I got my hands on the 3rd Edition of the Discovery Box which had samples of four women's scents – 'Perfume' by Thierry Mugler, 'Legend Pour Femme' by Mont Blanc, 'Quizas, Quizas, Quizas Passion' by Loewe and 'For Her' by Elvis Jesus - as well as two aftershaves for men, including 'Eau de Lacoste Noir' by Lacoste and 'Gentleman Only' by Givenchy. The samples in The Discovery Box are a handy size to throw in your bag for use on the move, but I wonder if it would make sense for one or two of the samples to be bigger. I don't know about you, but it always takes me a little while to decide whether I really like a new fragrance or not, and I feel the size of these samples doesn't really allow you to get to know the scents well enough to make a purchase.
If this were a monthly box these sizes would be perfect, but as this is a quarterly box I feel like it's not quite enough as each sample only lasts a couple of applications. I'd be more than prepared to pay a bit more for bigger samples, or it would make a lot of sense to have this as a monthly service - because £5.00 is still very much a bargain! That said, it's always nice to get pressies in the post and the third box features double discount vouchers so you can save a fortune if you decide you want to add one of the samples to your scent wardrobe. And as a firm fan of Vivienne Westwood perfumes (particularly Cheeky and Naughty Alice – unsurprisingly) I rarely move away from what I know, so The Discovery Box is a good chance for me to broaden my horizons.
Membership to The Discovery Club costs £5 per quarter. Find out more here.
Written by Alice-May Purkiss