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Luxor Box Limited Edition Black Box Review

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanAug 25, 2016 | 81 comments


Luxor Box
2.7 overall rating
86 Ratings | 8 Reviews

In addition to their bi-monthly subscription box, Luxor box also does Limited Edition boxes. This review is for their Special Edition Luxor Black Box. (No longer available).

The packaging on this box is fantastic. It’s definitely a box you will want to keep and reuse for gifting or storage. So much fun to unwrap:


And every item came in its own packaging, so you could definitely break this box down into lots of gifts.

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


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

The Box: Limited Edition Luxor BLACK Box

The Cost: $650 to the US, $700 to Canada

The Products:

  • This box will consist of a mix of 7 items from brands in the USA, France and London.

  • One of our France featured items is a STUNNING “Limited Edition” piece that is currently SOLD OUT in France. This special piece is now ONLY available in The Luxor BLACK!

  • The brand we are featuring from England is so prestigious that they have been supplying their goods to the households of Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales for decades!


The box comes with individual cards for each item included. First up:



2 Brandon Blackwood items!


Brandon Blackwood New York Dual-Texture BackPack in Suede Croc – Value $800

This piece was spoiled when the box was announced – I think subscription box companies are always smart to reveal the high-value item in a box, especially a $650 box!

I knew this piece would be high-end before I received it, but I’m even more impressed with the quality now that I have it in hand.


This bag is made with a custom crocodile embossed suede upper and vegetable tanned leather bottom. The inside is lined completely in genuine suede with a zip pocket and sections for your phone, too.

The purse also has a very sturdy structure, so it’s going to keep its shape, too.


It works great with just the handle as a purse, or you can add the adjustable straps for a backpack look:


I love wearing black when it comes to clothing and accessories, so this will fit in perfectly with my closet. And even better, it stands out thanks to the dual texture combination. The different leather textures, plus the removable backpack straps make this a perfect blend of classic and unique.

Plus, how great are backpacks? I don’t know if I can go back to purses after experiencing the convenience of wearing this bag!

And we have a coordinating wallet!


Brandon Blackwood Napa Wallet – Value $125

This is such a timeless piece!


This is a leather bifold wallet that zips completely closed – I love it! If you’ve ever grabbed your wallet out of your purse only to see all your cards have fallen out in the bottom of the bag, you know why I am loving this zipper!


And in the middle part is a tiny coin purse that zips out if you’d like to remove it, or just use it alone as a slim card case!



Halcyon Days Zebra Black & Rose Gold Bangle – Value $295


This bangle is made of brass then plated with 18kt gold and enamel. It has a good weight to it, and the quality of the hardware and snap are great, too.


The hinge design is so slick! You just press down on one side of the button to release the hinge, and it slides into place and locks on its own.

I think it looks lovely on its own, but would be great to mix with other rose gold and black pieces for a mutli-bracelet look. Here it is on:




Mottahedeh Heirluminare Two Votives with Tray – Value $245

No surprise – the packaging on this set is amazing and definitely something to keep and re-use.


This set is a combination of efforts from Mottahedeh & Company, a luxury porcelain design company, and Vila Hermanos, “a small prestigious candle factory located in Spain.”


The candles are made from 100% natural wax (no palm oil) and fragranced in Grasse, France.

Subscribers may receive one of four versions: Green Lace, Cobalt Blue Lace, Cornflower Lace, or Green Apple Lace.


This is such a stunning set. The candle is a mix of scents, with top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin flower. It’s a sweet, fresh scent, and not too strong, either.



Mary Jurek Design Silhouette Scalloped Bowl – Value $90

Luxor Box has sent out Mary Jurek Design items before, and I am becoming a big fan for one big reason – these pieces look amazing, AND they are dishwasher safe! They are made from 18/8 Stainless Steel, and completely safe to use for serving food, too.


Fancy + easy to clean = YES!


This piece measures 7 inches across, and would look great on a vanity, too.




Rose et Marius Velvet Pouch – Value $80

(Colors may vary)

This pouch measures 9 by 12 inches, and would be great for small tech gear (kindle, ipad, etc.) or beauty products.



It has a velour finish inside and out, and of course, I think the best part is the classic Rose et Marius pattern.

Here it is with a few items to better show scale:



Rose et Marius Perfume – Value $100


This perfume bottle design is meant to be on display! So gorgeous! The crystal bottle is made in France, and I love the old style aspirator bulb to spray the perfume – so fancy!


