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Vellabox Candle “Ignis” Review + Coupon – October 2020

Vellabox is a monthly candle subscription! Every month they send you quality, small-batch, toxin-free, hand-poured candles.

They have 3 different levels of subscription: the Lucerna, the Ignis, and the Vivere.

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.)

This review is of the Ignis size, for $20 a month + $3 shipping. 

About Vellabox

The Subscription Box: Vellabox

The Cost: The Lucerna Vellabox is $10/month with $3 shipping, the Ignis Vellabox is $20/month with $3 shipping, and the Vivere Vellabox is $30/month with free shipping and handling.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off.

The Products: The Lucerna gives you one ~4 oz candle/month, the Ignis sends one ~8 oz candle/month, and the Vivere which sends you 1-2 candles totaling ~12 oz/month.

Ships to: The U.S.

October 2020 Ignis Vellabox Review

The candle arrives in a reusable drawstring bag.

And each box comes with an info card detailing the candles featured that month:

Included in our Vellabox was an info card with extra details on the brand and the scent that is in this month’s box.

Now, on to the candle.


Aster ‘Pumpkin Spice’ Candle, 8 oz – Retail value $24.00

I want to start off by admitting that I really don’t like pumpkin spice foods or scents. I knew this made me probably not the ideal reviewer of this candle. So I decided to reach out to a friend and neighbor, Ashley, who – to put it mildly-  is a pumpkin spice enthusiast. She also thinks there is something seriously (and possibly medically) wrong with me because I don’t share her joy for this seasonal scent. I offered to gift her the candle in exchange for her sharing her thoughts on it with me. She remarked that this candle was so much more than just pumpkin and she loved the notes of cloves and nutmeg. She also mentioned noticing another hidden scent in there that was a little sharper, which our info page informed us was ginger. She then expressed her complete and utter disbelief that I didn’t also love this scent. Calm down, Ashley. Needless to say, she was more than thrilled to take this one home.

A few technical notes: this candle is 10% soy wax with a lead-free cotton wick. They are hand-poured in Rhode Island.

And each Vellabox also comes with a little treat like a food or beauty item:


88 Acres Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter – Buy 10 packets for $17.90

I decided this was one thing I wasn’t giving to Ashley. I love nut butter pouches like this because they are perfect for on the go snacking. This was a delicious blend of dark chocolate and sunflower seed butter! I enjoyed it solo in my car on a drive to Philadelphia. It was a major upgrade to my typical road-food.

Verdict: This October Vellabox ended up being more of a gift for a friend, but that’s a-ok with me. I always expect fall to bring something involving pumpkin smells, so I am mentally prepared each season. I am happy to say that there is usually only one month of Vellabox that I end up regularly gifting each year, which is a pretty good track record with any subscription. Ashley absolutely loves this candle and she remarked that it had a strong and wonderful smell that fills her kitchen and living room. Which sounds great for her, right? She also mentioned that she is seriously considering buying a few more, which is a very good indication of how much she loved this month. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will likely receive the November box. From Vellabox:

Once you sign up for a monthly membership, all boxes will ship on the 5th of each month. For new subscribers we will be flexible to ensure as many customers as possible can receive the current months box. Therefore, if you sign up after the 5th, but before the 20th we will ship you that month’s box.

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

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.

Posted in Candle Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Vellabox Reviews| Tags: vellabox | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I reached out to Vellabox to ask about this and they told me that I was correct, that under normal circumstances I would have gotten the November box but since I ordered on Black Friday (I bought the vivere promotion) they sent the December boxes out for that promotion.
    So Megan, you were absolutely correct that we should have been expecting AND getting the November boxes but they sent the promotion customers the December box instead.

  2. Hi Megan, I subscribed thinking I was likely to receive the November box per the review but received the December box. I see now that vellabox states that orders after the 20th will actually get the next month’s box. Since the review was posted 11/24 it should be corrected so it doesn’t mislead anyone else when you say they would likely get that same months box that late in the month when they definitely won’t.
    My disappointment is entirely my own fault for not reading everything & I love your reviews.
    I just want to help other new subscribers in the future.

    • Hey Rochelle! I am sorry for any confusion. I was totally unaware of the difference with the promotion. I hope you like the December candle regardless. Next year I will try to see if any sort of special sales related to Black Friday might shift deliveries.

      Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you enjoy my reviews <3

  3. I dislike pumpkin spice anything. I always pause any of my subs that involve fragrance at this time of year since I don’t enjoy fall type scents. I like spring/summer scents more (lighter)

  4. Hopefully you will love November. It is so good. I ordered wax tarts and a big candle, it’s coffee house so good!

  5. @Megan I signed up blindly and do you know if candles are a surprise or can you find out prior to billing and then skip the month if you don’t really like the scents?

  6. I assume this is my bonus candle when I ordered? It sounds pretty good. I do hope I am getting the coffee candles for Nov. even though I ordered BTBF. day.

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