ScentBox Review: Which perfume subscription is best?

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Is ScentBox worth it? I tried this perfume beauty box subscription with my own money. Here's what I think about ScentBox and the ScentBox reviews posted online.

After writing a review about ScentBird and whether I thought it was a scam, I realized that some readers might like to know whether ScentBox is legit and which fragrance subscription is the best between ScentBird and ScentBox.

So, I signed up and paid for a ScentBox subscription. The signup process was very straightforward and ScentBox offers an enticing 35% off coupon on your first order (with code SCENT35) as opposed to a free month trial. But you do get free exchanges, free shipping, and the option to cancel your membership at anytime.

If you’re reading this post, my goal is to help you decide if ScentBox is legit, and worth it so you feel more confident spending your money on this fragrance subscription. Because if we’re keeping it 100% real, not everything that glitters (or smells amazing) is gold.

You’ve probably seen the ads and watched glowing reviews on YouTube about ScentBox. But what is ScentBox?

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Source: Scentbox Instagram

What is ScentBox?

According to the brand’s website, “Scent Box is an affordable and fun way for members to seek out and sample wonderful new designer fragrances each and every month.” (source)

To me, ScentBox is a perfume subscription service, similar to ScentBird, that allows me to try out a wide variety of household and designer scents without the financial commitment to a full bottle of a designer fragrance that I cannot stand three weeks after the purchase.

For one monthly rate, I can pick a scent from over 850 perfumes available in ScentBox’ inventory shipped to me for free. And if I don’t like my choice, exchanges is an option.

All fragrances that are shipped are of the highest quality and will leave you feeling like you were spritzed with sheer gold!


How does ScentBox Work?

This is how ScentBox works:

  • Choose your Subscription – A monthly rate of $14.95 gets you a ScentBox subscription. Your fragrance ships free each month. Since there is no commitment, you can cancel your month to month right in your dashboard. Or pause your subscription for a few months. This is my preference since I never run out of my monthly supply.
  • Choose your Scent – Add a few favorites, best-sellers or personalized recommendations to your dashboard from more than 850 designer fragrances. On your ship date, ScentBox will send out your 30-day supply (0.27 oz / 8 ml) of your designer scent in a refillable travel spray and keepsake box.
  • Receive your Scent – Every month, ScentBox will deliver your fragrance to your doorstep. (source)

Slip your atomizer into your purse or travel with it hassle-free even through airport security when you’re on the go!

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Does Scentbox Carry Authentic Fragrances?

Yes! In fact, they only carry authentic fragrances! All items listed online come from authorized vendors, and ScentBox prides itself on never selling any fake or knockoff items. And from my experience, you get more than what you paid for!

ScentBox Perfume List

See below for ScentBox fragrance list. A few of the top designer fragrance brands that ScentBox carries includes:

  • Balenciaga Fragrances
  • Ariana Grande Fragrances
  • Atelier Cologne
  • Dolce and Gabbana Fragrances
  • Thierry Mugler Fragrances
  • Jimmy Choo Fragrances
  • Rihanna Fragrances
  • Moschino Fragrances
  • Versace Fragrances
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Fragrances
  • Coach Fragrances
  • Giorgio Armani Fragrances
  • Escada Fragrances
  • Marc Jacobs Fragrances
  • Carolina Herrera Fragrances

How Do I Sign Up for ScentBox?

Click here to sign up for a ScentBox subscription. You will immediately be presented with two options:

  • ScentBox standard subscription
    • $9.72 for 1st month, $14.95/mo thereafter
    • This is subscription I have
  • ScentBox Premium subscription
    • $12.97 for 1st month, $19.95/mo thereafter
    • View all premium fragrances here
      • Options include 212 VIP Rose, 154 Cologne, Acqua Di Parma Colonia, and 14K Brilliant Gold

After that, you’ll be taken through a series of fun and interactive quizzes to help hone in on your preference. Questions covered include what pallet from a set of color swatches you like, what scents you gravitate towards, and other personal identifiers that make your ScentBox subscription a personalized experience.

