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Shore Scents Candle Subscription Review – November 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakNov 11, 2018 | 7 comments

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Shore Scents is a candle company based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Along with selling individual candles, they offer a monthly subscription box!

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Open Box Front

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

Shore Scents box November 2018 - All Products

About Shore Scents

The Subscription Box: Shore Scents

The Cost: $25 + $5 shipping

The Products: At least two hand-poured candles plus candle accessories and other goodies like subscriber-only scents

Ships to: US only

Good to know: Boxes ship the first Monday of the month.

Shore Scents November 2018 Box Review

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Info Card Front

Here is the info sheet for the box. The front of the card made me feel like I was getting a letter from a friend.

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Info Card Back

The back lists the scents, their descriptions, and their retail value.

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Fall Front

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Fall Open Top

Fall Candle, 8 oz jar – Retail Value $12

While I am all aboard the pumpkin spice train, it was nice to get this fall scented candle that wasn’t so heavy on the pumpkin or spice. This candle has notes of cinnamon, citrus, apple, and cedarwood, and the combination is light and reminds me of the air on a crisp fall day. This 8-ounce candle has a 40 hour burn time and the braided cotton wick burns clean.

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Apple Front

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Apple Open Top

Warm Apple Pie Candle, 8 oz jar – Retail Value $12 (currently out of stock)

This was a refreshing twist on the typical apple pie scent! While this does have notes of cinnamon and clove, the apple smell was strong and it really provided a light and refreshing balance to the overall scent. The strong fruit notes make this unique to the other apple pie scents I have smelled recently, which are usually heavy on the spice and sweetness.

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Strudel Top

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Strudel Open Top

Strudel & Spice Thanksgiving Candle, 4 oz tin – Listed Value $5

The extras this month were two tin candles, and I am in love with the cute packaging on the lids! Strudel & Spice has that more typical spicy scent that is common this time of year, but it smells AMAZING- while I love all of the candle scents this month, I think this one is my favorite. Since this is 4 ounces I estimate the burn time to be about 20 hours, and this has the same braided cotton wick.

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Vanilla Top

Shore Scents box November 2018 - Vanilla Open Top

Vanilla Thankful Candle, 4 oz tin – Listed Value $5

This candle has a classic vanilla scent and also has some adorable packaging! I love Shore Scent’s suggestion to use these tin candles as a hostess gift with all of the holiday parties coming up- the presentation definitely makes these a great gift idea!

The Verdict: I am a candle addict, and I love that I can continue to grow my hoard collection with these Shore Scents candles! I really am starting to look forward to this box every month because I know that the quality and the scents will be amazing. This month was no exception, and I love the added special touch of the tin candles being ready to gift. Value-wise, this box has a value of $34, which is a few dollars above the total cost of the box plus shipping.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today?  No. Sign up by the last day of the month to receive next month’s box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $25 + $5 shipping which breaks down to $7.50 per item.

Check out all of our Shore Scents reviews plus more candle subscription boxes in the Artisan Subscription Box List!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Can you include the throw of the candle? Some like to know the number. Thanks for the review.

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Jessica Hapak

Hi Redhead36!
You’re right, sorry for not including it. I find the scent throw to be strong, with one of the 8 oz candles being able to fill my living room. I dont know what you mean by number, however, can you explain?

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The number is out of five and is used to determine how strong a candle smells in a certain type of room. This is actually completely subjective, but it does help some people decide if they want a candle. So, for instance, you said the scent was able to fill your living room. If you can only catch a slight whiff of the scent in your living room, you’d give it a rating of 1/5 or 2/5. If you can clearly smell it, but it’s just a pleasant scent, you’d give it 3/5. If it’s strong enough to permeate or hits you full force as soon as you enter the room, you’d give it 4/5. And if the scent is overpowering and/or is strong enough to spread the scent other rooms, you’d give it a 5/5. You always want to give the number with the type of room, such as, “the throw is 3 out of 5 in my average sized living room.”

I hope that helps!

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Ratings :

1 Light scent or little throw detectable from the candle. (I would recommend burning these candles in a zero traffic room with no other smells or draughts present or in a smaller room).

2 A lighter scent throw that gently permeates a room or one that is really only noticed as you leave and re-enter a room

3 Medium throw which should fill a good sized room given time

4 Strong throw which should fill a large room

5 Very strong throw which will fill a large room and beyond!

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