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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2017

Scentbird 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.)

Scentbird October 2017 Judith Leiber perfume

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 October 2017

Scentbird October 2017

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.

Scentbird October 2017

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.

Scentbird October 2017 Judith Leiber perfume

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.

What do you think of the October 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 | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I find that woody notes are heavy on me, with my body chemistry. So much so that I have to be very picky about using fragrances that have no wood notes at all.

  2. While I love the concept behind Scentbird, and I have found their customer service to be top notch, there are a few things that I really dislike (and I have mentioned these things each time they send a customer satisfaction survey email.)

    1. They use a third party shipping method. I find that it takes over a week, just to receive my order. The tracking method used by the company, often leaves me wondering where my package is. I always receive the order satisfaction questionnaire a day or two after my item ship, not after I would have actually received the item.

    2. I find their website order UI to be really non-intuitive, and sometimes tricky to navigate. They really need to make it super quick and easy to put in new/take out previous “wants” from the calendar. The calendar idea is fine, but it really needs fine tuning. Last thing- at least for me, it’s not easy to find where to pause ones subscription, and to be sure that it’s paused. I would greatly appreciate Scentbird (and every other subscription company) following suite from Bespoke Post… they send a monthly email reminder days before the box cutoff time, to let you choose which item/s, if any, one wants for the month, with a very simple one button way to skip that month. I have so many perfumes right now, that I wasn’t intending on ordering a scent for this month, but somehow or another, my subscription became un-paused. At least it’s a scent that I had put in my own queue and I have wanted to try!

    • I agree with point #2. I found the site VERY difficult to use on my phone.

      • I don’t have trouble with the site.

        But, I never use a mobile device for web browsing. Would rather use a computer with a full keyboard and a large screen.

  3. Ragan, talk about memories of the 90’s . I had that Lagerfeld sun moon stars. Loved the bottle it was in too. Some of my favorite fragrances came out , a few years before or around that time, like Dune, Gio’ , Casmir, Roma, and the original Guess fragrance.
    I have a question about this sub. Does the vial actually last a whole month if you use it everyday? That includes reapplying during the day. Thinking of signing up .

    • Whether the vial would last depends on how many sprays you use. I have never actually tried to use one every day for a month. Because I am fickle about what fragrance I wear and have about 10 Scentbird vials lined up in addition to all my other perfume samples and full size bottles.

      I still have some Sun Moon Stars. It is probably from when I was in college (class of 2000). I use it sparingly.

    • I also still have Sun Moon Stars and use it sparingly. It’s always been one of my favs. Beautiful container and a lovely scent! I still use a GWP umbrella I received so long ago when buying some. lol