Olfactif for Men March 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Olfactif for Men is a monthly fragrance discovery subscription box featuring more distinctly masculine scents than their unisex flagship subscription.  You’ll get 3 samples in your box, each containing 15-20 “wears” of an independently designed cologne or eau de perfume. With every box, your account will be credited with an $18 voucher to use on fragrances from the store.  Olfactif for Men prides itself in selecting niche offerings incorporating higher quality and hard-to-find ingredients.

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The regular Olfactif box is unisex and meant to be worn by women and men who enjoy niche fragrances.  Because it features fragrances intended to be wearable by both sexes, it only occasionally indulges in the heartier scents typically associated with Men’s fragrance.  The Men’s box is centered around traditionally masculine fragrances, all from the niche world.  You will still see the same creative spirit and defiance of convention, but the focus will be on the yang.

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Olfactif Men’s comes in the same cool packaging as their flagship subscription.  It is attractive and the flap retracts within the box when you pull the ribbon.  The information card for the fragrances is tucked inside.

It’s time to go outdoors.

Maybe you’ve spent the last few months dodging winter’s chill. Maybe you’ve embraced it and played outside at every chance. Either way, there’s no denying that spring is the kinder season. The land is softer, the sea is warmer, and the air is gentler.

This collection’s scents are inspired by some element of the outdoors: the greens that shoot from the warm earth; the stormy, salty sea; and the scent of something intriguing carried on a hot wind.

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The theme for this ensemble of men’s fragrances is “Land, Sea, and Air.”  Each fragrance evokes a distinct personality and essence.

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The fragrance notes give detail on the composition of the fragrances, but the prominence of each element changes as the scent ages on your body.

The three fragrances come tucked neatly within the very cool case.  The bottles are testers, but with up to 20 wears each, they are perfect for keeping around for a change of pace well into the future (but make sure to take advantage of the subscription credit toward purchase, and pick up a full size of your favorites!).

olfactif men march 2016 review

March 2016 Olfactif Men:

  • Herb Man Cologne from Dame Perfumery Scottsdale:  The herbs take a backseat at first, only emerging after the fragrances has rested.  The citrus, in the form of lemon, bergamot, and petitgrain, remains a strong presence, but it gradually gives way to musky, woody tones.
  • Every Storm a Serenade from Imaginary Authors: tantalizing eucalyptus and fresh seawater draw you in.  Ambergris and calone create a strong ocean presence, with a sweet vetiver and piney spruce finish.  The Ambergris really comes out after wearing for a short while, with a salty, musk-of-the-sea quality.
  • Devil in Disguise by Mark Buxton:  I like the dual nature or this fragrance — on top is sweet, warm tone that is slightly jammy, but balanced by spicy ginger and bitter rhubarb.  This top note reminds me a bit of cotton candy or bubblegum, a pleasant, familiar, yet hard-to-describe flavor.  The base exists as a detached sensory experience, a completely separate echelon of patchouli and vetiver.  The result is a fragrance with dualing personalities, rather than a single presence.

Visit Olfactif to subscribe to the Men’s box or find out more!

The Subscription: Olfactif
The Description: Get 3 niche, unique fragrances curated around a theme. Purchase a full bottle that month and credit your box price against the cost of the fragrance.
The Price: $18 per month


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