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 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.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.
There is a teaser card included to give you a peek at next month’s featured cologne! I usually queue up my own selections, but I generally love English Laundry fragrances, so I may just go with their suggestion next month.
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 straightforward. 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 Terra by Vince Camuto: This fragrance launched earlier this year. It has a light sillage, so it is a perfect scent for those not seeking an overpowering EDT. It features a very soft nose, with warm vanilla and powdery tonka and geranium. There is a bit of masculine spice and dryness offered by rhubarb and sandalwood, mixed with some citrus sweetness. It is pleasant and masculine, but it has a very gentle presence. It strikes the nose as sweet and warm.
They always include a card that reminds you how to use your sprayers and set up your queue to keep your favorites fragrances coming.
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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