DESIGNER PERFUMES A BIT TOO EXPENSIVE?!
I absolutely LOVE designer and luxe scents, but many others might feel the same way as I do- I don't care too much for the pricing that comes with it! It's nice to wear perfume that makes a statement or just relays how you're feeling on that particular day.
I've never understood however, why they have to normally cost a decent amount of money. Many times I am sure it has a great deal to do with the brand name that you're actually paying for, but they still seemed overpriced to me in most cases.
Recently, I came across a really neat service that solves this problem. Scentbird takes a unique approach and it's a great alternative to a pile of often over-sized and expensive perfume bottles collecting dust on your dresser :) Check out my review of this awesome service below + a BONUS code for 15% OFF your FIRST month at Scentbird.
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The service really is all it's cracked up to be and I'm so glad that someone put this fantastic idea into motion! I've gotten stuck with quite a few designer fragrances myself and spent quite a bit of money in the process- I didn't always end up happy with my purchase either. I think that this happens to many, but with this service you aren't going to have that problem any more :)
There's a super easy sign-up at scentbird.com and after answering some easy questions for under 5 minutes, you can pick from over 350 scents! In your first shipment you will receive the Scentbird re-usable spray container that also happens to be neatly designed too. The twist up spray has a metal cap with the Scentbird logo on top and allows for the glass vial inside of the metal casing to be pulled up for use.
Simply twist back down in 2 seconds when done- perfect for on-the-go trips as it won't make a mess and doesn't take up tons of room either ;) When picking out your scents, you can pre-select them and decide what and which month you'd like them to arrive. You do however need to ensure that you edit your selections to your final choice before the 5th of the month, otherwise the changes will be effective the following month.
There's an option to purchase extra cases if you would like, but you can NOT order another fragrance bottle. This is because the glass vials are replaced with each new scent that arrives, allowing for you to easily pull out the previous vial and replace with your new one. If you don't make a selection ahead of time of by the 5th of the month, Scentbird will send along their recommended fragrance of the month.
One thing that they've included since I last checked them out, is their addition of guy's fragrances which means you could get this service for that special guy in your life and it makes a great inexpensive gift that he's going to use :) Even if you have a women's subscription, you CAN try out a man's fragrance as well! I REALLY like this feature, as it means that I could share it with my fiance and it would be something that he's going to really like too.
You have the option of a month-to-month subscription or you can save a bit more cash and go with a: 3 month [$43.50 up front cost & FREE shipping], 6 month [$84 up front w/FREE shipping], or 1-year [$162 up front w/FREE shipping] subscription as well. You can cancel the service at any time, however you MUST do this before the 5th of the month so that you can avoid being charged.
The slight drawback to this is that if you have purchased a 6 or 12 month option, then you will NOT receive a refund for those months that are remaining in the subscription. I would advise to wait to cancel if you have purchased several months so as to avoid this issue all together or just sticking with a month-to-month basis.
In regards to shipments in general, they do ship around the same time every month on the 15th and it can take up to 10 business days to receive your perfume. This is nice to know that they have a good consistency that you can count on AND they even send out an email once your fragrance is on its way so that you will know when it's arriving.
I've seen a LOT of monthly subscription services don't offer this as an option, especially one at such an affordable cost as this one. The downside right now for their shipping services though, is that they only ship to the US at this time. They do however promise that they are going to be expanding and to expect this to change in the near future.
They don't accept refunds or refunds on orders, but at $15 a month you aren't risking too much if- even if you don't end up liking it all. The short quiz that you can take at any time is a really helpful guide in choosing possible picks you might like, which does lower the risk of getting something that you don't ;) Overall, I would give the service a 5 STAR RATING due to it's affordability , range of product options that are offered to BOTH genders, and painless process!
DIDN'T I MENTION A COUPON CODE?!
Ahhhh...so you were paying attention were you? ;) No worries- I didn't forget! I wanted to dedicate a special section today just for this awesome deal especially created just for The Beauty Closet readers!!! :) I LOVE the Scentbird service so much, I thought it would be awesome to have a personalized offer to allow you all a chance to try out the service for yourselves at a great discounted price! With free shipping, that makes this deal @ $14.95 x 15% off = $12.71 [there are NO hidden fees or additional charges for handling either!]. *
*except in New York, which IS charged sales Tax and that DOES include gift orders as well!