Prize Candle Mystery Box Review – June 2015
Recently, the Prize Candle Club offered a mystery box in a flash sale – 6 candles plus bonus items for $69.99 + $6.99 shipping. That’s a great deal! Their normal subscription cost is $24.99 + $8.99 shipping. What a great opportunity to try out their products!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this mystery box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: Prize Candle Mystery Box
The Cost: $69.99 + $6.99 shipping
The Products: 6 candles, plus bonus mystery items
In the top of the box were these two cards, advertising their new Party and SoCal Collections.
What’s better than a box? A box full of boxes! Of the six candles I received, I got four prize candles and two charm candles. The charm candles simply melt down to reveal a surprise charm for your charm bracelet. The prize candles, if I understand correctly, melt down to reveal a ring. The rings themselves are worth $25 each. In addition, there is an enclosed code that entitles you to a prize worth anywhere from $10 to $5000!
My bonus mystery item was a short length of ball chain, similar to what is pictured here, that could be used as a charm bracelet. Knowing the value of ball chain, I thought that was a pretty disappointing bonus item. I also have a charm bracelet already that I like, so I tossed it before I thought to take a picture.
All of the candles included were 9 ounce, pure soy wax candles. The charm candles I received, pictured here, are Italian Leather and Island Escape. The Italian Leather smelled just like a new pair of shoes. I love that smell! The Island Escape smelled like what is typically called “ocean fragrance.” I would rather smell the real ocean, but it’s a nice aroma!
This is one of my charms – it’s a tiny little angel! It’s very cute. My other charm was a little red pump, and as soon as I took it out of the little baggy, it disappeared! I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of it! I liked that one even better!
Getting the prizes out of the candles was a super messy process for me! Am I doing it wrong? Does anyone have a clean way to get them out?
My first two Prize Candles were Citrus Blossom and Provence Lavender. I really liked the Fragrance of the Citrus Blossom candle! It was heavier on the floral scent but with a nice citrus pungency. The Lavender candle just smelled like soap to me, but I am picky about my lavender. I also noticed it had a very, very light fragrance as it burned, so it wasn’t unpleasant at all.
This is the pretty little ring that came out of the Citrus Blossom candle. It’s a bit too small for me, though, so I will probably have to swap it. I did go to the Prize Candle website and enter all the codes for my rings, and I got the same prize for all of them, a $10 discount with every referral. Better luck next time!
This is the ring that came from my Provence Lavender candle. It’s my favorite color and design! Unfortunately, this one is way too small for me! I’m still trying to decide if I want to wear it on my pinky or swap it or gift it to my niece.
The last two candles were Tahitian Vanilla and Ski House. Vanilla is probably my least favorite fragrance of all times, but this one wasn’t too bad. It also burned lightly. I’ve never been skiing, but I always thought a ski house would probably smell like cedar and wet dog. It turns out it smells wonderful! This is my favorite candle in the lot! It has a good healthy pine and cedar scent with just enough musk to give it some weight. It smells incredible when burned too, and just fragrant enough for a medium sized room.
This is the ring from the Tahitian Vanilla candle. I love the unique color of the stone, but this one is too big! I’m having rotten luck with my pretty new rings!
This is the ring from the Ski House candle, and I’m happy to say it fits perfectly. At first I thought I couldn’t wear it because people would think I was wearing a fake second wedding ring? It looked completely clear to me. It wasn’t until after I took the pictures that I realized that it’s actually a very pale aqua color. Gorgeous! I also realized after looking at the pictures that the rings and the candles are color coordinated! I wonder if this was intentional.
The Verdict: The obvious standout feature of this mystery box is the value. The retail value of the six candles at club price is about $150 plus shipping for each, and this package was $77 shipped. All the candles had nice fragrances with mild to medium output. The fragrances were nice, but not like high-end designer candles do. If you have a very picky nose, these probably aren’t the candles for you. I like my spaces to smell nice and for the fragrances to cover up kid and pet smells, so these are perfect. Plus, they burn for 40+ hours, so that’s another bonus for me.
The rings are all fairly similar, but I did see on their website that they are starting up some new styles such as stacking rings. These are all classic costume cocktail rings with silver bands. They are very pretty, and I always like to have different rings around for different occasions, so these are great for me. I just wish more of them fit! Charms are not really my favorite, but I have some, including this new little angel. I am still determined to find that red pump, too!
In addition to all of this, I got four chances to win a piece worth up to $5000! How exciting is that?
What did you get in your Prize Candle Mystery Box?