Secret Scent Box by Gemma- December 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 sharing a photo of your box on social media 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 Givenchy Eau De Givenchy. Inspired by the South of France, a revitalising citrus symphony supplemented by white florals and fresh green notes.

  • Top notes- Bergamot, Petitgrain, Orange and Lemon
  • Middle notes- Orange Blossom, Neroli, Hedione and Almonds
  • Base notes- Musk, Cedar and Vetiver

This starts off pretty fruity and then dies down to a more musky and almost masculine scent, which I actually really like!

The second fragrance was Bvlgari Splendida Jasmine Noir. Luminous and mysterious, elegant and addictive, this scent is as delicate as the white flower whose name it bears.

  • Top notes- Gardenia and Green Sap Note
  • Middle notes- Almond and Jasmine Sambac
  • Base notes- Patchouli, Tonka Bean and Cashmeran

I am not usually a fan of floral scents but this is really subtle and delicate, which is actually really nice!

The third fragrance was Abercrombie and Fitch First Instinct Together. A new scent which combines the sweet nuances of tropical fruit with the freshness of light florals to create a beautiful and intimate fragrance.

  • Top notes- Pineapple and Red Currant
  • Middle notes- Peony and Lily of the Valley
  • Base notes- Musk, Amber and Sandalwood

This is my favourite of the 3, I absolutely love the amber notes in this, it is one of my favourite 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