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 makeup to choose from, too!
NOTE FROM SCENTBIRD: You may experience shipping delays or partial shipments due to our warehouse move this month. We sincerely apologize and will continue to send updates.
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.
My scent was protected in a cardboard tube. 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. There are makeup options too – Ardency Inn, Kat Von D, Tarte, and Trestique. This makes them unique from other scent decanting subscriptions.
There was a note about my order.
I am still waiting for Scentbird to send my July and September orders (my July scent is no longer offered though), and then I received an alternative fragrance for October. I’m so confused because it shows that another scent was supposed to be sent with this one, and it wasn’t in the bag. Also, it still shows an October scent in my queue.
I received a card with the alternative scent listed. I am not a fan of philosophy fragrances and have nothing like it in my queue. I’m not sure why Scentbird didn’t just send something else from my queue (which is almost entirely composed of niche fragrances) and sent this one instead.
The back of the card listed the fragrance notes and gave a description of the scent.
Designer Jason Wu’s elegant eau de parfum pulses with intoxicating floral and fig accents. The creamy lushness of jasmine sambac petals is balanced by spicy pink pepper, sheer clean musk, and fig’s dewy, dark sweetness. The fig and jasmine notes truly shine in this fragrance and shouldn’t be missed by fans of feminine florals.
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!
The scent that I was sent (and that wasn’t in my fragrance queue) was Amazing Grace by Philosophy ($49 for 2 ounces). This is a floral fragrance with notes of citrus, white flowers, and musk. I think it smells strongly of lily-of-the-valley.
When you are on the Scentbird site you can browse scents, scent families, and other suggested fragrances based on notes or brands. You can also see how users have rated their scents – for the most part, this scent is strongly floral, and smells clean, fresh, and easy-going (which usually means it fades quickly). It seems like most users agree it is for spring.
I think Amazing Grace is probably a good office perfume, it’s not really offensive and would also be good for a young girl (or as some Scentbird reviewers put it, a much older woman). It’s not my type of fragrance and although I guess Scentbird was trying to placate subscribers with something rather than nothing, I can’t help but feel let down in the scent that was “carefully selected” for me this month. I have noticed a lot of complaints on social media about other women mysteriously receiving this scent so maybe they sent it to all female subscribers? I really hope that Scentbird sends the delayed products to subscribers because it has been months since they supposedly moved warehouses and they are still having problems delivering to paying customers. To recap, I am still owed three fragrances from my queue.
What’s in your Scentbird queue? Let me know what scent you’re wearing now in the comments!