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. Scentbird now offers candles, hand creams, body wash + scrubs, and Deck of Scarlet makeup to choose from, too!
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.
I received a card with my chosen scent listed. Scentbird used to send a card with the next month’s chosen scent (which I think should be a scratch and sniff card!) but I haven’t received a card like that in a while.
The back of the card listed the fragrance notes and gave a description of the scent.
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 scent 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, candles, and Deck of Scarlet makeup!
Scentbird features a Perfume of the Month – for June it is Atelier Bloem Extraordinary Tulip:
Extraordinary Tulip surrounds you in ethereal floral mystery. Its otherworldly blend of crisp ivy, sweet freesia, and bright bergamot fades slowly into breathtakingly sheer Atlas tulips, violets, and pale jasmine. A warm contrast of blonde woods and skin musk against black amber and earthy vetiver only enhances the effortless dream world it conjures.
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!
My chosen scent for the month was Élisire Eau Papuagena. My perfume was kept safe in a cardboard box placed inside a plastic mailer.
This is an aromatic green scent and is considered unisex but I feel like it is more feminine than not, but not overly floral. It is both sweet and a touch spicy and has notes of grapefruit blossom, vetiver, and herbs. It is fresh but doesn’t smell like soap, more like I’ve been working in an herb garden after gathering some citrus fruits. After the top notes fade I can occasionally smell a whiff of ambroxan, which smells like rubbing alcohol on my body.
Élisire Eau Papaguena is a new addition to the offerings from Scentbird and therefore it doesn’t have many ratings. When you are discovering a new scent you can look at the fragrance notes as well as the scent type, personality, etc. You can even click to discover fragrances that have a similar note. According to this graphic my chosen scent has been voted as a clean, fresh scent that is easy-going and perfect for summer. I think I would say it is a spicy green citrus for summer or fall. It is kind of intense at first but fades and it lasted a long while.
I love discovering new scents every month with my Scentbird subscription, and I am pleased to see that they now offer other items to choose from as well. The presentation of this box is simple and I like that I can try new scents without purchasing a full bottle, I like to try before I buy! Plus, this is an affordable way to build a scent wardrobe, since I don’t really have a signature scent and like to choose from a variety of scents. This month I went for something that was a blind buy and I am happy with the results. The value was around $29! Some months my scent is worth less than the price paid for the subscription, sometimes it’s worth more. Either way, I’m happiest when I find something I will continue to wear!
What’s in your Scentbird queue? Let me know what scent you’re wearing now in the comments!