I THOUGHT I'D REALLY HEARD OF MOST OF THEM...THEN I FOUND SCENTBIRD:
I believe that I've tried many if not most of the monthly beauty subscription services out there! Of course, with all that's out there I KNOW I haven't tried them all and there are constantly new services being added to the mix. However, when I saw Scentbird, I did see something a little different about them that caught my eye :)
Firstly, the NYC-based company is started by 4 people- 2 women & 2 men, with unique backgrounds in everything from Applied Mathematics to Brand Marketing/PR! Their service has the right idea by offering designer perfumes and fragrances at a quarter of the price :) As an added bonus, you get a nice supply of the fragrance and it's kept in a wonderfully crafted bottle that allows you to continue to store the new sample perfumes you're sent every month! The first order also comes with a nice drawstring pouch to hold the bottle in.
HOW DOES SCENTBIRD WORK?!
It's actually one of the easier beauty services to use on a monthly and continual basis without getting annoyed. Yet, its affordable enough to truly enjoy without feeling guilty about getting yourself something nice on a monthly basis!
For a 30-day supply it will cost just under $15 per month> but there are other 3, 6, & 12 month subscriptions that can be available as well:
- 3-months: $43.50 ($14.50/month, includes Free Shipping)
- 6-months: $84.00 ($14.00/month - Save $6, Free Shipping)
- 12-months: $164.00 ($13.50/month- Save $16, Free Shipping BEST VALUE!)
You will be billed automatically on the 5th of EACH month, unless you sign in and cancel your subscription by that time so your card will not be billed. They DO automatically renew, but it looks very easy to do via their site and absolutely NO hassle as long as you do by the 5th of the month! They do NOT offer men's fragrances, but their women's selection is current and very good with over 350 choices! The quiz on their site took me only a couple of minutes to navigate and complete and very easy! ALL their perfumes are authentic as well :)
They currently ONLY ship the US with FREE shipping to all subscribers, but their site does state they hope to be expanding very soon. Your order will arrive each month around the 15th of the month, so there is about a 7-10 day business day arrival time from shipment. Scentbird does NOT take returns, so that was the only downside that I saw to the service which means that you MUST make sure you've decided what you want before the 5th of the month!
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU GET FOR $14.95 A MONTH?
With you FIRST order> you will receive the refillable black metal fragrance container, a nice drawstring case, and your choice of a .27oz..8 ml spray :) With you consecutive orders that arrive, you will get a refill which is very easily to replace in the refillable twist up spray bottle you got with you first order.
I really LOVED the design of the bottle- that was probably one of best things that set Scentbird apart for me :) It's nicely crafted, works well, and it a great option for all of my future order with them- and I AM going to order again! Ladies, if you're looking for a nicely-sized bottle that will fit in your purse AND has a designer fragrance- this IS the bottle and service for you!
WHAT I GOT WITH MY FIRST SCENTBIRD ORDER:
- Designer Fragrance card with fragrance name, brand, and nice quotation and information on the scent.
- Drawstring Scentbird pouch.
- Scentbird Refillable Metal, twist-up fragrance spray bottle.
- Anna Sui "La Vie De Boheme" perfume (.27 oz. size).
- Welcome card > "How-to-use" for spray bottle and other account/service advice.
Overall, I LOVED the service- it was a unique and affordable approach on a beauty box service that I WILL actually use! I and definitely looking forward to trying out more fabulous scents with the service. The BEST part is, I'm NOT going to break the bank every month getting a super nice fragrance and a chance to try out a good deal of variety!
I also LOVE the bottle and would probably buy it on it's own for the price of the service itself- as I like it so much ;0 If your looking for a nice and affordable monthly box service or just a gift for yourself or a friend- this is the service to try! Lastly, there's a referral service too: for every 3 friends you refer, you receive a FREE month of Scentbird's service as long as you currently have an active subscription :)