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Scentbird Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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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 specific to my own preferences and choice.

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 your second month free, no coupon required, just click through this link

The Products: One 8 ml spray atomizer of a 100% authentic perfume

Ships to: US

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Recently, they introduced Scentbird Muses – basically, they’re having social media celebrities choose and endorse the Perfumes of the Month.

Along with the fragrance you receive each month, Scentbird also includes a card describing the “perfume of the month” for the next month, selected by the featured “muses.” November’s perfume of the month is Pink Sugar Sensual by Aquolina. I actually already reviewed this a couple months ago – check it out!

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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!

Scentbird Subscription Box Review October 2015 - item 1

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! This pink case is limited edition but you can now add-on extra cases to your delivery for $12.95, and you can also choose between red and black! This is what the pink case looks like (closed).

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And here you can see it open. I have to say 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!

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The fragrance I received this month is actually the Perfume of the Month, Cashmere by Clean, which is a limited edition release. It’s categorized under “Office, Girly, and Fruity.” Its main notes include raspberry, green notes, pear, litchi, and violet.

I’m familiar with the Clean fragrances, and this is their newest. Here’s how Patricia Choux, Senior Perfumer Takasago & Creator of Clean Cashmere, describes it:
“The fragrance opens with sparkling bergamot, lime, soothing cedar leaf and lavendin. A beautiful warm floral heart of bright mimosa, velvet jasmine, and subtle guaiacwood reveals the softest cashmere on the skin. Enveloped in comforting tonka bean, sensual musks and creamy sandalwood.”

It’s definitely fresh – it even seems just a little soapy to me, but still feminine and warm. I can smell the musk and sandalwood for sure, balanced with the floral notes.

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This month, Scentbird also included a promo code for Le Tote, good for new subscribers.

The Verdict:  I love that Scentbird has such a large selection and variety and includes lots of high-end brands that I recognize as well as lesser-known perfumes for me to try! Also, you can always email them requests for specific fragrances. 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.

As far as value goes, a 10 ml rollerball of this fragrance sells for $20, so this 8 ml atomizer is worth $15.91, which is just about the price of the subscription. The monetary value for this sub often just depends on how expensive the fragrance sells, and also whether or not a rollerball/travel spray size is available retail.

Scentbird also recently began their men’s subscription for colognes, as well, and you can add them to your queue even if you have a “women’s subscription.”

If you’re interested in trying out Scentbird, they offer some of my favorite (and popular) fragrances to try: Prada CandyLancome La Vie Est Belle, and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy are just some of my recommendations!

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Hello. Can you tell me what was in the box for months 2,3 and 4 etc.

    Is it just the fragrance vial (inside a box?) and some information? Is there anything else inside the package?

    I realize you only get the atomizer for the first month.

    Thanks

  2. I wish they would stop with the cases. I have 2 black, 2 pink, and a red. I just ordered green and violet. I have more cases then perfume. If anyone wants black or a pink???

    • Hi Beth, I am interested in pink case. I am not on the swap board. How much are you selling it for?

  3. All the “Clean” perfumes that I’ve tried smell soapy to me. A shame.

    • I don’t notice that, but I’m not really a fan of them either based on the ones I’ve tried before. Although I do kind of like Haley’s other suggestions, based on past experience, so maybe this one is different?

      I’m still trying to get the hang of Scentbird’s suggestions. First month was not my favorite (but not terrible), but I loved my second month. So we will see.

      • Dea and Ragan, this one does smell somewhat soapy, but I personally kind of like that (along with how I kind of like their other perfumes). It’s not much like my other suggestions at the end of the article, FYI =]

        • OK, probably won’t add this one to my queue then. Fragrance is such an individual thing.

          • Definitely. Happy to help! I’ll make sure to note when a fragrance I like is or isn’t in the same kind of category as my other recommendations, which are all pretty sweet/caramel/vanilla/etc. =]

  4. They also just released 4 new colors of cases this month. Black is the default you receive, red was also available, pink was a special edition that is now back, and they have added blue, green, and purple finally. They cost an additional $12.95. For some reason I received a second black holder my second month I had subscription, so no complaints here as I can go back and forth between two scents when I want. They also seem to have added a number of new fragrances. For example I noticed they now carry Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, which they didn’t before and is a favorite scent of mine.

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