SCENT BOX For Women Review + 35% Off Coupon – November 2018
Scent Box is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month (or you can elect to receive their fragrance of the month). They offer a variety of authentic designer scents (over 850) and they even offer free exchanges if a fragrance doesn’t work out for you.
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.)
About SCENT BOX
The Subscription Box: Scent Box
The Cost: $14.95 + free shipping
The Product: One 8 mL vial of a designer fragrance of your choice (or allow Scent Box to pick for you)
Ships to: US
Our November 2018 Review
This month, I received Scent Box’s “Scent of the Month.” Although I’ve tried similar services in the past, this subscription is relatively new for me, so let’s take a look:
The information card had a short profile of the men’s and women’s scents of the month on opposite sides.
There was also a card reminding you that you can do exchanges, as well as a coupon for full-sized bottles of fragrance.
Vince Camuto Fiori – Estimated Value $7.20 (buy 3.4 fl oz for $90)
I’m familiar with a lot of Vince Camuto fragrances thanks to subscription box minis, but this one was new to me. (It was released in 2013. At that time it was listed as a limited edition but seeing as it is now 2018 they can probably drop the limited edition language.)
As expected, this has floral elements. It actually has kind of an odd distribution of notes, with standard (and, to me, lovely) base notes of sandalwood, cedar, musk and amber, middle notes of iris, freesia, and jasmine (the freesia is most noticeable for me but that may not be true for everyone), and top notes of Bellini, white grapefruit, and nectarine. (“Bellini” is a fantasy note that is meant to evoke something peachy and/or sparkling. This probably overlaps with the nectarine to a degree.)
I am not normally into florals but they do work for me with the right combination of other notes. I like that the fruity notes aren’t entirely citrus (no bergamot or mandarin here, not that I don’t like those but they are super common) and that the florals aren’t overpowering, despite the name. Sillage is relatively low with this one and longevity is about average (possibly requiring reapplication about midday).
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $7.20. That is a little less than half the cost of the subscription. I do note a couple of things, though. (1) The value in fragrance subscriptions can be manipulated based on what fragrances you choose to fill your queue with (you can go with all super expensive ones if that’s what you want). (2) Unlike with some of the other fragrance subscriptions, you get a new case every month with Scent Box. (3) If you end up with a fragrance you don’t like, you can do up to one free exchange per month. That last point is what really sets Scent Box apart from similar services, I think.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all you have to do is choose this fragrance.
Coupon – Use this link to save 35% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $7.20 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 Scent Box?