A few months ago I reviewed this new fragrance subscription service, and told you I’ll be back to it when the time is right. Well, the time is now! I found myself enjoying the perfume I chose last time way too much, and finally decided to subscribe so I can sample other fancy scents that I had on my radar.
HOW IT WORKS: For $14.95/month Scentbird subscribers receive a 30-day supply of 100% authentic luxury perfume picked from the pool of fragrances you might like based on your current favorites. You can also pick your own scents, and arrange the queue to your liking, ie get seasonal fragrances. To start your olfactory experience, fill out the survey and get a new vial delivered to you every month. Click here to check it out.
COUPON CODE: For a limited time only use code BIRD50 to get 50% discount on your first month. If the previous coupon doesn’t work, try GET25 or SCENTBIRD25 for 25% off your first month, or SWEET15 for 15% off.
In the month of May I chose a vial of Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit [approx. $17 worth of product], which I had my eyes on for a few years now. I vaguely remember smelling it on someone, and then hoping to find a sample big enough to determine if I want to buy it or not – Hermes fragrances can be pricey, even their “low end” ones like this one.
The nose behind this intoxicating fragrance – Master perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena – created it to depict the beautiful rooftop garden located on top of the Hermes’ headquarters building in Paris. I’ve never seen a rooftop garden before, but this scent made me dream about it, so at least in my imagination it’s quite spectacular.
Un Jardin Sur Le Toit is the perfect scent for late Spring/early Summer months, with its bright and fun bouquet of ripe fruits, florals, and herbs. It opens up with a burst of apples and pears, then you slowly start noticing green grass, rose, and magnolia, and finally an unexpected guest – rosemary – shows up.
The whole concoction lasted about 4 hours on me, which is about right for EDT. It smells fairly strong, but doesn’t turn you into a walking cloud. All in all, I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves fruity florals, especially if you like pears – that note is particularly prominent here.
By the way, I have Tom Ford Black Orchid lined up for June, every beauty blogger I follow seems to be raving about it lately – time to see for myself what the fuss is all about!
Have you tried any of the Hermes fragrances before? What do you think about the concept of Scentbird? Let me know in the comments below!
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