Birchbox Man Subscription Box Review – April 2015
Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box for men. This month they teamed up with Mad Men to curate the boxes – which explains the awesome box design.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Birchbox Man
The Cost: $20 a month ($16.25 a month with annual subscription)
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Get $10 to spend in the Birchbox shop when you subscribe with coupon code GAP10
The Products: Men’s grooming and lifestyle products.
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Tommy John Cool Cotton Trunk – Value $29
Birchbox Man now allows subscribers to select one of the items in their box each month, and for April I picked these out for my husband. (My logic was, practical item + worth more than the cost of the box = likely win). Turns out my husband was more excited about these boxers than I expected. Apparently, Howard Stern talks about them a lot, so he wanted to try them out. The verdict is that they are good, but probably not worth the $29 cost per pair.
Parlor Reworkable Hair Paste – .5 oz Value $4
We received this exact same item in our March Birchbox Man box (which isn’t supposed to happen). A few days after receiving this box I got an email from Birchbox apologizing and including a 20% off coupon for all PARLOR products. I don’t consider a coupon to spend money an apology gesture, but I absolutely love this product, so I have no complaints, and I’m actually happy about the duplicate. (It has the best scent!)
Billy Jealousy Illicit Pearlized Body Wash – 1 oz Value $2.50
We’ve sampled quite a few Billy Jealousy items over the years thanks to Birchbox Man, and I think my husband has liked all of them. I’m sure he’ll like this body wash too!
English Laundry Cambridge Knight Cologne – Sample Value $1.50
I hope Birchbox Man soon starts offering curated boxes just like Birchbox does – it is the best way I’ve found to avoid perfume/cologne samples. This cologne smells great, I just hate getting tiny samples like this in subscription boxes, especially when our box only has 4 items to begin with.
Verdict: Our box has a value of about $37. I’m glad my husband got to try the boxers he was interested in at a discount, and the Parlor and Billy Jealousy items will be used too. This is a pretty good Birchbox Man box for us – not a favorite, but not bad either.
What did you get from Birchbox Man this month?