Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2018
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
The Product: One 8 mL vial of a designer fragrance of your choice (or allow Scentbird to pick for you; they have a “Scent of the Month” that they’ll send you a preview card for, the month before), or go with a previous Deck of Scarlet palette or another makeup item, a scented candle, or a bath and body item like a hand cream of scrub
Ships to: US
Scentbird for Women September 2018 Review
This month, I received Scentbird‘s “Scent of the Month.” You can either opt for the scent of the month or you can fill a queue with fragrances of your choosing:
There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Chinotto di Liguria” by Acqua di Parma.
Your fragrance is typically packaged in a cardboard tube and if you look at the back, it has instructions on how to put these in the Scentbird holders.
Chinotto di Liguria by Acqua di Parma – Estimated Value $11.41 (buy a 2.5 oz./75 ml. bottle for $107)
This is actually a unisex fragrance and I can kind of see that. (For what it’s worth, this one is relatively new, having been launched earlier this year.) The top notes are citrus (mandarin, and chinotto, a Mediterranean fruit that grows in the Liguria region of Italy). Middle notes are mostly floral including jasmine and geranium, although there is allegedly some cardamom (I can’t detect it) and rosemary. Base notes are patchouli and musk.
This one doesn’t sound like it should be “clean and fresh,” but that is how it smells on me. I am not familiar with chinotto so maybe it is a little different from more familiar citrus notes. The rosemary may be part of what I’m noticing, as that is not a note that shows up in a lot of other fragrances I’ve tried. And, I’d have to say this is much more musk and less patchouli, at least on me. (But do realize, fragrances smell a little different on everyone.)
I will probably wear this on occasion but I don’t think it’s one that I would reach for every day. (I *do* like some citrus fragrances.)
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $11.41, which is below the month-to-month cost of the subscription. I am a bit more inclined to forgive that since I have never heard of this brand or fragrance before, so there was a discovery aspect to the box. Plus, you don’t have to choose the “scent of the month” – you can get a more expensive fragrance, you can get older Deck of Scarlet palettes, various makeup products from the likes of Tarte and Ardency Inn, and Scentbird branded bath and body items or scented candles (I really like their hand cream). So this subscription has become a lot more versatile and if you start building up too much fragrance in your stash, you can choose something else for your queue.
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 $11.41 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent or product you choose).
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What do you think of the September 2018 Scentbird? What fragrance did you choose?