Scentaddict from The Fragrance Shop gifted three fragrances for me to try out.
What is the Scentaddict perfume subscription?
Scentaddict is a new way to discover new fragrances. You have the option to choose from over 300 different perfumes from over 50 of the biggest brands. You’ll have a new scent delivered to your door every month.
Instead of forking out nearly £100 for a fragrance you’re not sure on, you can try it out with Scentaddict, or if you’re like me and like to constantly change up your fragrance dependent on mood, season or event, you can have a constant stream of new fragrances to swap between.
What are my thoughts?
Initially, I was sceptical. I’ve always bought full-sized fragrances and whenever I’ve reviewed a fragrance for different brands, it’s always been the full-size bottle. In my opinion, having the beautiful bottle adds to the depth of review. You can see it in all of its glory and the way the designer intended it to look. I feel it makes for better photos and a more in-depth review. But, I was up for the challenge.
However, the more I thought about it, the more I realised how perfect Scentaddict is for travel and daily commuting. 8ml of fragrance means that with its beautiful atomiser you can pop it in your handbag for a fragrance top-up or glide through customs with more than enough fragrance for a weekend away. Fitting perfectly in a small handbag or even your back pocket, scentaddict is your new best friend.
The way styles and fragrances move it can be a whirlwind to keep on top of it all. With fragrances filling social media every day and perfume adverts one after the other on TV, it can be overwhelming to keep up with it all. Whenever a new fragrance comes out,
I want it. No, need it.
Which is why scentaddict is great for keeping on top of that. Whether you’re trying out new fragrances to find the one that sticks for you, or you’re just looking to mix it up, the subscription service gives you that freedom to have it all. At £12 a month, working out to just £3 a week (less than a coffee!), it’s a perfect way to try out and play with different scents and fragrances.
A wonderful incentive from scentaddict means you can redeem your £12 subscription against the largest size bottle of the fragrance, so if a fragrance really sticks, you can get the discount off of it.
I often find that I love a fragrance to begin with and I become obsessed, then once a few weeks have passed, I get bored. I swap it out for something else. It’s why I love wearing a different fragrance every day to combat that boredom. I also think it keeps me fresh. Something different, which is why scentaddict can be a perfect solution.
The concept is easy, you visit http://www.scentaddict.com and choose the different perfumes that you’d like to test. You can edit and change your sample choice up to 48 hours before dispatch each month. Then, each month around the same day you placed your initial order, you’ll receive an 8ml refill of your chosen fragrance. You pop out the old fragrance and pop in your new one.
The monthly subscription includes postage and packaging and stops you ending up with full-sized bottles of perfume that you don’t like. There’s no minimum term or contract and you can cancel the subscription at any time, (up to 48 hours before dispatch of the next subscription!).
I love the idea of scentaddict subscription service and I think it’s a fantastic feature for travelling and trying out new fragrances, but the downfall for me is missing the beautiful perfume bottles. Although the perfume samples come nicely packaged and the atomiser is super cute and ideal for popping in my bag, I miss the aesthetic side of perfumes.
What perfumes did I try?
I had the choice of three perfumes and they are all gorgeously unique. I really do adore the three perfumes that I’ve chosen and it’s amazing to have such big brands at such low cost. The three I chose are as follows:
- Carolina Herrera Good Girl
- Elie Saab Girl of Now
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Review:
I’m sitting here smelling Good Girl now thinking how to put it into words. Delicately light but fiercely feminine. It’s one of those fragrances that I know I need the full-sized bottle with the gorgeous shoe I’ve been seeing on the adverts.
It’s elegant, yet promiscuous. It’s enigmatic yet diplomatic. It’s the scent of the girl who combines the good and the bad. The CEO who likes to be treated well. It’s a modern yet sophisticated fragrance and I am obsessed.
It’s a powerful and daring fragrance that I find myself reaching for over and over again. It really does feel like you can take on anything that life throws at you when you’re wearing Good Girl.
With fruity top notes of almond, middle notes of tuberose, Jasmine Sambac and bottom notes of tonka bean and cocoa, it combines this perfect combination of fruity, oriental yet floral.
If you’re looking for an empowering fragrance, this is the one.
Elie Saab – Girl of Now Review
I hadn’t seen the bottle that Elie Saab designed for Girl of Now but before punching it in on google, I knew it would be gorgeous, if the wedding dresses were anything to go by.
From the second I smelt Girl of Now, I loved it. The oriental yet floral fragrance was one I hadn’t researched at all. I had no idea if it would suit me nor if it was my sort of fragrance, but it’s absolutely stunning.
Launched back in 2017, it’s a combination of mandarin, pear, pistachio, tonka bean and almond milk.
It’s an irresistible long lasting fragrance and I’m in love with it!
Chloè by Chloè
Chloè by Chloè was launched back in 2008, so it’s by no means a new fragrance but I’ve always been slightly intrigued by Chloè. Why? Because back in my younger teen fan girl era, Cody Simpson once sung that his love interest was smelling like Chloè perfume. So, yep that’s that!
Truth be told, it’s took me a while to get used to Chloè. I was always told that if you can smell your own perfume, then it doesn’t suit you. With Chloè, I was smelling it on myself hours later. Yet, it smelt… better?
After some googling, I found that if the perfume improves the longer you wear it, then it actually means it really suits you.
Looks like Chloè is for me!
The longer I’ve been testing Chloè, the more I like it. I’m still not at Good Girl, Tiffany, Ariana Grande Cloud or Girl of Now levels with Chloè, but it’s definitely growing on me each time I wear it.
It’s a bold fragrance compiled of peony, magnolia, roses and ambergris and cedar. It really does make a classy and sweet fragrance destined to last for years on end, like it has done already for over 11 years!
Have you tried ScentAddict?