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
December 2019 Skylar Scent of the Month: Silver Noir
This is my fifth month of this subscription and I am still SO impressed with the gorgeous packaging. Each rollerball scent "book" lives in a beautiful row on my desk, and I only wish I had signed up earlier so I would have scents 1-3 to complete the collection. Inside the book is a note on the fragrance itself as well as layering recommendations with other Skylar scents.
Each month Skylar selects a charity to donate a portion of their Scent Club proceeds. This month it is Meals on Wheels:
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
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 wants more info, check out the Skylar Dirty List and their perfume philosophy.
Let's check out this month's scent!
Silver Noir, 10 ml - Retail Value $29.00 ($20.00 for club members)
Scent Notes: Sparkling Champagne, Orris, Cashmere Woods
"Snow falling outside. The cracking fire brings warmth. Nights are filled with cheer."
FYI: I noticed on the Skylar website, the cashmere woods note was replaced by raspberry, so I decided to reach out to customer service just to make sure! I was assured that both notes were in this month's scent, but they had chosen to highlight the raspberry scent note as it was a stronger fragrance influence.
I knew I would probably like this scent based on the notes alone. Orris is pretty much my kryptonite and champagne and wood too? Sign me up. Upon first sniff, this definitely feels like a more approachable or mainstream scent than what I have come to expect from this subscription. That isn't a bad thing! Not every rollie can be delightfully odd, even if that is what I prefer. I feel like the raspberry note is the loudest, second only to a sweet woodsy scent, both well served by bubbly champagne and powdery orris somewhere on the left and right of that creamier cashmere note.
On its own, this is a scent that anyone could wear and appreciate, though I, admittedly, typically shy away from sweet berry scents. The beauty of Skylar is that everything is delightfully layer-able and I decided to try this with my all-time Skylar fave, Wanderlust. If you have both of these, prepare to be wowed by this combo. Together they seem to enhance each other, and the cedar of Wanderlust is a perfect match for the cashmere woods of Silver Noir. The softer notes also blend together beautifully, into a sweet and powdery symphony that is truly reflective of the more luxurious but soft side of the holiday season, like hygge in sequins, or the feeling of kicking off your heels and flopping down onto the sofa in your sparkly party dress, half-full champagne bottle still in hand.
Skylar perfumes usually feel lighter than so many others due to the natural and clean ingredients used to make them. This one has a ton of staying power and great sillage on my skin. It lasted all day! This could be totally different for you, as skin chemistry plays a huge role in these factors.
Verdict: Skylar sure was festive this month. They sent me a rollie with a scent I probably wouldn't have ever reached for on my own, but that I am obsessed with when mixed with other Skylar favorites. I think that is the beauty of this subscription and more specifically, Skylar: healthy, feel-good, clean fragrances you can totally customize to be exactly what you want. Who wouldn't want their own bespoke perfume? This club makes it easy, fun, and exploratory, and as you build up your collection of rollies, the combinations are truly endless. I am psyched to see what next month brings!
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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