Scentbird Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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
Along with the fragrance you receive each month, Scentbird also includes a card describing the “perfume of the month” for the next month. July’s featured perfume is Coach Poppy.
This month they’ve also introduced Scentbird Muses – basically, they’re having social media celebrities choose and endorse the Perfumes 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!
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 Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet by Marc Jacobs. Ocean Lounge is categorized under “Everyday, Flirty, and Sweet.” Its main notes include Mandarin, Apple Blossom, Lotus Flower, Magnolia, Jasmine, Wet Violet, Creamy Woods, and Musk.
I love this fragrance! I had smelled it in a store before adding it to my Scentbird queue and loved it then, too. It’s very fresh, bright, clean, and just my taste. This fragrance is a great example of one reason I like Scentbird: it’s a limited-edition release from Marc Jacobs, and the only size it sells for is a whole 2.5 oz for $89! Even though I love this fragrance I really doubt I could use up an entire full-size bottle before it turned or something, especially because I’m not a “one-fragrance-everyday” girl. I like switching up my perfumes with my mood. I just wouldn’t use it enough to get almost $100 worth of value out of purchasing it full-size.
The Verdict: A 2.5 fl oz (74 ml) bottle of this fragrance sells for $89, so this .27 oz/8 ml spray is worth about $9.64, but like I said, I’d never be able to get anything less than a very expensive and large full-size bottle without Scentbird, so I personally value it for more. (FYI – The sample size Scentbird sends is enough for a month of use, with two applications a day.)
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 here they are with a limited edition fragrance, so maybe that’s changing a little! Also, you can always email them requests. They keep a list of perfumes they plan on adding, and requests for specific fragrances add to that list or bump them up in priority.
If you’re interested in trying out Scentbird, they offer some of my favorite (and quite popular) 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?