Scentbird Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Scentbird is a perfume sampling subscription box that sends you 100% authentic perfumes every month. When you sign up, you take a preferences quiz to help them suggest recommendations for you to try, and you can also go browse and rate the rest of their selection to make the recommendations even more accurate. You can build a queue of fragrances you’d like to try or you can let yourself be surprised every month.
Because this subscription is so heavily personalized, the fragrance I selected to review this month is specific to my own preferences and choice.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Scentbird
The Cost: $14.95/monthly, $14.50/month with a 3-month plan, $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
The Products: One 8 ml spray atomizer of a 100% authentic perfume
Ships to: US
Recently, they introduced Scentbird Muses – basically, they’re having social media celebrities choose and endorse the Perfumes of the Month.
Along with the fragrance you receive each month, Scentbird also includes a card describing the “perfume of the month” for the next month, selected by the featured “muses.” November’s perfume of the month is Pink Sugar Sensual by Aquolina. I actually already reviewed this a couple months ago – check it out!
With your first month’s delivery, you receive a perfume case that fits your 8 ml sprays inside – this card details how to use it!
The purse spray case you get with your first month is black, and comes with the sample vial inside. Recently they received feedback that subscribers wanted the option to order more cases, and they listened! This pink case is limited edition but you can now add-on extra cases to your delivery for $12.95, and you can also choose between red and black! This is what the pink case looks like (closed).
And here you can see it open. I have to say that these atomizer cases are probably my favorite part of this subscription for me. The cases have a nice weight, are sleek, and feel high quality. It’s super easy to open and close, and to switch perfumes you just open, pull the vial out, and place the next one inside!
The fragrance I received this month is actually the Perfume of the Month, Cashmere by Clean, which is a limited edition release. It’s categorized under “Office, Girly, and Fruity.” Its main notes include raspberry, green notes, pear, litchi, and violet.
I’m familiar with the Clean fragrances, and this is their newest. Here’s how Patricia Choux, Senior Perfumer Takasago & Creator of Clean Cashmere, describes it:
“The fragrance opens with sparkling bergamot, lime, soothing cedar leaf and lavendin. A beautiful warm floral heart of bright mimosa, velvet jasmine, and subtle guaiacwood reveals the softest cashmere on the skin. Enveloped in comforting tonka bean, sensual musks and creamy sandalwood.”
It’s definitely fresh – it even seems just a little soapy to me, but still feminine and warm. I can smell the musk and sandalwood for sure, balanced with the floral notes.
This month, Scentbird also included a promo code for Le Tote, good for new subscribers.
The Verdict: I love that Scentbird has such a large selection and variety and includes lots of high-end brands that I recognize as well as lesser-known perfumes for me to try! Also, you can always email them requests for specific fragrances. They keep a list of perfumes they plan on adding, and requests for specific fragrances add to that list or bump them up in priority.
As far as value goes, a 10 ml rollerball of this fragrance sells for $20, so this 8 ml atomizer is worth $15.91, which is just about the price of the subscription. The monetary value for this sub often just depends on how expensive the fragrance sells, and also whether or not a rollerball/travel spray size is available retail.
If you’re interested in trying out Scentbird, they offer some of my favorite (and popular) fragrances to try: Prada Candy, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy are just some of my recommendations!