Secret Scent Box – February 2022

Every month Secret Scent sends you a selection of three specially chosen scents. There is a mix of brand-new releases as well as more traditional and classic scents.

There are three little spray vials neatly contained in a box that fits through the letterbox. As well as the perfume itself, you also have a card which contains scent notes for each fragrance, which is incredibly useful for identifying the different elements as well as giving an insight as to the kind of fragrances that appeal.

Agent Provocateur – Maitresse

This has been around since 2006, and I actually used to own it! While there are a great many floral notes, including the ylang ylang and jasmine, this is not a ‘flowery’ perfume at all. It has a sweetness without being sugary, and there are distinctly powdery undertones, which give it a slightly old-fashioned scent. That being said, it is definitely sophisticated, I can imagine it being worn in the 20s or 50s as well as the present. This was a lovely reminder of a perfume I loved, and I think it really hits a combination of sensuality and elegance. Definitely a grown-up scent.

Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau So Intense

This perfume is initially rather sweet, the pear and strawberry top notes are very intense. The jasmine and vanilla give it some depth, but I found the honey scent come though surprisingly fast and strong. If you’re a fan of sweet scents this has a pleasing complexity, but for me it was a little on the candy side. Having said that, it’s definitely a younger woman’s scent, rather like a more sophisticated version of a fun body spray. It’s not to my personal taste, but I see this would be popular with those who enjoy sweet and fruity.

Kenneth Cole – Serenity

I think this definitely comes across as a unisex scent, which I don’t mind at all! The peppery overtones with the distinctly woody notes are both strong and smooth, though once it dries down it becomes quite light. Released in 2018, it can apparently be layered with the Kenneth Cole For Him and For Her versions, which I think is quite interesting, but alone it is subtle and pleasant.


Our score: 9.8/ 10

This month's selection is pleasingly varied, with a sweet, an elegant, and a unisex choice. The Marc Jacobs was not to my taste, but I really enjoyed the Kenneth Cole, as it's not a type of scent I would usually wear but I liked the woodiness very much. I'm delighted to have rediscovered the Maitresse, I used to wear it all the time, and it is just as lovely as I remember. Overall I'm incredibly pleased with these new discoveries and old favourites, and Secret Scent Box is really a splendid way of discovering scents old and new!

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

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