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Scentbird for Women Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2018

Scentbird November 2018 - Envelope Top

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.)

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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 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 November 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:

Scentbird November 2018 - Booklet Front Scentbird November 2018 - Booklet Back

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Jason Wu” by Jason Wu.

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This month, because I received a new holder, the fragrance was packaged in this pouch.

Scentbird November 2018 - Fragrance Top

Jason Wu – Estimated Value $18.94 (buy 1 fl oz for $70)

This is a new brand for me (actually a new brand overall; the fragrance line was just launched in 2017). I know designers typically give their names to fragrances but I find it a little funny to have someone ask me what my perfume is and me to say a man’s name in response.

Anyway, this is an interesting take on a floral. I got a bit of a citrus vibe when I put it on, although there are no citrus notes in there. Perhaps it is the combination of pink pepper and fig and I am just not describing it well? I generally like pink pepper in fragrances and I am a fan of fig, as well (I don’t always like fruity fragrances but I am more apt to be a fan when the fruits are a little off the beaten path, and you don’t honestly see fig all that often).

This also has peony, lily of the valley, and jasmine sambac and it definitely is a floral fragrance, but I think the aforementioned fig and pink pepper and also the musk base add interest and I am more of a fan of this than I thought I’d be when I read the description.

This lasts an average time for an Eau de parfum (about half a day for me if I don’t douse myself in it) and sillage is moderate. I don’t think I will reach for this every day, but it is definitely something I will wear once in a while.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $18.92, which is above 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 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 a fragrance that’s been around for awhile).

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. I am pretty sure this is November’s shipment for me, although I can’t blame Scentbird for that entirely because ALL of my mail has been slow since Black Friday.

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 $18.92 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent or product you choose).

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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 | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I’m on the fence about Scentbird. I subbed for a few months and then skipped a month (easy to do). I had a shipment coming from September and I just got it in November. They actually sent 2 of the same item a week or so apart. Since cancelling they’ve offered several good deals, and did follow up to find out why I cancelled.

    If you don’t mind when you get your shipment, and you like the variety they offer I think it’s definitely worth signing up. It’s a pretty good value. That being said, be prepared to reach out to CS and spend some time waiting for your items.

  2. I experienced terrible customer service (“send us a picture!” of the thing that I had JUST sent them a picture of, & other things that made it seem like they were stalling me since they had so many issues on their plate), & being sent incorrect items, as well.

    They seem like a decent company (I had subbed for a few months a couple years ago with no issues), but I cannot recommend subscribing to them now.

  3. I am a little confused by the “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”…. does Scentbird offer those options instead of perfume? If so I would totally sign up.

    • They do! I’ve been getting SB for a few months. It’s an OK sub…shipping is horrendous. Mid December and still no November scent.

      • Ahhhh, but if you can put up with the shipping you can get other things if you aren’t feeling a scent, pretty cool! Thank you!

      • I got December like yesterday, about 3 days after November.

        They do seem to have shipped November late, possibly because of Thanksgiving, but I’d allow them a little extra time because like all of my packages have been delayed due to extra holiday package volume (except, oddly, some beads I ordered from Hungary that took less time to arrive than a package from Kansas…).

      • Gotta love holiday mail, it makes no sense. I too got a foreign package before a letter that was mailed less than 60 miles away.