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Nosejoy Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017

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Nosejoy Subscription Box

Nosejoy is a monthly subscription for home and body fragrances of all sorts.

Nosejoy Open Box

Each month, you’ll get 4-5 scented products, such as candles, lotions, and more.

Open Box for Nosejoy Subscription

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

Nosejoy Unboxing

About Nosejoy

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

Nosejoy December 2017 Review

Welcome to Nosejoy

Nosejoy December Welcome

Information About Nosejoy

Nosejoy always includes a welcome card with a few subscriber discounts and an info slip that gives a little info about each item in your box. I love that they offer the price of each lovely-smelling product and the website for the company from which it was sourced. Nosejoy is really good about introducing subscribers to small businesses, and in some ways, I think of this box as being just as much about that effort as it is about receiving the awesome treats themselves!

Paddywax Christmas Candle

Nosejoy Library ex Libris Candle by Paddywax

Paddywax Charles Dickens Candle, 2.5 oz. — Retail Value $8

With a “Scents for Santa” theme and a “Santa’s Nose Is Coming to Town” headline to its welcome card, I fully expected this month’s box to go full-on cinnamon spice, pine, peppermint, and so on. And, the scents of Christmas are delightful ones, so I was prepared to enjoy each one thoroughly! But, I’m pleased to report that in true Nosejoy fashion, the smells included in my box are more interesting and complex than the expected. This unique tin candle is the closest item to a Christmas theme, what with its tangerine, juniper, clove, vanilla, fir needle, and eucalyptus blend. Hand-poured in Nashville, TN as part of a Library Collection, this two-wick soy candle is a nod to Charles Dickens. Its lid features a quote by the author, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Here, here!

Paddywax Tobacco + Patchouli Candle

Tobacco + Patchouli Candle for Nosejoy

Paddywax Tobacco and Patchouli Candle, 3 oz. — Retail Value $9

Next, a second soy wax candle that was hand-poured in Nashville, from the same company, Paddywax. I used to have a favorite candle until Nosejoy entered my life and introduced me to a dozen more favorite candles, and its scent was Tobacco and Tanned Leather. I’m just so delighted by muskier scents—to me, they go well with a warm and cozy, rustic home—and this Tobacco + Patchouli offering is a great update to that old favorite. I chose not to light these candles for the photographs, as I often do because they’re coming with perfect timing to be used as last-minute stocking-stuffers! It’s going to be tough to give them away, as I would really rather keep them!

La Lavande Bar Soap

La Lavande Soap

La Lavande Milk Soap, 25 g — Retail Value $1.35, Listed Value $3.95

Another product Nosejoy is good for is a high-quality soap. I’ve bathed in some of the most brilliant and unique blends, but this bar from La Lavande brings it back to an OG vibe with its classic scent and a clean, white color. You can’t really tell from the images, but it’s been pressed with the company’s name and a vase of flowers—a lovely touch! According to the provided info card, “The French believe milk helps to keep the skin moisturized and youthful,” and I’m just so smitten with French romanticism, so I’m really to be swept off my feet by this soap!

Spongelle for Nosejoy Box

Spongelle Sponge

Bourbon Vanilla Spongelle in Nosejoy Box

Spongelle Bourbon Vanilla Body Wash-Infused Buffer, 1.5 oz. — Retail Value $9

When I first pulled this exfoliating sponge out of my box, I couldn’t quite figure out what it was! Turns out, it’s a scent-infused scrubber that’s meant to be used in the shower. The info card mentions that this guy was so popular in the June box that they brought it back in a holiday-ish scent. We didn’t begin reviewing Nosejoy until July, so I’m feeling lucky that I get to experience this hot item! The sponge is firm when squeezed between my fingers, and it has a not-too-sweet vanilla scent. In the shower, I ran it under the water and squeezed it to soften it up, per the directions, and went about my washing. It was kind of an intense experience, to be honest! While the sponge is relatively soft to the touch, it provides a really exfoliating experience that was a little rough on the skin. That said, I stuck with it, and my skin felt so good, soft, and very clean in the end. I’m pretty fascinated by this thing and wouldn’t mind receiving another one in a future box down the line! The wrapper suggests it’s intended for about 5 uses.

Cashmere Lotion Bar

Nosejoy Lotion Bar for Nosejoy

Nosejoy Lotion Bar

Benjamin Soap Co. Cashmere Lotion Bar, 0.35 oz. — Estimated Value $7

At first, I thought this lotion bar was a teeny-tiny travel deodorant, which I would have been totally game for, but I’m also thrilled to be introduced to yet another new product that I’ve never before countered. This lotion bar actually kind of functions like a deodorant for your hands in that you roll it up and rub it on, and holy smokes does it smell heavenly! I couldn’t begin to describe what “cashmere” smells like, and the essential oils used to scent it are kept a secret. I’d say it has a floral-vanilla vibe to it, and it rubs in really nicely without leaving an oily residue behind. I can’t wait to smother myself in this amazing handcrafted product in this dry season.

Verdict: I’m extremely pleased with the winter-themed scents sent to me in December’s Nosejoy box! I love that they offer a subtle nod to Christmas without being too in-your-face on-theme. Though I received two candles (which I’ll be giving as gifts this month), the other 3 items all serve unique purposes, which I love. I’ll always be a believer in Nosejoy!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription will start with the January box. Sign up by the 15th to get that month’s box. 

Coupon – Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 for this box, and the items added up to a total of $34.35. That means you’re paying approximately $6.99 per item.

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What do you think of the items in this month’s Nosejoy box?

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen stepped into the world of subscription boxes by signing up for Graze. After her world was changed (for the better, obviously) by a steady delivery of amazing snacks, she realized she needed to expand her horizons to include deliveries of eco-friendly products, clothes, and beyond.

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 love your reviews of this box Christen! It seems like we have the same taste in scents, I’ve bought so many that say “manly blend” or “masculine fragrance” it’s kind of comical but I just prefer heavy musky incense like scents. Im hoping it’ll stay along those lines for at least the next couple months before they start doing summer scents ecausr I really want to try this one

    • Thank you so much for reading along, Dorian! Since the products in Nosejoy’s monthly box are always chosen with the season in mind, and we have a few more winter months ahead, I would bet they’ll stick with that “moody” aroma theme for at least a little longer. I hope! For your sake and mine. 🙂

  2. I just subscribed. I’m all about “the smell.” Their tag line is Life Should Smell Good. I’m sold. All of the past boxes looked good. Super excited…!

    • Hooray! I believe you’ve chosen wisely, Noelle. I hope you have as wonderful of an experience with this box as I always do!

  3. That’s a very nice candle company. I buy their concrete candles, which are rather expensive, so this subscription box definitely gives the subscriber some premium products. I’m definitely interested! There doesn’t look like a single filler item, only products that I know from experience are pricey and really lovely!

    • I completely agree that Nosejoy never includes “filler” items—only high-quality selections that are made and chosen for this sub box with care. It’s one of the many reasons I love this box so much!

  4. I want this subscription so badly!!!

  5. I love Spongelle’s buffers. When mine runs out of soap I use my bar soap on the sponge to get full use of it. They are just too expensive to buy directly from Spongelle. Have a Merry Christmas.

    • That’s such a good idea, Virginia! How long do you find the sponge lasts with that technique before you need a new one?

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