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Scentbird Reviews

Is Scentbird Right For You?

Updated November 26, 2021 | Verified Since 2021

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Scentbird Overview

About the Brand

Scentbird is a perfume subscription for both women and men. Each month, subscribers are sent a 1-month supply (8 ml) of designer scents, which fit into the vial case you receive with your first month's subscription. You can complete their Fragrance Quiz so that Scentbird can recommend scents just for you, or just also browse their entire catalog to choose what you want. Just want to explore perfumes and colognes? You can opt to be surprised every month! Scentbird is one of the best perfume subscriptions we’ve reviewed.

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What It’s Like to Subscribe to Scentbird

 

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How Scentbird Works

Scentbird starts off by asking you a few questions in their quiz to help narrow down scents that match what you’re looking for.

After the quiz, you aren’t locked in to any specific scent. Scentbird recommends scents based on your preferences, but you can browse their full selection of perfumes and colognes and pick for yourself based on full descriptions with notes.

Each month, you can change your selection to explore new scents and find the ones that you truly love.

Pricing Options

Scentbird sends one travel-sized vial of perfume with ~140 sprays each month.

Commitment Total Price Upfront Price per Vial
Month-to-Month $15.95 $15.95
3-Months $44 $14.66
6-Months $84 $14
12-Months $144 $12

Example Perfumes

  • Versace - Dylan Blue Pour Femme - notes of Black Currant, Eglantine Rose, and White Woods
  • Rebecca Minkoff by Rebecca Minkoff - notes of Bergamot, Tobacco Accord, Jasmin Absolute, Karmaflor, and Patchouli Essence
  • Oscar de la Renta - Bella Blanca - notes of Lychee, Pear, Orange Flower, Jasmine, and Musk
  • Confessions of a Rebel - Get a Room - notes of Apple Tree, Mandarin Oranges, Cypress, Vanilla, and Clary Sage

Scentbird Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy way to explore a variety of new fragrances
  • Travel sized so you can use it anywhere - meets TSA carry-on regulations
  • No shipping cost or hidden fees
  • Receive a small card detailing the fragrance notes and inspiration with each vial

Cons

  • No returns or refunds, so planning ahead can help make sure you get what you want, although they do replace vials damaged in shipping
  • Not cost effective if you prefer to use the same scent every month
  • Some parts of their website are not intuitive

What Else You Should Know About Scentbird

 

Scentbird isn’t limited to just perfumes and colognes! They now also offer makeup, moisturizers, and other beauty products for the same monthly cost. Just add them to your queue and instead of a fragrance you’ll receive the product you chose for that month. This option is perfect for those who don’t use fragrances as frequently to fill out the rest of your beauty supply. They also have candles available if you want to fill your home with fragrances but not just in perfume form.

Is Scentbird Worth It?

 

For those looking to experiment with different fragrances, Scentbird is definitely worth it. The best way to try Scentbird is if you choose to get three vials every three months. This will give you a slight discount, plenty of time to experiment with different fragrances, but still be able to cancel if it doesn’t work out for you. You can even ask for female and male picks to share with your partner or someone else.

At $15.95 per month for a single fragrance delivered every month, the price can be a little prohibitive. However, if you’re one to try different scents all the time, it might be worth it after all. If not, I still suggest giving it a try, especially if you have your eyes set on a premium fragrance that you aren’t quite sure about yet. Scentbird offers you an opportunity to test-drive-it before you buy it, and that could be enough to make a one-time purchase worth it.

How Scentbird Compares to Other Top Perfume Subscriptions

 

Scentbird VS LuxSB: These perfume subscriptions are priced the same at $15.95 per month, however LuxSB sends you 9mL compared to Scentbird’s 8mL. LuxSB has many premium brands in their collection, however, which results in an upcharge of $5 per delivery whenever you select a premium brand. LuxSB focuses on more high end designer perfume names, but both of these subscriptions have a wide selection and are worth browsing if there are specific brands you’re after.

Scentbird VS Scent Box: Both of these perfume subscriptions send 8mL of fragrance in a vial that should last you the month, but ScentBird costs $15.95 and ScentBox costs $14.95 per month, or for their premium brands you can pay $19.95 per month instead. ScentBox has a much wider selection of fragrances to choose from but is less personalized with their recommendations, so if you like browsing then ScentBox could give you more options, but otherwise these subscriptions are very similar.

Scentbird VS Olfactif: Instead of 8mL of one scent per month, Olfactif lets you experiment even more with three different fragrances in 2mL vials each month. You aren’t able to choose with Olfactif, however, so you may be stuck with many more scents you aren’t interested in. If you do find one you love, you can purchase a full bottle for 20% off. Olfactif may be better for someone looking to experiment a little but ultimately find their new daily scent ASAP, whereas Scentbird is more likely to send you scents you’ll enjoy and keep rotating over the year.

