New Scent Trunk Test Kit Review – Just $4.95 Shipped
Scent Trunk recently updated and relaunched their subscription – As a new member, you start by receiving a Scent Test Kit of 6 core scents -Woods, Citrus, Aromatic, Chypre, Oriental and Floral. Once Scent Trunk knows which smells you like and which you don’t, they use your preferences and some creative inspiration to send you your perfect scent. From Scent Trunk:
Scent Trunk is for anyone who wants to smell unique. They design custom fragrances based on your preferences – and delivers them monthly. Start with a free Scent Test Kit today before their first batch runs out, just cover shipping.
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 Scent Trunk Test Kit. The first month is free + $4.95 shipping.
The Subscription Box: Scent Trunk Test Kit
The Cost: The Scent Test Kit is free + $4.95 for shipping and handling. Each month after, the subscription is $11.99 a month with free shipping.
The Products: The Scent Test 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.
Ships to: US
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The six scents come in tiny rollerballs, packaged in a sleek box. Personally, I prefer rollerball perfume over spray or typical sample vials so I was happy to see this. I also really like the different typeface for the each number.
The information booklet suggests rolling the scent over a small area of skin and letting it sit for 20 minutes without rubbing. This lists out which scent corresponds to each number and lists the url where you can enter your preferences.
Once you’ve registered on the test site, you can immediately start rating the scents! This whole process was really quick and simple.
Each scent has a short description and you can rate each as love, like, or dislike.
One – Citrus
Zingy, fresh, and juicy are good descriptives for this straightforward citrus scent. This smelled really fresh but definitely had some depth to it. I didn’t love this because plain citrus scents always remind me a little bit of a citrus scented cleaning product. But I do like smaller notes of citrus mixed in with a different base.
Two – Woods
This is described as woodsy and firey. I typically like a natural forest scent but this was a little odd to me. It definitely smells firey but it was a little too smokey for me. I didn’t hate it and I think I would find it interesting on someone else but it wasn’t really doing it for me.
Three – Aromatic
Aromatic is a scent profile I definitely lean towards in my standard perfume collection. This was an extremely light scent that did have herbal tones to it. I wouldn’t describe it as too warm but there was a scent slightly reminiscent of cotton or laundry that I really liked.
Four – Floral
Floral covers a lot of different scents so it’s hard to pin this one down. I actually didn’t find this scent to be too sweet at all and it mostly smelled like a fresh scent. If this makes sense at all, it reminded me more of green plants than flowers. Similar to a greenhouse or something along those lines. It isn’t a scent I would wear on its own but I am curious to see how it could be incorporated with other scents.
Five – Amber
I love Amber! I kind of expected to because there are a few perfumes I keep on rotation and a lot of them are warm and spicy. The scent smelled really strong and nice in the bottle. It was definitely lighter on my skin but the warm scent lingered nicely.
Six – Chypre
This scent seemed really sharp to me when I first put it on but I like how it faded. This was an odd mix that seemed a little musky to me but also had some sharper notes coming through. This scent smelled more “woodsy” to me than the actual woods scent. It was a little strong but it got more interesting the longer I wore it.
Here are my final verdicts:
Once you receive your first fragrance you have the option of reordering it or adjusting what you don’t like.
Verdict: I can’t wait to see what fragrance my test results give me. In the meantime, it’s fun to have these mini scents to play around with. I am happy that professionals are creating my fragrance because some of my experimental combinations haven’t been great! For $4.95, this test kit was really fun. I loved the packaging and the online portion couldn’t have been easier. This kit covered a few scents I really enjoyed and there was only one I disliked. I can’t wait to see what fragrance is chosen for me! $11.99 for a monthly signature scent feels like a good deal and I like that you can constantly adjust it until it’s perfect.