Secret Scent review by Gemma- January 2020

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 scent was Ted Baker Woman Limited Edition. This fabulous fragrance is refreshing and carefree, perfect for those who not only shine but truly sparkle. The perfect all day scent. It has top notes of Green Tea and Ginger, middle notes of Soft Lily and Jasmine and base notes of Amber and Sandalwood. I mentioned in my live that I really like musky scents, more towards the masculine side of fragrances. I am not a fan of overly feminine or floral fragrances so this scent fits my bill perfectly! You can really smell the ginger initially and then it wears down to the amber beautifully.

The second scent was Hugo Boss The Scent Absolute for Her. This is a brand new scent that captivates with a richer and more intense interpretation of the original Boss The Scent feminine fragrance. It has top notes of Honeyed Peach, middle notes of Coffee and base notes of Vanilla and Vetiver. I love the scent of vanilla, it is one of my favourites. Looking at the list, Peach, Coffee and Vanilla shouldn’t go together but it really does work! This is actually my favourite of the three!

The third scent was Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean. This is inspired by Catherine Zeta-Jones and her love for this part of the world. It is a radiant fragrance that transports you to this captivating place. It has top notes of Peach, Plum and Sicilian Mandarin, middle notes of Wisteria, Orchid and Magnolia and base notes of Amber, Sandalwood and Musk. This sounds classically tropical, which it definitely is on first sniff! It then dies down to a lovely musky scent, so another thumbs up from me!

Three gorgeous scents, it was really hard to pick a favourite but the Hugo Boss edged it!

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