Secret Scent Review by Gemma- August 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 Valentino and was Donna Rosa Verde. This is a fresh evolution of the world of Valentino Perfumes and steps into the verdant garden of an Italian Palace. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Ginger, Bergamot and Petitgrain Paraguay

Middle notes: Magnolia, Rose and Osmanthus

Base notes: Ambrette, Akigalawood and Mate

I am a fan of fruity or musky scents rather than floral ones due to hayfever, so this scent was the sort of thing I like. I really liked the notes of Ginger and Ambrette, and the floral notes were really subtle too.

The second scent was Stella McCartney Pop Bluebell. Feminine without being fragile, bold yet balanced, Pop Bluebell makes a statement without ever having to shout. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Violet Leaf and Green Mandarin

Middle notes: Bellflower, Tuberose and Frangipani

Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedar and Musk

I was pleasantly surprised by this, as from the name and the description, I expected it to be more floral but it was actually really nice! The Sandalwood and Musk were really prominent for me and the scent lasted for hours.

The final scent was Lancome La Nuit Tresor Nude. Introducing a brand new chapter for this fragrance where we discover the most authentic love story from Lancome. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Coconut and Bergamot Essence

Middle notes: Damascena Rose

Base notes: Ambrox and Vanilla

Vanilla and Coconut are two of my absolute favourite scents, so to have them both together was like heaven for me! I absolutely love this one!

It is very hard to pick a favourite this month, again, as they all contain fragrance notes that I love! However, I think the Lancome 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