Scentbird is a monthly perfume and fragrance decanting subscription. With Scentbird, you get a thirty day supply of perfume every month – Scentbird takes authentic perfumes and decants them into travel sprayers. There are over 450 fragrances to choose from and Scentbird adds new ones every month! You can save when you purchase a multi-month subscription, or even arrange to receive perfume every other month.
When you join you fill out a profile – including three of your favorite designer perfumes – then you make a wish list of perfumes you’d like to try. You’ll get a new sprayer every month, plus your first month includes a case to hold whatever perfume you’re currently using! You can add extra cases to an existing subscription for $12.95. Members now receive a $15 credit each month against the purchase of a full-size bottle (note that this credit expires each month).
DEAL: Get your second month free when you use this link!
La Mia Perla is an exquisite white floral with the smooth sophistication of a cultured pearl. Spicy mandarin and white pepper awaken the senses to the softer temptations of orris, white peony, and jasmine sambac. A base of sandalwood and musks accentuate a silky suede accord for a bright, polished finish.
You can see all the previous Perfumes of the Month at the bottom of the Scent of the Month page. Note that if your wish list is empty you’ll get the scent of the month. You can now get on demand scents, but if you’re a subscriber it’s less expensive to get a new one each month and there’s something to be said about giving yourself time to enjoy your new fragrance for a while.
Your first month will include a little perfume vial case and velvet holder. Scentbird decants the perfume from the manufacturer’s bottle to a little glass vial that fits in the sprayer. The perfumes are 100% authentic and you’ll receive a .27 oz sprayer. A card comes with the vial demonstrating its use. You just twist it to spray!
This month I chose a new offering, Scorza Di Sicilia by Berdoues. Everything I read said this was light, fresh, and from the woody aromatic family, which sounded perfect as we move into fall. Sadly, this was not really what I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad, jut not what I wanted but that’s what can happen when you choose a blind buy. At first spritz I was so happy – here was the warm vetiver/woody cedar I was expecting, followed quickly by a super sweet orange juice scent. Ok, not bad, but the final base note, on my body at least, was plain old white floral, which was not mentioned at all. Then, to top it all off, after an hour I couldn’t smell anything at all.
Scentbird provides a quick visual guide to the perfumes. You can get even more details on the different vectors of the scent by mousing over each of the main areas. According to this chart this should be a citrusy, woody, spicy scent. I didn’t smell any spice at all and it was also highly fruity and floral. The value this month was around $6.75, which is about right if you think of this as a body spray that needs to be reapplied every hour!
Well, this month was nothing special but at least I didn’t spend $85 on a bottle of something I can find for $15 at Bath & Body Works! I like to wear a different fragrance daily and Scentbird lets me play the field rather than make a long-term commitment and to me, that’s a great deal!
What’s in your Scentbird queue? Do you change your scent according to the season? Let me know your current favorite in the comments!