Scentbird Subscription Box Review – November 2014
Scentbird is a monthly perfume sampling subscription box. When you sign up, you take a preferences quiz to help them suggest recommendations for you to try, and you can also go browse and rate the rest of their selection to make the recommendations even more accurate. You can build a queue of fragrances you’d like to try or you can let yourself be surprised every month.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Scentbird
The Cost: $14.95/monthly, $14.50/month with a 3-month plan, $14/month with a 6 month plan, or $13.50/month with a year plan.
COUPON: Get 50% off your first month with coupon code BIRD50. This brings your first month down to $7.50!
The Products: One 8 ml spray atomizer of a 100% authentic perfume
Ships to: US
Along with the fragrance you receive each month, Scentbird also includes a card describing the “perfume of the month”
With your first month’s delivery, you receive a perfume case that fits your 8 ml sprays inside – this card details how to use it!
This is the purse spray case you get with your first month, with the sample vial inside. You can see it closed (top) and open (bottom). I have to say that this is what makes this subscription for me. The case is has a nice weight, is sleek, and feels high quality. It’s easy to open and close, and to switch perfumes you just open the case, pull the vial out, and place the next one inside!
The fragrance I selected this month is Flowerbomb Eau de Toilette by Viktor & Rolf. I’ve heard so much crazy hype about this fragrance, so I’ve been really anxious for this month’s delivery! It has notes of Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, and Patchouli.
I absolutely love the way this fragrance smells when sprayed on a piece of paper! It’s definitely a sweet, oriental floral. But because each person’s body chemistry reacts differently to the oils in perfumes, fragrances smell different when sprayed on your skin. I don’t actually care for the initial scent of this perfume on me; I like it better as it wears down a little and more flowers can come through, but I can still smell a lot of patchouli and musk – both things I’m really picky about in my perfumes. (I actually wonder if it’s possible that something about my body chemistry either doesn’t mix well with patchouli or enhances it because I feel like patchouli notes always seem extra strong once fragrances are on my skin.)
A 9.76 ml rollerball of this fragrance sells for $29, so this 8 ml spray is worth about $23.75. The sample size Scentbird sends is enough for a month of use, with two applications a day.
Verdict: I absolutely love Scentbird. I love that I can trust that the fragrances they send to be authentic and that I can get almost a full rollerball-size every month for much less than what I’d pay in a store for that amount. I also feel like this is an excellent option for people who want to explore the world of fragrance even if they’re not very familiar or practiced with identifying notes or knowing how to describe the kinds of perfumes they like. Their website is easy to use and search, has detailed descriptions about each perfume, and provides you with lots of recommendations based on your tastes.
It’s awesome that Scentbird offers designer brands and scents I recognize and want to try, even though it doesn’t seem like they have some super-new releases (however, if you email them requesting a fragrance they probably already have plans to add it – and they bump it up in priority according to requests for it!). All in all, I’m really happy with this sub!
What do you think of Scentbird? Are you going to give it a try with the 50% code?