The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a monthly subscription that offers bath and body products centered on a new theme each month. FCS will create new products to fit that theme, and then will offer up the extended collection for sale later in the month.
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About Fortune Cookie Soap Of The Month
The Subscription Box: Fortune Cookie Soap
The Cost: $16.95 per month with free U.S. shipping
The Products: FCS-exclusive products that include one full-size product and three deluxe-sized products most months. Once a quarter you will receive the seasonal box, which features the original fortune cookie soap and 4-5 deluxe-size samples. You have the option to sign up quarterly or monthly depending on your subscription needs.
Ships To: The U.S. for free, worldwide for $8.00.
Fortune Cookie Soap “Change Your Fate” February 2021 Review
Here is the info sheet for this month's box.
Every box comes packaged with a themed sticker that always makes me smile.
FCS Wisp Fortune Cookie Soap
Every few months of this subscription you can count on receiving a namesake fortune cookie soap! This one is fragranced with notes of lime, coconut, and moss, and I loved the earthy tinge to the more familiar coconut lime smell.
FCS Brave Wee Lassie Detangler
A lot of hard work goes into keeping my curls as tangle-free as possible. This one from FCS is very lightweight, so on its own, it’s not enough to combat my curls. If you have finer hair with less texture, though, I think you’ll like the bit of silkiness this adds without weighing hair down. Fragrance-wise, this has notes of berries, clementine, apple, melon, lilies, freesia, cyclamen, amber, and vanilla. I was introduced to cyclamen as a fragrance note through this subscription a few years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Every product they send that features cyclamen is one my nose really loves, and this scent is no exception.
FCS Follow Your Heart Whipped Cream
I love the whipped cream lotion formula from FCS- on my dry skin it isn’t too heavy, and it leaves my legs feeling silky soft. This lotion has a sweet fruity scent that I really liked, and the scent came from a blend of peach, pink grapefruit, raspberry, and pear.
FCS Touch The Sky OCD Hand Sanitizer
Once Covid turned all of our worlds upside down, FCS went into overdrive producing hand sanitizer – I can count on receiving at least one every two boxes. This one has a fragrance mix of jasmine, melon, and Muguet (also known as lily of the valley according to my quick google search), and I don’t think any of us will say no to more hand sanitizer in our lives. If you’re wondering why their hand sanitizer is named OCD, you can read more about it here.
FCS Ancient Kingdom Perfume Oil
Perfume oils are sent out frequently in this box. If you don’t like them, you’re going to have a backstock of them very soon after subscribing. This perfume oil in particular is scented with green leaves, heather blossoms, violets, and sweet vanilla musk with ripe fig, candied rum, and dark amber. My nose definitely does not pick up all of those notes – I have but a simple sniffer. That being said I could pick up the earthy notes from the greenery as well as the sweetness from vanilla and candied rum, and overall this was a scent I enjoyed. The perfume oil has pretty good staying power, too – I could smell it on my pulse points halfway through the day after applying in the morning.
FCS Crafty Carver Bath Salts
I love bath salts – I wish more boxes sent them more often. These salts are scented with notes of pomelo, red currant, and salty air, and I really found the notes of fruit and citrus to be refreshing. I wish the sample was bigger though – I don’t know if my body is actually getting the benefits of using salts in my bath when this packet only provided a medium handful of salts (or have I been overpouring my bath salts? If you have knowledge on this, feel free to let me know in the comments).
The Verdict: I know I disappointed people last month for not recognizing the Golden Girls theme, so I was happy that I immediately recognized that this month's theme was inspired by the movie Brave. I enjoyed the products sent this month, though I do wish a larger package of the bath salts were included. This is one of my favorite under-$20 subscription boxes I have reviewed, and if you’re a fan of small-batch body care and skincare products I recommend it (they do occasionally include products for the home, like the carpet deodorizer, but that is an exception to the norm).
To Wrap Up:
The next month’s category will be revealed on the 10th of each month. If you don’t fancy it, simply log into your FCS account and skip it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $16.95 + free shipping, which means you are paying about $2.83 per item.
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What do you think of this month's Fortune Cookie Soap Box?