The Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box- Review and GIVEAWAY

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Enormous excitement here at IScent HQ as The Perfume Society has made me their blogger of the month. I knew I was a fan of theirs, and I am delighted to know that they are a fan of mine too. You can find their article about IScentYouADay right here.

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Truly, I’m blushing all over the shop today.

It seems fitting then to review the latest Discovery Box I ordered last month. (There’s another coming soon- more of which anon.)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m a huge fan of The Perfume Society Discovery Boxes. Each box offers a carefully curated selection of perfume samples that would take even a sample hustler like me a good year and several cities to get under my own steam. Each box has a handy postcard with history, notes and discussion prompts. There’s usually a couple of beauty treats such as hand cream or nail polish too. It’s like getting a birthday present. So today I am reviewing the Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box  and here’s what’s in it:

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1. Agonist Vanilla Marble EDP

 I recently reviewed this beauty (see link here) and would heartily recommend it to lovers of vanilla, and more importantly, those who are not, because Vanilla Marble gives you the rich black vanilla pod without the sugar. I thought I had seen enough Vanilla but this comes at it from a  different angle and it’s very addictive.

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2. Taylor Swift Incredible Things

With so many Grammys to arrange on her mantelpiece, I don’t know how Taylor Swift found the time to collaborate on Incredible Things. The nice thing about this latest fragrance from her is that it didn’t take the most obvious route down fragrant Celebrity Street. There’s suede and vetiver that lifts this above the competition, and at a great price too. See my earlier review here.

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3. Elie Saab Rose Couture

I’ve yet to smell anything by Elie Saab that I didn’t like. Rose Couture is no exception. The orange blossom that is used so seamlessly in the original, is coupled with roses upon roses and rounded off with sandalwood and patchouli. This is a terrific scent for anytime of day. It manages to be both sophisticated and accessible. If you’re a sucker for a good rose, you can’t go wrong.

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4. Shay and Blue London English Cherry Blossom

I fell hard for this, which surprised me as I can usually take or leave cherry blossom. My glowing review is here so you can see for yourself how much I liked it. Perfect for Spring.

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5. Moschino Fresh Couture

I loved this one too: a post ironic take on the laundry fresh accord, but made invigorating with citrus and pretty flowers, and with a flourish of white patchouli. You can read my review here.

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6. Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDP

I have long been a lover of this one. See my review of the EDT here. It comes as no surprise to find that the two legendary noses behind it were none other than Christine Nagel and His Majesty Francis Kurkdjian. If you haven’t yet tried it, this sample will be a portal.

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7. 4160 Tuesdays Sex Goddess

I reviewed this one recently. You can find my review here. Sex Goddess comes from Sarah McCartney’s Crimes of Passion series and like the rest of the scents in the capsule collection, the ingredients and blending are, I believe, her best yet.

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8. L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc

I was new to his classic but loved its combination of dark fruit- both sweet and bitter, combined with soft musk. Such a killer combination and yet so simple. You can read my review here.

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9. Juicy Couture I Am Juicy

I Am Juicy is everything you want from the fruity floral genre. Raspberry and passion fruit segue into pretty sweet pea and roses, and its all rounded off with an amber-y musky finish. I even got a hint of rhubarb from it, which was very welcome.

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10. Beauty Treat One: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Firm and Revitalise Dry Body Oil

I recently had an allergic reaction which left my hands dry like cracked desert earth. Soothing this on them was like finding an oasis. Scented with neroli and lavender and containing a shot of Vitamin E, my hands are starting to look normal again. It’s all organic too.

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11. Beauty Treat Two: Time Bomb Hand to Hand Combat Hand Cream.

This beautifully scented hand cream, has been just what I needed lately. Evidence? It’s now empty and I miss it. However, in the Discovery Box, on the Time Bomb postcard is a discount code for 30% off a full tube.

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So there you have it. By turns playful, feminine and innovative, the Scent With Love Discovery Box gets full marks from this blogger.

Exciting news!

I have FIVE one year VIP subscription to the Perfume Society to give away. What does this mean? Well you can:

  • Attend very special one off Perfume Society workshops, launches and talks around the country (and one was even in Paris. Guerlain no less!).
  • Get big discounts on Discovery Boxes e.g only pay £10 for a £15 box and £12.50 for a £17.50 box. You also get first dibs on new Boxes that come out, before anyone else.
  • Get free access to the Perfume Society online magazine The Scented Letter (and discounts on glossy hard copies).
  • Oh and did I mention? When you get a VIP Subscription, you also get a free Discovery Box.

VIP subscriptions cost just £25, so if you don’t win, you can still buy one from the Perfume Society website.

 

What You Have To Do

Just name which one of the above items from the Scent With Love Discovery Box appeals to you most. You can comment on Twitter @iscentyouaday, my Facebook page, or here on the blog. The giveaway closes at midnight on Thursday  25th February. Sadly, it can only be sent within the UK because of postal regulations.

25 thoughts on “The Perfume Society Scent With Love Discovery Box- Review and GIVEAWAY”

  1. I typed a whole paragraph and lost it…. arrgh. But suffice to say Congratulations and well done on your new title blogger of the month = so very well deserved my dear. I know how you love your discovery boxes and the excitement you get from them arriving. It would be rude not to enter your competition and so i have to say L’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc is the one that i would choose. Whats not to like about blackberry and musk. I’ve been trying out a few Artisans and generally have loved most of them but this one could become my new spring scent. Thanks for the giveway and woo hoo well done to you again. x

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend! Your loyalty and kind words are always warmly appreciated. Mure et Musc was a lovely surprise. It had passed me by, but when I tried it for a couple of days I thought it was wonderful!

      warmest wishes from me to you

      Sam xx

  2. There are a lot of little treasures to choose from, some of which I am already familiar with and would highly recommend the Aurelia skincare line, I tried the facial products not after they were launched and they are quite special. However my choice would be have to be the Agonist Vanilla Marble EDP as a little like you stated in your review Vanilla can be a little too sweet and has been so overdone the last couple of years and yet the description of a vanilla that’s buttery not sweet and ends up with smokiness from the Tiare flower sounds so different that its one of those “must try” moments. PS …. congratulations on being blogger of the month too 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Margeret. I’m glad my description hit the spot. I recommend Vanilla Marble- great choice!

      best wishes
      Sam

  3. I just got an email from Perfume Society about your achievement, congratulations! I came to read your blog, very impressive. Very well done on being blogger of the month.
    Love Perfume Charm.

  4. Hi. Have to enter my thoughts, you know I’m addicted to your blog and have followed your nose ( so to speak) to new perfumes. I have studied and practised aromatherapy over the years and love and respect Rose, so the one I long to try is Elie Saab Rose Couture. Your comments make it a MUST. Thanks for your efforts and eloquence.

    1. Thank you so much Cas for your loyalty and encouragement. I didn’t know you had studied aromatherapy! Rose is a classic that has been done so many ways and Elie Saab rose Couture is a very good one. Great choice!
      love Sam xx

  5. Congratulations for getting blogger of the month! Well deserved recognition 🙂

    I’ve been dying to try something from 4160 Tuesdays and 4160 Tuesdays Sex Goddess sounds delightful. Its on my wish list for mother’s day!

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