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NEST New York Classic “Grapefruit” Candle + Reed Diffuser Subscription Box Review + Exclusive Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Oct 15, 2020 | 18 comments

Monthly Scent Subscription Box by NEST Fragrances
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Nest Monthly Scent is a new candle subscription box from Nest Fragrances. There are two tiers for this subscription, the Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser Subscription (starting at $82/month) and the Classic Candle Subscription (starting at $38/month).

This review is for the Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser Subscription. Each month you'll receive a classic candle and a reed diffuser in the same scent!

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About this Candle Subscription

The Subscription Box: NEST New York Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser Subscription

The Cost: Subscriptions are as low as $82 a month with a 12-month subscription or as high as $86 a month with a 3-month commitment. If you just want a candle, try the Classic Candle Subscription which starts at $38 with a 12-month commitment.

This offer is exclusive to MSA! No other promos or coupons are valid with this offer. Learn more here!

FYI - You have to use this link to access the free month. That link will take you to the NEST x My Subscription Addiction landing page. Add one of the subscription options from that page to your cart and verify that you see "Last Month Free" in your shopping bag:

The Products: A candle and reed diffuser in a featured scent.

Ships to: U.S. Only

My NEST New York Classic Candle + Reed Diffuser Subscription Box Review


Grapefruit Classic Candle, 8.1 oz – Retail Value $42.00

FYI: This candle has a 50-60 hour burn time. 

Ok, as someone who doesn't buy expensive candles, this box already feels super luxe. This is a larger candle that arrives in a glass votive with frosted stripes. It is very classic looking and would look very pretty in any home. The scent is SO strong! Seriously, I left this in my office overnight unlit and the whole room smelled marvelous the next day, without me ever even lighting the candle. For someone like myself who wants a candle's fragrance to really knock her socks off, consider me barefoot! It smells exactly like a ripe sweet grapefruit in the height of summer, with some softer side notes of green things and white flowers. It is a very summery scent, but there is a herbaceousness in there that makes it feel just as appropriate for early fall. The candle burns very evenly and the flicker of the flame is bright and charming through those frosted stripes.


Grapefruit Reed Diffuser – Retail Value $48.00

I am a little taken aback by the retail value of this diffuser. It is even more expensive than the candle! I will say that the scent power from this diffuser puts all others I have tried to shame, though. Literally, it just takes a few hours for these reeds to soak up the fragrance and totally transform your space. The fragrance liquid comes in a glass bottle with the same frosted stripes that the candle vessel has. Though together they would overpower a room, the coordination is a nice and very classy touch. It arrives with a stopper (so you can reseal the bottle if you would like) and a handful of black reeds. The grapefruit scent is just as bright and lovely in this diffuser as it was with the candle and gave my living room such a clean and energizing vibe.

Verdict: This box has a value of $90 which isn't a huge difference in savings for an $86.00 box, but I don't think major savings is the point with this luxe subscription. Instead of being a big value sort of deal, I think this is maybe the ultimate in treat-yourself boxes or perhaps one of the best gifts (ever!) for someone in your life who loves high-end scents. The presentation and packaging feels extremely special and giftable, and the candle and diffuser are so high-quality. If you are looking for a way to add a little scent and luxury to your home once a month, this might just be a sub for you!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Right now the October scent box would be the first box available.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $86 a month with the shorter commitment, meaning you save $4 off the cost of buying these items without a subscription. If you sign up for the 12-month plan, you will save $8 a month.

What do you think of the NEST New York Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser Subscription box? 

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"A curated selection of home fragrances at your door every month. Choose a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription. The longer the duration, the greater the savings. Available in Classic Candle or Classic Candle & Reed Diffuser."
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Ridiculous especially in these hard times

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It’s $80 for both options??

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Megan K.

Hi L! The candle + diffuser starts at $82 a month and just the candle starts at $38.

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This is a weird concept. I’ve had Nest diffusers in the past and they seriously last almost a year. Why would you want a new one every month?

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Love the grapefruit scent!

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Yep… it is telling in the offer is unavailable and sold out?

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Megan K.

Just added a screenshot to the review that I hope helps! Let me know if I can answer any additional questions. 🙂

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Megan K.

Hmm.. I just walked through the checkout process again and I am not seeing this. Are you adding a membership to your cart from our link? It should let you progress to the checkout as normal.

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I love Nest. I have one of their diffusers in our tiny bedroom, and I only use two reeds in it because it’s so powerful. Their candles are lovely and sophisticated smelling too!

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I would get this if it was a more significant savings. Honestly don’t see the point in buying something that may not be my first choice at a savings of only a few dollars.

What am I missing?

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Also, it doesn’t seem to give one month free.

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Megan K.

Hi again! 🙂
We just added a screenshot to the review that I hope helps! Let me know if I can assist further. ♥️

Megan K.

Hi Cindy! The free month shows up in your cart in the wording of the subscription purchase. For example, when I add it to my cart, I see “Last Month Free 6-Month Subscription Box”. This deal only works for 6 or 12-month boxes purchased specifically through the link in the review! Hope that helps. 🙂


I was sad when this sub ended so am happy to see it back. So no extra item like they had in the past?

Sometimes they have the larger candles and reed diffusers at Nordstrom Rack for half price. i did snag several half-priced candles, diffusers, and lip balms when Nest was featured in GMA deals over the summer.

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Not seeing a point of this subscription at all. For this price, when I want to treat myself I’d rather just go online and order a candle.
In the exact scent I want when I want it.
Hard pass.

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I didn’t know this sub was still in business. Nest candles are the best, the throw is amazing and even a tiny votive will fragrance my whole house. When Liz reviewed this one I thought she got a free gift each month too.

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Sadly, another great box that doesn’t ship to Canada : (

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