On to the fragrance itself....and I have to admit that I am somewhat of a fragrance "snob" when it comes to locally made fragrance and have yet to find one that I enjoy enough wear let alone purchase...that was until I tried Grace.
The packaging is simple yet elegant in terms of the bottle and its outer box, but do not be fooled, as the fragrance is far from being simple....
I found the fragrance to be quite complex in its assortment of ingredients and at first was unsure as to which fragrance category it would fit into.
The top notes are a fruity burst of Bergamot, blackcurrant and raspberry, of which all are my favourites, these then make way to allow the floral middle notes to take centre stage. Jasmine, rose, freesia and purple orchid certainly stamp their mark on this fragrance. Again rose and freesia are two ingredients that I really enjoy in a fragrance. The base notes, of which there are many,cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, white musk and patchouli, all help to make this a fragrance that lingers...
Initially the fragrance reminded me of a "fruity" version of Angel by Thierry Mugler, but on reflection I would classify this fragrance as a fruity, flora-oriental.
On paper this fragrance contains many ingredients that should make this a "hit" with me and a "hit" it was.
Grace has been the first locally made fragrance that I have got excited about and the creators have succeeded in making both a beautiful fragrance and one that makes a difference.
Grace 50ml edp is available for purchase online and retails for R350
Visit their website www.graceperfume.co.za for more info and to order