Scentbird Subscription Review + Coupon – December 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
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 December 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.
I received this flyer for this month’s scent, “Bella” by Vince Camuto.
Bella by Vince Camuto – Estimated Value $7.20 (buy 3.5 fl oz for $90)
I have tried a lot of Vince Camuto fragrances thanks to free gifts with purchase and subscription boxes, though this one was new to me. This one is from 2014 and comes from the same collection as Fiori, which I tried in Scent Box last month.
To me, this one is actually way more floral than Fiori, despite the name (which means “flowers” in Italian). It’s also less complex, with fewer notes. It has an amber base with nectarine blossom and jasmine as well as bergamot. I like the amber and I think the bergamot works with the other notes, but this is a little too flowery for my taste and I will probably only reach for it rarely. (Your mileage may vary based on your body chemistry and your own personal preferences.)
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $7.20, which is about half the month-to-month cost of the subscription. Your value will depend entirely on what fragrance you choose and if you care to do the math beforehand, you can come out pretty well. For me, though, this is more about discovering fragrances that will work for me, and if they have a bit of a lower value, I can deal with that. Anyway, this fragrance, while not necessarily the best fit for me, was one I had not tried before and I do enjoy experiencing new scents.
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.
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).
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of the December 2018 Scentbird? What item or scent did you choose?