I would first of all like to say a big thank you to Anil and the team at Secret Scent for sending this box to us to review.
For anyone who is not familiar with Secret Scent, they are a monthly fragrance subscription box that lets you discover new designer perfumes or aftershaves. They send a 30 day supply of 3 surprise fragrances- they only use 100% authentic designer and brand name fragrances.
If you missed me unboxing this on our facebook group, you can catch it here on YouTube:
This box is letterbox friendly and comes in an outer box to protect the packaging inside. The box itself is very sleek, almost like a jewellery box! I think that is what I will use it for once I have used all the fragrances. And what is inside?
The first thing I took out was the month card and then the 3 fragrance description cards to correspond with this month’s offerings. These cards give details about the fragrance and the inspiration behind it, as well as the top, middle and bottom notes. This way, if you like a particular fragrance, you can shop around for others with similar notes in them.
Obviously, scent is very subjective so the following is my opinion on them based on my personal tastes- yours may be completely different!
The first fragrance was Versace Vanitas. This is described as ‘the encounter between vanity and beauty is revisited in a luminous light scent which evokes the floral smell of white blossoms in the breeze’. It has top notes of Freesia and Rose, middle notes of Osmanthus and Tiare Flower and base notes of Cedar and Tea. I think is my least favourite, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like it! It is a very floral and strong scent, which was a little overpowering at first but once it died down it became much more subtle. I am a little funny with floral scents as I have hayfever so they can sometimes trigger it but so far this one seems to be ok!
The second fragrance was Calvin Klein Eternity Flame for Her. This is described as ‘A brand new scent just launched in 2019, Eternity Flame celebrates the most important journeys in life- those of intimacy and love’. It has top notes of Mandarin Orange, middle notes of Sweet Pea and base notes of Labdanum. This is a very summery scent and I definitely liked it more than I thought I would! It lasted really well and really made me think of days on the beach as a young girl. Scent has a funny way of resurrecting memories!
The third fragrance was Police Daydream. This is described as ‘This charming, utterly feminine and romantic fragrance transports your senses to a delightful journey on a warm summer day’. It has top notes of Peach, Orange, Grapefruit and Green Leaves, middle notes of White Flowers and base notes of Musk, Sandalwood and Vanilla. I think out of the three of them, this is definitely my favourite. I adore fruity and musky scents and this has both! It lasted all day and I got a few compliments on it too- I am actually wearing it right now! Very summery, light and sweet, a definite repurchase for me!
Secret Scent offer both women and men’s boxes and they also make the perfect gift. The prices are the same across the board and are as follows:
- £15 Per Month
- £84 for 6 months prepay
- £156 for 12 months prepay
All of these options include Free Delivery within the UK.
But wait, there’s more! We have an amazing discount code- use BOXESSION50 to get your first box for just £7.50! Absolute bargain!
This is a box I have paid for willingly in the past but this is the first time I am reviewing it for Boxession. I am a huge fan of the concept and love that you get to test out 3 designer perfumes at your leisure, rather than feeling under pressure at a fragrance counter, using the little cards and buying based on first impressions to then end up with a fragrance you don’t actually like because your sense of smell has dulled due to the amount you have just tested. This way, you get to try them risk free for 30 days each and judge how well they react to your natural pheromones and how the scent wears throughout the day. It is just a great idea, and the packaging makes it look so sleek and sophisticated too! All three of the scents were beautiful and I love the idea that I get to try them out in my everyday life and try perfumes I wouldn’t normally think to try out!
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Thank you for reading!