Secret Scent Box Review by Gemma- September 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 Jimmy Choo and was Illicit. For the woman who likes to take centre stage and set pulses racing, this alluring aroma teases, tantalises and delights all of the senses. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Ginger and Bitter Orange

Middle notes: Rose and Jasmine

Base notes: Honey-Amber Accord and Sandalwood

This is definitely a very autumnal scent and the ginger immediately comes to prominence before settling down to a nice amber musky scent, which I am a big fan of.

The second scent was Davidoff and was Cool Water Sea Rose Summer. A floral woody musk fragrance for women launched in 2019. An iconic addition to the annual summer scents that never disappoint. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Mandarin Orange and Pear

Middle notes: Rose

Base notes: Cedar and Musk

I think this is my favourite of the three, as I love musky scents. I am not a huge fan of orange but the pear balanced it out nicely and the rose was really subtle, which is good as I am not a fan of floral scents.

The final scent was Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime. Introducing the new Wonderlust Sublime Eau De Parfum fragrance. Discover a place filled with wonder where endless sensuality awaits. It has the following fragrance notes:

Top notes: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Mandarin and Pepper

Middle notes: Orange Blossom, Tiare Flower and Jasmine

Base notes: Woods, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Amber

This was so close to being my favourite but the floral notes in it bumped it from the top spot, although I love how musky it is when it dies down and the cinnamon scent is amazing!

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