Philosophy Unconditional Love

Oh, Philosophy. In the ad copy for Unconditional Love, Philosophy entreats us, “Never forget that we are at our best when we learn to love at our greatest capacity. Treasure the fact that real love stories never end.” Somebody over at Philosophy has been watching a little too much Princess Bride.

Just kidding, y’all. There’s no such thing as too much Princess Bride.

Philosophy reminds me of the girl we all knew in high school who had to imbue her every action with deep, momentous meaning. This girl can be easily identified by her frequent use of the phrase, “It was, like, so real.” Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes perfume is just about smelling good.

There’s certainly no deeper meaning to Unconditional Love. Unconditional Love is basically another Philosophy fragrance, the blackberry scent Falling in Love, with an overlay of vanilla and lemon notes. Falling in Love is slightly fresher and more aquatic, while Unconditional Love is a little warmer. The end result smells something like the world’s lowest-calorie lemon pound-cake. Unconditional Love is a very light, simple, and pleasant fragrance, perfect for those days when you need a break from more complex, intellectual perfumes.

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6 thoughts on “Philosophy Unconditional Love

  1. “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

    “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

    “As you wish.”

    No, you’re right. Absolutely no such thing as too much Princess Bride.

    And the world’s lowest-calorie lemon pound cake actually sounds surprisingly good to me. OTOH, that might be because I’ve been wearing Shalimar Light in the evenings lately. That’s another lemon pound cake thingy.

    1. I can’t think of another movie that is as immensely quotable as Princess Bride is. And Cary Elwes has been my celebrity crush ever since I saw “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”.
      I’ve been hearing rumors of a vanilla-heavy Shalimar coming out soon, I wonder if it’s just going to be Shalimar Light, repackaged.

      1. A vanilla-heavy Shalimar sounds delicious! I haven’t tried the light or eau legere (?) versions, but amped up vanilla = awesome.

        This really pretty woman who worked with me at the PSU department of chemistry wore a philosophy fragrance: she and the perfume were both sort of ethereal.

      2. I love those kinds of associations. They’re so rare, though, since so few people wear perfume these days 😦 Which one was it, do you think??

  2. Oh, I wish I could remember! She walked on one day just as I was leaving, and I told her she smelled great– her name is Kacie– I think she just said that it was Philosophy. A nice scent memory.

    My other co-worker there wore Jovan musk, and she always smelled amazing to me too. A big musk on a tiny woman!

  3. I happen to love Unconditional Love. I have severe allergies and asthma. This is one of two been a scent I could wear through an entire bottle without a reaction, so while some may call it too simple, a bit sweet or less than intellectual, I happen to adore it. I smile every time I wear it, because complexity and multi-layering belong in Tolstoy sagas, not my every day, all day scent.
    It starts out sweet, but not childish and it continues to please me. Every time someone smiles and asks me what my wonderful perfume is, or I move my hair and it livens up, it makes me happy once again.

    If I want a more complex multi-layered scent I will use the only other brand that doesn’t make me sick. Jo Malone, Nectarine Blossom and Honey. Jo Malones are as complex as my nose can handle.

    BTW, the Princess Bride is beloved and timeless. Never a bad thing!

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