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Vellabox Candle Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Apr 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: the Lucerna, the Ignis, and the Vivere.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - packaging

This is a review of the Vivere box.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - packaging 2

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

VELLA BOX APRIL 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 Standard gives you one ~4 oz candle/month, the Aficionado sends one ~8 oz candle/month, and the Luxe which sends you 1-2 candles totaling ~12 oz/month.

Ships to: US

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VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - info

Each box comes with an info card detailing the candles featured that month, as well as the bonus gift.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - items 1

The bonus item this month are these tea crystals from Pique. I tried the earl grey so far and it was pretty good! It also includes a coupon code for 15% off an order at Pique Tea.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - items 2

Golden State Wax Co. Coachella – 8 oz, value: value: $18

This fragrance is interesting – I’m not sure if it’s quite my taste, though. It has patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, and musk. I like the fragrance alright but I’m not sure I’ll want to burn it and make my house smell like it. The info card says this fragrance is “light and sweet… without being too incense-y.” Maybe I’m just sensitive, but I don’t agree with the “light and sweet” bit. It’s still pretty incense-y to me.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - items 3

Golden State Wax Co. Mojave – 3.5 oz, value: $8

The info cards says that this candle has cedarwood, white musk, chaparral, golden poppy, lavender, dry dessert air, cresorte, & desert sage, but I’m not 100% sure if that’s accurate. The Golden State Wax Co website says it smells like cinnamon candy, and I agree. Maybe not exactly cinnamon candy, but their website doesn’t say all the notes in it, so maybe the notes VellaBox lists are in it still. But I do like this one better! The cap did come dented, though.

VELLA BOX APRIL 2016 - items 4

Here’s a shot of the dented cap. It’s really not a big deal at all, since it still screws on and off just fine. I just thought it was worth noting!

Verdict: This is the first month from VellaBox I haven’t loved both scents. I plan to gift the Coachella one but I do like the Mojave fragrance, even if the info description may be off. The value adds up to about $26, based on my estimations. I couldn’t find the Mojave fragrance in a 3.5 oz for sale on their website, so I’m estimating the value on that one. I know the value is a little less than the cost of the box, but I do think curation/discovery plays a bit into the value for this sub, so keep that in mind. Also, the fact that it costs $5 flat shipping from Golden State Wax Co may level out the value a little. All in all, I’m happy – especially because this is the first month that hasn’t been perfectly in line with my taste. I’m still looking forward to future boxes, too.

What do you think about VellaBox?

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. Thanks for posting the coupon codes, Haley! I’ve never had tea crystals before so I’ll definitely try those out!

  2. I ordered this on Tuesday, and I already received it today. Just an FYI- both of my candles had dented lids, the larger candle had multiple dents. I think it just happens in shipping.
    The only issue I have is instead of Mojave they sent an amber candle from the same company. It must have been a mixup. I emailed them this morning and I’m hoping that they get back to me soon. That Mojave candle sounds perfect- I really liked the coachella theme between the two candles. 🙂

  3. “This is a review of the Vivere box. (But at the end of the article we show you what was included in the Lucerna and the Ignis! That’s why there’s multiple boxes in the box photo.)”
    Am I missing something or is there only 1 box shown and no mention of the other boxes!?

    Also, what are the candles wrapped in? Look like tea towels or something, would love more information on that!

    • Kathryn – oops! Last month I reviewed one of each of their boxes, this month it’s just the highest tier. That was a copy+paste fail on my part.

      Also the candles come wrapped in fabric swatches. Not tea towel, unfortunately. They’re pretty patterns though!

      • Oh, ok, that makes total sense! I thought maybe I was going crazy, haha!
        And bummer they’re not more than swatches, but I agree, very pretty!

  4. Thank you for your review! I finally subscribed to them today, and they already sent out my box! I hope that I receive candles similar to yours. 🙂

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