Secret Scent Review by Gemma- May 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 advertising the chance to win a £25 Amazon gift card by leaving a review of the box on Facebook or Trustpilot. 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. It also shows the full size bottle design so you know what to look for should you want to purchase it for yourself or someone else!

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 from Agent Provocateur and was the fragrance of the same name. This is the signature fragrance of the house. It’s sharp, very intensive animalistic and very provocative juice has become a modern classic It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Pure Saffron Oil and Coriander.

Middle notes: Rose, Jasmine, Vetiver and Magnolia Oil.

Base notes: Amber and Musk.

I love a musky scent, and this really does have a lovely hint of musk, with subtle floral undertones.

The second scent was Armani In Love With You Freeze. This is a brand new, alluring, soft and delicate fragrance which captures the thrill of the most joyful love, each new day as strong as the first. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Cherry.

Middle notes: Peony.

Base notes: Patchouli and White Musk.

I love a fruity scent too, and you can definitely smell the cherry on first sniff. I also like the muskiness when it dies down too.

The final scent was Marc Jacobs Pear Splash. This is a uniquely delectable and mouth watering scent that invites you to indulge in a fruity, woody eau de toilette. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Pear, Bergamot and Lemon Zest.

Middle notes: Juniper, Gin Accord and Freesia.

Base notes: Musk, Teakwood and Amber.

Again, I love a musky scent and this has a beautiful scent of Pear and Lemon at first sniff and then the beautiful amber and musk notes make themselves known.

It is very hard to pick a favourite this month, again, as they all contain fragrance notes that I love! However, I think the Marc Jacobs scrapes it, although they are all stunning scents!

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