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Nosejoy Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoFeb 25, 2018 | 13 comments

Nosejoy February 2018 sub box

4.1 overall rating
7 Ratings | 2 Reviews

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.

unpacking of Nosejoy February 2018

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

items in Nosejoy February 2018

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 February 2018 Review

indulgent aromas theme from Nosejoy February 2018

welcome card for Nosejoy February 2018

listings for Nosejoy February 2018 itemspacking list for Nosejoy February 2018

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.

mocha rose lip balm from Nosejoy February 2018

lip balm from Nosejoy February 2018

travel lip tin in Nosejoy February 2018

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.

bubble bath gel in Nosejoy February 2018 bubble bath ingredients for Nosejoy February 2018

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.

soy travel candle from Nosejoy February 2018

soy candle from Nosejoy February 2018

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!

lotion from Nosejoy February 2018

hand cream in Nosejoy February 2018 floral hand lotion from Nosejoy February 2018

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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"NOSEJOY is a monthly box of scented products for home and body. Enjoy 4 to 5 scented products delivered to you each month. Product sizes are full size or travel size. (Example: travel tin candle with 25 hour burn time, 100g soap, single use bath salts, 1.5 ounce hand creme, etc.) Find brands you lo... read more.
Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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I love scented stuff. I’ll resub to this box one day because the concept is fantastic. Just resting my credit card for awhile. Nosejoy makes me want a bathtub! 🙂 even more. As with any subscription box there are hits and misses….which make for delightful gifting throughout the year.

Christen Russo

I agree that this box is a nice one to take advantage of gifting. Because they typically include high-quality products, I feel comfortable passing along anything I don’t want to keep!


Thank you Christen for not giving a Pollyanna review – I always appreciate reviews that say “the quality was nice, but here are some areas for improvement”.

Christen Russo

Thank you for reading, Dea!


Wondering if the box will change in the future. Based on the comments

I m not surprised by the floral scents since it’s almost spring.

This box seems like a tough box to curate since everyone likes different scents and it’s curation is around scented products.

Overall the products are boring and the same types over and over again.

Christen Russo

I’ve gotten a few really interesting items in the past, like a shower sponge, a solid lotion stick, a drawer sachet, and some palo santo incense. That said, I think folks who are thinking of subscribing to this box need to be comfortable with the idea of receiving lots of candles, lotions, and soaps, because those are the types of products everyone uses. Anyway, thanks for reading my review!


That’s so true. This was my 2nd box, and I think I’m the only one who actually enjoyed it! haha! I did end up gifting the candle & bubble bath, because those are products that I won’t use, but I know that happens with sub boxes. Typically, anything I gift goes to my mom, and as long as she likes it (fortunately she did!), and we end up keeping virtually everything in a box between the two of us (and I feel like I got my money’s worth, of course), then it’s a good box to me! 🙂


Thank you so much for showing the back of the products with the ingredients list! That is so appreciated and helpful. 🙂 I always love it when a reviewer does that.

Christen Russo

You’re so welcome! That’s usually the first thing I check on a product, so I wanted to give you guys the same courtesy. 🙂


This has been one of my favorite boxes for awhile but I don’t like flowery scents so this one didn’t work for me. I am starting to feel like I am getting a back up of candles and handcream, but I’m not sure how many options they have for scented products either. I may need to skip for awhile.

Christen Russo

I feel you here, Pam. My house is truly full of candles right now! I do enjoy being able to choose which scent I want to light depending on my mood, but I would love a month or two off from receiving a candle. 🙂


This was my first box, and my last. I usually like the reviews on this sub, and gave it a try. The balm and any chocolate scents are a giant NO, just ew to me. I don’t have a bathtub, so the bubble bath is out. I knew going in I’d probably get something tub related, but went with it anyway. The candle, while pretty, has no throw, it smells like nothing when lit. I love hand cream, though I’m drowning it in, can’t get enough. I’ll go through this size tube in a few weeks. I figure I paid $35 for hand cream. With my spring Margot Elena box coming, that I paid $40 when it was first offered, I can’t justify trying this sub again.

Christen Russo

I’m sorry you didn’t have an awesome first experience with this box! As you can probably tell from my review, I didn’t find it to be one of their standout months. Hopefully you have friends who would enjoy the products you didn’t use, and that way they at least won’t feel like as much of a waste.

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