Secret Scent Box review by Gemma- September 2019

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:

I was on holiday when this box came, but luckily for me, 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, followed by a card where you can win a £25 Amazon gift 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 I took out was DKNY Women Fall Energizing (Limited Edition). This iconic fragrance helps you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head high above the streets for a dip in the pool. It has top notes of Mandarin Orange, Bergamot and Cardamom, middle notes of Gardenia, Jasmine and Magnolia and base notes of Vetiver, Cedar and Musk. I have to say, when I first sprayed this, I didn’t really like it, as I am not a fan of the scent of orange and that was all I could smell. But once it died down to the base notes, it became much more musky and almost masculine, which I actually liked!

The second fragrance is a blast from the past! Davidoff Cool Water Intense. This was launched this year and is a new take on the freshness of Cool Water, with an ethically sourced ingredient- the handpicked green mandarin from Brazil. It has top notes of Green Mandarin, middle notes of Paradise Flower and base notes of Mangosteen. I was a fan of the Cool Water fragrances as a teen and have always had a soft spot for the collection as it brings back a lot of memories for me. On first spritz, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this new addition but it actually ended up being my favourite of the three.

The third and final fragrance was Beyonce Heat Kissed. This epitomises the spark between two people when their lips meet and the flicker becomes a flame. It has top notes of Litchi, Mango and Pitahaya, middle notes of Red Fury Orchid, Sambac Jasmine and Rose Oil and base notes of African Sandalwood, Patchouli and Vanilla. I am not a fan of overly floral scents, as they tend to set off my hayfever, so this did make me sneeze at first, however once the base notes came through it was much nicer and the vanilla really came through, which is a scent I love.

The Prices.

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!

My Verdict.

This is a box I have paid for willingly in the past so I was hugely excited to be able to review this again 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!

Gemma x