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Scentbird Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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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.)

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The Subscription Box: Scentbird

The Cost:  $14.95/month for 1 .8 ml of designer fragrance with free shipping

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.  

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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 Capri by Vince Camuto.

Scentbird includes a twist up perfume atomizer with your first shipment.  You can order additional atomizers on their website for an additional fee. 

When you subscribe to Scentbird, you’ll get a $15.00 “credit” each month to buy a full sized bottle of cologne – this doesn’t look like it is cumulative, and seems more like a member’s discount.  

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.  

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This month, the next perfume in my queue was Acuqa di Gioia by Armani. Some of you might remember that I also received this last month – I had no idea a perfume could be in your queue twice, let alone back-to-back.  I have rescheduled the perfumes in my queue to make sure I get a bit more of a variety from here on out!

It has notes of Mint, Brown Sugar, Lemon, Jasmine, Peony, Pink Pepper, Cedarwood, and Labdanum.  This is one of the freshest, most beautiful scents with my chemistry.  I get asked quite often when I wear it, what it is that I’m wearing, and I LOVE smelling it on myself – which is weird.  I know.  I am excited to get a travel size version of this scent, and I’m hoping Scentbird gets the other, newer versions of this perfume so I can try the new ones and compare them to the original!

Verdict:  The value of my perfume this month comes out to about $11.12.  I have a habit of picking the lower value ones I guess!  This subscription is really dependent on which perfume you choose when it comes to value, and I’m always happiest when I chose scents that I love versus scents that are expensive. So I am always happy with the value of this subscription. I also like the size of these vials because they’re perfect for travel, and they’re cheaper than rollerballs (I prefer a spritz anyway!).

Have you tried Scentbird yet?  What scent did you get this month?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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4 Comments

  1. There’s a lot to like about Scentbird – a great way to sample perfumes reasonably, and their customer service is wonderful. But it concerns me that they keep losing important brands. They never had Chanel. They stopped carrying Dior a while ago. And now suddenly no more Calvin Klein. These are major perfume labels.

  2. This was my first month and I got Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gold, and a black atomizer. Scent is nice but does not last, making me wonder if they’re EDT rather than EDP. Oh well, still like it but guaranteed to be gone by next month, just in time for the next one which is my queue stays the same, will be Tocca Cleopatra. Can’t wait!

  3. Contact their customer service. I received a perfume two months in a row, having no idea it was in my queue twice and they immediately mailed me my next scent.

  4. Great review, Bekki! I think we have a similar taste in perfume. I gravitate towards more fresh, citrusy, aquatic scents regardless of the season. I paused my subscription as I received quite a few perfume minis from other subs, but looking forward to resume soon. I was going to recommend you Hermes “Jour d’Hermes”, but looks like they discontinued all perfumes from Hermes… How do you calculate the value? Use the price on the biggest size available? I know sometimes value is less than the cost, but if the particular scent isn’t offered in rollerboll size, I think it is still good as they are usually around $25 regardless of the full-size cost. I also keep my vial to refill my full-size ones 🙂

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