What’s in my bag? Oh the you know, usual “girl stuff” a foundation, lipstick, sunglasses and a new YSL Opium Black perfume from Scentbird.
Perfumes are like men, you have to date them before marrying them. You must try it for several days or weeks and even try a lot before finding the one that really suits you. But unlike in men, sometimes you have to fully commit in perfume on the first day because you have to buy the whole bottle just to try it. And as some of you know, designer perfumes aren’t that cheap. So that’s when Scentbird comes into the picture. Scroll down to read my Scentbird review and get a discount coupon for your first order.
What is it?
Scentbird is a monthly luxury perfume subscription. Unlike in other subscription services like the popular beauty boxes, they only focus on perfumes and you can choose what you will receive each month. A bottle of Scentbird contains a 0.27 oz or 8mL perfume of your choice. It’s good for 30 days and only cost $14.95 per month.
For my first try, I ordered a YSL Opium Black since I’ve heard so many good reviews about it. But if your heart is not yet set on something specific, you can search their 450 scents from Alaia, Burberry, Versace to YSL and more. But who has time for that, right? To narrow down your search, you can try their recommendations based from the questions you filled up upon signing up.
PACKAGING: Most sample perfumes, like those you get from Sephora or other beauty subscription boxes, comes in a super tiny bottle sealed by a cap with stick because you’ll need that stick to rub the perfume on your skin. Scentbird ain’t like that. Your luxury perfumes comes with a chic reusable spray bottle and a velvet pouch. You have to screw the top to push the spray up, like a lipstick. It’s light weight and small enough to fit in most bags even clutches, so you can easily bring it anywhere. And I must say, they made sure it’ll feel and look luxurious despite the accessible price.
APPLICATION: Despite being packaged in a spray bottle and cost almost only $15, the spray surely wasn’t made by a cheap manufacturer. Each press was precise, it sprays wide enough and directly where you point it. Nothing was getting wasted nor dripping unlike in cheap spray bottles.
RESULTS: You know your using a legit perfume if it lasts all day and that’s what happened when I used my perfume from Scentbird. I also compared the YSL Opium Black I received to the one from the luxury department store and they smelled exactly the same.
I had to do the comparison test because in Asia, it’s very popular to buy luxury perfumes in small amounts. You’ll buy a 10 or 15mL bottle from them and they will fill it with a luxury perfume you want to try. But the problem is, often times the perfumes we’re just either an “inspired scent” or a counterfeit from China. But I guess, the US is really strict with this kind of stuff so I’m sure the perfumes from Scentbird are legit.
I received my Scentbird last January, and I got to use it for a week before I got sick with chicken pox and my mom indefinitely borrow it. Their website said it’s good for 30 days but my mom has been using it for over a month now, around 4 times a week. She uses it before she lefts the gym after her shower.
PROS: You can try a legit designer perfume for at least a month without buying the whole bottle yet. You’ll have a chance to know if you really like it or it matches your body chemistry (Read: How to Choose a Perfume?). And don’t forget the thrill of trying new scents every month.
Where to Buy?
You can get your luxury perfume subscription directly from Scentbird website for only $14.95 per month. And as a Style Vanity reader, you can use this exclusive Scentbird discount coupon Vanity25 which will help you save 25% off your first perfume order.
**I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.