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!
Everything in my box!
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. They generally add new scents after the current choice gets locked for the month, so after the 5th you can go on there and see what’s new.
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!
I received a card with my chosen scent listed.
The back of the card listed the fragrance notes and gave a description of the scent.
Scentbird features a Perfume of the Month – for July it is Get a Room by Confessions of a Rebel. I can’t seem to find this brand anywhere else so maybe it is a Scentbird exclusive. I found their website but it says “out of stock” and directs you to the Scentbird website. They only offer two scents and both are unisex.
Inspired by those late, late nights downtown, this is a bold exclamation of scent that reveals new aspects as the hours tick down. A cocktail of sparkling bergamot, spicy pink pepper and red grapefruit bubbles to the surface, reminding you of sunrise – when you could’ve gone home, but that’s never really been your style. You stayed out for more, inhaling the scent of midnight and beyond: intoxicating white cedar and powdery vetiver, sustainably harvested in Haiti. Cold-pressed mandarin oil reveals a mix of effervescent citrus and energetic spicy ingredients that last from dusk till dawn – perfect for nights of reckless abandon. Spray boldly…then spray some more.
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 Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Escape To Panarea. My perfume was kept safe in a cardboard box placed inside a plastic mailer.
I tried a Dolce & Gabbana scent around this time last year and had this one in my queue for a while and it sounded perfect for summer. It’s a floral fruity scent that smells tropical and sweet, but the staying power is short-lived. Sometimes that’s a good thing in the summer, especially where I live since it gets hot and humid here in Austin. This almost smells like a fruity coconut drink when I spray it on, with some bright pops of white flowers and maybe a hint of citrus.
You can check out what others have to say about the scent and users rate scents based on type, personality, season, etc. The general consensus is that this is a floral scent that is sexy and perfect for summer and everyday wear. It is also considered fresh and refined. My top 4 words to describe it would be tropical, sweet, fresh, and floral. I’m not picking up any of the notes that this is supposed to have in it – pear, tonka bean (not sure what that is anyways), bergamot, or orange blossom, nor is it musky. You can find similar scents by clicking where it says “more pear scents” or “more floral scents”, which oddly enough gave me suggestions for Deck of Scarlet makeup. You can get a huge bottle of this for around $50, which means my choice this month had a value of around $4.12. That’s one of the lower valued perfumes I’ve received but I’m happy with it and I didn’t have to buy a huge bottle that will go to waste. I haven’t tried the original D&G Light Blue so I’ve added it to my queue for next summer.
What’s in your Scentbird queue? Let me know what scent you’re wearing now in the comments!