Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – November 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!
This month, the card was advertising next month’s “Scent of the Month,” Euphoria by Calvin Klein.
Scentbird has come out with their own line of bath and body products, and this month there was a card advertising their new hand creams.
Every few months, you will get a new holder for your Scentbird fragrances. These are nice for protecting the vials if you want to throw them into a purse or something. (It is also nice to have a couple of them in case you don’t finish your fragrance each month.)
English Laundry Oxford Bleu pour Femme – Value $11.20 (buy 1.7 oz for $70)
This has top notes of citrus, cassis, pineapple, red fruits, melon, and “dewy green,” middle notes of jasmine, violet, rose, muguet (lily of the valley), orange blossom, and osmanthus, and base notes of amber, sweet musk, vanilla, caramelized sugar, and sandalwood.
If you read any of my other fragrance reviews, you will know I am all about the base notes in this one (seriously, every time I mention liking amber, vanilla, musk, and sandalwood, and I like sweet fragrances a lot, too). I am not so keen on fruity notes, but the top notes evaporated quickly on me. The florals are not too heavy and they are moderated by the base notes. (Of course, body chemistry influences fragrances quite a bit, and this might not be the same on anyone else.)
This one has pretty strong sillage and is also long-lasting, more than I would expect for a fragrance at this price point, actually.
Verdict: My fragrance this month didn’t quite meet the price point of the subscription, but if you are interested in getting the best value, you can fill your queue with expensive scents. This is more of a discovery service, in my opinion. You can use the Scentbird tools to find fragrances that you think will match your preferences, and there is also some value in being able to sample fragrances that are maybe a little older and thus not appearing in subscription boxes, GWPs, etc. (I know I didn’t really get interested in beauty items until discovering MSA a few years ago, so there are a lot of years of fragrance releases that I missed.) Anyway, I probably wouldn’t have thought to choose this fragrance for myself because of the fruit and floral notes, but I ended up liking it
What do you think of the October 2017 Scentbird? What fragrance did you choose?