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Escentual Perfume Blind Trial Discovery Set

Learn more about our Perfume Blind Trial in this blog post

Dive headfirst into the nutty, soft and addictive world of almond this August with the world’s biggest Perfume Blind Trial.

Whether you want to expand your perfume knowledge, experience scents outside of your comfort zone or you’re a diehard gourmand fragrance fan, you’ll love our Perfume Blind Trial. Our interactive discovery set invites you to test eight mystery sample-sized scents from a range of designer, mainstream and niche brands, while expanding your perfume expertise.

But it gets better: the cost of the box is fully redeemable in Pretty Pennies, meaning you get £19.95 off the total of your favourite fragrance in the box (or whatever you fancy on site).

Why You’ll Love Our Fragrance Blind Trial:

  • You get to try eight fragrances from best-selling brands.
  • It’s subscription-free: you only pay for the boxes you want.
  • You get £19.95 worth of pretty pennies to spend on site.
  • You’ll learn from our multi-award-winning fragrance expert, Thomas.
  • You’ll be part of our friendly #EscentualScents community.

August’s Theme: Almond Fragrances

We’re all familiar with the slim almond nut, but what does it smell like in perfume? Well, if you’re a fan of vanilla but you’re after something a little softer and a little less sweet, almond will be your new obsession. It still has a moreish, creamy and gourmand edge to it, but it can also boast a slightly unexpected bitter-sweet side. It can even have a cherry-marzipan tone that might just remind you of fresh-out-of-the-oven bakewell tarts. But it’s not just the nut itself that you’ll find in fragrance: sometimes, almond blossom floats throughout a perfume to add a honeyed quality.

The Types Of Almond You Will Meet:

  • A is an amaretto-like almond.
  • B is a powdery-floral almond.
  • C is a cosy almond.
  • D is a moody almond.
  • E is a sexy almond.
  • F is a floral-solar almond.
  • G is a fresh almond.
  • H is a soft almond.

How Does It Work?

1. Order your August Discovery Set.
2. Open your box and scan the QR code to join our members-only Facebook #EscentualScents group.
3. Test each scent and share your fragrance stories with our community.
4. Watch our live fragrance reveal on Thursday 25th August at 8pm.

What’s In The Box?

  • 8 x 2ml mystery fragrance samples.
  • An information card with space for you to jot down your thoughts on each scent.
  • Your personal invitation to our #EscentualScents Facebook group.



What Is A Perfume Blind Trial?

It's a virtual experience for novices, experts and anyone looking to try something new. Together on Facebook, we go through eight mystery fragrances marked A-H, testing your noses, having fun with perfume and learning new things. Your exclusive invite to our #EscentualScents Facebook group will be inside your box upon delivery.

Why Does This Box Show As Out Of Stock?

Our Perfume Blind Trials have limited availability. Sadly, once they’re gone they’re gone! Keep an eye out for next’s month’s box launching on Wednesday 31/08/2022.

Can I Take Part Without A Facebook Account?

You will need a Facebook account to access the lives and our community. However, we will email the names of the scents after the Facebook live.

What Happens When I Receive My Discovery Set?

Now the fun starts! When you order a box, you’ll be invited into our private #EscentualScents Facebook group; it’s a hub for fragrance fans! As well as monthly live videos revealing the identities of the mystery fragrances, we share exclusive content and have guest hosts to chat all things fragrance.

When Do We Find Out What's In The Box?

Every month, we reveal each of the fragrance names live on Facebook at 8pm with our Fragrance Expert, Thomas. He reveals the fragrances on the final Thursday of the month.

Details About Pretty Pennies:

Pretty Pennies will be added to your account once the sample pack has been purchased and dispatched. The pretty pennies entitle you to £19.95 credit to spend at

Due to the nature of these sample sets, this product is non-refundable.

*Sample sets are excluded from voucher codes.

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Please Note:

The payment of £19.95 for this box is for the participation in this activity, including the experience and allied services (any fragrance received is complimentary, of no sale value, and to be used only as an aid to activity). On dispatch, your account will be credited with pretty pennies equivalent to £19.95, which you can redeem on the website.


Shipping Restriction: Only available for UK delivery.

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August Discovery Box
Item# Z050573
1995 Pretty Pennies
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Escentual Perfume Blind Trial is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blind box brilliance What is there not to love about the blind boxes.? I love that you choose when/if you want one based on the scent subject. The online fb community is brilliant, even just as a spectator, it's such a friendly page. I didn't even realise until long after my first box about the play pennies bonus... I loved it before & love it more now. The whole concept is brilliant!!! It would be great to be able to gift them to friends & family, even if only in a limited amount per year or in a dedicated gift voucher form, so the recipient could choose a month to order based upon the content. Splitting points perhaps upon redemption for both parties. I'd also love to see preset box types available too, e.g women's vintage classics, by the decade, by the brand, men's best sellers etc. I don't want much, I know haha.
Date published: 2022-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great idea very interesting to try different fragrances without knowing what they are and who has made them, makes for better judgement perhaps?
Date published: 2022-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s going to be expensive I knew that I enjoyed the iris note in perfumes but this has opened my eyes as to how much. I could quite happily wear all these this month.
Date published: 2022-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blind buy I purchased the gourmand blind box,this was my first blind box ever.I loved trying all the new fragrances and the interactions and discussions on the Facebook group.I think it's excellent that the cost of the box is put back on your account as pretty pennies.Will definitely be buying more blind boxes,what an excellent idea.
Date published: 2022-01-01
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