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Scentbird Subscription Review + BOGO Coupon – December 2019

Scentbird December 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 December 2019 Review

About Scentbird

The Subscription Box: Scentbird

The Cost: $14.95/month. Save with longer subscriptions.

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, another makeup item, a scented candle, or a bath and body item like a hand cream or scrub. They are also now offering skincare.

Ships to: The US

Scentbird December 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 December 2019 Booklet Front

Scentbird December 2019 Booklet Back

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Rosa Nobile” by Acqua di Parma.

Scentbird December 2019 Ad 2 Scentbird December 2019 Ad 1

There was also some product literature for a perfume (there’s often been some advertising material lately).

Scentbird December 2019 Tube Front Scentbird December 2019 Tube Back Scentbird December 2019 Fragrance

Rosa Nobile by Acqua di Parma – Estimated Value $27.20 (Buy 20 mL for $68)

As you may know from my other Scentbird reviews, I am not typically a fan of florals. However, I do like fragrances that are tilted towards being specifically rose without a lot of other things in the mix. And this one wears that way on me. Base notes include cedar, ambergris, and musk, and I can detect maybe a little of the wood here, but this one, oddly, isn’t characterized by the base at the end of the day, at least when I wear it.

Mid notes include rose (of course), lily of the valley, peony, and violet, but it is the rose that predominates, not only over the other mid notes but also over the fragrance as a whole. It’s different from a single-note rose sort of fragrance, but still definitely rose.

Top notes include mandarin, bergamot, and pepper, and this is not a citrus fragrance on me at all, though I suppose these might contribute to the overall blend.

Sillage is moderate and longevity is actually pretty good on me (I put it on at around 8AM and still smelled it while exercising at 8PM, though it wasn’t as strong then). Overall, I really like this one.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $27.20. This is close to twice the monthly cost of the subscription! As it happens, it’s also a fragrance I like and different from the others I tend to reach for. It’s sort of a summery fragrance for December, but I don’t always follow the seasons when I choose a scent, so it works. I do have to hand it to Scentbird, it’s nice to get a scent of the month that’s not the cheapest fragrance available. Last month’s value was a little low, but this more than makes up for it.

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.

COUPON: Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $27.20 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. Does this apply to the makeup as well? Like instead of fragrance for a month, could we choose makeup?

  2. Ya I still haven’t got mine. But they put a notice up on their website that due to the holidays it’s taking longer. I have the 2 product sub though. It JUST got to my post office on the 23rd but it’s been sitting there waiting for “acceptance” which is annoying.

    • A lot of packages didn’t get scanned at all during the holiday shipping time; they hire temporary workers who don’t always know the procedure. I’ve heard of people whose packages go from “pre-transit” to being delivered with no scans in between. You’ll probably get it soon.

  3. Thanks for this review 😁. I’m thinking of subscribing to a monthly fragrance subscription box and wondering which one is your favorite. I’ve read that scentbird has poor customer service.

    • I have never tried to contact them. I understand there were some issues a few years back when they moved warehouses, but I haven’t seen the same kinds of comments on my reviews since then (but people who are angry with a box do tend to find the recent reviews to comment on).

      All other things being equal, I’d look through the offerings of each and decide which you think will work best for you. If you don’t want perfume every month but would like a skincare or bath/body item insetad, Scentbird is the way to go, but if you only want perfume, the scent choices for each box are not 100% overlapping.

    • Once I did not receive my order and they shipped me a replacement right away. Another time I was sent the wrong item and they sent me the right one when I contacted them and let me keep the other item. I have found their customer service to be really good. I always get Skincare items from them.

    • I have had Scentbird for three months now and I have also placed one extra order from them outside of my subscription. I’ve had to contact them twice so far and customer service to me has been outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend them. I would say though the only thing a little frustrating about them is that it takes so long to ship. You have to make your selection and pay by the 3rd of each month but don’t typically receive your order until the end of the month, it’s been around the 23rd each month for me. Other than that (which is really not an issue) I cannot say enough good things about them. They have a good selection as well in my opinion. I actually opted for the 3 items a month tier once I saw all the awesome choices they have.

    • Thank you ladies for chiming in, I love the MSA community for this very reason. I took the day and looked at all the perfume subscriptions and settled on Scent Box, the offer to return a scent I don’t like for the same price a month as Scentbird got me. Thanks again Ragan for your review, xoxo

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