Nosejoy Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
Nosejoy is a monthly subscription for home and body fragrances of all sorts.
Each month, you’ll get 4-5 scented products, such as candles, lotions, and more.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Nosejoy
The Cost: $34.95 per month + free shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: 4-5 scented home and body items with a fun theme.
Ships to: The US only
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Opening this box was a blissful experience—everything was packaged so neatly, and this colorful card provided a nice intro. I liked the poetic nod to what I was about to get into, and it seemed like what I was about to get into was going to be amazing (spoiler: I was right).
Stacked under the intro card were a few other information cards. One was this listing of products included in the box. It provides a thoughtful description for each item, as well as prices and sources. I always find it a feel-good experience when boxes support and acknowledge the businesses whose products they carry; it seems honest and fair. Also included, but not pictured here, are discount codes for two of the three shops whose products I was about to try. Bonus!
Luna Sundara Palo Santo Smudging Sticks Single Pack – Value $10.00
I’ve been enamored with the earthy scent of Palo Santo since the moment I first smelled it some eight years ago, and I typically keep a piece or two around my home. For those unfamiliar, Palo Santo smudge sticks are small pieces of wood from a tree native to South America, often used by shamans and healers as a means of purification and healing. While I often just use it as incense, I’ve also waved its smoke in every room of each new home of mine on the first night I move in. I’m extremely excited to have a lasting supply of smudge sticks now! I can see myself using it more readily now that I have extras on hand.
Included in the Palo Santo box is a card from Luna Sundara inviting you to “enhance your smudging experience by listening to the sounds of Random Rab.” They offer a free download code to this producer, instrumentalist, and singer’s music through their site. This made me smile because I’m already a fan of Random Rab and have seen him live on a few occasions! The inclusion of this suggestion was a nice little touch that made this box feel more personalized to me and my interests.
Latika Rosemary Mint Bath Bomb – Value $6.50
This 5 oz. bath bomb was handmade in Austin, TX, and touts being SLS free, paraben free, and phthalate free. Yay for mindful wellness products! It arrived shrink-wrapped in plastic packaging and cinched in an organza baggie. I was really excited to use this guy ’cause it’s all too often that bath bombs have a super-sweet scent, which isn’t for me; this one turned out to be just the right balance of sweet and natural, and I liked the touch of having dried rosemary and bits of dried mint floating around me. The ingredients in this bath bomb include coconut oil, shea butter, avocado and sweet almond oils, which are moisturizing and smell good. I cut this bath bomb in half for my bath so it would last longer, and it worked just fine!
Latika Olive Grove Crème, 4 oz – Value $11.99
I don’t think it’s unnatural for people to be initially wary of lotions and other skin products that they didn’t hand-select themselves, a stigma I can only guess is attached to receiving one too many cheapy toiletry sets in gift baskets over the years. And I while I had my hesitations for about 30 seconds, I quickly changed my tune with this lotion. First of all, I read on the info card that it’s made with aloe vera and shea butter, and on Latika’s site that it’s mineral oil and paraben free. Knowing that thought and care was put into the recipe made me more open-minded to it. But then, I clicked the lid open and took a sniff, and oh man was it nice! The scent is this curious blend of sweet and musky, and I appreciated that it had a hint of romance to it without being overly feminine. I didn’t find this lotion to be the least bit oily and I enjoyed its lingering aroma for quite some time after applying it to my hands and wrists. Will I buy more of this lotion when my sample size runs out? Eh, at the moment I’m thinking I probably won’t, because I don’t love the thought of having a strong perfumey scent on my hands all the time, but I can say for sure that this bottle won’t go to waste anyway!
Rosy Rings Oak Moss & Myrrh Travel Tin Candle – Value $11
I can’t put into words how delighted I was to open the lid of this tin candle and find that it comes with a tiny pack of matches! Talk about attention to detail. I was just chuffed that I didn’t have to get up and hunt down matches or a lighter to fire this little guy up. I’ll admit that lighting this candle immediately after applying the lotion made for an almost indecipherable mingling of scents. And, while the candle truly does mimic the lotion in its blended elements of sweetness and earthiness, I soon came to realize that they do have two distinct essences. While the lotion’s sweet notes were a bit more candy-like, the candle’s struck me as closer to floral. I really, really enjoyed its very present fragrance while it was lit, and after about a half hour decided to blow it out solely for the purpose of stretching it out and making it last longer! I can definitely see myself purchasing another one of these candles when this one runs out.
Verdict: It’s official, my nose is experiencing joy! Nice job, Nosejoy! This box included a wonderful mix of familiar and new scents for me. The Palo Santo is a tried-and-true aroma that I was really pumped to receive more of. The bath bomb was one of the best-smelling bath bombs I’ve used yet. The lotion and candle offered complex scents that really made this box interesting and fun for me to explore. As for value? The contents added up to almost $40, which is a good deal for a $34.95 cost (including free shipping). Quite honestly, when I look at these four items together on my table and consider what I might have paid if I had picked them up at a gift shop or boutique, $40 seems like a deal. The quality of each is wonderful and the experience of learning about the thoughtfulness with which they were made an packaged is lovely. I’m sold!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription will start with the October box.
Coupon – Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $34.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 39.49
- Luna Sundara Palo Santo Smudging Sticks: $8.85
- Latika Rosemary Mint Bath Bomb: $5.75
- Latika Olive Grove Crème, 4 oz: $10.61
- Rosy Rings Oak Moss & Myrrh Travel Tin Candle: $9.74
What do you think of the items in this month’s Nosejoy box?