Flicker Box Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Flicker Box is a monthly candle subscription that focuses on makers from the United States that create artisanal, small-batch candles.
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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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This month is all about Oregon! Oregon is one of my favorite places, so I was excited to see this as the theme. I also love the little matches they send – such a nice touch!
Cascade Hops Candle by Lit & Co. – $12.50
Is this what hops smell like? Because it smells completely amazing! This is my favorite candle by far this month, and maybe one of my all time favorites! I’ve never smelled anything like it!
These little candles are handmade with soy wax in Portland, Oregon. The info card says they are supposed to smell like “that moment when you first open the door to the moist smell of fresh air, crisp water, & soggy earth.” I actually can’t smell anything, but I’m starting up my seasonal allergies, so maybe it’s just me.
Votive by Beeswax Candle Works – $2.75
This is a 100% beeswax candle! I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like it before! Unscented.
This one has a weird scent to match its name! It’s not a bad scent, though (to me) – a little woodsy, a little musky, with a little freshness sprinkled in. Plus the maker, Vance Family Soy Candles, uses American materials, no GMO’s, and donates a portion of every sale to those in need! Good for them!
Verdict: I stand by my recommendation of Flicker Box if you are looking for a good candle subscription, but this month was a bit of a miss for me. The value of the box was about $32.50 which is slightly below the cost of the box. Usually the value of Flicker Box hovers just above the cost, but not by a lot either way, so I’m OK with the value. I think the curation is consistently excellent, especially in the sourcing of candles with all natural ingredients. This month was really only a miss because I simply prefer scented candles. On the other hand, I discovered a new favorite, so it was really a mixed bag (or box!) for me. Which candle was your favorite this month?