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.
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The Subscription Box: Nosejoy
The Cost: $34.95 per month + free shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 January 2019 "Warm Honey" Review
Nosejoy usually sends a welcome card with a note from the sub's curator and an info slip that gives a little description of each item in your box. Sometimes there are even subscriber discount codes, and this months is for 15% off of your order at Wood & Wax Co., where this month's solid perfume is from. I am such an advocate of bee welfare, and even have a bee tattooed on my arm, so I'm really excited for this month's honey-themed box.
Savannah Bee Honey & Royal Jelly Hydrating Shampoo, 8 fl oz — Retail Value $14.50
Savannah Bee Royal Jelly & Propolis Hydrating Conditioner, 8 fl oz — Retail Value $14.50
The Savannah Bee company carries all sorts of bee- and honey-related products, from honey itself to lifestyle and beauty products like this shampoo and conditioner duo. First of all, I was so impressed and tickled to receive a full-size bottle of both shampoo and conditioner in my Nosejoy box. That's a first! But also, I love that they're from a company that really walks the walk with bee-themed products, using sustainably sourced honey and committing to sharing information about bee products.
From an experiential standpoint, these products were awesome. The shampoo smelled so very wonderful—sweet and honey-ish, of course, but also with almost a citrusy hint to it. It was refreshing to the nose and sudsy on the scalp. This is a clear shampoo for those wondering, which I find offers a different wash experience than creamy shampoos do. It left my hair feeling a little coarse, but after following up with the conditioner, which smells similarly, but a little more subtle, and is very creamy, my locks were extra smooth. These products offered an A+ experience.
I'd also like to share a little info about The Bee Cause Project, which was founded by the Savannah Bee company. Here's a paragraph from their site:
In 2013 we helped found The Bee Cause Project to do just that: make an impact. The Bee Cause Project is a not-for-profit that installs observation honeybee hives in schools worldwide, with the mission to provide the next generation with opportunities to understand, engage, and learn from honey bees in order to connect with the natural environment while developing STEAM skills.
Wood & Wax Co. Tuberose & Honey Solid Perfume, 0.5 oz — Retail Value $12.50
This next product's scent is a departure from the classic honey aromas of the shampoo and conditioner. The honey is mixed in with a whole variety of floral and fruit scents, all mixed into a coconut oil, beeswax, organic shea butter, and organic cocoa butter base. It's really light and fresh—a welcome vibe in the thick of winter. Since it's chilly in my house, the perfume took a lot of rubbing to warm it up and get enough on my finger to actually apply, but I found that even a small amount left me smelling this feminine scent for a good bit of the day. That's rare!
Isn't the label so pretty, as well? The Wood & Wax Co. website has dozens of solid perfume scents, all with this lovely logo. I hope I get to try more down the line!
TokyoMilk Honey & The Moon Travel Candle, 4 oz — Retail Value $10.00
As happy as I was with the above two products, this candle is the hero of the box in my eyes. The morning after my Nosejoy box arrived, we had a terrible plumbing incident that left our bathroom floor covered in dirty toilet overflow water. It was pretty gross. I spent my morning cleaning the bathroom, then lit this candle and hopped in the shower. Seriously, instantly, the bathroom filled with the most amazing scent. I've received a lot of candles in subscription boxes and this is the very first one that filled the room with goodness immediately.
I could even smell the candle from in the shower! It does have a sweet honey-ish scent, but its notes of jasmine and sandalwood keep it from being too feminine. It's a really unique one. And, the label is really cool. This candle healed my bathroom (and my soul).
La Lavande Honey Almond Round Soap, 100g — Retail Value $3.95
When I receive a bar of soap this pretty, it's hard for me to use it! Though, the feeling of using it for the first time is also undeniably good. I didn't dig into this one just yet because I'm still working on another bar, but I'm very excited to. It has a wonderful honey smell, with almond notes, as well. The brown flecks are tiny bits of almond meant to exfoliate. What a treat!
Showing it here with my hand for size reference. French soap for the win!
Verdict: I thought Nosejoy's January box offered the best selection it has in quite some time—and that's saying a lot because I'm pretty much always happy with this sub! Value-wise, this month's items far exceeded the cost of the box (which is $34.95 with free shipping) by adding up to $57.45. On top of how great of a cost value this box is, it has added value in that its products are sourced from companies that use natural products and some which incorporate altruistic efforts. Yay!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your subscription will start with the February box. Sign up by the 15th to get that month's box.
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $34.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $6.99. Here's how it breaks down approximately per item:
- Shampoo & Conditioner: $8.82 each
- Perfume: $7.60
- Candle: $7.30
- Soap: $2.40
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