Secret Scent Review by Gemma- February 2021

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 Paco by Paco Rabanne. A classic flexible scent, great for night time bit just as well suited for the day. A great all rounder for any time of the year. The fragrance notes are as follows:

  • Top notes: Pine, Orange, Amalfi Lemon and Coriander
  • Middle notes: Cyclamen, Tea, Jasmine and Lavender
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Sandalwood and Musk

This actually smells quite masculine when first applied- which I quite like! It them dies down to a lovely musky scent that lasts all day.

The second scent is Angel Nova by Mugler. A brand new fruity, floral and woody Eau De Parfum for a modern heroine who turns her dreams into reality and reality into dream. The fragrance notes are as follows:

  • Top notes: Raspberry and Lychee
  • Middle notes: Damask Rose
  • Base notes: Akigalawood and Benzoin

Mugler are my favourite fragrance house- Alien is my absolute favourite scent and this one is stunning too! So fruity on first spritz and then dies down to a more woody scent. Beautiful!

The third and final scent is Fleur de Murier by Karl Lagerfield. A feminine fruity woody eau de parfum that brings you the scent of summer any time of the year. The fragrance notes are as follows:

  • Top notes: Raspberry Leaf, Redcurrant and Orange
  • Middle notes: Blackberry Blossom, Orange Blossom and Lily of the Valley
  • Base notes: Sandalwood. Musk, Amber and Vanilla

I love any scent with vanilla in, so this was an automatic win for me. I love how fruity it is but also the musky undertones too.

3 stunning scents this month but my favourite has to be the Mugler!

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