The Discovery Club Box is a scheme from The Fragrance Shop that sends you five (now six) samples every quarter for the princely sum of five pounds. Inside the box are £10 vouchers for each of the samples should you wish to buy a full bottle.
My first box arrived in March and was chock full of floral fruity fruity floral scents which were all very fruity and floral. You may have noticed I didn’t review any of them. The second Box in June was a mixed bag. The dreadful Elvis Jesus, the redcurrant frenzy that was Loewe Quizas Quizas Quizas Pasion, Legend by Mont Blanc, a Decent Givenchy for Men, and the terrifying Angel Aqua Chic, which I honestly don’t have the guts to even try. I look upon it with fear. I swear I hear it hiss to me at night.
However, to be fair to the Fragrance Shop, they always ask for, and aim to act upon, feedback and were very accommodating towards my sniffy mutterings, sending me several complementary samples to cheer me up. Looking at the third box they have issued, I think they listened.
The third Discovery Club Box, out now, is the best yet. My greedy eyes lit up like a villain when I took the lid off and I finally had a good, mixed selection of new launches. Inside the box were Aura by Loewe (A Leather! An actual leather!), Si by Giorgio Armani ( see my earlier review), La Vie est Belle L’Eau de Parfum Legere, Untold by Elizabeth Arden, ( see my earlier review) Boss Jour Pour Femme ( see my earlier review) and one masculine: Gucci Made to Measure (excellent!)
I can’t confess to loving them all, but none of them were terrible, and it was a good varied mix. I was genuinely interested in trying all of them. Most exciting of all was the fact that there was not one generic fruity floral. Is the tide changing? Are we finally getting there?
I take my hat off to you Fragrance Shop. You got it so right this time. There’s only one thing I want to complain about now.
I wish they were monthly.