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Margot Elena Discovery Box Fall 2020 FULL Spoilers!

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ByMSASep 11, 2020 | 159 comments

Margot Elena Subscription Box
4.7 overall rating
57 Ratings | 18 Reviews

We have the FULL spoilers for the Fall 2020 Margot Elena box thanks to Candace! FYI – this box is not available. If you sign up now, Spring 2021 will be your first box.

Each box will include:

  • Library of Flowers Field & Flowers Soap – $11
  • The Cottage Greenhouse Violette Fig & Black Currant Salt Scrub – $28
  • TokyoMilk Neptune & The Mermaid Song of the Siren Eau de Parfum – $44
  • Lollia Imagine Shea Butter Handcreme – $26
  • M.E. Happy Home x Ellen Everett Let Us Live Like Flowers Diptych – $28
  • Lollia Poetic License Candle – $34
  • The Cottage Greenhouse Sugar Beet & Blossom Body Wash – $22
  • TokyoMilk Light Lip Gloss – $21

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The Subscription Box: Margot Elena Discovery Box

The Cost: $59.99 a quarter

The Products: Discover the world of All Things Beautiful with the Margot Elena Discovery Box filled with over $200 worth of full-sized products curated by our team

Ships to: US

Check out our Margot Elena Discover Box reviews to learn more about the subscription!

“Discover the world of All Things Beautiful with the Margot Elena Subscription Box filled with $200 worth of luxuries. With your purchase, you’ll be enrolled in our seasonal membership and receive a box of beauty every 3 months delivered to your doorstep as long as you remain a member."
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159 comments

Steph

This was one of the best ME boxes yet! You don’t like art, that is OK,someone WILL love it, donate it! If you are open to scents then this is the box for you. If you are picky, you should stick to picking out things at Home Goods. Every single box I’ve received so far has included a hand creme, a lip product and a candle. The ones this month are outstanding! I love love love ME and the different products, especially Library of Flowers.

L. Roberts

You can find ME items pretty frequently on Costco.com for really great price points, if you want a few things without committing to a whole box of surprises. Last I checked they had shower gel and soaps this month.

Isa

I loved this box. The salt scrub smells amazing! One of my favorite smells so far. I am excited about the lip gloss and body oil wash. For the amount you pay you get a bunch of quality items. I was thinking about canceling because of the price increase, but I think I’ll stick around.

Lisa

I was thinking the same thing. I was talking to my husband about it and he asked, so $40 more a year? When he put in those terms I think this box is still totally worth it.

Caligirl

Got my box today. I love it. I heard all the negative reviews , so I was worried. No fear Margot Elena has never let me down since the first box. And in the majority here but I am going to frame the prints. I work for a packaging company, and that is good quality paper. My candle is Tomorrow, I could open a candle shop so Ir might be gifted. Still in live with my box.💛💚💙💜🧡

Jennifer

I really loved this box. 🙂 I opened it with my daughter, without looking at spoilers first, and it was such a fun unboxing experience, as always.

I was especially excited for the Song of the Siren perfume, one I’ve been wanting! It’s a lovely scent, and my daughter declared it was a ‘shared’ perfume, lol. This was a great hero item, as was the Lollia candle.

I wasn’t especially crazy about the art prints at first, but they did go well with my downstairs color scheme and my daughter was excited to put them up near her school calendar.

I liked that there was a sugar scrub, something new for the box, and even a lipgloss, which we haven’t had in a box before.

The scent of the poetic license candle is a unique scent for fall, though I prefer the scent of “The Air I’m Breathing” one I already own. The two candle boxes look nice with each other!

While normally I do like more stationary or home items in the mix, I loved everything in this box. It’s probably the first box I’ve got which I plan to keep everything in it for myself, lol.

Brianna Mariani

This is my favorite one yet. Love the perfume, the candle. The lip gloss is great! Always enjoy hand creams and I needed a new body scrub!

Shaylee

Of course when I join this sub starts going downhill. This makes me glad I signed up too late for fall and I’m getting winter Instead. I thought they always included a nice non beauty item. I might cancel after winter if I’m underwhelmed. It looks like they got a lot of sign ups from popsugar ending and know they are sold out seasons ahead and tooK advantage. Hopefully that isn’t the case. Either way this will be nice to get near the holidays.

Amy

Which company is sold out seasons ahead? I’ve noticed I don’t get emails about the next box anymore so it must be ME. I don’t know anything about Popsugar.

