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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018

Scentbird January 2018 Envelope sealed

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 January 2018 Review

About Scentbird

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

Scentbird for Women January 2018 Review

This month, I received Scentbird‘s “Scent of the Month.” I have sampled this one before, though it has been awhile. You can either opt for the scent of the month or you can fill a queue with fragrances of your choosing:

Scentbird January 2018 Booklet Front

Scentbird January 2018 Booklet back

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, Cannabis by Malin + Goetz.

front of next month's preview card for Glossier You

back of next month's preview card for Glossier You

There was also a card advertising next month’s “Scent of the Month,” Glossier You.

sample of Cannabis by Malin + Goetz

Cannabis by Malin + Goetz – Value $13.20 (buy a 100 mL bottle for $165)

I didn’t know Malin + Goetz made fragrances (but now I want to try their “Dark Rum” scent…). I was primarily familiar with their Mojito Lip Balm!

I was initially afraid this was going to smell like actual cannabis (I’m not a fan) but it doesn’t. There is some talk of cannabis as an herbal ingredient on the product page, but it is (thankfully, for me?) not listed among the actual notes.

Top notes are listed as bergamot and black pepper, middle notes as magnolia, and base notes as cedarwood, patchouli, and sandalwood. So this is really mostly a woody fragrance with hints of spice, citrus, and a tiny bit of floral. I like it fairly well because of the woods and how they work with the patchouli, though it doesn’t really stand out from similar fragrances.

Rob also received this fragrance in Scentbird for Men, check out his review here!

Verdict: This month’s fragrance 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. When I take the scent of the month with Scentbird, I usually find that I am pleasantly surprised and that I can find things to like about a lot of different scents that I wouldn’t normally have considered due to the descriptions.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all you have to do is choose this fragrance for your queue.

Coupon – Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon required—just use this link.

Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $13.20 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent you receive).

Check out all of our Scentbird Reviews and other great fragrance boxes in the Beauty Subscription Box Directory.

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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 | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. How often do you get a new holder with this sub?

  2. I love scentbird!
    I’ve become a huge fan of Etat Libre d’Orange and EB Florals. Both extremely high price points so discovering and trying them before buying is awesome. Malin and Goetz just came out with a new fragrance line as well❤️
    Also, I’m a huge fan of Glossier and sampled the perfume when it came out, it’s amazing

  3. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while, so I decided to sign up for a few months. I really love discovering new perfumes. I’m okay with not getting the monetary value from this sub, as I’m subbing more to discover new scents. They had quite a varied selection of brands I had never heard of which I thought was pretty cool. Plus, they look like pretty decent sizes. With spray perfumes I only do two sprays on the wrist & call it good, so I think they should last me quite a while. I’m also thinking of trying out Olfactif (sp) too. I love how unique their fragrance selections sound.

  4. I ordered this scent for my son and husband and they love it. I would definitely say this is not really for females even though it’s listed and unisex. I was having difficulty finding a perfume that amounted to more than $14.95 (after you do the math). I have three different account for three different people. Lots of high end perfumes and colognes but not many that exceeds the $14.95 which is likely intentional.

    • I’m a female and got it, and love it. I wear men’s scents most of the time. To each their own 😀

      • I tend to prefer spicy, woody, smoky, etc. scents, and those are often marketed for men. I am not as big on fruity, floral, or clean scents. So it really is a matter of individual taste.

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