The Netflix for fragrances

Scentbird is changing the way you discover new colognes and perfumes. The company was part of Y Combinator’s s2015 batch and is providing fragrances in monthly supply.

For $14.95 a month, you can choose from authentic brands and Scentbird sends you a travel-size bottle of the scent every month. Those authentic brands include Versace, Tom Ford, Gucci, Cardier and much more.

The company currently offers over 450 different scents to choose from and each new fragrance comes with a free case.

Scentbird also offers men’s cologne which includes scents from companies like Versace, Cartier and Dolce & Gabbana.

The great thing about Scentbird is it solves the challenge of finding new scents. I usually am forced to purchase the same kind of cologne time after time because I don’t want to spend the time at the store smelling every cologne up and down the aisle.

The one downside I see to Scentbird is the need to wait to see if you’ll like the scent. If you don’t, Scentbird offers the option to send it back within 15 days but that’s more waiting and you may not want to try a different scent. At that point, you may be more inclined to order a scent you already like which would defeat the purpose.

Thankfully, Scentbird seems to do a good job of display reviews on their website of customer’s favorite scents. This would be a good starting point for those looking to try a new fragrance and lower their risk of getting a scent they may not like.

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