Luna

Margot Elena products (Tokyo Milk, Lollia, & Library of Flowers) are on GMA Deals today. 🙂

Erika

Wow…I’m surprised by all the negative comments. I think this box is gorgeous and a great value. It definitely feels like an early fall theme…and more interesting than the typical apples and pumpkin. The perfume is lovely…and much stronger than anything I’d wear in the summer…feels like a fall scent to me. The candle is a wonderful big size, smells amazing and the box it comes in is beautiful!!! The bright pinks with orange are really vibrant in this curated box…really feeling like the days right after summer ends when fall begins.. like in New England…one day it’s summer and you are swimming and wearing shorts…and then in what feels like overnight, the weather is cool, the evenings are chilly, the days are getting shorter…but there are still flowers in bloom…still moments to sit in the sun. I like the art too…they will look pretty in two simple frames together. I agree with some folks that Margot Elena’s products are not the most moisturizing…I enjoy them more for the gorgeous scents and how beautiful they are… luxurious aromatherapy. I love that we’ve gotten a full size perfume in each of the last three boxes. Simply love this box. Yes, the prices are inflated…but that is what this stuff costs at Anthropologie…so getting all these beautiful surprises for around $60 seems like a good deal to me.

Guylaine

I agree with everything you said, except that I find her lotions very moisturizing. I’ve tried other “quality” brands, and preferred hers by a long shot. I love getting this box, it never lets me down! 🙂

Jennifer

I find them pretty moisturizing as well, though some of them tend to be a bit heavy for day creams. I use those ones as night creams.

Karen

Thank God there is no pumpkin spice anything in there.

Amy

🎃 👎

Christina

Absolutely love my box! I’m really digging all the full size products. I haven’t been disappointed as of yet:) my Margot Elena and Allure subscriptions are the only ones I’ve kept, and I have no plans of canceling either.

Jenn

This is my 5th box and definitely my least favorite so far. The perfume is nice and a larger candle is awesome but otherwise, didnt really care for anything else in the box. That piece of cardboard is pretty much a joke. Underwhelming this time so I’m hoping for a better winter box. I’ll give it through spring and if this is the new curation, I’ll probably cancel before summer.

Al

So true! That’s my thinking. I also emailed ME CS about my negative review.. unfortunately gotta tell it like it is

Rose

That piece of cardboard was supposed to be an item of value??? I thought it was trash, and so it has already been deposited in the community recycling bin. What a strange thing to put in a subscription box.

Jennifer

Art is pretty subjective, but $30 for two art prints on high quality paper actually is a common price point. I’ve charged $15+ in the past for my prints, and my paper wasn’t even as fancy as the stuff she used.

So while it isn’t particularly an item I would have picked (journals or cards are more useful to me) it wasn’t inflated value, either.

It turned out they matched my dining room, though, and my daughter loved them, so they are hanging up now and look nice.

Al

Totally agree! I could have made it myself! We were really short changed for the Fall box. I’m normally not a negative person but I think we should call this out. There was no real nice item of value Eg in the past where there was a journal, stationary set or water bottle etc.

Barbara

I am visiting with my daughter and her family and had this season’s box directed to her home. It was so much fun to unwrap each item with her. She kept commenting about the beauty of the packaging and the different fragrances. We especially loved the full size candle, the lip gloss and the field of flowers soap. Needless to say, I have gifted the contents to her! ( we are both ignoring the cardboard saying). I thing we subscribers can become jaded, and I was happy to once more appreciate the ME experience

Al

Gee the more I think about it the more I feel we were shortchanged for this box. We only received 8 items yet comparing previous boxes which contained 9-12 items with a nice ticket item!

Not happy. Please email ME CS if you also feel this way

Amy

I’m not happy either. That paper thing simply isn’t an item of value to me. It is silly and insulting and completely useless. (See what I did there…if you didn’t, go read it.) I don’t know why someone thinks I want pumpkin and cranberry scented products for fall. My point of saying it wasn’t thoughtfully curated is that over half of the ME fragrances are what I would consider to fit a fall/winter/evening vibe better than the Neptune and the Mermaid. If it were thoughtfully curated, I would expect the higher value box items to reflect the feel of the season. The perfume and the candle do not hit the mark. Also, with the candles being completely random…that isn’t curation. In my opinion this didn’t hit the $200 value (which really means nothing because the cost to manufacture this entire box is probably $20 or much less). Hopefully, winter will be better but I’m just disappointed in this box–and have every right to be–because fall is fantastic and this box was not.

