Thursday, August 13, 2015

Olfactif August 2015 "Earth, Wind, Fire" Collection Review and Coupon Code

Olfactif is a monthly niche perfume sample subscription. This is for the diehard fragrance lovers. The ones who want to leave behind something memorable. No one else is going to smell like you do. The fragrances Olfactif sends are not mass produced, watered down, celebrity endorsed versions of anything.
These are unique perfumes by some of the best and most talented artists from around the world. The fragrances sent by Olfactif are potent, creative and complex. And you won't ever find them in a department store. Olfactif samples are generously sized and come in glass spray vials, not those hard-to-open poptops. Each vial holds 2.25 ml of perfume (1.75 ml in the case of a few extremely pricey scents), which is about 40 sprays.
The box itself is also impressive, I have to admit. Pull the silken tab and the cover pulls away to show off your perfumes.
This month's theme is "Earth, Wind, Fire" and has a very diverse collection of scents. I appreciate that diversity because it allows me to adore each one separately. In this case, I had a clear favorite but they're all gorgeous. Olfactif works on the premise that fragrances can be unisex and I think two of these highlight that fact very well.

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.

Atelier de Geste "The Good Earth"- This is aptly named. It's spicy, woody, mossy and fresh. It reminds me of the forest when its wet. It's not subtle but I can't help liking it. I feel like its more husband material than me, though. How could I resist anyone who smells like this? I don't think I can.
4160 Tuesdays "What I Did On My Holidays"- Now this is a fragrance designed to match the shape of my heart. Mint, coconut, suntan lotion, cotton candy and vanilla. What's not to love?! I absolutely adore fragrances that smell like suntan lotion. Is there something wrong with me? I don't think so. This is minty-sweet and delicious. It's my favorite and definitely the most girly and frou-frou in this bunch.
Dame Perfumery "Dark Horse"-  A spicy, musky scent. Perfect for enticing someone out to dinner. It has hints of bergamot, lemon, cinnamon, jasmine, clove, vetiver, vanilla and musk. The cinnamon really spices it up. It really is growing on me. Normally I'm not a big fan of vetiver but this... that bergamot and lemon plus the cinnamon really does it for me.

VERDICT: These are all unique, fascinating scents. It's a wonderful way to explore the hidden depths of the world of perfume. The nice thing is that subscribers get the cost of the box off the price of the full size bottle. So if you find one you love, you'll get $18 toward your purchase. Olfactif has quite a collection, too. There is so much to choose from.

If you would like to sign up for Olfactif, you can do that here.

Now guess what!? If you are a man and/or you don't want to smell like flowers ever, you can sign up for the NEW Olfactif Men's Subscription! No candy floss for you! When you sign up, use code 4MEN and get 15% off any length subscription.

*This box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received. Affliate links were used in this post.


  1. Omg these all sound amazing, especially Dark Horse! I love dark, spicy, musky scents!