall. I usually don’t even pull out my long-sleeved shirts until about November. Do make sure you have at least a couple of warmer things, though. There will probably be some chilly weather while you are here, and also keep in mind that the air conditioning here can be intense, so you may come inside from a 90 degree day into a building that is set at 70 and find yourself wanting a sweater or jacket. If you are coming to Houston for business, you will need to check and see what the expected dress code is where you will be working, although Houston is generally more casual than most northern cities.

          I am not sure just how well you can get around in Houston without a car. There are buses, but I have never used them, so I don’t know how reliable, timely, or comprehensive the bus routes are. Houston really is laid out with driving, not walking, in mind.

          • Joanne says:

            Thank you so much for that helpful information. I really had no idea Texas held on to the high temps so late in the year. I will be sure and bring a couple of sweaters along, as you suggested, to ward off excessive A/C, but otherwise I think my summer-weight clothing will do. Gosh. Who knew?!?! I guess I just assumed that post-Labor Day, the fall clothes made their annual appearance across the US. I really need to get out more, huh!

        • sweetgrass says:

          As far as public transport goes, if you’re downtown or in the Galleria or Medical Center areas, which are basically the major business centers in the city, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. Those are
          denser areas, so they’re more walkable than other parts of the city, and bus service shouldn’t be any problem. In the med center and downtown there is a light rail in addition to buses. We have taxis here too but I’ve never used them, so I can’t say too much about that.

          If you want to find bus and train maps for Houston you can go to

          • Joanne says:

            Thank you, Sweetgrass. I will be having several months of treatment at MD Anderson, so I’m looking for a short-term apartment rental either within walking distance (which elicits laughter from rental agents) or that is served by a shuttle to MDA. I’ve even considered biking to MDA, which got me looking at several bike & hike trails on maps. If I’m able, I want to enjoy as much of these things as possible. It was great of you to give me the link for the bus/train maps. I will no-doubt need to learn how to get groceries using public transportation. What an adventure!

          • sweetgrass says:

            Oh ok.. I used to live just south of the medical center, at S. Braeswood and Main, and I can say that there are several apartment complexes in the area. The train line is easily accessible, so you should be able to use it to get to MD Anderson. There are also two grocery stores (Kroger and Fiesta) and a big Target just a couple blocks away. I hope this helps.

        • sweetgrass says:

          I’ll also add to 50_Roses comment that in October/early November the weather can be kind of erratic. It can be warm one day and cool the next, so you kind of have to be prepared for both.

    • kindcrow says:

      I’m in California’s Central Valley, and it isn’t going to cool off for a long time.

  2. Thalia says:

    I’m more irked by all the pious “giving back to others,” “gratitude,” “compassion” language attached to a consumer product that isn’t donating any of its profits. If it works so well, shouldn’t Philosophy be leading the way?

    • Robin says:

      I think they’ve made some deal with the retailers…I think when you buy at Ulta money goes to breast cancer research, and maybe there’s another arrangement as well.

  3. maggiecat says:

    Philosophy does give a lot to various causes – they’re one of the better companies. I received a tiny sample of this scent and I like it – not particularly wintery at all, clearly part of the Grace family. But with jasmine :-)

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