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 metal tube sprayer case to hold your current cologne sprayer. You can add extra cases to an existing subscription for $12.95. For subsequent months, the cologne vial is packed in a cardboard tube.
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Scentbird decants the cologne from the manufacturer’s bottle to a little glass vial with a 8 ml sprayer. The pump spray vial can be used on its own, or you can insert it into a Scentbird metal case.
The reusable metal tube comes with your first month’s fragrance. The sleek case protects the vial, preventing breakage and accidental gym bag saturation. You just twist it to spray.
The colognes are 100% authentic, and you save a lot of money because of the repackaging and single-month portioning. Simply put, this is cheaper than a full-size bottle, and a good way to try out cologne and find out what suits your taste.
There is a teaser card included to give you a peek at next month’s featured cologne!
The back gives you more info about the featured scent next month. It describes the main notes of the fragrance – if you see your favorite component notes listed, it can be a great way to get ideas for your queue. It is just a suggestion – what you receive the next month is determined by your queue. This is so simple and straight forward. I love their system.
Once slipped into the case, the cologne (or eau de toilette, in this instance) is ready for travel in your Dopp kit, gym bag, briefcase, or overnight bag.
My October selection was Hugo Iced by Hugo Boss: This EDT has a scent that is both warm and tinglingly fresh. It is slightly herbal, with cool mint, sweet vetiver, and comforting tea. I also pick up a hint of bitter orange and juniper. The most distinctive note, however, is a bright, powerful iced mint note. It cuts through with a potency analogous to an Altoid. It is bitingly fresh, and the juxtaposition with the warmer background notes creates a fragrance that is enticing but well rounded. I quite enjoy the novel character of the intense mint, and the pairing of vetiver with wild tea is one of the most pleasant combinations I’ve smelled using the former. The tea adds a warmth and depth that adds needed structure to the vetiver. This an unexpected favorite!
You used to get a card with the featured scent of the month, regardless of what you ordered. This is the second month in which they’ve included a similar card for the scent actually received.
Scentbird is one of my favorite subscriptions. There are so many colognes and eau de toilettes out there to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one for a big bottle purchase. Picking out a cologne in an actual store is hard – it’s too difficult to isolate the cologne you are trying from all the other scents and no time to experience the dry down of the fragrance (i.e. the actual scent you will experience all day). I love being able to choose any of their scents – all high-end colognes – at a very reasonable price and try them out at my own pace in real world conditions. I can figure out if I love a scent enough to purchase a big bottle, and even if I don’t want to commit, I get to build a nice collection of scents!
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.
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