I originally signed up for The Fragrance Shop‘s “Discovery Club”, back in March of this year. I was then lucky enough to secure Discovery Club boxes for everyone who attended the #LincsBlogMeet – many of which posted and reviewed the boxes. I have since received the Spring Edition and the Summer Edition, with finally the Autum/Winter Edition arriving yesterday.
At only £5 a quarter, I always thought the Discovery Club was a bit of a bargain. Okay you only get 5-7 sample sizes of perfume or aftershave, but its a great (and cheap) way to try out and discover some new scents.
However when my Discovery Club arrived, I have to admit I was a little disappointed. While I loved both the Spring and Summer collections, this last box seems a little lacking.
With scents from Loewe (both Aura and Quizás), Jean-Paul Gaultier (Classique Intense), Kenzo (Jea d’Amour) and Jimmy Choo (Man), the range of smells is pretty good. However with only 5 samples, rather than 7 (as I’ve had in the other 2 boxes), it did feel a bit underwhelming.
My favourites by far are Loewe “Quizás” and Jean-Paul Gaultier “Classique Intense”, though the Jimmy Choo “Man” smelt good on Chris too. Unfortunately though, none of the scents are really “me” so I’m not sure how much use I’ll be getting out of these 4-5 samples.
Anyway, after receiving the box, I actually went to the Discovery Club website and cancelled my subscription. This is only partly because of this box and partly because I’m really starting to cut down my spending in lieu of saving for Florida. While it is only £5 every three months, its still £5 I’d be better off saving/spending elsewhere. I’ve really enjoyed getting these boxes and perhaps its a subscription that I’ll pick up again in the future.