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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017

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Check out my review of the May 2017 Scentbird!

Scentbird is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month. They offer a variety of authentic designer scents and allow you to narrow down by either traditional categories for notes (e.g., floral, woody, spicy, etc.) or more general descriptive terms (e.g., mysterious, classic, flirty). Subscribers also receive a monthly discount code that can be used on full-size bottles of perfume or cologne from the Scentbird shop.

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Check out my review of the May 2017 Scentbird!

The Subscription Box: Scentbird

The Cost: $14.95

COUPON: Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon required—just use this link.

The Product: One 8 ml vial of a designer fragrance of your choice, or one that Scentbird picks for you. They’ll send you a preview card for their “Scent of the Month” the month before.

Ships to: US

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Check out my review of the May 2017 Scentbird!

Check out my review of the May 2017 Scentbird!

Scentbird always sends a preview card for next month’s fragrance. For June, it is Encens by Rag & Bone. I have never heard of this one before, but it sounds like something I would like, so I may add it to my queue. (There’s no information card specific to your chosen fragrance, since everyone gets something different.)

Check out my review of the May 2017 Scentbird!

Gucci Guilty Intense – Value $15.04 (Buy a 50 mL bottle for $94.00)

I really like the original Gucci Guilty, so I figured I would try this one as well. The notes are mandarin, pink pepper, lilac, violet, heliotrope, patchouli, and amber. According to Fragrantica, pink pepper and lilac are especially strong here, or were intended to be. I did think this was a warm fragrance, but maybe the intensity of the lilac was a little too much for me. This is described as a floral Oriental fragrance, and that is typically a category I like (the Oriental more than the floral), but it is not quite what I expected.  I like it, but I don’t love it–for some reason, I just prefer the original more. On the other hand, trying it out via a service like Scentbird is wonderful and saved me from buying a $94.00 bottle. (This is not a fragrance that gets sampled in subscription boxes too often.) I will occasionally reach for this fragrance, so this wasn’t a wasted month, by any stretch. In fact, this is about the right amount of product for me for this particular fragrance.

Verdict: The retail value of my fragrance this month is right about the same as the cost of the subscription. You can certainly manipulate the value to get more than you paid for. (They offer a few Cartier fragrances, for example, and Lilac Love, which costs $400.00 per bottle elsewhere.) The fragrance I chose is an okay fit for me and demonstrates the value of sampling before you commit to purchasing a full-size bottle!

What do you think of the May 2017 Scentbird?  What fragrance did you choose?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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3 Comments

  1. I signed onto this subscription, and so far I received an e-mail about every other day asking me to invite a friend. I have not received the product yet, and they keep asking me to review their service.

    • If they ship them to everyone at the same time each month, you should get yours soon. Mine (for June) is out for delivery today.

      As for the other, I’d probably just unsubscribe from their email list.

  2. Scentbird also sent me another perfume holder. I love my scent this month its Versace Geos or something like that. You’re correct they send enough perfume , that you will know if you really like it before you spend a gazillion dollar’s on something that you thought you liked. I get about 2 months out of mine and i wear perfume to bed too.

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