Secret Scent Box November 2019 review by Gemma

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:

As you can see from the picture, 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 simply for leaving a review on TrustPilot or Facebook 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 Marc Jacobs Rain. This is inspired by the original Splash collection and is a watery floral fragrance that evokes the cool sensation of summertime showers. It has top notes of wet cut grass, wild strawberry and clementine, middle notes of passion flower and white orchid and base notes of amber, tree moss, musk and teakwood. I don’t normally go for floral fragrances but this is really nice- the base notes of musk really come to the forefront and are perfect for this time of year.

The second fragrance was DKNY Stories. This is a brand new scent capturing the vibrant pulse of NYC and the effortlessly cool vibe of a confident woman as her story unfolds. It has top notes of pink iris, middle notes of peach and base notes of vanilla. I absolutely love vanilla in a fragrance and this one is absolutely my favourite of the three. Vanilla works so well at any time of year.

The third fragrance was Calvin Klein Truth. This is a refreshing, oriental, woody fragrance containing a fresh, natural blend of rich woods that react to individual skin chemistry. It has top notes of vetiver, patchouli, lemon, clover and bergamot, middle notes of peony, sandalwood, lily and mimosa and base notes of musk, vanilla and amber. This is my second favourite, again, due to vanilla and amber being two of my favourite ingredients in perfume. It lasts all day and I had loads of compliments on it too.

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.

I am a huge fan of this 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