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Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review – Winter 2016

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The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a quarterly subscription box of bath and body products. All subscription boxes will include 8 exclusive Fortune Cookie Soap products in adorable mini-sizes.


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The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap Winter Box

The Cost: $19.99 a box

The Products: 8 exclusive FCS products in mini-sizes

Ships to: US, Canada (Cost is $24.99), and Worldwide (Cost $29.99)

Good to Know: The Winter 2016 Box sold out so a new subscription will start with the 2017 Spring Box.

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I was excited to try this box and when I saw that the theme was Through The Wardrobe, I loved it! I really loved the Chronicles of Narnia series when I was a kid and it definitely gives off a wintry, magical vibe.



Always Winter – OCD Hand Sanitizer

To be honest, scented hand sanitizers aren’t really my thing. I love using hand sanitizer but it always smells overwhelmingly sharp to me. That’s just the nature of sanitizer so any attempt at masking that scent is appreciated! This scent is described as evergreen fir needles, cinnamon, cranberries, apple curls, and cedarwood. After I get through the initial sanitizing scent, the apple stands out to me. It is a nice apple scent and the glitter is a cute holiday touch.


Sweeties – Fortune Cookie Soap

It wouldn’t be a Fortune Cookie Soap Box without the fortune cookie! This represents Turkish Delight and I think if Edmund had access to this soap he might have calmed down on the sweeties. It looks cute enough to eat and I smell the rosewater more than anything. I had a few cartoonish moments with it flying out of my hands when it was wet because the shape was just unfamiliar to me. Definitely not a complaint, it was just so silly and unexpected. 


My fortune said “You doubt your value. Don’t run from who you are”. This is an Aslan quote from Prince Caspian and a nice, inspiring message inside of your soap!


Lion’s Breath – Perfume Oil

Aslan’s breath is surprisingly awesome! The mixture of fir needles and pomegranate does provide a slightly sweet forest scent. I like this for an everyday, slightly festive scent. This did fade after a few hours so I’m glad it’s in a small rollerball, super easy to keep in my purse!


Deep Magic – Shampoo Bar

Shampoo bars took some time for me to get used to. I have really thick hair so the thought of using a bar was initially unappealing. The suggested use it to wet your hair and then starts scrubbing the bar against your hair and scalp. I followed their suggestion and found that this lathered really well! For how thick and long my hair is, I didn’t use too much of the bar which makes me think this will last way longer than I expected! I love the refreshing mint scent and mixing that with rosemary and garden herbs smells like being in a forest after it’s snowed. Really refreshing!



Hide and Seek – Whipped Soap

The suggested use for whipped soap is as a shaving cream or body wash. I really like this for a body wash because the consistency is really light and fluffy. This really matches the scent description and smells just like cocoa, coffee, and coconut. I like the contrast of a heavier scent with such a light product.  



Father Christmas – Whipped Cream

This moisturizer may be mini-sized but it packs a punch! This was definitely the strongest dessert scent out of all the products. It smells like vanilla cupcakes and juniper. Its consistency is like a thick balm but it absorbs into your skin really well. I was surprised at the small amount I needed to use. This seems like it will last me a while and it’s a really festive scent for winter.



Dream of a Dream – Dusting Powder

I like the inclusion of a powder in a soap box. Lotions and bath bombs are always awesome but it’s nice to have a variety of products you can use after a bath or shower. This feels like a nice baby powder with an exfoliating quality. My skin felt really smooth after rubbing this on. The faint hint of lavender, vanilla, musk and patchouli was calming and complimentary to the other scents in the box.


Small Favors – Pedi-Bomb

I’ve never used a Pedi-Bomb before but it’s basically a mini bath bomb for a foot bath. It works the same way, so you just drop it in and it fizzes, then dissolves in the water. The description for this was warm honey, citrus slices, and a hint of tobacco pipe. I did smell mostly the sweet and citrusy scent. The faint hint of tobacco was there but just barely. I really liked the mixture of the scents.

Verdict: I loved the Narnia-inspired theme and was really pleased with the variety of products in this box. I think the value of this box more than covers the $19.99 cost. You get a great taste of the types of products they offer and their scent payoff is definitely there. I think Fortune Cookie soaps do really well with the layered scents. It was a nice mix of crisper nature scents and warmer bakery scents. I’ll use every product in this box and there are a few that really stood out. This box does serve as a nice introduction to Fortune Cookie Soap and I’m excited to dive into some full-sized products. While the Winter Box is sold out, they did release a full range of Through the Wardrobe products. My favorite products from this line were the whipped cream, shampoo bar, and whipped soap. I’m excited to see what their Spring Collection theme will be!

What do you think of the Fortune Cookie Soap Winter Box?

Written by Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Sarah’s first box was Honest Company and she was excited to learn that there are boxes to cover many of her interests which include coffee, sci-fi, books, pop culture, comics, and makeup. She’s currently loving Stars Hollow Monthly and Vegan Cuts, and can’t wait to find more!

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 got this box in a swap, and I was shocked at how small the items are! :O

  2. This was my first box with FCS and now I wish it was more often than quarterly. When I first got it, I was a little underwhelmed because I don’t really use hand sanitizer, pedi bombs, or shampoo bars… nonetheless I found myself going back to this box over and over to smell each thing, so I ended up using the $10 off code on an order and then just bought more on the BF sale… and I’m holding back on getting even more. The scents really are unique – I love the winter line. I tried a few of their “standard” ones too, like cotton candy and unicorn farts, and they are ok but the winter line really shines. They have great customer service too!

  3. What a fun box! Especially for anyone who is a fan of Lush but doesn’t have a store near by.

  4. I got this box too and am in love with the shampoo bar (the minty scent is amazing) and the whipped soap. I need to go and see if their special Xmas box is still available because this was a super deal.

  5. Don’t forget that it’s $20, but when it ships, your order number is a code for $10 off your next purchase. I love that i get to sample all the new scents and products before the quarterly launch and get $10 off my order. This is one of my favorite subs ever, and the fall and winter boxes totally hit it out of the park this year!

    • I didn’t know this. Thanks for the tip?

  6. This is my favorite sub box discovery of 2016! I just spent $76 (used my $10 off coupon from the winter box) to get free shipping on a bunch of stuff for myself and some xmas gifts. I love, love, love the scents, clever names, and the whipped cream & whipped soaps. I also picked up a Fall box a couple weeks ago (they still have some left).

  7. Wow their site is whacked out. You can’t get in to anything. I tried to email them as well. I hope that’s not a bad sign.

  8. Oh I want this box!!!

  9. This box was my first one from them and I loved it. I liked it so much they were still offering the fall box because they had some left over and I bought that one as well. I’m so glad I chose to subscribe to this company’s boxes❤️?. Can’t wait to see what spring brings.

  10. I love this theme! I wish I had subscribed in time to get the winter box.

    • Sometimes they end up with extras. That’s how I got the fall box. You could email customer service and ask to be put on the wait list for it.

      • Thanks for the tip!

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