Sunday, January 3, 2016

Scentbird Review

There are so many beauty subscription boxes out now and so many reviews.  It can be hard to choose just one!  However, one that stuck out from the crowd for me, was Scentbird.

Scentbird lets you '“date” perfumes before “marrying” them' (quote via Scentbird website) by sending you a new perfume every month for $14.95 a month.

What you get:
- A one month supply of perfume (0.27 oz / 8 ml) that lasts for 30 days (if you used 4 sprays a day, according to Scentbird)
- A reusable case (comes with your first month's subscription)
- 350 brand-name perfumes to choose from
- To try new perfumes before committing to a full bottle
How it works:
After signing up, you can take a quiz to get suggestions of perfumes you might be interested based on previous perfumes you own or under notes you tend to gravitate towards.  Then you make a queue of perfumes you would like to try.  If you don't make a list, you will be sent the perfume of the month.  The more you rate the scents in your "wardrobe," the more accurate your suggestions will eventually get.
Here are a few brands I love that I was interested in as a sample of some of the options: Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna, Michael Kors.
I picked Bvlgari Au The Vert by Bvlgari to try out. If you're familiar with the One for the Money/Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, this is the fragrance of the shower gel that Ranger uses.  I tested it at a store before but wanted to see how it would wear on my skin, because that can make or break a fragrance.  The Notes of the fragrance are: bergamot, orange blossom, cardamom, coriander, pepper, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, woods, tea.  The perfume is really really nice.  I think it's appropriate for any season.
Scentbird (open) with velvet travel bag
The perfume came in a black bubblewrap bag that was very well padded so it was in no danger of getting broken.  Inside was the reusable case and perfume inside a black velvet bag with the Scentbird logo printed on the outside, as well as two cards.  One card showed how to use the perfume case, which is really easy.  You just have to twist like a lipstick tube.  The other card had next month's perfume of the month with Scentbird Muse who chose it.

Pictured above: front and back of card inserts (left to right)

Overall, I think Scentbird is worth a try!  I find it hard smelling a lot of different perfumes in a row at department stores, because they all start smelling the same and I end up with a headache.  Scentbird allows you to take your time and test out perfumes without having to commit to a full bottle.  You will know how they react with your own body chemistry, all in the comfort of your own home without having to pay the full price tag.  A one month supply of Scentbird is even less than buying one single rollerball!
So check out Scentbird here if you want to try some new perfumes!
Disclosure:  Scentbird sent me a one month sample for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% honest and 100% my own.  I was not paid for this review.