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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 January 2019 Box Review
Here is the info sheet for the box. This month our bonus item was a $15 credit to the Shore Scents website with no minimum purchase requirement! You do have to cover shipping separately, but other than that you can get the candles free and clear. I ended up choosing two four-ounce candles which totaled $14. The discount code took care of the candle cost completely, and then I had a $7 shipping charge. I noticed as I was playing around that the shipping cost varied depending on the number of candles in your cart. Shipping is also super quick- my order arrived two days after placing it, which means shipping was quicker than my ability to do this review!
Deep Creek Lavender Candle, 8 oz – Retail Value $12
This is a lovely lavender scented candle with notes of cedar and bergamot. I found the scent to be really natural- if I closed my eyes I could have been smelling a fresh sprig of lavender! The scent was light and delicate, and my favorite way to use it is to burn it on the table next to my bed in the evening. The scent doesn’t fill my entire bedroom, but it lightly fragrances the area near my bed. The candle is made with 100% soy wax that was grown in the US and has a 40 hour burn time.
Eucalyptus Mint Candle, 8 oz – Estimated Value $12 (currently out of stock)
The Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus Mint candle is one of my favorite candle scents of all time, and this smells just like that—only better. It has notes of cedarwood, clove, and vanilla to balance the eucalyptus mint, and the scent is absolutely intoxicating. It can fill my entire living room with a light fragrance, and the fragrance is stronger in a smaller room. The braided cotton wick burns clean, and I have been burning this every chance I've gotten.
The Verdict: I think this was my favorite month ever from Shore Scents! I love the scents so much that I chose to use my $15 gift card to buy the 4 oz versions of these exact scents (though I was tempted by the grapefruit mint candle). The candle packaging also got a mini makeover, and I adore the new inspirational quotes that are featured on the glass. I really can’t think of anything bad about this subscription, and if you enjoy high-quality small brand candles, I think you will be really happy with this subscription.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $25 + $5 shipping which breaks down to $10 each for the candles and the gift certificate.
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What do you think of Shore Scents? What is your favorite candle scent?