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Scentbird Subscription Review + BOGO Coupon – January 2020

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.)

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 January 2020 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:

There was what is basically an advertising flyer for this month’s scent, “Bella Blanca” by Oscar de la Renta.

Your fragrance usually comes in a cardboard tube along with instructions on how to remove fragrances from the Scentbird holders and replace them. I haven’t gotten a replacement holder in awhile but that is OK as I now have dozens of them at home.

Bella Blanca by Oscar de la Renta – Estimated Value $15.47 (Buy 30 mL for $58)

This fragrance was introduced in 2018 and is still in production. One thing Scentbird is particularly good about with their scent of the month is introducing you to new(ish) fragrances from well-known designers. They are usually ones that are not frequently found in GWPs so they are new to me, as is the case with this one.

Top notes here are jasmine, tuberose, and pear. Mid notes are lily of the valley, musk, and green leaves. Base notes are orange blossom, white iris, sandalwood, and rose.

After a couple of hours it is hard to detect the sandalwood. Both that and the musk are more present at the beginning, even though they’re supposed to last longer as base and mid notes, respectively. This is mostly just floral on me after a couple of hours, although there is a little something else that I can’t quite place. It could be the pear or the green leaves. But I can’t pick out any one flower, it’s a little generic after awhile. Normally I love rose, but it is hard to detect individually here.

It’s odd, because normally I don’t care for florals, but aside from being somewhat generic, this one is not bad. I can see myself wearing it every now and again. Please also keep in mind that this may vary quite a bit based on your body chemistry, and my description here is how it smells on me after some time.

This has somewhat strong sillage on me (although it does fade a little over time) and the longevity is moderate.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $15.47. This is just about the same as the monthly cost of the subscription. This subscription is highly customizable, however, and your value can be a lot more if you research fragrances before adding them to your queue. With a fragrance subscription, though, maximizing value is not always the number one concern, because if you hate an expensive fragrance, it’s not a good deal, but if you love an inexpensive fragrance and will wear it, then there is value for you. Also, of course, you have the option of choosing bath/body items or skincare or makeup with this subscription, so you don’t accumulate lots of unused fragrance if you don’t wear it every day. I think this fragrance is OK for me, probably not something I would have chosen on my own (even though I like sandalwood, musk and rose), but something I will wear every now and then.

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 $15.47 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 Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: scentbird | 20 comments

Comments (20)

  1. Although the he fragrances were enjoyable I’ve not been very successful with canceling my subscription…
    They tell you to go to manage subscription but it doesn’t give me the choice to cancel !!!
    Currrntly waiting for a response email because there is no customer service number to speak with anyone

  2. So far I have been super disappointed. I placed a subscription order on 2/4 with the understanding it would be shipped within 10 days per the website description. 15 days later and it has not shipped yet despite 2 e-mail exchanges with customer service. I am about to cancel.

  3. Thanks for the review! I never use the fragrance of the month option, and curate my queue with cruelty-free fragrances. Also, the scentbird customer service is very quick and responsive: highly recommend!

    • Do they provide cruelty-free information or do you have to seek that out on your own? I don’t have a regular account so I don’t know but that would be useful information for some potential subscribers, for sure.

  4. Can anyone tell me if they have Lost Cherry by Tom Ford? I’d sign up if they had that.

    • Hi Holly, I just checked and the only 2 perfumes they have from Tom Ford is Black Orchid and Grey Vetiver.

      • I’ve been a member for about four months now and I just thought I’d mention that both of those Tom Ford scents Barbara mentioned above are constantly unavailable. Not trying to disparage Scentbird in the least because they are my all time favorite sub (I even have the 3 items a month plan and am never bored or unhappy with my choices) just wanted to let you know that in case they would be the main reason you joined. I’ve been trying to get both of them for awhile. I have found plenty to be happy with however! Hope this helps. 😊

      • Thank you bramlettj, but it’s just that ONE Tom Ford fragrance that has me dying to smell it 🥰

      • Thank you Barbara ☺️

    • I just read the description of that one and now I am thinking about spending $335 for a bottle of perfume I have never smelled before…

      • I know right?! It sounds like my dream scent – but there have been so many descriptions of scents that sound lovely and end up being not so lovely, it gives me pause. But yeah, I was thinking the same thing you are – I want to smell that Lost Cherry! Lol 😄

      • There is allegedly not a bottle at any Sephora within 100 miles of me. Samples are out of stock everywhere. (Don’t go for a lower price at Amazon, it’s almost assuredly counterfeit.)

    • It’s not a subscription box, but Surrender to Chance seems to have samples of it at the moment. Lucky Scent is temporarily out of stock.

      • I did not know about Surrender to Chance. Within seconds of searching them out online, let’s just say I have about 14 really expensive Tom Ford and Neela Vermiere Creations fragrance samples on the way.

      • I really hope you enjoy the samples you picked out! When I ordered, some of my picks were good and some weren’t for me. But I enjoyed getting to try hyped up perfumes that were the talk of perfume bloggers, as well as fragrances that seemed to be “me” based on the notes. If there’s any way for you to review the scents you ordered, I’d love to read that review!

      • Another Dia thank you so much! I had never heard of Surrender to Chance and I just checked them out. This is AMAZING!!!! SO many things I’d been dying to smell all within my reach now. You are awesome for sharing! 🙂

      • You’re so very welcome! There’s no need to blind buy perfume bottles or traipse around town, trying to locate perfumes, when you can order samples on the internet! Especially with perfume, since a fragrance can smell different on each person. That’s good enough reason to order multiple scent samples, which is what I told myself at any rate. 😉

  5. I would highly recommend the fragrance “I AM TRASH” to your que. It smells amazing on both sexes. It’s the reason I joined scent bird. I’m addicted to the smell!

  6. I really love Scentbird now that they also offer skincare, wellness, and makeup items you can use as your monthly selection (as well as perfumes, of course). Note that some of these other items may require an additional up charge of $5 to $15, but they’re clearly marked, and you often are still getting items at a tremendous bargain. I like their new offerings so much I upped my plan to receive two items a month, for $25.

    • I have a total backlog of skincare items in just about every category so I am OK with sticking to perfume for now. Although I do have dozens upon dozens of perfumes, it doesn’t really go bad in a short time if it’s alcohol based and I can change up to suit my mood (though my mood is 75% of the time Black Orchid by Tom Ford these days).

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