Secret Scent Box – December 2021

Every month Secret Scent sends you a selection of three specially chosen scents.

They come in little spray vials, which are the perfect amount to last a month, as well as being conveniently portable.

There is a mix of brand-new releases as well as more traditional and classic scents.

The box fits neatly through the letterbox too!

As well as the perfumes, you get a scent notes card for each perfume, which is a great guide to discovering the various attributes that you enjoy.

Vyrao – Georgette

This is a brand new scent launched earlier this year, and is considered a unisex fragrance. The top note is rose, but it’s delicate and not overly floral, which works well in a unisex scent. The woody middle notes are perfect to counteract any overt sweetness, and the pink pepper and tobacco give it a slight but very pleasant darkness that I enjoy very much, This really is a scent that would work perfectly for either men or women and strikes a fine balance between floral and woody.

Police – Shock In Scent for Women

The initial impression of this scent is sweetness, and though the honey is supposed to be a base note I would say it’s very much at the top as well. However it fades down quite quickly and the floral scents, especially the jasmine, really come to the fore. The sweetness really lasts, and the honey scent maintains at a lower level, which gives the floral notes a nice edge. If you are a fan of sweet perfumes this layered fragrance works beautifully.

Givenchy – Ysatis

This is a classic fragrance that has been available for more than 30 years. It is very deep and rich, with the ylang-ylng mixing with the other flower notes to produce a very big  bouquet. It definitely reminds me of 80s scents, it’s incredibly bold, and the base notes, especially the civet, give it a decided edge. I would say it’s very much a classic scent, not the light and fresh florals of youth but the confident strength of the mature woman.

Our score: 9.8/ 10

These three fragrances are wonderfully contrasting. While I find the Givenchy a little strong and retro for my taste, it definitely makes an impact! I like the Georgette very much, especially as I am rather a fan of unisex scents, rather than the obviously sweet and floral varieties. While the Shock-in-Scent is definitely sweet, the combination of elements with the sweet honey produce a pleasant complexity which, while sweet, avoids the candy smell of some sweet scents. I'm very pleased to try out three such different scents, and it's also very useful to further refine and define my own tastes!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products10

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