Scent Box For Women Review + 35% Off Coupon – January 2019
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
The Product: One 8 mL vial of a designer fragrance of your choice (or allow Scent Box to pick for you)
Ships to: US
Scent Box January 2019 Review
This month, I received Scent Box’s “Scent of the Month.”
In the past, I have received an information card with details about the men’s and women’s fragrances for the month, but I did not receive any paperwork this time. In case I have not mentioned it in the past, you get a new holder every month and the fragrance is printed on a sticker on the bottom, and the holders tend to be different colors each month, so you can still keep them sorted out.
On to the fragrance:
CK One Gold Eau de Toilette – Estimated Value $7.79 (buy 1.7 fl oz here for $49)
I feel like I should bring this up, but this is the second month in a row that the scent of the month has been something that is not available from the manufacturer or standard beauty retailers like Sephora or Macy’s (that do carry other products from the brand). This is primarily available at places like Kohl’s, eBay, and Amazon, as well as some of the common online fragrance discounters. You can look at this one of two ways. (1) If there is something that you really like but is hard to find because it’s discontinued, you may be able to get ahold of a little bit more through Scent Box. (2) Alternatively, someone is looking to offload old stock of a product that’s no longer on the market.
Anyway, let’s talk about the fragrance itself. CK One Gold is related to CK One but is a seasonal fragrance launched in September 2016 (CK One original goes back way further than that).
Base notes are vetiver, guaiac wood, and patchouli. Mid notes are neroli, jasmine, and violet. Top notes are fig, bergamot, and sage. This is an odd one for me and I’m kind of ambivalent about it. It is definitely not something I would have chosen on my own (I like sandalwood/amber/musk/vanilla-type fragrances with more spice and fewer fruity/floral notes) but I probably will wear it from time to time. If anything, this one just smells kind of generic on me. I do like the sweetness of the fig; fig is one of the fruity notes I enjoy most. I’m not so into the floral aspect, to be honest, although it’s not overpowering. There is nothing that really says “gold” to me about this, but that may be a naming convention and nothing more.
Also, I found out that you *can* remove the fragrance vials from the holder (last time I tried, the top of the vial popped off, but it worked this time). However, that is not particularly useful since the individual vials aren’t labeled, as the sticker on the bottom of the holder (see above) tells you what is in each one.
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $7.79. That is quite a bit below the month-to-month cost of the subscription, but with this subscription, you can calculate the value before choosing fragrances for your queue. So if you had picked this one, you would’ve known that going in. There are a few things to keep in mind, 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.
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Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95 monthly and this month, I received $7.79 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent or product you choose).
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