Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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
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 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 October 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, “Maya” by Tocca.
Your fragrance is typically packaged in a cardboard tube and if you look at the back, it has instructions for how to put these in the Scentbird holders.
Maya by Tocca – Estimated Value $11.52 (buy 1.7 oz for $72)
I’m familiar with some Tocca fragrances but this is a new one for me (it was just released this year). This is floral but not exclusively so, and I feel like it has a little bit of a different thing going on from most floral fragrances. Base notes include sandalwood and patchouli and oakmoss and I am usually happy with combinations of these fragrances (and of course base notes are what stick around the longest!).
The middle notes are the floral ones (iris, rose, jasmine) but it’s a bit difficult to pick them out individually, at least on me, though you do get an overall floral vibe that actually blends pretty nicely with the base notes. I think it’s that middle note/base note combination that works for me.
Top notes include blackcurrant and violet leaf. This isn’t very fruity on me and I’m not sure what violet leaf smells like on its own (as opposed to violet flowers).
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $11.52, which is below the month-to-month cost of the subscription. I am a bit more inclined to forgive that since I liked the fragrance quite a lot. It took me a little outside my comfort zone but not so much so as to be completely foreign or unfamiliar. Also, I do appreciate receiving something fairly new (they mix it up with the scent of the month; sometimes you may receive something that’s been around for a while).
Please note: Some MSA readers have been having trouble getting their Scentbird shipments on time lately so be sure to read the comments on some of the past reviews to get a sense of what the issues are when making the decision to sign up.
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 $11.52 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent or product you choose).
What do you think of the October 2018 Scentbird? What item or scent did you choose?