Skylar Scent Club Review + 50% Off Coupon – February 2020
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
February 2020 Skylar Scent of the Month: Sweet Incense
A note on packaging: Skylar has mixed it up!
No more little book boxes, but the trade-off is that this new packaging uses 72% less packaging, which translates to around 20,000 pounds less packaging waste in 2020. I will miss the books, but this is something I can absolutely support and get behind. It also feels so utterly on-brand for Skylar.
Each month Skylar selects a charity to donate a portion of their Scent Club proceeds. This month it is International Justice Mission:
IJM works to combat sex trafficking, child sexual assault, cybersex trafficking, forced labor slavery, property grabbing, and police abuse of power, and addresses citizenship rights of minorities.
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!
Sweet Incense, 10 ml – Retail Value $29.00 ($20.00 for club members)
Scent Notes: Juniper Berry, Incense, Vanilla Orchid
“Nestled in blankets, she breathed a sigh of relief. The perfect night in.”
I love incense fragrances, so I was expecting to enjoy this one. I am happy to report that it does indeed have a smokey burnt incense feel, but that there is also the sweetness of vanilla to make it a little more feminine. The juniper is also there along the edges, adding just the right amount of herbaceous frosted green to this composition. It certainly feels like a cozy cold weather scent and does remind me very much of the smell my living room had when the Christmas tree was still up and I light incense and candles at night. Let’s just say I go through A LOT of incense.
This is not what I would consider a mainstream sort of scent, but those are the ones I tend to get most excited about. It reminds me a little of Kayali Vanilla 28, but with the addition of complex notes of burnt woods and the cold frost of juniper. I really like how it warms up on my skin and how interesting the overall effect is.
Skylar perfumes usually feel lighter than so many others due to the natural and clean ingredients used to make them. This one has good staying power and decent sillage on my skin. It lasted for about 4 hours before I started missing it. This could be totally different for you, as skin chemistry plays a huge role in these factors.
Verdict: Skylar seems to always send a scent that feels very unique and just slightly odd in the best way. I never worry about anyone else I know wearing the same thing as me when I have on one of these perfumes and I get many curious compliments. This month was exactly my sort of fragrance: moody, filled with woods and smoke, and just a little sexy thanks to that vanilla!
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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Are you going to try the Skylar Scent of the Month Club?