Scentbird Subscription Review + Coupon – April 2019


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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

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, a bath and body item like a hand cream or scrub, and now they are also offering skincare.

Ships to: US

Scentbird April 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:

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There was an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Wild Poppy” by Nest Fragrances.

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Wild Poppy by Nest Fragrances – Estimated Value $11.84 (buy 50 mL for $74)

This is a new fragrance for 2019. I do like receiving new fragrances to try – there are some fragrances I have about 30 sample vials for, but they are usually older. Plus, I do like seeing scents that don’t appear in every Ulta GWP.

I am rather glad I tried this one before looking it up to see what the notes were, because it is fruity and floral and those are normally not what I go for in a fragrance (I like spicy, woody, etc.). However, there is something about the combination here that worked for me. This includes pear, raspberry, apricot, jasmine, and rose. I think what I’m happy about is these are not the normal fruity (e.g., citrus) scents that show up in fragrances. The raspberry and apricot together are nice. This one is interesting in that there are no typical base notes like sandalwood or amber or musk, but at the same time, that keeps it from smelling like everything else out there. This one is also good for summer.

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There were some extras in this month’s package as well to introduce Scentbird’s skincare offerings. You will notice a variety of skincare brands in the brochure and those brands all do seem to be offered through the subscription (some for only a limited time, and some with a $5 or $10 extra cost for the month). Scentbird also is rolling out their own skincare line (they already have some bath and body items) and there was a sample packet of this face wash (no pricing provided because it doesn’t seem to be available for purchase yet). I thought this was an effective product although I note I used it on a weekend when I hadn’t been wearing makeup so while it does cleanse the skin without stripping all of the moisture out of it, I can’t say how well it would do at removing makeup.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $11.84, 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 had never tried this particular fragrance before, though I am generally a fan of most of Nest’s offerings, and I will use this some, especially throughout the summertime.

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 a month and this month, I received $11.84 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 April 2019 Scentbird? What item or scent did 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 | 8 comments

8 Comments

  1. It’s May 1, and I still haven’t gotten my April box. Haven’t even gotten a shipping notice. Just came back to them for the first time in over a year and now I remember why I stayed gone.

    • have You received it yet?? exact same scenario with me, except now it’s the 4th. i bought two skincare items for an extra $20 on top of the sub cost. tracking is still “calculating” & the perpetual “processing” status has dropped off my queue with my next 3 skincare items with an extra $30 on top of the sub cost now “processing”. when i noticed that it was taking exceptionally long to not get anything i read reviews about scentbird. there were a ton & they were ALL 1 star, stating that they continue to take your money but never send You anything. i wasn’t too worried because i didn’t have this much trouble last year. but now it’s happening. i emailed them & received an auto response saying that there would be a delay to their response due to them receiving “an overwhelmingly high volume of messages”. i wonder why (SARCASM). they responded today saying my order might have gotten lost in the warehouse. as in, THEY NEVER SENT IT TO ME. i’ve now payed them $108 & not received anything yet.

      • Wow. That’s terrible. No, I haven’t received my April stuff, but at least I now have an actual tracking number for a package that is actually traveling. Way better than before. Should get to me Monday. I hope it does. I also was with Scentbird before for a while, but I remember getting annoyed with how late in the month they shipped. I did at least get everything I ordered from them, but it just was arriving in the last week of the month. That seems to have changed for the worse.

        • i’m actually extremely patient. i don’t even care if they ship late every month. consistency would be nice. but having to wait until the following month, after they take more money, to then have to track it down & find out it never left the warehouse, after reading a ton of others say they do this to them every month, is a bit frustrating. i still don’t have a working tracking number. they said they are waiting for the people in the warehouse to look for it & get back to them. a MSA comment from march said they have been blaming the warehouse for at least 6 months. they need to hire more (or different) warehouse people.

  2. I will never work with this company again. I was signed up for several months and never received a single package, even though they charged me each month. There were always delays or things not available, and they’d lie about it. On top of that, they tried to tell me they couldn’t refund me. It took me contacting the BBB and telling them about it before they finally refunded me, after months of hassle. I would never recommend anyone sign up with them.

  3. I got a small sample of Wild Poppy as a 100 pt perk from Sephora awhile back “just because” I like some other Nest fragrances and I was curious…although it also is not something I’d normally try since I’m not a floral person. The next week I bought the full size. LOL. I agree it’s a great summer scent!

  4. I signed up April 3. The 25% off code they emailed me didn’t work. I ordered skincare. It should have arrived by now, but I contacted them and it’s delayed another week. If I don’t receive it by the end of the month I’ll cancel. If they send me something well down in my queue, I’ll cancel. If I get something near the top of my list I’ll be thrilled 😁

  5. I’ve been signed up for 5 mi the now with no problems. The tracking number sometimes is late and sometimes I get my scent before the email.. but it has always come consistently around the third week of the month

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