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Scent From Candle Subscription Box Review – January 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 6, 2017 | 6 comments


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Scent From, is a new candle and home accessory subscription. The theme for the this box is Scent from The Alps. (Each month has a different location/theme for the scent.)


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The Box: Scent From

The Cost: $25.39 a month plus $5.99 shipping

The Products: "Every box will contain one hero candle, one home accessory and a selection of smaller scented treats, and whilst each month’s destination will be revealed, the exact contents will remain a mystery."

Good to know: Your Scent From Box will be dispatched between the 1st and the 10th of each month

Check out all of our Scent From Box Reviews!


Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and the theme.


Scent from The Alps Candle in Spice - Value $15?


This candle has a  40 hour burn time. This scent isn't what I was expecting from "Spice." It's a little more perfumy/soapy than I would have liked, but still a nice scent. (Just don't go into it expecting cinnamon, that's what the next candle is for!)

(Just don't go into it expecting cinnamon, that's what the next candle is for!)


Shearer Candle Tin in Cinnamon Spice - Value $6.50


This tin candle has a 20 hour burn time and it's exactly what you'd expect from a Cinnamon candle - it reminds me of the holidays!


Kikkerland Cotton String Lights - Value $10


These battery operated string lights are so cute!


The patterns they cast when lit up are great, too:

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Shearer Candles Spice Natural Spa Hand & Body Lotion - Retail Value $17.50 (On Sale for $6)

This lotion matches the same scent as the main candle. It is described as "a warm and exotic blend with a hint of patchouli and cedar." The lotion is pretty thin, and absorbs quickly but didn't really moisturize my skin. This is good if you are looking for perfume, but not your best bet if you want hydration.



Verdict: This box has a value of about $37.50 (using the sale price of the lotion). I think that's good for the $31.38 cost, especially considering this box has free shipping from the UK. I also really like the idea of mixing candles and a home item or two. My favorite scent this month is the cinnamon spice - I wish it was the main candle!

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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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Shearer candles are handmade in Scotland. They’ve been around for over 100 years. I subbed for two months, cancelled, regretted missing a month and signed back up. The thing I like about the candles is that they are very strong and have a large “throw”. My downstairs is like one big open room. I buy candles from everywhere, high end to even once from a dollar store. this one is one of my faves for the price. Like Beth, I’m only charged @ $26 a month. Oddly enough when I cancelled and resubbed (same account, same email) they gave me the 1st month discount again).
Someone mentioned India spices and it’s true, this is what Shearer has on their website for the Spice scent:
A natural distinctive spice from India this scent is a warm and exotic blend with a hint of patchouli and cedar.

The lotion is watery so I don’t like it for that. Plus what I love about the candles (strong scent) I don’t love in the lotion. I put it in the bathroom at work and folks love it. To each her own, I guess.

Liz, did the New York box (December) get reviewed? The review posted as December (Stockholm) was actually November’s box. You have a spoiler for the December (NY) box but no review. That’s the month I skipped and wish I hadn’t.

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Beth L

Zo thank you for reading my post because I sadly keep saying the same thing and never once has someone took a second time. I totally feel ya with everything you said though. I love a strong scented candle too. That’s why I started making my own homemade strong scented soy candles because i got sick of waiting tons of money on expensive candles that hardly smell after you light them. When I start making them again and maybe i can send ya one to try out…. You sound like a candle addict like me… Cant put email here but find me on IG maybe viewmyworld321…..

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Let’s just say that NEST it is not, and leave it at that. Pass.

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Beth L

Hey I thought it was 19.99 plus 5.99 shipping so with tax my mother in law pays 26 ish…. Just pointing that out. I also don’t know why a lotion is in a candle box. That’s why I get it. And these scents remind me of India not the Alps. Miss for me somewhat. And the lotion is like milk.

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Unfortunate, the photo of everything together seemed appealing, but the individual items disappoint. The lights seem like the best item, and they’re not even supposed to be the focus. I hate lotions that are perfume-y and don’t really moisturize! I always feel like I’ve been cheated.

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I kind of hated this box. I ended up giving it to my mother in law. 🙁

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