Olfactif December 2015 “Smoulder” Specialty Fragrance Subscription Box Review

Olfactif sends beautifully packaged specialty and niche fragrance samples to your door every month. If you are the kind of person who likes to stand out in the crowd and have everyone ask you what perfume you are wearing because they can’t identify it, Olfactif is for you.

Each month, Olfactif curators carefully select seasonally appropriate, unisex fragrances. These are premium fragrances that you won’t find in a department store or on drugstore shelves. These are unique, high quality perfumes from some of the top noses in the world.

Also, I can’t stop loving the packaging. I mean, really, I have to open and close the boxes several times just because it’s so… satisfying.

The Cost: $18/month

What You Get: Three niche perfume samples in 2.25ml spray vials, carefully packaged and sent to your door every month. You’ll also receive $18 toward the purchase of a full size bottle for the month.

Scent Intense by Costume National- Oo! This scent features amber, sandalwood, patchouli, hibiscus, jasmine, tea and crystal amber. At first this smelled almost beachy but now I smell the tea quite clearly and I love it. It’s a warm, inviting fragrance, not frilly or feminine at all. More like business boardroom. It’s really growing on me.

Otis & Me by Jazmin Sarai- This is a warm, spicy, unisex scent. It really does smell like coffee at first but dries down to a slightly smoky floral. I love it! I just wish it lasted longer on my skin. It has notes of Black Pepper, Bergamot, Cardamom Absolute, Turkish Rose Absolute, Incense Resinoid, Coffee Grains.

Laudano Nero by Tiziana Terenzi- I didn’t really like this one after awhile. My brain just overloaded on it. Top notes are wormwood, cognac, rosemary, tobacco, myrtle and amber; middle notes are red rose, black locust honey, cedar, iris, sandalwood, rosemary, ash and slate; base notes are cashmere musk, laurels, incense, camphor, agarwood (oud), vetiver, musk, oak, vanilla and labdanum.

VERDICT: Olfactif sent a woodsy, warm selection of Winter perfumes. It’s always nice to find high quality perfumes that mesh perfectly with a mood, too. These sort of make me want to growl at something like “Grr! I am woman! Watch me rip cars apart with my bare hands!” I had a lot of fun trying these. 😀 To me, the seem so much more… full bodied and extravagant that something I might find on a commonly found shelf in a department store.

If you’d like to receive Olfactif samples every month, you can sign up here. Currently, until December 31st, you will get a free 4ml atomizer added to your first shipment. If you are a perfume connoisseur, you’re going to love it! Don’t forget if you decide to purchase a full size bottle of one of your monthly scents, you’ll automatically receive $18 credit!