Jennifer

The total value is still above $200, like every other box. The first box had around 25 items, but they were mostly low value ones. Each box varies on number of items. This box had two hero items (The Lollia Poetic License candle, and the Song of the Siren perfume,) so it is understandable that there would be less items overall.

Personally, I would have rathered more cards or drawer liners or a tote over the art prints, but the value actually wasn’t inflated for what they were (Quality heavy weight paper, custom art and text collaboration – one would probably expect to pay around $30 for a similar set at a gift shop or on Etsy.)

Rhonda

I just received my Fall Box and I love it. I agree, I normally would not have picked Dandelion online, but it smells amazing and unlike some candles I have tried recently, this one smells like it will strong enough to truly provide a welcoming scent to a room. I have not tried any of it yet, but everything smells wonderful and it is full of quality items that it will be a pleasure to use. Some of them (like Dandelion) may not be traditional fall scents, but I am much happier with the scents received then getting cranberry and pumpkin. That is a great idea to use the perfumes on your bedding, especially since I have a different scent that I like to wear during the day. I was thinking the print may also be a drawer sachet, as it is scented. Still a bit pricey, if I wre to buy it, I agree.

Dianne

As much as I like the perfumes, I hadn’t been using them much because the scent doesn’t last long. Then I started spraying it on my pillow case and now I am really enjoying them. I spritz a little on in the morning when I make the bed, just in case I overdo it. By evening there is a subtle smell that is so delicious.

Jennifer

I use one of her perfumes, “At Last,” as a nighttime perfume – it’s so relaxing!

Amy

I think if they are going to charge more then they should start allowing a bit of customization. It could be really basic. I can see where people do not want more bar soap. I personally do not need moew bar soap and do not use body wash but I would love bubble bath. We go through bubble bath like crazy in my house. Also, how come it seems to always be hand cream? Seems like they need more products for the rest of our body or is everyone slathering themselves in hand cream…because I’ve considered it. Maybe mix it with something unscented?

Rose

I’d prefer a choice of either a hand wash or a hand cream, as I don’t use hand or body moisturizers at all (but I seem to receive at least two from various boxes every month).

Taren

Correct. I use the hand cream all over.

Karen

I tried a hand cream on my legs this morning with shorts and it was great. Will be doing that again.

Al

As my first ME box this was terribly underwhelming & disappointing.
There was no big ticket item like with previous boxes with the cardboard print out looking pretty cheesy & cheap!

I do like the scents but with just these 8 items it is very much lowered in quantity and quantity. I really wished I bought the previous box and cancelled this Fall Box.

Amy

I was super disappointed too. It did not seem curated AT ALL! COVID is not a good excuse. If you can’t deliver then just postpone it or be creative rather than throw a bunch of EXTREMELY random stuff in the box that just seems more like spring and summer left overs. Bar soap AND body wash seems redundant. I love fall and I think I was expecting 3-5 things that reflected those scents and products that we use more when it gets colder.

LisaP

Really, not curated for fall???
There is black fig and currant, sugar beet and blossoms, apricots and honey(field & flowers soap), I got the dandelion candle which is very earthy, and the song of the siren perfume is heavier than a summer fragrance but not strong like a Tokyo dark (which I don’t think is universal at all).

Agreed no special items, but I’ll be patient. Let’s hope that Winter is full of great stuff.

Crystal

I just got my box and I really like it! I got the dandelion candle and it’s not something I would normally pick out but actually like the scent. I reminds me of playing outside as a kid. Like everyone else I think $28 for the print is silly. It seems to me that maybe they didn’t have the resources available for the “lifestyle” item due to the pandemic? IDK just my guess. This was my first box but I think I will keep up the subscription even after the price increase.

shakingmyhead

You enjoy your subscription! It is a very nice box. I had this subscription for a year and loved every single item. I wish I would have kept it, but I still have so many products to use, even after giving some as gifts!

Melanie

Chiming in again now that I have the box in hand. The perfume is heavenly. I love it. Even if it doesn’t last long scent wise, I’ll keep it in my purse for touch ups. Loving that the lip gloss has a wand as I wasn’t fond of the gloss pots. Also crushing on the salt scrub. Smells great! I abhor the candle. Mine is dandelion and it is awful. There really wasn’t a lot of fall in this box. It was much more spring oriented. And the diptych is silly. Not worth $28 for sure.

Julie

Will there be a Winter box or will the next box be a Spring box?.

