Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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 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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month, there was a card telling subscribers about a new program whereby you can receive more than one fragrance a month if you choose. There was a traditional “scent of the month” advertisement on the reverse side.
The fragrance I chose was packaged in this cardboard tube. The back of the tube has directions for changing out the fragrance in your holder.
Judith Leiber “Amethyst” – Value $9.60 (buy 1.3 fl oz, which is about 40 mL, for $48.02)
I was unfamiliar with this fragrance and brand before receiving it in Scentbird this month. It includes notes of blackberry, litchi, raspberry, gardenia, lime blossom, amber, magnolia, woods, musk, lily of the valley, and bergamot.
This one is kind of heavy and floral on me, not at all fruity like I would have expected based on the description. Maybe the heaviness is the influence of the woods, musk, and amber? I actually think I prefer this to a lighter floral, but I find myself often going for heavier, stronger fragrances, so I am not surprised by that.
To me, this one screams “late summer” – it’s not a springlike scent but it has enough florals that it doesn’t make me think of autumn, either. I actually find the sillage to be pretty strong and the longevity to be about average (that is, needing to be reapplied halfway through the day).
Verdict: My fragrance this month has a value of about $10. I have a talent for choosing Scentbird fragrances that go for less than the month-to-month cost of the subscription. I still think the subscription is worth it. Although I am one of those people who likes getting tiny fragrance samples in beauty boxes, you are limited to whatever someone is promoting at the time, usually something newer, and you don’t get to choose fragrances according to your own scent preferences with a lot of other boxes. In 2012, when this fragrance was released, I was not wearing much perfume (still mourning the passing of Lagerfeld’s Sun Moon Stars, I suppose), but this subscription has allowed me to go back and try a fragrance I missed out on.
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