Flicker Box Subscription Box Review – January 2015
Flicker Box is a monthly candle subscription that focuses on makers from the United States that create artisanal, small-batch candles. I’ve been excited for the January box because I’m ready to move on from the holiday scents of October, November, and December!
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The Box: Flicker Box
The Cost: $34 a month (first month is only $25)
The Products: “Each Flicker Box contains a variety of artisanal candles made from candle artists from around the United States. We share their story and ship subscribers a delightfully curated box right to their doorstep.”
Ships to: US only
Ships via: USPS priority
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Flicker Box includes an info card every month, sharing information about the makers and the candles. They do a great job introducing you to the brands included, and these cards definitely make it easier to re-order when you find a candle you really like.
I am completely in love with this Crazy Cat Lady candle! It smells just like fresh grapefruit, which is one of my favorite fragrances in the world.
The Vanilla Snowflake has a pretty standard vanilla fragrange, which I find a little sweet for my tastes, but if you like vanilla fragrance, this is a good one. It’s also a great candle because it is made using soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, phthalate free fragrance oils and no dyes.
big white yeti only sells 6 oz. tins on their etsy site, and the tin that Flicker Box sent me is 4.6 oz, so I am estimating on the value. This is the second candle I’ve received from big white yeti and Flicker Box in the past six months, and I think this is the only repeat from a maker. You can imagine the uproar that this candle caused at my house with a name like Kitten Toots! Fortunately it’s just a funny name and does not actually smell like kitten toots. The aroma is actually pretty floral and soapy. big white yeti is another vendor that uses “all natural everything’ in making their pure soy wax candles, and i have found from their previous candle that the air scent is pretty subtle when lighting their candles.
This is a tiny candle that packs a huge punch! It is VERY fragrant! I like citrus and herbal scents, so this is a win for me. Big Dipper uses 100% beeswax for their all natural candles.
Verdict: The value of the candles this month comes to just about $34.25, so it just matches the regular cost of the box. Flicker Box tends to run specials pretty often and shows up on Groupon or Gilt City from time to time, so if you are hoping for a better value, you should keep your eyes open for those deals. The added value of this subscription is definitely in the curation. There are a LOT of candle makers out there, and Flicker Box does an amazing job bringing subscribers 3-4 different ones every month that smell good and won’t make you sick with artificial or hazardous ingredients. Additionally, I found a new favorite this month, so it was well worth the cost!
Which candle was your favorite this month?