Christina

There is a Winter box, I believe it’s sold out already 🙂 to get the winter box you’d need to be subscribed already. Hope that helps:)

Heather

I’ve been a subscriber since the second box (I was so disappointed that I missed the first one! LOL ) and I love opening the boxes as much as if it’s Christmas or my birthday! The presentation is top notch. It’s a feast for the senses -such beautiful packaging and lovely fragrances. The curation has to vary each month so I know I’ll love some boxes more than others. But even with one or two items I may not be crazy about, the total value is still far beyond the subscription price making it more than worth it to me. I can always find a home for whatever items I can’t use. They make beautiful gifts. In this box the candle (I received “Sunspots on a photograph”) and perfume are my favorites items.

In future boxes I would love to see a liquid hand soap as an option some time (does ME even make one?) and maybe a travel size hand creme along with another small item instead of a large hand creme each time. I’d also like to see a gourmand scent once in a while like the “Relax” fragrance which smells amazing! Lifestyle items like mugs and scarves are always fun too. Maybe there will be one in the winter box? It’s nice to be surprised and overall, the ME sub box is still my favorite by far.

LJ

I’m not on any swap sites or Facebook, but if anyone wants to trade or buy the perfume let me know. Or if anyone has a recommendation for where to sell for the first time, that would be welcome too. Thanks!

Jessica

I was debating cancelling after the last box and this confirms it especially with the price increase. I only need so many hand creams and while the lifestyle items used to justify it—they are becomes less and less frequent. I remover that beautiful weird stemless mug, robe, eye pillow and Turkish towel. Just delightful. And now we have an a card board art print. It doesn’t help that their art prints literally make no sense.

Vicki

I guess I’m the oddball, because I absolutely love the prints/diptych! I’m probably going to give mine to a friend, maybe I’ll make photocopies for myself.

This is my first box and I’m really glad I subscribed.

Mountaineer95

This is my third box from ME; I discovered this box from spending too much time on this site (I imagine I’m not alone in that respect). I’ve subbed to five other boxes since then (yay Pusheen, OMG my mid-life crisis self loves you, it’s even cooler than shopping at an actual Sanrio store). But I digress.

Nothing has stunned me more than the amount and quality of ME items for the price.

I think it’s important that we respect the stunning packaging with this company…every single item has well-thought and well-executed packaging. These are vanity table items, for sure, and highly Instagram-able if that’s your thing. This packaging also allows for terrific regifting. And we don’t always love every item, so the one or two left over SHOULD be regifted, and even with the prices, they’re that good.

Such as, the last box we got a cucumber hand cream; I despise cucumber in every form (except after they become kosher dill pickles) but my dislike doesn’t make that a bad product, just one that’s not for me. So I regifted the heck out of that sucker to a friend who has a lot of cucumber-scented products and she loved it. The regifting with ME, because of the stellar packaging, is super easy and welcomed by the recipient.

It’s fair to say that most buyers of this box will have a few things in their box that don’t fit for them. However, I believe that this should not be a reason for not subbing or cancelling this box.

Even if you knock out your two least liked items from any given ME box, if you add up the full retail prices of the remainders, you’ll still have a very nice group of products with a retail value above the cost of the box.

I recommend this box and suggest that, if you’re interested, look on this site for other reviews of this box, and go through the items and see what you would like and what you wouldn’t… and if the retail prices of your “likes” add up to, or exceed, the cost of the box, then really consider subbing.

And even if you don’t love every item, you’ll still love several, and you’ll have a few awesome, gorgeously designed products per quarter. Plus, you’ll have an item or two that are gift-worthy, and you’ll be able to shop the ME site with (I think, I might be wrong) special discounts for box-subbers only.

I guess that’s the long way of saying that this sub is worth it and should be on your short list. It’s been stunning me for several months and I know that it will stun most others as well.

Karen

I’m with you on the cucumber hand cream. My husband’s using it for his hands, eczema and brake clean don’t mix well. I noticed he’s actually using it, as opposed to the $150 prescription cream that didn’t do anything for him and gathers dust in a drawer.

This is my favorite sub and I love most of the items. It is well worth the price and I look forward to it every quarter. I’m so happy to get the bar soap. I bought a pretty ceramic soap holder and have been patiently waiting to get a bar from ME.

Mountaineer95

I missed a point in my novella above but I think it’s relevant and maybe helpful. ME is a serious manufacturer of perfumes. If you go to their site, you’ll see how serious they are about scents. But the box usually only has one perfume item (per my experience of three boxes). So if you’re new to ME, it’s worth going through their site and learning about their scents.