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Scentbird FAQ

How much does Scentbird cost?
The Scentbird fragrance subscription costs $14.95 per month, which includes one 8mL vial of a designer scent in each shipment. Your first order will arrive with a refillable atomizer case that you can use to apply your scents. If you want to try more monthly scents or skincare products, you can upgrade to 2 products for $25 per month, or 3 products for $35 per month. Commit to longer subscriptions and save! Think you might want to customize what comes in your box? Note that premium brands have an upgrade charge ranging from $5-$15.
How much does shipping cost for the Scentbird subscription?
The Scentbird subscription service ships to the US for free. This includes US territories and PO boxes. They do not ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses or internationally.
What designer brands does Scentbird carry?
Scentbird stocks a whole library of different fragrances from both recognizable designer names and niche brands. Some notable designers include Gucci, Tom Ford, Versace, Prada, Cartier, Michael Kors, and more.
Are Scentbird fragrances authentic?
Scentbird partners with top parfum brands and authorized wholesalers directly, and sells only 100% authentic designer perfumes and colognes, so you can expect your favorite scents to be of genuine quality.
How much use can I expect to get from one fragrance bottle?
Each 8mL bottle of fragrance contains approximately 120 sprays (that breaks down to about 4 sprays per day for 30 days), which should last you until your next order arrives.
Can you buy a full-size bottle of perfume from Scentbird?
Yes. Scentbird carries a la carte gift sets and full-size bottles, but you have to be a subscriber in order to access their offerings.
Does Scentbird offer gift subscriptions?
They do! Scentbird’s gift subscriptions are offered in 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month durations (starting at $44 for the 3-month subscription). Gift subscriptions come with a Scentbird atomizer case and include the usual generous 30-day supply of ~120 sprays per month. Your gift recipient will love that they can choose their preferred scents from a variety of designer brands and niche fragrances with options of over 450 perfumes and 100+ colognes!
Do I get to choose my Scentbird refillable case color?
Your first month’s subscription will come with a free atomizer spray case in pearly white. In 2020, they introduced the opportunity to stock up on new, colorful cases—every month that you order a fragrance as a part of your subscription plan, you will have the chance to add a new refillable atomizer case for 30% off.
Does Scentbird ever release new scents?
Scentbird’s monthly subscription gives you access to samples of 450 perfumes and 100+ colognes as soon as you sign up. Your perfect scent is bound to be among them! But, they are constantly working to diversify their collection with different scents, skincare products, and even makeup selections so that you can incorporate amazing fragrances into your wellness routine however you wish.
Is Scentbird Skincare a separate subscription?
New subscribers to Scentbird all sign up the same way. But once your subscription is underway, you’ll have the chance to choose skincare as your monthly product selection. If you subscribe to just 1 product per month, you’ll have to choose between a new perfume or a skincare item; if you subscribe to receive 2 or 3 products per month you’ll have the chance to choose a monthly fragrance and a skincare item, etc.

User Reviews

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mmiller1118
mmiller1118
Feb 3, 2021
I like it, I've had it for quite a while now, great perfumes and cases and good customer service that gets right back to u within a day.
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jan.link@gmail.com
Mar 19, 2019
I belonged to Scentbird for approximately 3 years. I always selected my own fragrances. I never had a problem clicking and dragging to change up my own queue. The sprays were generous so I thought the $15 /month was very fair. Over that time I contacted them maybe 3 times with questions. They always answered within 24 hours. I was with them during their move. Yes, they had one or two delays but they warned me previously. I can only complain about "upgrading". I doubled the scents per month but the price more than quadrupled! I was able to cancel within a few months after that but also because I have more than enough scents now. Candles and creams are not worth the price.
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Jul 6, 2017
Scentbird is a great subscription service. I am a perfume addict and I like picking my own scents out for my queue. The bottles last quite long, more than one month per scent, and I put perfume on s couple of times a day. I have discovered in over a year at least 3 scents that are must haves for me. Their customer service is good, I have never had any issues. The value for product you get is great if you love perfume. Definitely subscribe if you're on the fence!
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ForWomenOfACertainAge
ForWomenOfACertainAge
Feb 7, 2016
I subscribed to the monthly plan in December, but I like it so much I think I should change to the yearly plan and save myself some cash. I only have three full size fragrances in my collection so I am finding this is a fantastic way to try out new fragrances and some old loves that I haven’t owned for many years and I think the size is perfect for travel or throwing in my purse. I am torn though between adding scents I want to try to my queue or just getting the perfume of the month. With the first option I will get scents I already know I love and want but the second option lets me try and be surprised by scents I would never choose on my own. Indigo by Nest is a good example, I may not have picked it but I really love it and will get it again when this one is empty. Aaaahhhhh, decisions, decisions! 😀 Anyway, I think this subscription is a great deal and possibly could be the only way I will ever buy fragrances again. I would like them to add the ability to say "never send me" to a selection and I find their website to be glitchy. Other than that, so far no complaints.
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Danie
Danie
Sep 16, 2015
I absolutely love this box!!! If you are someone who loves perfume and tryin new perfumes this is the subscription for you!!! I have been with them for 5 months and have no complaints!!! They are absolutely wonderful!!! You can pick and choose which perfume you want to receive each month... I swear they have every Perfume imaginable and have recently added men's cologne!! They even have high end brands such as Tom ford, jimmy choo etc. you can not go wrong with this price and selection... Love them!!! #scentBirdAddict
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Kimberly Close Douglas
Kimberly Close Douglas
Aug 14, 2015
I have received this subscription box for about 5 months now. I love it! I have not had any problems at all with product or delivery. I really like the idea of having a small version of a perfume to help decide if I like the brand or not. I am cancelling this subscription, however, because I can't keep up on the monthly scents I get. I started in April and have only been able to finish off one sample. Could be a good thing but I didn't want to start accumulating unused ones.
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Purrbaby
Purrbaby
Apr 6, 2015
I am on month 3 of Scentbird and I love it. I wish I would have known about it earlier. I love trying mid to higher end fragrances, and I can do it without breaking the bank. Love it.
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Diane
Diane
Mar 28, 2018
I subscribed to this service for almost a year. The fragrances were very nice but i found their website so user-unfriendly, i gave up. I tried to delete some fragrances and bump other fragrances up to the top of the list but was never able to get the hang of it. I may subscribe again if I can get over my frustration
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Nov 7, 2019
They have a really good selection of fragrance but skin care isnt worth it. WAs a subscriber for 2 yearsbut had to switch to another company as they double charged me and they don't respond to emails and I have to chase them on Facebook to get a response.
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Jul 19, 2019
Beware no customer service does not respond to emails. Takes weeks to receive package.
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