Showing posts with label ScentBird. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ScentBird. Show all posts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 2015 ScentBird Perfume Subscription Review


For the fourth month, our ScentBird subscription arrived on time. So far, soooo good! Oh, you aren’t familiar with ScentBird? Okay, we’ll give you the breakdown of what ScentBird is all about.

ScentBird ($14.95/month) is a monthly fragrance subscription service, with subscribers receiving a .33 oz sized vial of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance from ScentBird’s 350 plus perfume offerings or opt to receive ScentBird’s monthly-featured scent. First month’s subscription is sent with a velveteen drawstring bag and sturdy, chic atomizer, as well as instructions for how to use the atomizer. Subscriptions are sent out on the 15th of each month. Consecutive months, subscribers receive a vial of their perfume, which we find to be brilliant as it less waste and better for the environment.

Now, you have all the information that you need regarding how ScentBird works … well actually each month we seem to discover something new about this brand. For example, last month we discovered ScentBird’s gifting option -- a perfect gift for the girl who is off to college this month or for any perfume lover, and ScentBird’s Referral Program.

This month we finally realized that the lid of the perfume vial unscrews making the vial reusable and the perfect size to take on vacation! Team TME discussed ScentBird’s less waste, better for the environment concept and finding another makes us even more excited about the brand.

Our first two months, we opted for ScentBird’s featured scent, last month we chose our own and for August 2015 we switched back to ScentBird’s featured scent. The ScentBird August 2015 fragrance choice was Burberry’s Brit, which we absolutely hated. Yes, you read that correctly -- we hated this perfume! But, that is absolutely NOT a bad thing. In fact, it’s the entire point of the amazing ScentBird subscription service.

The ScentBird August 2015 fragrance choice of Burberry Brit was a .33 fl oz bottle. Burberry Brit Eau de Toilette costs $68.00 for 1.7 fl oz bottle. So, for $14.95 we were able to give the scent a good test drive without dropping a ton of money. As we’ve previously written, while many parfum houses do offer “samples,” (and some do not) those sample vials are approximately 0.06 fl oz -- hardly enough fragrance to determine if a particular parfum is your next “signature scent”. For more information about ScentBird, visit the brand online!



Friday, July 17, 2015

ScentBird Perfume Subscription Review July 2015



Before we get to our July 2015 ScentBird review, ScentBird made a major announcement on July 16 regarding a new referral program launch. More details to follow. July 2015 makes for our third review of the fragrance subscription service -- ScentBird. And being somewhat busy this month, we’d completely forgotten that our ScentBird subscription was due to arrive. We’re making a point of stating this because unlike certain other subscriptions services, ScentBird arrived on time … like clockwork!

So, at this point you may be asking, “Uh … what’s ScentBird?” ScentBird ($14.95/month) is a monthly fragrance subscription service, with subscribers receiving a .33 oz sized vial of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance from ScentBird’s 350 plus perfume offerings or opt to receive ScentBird’s monthly-featured scent. First month’s subscription is sent with a velveteen drawstring bag and sturdy, chic atomizer, as well as instructions for how to use the atomizer. Subscriptions are sent out on the 15th of each month. Consecutive months, subscribers receive a vial of their perfume, which we find to be brilliant as it less waste and better for the environment.

For May and June, we opted to go with ScentBird’s featured scent. For July 2015, we opted to choose our own and check out the self-selection feature that ScentBird offers. We picked Granada by Oscar de la Renta (for our editor’s mother) and we’re thrilled that the scent we choose was the scent that we received! The ScentBird July 2015 fragrance choice was quite the deal. We received a .33 fl oz bottle of Granada by Oscar de la Renta ($150 – 3.4 fl oz) and unlike last month’s scent -- Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs; you can’t get samples of this fragrance.

Although more and more houses are offering samples for purchase, it has not yet become an industry standard and, no, the tiny bottles that you may be able to acquire at the beauty counter do not (and never will) suffice as a honest sampling of any fragrance. “Why not,” you ask. Okay, here’s the deal with fragrances. A scent will alter from person to person due to each human beings individual body chemistry, as well as smelling different on you from day to day because of your own body chemistry. When you’re choosing a new fragrance for yourself you need to have a strong opportunity to give that fragrance a good test run.

For example, Team TME requires a full sized bottle of fragrance for any scent consideration in our Fragrance Of The Month series. We take our time with the entire process in order to bring our readers the best possible fragrance reviews, which can only happen with the proper amount of fragrance and time! Plus, part of our fragrance reviews and FOM suggestions include a review of the bottle itself -- a very important component in the entire experience.



