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Luxor Box Special Edition “Love & Spoil” Box Review

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In addition to their bi-monthly subscription box, Luxor box also does Limited Edition boxes. This review is of their Special Edition “Love & Spoil” Luxor Box. (No longer available).

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The packaging on these boxes is always great – this time they couldn’t fit everything in the standard box!

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FYI this box is no longer available for sale, but here are the box details:

The Box: Luxor “Love & Spoil” Box

The Cost: $200 to the US, $230 to Canada

The Products: $700+ worth of products.

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Each box come with individual info cards per item, and some of the brands include coupon codes as well.

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Brandon Blackwood Red Crossbody Bag – Retail Value $320

This bag was made for this Luxor box! I typically go with brown and black leather bags, so this crossbody bag is a welcome and bright change! I also love the bold red color for Valentine’s Day! Here is the other side:

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And here it is with the added strap:

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And inside there are lots of credit card slots plus a zipper pocket:

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This bag is a little too small to fit my iPhone 6+, but it should work with smaller phones. (And alternatively without the strap it could work as a wallet).

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Here it is on to give a better sense of scale:

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I’m very impressed with the quality of this leather bag, and I think the color makes it feel even more special. One thing to call out though, I did notice a chemical smell that some readers mentioned as well. Brandon Blackwood commented on the site explaining:

The smell is from edge painting on the straps. Factory workers hand paint those thin edges on your bag so that the edge matches the color of leather. If you take a look at any leather bag you own you will see the edges of the leather (especially handles and straps) are painted. Because they have not been sitting in a warehouse for days to air out the smell is pretty strong. It will air out. This process happens to every bag. You guys just got you’re “hot off the press”.

I received this last evening and let it air out over night. I still can smell it today, but it is less, so that seems in line with the expectations Brandon set.

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Heart and Swizzle Wine Set – Value $54

This set is made from Recycled Sandcast Aluminum, and I think it is a great addition to a Valentine’s Day themed box. It would make a great hostess gift too, but unfortunately, Mariposa’s packaging isn’t the best on this item. The tie and glue holding this winestopper to the cardboard did not make it through shipping:

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So unfortunately, the winestopper got a little dinged up in transit. Here it is:

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The scratches are very minor and not really noticable unless I’m looking for then, but it does prevent this from being an item I would gift. These are both useful items to keep though, so that’s OK! I saw some other readers commenting with this issue, but I hope most subscribers received their wine set in perfect condition!

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Meredith Hahn necklace – Retail Value $315

This was the spoiler item for the box. When signing up for the box, you got to select silver or gold for this piece. Since it is such a high-value item for this box, I like that Luxor box spoiled it and let you pick – very smart!

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(The gold is 18k vermeil and the silver is sterling silver).

Here is a closer look:

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And here it is on:

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This is a lovely piece, but something I probably wouldn’t wear often enough to justify keeping it, so I’m doing a giveaway for this necklace at the end of the review – make sure to enter if you’re interested!

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All the love in the world book by Jesse Hunter – Value $10

Another great item for Valentine’s Day! Here is a summary of the book:

A beautiful, uplifting collection of photographs celebrating the universal symbol of the love heart all over the world. In 2010, photographer Jesse and his partner Mikala embarked on a global photographic adventure, 650 days, 44 countries, and six continents, to frame the world in their own unique way. Jesse soon noticed certain things that he was photographing again and again. These things became collections, and the biggest collection, which came to over a thousand, was of love hearts. It was then that Jesse knew the love hearts had chosen him. All the Love in the World is the result of Jesse’s work, a beautiful, positive, and inspirational little book of photographs celebrating the fact that wherever you are in the world, the love heart is there with you.

And here are a few pages:

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Cacao Atlanta Company Sweet and Spicy Box of Love – Value $20

These chocolate truffles are hand painted and gorgeous! The flavors are: Antica Strawberry, Cayenne Passion Fruit and Aztec Aphrodisiac. Here is a closer look:

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I just realized I don’t have anything for my husband Eric besides a Captain America Valentine’s Day card, so he’ll be getting these on the 14th, too!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $719. I think that’s a great value for a $200 box, and the curation feels very thoughtful too. I think this box would be an amazing Valentine’s day gift! I wish the Mariposa packaging had been better, but besides that, no complaints!

