Nosejoy Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2018
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
Nosejoy February 2018 Review
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!
This month’s theme is “indulgent aromas” to treat yourself to every day, which made me smile because, honestly, Nosejoy box aromas are always indulgent! The flip side addresses that this box is arriving after Valentine’s Day, but it’s a fun little way of extending the love a little further. I’m among the Valentine’s Day lovers of the world, but at this point in the month, I’ve definitely got my eyes more set toward spring than longing for V-day to be extended a little longer. Either way, the floral scents I’m sensing I’m about to experience fit that theme, too.
Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm Tin, 0.8 oz. — Retail Value $7.50
If ever there were a decadent lip balm, this would be it! I’ve seen this brand, Smith’s, before at Urban Outfitters and various other places, but I’ve never gotten my hands on a tin, nor have I seen this scent. Somehow, there’s a strong representation of chocolate, vanilla, and rose all happening at once here. It goes on really smoothly and while the balm itself has a pink tint, it didn’t go on with noticeable color. Supposedly you can use this anywhere on your body, so I guess it’s good that it doesn’t go on pink. I’m not sure I’d want to sport the chocolate scent anywhere other than my lips, but even if I only ever use it for that, it’s a great, hydrating balm that will last me a long time.
Enfusia Let’s Get Naked Bubble Bath, 4 oz. — Retail Value $3.49
I’m not a big bath-taker, but after receiving a bath bomb in a subscription box, I decided it was time to go for the occasional dip in my tub. I have a whole lineup of bath bombs and salts waiting to be used now, but this is the first sudsy bubble bath gel I’ve received. The smell of it reminds me of something you’d find at Bath & Body Works, which is honestly a bit too sweet-smelling and sort of “girly” for me. While this product does boast mostly natural ingredients, it doesn’t strike me as having a very natural scent to it. I’m finding myself a little surprised to find this in my box—I’m used to Nosejoy including much more mature offerings with complex scents.
Aqua de Soi Champagne Lily Tin Candle, 9 oz. — Retail Value $15
As far as subscription box candles go, this one is surprisingly big! I tend to prefer candles with muskier, traditionally more masculine smells, as opposed to florals, but this one has a citrus tone to it that makes it fresh and a little unique. This scent is a definite nod to springtime, so it goes with the theme I proposed at the beginning!
Love & Toast Paper Flower Handcreme, 1.25 oz. — Retail Value $9
Last month’s Nosejoy box included my consummate hand lotion, which I still use regularly of course (I can’t think of a single hand cream bottle that’s lasted me less than 6 months), and so this month’s lotion is up against a bit of an unfair competitor. It might have been a good idea for Nosejoy to avoid packing hand lotion 2 months in a row, which is consistent with feedback you guys, the commenters on my review, gave. I’m typically unbothered by receiving similar products month after month because they all smell awesome and therefore are always welcome in my world! But, I might gift this one to a friend since I just don’t need it right now. The scent has a complex floral vibe to it, with shea butter and some other textures that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s lightweight and hydrating, and a nice cream overall.
Verdict: For the first month since I started to review Nosejoy, I liked but didn’t love my box. As I said above and have mentioned in the past, I appreciate the gender-neutral scents they typically offer and felt that was lacking this month. And while I can appreciate a floral theme for a box centered around scents, I didn’t feel that they were done as well here as I would have expected. That said, the quality is still nice and this month’s offering might simply delight a subscriber who loves feminine scents more than I do!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription will start with the March 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 month’s items added up to about $35, which breaks even with the $34.95 cost of the box, including free shipping. That means you’re paying approximately $8.74 per item. The fact that I wasn’t huge on this month’s scents aside, I still think that’s a great value for these products.
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What do you think of the items in this month’s Nosejoy box?