Skylar Scent Club Review + 50% Off Coupon – August 2019
The founder, Cat, became especially conscious of product ingredients while working for The Honest Company and quickly realized she couldn’t find a truly clean perfume she enjoyed. She also realized tons of other perfume lovers were looking for the same thing, so Skylar was born!
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About this Clean Perfume Subscription
The Subscription Box: Skylar Scent Club
The Cost: $20 a month + free US shipping
The Products: A limited-edition 10 ml perfume in a rollerball. All scents are clean, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free!
Ships to: the US for free, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Australia for $20
August 2019 Skylar Scent of the Month: Love in Paradise
This is my second month of this subscription and I am again blown away by the gorgeous and thoughtful packaging. Each month the rollerball comes in a little scent “book” complete with a bookmark you can store inside with space to jot down your thoughts about each fragrance.
It’s worth noting that Skylar scents are hypoallergenic, phthalate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. They are also made in the US (in Los Angeles, to be exact!) and have no synthetic dyes. If you are someone who is super ingredient-conscious and want more info, check out the Skylar Dirty List and their perfume philosophy.
Let’s check out this month’s scent!
Love in Paradise, 10 ml – Retail Value $29.00 ($20.00 for club members)
Scent Notes: Sweet Pineapple, Island Papaya, Pikake Flower
If you read any of my reviews dealing with perfumes, you likely know I am not crazy about fruity or foody scents. They can so often feel artificial or inexpensive to my nose. I expected much more from Skylar and happily, they delivered. While this is not a scent I would personally purchase for myself, I do have to admit that I found it charming. I think the flowers are what made me throw my hands up and admit that, fine, I did actually enjoy this very tropical and fruity perfume. Don’t get me wrong, you cannot escape the pineapple and papaya. These fruits are the main notes here, and they are so blissfully summery and beachy you will need a Mai Tai or two. What makes the scent work in my opinion is the golden Pikake floral note. This is a type of jasmine flower and it gives all that fruit a girliness that I really found endearing and made what could have easily been a 100% fruit bomb scent a floral complexity that made it feel more sophisticated.
I tried layering it with the Salt Air scent from last month and really liked it! I think the added salty and ocean elements made this much more of a scent I would reach for. One of my favorite things about this brand is that they encourage scent layering to create a fragrance that is uniquely yours. I have found that they also mix well with some of my old favorites, adding fresh notes and unexpected elements.
It is also worth noting that when you first apply this scent, you will likely smell the carrier alcohol if you sniff right away. I promise all of that will disappear as soon as a few seconds pass and it dries. Organic sugar cane alcohol is a healthy alternative to other commonly used carriers but it can sometimes cause a scent to smell a little sharper than some more traditional perfumes in those first few moments.
Skylar perfumes usually feel lighter than so many others due to the natural and clean ingredients used to make them. I found this one to have more staying power than I am used to from this brand, which was a pleasant surprise. I noticed the notes for a little over 4 hours on my wrists.
Verdict: Skylar is still one of my newest subscriptions, but I get so excited to see this box! I love perfume so much and this subscription is a great way to add in some clean scents to my collection. The packaging is just gorgeous, making it a true treat-yourself experience when you open it. It feels very, very special. While this scent was not one I would have picked for myself, I do have to admit that there is something about it. I am going to add it to my collection and experiment with layering. I think one of my favorite things about my Skylar experience so far is that the scents I have gotten as so incredibly seasonal. This affordable plan allows me to be much more experimental with the scents I wear each season because it is much easier to justify a $20 bottle of summer sunshine than a super seasonal $135 full-size bottle of fragrance that I can only use for a few months out of the year.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box costs $20.00 + free shipping. Generally, the Skylar rollerballs cost $29.00, meaning you save $9.00 by having the subscription.
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