Friday, December 19, 2014

Flicker Box Candle Subscription, December 2014 Review + 10% Discount Code!

Not all of the subscription box companies did a great job of capturing the holiday season in their December boxes. One that did is Flicker Box which contains several wonderful artisan candles with festive scents. Flicker Box is still quite new to me so if you missed my first review, you can catch up here for all the details.

Flicker Box for December arrived in a branded cardboard box tied with striped string.

Inside, everything was hidden under a layer of brown crinkle shreds with two cards on top.

There is an 11 oz. candle, one that is 8 oz., another that is about 4 oz. and a mini candle that is about 2 oz. There is also a candy cane and a Flicker Box branded matchbook, which I think they include in every box.

The black card tells about the three candle vendors represented in this box.  More about them later. The "Lights Out" card is an advertisement for one of the vendors located in Austin, TX. The candy cane is a nice touch!

The big mason jar candle is called "Sleigh Ride" from Mosley Lane in Ohio.  The scent is described as a "distinct wintery blend of pine, oak, cedar bark and holly".  This is a hand poured candle made of soy wax and beeswax with no artificial dyes or additives and a burn time of more than 50 hours.  My amateur nose's impression is that this is definitely a winter scent with a strong pine top note. Very nice!  (As of the date of this post, Mosley Lane is offering free shipping and a 20% discount on their "Gingerbread Man" scented products.)

Next in size is "No. 174 Christmas Cabin" from Copper & Kraft Candle in Syracuse, NY. This 8 oz. tin is said to burn for 55-60 hours, unbelievable for its fairly small size!  This is a hand poured soy wax candle that smells like cinnamon, bayberry, a bit of cranberries and a hint of orange zest. Copper & Kraft Candle can be found on Etsy if you're interested in ordering any of their products. Their scents are organized by season so it's easy to find something appropriate for the time of year.

A second candle from Copper & Kraft Candle is "No. 222 Frosted Sugar Plums" which is in a 4 oz. tin.  This is another wonderful holiday scent mix containing plums, dark cherries, oranges and a touch of spruce lightly coated with sugar. The card says this one will burn for 25-30 hours. Love, love, love this!

The smallest candle comes from "Lights Out" in Austin, TX.  This little 2 oz. soy candle is called "Christmas Day" and has a burn time of 15 hours. This has a pleasant holiday baking aroma with a hint of cinnamon. If you'd like to check out their on-line store which has all sorts of attractive gift packs, click here. I believe you can also purchase most of their scents a la carte, in any of five different forms.

Opening this box was truly like getting a great Christmas gift. The products are so appropriate for the season and will add some peaceful holiday atmosphere.

It looks like I'm not the only one who was impressed with December's Flicker Box. Their website says the January boxes are already sold out. Subscriptions purchased through the end of the year will begin with the February box. Some of their overstock products are available for purchase individually on the site. The prices are very good but many of the candles and scents are sold out...not surprising for this time of year. I suspect that situation changes dramatically from day to day but it's worth checking if you don't want to wait until February.  

For those who are already subscribed, the theme of the January box will be "Whimsical Wonderland" and will include more from Copper & Kraft which is fine with me!  In addition, they will be re-releasing "Unicorn Puke" and "Baked Bread" from The Burlap Bag in Austin, TX. Apparently those scents in previous boxes were quite popular with subscribers.  

If you would like to subscribe to Flicker Box, use code FAF288 at checkout for 10% off a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription.  

Happy Holidays!


Disclosure - This post contains no affiliate links.  Product was purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own.

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