May 2015 Women’s Scent Trunk Review

May 2015 Women's Scent Trunk

May 2015 Women’s Scent Trunk

Scent Trunk, who kindly sent me a box to review, is a monthly fragrance subscription service.

Scent Trunk May 2015 outside of the box

Scent Trunk May 2015 outside of the box

Scent Trunk has two services: one for men and one for women. I received the women’s box for my review and I was pretty excited to see what it was like! If you’re a reader of my blog, you probably know by now that I’m a huge lover and collector of fragrances.

First look inside the box

First look inside the box

With Scent Trunk, you make a profile and then you get a box customized with three different fragrance vials that they believe will best suit your tastes. The three vials arrive in a soft, velvety pouch.

Scent Trunk Information Cards

Scent Trunk Information Cards

Each fragrance vial comes with its own information card. On the back of each info card is a history of the fragrance, season suggestions in which to wear it, the time of day to wear it, the longevity, and the sillage.

Safanad by Parfums de Marly

Safanad by Parfums de Marly

Safanad by Parfums de Marly The notes I detect in this are Orange, Amber, Vanilla, Powder, and Sandalwood… with Vanilla and  Sandalwood lingering the longest.  I am not a personal fan of powdery fragrances and can only tolerate vanilla under some circumstances, so this is a fragrance that I have to take a pass on.  However, it’s long-lasting, so anybody who is a fan of this fragrance will not need to reapply it midday.

Pauline by Rance 1795

Pauline Rance 1795

Pauline Rance 1795 I initially preferred this one over the Safanad when I first sprayed it, but again, it has a strong powdery finish. It has a fruity woodsy vibe with notes detected: Orange and Patchouli.  It just doesn’t mesh very well with my chemistry, unfortunately. As you can see on the fragrance card, it’s a morning and evening fragrance, has mid-tier lasting power and mid-tier sillage.  Suggested seasons to wear this are Spring and Autumn.


Panda by Zoologist

Panda by Zoologist

Panda by Zoologist Out of the three fragrances, this one is the one I like the most.  It’s definitely a woodsy fragrance. I think I’d love it if it incorporated a little more floral, but it does round-off a bit sweeter than my first impression.

So, those were the contents of my Scent Trunk: Women’s Edition!  There’s also a men’s subscription option.  Here’s a little promo-video that captures what the women’s service is all about:



If you’re a fragrance lover, you may find that this service is for you!  These scents were sent to me complimentary and tended to fall more on the earthy or woodsy side.  I think if I were to subscribe and fill out my fragrance profile, I would’ve had more positive reviews about my fragrances choice because I believe I would’ve been matched up with fruity/florals which is more my taste!

Otherwise, I did enjoy this service. I feel like you’re subscribing to a shopping service so you can experiment with niche fragrances you might not otherwise stumble upon and receive an education on the cards about each one. My only suggestion would be that it would be helpful for Scent Trunk to also incorporate each scent’s fragrance notes on their respective cards.

If you’re interested in checking out Scent Trunk it’s $15/month, and you can sign up here if you’d like!

Check out the recent Scent Trunk Giveaway here.

Would you ever consider signing up for a fragrance subscription box?


Disclosure: Although I was compensated with a product(s) or service in exchange for a review, all words and opinions are honest and my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

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6 Responses to May 2015 Women’s Scent Trunk Review

  1. Sandy Wood says:

    This box is right up my alley. I don’t have time to go out and shop for fragrances. One can never have too much junk in the Scent Trunk.

    I think it’s funny and brilliant how they equated Longevity and Sillage to the battery life and wifi signal of a cell phone…I don’t think my simple little mind could have understood it better.

  2. Iveth says:

    Really nice post… and btw I enjoy your blog

  3. Louida says:

    I’m not really into perfumes but I do love Vanilla and fruity scents. #ProductReviewParty

  4. I am not big on fragrances even though I have a lot, but the woodsy scents are my favorites. #ProductReviewParty

  5. I am allergic to perfume so while I love how it smells, I can’t normally spray it directly on my skin. Only a few kinds can I spray on my skin directly like Vanilla (I think that is what it’s called) sold in Sephora. I love new perfumes though. #productreviewparty

  6. Stacie says:

    Ooh, I’m a huge scent girl! I just love a good body spray or perfume. Sounds like you got another winner!