Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018
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 a month + free shipping
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
Scentbird for Women January 2018 Review
This month, I received Scentbird‘s “Scent of the Month.” I have sampled this one before, though it has been awhile. You can either opt for the scent of the month or you can fill a queue with fragrances of your choosing:
There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, Cannabis by Malin + Goetz.
There was also a card advertising next month’s “Scent of the Month,” Glossier You.
Cannabis by Malin + Goetz – Value $13.20 (buy a 100 mL bottle for $165)
I was initially afraid this was going to smell like actual cannabis (I’m not a fan) but it doesn’t. There is some talk of cannabis as an herbal ingredient on the product page, but it is (thankfully, for me?) not listed among the actual notes.
Top notes are listed as bergamot and black pepper, middle notes as magnolia, and base notes as cedarwood, patchouli, and sandalwood. So this is really mostly a woody fragrance with hints of spice, citrus, and a tiny bit of floral. I like it fairly well because of the woods and how they work with the patchouli, though it doesn’t really stand out from similar fragrances.
Verdict: This month’s fragrance didn’t quite meet the price point of the subscription, but if you are interested in getting the best value, you can fill your queue with expensive scents. This is more of a discovery service, in my opinion. You can use the Scentbird tools to find fragrances that you think will match your preferences, and there is also some value in being able to sample fragrances that are maybe a little older and thus not appearing in subscription boxes, GWPs, etc. When I take the scent of the month with Scentbird, I usually find that I am pleasantly surprised and that I can find things to like about a lot of different scents that I wouldn’t normally have considered due to the descriptions.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all you have to do is choose this fragrance for your queue.
Coupon – Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon required—just use this link.
Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $13.20 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent you receive).
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of the January 2018 Scentbird? What fragrance did you choose?