Scentbird Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Scentbird is a perfume sampling subscription box that sends you 100% authentic perfumes every month. 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.
Because this subscription is so heavily personalized, the fragrance I selected to review this month is only one of a large number other subscribers may have received.
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 Box: 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.
The Products: One 8 ml spray atomizer of a 100% authentic perfume
Ships to: US
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Along with the fragrance you receive each month, Scentbird also includes a card describing the “perfume of the month” for the next month. March’s perfume is La Vie De Boheme from Anna Sui.
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 Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs. It has notes of blackberry, grapefruit, pear, jasmine, lychee, blue wisteria, white woods, musks, and coconut water.
I really like this scent, especially for spring! Daisy Dream is definitely a fruity floral. The fruits are the top notes so they’re what you smell initially upon applying. Once it settles for a minute the floral notes come through and stay, balanced lightly with the white woods, musks, and coconut water base notes. This is a playful, easy-to-wear, daytime fragrance that definitely has me longing for springtime!
A .33 oz/9.7 ml rollerball of this fragrance sells for $24, so this .27 oz/8 ml spray is worth about $19.64. The sample size Scentbird sends is enough for a month of use, with two applications a day.
Verdict: Scentbird is probably my favorite fragrance subscription. I know I can trust the perfumes they send to be authentic and, month after month, I find that I also get a good deal for the amount of perfume I get. Their selection is also nice and you can find a lot of department store/popular brands to try; I’ve found they don’t carry perfumes that have been very newly released, but you can always email them requests. They keep a list of perfumes they plan on adding, and requests for specific fragrances bump it up in priority.
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. All in all, I’m really happy with this sub.
What do you think of Scentbird?