Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2017
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.
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
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.)
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?