Scentbird Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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: 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. June’s featured perfume is Daisy Dream from Marc Jacobs. I’m actually familiar with this fragrance and I really like it! It’ fruity, fresh, and a great summer scent.
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!
The purse spray case you get with your first month is black, and comes with the sample vial inside. Recently they received feedback that subscribers wanted the option to order more cases, and they listened! You can now add-on extra cases to your delivery for $12.95, and you can choose between pink and black! This is what the pink case looks like (closed) – it’s gorgeous and I adore it.
And here you can see it open. I have to say that that these atomizer cases are probably my favorite part of this subscription for me. The cases have a nice weight, are sleek, and feel high quality. It’s super easy to open and close, and to switch perfumes you just open, pull the vial out, and place the next one inside!
The fragrance I received this month is Ocean Lounge by Escada. Ocean Lounge is categorized under “Workout, Girly, and Fruity.” Its top notes are strawberry meringe, litchi, plum, pear nectar; its middle notes are violet petal sorbet aromas, mimosa blossom, and jasmine; and its base notes are amber, sheer vanilla, and teak wood. Overall, I love this scent!
I chose to try this fragrance because one of my absolute favorite scents ever is Born in Paradise by the same brand (seriously, you’re instantly transported to a beach when you spray it – perfect for summer!), and I also like many other Escada fragrances.
Ocean Lounge is very fruity, sweet, and fresh and I definitely look forward to wearing it this season.
Verdict: A 3.3 fl oz (97.5 ml) bottle of this fragrance sells for $69.95, so this .27 oz/8 ml spray is worth about $5.73. The sample size Scentbird sends is enough for a month of use, with two applications a day – this is a lower value than usual for me, but that’s only because of my selection of perfume. You can definitely order brands and fragrances that are really expensive and get a monetary value that is more than the monthly cost of the sub. However, I still see a good value for this month because I can’t find roller ball sizes of this perfume for sale, just a full-size bottle – if there’s no other way to get this purse-size portion, it’s definitely great to be able to get it via Scentbird!
I love that their selection is so large and has lots of variety, and includes lots of high-end brands that I recognize. I’ve found they don’t typically carry perfumes that have been very newly released, but you can always email them requests to add them. They keep a list of perfumes they plan on adding, and requests for specific fragrances bump them up in priority.
If you’re interested in trying out Scentbird, they offer some of my favorite fragrances to try: Prada Candy, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy are just some of my recommendations!
What do you think of Scentbird?