Scentbird Subscription Review + BOGO Coupon – November 2019


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Scentbird November 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 November 2019 Review

About Scentbird

The Subscription Box: Scentbird

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

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 November 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 November 2019 Booklet Front

Scentbird November 2019 Booklet Back

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Amazing Grace Magnolia” by philosophy.

Scentbird November 2019 Ad 1 Scentbird November 2019 Ad 2 Scentbird November 2019 Ad 3

There was also some product literature for a perfume line that Scentbird introduced recently (at least, that’s what I think is going on).

Scentbird November 2019 Tube Front Scentbird November 2019 Tube Back

Scentbird November 2019 Fragrance

Amazing Grace Magnolia by philosophy – Estimated Value $9.46 (Buy 2 fl oz for $50)

This was introduced in 2019 and hasn’t yet invaded the GWPs at beauty retailers (to my knowledge). Base notes are musk, amber, and driftwood. I’m a fan of the musk and amber and honestly not sure that I’ve ever used a fragrance with a driftwood note (and if I’ve ever smelled actual driftwood, it probably didn’t smell like much). Whatever it is, it’s not something that stands out too much.

Mid notes are magnolia and violet and, well, these are the heart of this fragrance. I mean, like, this is a super strong floral perfume primarily because of the mid notes. It’s a bit too floral for my taste, to be honest, although it may be something I reach for on occasion.

Top notes include bergamot and nectarine but this is just not a fruity fragrance to me. There is an element of sweetness that could come from the fruits, I guess, but it is subtle (at least on me — your body chemistry may vary).

(Also, sorry, my skin is really dry right now.)

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $9.46. This is on the lower side for this subscription but it is nice to receive something introduced only this year — no old stock anyone is trying to use up, plus you can buy it again if you like it. Although this fragrance is not quite for me, that’s a risk you take with opting for the scent of the month (and I have found some favorites that way, too). You can increase your odds by choosing your own fragrance (or other items) using Scentbird’s tools; you can also maximize value that way.

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 $9.46 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 | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. Hi Ragan, thank you for the thorough and funny review. I always imagine you writing them with one raised eyebrow! Given that they also send skincare and makeup items, yet this one is sent to you without you ordering it, do you have the opportunity to set up your list with (say) deck of scarlet palettes, or other higher value items? I’m interested to know whether they’d let you order deck of scarlet palettes only, or if you have a limit and a compulsory number of ‘scent of the month’ months to keep the average value capped at something closer to the sub cost? It would be interesting to know if you have any tips to share, please. Thank you for any info you might have (I checked their website, but they didn’t specify).

    • No, I don’t get to pick anything at all. But when I did have a regular subscription (it was a long time ago so only fragrances were available) they didn’t place any limits on what I put in my queue. I mean, I just chose things I thought I would like, without trying to max out on value, but I did not have any problems at that time.

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