Scentbird Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
Scentbird was “Born out of frustration with the “perfume graveyard” – expensive bottles of designer perfume collecting dust on your dresser or cabinet – Scentbird was created to provide an alternative that is both practical and exciting.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Scentbird
The Cost: $14.95/month for 1 .8 ml of designer fragrance, $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!
Ships to: US only – but they state that they hope to expand soon.
Good to know: when you subscribe to Scentbird you get a monthly $15 credit towards purchasing a full-sized bottle!
Scentbird sends out authentic perfume each month in smaller vials for you to try them out, or switch up your scent more often.
When you sign up, you fill out a survey to determine your scent preferences, and they recommend specific scents for you to try out. You add perfumes to your queue when you find one that you want to try which is how they choose what to send each month. If you don’t choose one by the cut off date, they will send you the scent of the month. Next month it is Clean Reserve Velvet Flora.
Scentbird includes a twist up perfume atomizer with your first shipment. You can order additional atomizers on their website for an additional fee.
Scentbird has also introduced a new a la carte service. You can choose any cologne you want, with each spray being just $16.95 plus shipping (shipping is free if you order 3 or more sprays). The cases are sold separately.
This month I chose Coach Poppy Flower. It was recommended for my preferences after filling out the survey, and I figured “Why not?” The notes are mandarin, gardenia, freesia, jasmine, and cucumber.
I really love the scent of this! It’s a bit different than I generally choose for perfume, but I think I would wear this one occasionally for sure. It’s really heavy on the floral notes – which is why it’s a bit different for me. It reminds me quite a bit of Victoria’s Secret Sheer Love fragrance they had a few years back – which I also purchased! I took that on my first trip to the Mediterranean, so it always brings back wonderful memories – which is why I recognized it here!
Verdict: The amount of perfume you receive in Scentbird’s subscription is 8 ml, or .27 oz. That makes the value of this shipment $10.52. The value of every shipment will vary based on the perfume that you choose for the month (or the perfume that is chosen for the perfume of the month). With that said, I’m happy with the value of this shipment for the cost of the subscription. I do not think I would ever go through an entire bottle of this perfume, no matter how much I love the scent, and getting to try it out through Scentbird is great for $15 a month versus paying for an entire bottle.
What perfume did you choose this month? Do you have any recommendations for me?