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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017


Scentbird September 2017 Women's 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 September 2017 Women's 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 September 2017 Women's Subscription Box

The fragrance I chose was packaged in this velour pouch.

Scentbird September 2017 Women's Subscription Box

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.

Scentbird September 2017 Women's Subscription Box

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?


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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 now have a total of three red holders and two black holders. It seems that they send a new one very six months or so and I’ve received a red holder the last two months in a row.

    • I have at least one black, one white, and one red that I know of. I don’t always use them, because I can’t ever remember what is in there. If I was the sort of person to carry perfume in my purse, I might use them. But like I am wearing Black Orchid today and I’ve had it on since 8AM (so for about 9 hours) and I can still smell it, so no need to reapply.

      • Have you tried any of the scents by Juliette Has a Gun? “Not a Perfume” is my absolute favorite scent and I received “MMMM…” last month. It reminds me a bit of “Black Orchid.”

  2. I’m a fan of Tom Ford Orchid Soleil. It is sweeter and more floral in a way I like, but based on what you’re saying you prefer you may not. I love that you talk about sillage as well as how long a perfume lasts in your reviews. Thank-You

    • I do like sweet fragrances, but not often florals (there are exceptions). I’ve had such great luck with Tom Ford fragrances though, that if Scentbird has that one, I may give it a try anyway. Thanks for the suggestion.

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