Scent Trunk is a fragrance subscription box with a twist! They gather your opinion on the scents that they send out, and then will send you a new (or the same one you love!) perfume each month that fits your profile.
Scent Trunk has changed their subscription a bit - they now send new subscribers a free at-home Fit Kit where you experience a full palette of scents and you give your feedback. Based on your feedback, they'll choose a fragrance to send the next month. In the future, they intend to have text reviews in place, but for now, you will email the company your preferences.
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.)
This review is of the Fit Kit, which first month is free + $4.95 shipping as a new subscriber.
The Subscription Box: Scent Trunk
The Cost: The Fit Kit is free + $4.95 for shipping and handling. Each month after, the subscription is $11.99 a month
The Products: The Fit Kit includes 6 sample vials ranging from the following scents: Woods, Citrus, Aromatic, Chypre, Oriental and Floral. Each month after, you receive one, 5 ml vial of artisan perfume based on your preferences. "We only work with artisanal and luxury perfumers who typically do not put their bottles on sale."
Ships to: US
Good to know: If you're an existing subscriber, your 3 perfumes for $18 a month subscription will continue as normal each month.
Here are the 6 scents that were sent to me. Scent Trunk included a short description of each scent. I tried each of them on my skin, which is the only way to determine if a scent will work for me after the initial notes fade. You provide Scent Trunk feedback by rating each scent with Love, Like or Nope.
All of the scents came in teeny little roller balls! This made for a really nice experience instead of a frustrating one with trying to get lids off of perfume samples and not spilling everywhere! The packaging on this Fit Kit is first class.
Scent Number One
Scent Number One is described as "The freshest scents, the lightest zingy revivers. This will liven you up, refresh you, and give you a burst of sun-ripened, juicy awesomeness."
I liked this scent but I didn't fall in love with it. It was very fresh, though, which made it very wearable. I would probably use this perfume, but it wouldn't be my daily go-to!
Scent Number Two
Scent Number Two is described as "Ah, the great outdoors. An axe splitting logs for your late-night fire. Even the evocative smell of sharpening a Virginian cedar wood pencil."
I really disliked this scent. It smells very woodsy, which (for me) would be nice in a light-smelling candle but not on my skin all day.
Scent Number Three
Scent Number Three is described as "The herbal scent of hot days and warm, fragrant nights. Leaves fill the air with their aroma. You touch one, and then keep walking on."
I loved this scent. If I were a better perfume tester, I would probably be able to tell you exactly what is in it but I don't know! I do smell a bit of cinnamon and a teeny bit of something light and powdery. I just know it smells awesome!
Scent Number Four
Scent Number Four is described as "A fragrant stroll through a wonderful garden, where the air is perfumed with a mass of aromas blended to perfection."
I liked this scent. It's very fresh and green (if that makes any sense at all). I would probably wear this in the spring and summer time.
Scent Number Five
Scent Number Five is described as "The influence of the East. A deep, sensual resin creates a rich, seductive aroma - slightly sweet, spicy, and warm. It beckons."
I liked this scent. Something in it smells a bit like my go-to perfume (Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel) but there are enough different notes that it isn't an exact match. I don't know if I could wear this one regularly since something gave me a bit of a headache when I wore it but it would be a nice evening scent.
Scent Number Six
Scent Number Six is described as "The mysteries of the forest, bottled. Ancient lands. Nature's majestic beauty. Dark woods, soft moss, and patches of fruit and wildflowers."
I really disliked this scent on my skin but in the bottle, it smells ok. Weird how that works, right?
I also received an additional card that provides suggestions on how to reuse your Fit Kit.
Verdict: For value, you really can't beat free, especially when it is packaged so beautifully. The price of the new subscription ($11.99) is pretty good too, in my opinion, for a 5 ml bottle of artisan perfume that you can't usually find sold in stores. I also love that they customize the box to your preferences from the Fit Kit and that you can stick with the same scent each month, or switch it up.
As far as the Fit Kit goes, I enjoyed my scent testing and am happy that I found one perfume I love, and three that I liked. I only disliked two, which is pretty good for me! The only bummer is that you don't know what scents they are, so if you absolutely love one, you can't easily purchase it. Hopefully, they let you know what scent is being shipped to you with the monthly subscription, so we'll see!
Are you excited about Scent Trunk's change?