I am a true fragrance lover. I love to look at all the bottles of perfume as well as the perfume decanters on my vanity table. In the past, I went through periods when I had a signature scent, and I would wear nothing but that scent. Over the past year or so, I’ve expanded my scent horizons and I’ve been mixing it up. Although I have a current favorite that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle (review here), I have been wearing a selection of scents that are mostly warm, spicy fragrances: Kiori (review here), Hippie Chick, Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan, and Pomegranate by Santa Maria Novella. I have a few other bottles of perfume that I purchased that I loved on someone else, but when I tried them on me, they were a failure. Boo hoo.
Recently, I was given an opportunity to try out a new designer fragrance subscription service, Scentbird. I was so excited!
How Does Scentbird Work?
Scentbird has a fun quiz that you take on the Scentbird website to help you find new fragrances that will suit you based on your preferences, attitudes and the scents you are currently wearing. Scentbird has over 350 designer fragrances in their collection to choose from. I was amazed that they had everything from well-known scents to the more obscure like my Musc Ravageur.
After taking the quiz and getting Scentbird recommendations, you can select a scent and even create a queue of scents that you want to try over the months, kind of like Netflix! Once you select a scent or scents, it arrives by mail shortly thereafter in a cute padded black envelope with the hot pink Scentbird logo.
Inside, you receive a purse size spray glass vial that contains 8 ml of fragrance, about the size of a rollerball as well as a product card telling you about the fragrance of the month.
Your first subscription comes with a black perfume case to protect the vial. The glass vial contains enough fragrance to last at least a month if you use it twice a day. That gives you plenty of time to decide if the scent is one that you want to continue with or whether you’re ready to move on to the next. I love this concept. No more ending up with a big bottle of fragrance that doesn’t suit me!
Importantly, Scentbird gives you options. You can buy one month ($14.95) or select a 3 month ($14.50/month), 6 month ($14.00/month) or year-long subscription ($13.50/month). You are billed upfront to lock in the savings, and you can see that you save by selecting a longer subscription. Shipping is free.
Right now, Scentbird is available only in the US, but they are hoping to expand outside the U.S. in the future.
My First Scentbird Scent
I received Oscar de la Renta, Oriental Lace. Years ago, I wore the original Oscar de la Renta floral fragrance, but I wasn’t aware of Oriental Lace that launched in 2012. It is definitely a good choice for me because it’s a warm, spicy Oriental Vanilla, and it contains some of the notes that I love in a perfume: patchouli, vanilla. But Oriental Lace is a bit outside my usual comfort zone because it’s more of a gourmand, sweet scent with notes of honey, cacao and almond. Yummy! It also has floral notes. It’s a perfect fragrance for spring, if it ever comes. I don’t think I would have discovered this scent on my own!
So If you are a scent lover and enjoy discovering and trying new fragrances, check out Scentbird, a great way to try new perfumes without having to invest in an entire bottle! Mother’s Day, graduation and wedding season are coming up, and Scentbird would make a wonderful gift for all the perfume lovers you know.
I was so taken with the Scentbird concept that I signed up as an affiliate. So if you decide to give it a try or give Scentbird as a gift, I hope you’ll use my affiliate link below or go through the ad on my home page. You can get 15% off your first month by clicking the link below: