What It’s Like to Subscribe to Scentbird
Read reviews further down the page, too, for more personal experiences.
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.
Scentbird sends one travel-sized vial of perfume with ~140 sprays each month.
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- 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
- 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
- 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.