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 frequently.
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!
Black Tulip’s provocative palette of bright pink pepper and black amber plum entrances right from the start. A seductive heart of subtle violets and sultry Indonesian jasmine softens the edges of earthy patchouli in the base. Lose yourself in this chypre’s alluring aura.
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.
My scent was protected by a white cardboard tube. It is surprisingly good for keeping fragrance safe during shipping.
Refill instructions are on the back of the tube.
Last month I clicked on the “more floral scents” and it came up with a suggestion for A Scent by Issey Miyake. I had never smelled it before so it was a blind choice but it sounded interesting and had notes of lemon verbena, hyacinth, and jasmine listed.
I ended up really enjoying this scent! It’s a floral and the first thought that popped up in my mind is that it is a green scent. It is hard to explain what kind of green scent, since it doesn’t smell like limes or grass, but it is fresh, clean, bright, and perfect for spring. Do ferns have a particular smell? Just a bit is needed and it lasts for a long time. Shower fresh without smelling powdery, floral without being overpowering, I am impressed with this scent!
You can click on each of the areas such as scent type or season to see how users have voted on a particular scent. Users said this was a floral scent with woody and aquatic notes. In this case, I think aquatic is more like a shower fresh scent as opposed to the ocean. You can also click to find scents that are related, such as more lemon verbena or more from this brand.
I popped it in my flashy case and twisted it down. Now I just twist to open!
I love Scentbird because I enjoy wearing 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 – this month they introduced lip balms. My fragrance this month had a value of around $4.27, which is pretty low, but then, I am quite pleased with the scent and I’m not always impressed with higher value perfumes.
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!