I am such a creature of habit.
Often I eat the same thing—for weeks at a time—at breakfast.
I have worn the same makeup brands since college.
And the last time I drastically changed up my hair style was at least a decade ago.
My mother-in-law is a huge fan of all things scented and goes through perfume the same way I go through kombucha, but I have several partially used bottles of perfume on my dresser that are usually ignored in favor of a handful of lotions I’ve always gravitated to.
I guess once I find a good thing, I stick with it.
Nevertheless, I’m trying to be more adventurous, which is why I was eager to try out Scent Trunk* when they contacted me.
If you’ve never heard of Scent Trunk, let me explain.
Scent Trunk is a monthly subscription service that is tailored to your personal tastes—or smells, I should say.
When you sign up, you receive a free scent testing kit (plus $4.95 shipping) that contains 6 core scents: citrus, woods, aromatic, floral, amber, and chypre (I had to look that one up—it means “cyprus” in French and is the family of perfumes you’d classify as “earthy” or “musky”).
After rating your favorites (choices are “love,” “like,” and “don’t like”), you submit them to Scent Trunk and a member of their team will design a unique fragrance based on your preferences.
For $11.95 a month, you’ll receive a different fragrance tailored to the scents you love.
Isn’t that a neat concept?
I received my first fragrance a week or so ago, and I’ve been wearing it to work (I never wear perfume to work!) every day since.
Because I’m drawn to citrus and floral notes but hated woodsy notes, my perfume is a light citrus-based scent with amber and floral undertones. I love that it’s not too overwhelming to wear daily (which means no more half-empty bottles—hooray!).
Another reason I decided to try Scent Trunk is their mission.
As somebody who struggles with anxiety and minor depression, I was pleased to read that Scent Trunk donates a portion of their sales to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. The practice of aromatherapy is often used in many cultures to treat or ease the symptoms of depression, and the foundation’s goal is to improve treatment and diagnosis of mental illness.
I may not be a perfume junkie like my MIL yet, but I am learning that different scents—especially those designed to my preferences and personality—are a lot of fun to try. Plus, fragrance evokes so many good feelings and memories in our lives, and I wholeheartedly believe that certain scents can calm anxiety and improve our moods.
If you’re a fan of subscription boxes but are looking for something a little different, give Scent Trunk a try!Opening the mind—and nose—to @ScentTrunk. You’ve gotta try it! Click To Tweet
**This post contains a referral link. I received a free month subscription to Scent Trunk to review on my blog. I was not compensated for this blog post, and all opinions are my own.**
So tell me…
- Have you ever heard of Scent Truck?
- What types of scents do you prefer?
- What’s your favorite perfume/cologne?