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Scentbird Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2019

Scentbird June 2019 - Envelope

Scentbird is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month.  They offer a variety of authentic designer scents as well as makeup, skincare, and bath/body items.

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.)

Scentbird June 2019 - Review

About Scentbird

The Subscription Box: Scentbird

The Cost: $14.95

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

Ships to: US

Scentbird June 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:

Scentbird June 2019 - Booklet Front

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Hesperides Grapefruit” by Fresh.

Scentbird June 2019 - Ad Front

Scentbird June 2019 - Ad Back

There was also an Ulta perfume ad, which I think is a little strange but I guess Ulta just wanted to reach people who are interested in fragrances. (I buy a lot of fragrances from Ulta!)

Scentbird June 2019 - Hesperides Grapefruit by Fresh Front Scentbird June 2019 - Hesperides Grapefruit by Fresh Back Scentbird June 2019 - Hesperides Grapefruit by Fresh Fragrance

Hesperides Grapefruit by Fresh – Estimated Value $7.20 (buy 100 mL for $90)

Last month, we received a very new fragrance. This one is older (from 2007, initially) but was new to me. I have not explored this brand much because I haven’t had great luck with their skincare products. But I actually really like this fragrance.

On me, it definitely smells like grapefruit, and strongly so. (One of my favorite fruity fragrances is Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis, which has a similar scent.) There are other citrus notes including orange, lemon, and bergamot, but they are barely noticeable on me. Non-citrus notes include rhubarb, lotus, peach, musk, and jasmine. I can kind of detect the jasmine after I’ve been wearing this for a while, but it’s still strongly citrus.

The only thing I don’t particularly love about this fragrance is that I couldn’t smell it at all after only two hours. It’s cheaper than Pomelo Paradis by a fair bit ($90 for 100 mL instead of $135 for 100 mL) but I’d probably opt for a smaller size of Pomelo Paradis (because let’s be honest about the amount of perfume I have, I’ll never use up a whole 100 mL bottle of anything) instead due to the longevity.

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. I love this month’s fragrance and will use the whole 8 mL vial in a fairly short time, although I do wish it lasted a bit longer.

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).

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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

Comments (8)

  1. I was given good fragrances but when it came to canceling, wouldn’t refund my money.

  2. Shipping is a little slow and hard to reach customer service, however I love getting mine each month.

  3. I received at the same time my first two months of this subscription. I love Scentbird and the perfumes I have selected: Wisteria Blue and Light Blue. I also really like the presentation and packaging, however I do not understand how they have failed to include the name of the perfume brand on the package. If I am going to have 12 or 20 identical capsules, of the same color, how will I identify which one is which? At least they should add a sticker with the name of the brand to stick it to the jar, or a band to at least have where to write it.

  4. This was my first scentbird shipment and I chose this fragrance. I really, really love it. I want my whole house to smell like it. But, like you said Ragan, it doesn’t last at ALL! I’d consider myself lucky if I got more then an hour. I also like a few of the citrus fragrances from Atelier Cologne, clementine, orange and pomelo. I’d buy one of those, over the Fresh. I have a skin care item coming for next month, hopefully. I plan to cancel after that. The value is just not there for almost all the fragrances.

    • I put it on at night, before exercising (because that’s when the mail came) and I was working out and I sniffed my wrist and I’m like “where did it go?” You’d think it might smell more then because my body temperature was up from cardio, but nope.

      There are some fragrances there that work out, value-wise, if you do the math. But. If they are not fragrances you would like, the cost doesn’t matter so much.

  5. Hesperides Grapefruit is one of my favorite scents. So good. I keep a rollerball in my travel bag.

    • I like it a lot too, but I wish it lasted longer (I got maybe 2 hours before the scent disappeared). I’ll probably buy Pomelo Paradis by Atelier Cologne instead, because it smells almost the same and it lasts so much longer.

  6. I actually used up a bar of soap from Fresh in that Hesperides scent, and oh my gosh, I swear it lasted a good 9 months! I was impressed. I think this scent will always have a special place in my heart because of that. lol

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