Whether you’re a longtime fragrance collector or a newbie trying to find your signature scent, Scentbird is a fun monthly subscription service that will have you rolling in pretty perfumes and colognes in no time.
1. I flippin’ love getting stuff in the mail. From Book of the Month to Sephora’s monthly sample Play! box, I’m happy to shell out a $10-15 monthly fee in exchange for fun surprises at my doorstep. I started with the $14.95 monthly Scentbird subscription, and once I had a good collection of perfumes, I tapered back to receive new fragrances once every three months. I like that you can customize your shipping frequency and/or upgrade to receive multiple fragrances per shipment.
2. It’s easy to find new favorites. When you sign up, Scentbird gives you a ‘fragrance finder’ quiz to give you recommendations of what they think you’ll love. As you browse the site for products to add to your shipping queue, you can search by scent category, style or occasion, and each fragrance has user reviews to help you determine if it’s right for you. I lean toward woody, spicy, citrus and Oriental fragrances (borderline masculine) with notes of neroli, bergamot, lavender, cashmere, musk and ambergris.
3. The price is right. Your $14.95 subscription includes a 30-day supply (0.27 oz) of your chosen perfume/cologne. As a comparison: the travel size of Velvet at Sephora contains .33 oz for $26. And Scentbird gives you access to way more perfumes and colognes in a convenient travel size with than what’s available at Sephora, including luxury brands and unique niche fragrances. I never finish an entire bottle of perfume before it goes bad, so these mini sizes are ideal for me; plus, I love having a variety of scents on-hand without the clutter of lots of big bottles.
Your first shipment includes a sleek metal case to house your fragrance. It’s perfect to toss in your bag and use on-the-go, and it’s easy to swap out the vials.
4. Get FREE fragrances! When you have an account, you can invite friends to join Scentbird through Facebook, email or your personalized link. If/when each friend signs up for a subscription, they get a FREE fragrance and so do you! Win-win!
(Full disclosure: the Scentbird links in this post are my personal invite link, so while this post isn’t sponsored, we’ll both get a free fragrance if you sign up for a subscription. Woo-hoo!)