Oui Please Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Oui Please is a relatively new subscription box that brings you the best of France every other month. This is their second mailing, and it’s already one of my favorite new subscriptions – everything about this box screams luxury and thoughtful curation!
The packaging for Oui Please is phenomenal – it would make an excellent gift. (Or gift to yourself!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This is the box within the outer packing box. It is so well made and a keepsake in itself. I’ve been using my first box to store my notecards from subscription boxes, and this one will soon go to use too!
The Box: Oui Please
The Cost: $150 per box (ships every other month)
The Products: An assortment of full sized French products. (The first box is shipping December 11th, and has the theme “Paris, I miss you.” They are advertising that it will have a value of $400.
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The box comes with a mini mag Et Voila – it details all the different products you might have received in your box. (There are a variety of product combinations each subscriber will receive).
I really wanted the Ripauste Leather Bracelet – hopefully someone lists it on swaps soon!
Zadig & Voltaire Scarf – Value $150
The info magazine lists two options of scarves subscribers may receive (Green Scarf, $150 or Blue Scarf, $175). This scarf seems like equal parts green and blue to me, so I’m not sure which one it is, but I’ll use the lower value.
This scarf is made with 100% Modal, and the fabric is so lightweight and soft.
This is one of my favorite items in the box – the colors are perfect for me, and will go with most outfits.
Ozone Over the Knee Socks – Value $35
(49% Viscose / 21% Angora / 28% Nylon / 2% Spandex)
These socks are listed as Knee High socks in the info mag, but I think they are actually these over the knee socks. These are really soft and warm, plus I love the look of long socks sticking out a little above boots, so these are a win for me. (I wish I didn’t need warm socks right now though!)
Florence De La Peschadiere Necklace – Value $60
This necklace is really well-made, and it has a unique look:
It is beautiful but just not for me, so I will hopefully try to swap it for that red leather bracelet!
Le Dernier Sou Bracelet – Value $25
This bracelet is made with a vintage coin from France. I like that it is adjustable, and I’ll probably wear it with a bracelet stack this summer.
Charly James Gold Plated Earrings – Value $50
These earrings are made with leather and gold-plated claws. I love the simplicity of the materials, but I think these may be a little too bold for me – they may get gifted or swapped.
Myriam K BB Creme – Value $40
I really like the scent of this BB Hair Creme, and from what I can tell it is a hair mask I assume you can leave in for a few minutes. (I’m trying to find exact instructions on their site, but I did find this somewhat amusing video).
Sothy’s Limited Edition Black Mascara – Value $26
This mascara went on without any clumping issues. It’s more of a lengthing mascara than a volumizing one, so the result is a very natural look – I like it as an everyday mascara.
Lebon Toothpaste in Cinnamon Mint – Value $10
Luxury toothpaste = something I would never buy on my own, but now that I have it I love it! The scent of the cinnamon flavor is great, and I just love the gold packaging.
Talika Eye Detox Contour Gel – Value $48
Nominoe Gentle Foam Face Cleanser (1.7 oz) – Value $14
This eye gel is supposed to reduce dark circles, reduce puffiness and smooth fine lines. (It gets pretty good reviews too).
This Nominoe line is made with natural ingredients and is a good size for travel.
Hediard Caramels – value $25
These look delicious! They have dairy in them, so I couldn’t eat them (maybe that’s a good thing), but my husband tried them and loves them!
Palais Des Thes Lemon Black Tea – Value $13
I drink tea all the time, so this is perfect for me – I love all things citrus too. I may try swapping for the other tea variation as well: Orange Blossom Green Tea.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $496 (or $521 if the scarf is worth $175). One thing to keep in mind with Oui Please is that each box varies so everyone’s value for this box may be a little different. I was looking at Instagram to see the different variations everyone received, and it looks like I received 1 or 2 more items than most subscribers. (There were also a few people who received both the scarf ($150) and the sweater ($200), so comparing number of items isn’t always the best method).
I emailed Oui Please just to make sure I didn’t get any preferential treatment, (I paid for this box, but still wanted to verify), and to understand a little more about how they determine who gets what. For example, I wanted to know if it is possible for two subscribers to get the exact same items, but for one of them to get additional items as well.
Here is what I learned: They create the different variations prior to fulfillment, and when their inventory allows, they may add an extra item or two for some subscribers. They don’t select certain subscribers to receive the extra items, but they do keep track of who has already received extra items, so they can make sure each member will receive a special treat during the year. So I guess this is my treat box!
Now that I’ve addressed value (which is amazing), I’ll give my verdict on the items themselves. I’m so thrilled with the curation of this box. The whole experience feels very authentic, and I love that when I look up these items to get links and values I need to use Google Translate because the site is in French! This is my current favorite luxe box, and I’m thinking of buying my mom a subscription as a gift the next time they offer 20% off an annual subscription – I know she’d love it!
What did you think of the second Oui Please box?