Oui Please is a subscription box that brings you the best of France every other month. In each box, you can expect a mix of beauty, jewelry, fashion, home, and food items.
Important to know – not all boxes are the same. This is a subscription that sends out variations. Subscribers are able to select their customization through a link that is emailed.
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About Oui Please
The Subscription Box: Oui Please
The Cost: $150 per box (ships every other month)
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 25% off your first box
The Products: An assortment of full-sized French products from the beauty, fashion, jewelry, home, and food categories.
Ships to: The US for free, Canada for $40.86 (covers duties and taxes)
Good to Know: Single-purchase boxes are available for $165
Oui Please "La Parisienne" Volume 4.6 Review
The magazine for this box is completely digital, and you can see it here.
Codage Paris Concentrated Body Milk, 5.1 oz – Retail Value $56.08 (€50.00)
This is a true body milk in that it is very lightweight but it still provides impressive hydration to my skin. Ingredient all-stars include shea butter, jojoba, aloe vera, baobab seed oil, and linoleic acid. Good news for my scent-sensitive friends- while this does have added fragrance, it is the very last ingredient on the list and it is so faint I would almost call this an unscented product. Subscribers could have received one of several Codage Paris products, and I do wish I had been able to try a product that wasn’t sent in a previous box.
Rose Et Marius Liquid Soap in Platanes, 295 ml - Listed Value $45 (Buy the same product in different scents for $27.75/€25.00)
Liquid soap almost never excites me, but if it has the name Rose et Marius on it, I’m going to be eager to try it out. Let me start out by apologizing for not having a better photo- this box arrived right before I moved to a different town, and I photographed it before I moved but didn’t realize until after the move that the individual photo of this soap was completely unusable. I did try this before I packed it up to move, and I loved the refreshing woody scent that had a top note of cypress, heart notes of plane tree leaves, and base notes of plane tree bark. I love tree-scented anything (I will happily burn Christmas fir-scented candles year-round), so this soap was perfect for me. The olive oil base means this soap was extra nourishing to my skin (and didn’t leave it feeling stripped), and the soap is also paraben-free.
Les Nereides Paris Bracelet - Listed Value $70 (check out other bracelets by the brand here)
I love Les Nereides pieces, but I was a little confused as to why this was the bracelet I received. This bracelet was a subscriber choice option, and not only did I not choose this style, but this style wasn’t even one of the options. I understand not always getting my choice of item, but I do wish the bracelet I received was at least one of the options subscribers could have picked from. That being said, if you are a fan of dainty, whimsical jewelry then Les Nereides will make your heart sing- and I do love that the fastener on this bracelet means I can put it on by myself with no help needed.
Maradji Scarf in Forest - Listed Value $55 (buy a similar scarf from the brand for $55.49/€50.00)
While I am not much of a scarf person, I can definitely still appreciate this gorgeous silk and modal piece that was screened by hand. I chose the Forest shade, and I think the deep green with the gold-printed design is a beautiful combination for these grey and dreary winter months (south Louisiana may not get very cold during this season, but the sun loves to stay out of sight). This scarf has a good size to it- its too big to fold and use as a headband, but it isn’t bulky when I wrap it around my neck. The material is soft, and I love that this scarf, in both color and composition, is a unique piece. Subscribers had their choice of colors for this scarf.
Rive Droite Paris The Toiletry Bag - Listed Value $50 (Buy the same bag in a different color for $43.28/€39.00)
This makeup bag is made of recycled cotton and is actually machine washable (that will sure come in handy when eventually I have a product leak). This bag is roomy, and I chose this darker green color because I liked that it was a unisex color. Rive Droit focuses on using upcycled materials to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, and they also focus on making sure all of their employees achieve financial independence by training them, designating them as self-employed for better benefits, and helping them finance their own workshops and equipment. Subscribers could choose between the toiletry bag or this pouch, both in a variety of colors.
Maison Boissier BonBons Mini Fruits Jellies, 75 g - Listed Value $15 (Buy a 55 g box for $11.04 here)
This is an item that I wish subscribers could have had the choice of- I received the fruit jellies, (which taste fruity and fine), but I love hard candies and would have enjoyed one of those variations more. I think the tin that these sweet little candies come in is actually quite lovely and perfectly French, so when I finish the candies I'll wash it and reuse it in some way.
Maison Boissier Crème de Marrons, 80 g - Listed Value $5, Retail Value $4.44 (€4.00)
Also from Maison Boisser, we received this Crème de Marrons, a spread made from roasted chestnuts the way Nutella is made from hazelnuts. I don't usually reach for sweet spreads like Nutella, so I followed the Oui Please suggestion of adding a bit on top of ice cream and really enjoyed the sweet nuttiness.
Fer A Cheval Perfumed Soap In Honey & Almond, 125 g - Listed Value $10 (Buy a set of 4 for $36)
Fer a Cheval soaps are made in the oldest soap factory in Marseille, and every ingredient has a 100% French origin. Along with being certified organic, these bars of soap are made with argan oil and shea butter to add moisture to your skin while gently cleansing it. I enjoyed the light honey and almond scent of my soap, but I believe subscribers could have received a variety of scents.
Samo Candle in Feu de Bois, 120 ml - Listed Value $30
I couldn't find much information about this candle brand online, but I do like it! Feu de Bois translates to "wood fire," and this candle does remind me of a slow-burning campfire. This candle has a fair-trade coconut base (which is more environmentally friendly), and I was happy with the scent throw.
The Verdict: First off- way to go, Oui Please! When I first got my shipping information on this box I thought it was an error because Oui Please boxes have a tendency to be (very) delayed in shipping. I also thought as a whole this was a nicely curated box, though getting a liquid soap and a bar soap may be a bit much for a single box. I don't think this was my personal favorite box from Oui Please due to the candy and bracelet, but overall I still think this box was worth it (especially if you sign up for the box with a discount). Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $335.52 using a mix of both retail and listed values. Even if some of the listed values are a bit high and you make some adjustments, I still think this box definitely meets the promised value of $300.
To Wrap Up:
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 25% off your first box
Value Breakdown: This box cost $150 with free shipping and I calculated a total value of $335.52. That means you are paying approximately the following per item (less if you signed up with a coupon!):
- Codage Paris: $25.07
- Rose et Marius: $20.12
- Les Nereides: $31.30
- Maradji: $24.60
- Rive Droite: $22.35
- Maison Boissier BonBons: $6.70
- Maison Boissier Crème de Marrons: $1.98
- Fer a Cheval: $4.47
- Samo: $13.41
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What do you think of Oui Please? What was your favorite item in Volume 4.6?