Scentbird Review: Indigo by Nest Fragrances

This month’s Scentbird Indigo by Nest Fragrances

As we all know, I love perfume.  And I love to try new ones.  I noticed as I was looking around that Scentbird carried some scents that weren’t currently available elsewhere and a few of them intrigued me, so I decided to give the subscription service a try.

For those interested Scentbird is a subscription service that sends a one month supply of a perfume so that you can try the scent before you commit to an entire bottle. There are different prices depending on what section of service you buy but the base is $14.95 + tax for one monthly sample. 

One thing to be aware of is that only the first month comes with a case, the following months come with the tube of scent in a protective cardboard tube. While you can use the perfume without the case, I personally don’t like to as I like the protection around the glass so I don’t have to worry about breakage. Each tube is clearly labeled which I really like and the tubes clearly come out of the tube easily, so I keep the scents I am not using in the drawer and just move the current one to the travel case to sit on the dressing table.  If you want, you can order extra carrying cases for an additional $10.

The subscription charges to your bank account on the 15th of the month and usually arrives sometime in the third week of the month.

So on to the fragrance. 

This month I selected Indigo from Nest Fragrances.  From friends who have purchased their perfume before I have heard very good things about Nest Fragrances and this was the first place I saw them offered as more than a tiny little sample. As I tend to spill more than I apply with the tiny samples, I don’t like them and I don’t like judging perfumes based on them. So this was perfect.

And as always, I was excited about the description. It reads:

Tart wild figs and bright bergamot sparkle over Moroccan tea, the dusky midnight spice of black cardamom, and the smooth comfort of Kashmir wood. This is a perfume for clandestine meetings in the hidden corners of the night.

It sounds simply sublime doesn’t it?  Once again, they reeled me in with the description. Way to go marketing team.  Job well done. The listed scent profile marks bergamot, cardamom, black tea, fig and cashmere wood as the scent’s main notes.

I have to say, I am in love.

The scent has an slightly spicy, almost deep woods kind of scent to it.  It comes on strong with the first spritz as though planting a flag and declaring its presence, but dies down to something more livable after a few moments.  Which is good because it lasts all day. The various components make it perfect for the colder months.

It is a warm scent that is a little earthy and slightly sexy. Usually when I describe a perfume like that, I find it is more of a special occasion perfume, something to be worn on a night out, but not suitable for the office.  This one is oddly more of an everyday kind of scent and one that doesn’t need to be restricted to the night, despite the fabulous marketing description. 

One thing I really like about this is that it doesn’t have patchouli mixed in. I tend to find myself drawn to more of the earthy scents as many of the highly floral ones I find a little more cloying than I care for, but the problem is that many of them have patchouli in their make-up and patchouli makes me sneeze my head off like a cartoon person inhaling a snoot full of pepper. This has no patchouli and I have no problem with it.  The scent Indigo by Nest Perfumes will be going on my ‘to be purchased’ list and will actually making it into my collection.

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