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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017

Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

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.)

Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Scentbird

The Cost: $14.95 a month + free shipping

COUPON: Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon needed - 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

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Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

Scentbird always sends a preview card for next month’s fragrance. For September, it is La Perla from La Mia Perla. This one is intriguing, as I think jasmine and sandalwood go nicely together. (There’s no information card specific to your chosen fragrance since those will differ for everyone.)

Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

I never noticed this before, but the cardboard tube that holds the fragrance is now printed with instructions on how to insert and remove Scentbird vials from the case you receive with your first month’s subscription.  This is a clever way to reduce the amount of paper that comes in the package!

Scentbird August 2017 Women's Perfume Subscription Box

Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford – Value $19.52 (buy 50 mL for $122)

I love this. I am pretty sure I added it to my queue after trying Black Orchid, which I also liked a lot. Base notes here include suede, myrrh, sandalwood, vanilla, labdanum, and Peru balsam. I am really liking the suede, sandalwood, and vanilla combination. Mid notes include a whole lot of florals (even very recognizable ones like rose and jasmine, though I am not picking them out individually). Top notes are honey, rum, mandarin, and bergamot. I am getting a little citrus vibe from this, and I also notice the sweetness of the honey. Apparently, I really like sugary sorts of perfumes.

Anyway, this is totally my kind of fragrance. Longevity seems good so far and sillage (basically how far the scent travels) is a bit stronger than expected, but not overwhelming.

Verdict: My fragrance this month has a value of $19.52. This is one of the first months that my choice has been much above the cost of the subscription, but of course you can maximize value by choosing expensive fragrances. My own strategy is to choose fragrances that I think will work for me, or sometimes new scents that sound interesting, and I love the one I got this month, so I’m happy!

What do you think of the August 2017 Scentbird? What fragrance did you choose?


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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Scentbird Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: scentbird | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I got the Assam of India by Berdoues, which Sephora started carrying. It’s so good and I rarely like any citrus note at all. Violently dislike usually. I’m tempted to buy a full bottle at $85 of this though.

    I got a bottle of the Tom Ford as a birthday gift a few years ago and it smells delicious. Love the classic style of it with the oriental. Makes me think of the 20s and 30s.

    • Which Tom Ford?

  2. I had velvet orchid in my August box…and let me tell you right now…I had at least three men come up to me in the restaurant/club and tell me how good I smelled. Be forewarned…this is definite “man bait!” (LOL!!)
    I absolutely love this scent and I definitely will be purchasing the full size bottle!!

  3. This one sounds lovely, this sub is definitely one that I’d like to try out. Maybe after the holidays I’ll drop a few & switch it up to this one & another I’ve been watching 😊

  4. I have Velvet Orchid in my queue for next month. I can’t wait!

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