Next, ScentBox creates a shortlist of fragrances you are most likely to fall in love with based on your responses.

From here, you can pick your favorites, and while they might not be guaranteed, they might appear in the queue. You can also manually add a fragrance to your queue. Not sure what you want, leave your queue empty and ScentBox will send you the scent of the month.


Is CentBox worth it? I tried this perfume beauty box subscription with my own money. Here's what I think about ScentBox and the ScentBox reviews posted online.
Source: ScentBox Instagram

Can I Buy Perfume Without a Subscription?

Yes, you can buy full sized perfumes without a subscription from ScentBox shop. But you unfortunately, cannot get a Scent box (atomizer) without a ScentBox subscription as this option is a members-only service.

You can also gift, 3-, 6-, and 12-months subscription to ScentBox here.

Use code SCENT35


Benefits of a ScentBox Subscription

This may seem fairly obvious, but you get a brand new, authentic fragrance sent to your door every single month.

Another benefit of ScentBox is the variety of fragrances to choose from. Buying a bottle of perfume may not seem like such a big hassle, but changing it up every month? That can get tiring. Not to mention your selection is limited to whatever store you choose to browse.

ScentBox is also super affordable. For essentially $15.00 a month, you get to opt out of wasting time at the store or buying a fragrance you can’t stand three weeks later. With your subscription, your options can change as much as you like.


Drawbacks of a ScentBox Subscription

As with anything, you have to weigh the pros AND the cons. ScentBox is not perfect, but you will have to decide what is important to you, and whether the pros weigh more than the cons or vice versa.

Just like ScentBird, ScentBox is not the best value for money if you prefer mainstream perfumes.

ScentBox, and any other perfume subscription service, is not the best option for those people that only use or stick to one scent.

Subscription based fragrance service might not be the way to go for people who like to know what they’re getting into. aka people who don’t like surprises. No scent is ever guaranteed no matter if you list it as a preference or not, as demand and supply wax and wane throughout the year including the ingredients used in the production of certain scents.


A Snapshot of ScentBox Reviews

Now that you have a better idea about my thoughts on ScentBox, here are what satisfied customers are saying about ScentBox:

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Curious about how ScentBox compares to other perfume subscription services?

Scentbox vs. Luxury Scent Box

ScentBox vs Luxury Scent Box

Although the only different between these two brands is the word “luxury,” be mindful of which you order from. ScentBox and Luxury Scent Box are somewhat similar, and they provide about the same services, but there are some differences to consider.

Similar to ScentBox, Luxury Scent Box is $15 per month. Unlike ScentBox, you get a 9ml canister of decant perfume every month rather than an 8 ml. And you get a brand new reusable case each quarter. That said, both subscription services are well-rated popular options in the beauty industry.


ScentBox vs ScentBird: Which Perfume Subscription is Best?

Scentbox vs Scentbird: Which perfume subscription is best?

ScentBird is another ideal option if you’re looking for some variety. I’ve had a ScentBird subscription for a few years. However, I feel as though ScentBird falls short with its 450 fragrance variety compared to 850+ on ScentBox.

And sadly, ScentBox does not offer free exchanges. Dollar for dollar, ScentBird costs the same as ScentBox at $14.95 per month.

ScentBox is one of the top-rated fragrance services in the game with a BBB rating of A-. It is low cost, low stress, and maximum benefit.


Is ScentBox worth it? I spent my money on this highly talked about fragrance scent box. I’m dishing my thoughts about the good, bad and ugly  of this perfume subscription. So before you enter your credit card information, read this ScentBox review first.
Source: ScentBox Instagram

The color of the atomizer is always a fun surprise. If you want to order an extra ScentBox atomizer, you have 12 different case colors to choose from. See them all here.


