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Vellabox Candle Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016

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VellaBox is a monthly candle subscription! Every month they send you quality, small-batch, toxin-free, hand-poured candles.

They have 3 different levels of subscription that recently changed names: the Lucerna (formerly Standard), the Ignis (formerly Aficionado), and the Vivere (formerly Luxe).

This is a review of the Vivere subscription.

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - packaging

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

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - all items

The Subscription Box: VellaBox

The Cost: The Lucerna VellaBox is $10/month with $2 shipping; the Ignis VellaBox is $20/month with $2 shipping; and the Vivere Vellabox is $30/month with free shipping and handling.

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code ADDICT25


Save $5 off gift subscriptions with code GIFTINGADDICT!

The Products: The Lucerna gives you one ~4 oz candle/month, the Ignis sends one ~8 oz candle/month, and the Vivere which sends you 1-2 candles totaling ~12 oz/month.

Ships to: US

Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add VellaBox to your subscription list or wishlist!


Each box comes with an info card detailing everything included in the box.

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - items 1

Here are the two candles in my box this month! How cute is the packaging? Both are from Greenmarket Purveying Co.

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - items 2

Crush Bergamot and Raspberry Candle – 3 oz, value: $9

This candle is limited edition, and I loooove it. It’s a combination of two of my favorite fragrances! Plus, it also has some geranium and light musk to fill out the scent. 

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - items 3

The Archivist Blackberry & Rosewood Candle – 7 oz, value: $16

This candle smells like “tart blackberry with green apple, rosewood, & musk.” It’s also delicious. I love candles in jars/that have lids. This is a great fragrance for spring, too!

VELLABOX FEBRUARY 2016 - items 4

Greenmarket Purveying Co. Coupon

Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups – value: $2.49

These are a bonus item. I love this brand! I’m familiar with their nut butter packets and I’m always excited for chocolate!

The Verdict: I really like VellaBox. I love the packaging, and both of these candles are a hit with my tastes. Unfortunately, as far as value goes, I received $25 in candles for $30. There is the bonus item and “discovery/curation” aspect of this box, where it introduced me to some wonderful candles from a great brand, but I don’t think I would have paid the difference for a candle “personal shopper,” you know? I think this box has a lot of great things going for them, but I hope we can see a little better value from them in future boxes, or maybe they should have a different scaling of price increases between their different levels of subs.

What do you think about VellaBox? Have you heard of Greenmarket Purveying Co.?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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. I am thinking about this one. I have kind of wanted a candle subscription and I like the different tiers here. Also shipping is not so bad; I was going to buy some candles on Etsy a few weeks ago and the shipping was so high. I mean, I understand that Etsy sellers are just individuals and small businesses who don’t have great deals with the USPS or UPS like Amazon does, but I bailed out on my Etsy cart when I saw shipping for like 2 candles was going to be $13 or something. So maybe a sub is a good idea instead.

  2. how easy is it to cancel a subscription for this? can you do it via their website or do you have to call and cancel?

    • I received this sub (the lower cost version) for a few months before I got overstocked on candles from other sources. It was a very easy cancel from my account on the website, no need to call or email anyone.

  3. Glad to see MSA reviewing Vellabox now 🙂 I’ve been a subscribed to the Luxe (I guess called Vivere now?) for like 5 months now and have been LOVING it! I’m a candle freak and all of their candles are seriously divine! It’s easily my favorite sub and I plan to stay with them for the long run! They had great customer support too when I needed to change my shipping address which I always really appreciate. Regarding value, I check out the retail prices every month and honestly they almost always exceed the box price and sometimes blow it away by $10 – $20 depending on who they feature (such as the Ebb & Flow, Pure Plant Home months). Highly recommend Vella!

  4. The same coupon code is listed twice…

    • WAS listed twice. I see it’s fixed now!

      • Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  5. I think I need this box

    • I absolutely LOVE Vellabox. I enjoy getting mine in the mail and such a great idea for a subscription box! ??

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