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Le Parcel Subscription Box Review – July 2014

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July

Le Parcel is a time-of-the-month subscription box that sends you your choice of pads and/or tampons, but a few treats and other items. It’s been a while since I reviewed this service, so I signed up to try it out again!

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Le Parcel

The Cost: $15 a month

The Products: Your choice of 25 pads/tampons/panty liners, plus chocolates and few other fun items.

Ships to: US ($5 shipping) Canada ($7 shipping)

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Pads

25 Pads/Liners/Tampons – Value $5?

When you’re signing up for a subscription, you get to select how many of each category item you want. They feature the brands: Tampax, Kotex, Playtex, OB, and Always.

Now on to the more fun items!

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Hair Ties

Kenz Laurenz Hair Ties – Value $3

Pura Vida Bracelet – Value $5

I can always use more hair ties, so these will come in handy, and I like this bracelet for layering – plus it supports fair-trade full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica!

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Chocolate

Knot Chocolate Truffles – Value $4?

I can’t find these for sale anywhere online, so I’m guessing on the price. (Fortunately they were shipped with a cooler pack so they arrived unmelted!)

Le Parcel Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Tote

Intimina Feminine Wash – Sample

Mermaid Market Tote – Value $3?

This is the tiniest tote ever! (I think you could fit two water bottles in it). It’s cute and I’m sure I’ll use it for something

Verdict: I paid $20 for this box ($15 plus $5 shipping) and I received about $20 worth of items. I’m a little disappointed in the bonus items only because I re-signed up for this box based on their homepage imagery which shows high-end beauty samples. I’m going to give it one more month to see what my bonus gifts are for August – hopefully they match up a little more with what’s shown on the site. As far as the practicality of this subscription goes – their website is great. It’s very easy to order exactly what you want, and I think the packaging is great too.

Do you subscribe to a time-of-the-month box? Which one is your favorite?

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!

Posted in Le Parcel, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. Hi Liz. Did you ever receive a new box from Le Parcel the next month? How were the gifts? Were they still little “cheap” gifts? I was curious because I’m thinking of signing up, but don’t want to pay $20 for junky items either.

    • I don’t recommend signing up – I got the same gifts two months in a row. Doesn’t make sense.

  2. I subscribe to this box, I figured if I am going to buy the stuff anyway why not get it with a free gift and jewelry. I got sunglasses in a box recently which were really cute! I really enjoy this Le Parcel box and will be subscribing for my daughters as well.

  3. I am a big fan of the Period Store. I like their mission/message. I dig getting some art every month and the treats they find are great and have a great story. I also love that they carry many natural, organic and other menstrual products – sponges, cloth pads and menstrual cups. In fact, this is what got me started on the Diva Cup. They also have heat packs, aromatherapy, tea and a host of other products. It is a great way to try other products.

    I also appreciate that the tampons, pads, etc come sealed in a box that has not been open. I would not want to receive a ton of loose tampons. Just a hygiene thing.

    I do agree that when it comes to time-of-the-moth boxes – they are a total splurge. It is really about making your cycle fun or a way to look forward to it. Certainly you could do it yourself for cheaper, but when do we? I just do the $15 treat subscription, but like that I have the option to add anything I want ONLY to next month’s package. Their site is easy to use and their blog is awesome.

  4. Another warning – someone on MUT said they MAC they send is a fake. They called MAC to inquiry about it and MAC said they have never even heard of Le Parcel. And there is no way a TOTM box could afford to put MAC in a box if they paid for it out of pocket. I’d be careful.

  5. I can’t imagine why anyone would need this sort of box, TBH. If you went to the store and got all brand name items at full price, for that $20 you could buy a whole container of personal wipes/cleanser, a box of pads/tampons, liners, and even some chocolate if you wanted – and you’d likely have some product left over for the next month. I always think that the point of subscribing these boxes is to have some sort of value gained by the buyer, and for most of the TTOM boxes, it seems like you’re paying extra to not have other people see you buying feminine hygiene products.

    • Agree. I go to Target about once a week. They have sales on the brand I use all the time. It’s not an inconvenience to pick up supplies. I don’t give one whit whether I have a male cashier, either. Plus, my cycle is naturally a little shorter than average (about 25 days), so I don’t need these products at the same time every month.

      • I just buy lots of Tampax Pearl when there’s a coupon/sale at Costco. And i get the Lites from Amazon Subscribe & Save.

  6. Period for Good donates to charity… I like this one the most.

  7. I’ve warned others here before but it bears repeating I think: I tried Bonjour Jolie, for myself and my oldest daughter. It was a nightmare experience. It took 2 months and sending more than 15 messages before mine finally arrived. And when it did, it came with $4 postage due! I had to pay extra to get the box after waiting and already paying postage. When I contacted the company, complete with photos of the postage due package clearly stamped as such, they were rude, argumentative and refused to take responsibility for the error. I finally forced them to refund the shipping charge I had to pay. My daughter still hadn’t recieved her package, ordered a week after mine. So I inquired about the status at the same time. It had never shipped at all but it took me forcing the issue to make it happen. The CS rep basically accused me of trying to scam them out of a free box! I explained that we most definitely don’t need $10 worth of tampons and pads for free but I wanted what I had paid for over 2 months earlier. She finally got her package 2 weeks later, shipped 3 days prior to arrival, and it was postage due as well! Once again I had to trek to our post office (which being in a big city is insanely busy and miserable to deal with) and shell out more cash. All said, it cost me an extra $8 to get my packages plus countless hours on hold/drafting emails and 2 unnecessary trips to the list office. By that point the box could have included the Hope Diamond and I wouldn’t have cared. So, fair warning to any who risk it. The way I understood it, this is a small, family business run out of their home. Which rather skeeved me out since the feminine products are not sealed. It rather feels like I bummed a pad from a stranger’s stash.

    • Erin, thank you for sharing your experience! I watch this girl on youtube and she does Bonjour Jolie unboxings, so I have been very tempted to order one. After your review, I’ve reconsidered. No thank you! I’m sorry you and your daughter had to go through all of that!

    • I also tried Bonjour Jolie for a couple months. I liked it initially, but decided the ‘gifts’ were really cheap… Customer service was okay, but slow. I’m just glad I didn’t get hassled like other people did… Quality of this LE Parcel box looks better, but the other commenter said they normally only received one gift?? Lame…

      • I got LeParcel when they first started and I had a lot of trouble getting my box. They didn’t actually ship my box before the start of my cycle. :/ I was not impressed. I thought that was the point of these boxes!

  8. They used to give you only one gift per month! One month I only got one purevida bracelet and the next month I got that same tote only. They seem to have repackaged but kept the same gifts.

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