When you join you fill out a profile – including three of your favorite designer fragrances – then you make a wishlist of colognes you’d like to try. Your first month includes a metal tube sprayer case to hold your current cologne sprayer. You can add extra cases to an existing subscription for $12.95. For subsequent months, the cologne vial is packed in a cardboard tube.
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Everything inside my pack!
Scentbird decants the cologne from the manufacturer’s bottle to an 8 ml glass vial with a pump sprayer. The colognes are 100% authentic, and you save a lot of money because of the repackaging and single-month portioning. Simply put, this is cheaper than a full-size bottle, and a good way to try out cologne and find out what suits your taste. You can buy an additional tube for each new month’s fragrance, use the vial without an outer case, or swap out the glass cologne vial and use the first month’s metal tube over and over again — whatever works best for you.
The back of the card provides a detailed info on how to use your sprayers and set up the queue to keep your favorite fragrances coming.
The cologne container is very light and so handy. It also comes in a black pouch case, making it the perfect on-the-go cologne kit!
The top of the container features the logo of Scent Bird New York. It looks simple yet classy!
The reusable metal tube is made to protect the vial, preventing breakage and accidental bag saturation. All you need to do is just twist it to spray!
Vince Camuto Virtu Eau De Toilette – This month’s perfume presents a pleasant ensemble of fragrance notes, but most fade quickly in the dry down. It opens with a very vivid scent of cardamom, which quickly fades to a slightly powdery blend of fresh tree moss and Haitian vetiver. The middle and tail notes comprise woody notes, including warm cedar and Indian Sandalwood for a clean finish. It is masculine throughout this opening act, with a nice balance of sweet, earthy tones and warm, dry ones. I was a bit surprised, however, at how quickly the cedar and sandalwood, normally very persistent characters, dissipated. Instead, the dry down is dominated by an oddly warm vetiver and a strong carrier notes that reminds me of fresh poplar sprig. This one definitely strays a bit from the description in practice.
I’ve always been a fan of Scent Bird, as they offer a wide variety of perfumes from different known brands around the world. I also like being able to pick any of their scents at a reasonable price. This month’s featured perfume is a good example of why this subscription is so great! It is marketed as a long-wearing scent, replete with leather and warm woods. In live testing, however, it proves to be a lot lighter and sweeter than one would assume from the description. Though it may be just what you are looking for, one buying an $80 bottle based on the description might find the disparity disconcerting. With Scentbird, there are no worries! If you love the scent, you can get more. If you don’t love it, you’ll get something different next month. If you love wearing and collecting perfume, then this is surely the perfect subscription for you!
FYI – there is no true gender divide with this subscription. Though Scentbird has a men’s and classic (ladies’) subscription, you can add any of their fragrances to your queue — you can sample anything you like, and you can even share a queue with your significant other. If you’re not good at sharing, you can always get a second subscription!
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