Vellabox Candle Subscription “Vivere” Review – February 2018

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VellaBox is a monthly candle subscription! Every month they send you quality, small-batch, toxin-free, hand-poured candles.

They have 3 different levels of subscription: the Lucerna, the Ignis, and the Vivere.

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

This review is of the Vivere Size, $30 a month + free shipping, box. 

The Subscription Box: VellaBox

The Cost: The Lucerna VellaBox is $10/month with $2 shipping; the Ignis VellaBox is $20/month with $2 shipping, and the Vivere Vellabox is $30/month with free shipping and handling.

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The Products: The Lucerna gives you one ~4 oz candle/month, the Ignis sends one ~8 oz candle/month, and the Vivere which sends you 1-2 candles totaling ~12 oz/month.

Ships to: U.S.

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Every month, your candle comes usually wrapped in a square of fabric, but since December they’ve been sending drawstring bags instead.

Cupid’s arrows for Valentine’s Day!

Each box comes with an info card detailing the candles featured that month:

Now, on to the candles!

Wooly Beast Candle in Rose City – Retail Value $25.99

This soy candle is perfect for rose lovers – it has a pure, natural rose scent. Unfortunately, I am not the biggest fan of rose scents, so I will be gifting this to someone who will love it. (I’m also impressed that Wooly Beast candles are phthalate-free, so I’m going to check out some of their other scents.

Wooly Beast Candle in Besos de CocoRose City – Retail Value $17.99

This scent is designed to smell like “you’re kissing someone special on a warm tropical island while sitting under a palm tree.” That’s a lot of pressure on a candle! 🙂

But it actually does smell fab! It’s not overly sweet like some coconut scents – the palm tree addition keeps the scent even.

And each Vella Box also comes with a little treat like a food or beauty item:

Tahoe Flavor Toffee – Sample

This toffee is made with hand roasted almonds and pecans, rich vanilla, milk chocolate and sea salt. It tasted just as good as it looks – my husband, Eric loved it!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $45 – I think that’s great for a $30 candle box! This box feels perfect for February, too. A floral candle + an island getaway candle + chocolate toffee = Valentine’s Day in a box!

What do you think about VellaBox?

Written by 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!

Posted in Candle Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, VellaBox Reviews| Tags: vellabox | 7 comments


  1. In the March 2018 box for the $20/month subscription (+$2 shipping=$22) they actually shipped a candle that is selling direct from the manufacturer for $16.20. It is the 8 oz Garden rain from atticusandfinn. It would actually be cheaper to order this candle straight from their website than to use vellabox, so vella box is not good value.

    • The 8oz Garden Rain candle is listed as $18, unless you mean on sale? The shipping from Atticus and Finn also isn’t free unless you spend more than $75, and I know for me it would be $7 minimum. I don’t think it’s the best value box, but it didn’t seem terrible to me either.

  2. Just got my first box. I’m not a fan of rose scents but I will be looking forward to the next box. I like the presentation of my first box. The toffee was great. I’m not a huge love of flowery scents so hoping this isn’t a box that gives a lot of flowery scents or I’ll have to cancel. Flowery scents come on to strong for me. I’m willing to give it a fair try though.

  3. Liz, the candles’ values aren’t correct. The full sizes are 6 and 9oz, not 4 and 8oz. So the 4oz has a value ~$11.55-11.99 and the 8oz one has a value of $23.10.

    This sub looks incredible though, and that toffee looks amazing. I’m a bit particular with candle scents, but I’m still tempted to give this a go once I get through all the current candles I have. Thanks for the review!

    • I know its late…but I don’t follow on the sizes….??

      • Ok, I think I got it now. It just struck me weird that the subscription sizes were different from the ones you could order from their website.

  4. Oooh this box looks especially good. That toffee looks incredible, too

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