Norlii is a bi-monthly home subscription box filled with Scandinavian home decor and accessories. I always marvel at the great curation of the best from minimal brands like Normann Copenhagen and others. There's always a great balance of form and function in this $69.95 (+ shipping) subscription.
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About this Scandinavian Lifestyle Box
The Subscription Box: Norlii
The Cost: $69.95/bi-monthly + $9.95 shipping.
The Products: 2-5 Scandinavian home decor items and personal accessories with at least a $90 total value.
Ships to: The U.S. and Canada
Norlii Scandinavian Home & Lifestyle Box February 2021 Review
This month's Norlii is Nordic spa-themed. I wish I could take a vacation to a spa right now, but, haha, not going to happen anytime soon. Hopefully, this box can be a mini-escape!
VIPP Bath Towel - Listed Value $58.00
Will and I are still using towels we have had since we were married. This year, that will be TEN YEARS. So... it might be time for some new towels. Now, while I can see us splurging a little, we won't be buying $58 dollar towels, even though this one does feel so, so nice! It is plush enough to be a blanket and features a very clever rubber tab for hanging it. It is a mix of black and grey twists which give it a serene and slightly masculine vibe that works well in our industrial-leaning bathroom. This towel is made of 100% organic cotton and is a standard feeling 75 x 135 cm size (about 29.5 x 53 inches).
Angan Travel Bath Kit - Retail Value $28.00
I think if these bath treats would have been full-size it might have reflected better on the value of this month's box. I also would have liked bigger sizes because I really enjoy both of these formulas! First, there is a wonderfully nourishing salt scrub that I absolutely loved on the back of my thighs. It contains Icelandic sea salt, Icelandic moss, almond oil, argan oil, and shea. It is scented with bergamot and grapefruit oils but the moss and salt give it a very earthy and very "sea" twist. It left my legs feeling really great and exfoliated for shaving. The bath salts also had a very ocean + herbal scent, with the salty scents of the sea paired with lavender and geranium. Since there wasn't a ton of this (and I kind of want to savor it!) I used it in a warm and relaxing foot soak. Just a spoonful or two does the trick!
Altum 'Amber' Candle - Retail Value $11.18 (£8.00)
This is another item that would have benefitted from being slightly larger. It has a lovely amber scent that is a little sexy and super clean. It had a nice even burn and the scent was strong enough to fill my living room but is more on the subtle side. I was kind of bummed to see this candle was made in China since this box is super Scandinavian focused, but I get that the design and inspiration were Scandinavian and the minimal vibe is certainly on brand.
Ib Laursen Board Altum Sandstone, 10 x 10 cm - Retail Value $8.34 (6.90 €)
This might feel a little boring for some subscribers, but if you live in an old house with wooden fireplaces as I do, you always have to have something to place under a candle for when it burns down and gets super hot. I have left circular marks on mine before and it wasn't a great feeling. This soapstone is simple but structured, and it absorbs the heat from my candles perfectly. You could also use this under a bar of soap.
House Doctor Bamboo Spoon
This was a little freebie in our box this month. It is perfect for scooping out some of that salt scrub or using with any potted skincare or cream.
Verdict: This month's Norlii was very well curated, but the overall value felt a little lower than some of my other boxes. Sending a second towel and/or larger versions of the other items would have increased the wow factor here for sure. But, this did feel very much like a Norlii box built around a specific theme and including items that fit said theme perfectly. Everything included this month did feel luxe and special, like treasures you might buy from a local boutique on vacation. I just needed a wee bit more to really have my socks knocked off.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available to order today!
Value Breakdown: At $79.90 for this box ($69.95 + $9.95 shipping), each of the 6 items inside has an average cost of $15.98. I calculated the bath kit as a single item in this calculation since it is sold as a set.
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