Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The fragrance I chose was packaged in this velour pouch.
And this month, they sent this red holder to go with the Scentbird vials (you usually get a holder when you first sign up but it’s often a plainer color like black or white). These holders don’t absolutely have to be used (the vials work without them) but they provide some nice protection for the vials if you want to throw them in your purse or something. It’s very easy to change out which fragrance is in the holder.
Black Orchid by Tom Ford – Value $20 (buy 1 fl oz for $74)
I kind of cheated this month. I already knew I liked this fragrance (which is also why I chose Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford last month, figured I would like that one too) and wanted more of it because I only had tried a little teeny sample vial from Sephora previously.
This is a heavier scent, and a warm one, and it just hits so many of the things I love: patchouli and vanilla together, sandalwood, bergamot and a little other fruit that works with the whole blend rather than taking over. It also has some florals that kind of stay in the background rather than being too prominent (I’m not a huge fan of florals), which is how I prefer them.
This one is also long lasting and has excellent sillage (basically how long it lingers in the air). I’m going to have to go and add a few more Tom Ford fragrances to my queue now because I’m officially a fan.
Verdict: My fragrance this month has a value of $20. This is one of those rare 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 September 2017 Scentbird? What fragrance did you choose?