Additional Frequently Asked Questions Related to ScentBox Reviews


How can I get a ScentBox Coupon or free trial?

Currently, there is no ScentBox free trial. However, new members automatically get discount with their trial of ScentBox. Save 35% off your first ScentBox with code SCENT35.

What are the Best ScentBox Perfumes?

Some of the most popular ScentBox perfumes are Moschino Fresh Pink Couture, Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Dream, Versace Bright, Coach Floral Eau De Parfum, and Rihanna Crush. See full list here.

How long does it take to get your ScentBox package?

Generally, fragrances will arrive somewhere between 7 and 10 business days after it has shipped. Since this works on a monthly schedule, it is safe to assume you’ll get your package at relatively the same time every month.


For me, I get billed on the 21st of Month, product shipped by the 28th of Month, and at my mailbox the first week of the following month.

What is a cologne decant?

A decant is a small vial of perfume that is hand poured from the original manufacturer bottle. This means that it is not factory sealed and so are not meant for long term storage. (source)

How much does ScentBox cost?

Way cheaper than buying an individual fragrance every month for $14.95 per month plus free shipping and free exchanges. That’s right, the world of fragrance at your fingertips and it comes nicely packaged with free shipping!


ScentBox Review: Video Unboxing

Here’s a quick unboxing video of a ScentBox subscription package.


I hope you found this ScentBox review helpful as you decide if ScentBox is right (or wrong) for you.

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16 Comments

  1. August 3, 2019 / 11:44 am

    Oh my. I love perfume and this would make such a great gift idea.

  2. Ruth I
    August 3, 2019 / 3:12 am

    I think it’s worth is depending on someone’s taste. I have always been a huge fan of scent boxes. Having a subscription has heaps of advantage.

    • Louisa
      Author
      August 3, 2019 / 10:18 pm

      Great point, Ruth. Thanks for chiming in!

  3. August 2, 2019 / 6:40 pm

    I didn’t know there were fragrance boxes. This sounds like so much fun! I stopped wearing perfumes when I got pregnant and would love to try a scent box.

  4. Kathy
    August 2, 2019 / 1:30 pm

    This sounds like an awesome box. I didn’t know they made this one too. I’ll have to check it out. I love getting subscription boxes.

  5. August 2, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I have never heard of Scentbox before. I love that they try to match you with the right scent, I’d be willing to give them a try and see how well they match up for me. They seem like a reasonable option and fun to try!

  6. Fatima Torres
    August 2, 2019 / 9:04 am

    I didn’t know they were offering genuine scents. I thought it was replicas of other ones. I might look into these. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. Gervin Khan
    August 2, 2019 / 5:37 am

    I have never tried these two brand of perfumes and they sounds really good.
    Base on your review ScentBox subscription is less expensive rather than to buy an individual fragrances, so I think I need to give it a try.

  8. August 2, 2019 / 1:24 am

    Scent box has lot of good perfume, love to try it for myself. I love simple subtle fragrance rather than over powering one.

  9. Brianna S
    August 1, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    I love this! I am so picky with my scents that this would be perfect for me to try out several!

  10. August 1, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    I love perfumes and trying news ones is so much fun. I’d love a subscription service like this so I can test a bunch!

  11. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers
    August 1, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of wearing perfume due to allergies. But if I wanted to try a few different scents before I spent a ton of money on a large bottle, I think Scentbird would be the perfect option for me. It would give me a chance to try it before spending a bunch of money. No sense in wasting a huge bottle of perfume.

  12. August 1, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    How cool. I didn’t know much about these boxes. I wouldn’t mind trying one out. My daughter and I like trying new scents.

  13. August 1, 2019 / 2:26 pm

    I love the idea of this, I struggle with scent these days, even ones I used to love I’m not too sure of anymore. So it would be nice to be able to try different ones before buying a full size.

  14. Liz Mays
    August 1, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    This is a very good write-up. I think finding a few fragrances I like through something like ScentBox would be pretty fun.

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