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 receive a $15 credit each month against the purchase of a full-size bottle (note that this credit expires each month).
I picked the types of scents that I like along with a couple of specific fragrances and Scentbird gave me 12 suggestions, although I usually just choose on my own since my fragrance “likes” change with the season.
Scentbird has made a few changes. You can try up to 3 fragrances a month, in case you really need to build up your supply, or maybe you prefer one for the day, another for the evening, and another for your significant other. They also offer other options, such as a perfume, hand cream, and shower gel combo. Yep, Scentbird now offers an in-house line of body care items and candles! I received a hand lotion with my fragrance this month!
My scent was protected by a white cardboard tube. It is surprisingly good for keeping fragrance safe during shipping.
In full bloom is a beautifully fresh, floral fragrance that embraces the spirit of the kate spade new york woman. It’s unapologetically feminine, with all the grace and alluring confidence of a rose in full bloom.
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!
New subscribers receive a sleek, reusable case (black for men, white for women) but other colors are available for an additional cost.
Scentbird Rose & Prosecco Hand Cream ($12) Scentbird sent me an email saying I would receive a sample of one of their new hand creams and it showed up in my regular monthly shipment. The sample size is $12 a la carte, or you can purchase the 1.7 ounce full-sized product for a one-time charge of $16.50, or you can choose the full-sized lotion instead of your monthly scent (or in addition to your scent, happy mix-and-matching!).
I think this scent reminds me a bit of a fragrance from Tocca. My hands absorbed the lotion quickly and the smell stayed for a while. This line is paraben-free and not tested on animals.
Scentbird has started sending a card that says “Your fragrance this month is” and then it shows a bottle of your chosen scent.
The back of the card lists the scent notes and ingredients, plus where it was produced. That’s right, English Laundry was made in the U.S.!
English Laundry: Signature For Her ($90 for a 3.4 ounce EDP spray) For February, I went with one of my all-time favorite scents, English Laundry Signature for Her. I received a sample of this fragrance in my very first Birchbox and it was love at first sniff. This scent is an oriental vanilla and is gourmand, sweet, woody, and warm all at once. If it’s cold and rainy outside then I spritz this on and am instantly swept away to a windy loch in Scotland, huddled up against the rain while dashing into the tea room for scones and black tea. I sit by the fire and am comforted by the wood smoke and the sweet treat on my plate. Yeah, this scent is that good!
Scentbird shows the main fragrance notes, although sometimes it’s not really helpful. I have no idea what quince or orris root smells like so I can’t say whether those scents are predominant or not. It’s not really heavy on the jasmine; it is sweet, maybe more like spun sugar than white chocolate, yet it’s also creamy. So much going on here! Maybe it’s not the most sophisticated scent, and the value was kind of low, but I absolutely love it and I feel happy when I wear it and that’s what counts the most.
As you can see by the picture above, this scent is considered floral, with woody coming in second and fruity a close third. Scentbird users rated it as a flirty, everyday scent for spring, but I prefer to wear it all year-long, as long as it’s raining. Scentbird makes it easy to find scents that are similar – you can click on “more by this brand”, “more jasmine scents”, and “more floral scents” to find something else to add to your queue.
I love Scentbird because I love to wear a lot of different fragrances and change it up all the time depending on the weather, the season, or how I’m feeling when I get dressed in the morning. Scentbird has a lot of brands to choose from, and they have been adding a lot of indie, niche brands lately, which I prefer to the usual department store designer fragrances. I also like that they are adding body care products so that this subscription can be personalized even further. My fragrance this month had a value of around $7.15, but the feeling I get when I wear it is priceless.
What’s in your Scentbird queue? Do you change your scent according to the season? Let me know what you’re wearing now in the comments!