Scentbird For Men is a monthy cologne and eau de parfum subscription. Each month, you get a thirty day supply of your chosen cologne, plus a new sprayer. When you join you fill out a profile – including three of your favorite designer fragrances – then you make a wishlist of colognes you’d like to try. Your first month includes a case to hold your current cologne sprayer. You can add extra cases to an existing subscription for $12.95.
Your first month will include a little cologne vial case and velvet holder. The case looks nice and is great for protecting your cologne when tossed in a gym bag or dopp kit. You just twist it to spray.
Scentbird decants the cologne from the manufacturer’s bottle to a little glass vial with a 8 ml sprayer. The colognes are 100% authentic, but the repackaging and single-month portioning saves you a ton on the price over the full bottle.
A card comes with the vial demonstrating use. Unlike in the women’s subscription, the Men’s instructions do not leverage a lipstick case analogy to describe the function of the sprayer.
A card teases next month’s featured scent… Vince Camuto Externo! You can choose to receive the featured fragrance if it sounds like your cup of tea, but what you receive the next month is determined by what you have in your queue.
Carven Parfums Carven Pour Homme: This elegant fragrance has a ozonic quality, really flowing into the nostrils with a full, fresh presence. It opens with a strong grapefruit and woody accord, with sandalwood and violet leaf leading the charge. Sage, nutmeg, and cedar develop as it ages, but the aquatic and slightly tones dominate the lasting tone of the fragrance. It is pleasant, and both bright and rich. It has a distinctly masculine profile, yet the ozonic and vetiver notes combine to create an inviting sweetness.
I like that I can queue up the fragrances that interest me, and I can preview the composition and profile of each to see if it matches my tastes. Each bottle has a ton of fragrance, and they are the real deal from the best designers, so you can try their newer offerings or revisit popular classics. FYI – there is no gender divide with this subscription – ladies can add men’s fragrances and vice versa, and you can share if you’d like, or get a second subscription if you find it impossible.