Scentbird Review: Travel Sized Perfumes

This Netflix-style subscription service for perfumes is perfect for travelers.

Scentbird Review

What Scentbird is: Scentbird, a subscription service that sends you a month’s worth of perfume at a time to test, packaged in a handy, leak-proof, TSA-approved dispenser.


  • Try out a bunch of different perfumes without commitment
  • Scentbird remembers what you like (and what you don’t) and makes custom recommendations for you—or you can search the site yourself for fragrances that you want to try
  • Wide variety of perfumes available
  • Your first month’s order comes with a perfume case that is leak-proof and perfect for travel
  • All perfumes come in an 8ml size spray that fit within the case
  • Free shipping
  • You can sign up for a subscription for one month to a year


  • None, if you’re a perfume addict!

How Scentbird Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Test out new fragrances on your travels—Scentbird makes it easy to try new perfumes without shelling out for a full bottle, plus the travel-sized container is perfect for trips
  • Value: 10/10. At just $14.95 for a month’s supply (based on a 12-month subscription), Scentbird is a great value, as they have many perfumes that retail for over $100 a bottle
  • Portability: 10/10. We love the refillable travel case
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. You’ll always smell good, and you’ll have the latest cool perfumes at your fingertips

Final Verdict: If you love trying out new perfumes, and horde scent samples to bring on your travels, you should sign up for Scentbird now! (Just remember to be kind to your fellow travelers and not break out the perfume for a plane ride).

(Photo: Scentbird)

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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