So here’s my thoughts on their perfume products (with a little help from the Fragrantica site, so totally worth a long visit if you’ve never been):

The ME perfume products are notorious for having weak silage and longevity. They simply don’t stick around long and quickly become “skin scents’ (as in, you can’t smell them unless your nose is pressed to your skin). Many a perfume fan has lamented this company’s struggle in formulating scents that have any staying power, and I agree, they don’t last. At all.

I don’t know why this is, and whether ME knows and/or cares (You’d think they would, and these sites and blogs are open to anyone to find and read) about this.

But, upon receiving this latest box, I’ve come to a personal conclusion:
I have to give up caring about sillage and longevity with ME because the scents are so precious, so unique, and so special, that I should just enjoy them while they’re still fresh. I now recognize that some of their scents are just so incredible that, even though they don’t last, we are lucky to have experienced them at all. That’s how special their scents are to me (at least the ones I’ve experienced). This new box has a Tokyo Milk scent (not sure if everyone got the same thing so I’m not stating which one) that stunned me upon the first spray. It’s that good. It’s also a very “delicate” fragrance, I guess is how to describe it, and it did fade quickly. But when I press my nose to my skin where I sprayed it, I totally get the skin scent. While I’d love longevity with this scent, I can and will still appreciate it in the brief, fleeting time in which it exists. Their scents are THAT GOOD. That we’re willing to give up longevity and sillage to simply experience, albeit briefly, a stunning and moving scent. That’s what I get from this box’s perfume and the one from the last box (Tokyo Milk “heart” and soul).

…I’m sorry for being so wordy! This is one of my first comments here, and maybe why I haven’t commented more during my time here is that I fear being too wordy…lol. But I couldn’t help myself with this one; this box is special, and deserves longer write-ups when appropriate…

Karen

I also loved your comments. Keep it up, and I love the positivity.

The last box was my first and I also sent gift boxes to my mom and my step daughter. Because of Covid everyone needed a pick me up. I had previously ordered a perfume and hand cream set of Tokyomilk Light Awaken Within. I am a small business lender working from home for a credit union. We were working 16 hour days, 7 days a week for 6 weeks on the SBA PPP stimulus money loans, and I went through the whole tube of hand cream. The smell reminds me of working at my computer at 1 and 2 in the morning in a quiet, dark house trying to get my people a piece of the government money pie before it was all gone. The smell calmed me and also somehow revived me to put in another hour or two.

When I opened the Spring box there was another bottle of Awaken Within. Now it’s my favorite scent. Always makes me smile.

Kelly

I looked it up in case anyone else was curious. Sillage is pronounced “see-yazh.” I’m going to work that into my next Zoom conference somehow.

Amanda

@Mountaineer95, I don’t have an active subscription, but I love the products’ concept and the packaging.

I don’t have a subscription any longer despite having one for the last 2 years because:
1) One person cannot use that much product and my friends are not the type to receive personal products as gifts. If I gave perfume, one would say ” My signature scent is Norell” or the like. It is a very snobby area.

2) The bath products, except for the very slippery bath oil, dry my old and fragile skin out. Age really gets to be a problem in the 50’s and above as far as needing moisture in bath products. 🙂

I loved your posts and thanks for letting me share the other side of the coin, but not nearly as eloquently as you would have. 🙂 I have meant to test the pH of the bath products but never got around to it with the things from other sub boxes ( I have a huge stack of unopened ME boxes because I love the beauty but not the formulas).

Tammy

Correction to my own comment: “The 1920s” instead of “The 1920’s.”

Tammy

Julia, it’s actually “two Ls,” not “two L’s.” The apostrophe has no reason to be there, and is never, ever correct when used for plurals, whether it’s a word, acronym, or letter/number. We say “two cats,” for example, not “two cat’s,” “The 1920s” instead of “The 1920s,” “She gets straight As” instead of “She gets straight A’s,” “Dos and Don’ts” instead of “Do’s and Don’ts,” etc. The apostrophe is used for contractions and possession, not plurals.

Julia

sillage (two L’s)

Kelly

You have completely described something I had noticed about ME perfumes before. Only Tainted Love from the Tokyo Dark manages to stick around all day. I was wearing it as my signature scent for a while. Let Them Eat Cake from Tokyo is a close second. At one point I bought a mini set of Lolia perfumes, which were beautiful in both fragrance and packaging, but disappeared after one sniff. I have tried everything to make them last, even applying them to hair and clothing instead of skin. On a side note, I can only eat cucumbers in pickle form because they smell like soap and hand lotion. But I actually love cucumber scented products.

Caligirl

You must have a blog. I throughly enjoyed reading this.

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