The scent itself is floral and sweet. The top notes are Iris Florentina, fennel blossom, wild immortal.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $1735. I can’t believe I just wrote that! The value is great, and while this was an expensive box, I think Luxor Box did a great job at delivering quality pieces and brands. Everything is very classic so it should be usable for years to come, and I appreciate that everything is also ready to gift if it isn’t a good fit for you.

What do you think of the Limited Edition Luxor Black Box?

Every-other-month, we curate a selection of high-end, luxurious spa products, top-shelf beauty products, jewelry, apparel, home accessories and unique treasures from around the world. Only full size products with a value of $250+ per delivery.
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!

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!
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What did I do to get a bunch of unwanted poop? Who do I complain to? They don’t allow accounts, and they don’t have accessible customer service. What a disappointment (and a waste of money).


What color Rose Et Marius pouch did you receive? If it’s either pink or blue I would be interested in purchasing it.


Hi Sammee! I received the blue. Do you swap?


This box is amazing and I didn’t believe the value of the candles until I saw them in a store myself for $245. The backpack is fabulous and I can’t wait to use it for fall. The only thing I’m not excited over is the pouch and I can’t wait to swap.

I received my box on Saturday and LOVE everything!!! I have the bracelet on today and have received numerous comments. Luxor Box is hands down my favorite sub…and I have many. 🙂

Leslie Belt

Dang I wish I would’ve pulled the trigger! I was afraid to with everyone saying it was gonna be junk from some last box everyone hated ? I’m so sad…but did I NEED any of this? NO! Would I have actually used any of it? Maybe the perfume…so…it’s prob good I didn’t, but I still feel I missed out…yes that’s an addiction…at least I recognize it! Lol! Had that have been a promis of that high value filled with beauty products…id have bought it…and seriously I could open a sephora!


I absolutely love this box. Not that interested in the wallet, so I will be putting that up for swap.


Happy to see you love yours, too! I’m super happy with mine. Put the bracelet on immediately, Did you notice that for the wallet, there is a thinner part that zips out and you can carry it separately. It’s nice.


I so very much love the bracelet. I was not expecting that at all so it was definitely a wonderful surprise! I still haven’t opened the wallet because I want to swap it so I figured there’s no need to open it. Do you recall weeks ago when we were allowed to purchase one of the other Brandon Blackwood items including the cat and the shark coin pouch?


Please let me know if anyone wants to swap the wallet! I have some high end jewelry up for swap, such as Rivka Friedman and Kendra Scott.


Liz I love your new profile picture! It looks like you now haha Great box review. One day when I’m not a college student I will subscribe to all of these fancy boxes. Is it bad that fancy subscription boxes is motivation to get a great job once I graduate? #lifegoals


Yes!!! You looked lovely with blonde but I LOVE brunette on you! You look like two completely different women!

Beth L

Gosh I bet you wish you could just keep pulling stuff out of that gorgeous box like a magic hat box….. Those items are to pretty to use. I would end up stashing it in my closet and pulling it out to look at my pretties every few weeks. Great beautiful box that hopefully someday I can afford. Love the photos and your review like always liz…. ? Hey now this would be a sweeeeeet giveaway to have….. Ha ha yeah right… Kidding..


Aw man ? I wish I wasn’t broke as heck..the croc bag, bracelet, & parfume are AWESOME!! *sigh*

Cheri Nappi

I absolutely ADORE that backpack!!! Just wish i could afford it. UGH! Seriously, i need to know how to get a job doing this myself? This is my dream job!!


Beautiful and helpful review as always. My box is on its way. Liz, do you mind answering a question for me? The perfume, you note that it has fennel blossom notes. I don’t know if the blossoms have the same scent as the fennel (I’ll research that) but does the perfume have a licorice or anise smell to it? I don’t want to open it if it does so the packaging can be intact for a trade–I can’t stand that aroma–bleeech!

Liz Cadman

I have to admit, I’m not skilled at describing scents/perfumes, but I don’t detect any anise/licorice scent. Hope that helps!


It does very much, thank you!


OMG that backpack is AMAZING! sigh……


I don’t have very luxe taste. This box does nothing for me which is good…as it’s worth 3 months of my car payments ?

I do think the backpack is unique and very practical. Smart of them to include a versatile piece that covers the cost of the box.


