In a recent post I mentioned that I’ve discovered a new subscription that I absolutely adore. You’ve probably heard of it already, but it’s called Scentbird and it’s a monthly perfume subscription.
It’s $14.95 a month and basically you just make a list of perfumes you want to try in the order that you want to try them and they send you a new one each month!
They have over 450 designer perfumes and colognes to choose from (and they carry several cruelty free brands, too). As you can see in the picture above, they also have tools that you can use to help you identify the types of scents you might like. They consider things like your mood, the season, if you want something for day or night and also they make suggestions based off perfumes you already know that you like.
Surprisingly, I’ve actually gotten a lot of use out of their tools. I’m at a weird point in my life right now where I’m realizing my 20s are almost over (I turn 29 in a few months) and I’m going to have to start “adulting” a little bit harder (which means I can’t buy my perfume from stores like Aeropostale anymore… you think I’m joking…). And it’s hard finding more mature scents that aren’t too mature. I mean I’m ageing, I’m not ancient.
Anyways, each month Scentbird will ship you a 0.27 ml spray tube of whatever scent you picked. If you’re normal and don’t know what 0.27 ml looks like, it’s essentially rollerball sized.
Which reminds me, can I just say how much I love that these spray!? I hate rollerballs so much. I know you’re not supposed to because they say it damages your clothes, but I like to spray my perfume on my chest over my clothes because it lasts longer soaked into my clothes then it does on my skin. You can’t do that with a rollerball for obvious reasons.
The subscription is surprisingly a good value too, especially if you really enjoy trying new fragrances but don’t like to and/or can’t afford to (me and me) spend $120 for perfume on a regular basis.
Dahlia Vines by Nest 0.27 oz – $14.95 from Scentbird
Dahlia Vines by Nest 0.27 oz – $25 from Sephora
Stella by Stella McCartney 0.27 oz – $14.95 from Scentbird
Stella by Stella McCartney 0.25 oz – $25 from Sephora
That’s a 40% savings.
Some other things I appreciate about Scentbird are:
- You pick your own perfume, they don’t pick it for you
- You get FREE shipping on your subscription
- You can skip months if you’re like me and don’t need a new perfume every month (I’m thinking 1 per season should be enough to make me happy)
- If you decide you want to buy the full size of one of the perfumes you order, Scentbird will give you a $15 credit towards that bottle (which is like getting the 0.27 ml spray for free)
- They are on Ebates! I got $5 back on my first order 🙂
- They have an awesome referral program. If you want to sign up with my link for example, you’ll pay $14.95 for your first month and then you’ll get your second month for FREE! I’ll also get a free perfume. This means that after you sign up, if you refer friends or family you can get free perfumes too!
WHO SHOULD NOT SIGN UP FOR SCENTBIRD:
Overall I like Scentbird and I think it’s worth it. I love perfumes and trying new fragrances but I don’t like spending a lot on them. And the fact that I can skip months is awesome too (because like I said, I just don’t go through perfume that much anymore).
BUT, that’s not to say that a perfume subscription is right for everybody. If you are what I’ve now dubbed a “big-bottle-shopper” you should probably pass. “Big bottle shoppers” (according to me) know what they like, have virtually no interest in trying new things or having variety; they simply want the very best bang for their buck so they’ll buy the HUGEST bottle they can find, use it until it’s gone and then run out and replace it with another huge bottle of something else. And they’ll continue to do that until they either kick the bucket or there is a zombie apocalypse and perfumes don’t matter anymore (whichever comes first).
Also, if you prefer rollerballs to spray nozzles you might not be too fond of the subscription either because all their bottles have spray nozzles.
For all of my fellow Cruelty Free shoppers out there, here are the Cruelty Free options that Scentbird offers: Nest, Clean, Tocca, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Lisa Hoffman, Malin+Goetz, Juliette Has A Gun, Commodity, and Stella McCartney.
TO JOIN SCENTBIRD FOR $14.95 A MONTH AND GET YOUR SECOND MONTH FOR FREE, JUST CLICK HERE!
Samples of this service were gifted to me by Scentbird and Octoly. However, this post was not sponsored, and my recommendation stems from my genuine liking of the subscription. I like it so much in fact that I have purchased a subscription for myself (and for my sister’s Christmas present… shhhh, don’t tell)!