We digress! So, for $14.95 at ScentBird you get a fabulous size sample of a delicious fragrance! As Team TME was discussing ScentBird and the perfect gifting option available, we thought this would be an amazing gift subscription to give to the girl who is off to college next month! You can subscribe to ScentBird by visiting its website and check back to see what arrives for August! Oh, were you wondering about ScentBird’s July 16 announcement? ScentBird has a wonderful new referral program that screams -- you guessed it, free perfume! All you have to do is invite your friends and have them subscribe to Scentbird, and voila, you and your friends will receive a free month of perfume! For more information about the ScentBird referral program, visit ScentBird's blog


Monday, June 22, 2015

Scentbird Perfume Subscription Review June 2015



We are now in our second month of a one-year subscription with Scentbird. Our review for TME’s first month had us singing the praises of this unique upmarket perfume sampling subscription service. And the June 2015 Scentbird subscription has us doing the happy dance. For those of you who may not have read last month’s review you may be asking, “What is Scentbird and how does it work?”

Scentbird ($14.95/month) is a monthly fragrance subscription service, with subscribers receiving a .25 oz sized vial of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance from Scentbird’s 350 plus perfume offerings or opt to receive Scentbird’s monthly-featured scent. First month’s subscription is sent with a velveteen drawing string bag and sturdy, chic atomizer, as well as instructions for how to use the atomizer. Subscriptions are sent out on the 15th of each month. Consecutive months, subscribers receive a vial of their perfume, which we find to be brilliant as it less waste and better for the environment.


For June 2015, we again opted to go with Scentbird’s featured scent -- Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs. Here is a prime example of why Scentbird is a phenomenal subscription service. First, the subscription arrived in a timely fashion and a .33 oz bottle of Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs costs $24.00. So for $9.05 less, you can take the perfume for a 30-day “test drive” and if you don’t like it you haven’t lost out. By the same, Scentbird offers the easiest way we can think of to find your next favorite scent.

Scentbird also offers a gifting option, which we just found out about (oops). Team TME can think of very few gifts so lovely as receiving a monthly fragrance. The price point makes Scentbird affordable to gift to friends, mom, sister or girlfriend. The only issue that we have with Scentbird is that it does not offer men’s fragrance at this time. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the brand will introduce men’s fragrance into the fold because guy’s want to smell nice too (and we want them to smell nice too!). You can subscribe to Scentbird by visiting its website. Check back next month, as we’re getting a little wild a choosing our own scent! :D

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Scentbird Perfume Subscription Review May 2015




As members of the “fragrance obsessed club,” we were rather intrigued by Scentbird. A subscription service that offers upmarket perfume?!? As one reviewer stated, “Scentbird is an incredible idea, whose time has certainly come!” Yes, we couldn’t agree more!

So, what is Scentbird and how does it work? Scentbird ($14.95/month) is a monthly fragrance subscription service, with subscribers receiving a .25 oz sized vial of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance from Scentbird’s 350 plus perfume offerings or opt to receive Scentbird’s monthly-featured scent.

First month’s subscription is sent with a velveteen drawing string bag and sturdy, chic atomizer, as well as instructions for how to use the atomizer. Subscriptions are sent out on the 15th of each month. Consecutive months, subscribers receive a vial of their perfume, which we find to be brilliant as it less waste and better for the environment, and a postcard detailing the perfume.



The Scentbird website rocks an amazing interface. We have to mention this, as we’ve often been annoyed by certain subscription service websites with horrid navigation. Signing up was simple and enjoyable. A word of caution, once you go there you can expect to spend a bit of time perusing around … it happens to the best of us … it isn’t as if you plan to hang out on the site … it just happens because the site has a lot to see.

For May 2015 we opted to go with Scentbird’s featured scent, Something Blue by Oscar de la Renta, which arrived like clockwork on the 16th. And here is a prime example of why Scentbird is a phenomenal subscription service. First, the subscription arrived in a very timely fashion and secondly, we couldn’t find a decent sample size of Something Blue by Oscar de la Renta anywhere -- NO, a tiny “vial” sample is not worth the materials for which it is housed!


You simply cannot get a feel for any fragrance from a tiny vial, which is why TME doesn’t accept “press samples” of that size. With that said, you can purchase 1.7 fl oz of Something Blue for $85. So for $70.05 less, you can take the perfume for a 30-day “test drive” and if you don’t like it you haven’t lost out. By the same, Scentbird offers the easiest way we can think of to find your next favorite scent! You can subscribe to Scentbird by visiting its website.