Fortune Cookie Soap Box Review + Coupon – August 2018
The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers bath and body products centered on a new theme each month. Each month FCS will create new products to fit that theme, and then will offer up the extended collection for sale later in the month.
This month’s theme is “The Goblin King”, inspired by the David Bowie movie Labyrinth!
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About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month
The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap
The Cost: $28 a month + shipping
New Deal: Use code FIRSTFCSBOX to save shipping on your first box!
The Products: FCS exclusive products centered around a new theme each month. The products will be a mix of full size and deluxe sample sizes, but the total box value will be at least 50% off the retail value.
Ships to: U.S. for $6.95, Canada for $24.99, and Worldwide for $29.99
Good to Know: Sign up by the 9th of each month to get the next month’s box.
Fortune Cookie Soap “The Goblin King” August 2018 Review
This box comes with a mini handbook detailing the products, how to use it, the unique scent, and ingredients. New to the handbook is pricing details for each item! One thing of note — I have purchased from the FCS website several times, and all of the listed prices match up with what I have seen available for sale once the collection becomes available.
Crystal Ball Crystal Infused Perfume Oil, 10 mL – Listed Value $12.99
This perfume oil has some gorgeous sparkle inside of it, and it smells delicious with notes of golden apricot, pink peonies, candied pomegranates, and a hint of praline. It is a sweet scent that is perfect for everyday use when I want to smell fresh but reach for one of my heavier fragrances.
Voodoo, Who Do? Room Spray, 2.5 oz – Listed Value $8.99
I am a big time candle burner, and I also recently got into wax melts as well, so I am getting a bit tired of seeing room sprays. Fortune Cookie Soap has such an amazing lineup and I wish they would include more of their products rather than perfume oils and room sprays. This has notes of cotton blossoms, wild red raspberries, and cedar, and it does smell good—I just don’t know if I will be able to use it.
The Bog of Eternal Stench Veggie Protein Deodorant, .7 oz – Listed Value $7.99
I am a daily antiperspirant user, so while this smells great it will be used sparingly. It has notes of golden amber, vanilla coconut cream, and honeycomb, and if you’re not a heavy sweater or you’re just going to be hanging out in the air conditioning this would be a great choice. This is another instance where I wish FCS was including a wider variety of their products—this is the second deodorant I have received in the past few months, but there are so many products (like laundry detergent, bubble scoops, shower steamers, toners, and wax) that haven’t been included at all in the six months I have been subscribing.
Cutest Monster Face Ever Charcoal Cleanser, 4.3 oz – Listed Value $12.99
This is described as a deep cleansing face wash thanks to the activated charcoal, and I did find it to be a little too deep of a cleansing for my face. It didn’t irritate my skin per se, but my face did feel tight after using. This has a light fragrance of spiced rum, jasmine petals, pink sugar, and Tahitian blond woods.
Chilly Down Cooling Aloe Me Whipped Cream, 1.8 oz – Listed Value $7.99
I LOVE the ‘Aloe Me’ whipped cream line from Fortune Cookie Soap and Chilly down is the absolute perfect pairing to this fab lotion. Chilly down has notes of zesty lemon rind, peppermint, and vanilla, and it smells SO good. I store all of my aloe me whipped creams in the fridge (and I recommend you do too!), and while it always feels amazing when I apply the cold lotion when I step out of a hot shower the lemon and peppermint of Chilly Down makes it even zestier.
Fireys Volumizing Shampoo, 5 oz – Listed Value $14.99
This is about the worst possible way to package shampoo. This sea salt shampoo doesn’t have the thick consistency of a deep conditioner, so dealing with this big open tub while trying to scoop out shampoo is messy and ineffective. Volumizing is never really something I seek for my hair, so I wasn’t sure what to look for once I used it—I felt my hair looked normal once it dried. I did like the scent of peach, pear, flowers, and musk, however!
You Have No Power Over Me Shimmer Body Wash, 4.2 oz – Listed Value $7.99
This is so sparkly that it reminds me of a crystal ball! This is made with aloe vera and hemp seed to pack on the moisture, and though the shimmer is strong in the bottle it is very subtle on my skin. The scent notes are grapefruit, Valencia orange, lily of the valley, tobacco, and spice, and I really enjoyed the way the citrus played with the heavier scents of tobacco and spice.
The Verdict: I enjoy Fortune Cookie Soap as a whole—they have such creativity and attention to detail. I just wish they included a bit more of a variety in their products. Maybe I am alone in feeling this way, but I would just love to have a bath bomb in my box (according to prior reviews, a bath bomb was included 7 months ago—aka, the month before I started subscribing). There is a such a large and fantastic offering from Fortune Cookie Soap that I just want to have the chance to experience more of them. Value-wise, this continues to be a great deal every month – I calculated a value of $73.93.
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No. If you sign up today your first box will be the October box (which is Wreck it Ralph themed!)
Coupon – Use code FIRSTFCSBOX to save shipping on your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $34.95 and contains a listed retail value of $73.93. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Perfume Oil: $6.14
- Room Spray: $4.25
- Deodorant: $3.78
- Cleanser: $6.14
- Aloe Me Whipped Cream: $3.78
- Shampoo: $7.09
- Shimmer Body Wash: $3.78
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