Subscription review: Scentbird

I’m not a person who wears perfume. I have body splashes and light fragrances I’ve gotten as gifts, but I don’t buy “real” perfume. It’s so damn expensive, and I’ve never been able to get through an entire perfume before it went bad so it’s not worth spending $100+.

This isn’t to say that I don’t like or want nice perfume. Who doesn’t like things that smell pretty?

So if you haven’t heard of Scentbird, it’s a subscription service that offers a 30 day supply (approximately) of designer perfume for $14.95. I was skeptical about this at first; what’s a 30 day supply? Who decides these things? They say it’s enough for four sprays per day for 30 days, which actually seems a little bit excessive to me. So that’s good.

When you sign up for an account you can browse the fragrances, plus Scentbird-branded products, like candles and hand creams, and you can add anything you want to receive to your queue. The first scent I chose is Indigo from Nest. I always see Nest perfumes in Sephora and I love the way they smell, but I’ve never felt compelled to spend $72 for the 50 ml full-size perfume. Even $27 for the 8 ml rollerball seemed excessive. To break it down for you, the full size is $1.44 per ml, and the rollerball is $3.38 per ml.

Well, it turns out that Scentbird sends an 8 ml supply, plus a handy-dandy twisty case (the one that was included was white; I wanted teal because I’m extra) and velvet pouch so I can toss it in my purse.

The best part: getting this fragrance from Scentbird represents significant savings, as it’s $0.54 per ml. So I get to smell good AND I’m saving money. Score.

The second fragrance I picked is Amazing Grace from philosophy. I’m not as crazy about it, but I’m giving it a chance. I don’t think this is a subscription I’ll keep long-term because I don’t use that much perfume, but it’s totally worth the price.

Have you tried Scentbird? What do you think?

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