What do you think of the Luxor “Love & Spoil” Box? Make sure to enter the giveaway below!

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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.

15 Comments

  1. I purchased the January box and wasn’t overly excited about it so I canceled my sub. I do like what they sent out for February -I wish I would have done one more box now!

  2. What a lovely Valentine’s box! That necklace is beautiful…I love gold and hearts! Thank you for the giveaway Liz!

  3. Since I received the Sparks Joy book in January’s PSMH I’ve been thinking about subscription boxes and all the great deals and hapinnes or in some cases frustration. I always enjoy reading Luxor reviews and if you are the person that currently uses and/or buy the items they feature it is a great purchase. I like the sub because they perform accordingly to their advertisement and I appreciate and respect companys for that. I wouldn’t sub though. Since I started tidyng up I’ve noticed that my house is more enjoyable for me.

  4. I do love the Luxor box, sometimes I am just ok with the items. My purse has been out for over two days and the scent is still pretty strong…like headache strong. I will not use the wine set, since I do not drink. The book is cute, and the chocolates interesting. I love the necklace, but must have been sleeping when I ordered cause I do not remember choosing silver especially since I am a gold girl. Still very nice. I am pondering what to keep and what to gift. Still a great box!

  5. I’ve seen a few reviews on this box and almost everyone had an issue with the wine stopper and tray. Its possible this was a manufacturer issue. I’ll be happy to win this box dings and all. Thank you for offering it.

  6. I love the necklace! I would have chose gold too!!

  7. I got mine yesterday and like or love everything! My phone doesn’t fit in the purse, so I’ll probably end up using it as a wallet, which is fine because I need one that size. The necklace is beautiful and will definitely be worn. The chocolates will be eaten. My bottle stopper was in perfect condition, although I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing with it. The book is cute.

  8. I really think it is hard to be negative about a box that cost $200 but contains $700 worth of RV. Deals like this are frankly why I subscribe to luxe sub boxes. I would never have splurged on these items and just love both the necklace and the bag. Those items alone are more than I paid for the box. The two things that did not thrill me were put up for swap–and were snapped up in less than 24 hours.

  9. I absolutly love the gold necklace !

  10. I really would love the bag (though probably not at that price) if it didn’t have the printing on it.

  11. They just sent an email for the march spoiler

  12. Another sub I would love to treat myself with one day! Everything is gorgeous and says ‘Luxe’ to me 🙂 Fingers crossed for this one?

  13. Always like to see what’s inside the Luxor box, I wish I can afford it !!! The bag is gorgeous and the necklace Is beautiful ! Thanks for the giveaway Liz !

  14. I agree the value is there. I received mine last night and seemed a little underwhelmed with the 3 items we didn’t know about once the necklace and brandon blackwood items had been announced. I love my blackwood piece and in all fairness I jumped on the box with the necklace as the spoiler, but was elated to find out the blackwood piece would be included. I loaded it up last night and used it today. It is perfect for running around and when I fly and need that extra carryon availability and can get rid of my purse for this. The necklace is a nice piece, but not something I would use, so I am giving it away as a gift. So, that leaves the last three pieces…5 pieces of chocolate valued at $4 each (meh), a little book of photos (okay, but this will eventually either sit on my coffee table or someone elses and never be seen and then the wine accessory set that I think it pretty specific in terms of who might use this. The heart on it makes it a big no for an gentleman that I know are big wine drinkers, so a hostess gift is all it can be used for. Again, this might get used once somewhere, somehow. These three items are worth $84 and are not valuable to me. That means the necklace and bag are what I spent my $200 on. I would not have spent $200 on a bag not knowing what it was actually going to be. I agree that red is not a color I would have picked out, but I do love it. The necklace I hope will be a gift that is appreciated by whomever gets it. At $100 each of the $200 I spent I think that is fair in value. I would have loved to get some cashmere socks or even a pretty mug like the last box with some heart theme on it. Those would have been very useful and useable items.Just my 2 cents.

    • I would have to agree- I do like the necklace, but I am not crazy about the red purse, it’s just not a color that I wear. The wine stopper was all scratched up and looks bargain basement. The book is not something I would ever want (sorry to be a little harsh). Chocolates are tasty, but I was a little let down with this box.

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