No results matched your query
Our reviewers research, test, and recommend the best subscriptions and products independently; click to learn more about our editorial guidelines. We may receive commissions on purchases made through links on our site.

Birchbox Man Subscription Box Review – October 2016

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanOct 12, 2016 | 3 comments

birch-box-man-october-2016-0001

Birchbox Grooming
3.9 overall rating
47 Ratings | 18 Reviews

Birchbox Man is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box for men. Each month, you’ll receive 3-4 sample size items to try along with another lifestyle item that you can select. The selection process opens about a month before shipping and, typically, allows you to pick 1 of 3 selection items.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

birch-box-man-october-2016-0002

The Subscription Box: Birchbox Man

The Cost: $20 a month ($16.25 a month with annual subscription)

The Products: Men’s grooming and lifestyle products.

Ships to: US only

Check out all of my Birchbox Man reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Men’s Lifestyle Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Birchbox Man profile page.

birch-box-man-october-2016-003-b

birch-box-man-october-2016-0004

birch-box-man-october-2016-0005

Each box comes with a card detailing the inspiration around the box and listing out some incentives.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0008

Pura Vida Bracelet – Teal Braided – Value $15

Each month, you’ll be able to pick 1 of 3 selection items for your box. This month, I chose the set of 2 Pura Vida Bracelets. I was curious to see how different they were from the women’s Pura Vida Bracelets subscription box. Overall, they’re pretty much the same – both are made to be worn together.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0015

Pura Vida Bracelet – Solid Black – Value $5

Here is the second bracelet. Just a simple 5 strand, black, bracelet, These are made to be worn together.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0013

1899 Cologne – .07 OZ – Value $3.67 (based on $105, 2 OZ bottle)

I’m not a cologne person. I gave this one a shot – but it’s too fragranced for me. If I do but on cologne, I typically look for something that has a fresh scent, like ‘just out of the shower’ type of scent. This wasn’t doing it for me.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0014

Clean: Shower Fresh Fragrance – .03 OZ – Value $.55 (based on $74, 4 OZ bottle)

This is exactly the type of fragrance I was talking about! It has a mild, fresh, scent that I love – I’d definitely use more of this.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0011

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel – .5 OZ – Value $5 (based on $25, 2.5 OZ bottle)

I’m currently still loving my Kiehl’s face wash from September, so this was a welcome sample. It reminds me of the classic Nivea scent, which I don’t really love or hate – so this will work for me.

birch-box-man-october-2016-0012

Fatboy Hair: Perfect Putty – ? OZ – Value $2-3? (based on $21, 2.2 OZ container)

This didn’t have a size listed, so the value is really a total guess, but it’s a very small container. Along with not being a fan of cologne, I’m also not a fan of putting anything in my hair – so this is definitely something I won’t be using. Dry shampoo is the extent of hair product that I’ll use!

birch-box-man-october-2016-0006

Billy Jealousy Beard Oil – ? OZ – Value $2-3? (based on $24, 2 OZ bottle)

Again, there is no size listed, but this is a very small packet. I like the smell and it’s not overwhelming! The sample gives you one good test in your beard. Unlike other beard oils, it didn’t make my beard really slick to the touch, or shine visually – both are good things!

birch-box-man-october-2016-0010

Billy Jealousy Beard Wash – 1 OZ – Value $2.50 (based on $20, 8 oZ bottle)

The last item goes with the oil above – it’s a beard wash! It actually doesn’t have much of a scent – which is great! I’ve never used a dedicated beard wash before, so I’m excited to try it out.

Verdict: I don’t try a lot of products, but I’ll try something that is put in front of me – so I’ve enjoyed Birchbox Man. I love the inclusion of a lifestyle item as well – usually it something that’s close to the value of the entire box, so it makes the samples bonus – which is perfect for me!

What did you think of the October Birchbox Man?

Birchbox Grooming (formerly Birchbox Man) is a monthly grooming and lifestyle subscription box service. Each box includes a mix of grooming product samples for you to experiment with and figure out if they might work for you. If you do end up liking something, you can resupply with full-size items i... read more.
Eric Cadman
Eric Cadman
Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He's been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Eric Cadman
Eric Cadman
Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He's been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
Join the Conversation

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.

3 comments

Gabrielle

Really torn on purchasing a gift subscription for my man. Sub seems like a good idea because he’s always looking for a great hair product and hates buying full-size, but he also is VERY picky (hates facial products, doesn’t shave but doubt he’d ever use beard oil/wash, never cologne, etc). Does anyone know how well they curate the box based off of preferences?

Lisa

Is it just me or does this seem over priced? My birchboxes have steadily decreased in value and I don’t think I’ll be hosting the men’s subscription anytime soon

Lisa

Gifting the men’s subscription… My autocorrect also seems to get worse

You Might Also Like

Coming Tomorrow: A Brand New Look for MSA
Coming Tomorrow: A Brand New Look for MSA
July 12, 2021
We Relaunched, We Listened, We’re Making Changes: A Note to MSA Readers About Our Latest Site Improvements
We Relaunched, We Listened, We’re Making Changes: A Note to MSA Readers About Our Latest Site Improvements
July 21, 2021
BoxyCharm Premium Add-Ons for August 2021
BoxyCharm Premium Add-Ons for August 2021
July 12, 2021
Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Shine Lip Sampler–Coming Soon + Full Spoilers!
Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Shine Lip Sampler–Coming Soon + Full Spoilers!
July 11, 2021
Our reviewers research, test, and recommend the best subscriptions and products independently; click to learn more about our editorial guidelines. We may receive commissions on purchases made through links on our site.