GQ Quarterly Subscription Box Review #GQQ01
I had a few requests to review the GQ Quarterly box, and part of me was secretly hoping that it would be the men’s version of the Nina Garcia box, so I gladly signed up for this subscription!
At first look it’s packaged very well, and I can already tell before I see the contents that this box is full of scented items!
The Subscription Box: GQ for Quarterly
The Cost: $100 a box (ships 4 times a year)
The Products: Style, Lifestyle and grooming products selected by GQ Editors
Ships to: Free to the US. (Canada +$30; rest of world +$40)
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. This is their first box, and the theme is inspired by “The GQ Smell-Better-Than-Ever Tool Kit” article from the June 2014 issue.
Fulton & Roark Solid Cologne in Tybee – Value $42
These burning papers are meant to freshen up areas like the bathroom, and last for about 5 minutes after you light them. (To use it you fold it into an accordion shape, light one end, blow it out and then it will burn down like incense).
This solid cologne is a very clean scent, and the metal slide container is pretty slick too.
While this is a masculine scent, I really like it for the home – and the purple glass container is elegant too.
BVLGARI Aqua Amara Shampoo – Value $38
We pretty much only use BVLGARI bath and body products when we get stay at nice hotels, so I think this is the first time I’ve seen what a full size bottle looks like! It’s definitely a nice treat, but not something I could see buying for regular use!
Le Fin Du Monde by Etat Libre d’Orange – 3 ml total Value $5
Verdict: I’m impressed with the first GQ Quarterly box – it’s definitely the high-end quality I would expect. We paid $100 for this box and received about $195 worth of products. The value is there, and I think it’s a nice splurge luxury box – just like Nina’s in a way. I’m interested to see what the next box will include – I’m hoping they mix it up with some fashion and home items. Also, it’s just nice to see another great subscription box for men!
What do you think of the first GQ Quarterly box?