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Pharrell Quarterly Box Review #IAO06

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Pharrell is one of the original Quarterly box curators, and this is the 6th box in his subscription. Pharrell’s bio from Quarterly:

Best known for his work with the Neptunes and N.E.R.D., Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion and design to express his distinctive style. The theme of his mailings is curiosity.

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The Subscription Box: Pharrell Quarterly Box

The Cost: $50 plus shipping

The Products: Items that follow Pharrell’s theme of creativity.

Ships to: US and Worldwide

Delivered via: USPS


Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included. The theme for this box is:

“Studying the chakras is a very personal and thoughtful journey – it’s all about you and the energy you have within.”


Areaware Cubebot – Value $8

This is one of those items I wasn’t too excited about when I first opened the box, but now it is on my desk and I play with it all the time! Pharrell included it since playing with cubebot “is another calming activity that can work wonders for relaxation and positive vibes.”


Kikkerland Rainbow Maker – Value $39

This little solar-powered machine makes rainbows with the motion of the Swarovski crystal refracting sunlight. (This video lets you see exactly how it works). This is one of those items I would never buy on my own (or even come across) but I think I’ll put it to use!


Ashramchic Mala Bead Bracelet – Value $45

This bracelet was custom designed for Pharrell Quarterly box subscribers. (Arianna Huffington also had a custom Ashramchic item in her most recent box). I like that this bracelet includes a smiley face charm – that seems very appropriate!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $92. That’s pretty good for a Quarterly box, and I think this is a very personal box for Pharrell, so I imagine it is very popular with his super fans. Looking at some of his past boxes on “Best of Quarterly,” I can tell that not all boxes would have been for me – but I like this one!

What do you think of the Pharrell Quarterly subscription box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Double rainbow maker on Amazon Prime for $33. 🙂

  2. I am not the target audience for this box (I’m more of a Design*Sponge, Hitha-on-the-Go, and Unclutterer Quarterly person). However, of Pharrell’s previous boxes, this is probably the one that comes closest to something I’d buy. Speaking of Quarterly, I really miss the Hitha box.

  3. I NEED that rainbow maker! Anyone want to swap theirs?

  4. I watched the video and the rainbow maker is pretty cool, but nothing I’d ever pay $40 for. My cat would love it trying to chase the rainbows around the room lol. I feel like quarterly consistently delivers low value boxes, for sub boxes I expect to at least double the value of it vs what I paid.

  5. I have that cutebot from Uprise Art quarterly box (discontinued some time ago). It is the cutest thing ever, and it sent both a bigger bot and a small size bot. You can change the position every day, depending on your mood.

  6. I am just constantly not impressed with the Quarterly boxes, and I LOVE Pharell. This box just doesn’t do it for me- Not one useful item. Neat stuff, yes, but nothing I would actually buy for myself or for anyone else- Not at $50 anyway.

  7. I really like everything in the box, but would not pay $50 for them. The rainbow maker, for instance, sells for $28 on Amazon and there is NO WAY I would pay $45 for that bracelet.

    • I just bought that rainbow maker at a local shop for $23. Same exact one.

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