I actually like pretty much everything in there. But $650 would pay for two months’ worth of visits to the veterinary ophthalmologist for Mr. Kitty…


Maybe I’m in the minority – but thank God I didn’t waste such a load of $$$ on this box. Seems like Luxor’s target demographic keeps getting older and older and I’m so sick of all of the gold jewelry… No thanks, I can drop that cash on some things I REALLY want!!!


I am SO glad I purchased this box! The more and more I see the pictures I am falling in love and it hasn’t even officially shipped! I wonder if they will do this again and how often, to be honest I wouldn’t want to miss out on another black box and I think for curation purposes it would have to be like a year out to make it Ah-Mazing again.


That backpack! *swoon*


Yeah, a little box envy going on here too. I too love the bag more now that I saw the review photos. And that wallet! And the tray with the votives is not something I would have paid the RV for but it really is beautiful The “sold out” pouch is the only thing that leaves me cold, because it looks like it would pick up dirt easily being velvet in such a light color. And the size/shape does not look all that useful to me. But overall, wow, what an amazing box!


Amazing!!! I had no interest in that backpack, until I saw you with it! Seriously, every box should send you their hero items first.
I recently pulled the trigger on the September Luxor Box because of the bangle, sooo glad I did! I know it’s not this one, but a high quality piece of jewelry, nonetheless.

Liz Cadman

Thanks, Joanna. I hope you love your September box bangle! 🙂


Trying to figure out which is the item that is sold out in France. Does anyone know. Love the box except for the backpack. Not into that.


I think a prior spoiler said that it was the Rose et Marius Velvet Pouch.

Sarah Steil

I want that bracelet!!! Omg gorgeous!


OH. MY. GOSH. I’ve been waiting for this review since they revealed this box, months ago. I couldn’t spend $650 and I didn’t want the backpack, but I would have spent $350 on everything else. Wow! I’ve been wanting a Brandon Blackwood wallet! I want that wallet, I really want that wallet 🙂 Love the votives. Love the bowl. It might be worth joining the swap site (which totally confuses me) just for this box. Wow.


The swap site confuses me too. I can’t tell what people want, do you really have to look individually at everything that everyone they are following has listed? I am a member but have no idea how to use it. I feel like an idiot because I can’t figure it out and everyone else is swapping away. I would love some instructions, I just don’t even know how to start.


same here… I feel like a idiot . I’m a member but I don’t understand it at all. I also think everyone has the very expensive boxes for swaps and I do not.


You get a request – you look at all their pages of items and pick (it will put a check mark by) it and show your chosen items at the bottom of the page. If they have items that you follow (if you have been following anything) it will show a link at the top of their swap page – you can click on that option to see your matches – and then you can look at all their items too. You submit your choices – if they agree – they hit “accept” if they don’t agree they can either hit decline and it will cancel the swap – or they can hit counter offer and possibly add to their choices or even propose a change to your choices. You then can counter back, accept, or decline. There is a message area at the bottom of the swap page if you would like to make a comment.
After agreeing – you ship – post tracking number – you get your items – you leave appropriate feedback.

To see if you have items that other people want – you look on the left side of your main swap page “swappers following my listings”,
the options are there to also see a “matchmaker” (you have something a person wants and the same person has something you want).


Click the follow button on the items you’re interested in and if you use the Matchmaker link it will show you people who are interested in what you have to swap and have the items you want.

Julie B

This is the Lamborghini of sub boxes! So glad we can read the review and ogle pics rather than spend the dough for real. Thank you for the review!


Ha Julie, I was going to say the Ferrari (I’ve raced- pick the pony for beauty, speed & handling?) of sub boxes! Not my speed (oopsie pun slip!) but I do like seeing the pretties; thanks Liz for the lovely review!

Liz Cadman

Thanks, Julie! And yes, it is a little unreal to get to review a $$$ box like this!


That bracelet is STUNNING! Would you mind checking its circumference?? It looks like it fits you perfectly, though, which probably means it would be too small for me. The bangle spoiler by this brand for September’s regular box sounded like it was going to be waaaay too small for me, which is why I cancelled. (Stupid 7.5″ wrists. )

Liz Cadman

it measures 7.5 inches in circumference. Hope that works for you!


Thank you SO much for checking for me!! 🙂

Unfortunately a 7.5″ bangle on a 7.5″ wrist probably wouldn’t work. Bangles aren’t supposed to be tight! 🙂


Liz, this review is a feast for the eyes! You made already lovely items look even more so. There’s no way I could ever take a risk on box like this, but for those who did they definitely got their money’s worth.

Liz Cadman

Thank you so much, AmyM! 🙂

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