Scentbird Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2019
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 February 2019 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 a flyer for this month’s scent, “Angel” by Thierry Mugler.
Angel by Thierry Mugler – Estimated Value $11.20 (buy 3.4 fl oz for $140)
I already knew about this fragrance thanks to either subscription boxes or GWPs (don’t honestly remember). But I was happy to see it because I know it is one that I like! There is a dizzying array of bottles available so I used the large refill bottle to estimate the price because there, you’re not really paying for packaging. But if you want one of the fancy stars instead, well, you’ll pay a bit more per ounce.
This fragrance has a lot going on. I don’t know the last time I have seen this many notes on the Fragrantica page for any fragrance. There are fruits and a few flowers but on me, the notes that stand out are patchouli, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, tonka bean, and some sweet notes like honey and caramel. There are also a few spices (i.e., nutmeg) that I notice. As it happens, these are all the things I like in a fragrance.
You don’t need much of this at once, the sillage is quite strong. I find that, on me, the profile doesn’t change a whole lot over time and that this is maybe a little longer-lasting than other fragrances.
Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $11.20, which is less than 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. I already knew this was one I liked, but I didn’t have any at home, and now I do, and I will probably use the whole sample up and maybe I will use some Ulta points to get a full sized-bottle.
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 $11.20 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 the February 2019 Scentbird? What item or scent did you choose?