Sunday, September 27, 2015

Scentbird Perfume Subscription Review, September 2015 + Second Month FREE!

There is a certain amount of frustration involved in writing a Scentbird review.  On the one hand, they offer unmatched access to designer fragrances...the real thing, not knock-offs. On the other hand, we're talking about scents definition,
subjective and difficult to describe. And yet this service deserves attention.  Where else can you try generous samples of the latest name brand fragrances without taking out a second mortgage on your house?  With popular fragrances costing upwards of $50 an ounce (and that's on the conservative side), I bet I'm not the only one who would otherwise never try them.  

For $14.95 a month, Scentbird will send a 30-day supply of any fragrance from their impressive collection.  As new scents catch your eye (or nose), you can arrange them in a Netflix-like queue where the first fragrance in line will be the next one you receive.  

Since there is virtually no difference in the appearance of the product from month to month, I thought I'd go ahead and discuss the scents I've received over the past few months. Here's what four months of Scentbird look like.  Each month's fragrance arrives in a box inside a black bubble mailer.

Your first shipment includes a sleek black matte logo case.  Every shipment thereafter contains a glass vial labeled with the name of your selection.  These can easily be switched in and out of the case.  Scentbird also makes extra cases available in red, pink and black for $12.95 apiece.

These are the four vials I've received to date.  The one on the left, Dior's Miss Dior Le Parfum was the first scent I received and was covered in my initial review.

Each month, Scentbird includes a card that tells about the featured scent of the month.  For September, that fragrance is Clean Cashmere which is described as "effortless, elegant and unbelievably comfortable and sexy" with notes of cedar, bergamot, lavender, musk and guaiac wood. I thought that sounded interesting, so put this one in the March, 2016 spot in my queue.

I've been wanting to try the DKNY Be Delicious scents for a long time but didn't want to commit to full size bottles.  So, the second scent I ordered was DKNY's Be Delicious Fresh Blossom.  This one is perfect for me, fruity and fresh with notes of grapefruit, apricot, rose and jasmine.  I've placed the original Be Delicious scent in the February 2016 slot in my queue.

The third scent I ordered is Marc Jacob's Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet, another very fruity, floral and feminine scent.  This one seems very spring-appropriate so I may hold on to it until next year.

Last month, I received Thierry Mugler's Angel Eau de Toilette.  I knew nothing about this one but liked the sleek, elegant bottle.  This is my least favorite of the four I've tried so far.  It seems kind of old fashioned and heavy to me with an intense oriental scent.  Really glad I didn't buy the full size of this one; that demonstrates exactly the value of this subscription.

What I love about Scentbird is the opportunity to affordably try just about any designer fragrance and especially to arrange and order them in my own queue. I also like the idea of having a broad scent wardrobe available so I can match an appropriate fragrance to the occasion.  

The only complaint I have is that some of the paper labels do not stick to the vials very well. If one comes off, my nose is definitely not sophisticated enough to identify the scent....especially as my collection grows.  Also, the name of the scent cannot be seen when the vial is inserted in the black case.  Seems like there should be easy solutions to these small issues!

For October, I have the Coach Poppy scent in my queue.  I have no experience with Coach fragrances so am hoping I like it as much as everything else Coach. Fortunately, I don't have to make a major investment to answer that question!

If you're interested in trying Scentbird, click here to get a free month (one perfume). This offer is valid for new subscribers only and you will not be charged for your second month. This promotion is available at the time of this post but may change in the future.

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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