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Scent Box Perfume Review + Coupon – December 2020

Scent Box is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month (or you can elect to receive their pre-selected Fragrance Of The Month). They offer a variety of authentic designer scents (over 850) and they even offer free exchanges if a fragrance doesn’t work out for you.

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 Scent Box

The Subscription Box: Scent Box

The Cost: $14.95/month

COUPON: Get 35% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Product: One 8 mL vial of a designer fragrance of your choice (or allow Scent Box to pick for you)

Ships to: The U.S. for free

Scent Box December 2020 Review

This month, I received Scent Box’s “Scent of the Month.”


The information card included within the box usually includes some information about the men’s scent of the month on one side and the women’s on the other side.

In case I have not mentioned it in the past, you receive a new atomizer every month. The fragrance is printed on a sticker on the bottom, and the atomizers tend to be different colors each month, so you can keep them sorted.

On to the fragrance:


DKNY Be Delicious – Estimated Value $14.93 (buy 30 mL for $56)

In the package, right after I opened the envelope, I got a strong whiff of apple and cucumber. As in, this would not be out of place in a Bath & Body Works apple and cucumber shower gel. I actually kind of liked that so I was excited to see what this would be like when I put it on.

First warning: do not get this on your clothes as it is difficult to get rid of! I guess I got some on my hoodie and I can still smell it when I put the hoodie on (over clothes of course, I don’t wear the same shirt three days in a row!) a couple of days later. That is probably true of any perfume but may be more of an issue with winter layering.

Anyway, when I put this on, it did not smell like apple and cucumber to me but I did kind of like it. Top notes are cucumber, grapefruit, and magnolia. (I did not really notice the grapefruit, which I’m a bit sad about, as I do love grapefruit fragrances.) Middle notes are green apple, muguet (aka lily of the valley), tuberose, violet, and rose. Base notes are woodsy notes, sandalwood, and amber. I’m thinking the reason I was happy at the beginning was the sandalwood, which is one of my all-time favorite scents.

After a few hours, though, this was like a FLOWER EXPLOSION, at least in combination with my body chemistry. As I am not one to really wear floral fragrances, I liked it somewhat less as time went on. This one was a really interesting experience, however, what with the totally different scents in the package, initially on my wrists, and after a few hours (and, I suppose, several days later on my hoodie sleeves).

For what it’s worth, this one is still in production and available for sale at regular price (the link above is to Ulta), it is not discontinued like some fragrances I have received from Scent Box in the past.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $14.93. For this subscription, that is a pretty good value, as this one does tend to come in below value – but it just about broke even this month. Don’t forget that you can maximize value by choosing your own fragrance, and of course, you get the free atomizer every month (some subscriptions don’t send a new atomizer with every shipment) and you also get free exchanges/returns if you don’t like the scent you’ve chosen.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all you have to do is choose this fragrance when you sign up.

COUPON: Get 35% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $14.93 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent you choose).

Check out my past reviews of Scent Box and see other great fragrance boxes in the Perfume Subscription Box list.

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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 Scent Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: scent box | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. An old favorite! I’ve worn this one and a couple others in the line for years, off and on.

  2. I LOVE this fragrance! One of my all time favorites!

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