Perfumes are tricky. We can read a scent’s description over and over, spray it onto a paper tab and smell it on a friend, but then when we finally buy a bottle . . . it isn’t always the right scent for us. It’s so disappointing. We wish we could have a trial period so we wouldn’t have to commit to something that could betray us like this. Sound like a familiar situation? We’ve got the solution.
Scentbird is a monthly subscription service for perfumes (and other beauty products). It was founded based off the idea of eliminating the “perfume graveyard” we all have on our vanity or dresser: a collection of fancy perfumes we feel guilty throwing away, but are never going to use again. Scentbird wanted to create an alternative that would be a much more positive experience – one that’s both “practical and exciting!”
We can take a short quiz to get started. One that we’ll inevitably ace! We answer questions about locations, foods and other perfumes we already prefer, and Scentbird analyzes our answers, presenting us with a hefty list of perfumes we might like. The site’s TruScent Recommender uses an algorithm to help us find our dream scent meant for only us, not anyone else. To further refine our recommendations, we can rate perfumes we’ve already tried!
We can either choose from our recommended list, or look for something else, searching by brand, mood, occasion or personality. Perfumes are not as shallow as they seem. Certain scents can evoke certain emotions, so we love this detailed search.
Click into each product to view all of the information and fragrance notes. We can then add whatever we want to try to our queue, picking what we want for each month. We can either receive one product per month, two or three! It’s not just perfume and cologne either; there are top makeup and skincare products to choose from too. And candles!
The perfume will be delivered straight to our door with no added shipping cost. Since these are monthly supplies, they’ll come in sleek, travel-sized vials with enough fragrance for 30 days. This means we don’t have to send anything back, and we won’t be left with a perfume graveyard, either!
Want a free fragrance? Who doesn’t? To score one for ourselves, all we have to do is invite our friends to join Scentbird as well and have them subscribe. Do they need a little extra incentive? Make sure to tell them that they’re going to get a free perfume too! Best friends deserve only the best, after all.
With over 450 designer and niche perfumes and colognes to choose from, we’re sure to find our match in no time. Or maybe we’ll find a handful of matches! For those of us with FOMO, this is also the best solution to making sure we’re always trying the best new scents. No matter what our goal, we know we’re going to have fun along the way with Scentbird!
Want to learn more? Check out this page for a full description on how the service works!
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