Unboxing August 2015 Flicker Box!

I was really excited when I found out the theme to this month’s Flicker Box was The Wild West.  I love smoky, cactus, sage scented things!    What is Flicker Box?

Flicker Box is inspired by a love and appreciation for handmade candles. We believe that people appreciate products produced by quality artisans made in the United States. We want to connect candle lovers with people who love to make candles.

Each Flicker Box contains a variety of artisanal candles made from candle artists from around the United States. We share their story and ship subscribers a delightfully curated box right to their doorstep. Flicker box costs as low as $25/month and can be purchased as an automatically-renewing monthly subscription or 3, 6, or 12 month term subscriptions.  from http://myflickerbox.com/about


Information Card

Aerial View

Starting on the left, going clockwise: PaddyWax “Desert Cactus Flower & Sage”, Illume “Cactus Verde”, Soap for Your Soul “Peyote Sage & Citrus Blend”


Paddywax “Cactus Flower & Sage”   ~  I am so sad ~ the biggest candle in the trio and the glass jar shattered in transit.   There is even bits of glass inside the candle :(  The presentation on this candle is impressive, with the lovely amber glass jar and the wooden lid, tag card and the wooden arrow.  I have emailed Flicker Box with photos to show them this was broken and hopefully, they will replace it.   The jar is supposed to be shaped like a thread spool, with wood and twine accents.  This is a floral scent, but not overpowering at all, and lurking in the background, a nice sage scent.   Paddywax soy candles are hand poured in the USA and are a Nashville, TX artisan workshop.  This candle has a burn time of  25-30 hours.  7 oz RV $20.25



Illume  “Cactus Verde” ~  I own a couple of Illume candles, my recent one is Chanterelle Moss, which I adore.   The Cactus Verde scent is a mix of cassis and geranium, so it is a sweet scent, but it has a freshness about it, because it also has dune grass, aloe vera, sandal tree and musk.   I really love Illume’s scents as they are complex, different and very pleasant to smell.  The tins are also nice, as the top of the tin (inspired by a retro cake tin) actually fits over the whole candle and the coloring is a solid color (in this case a teal-green), with a colorful label that uses a paper birch bark as its pattern.   This soy wax candle is blended with essential oils and has an all cotton wick, with a burn time of 20 hours, made in Minnesota.   3 oz RV $10.00

Description: Feel as brilliant as a bloom and as sweet as a succulent. A bright blend of cassis, pink sea salt, and wild geranium with a hint of avocado.

Top Notes: bright cassis, pink sea salt, aloe vera
Middle: dune grass, avocado creme, wild geranium
Base: Sandal tree, iris blooming, musk


Soap for Your Soul  “Peyote Sage & Citrus” ~  This unassuming little tin has the most amazing scent!  I love the citrus scent of lemons and limes and  there is also a great herbal sage scent mixing along with it.  It is so relaxing and uplifting at the same time.  This is going to be a candle scent I will want to purchase again.  Soap for Your Soul is an etsy shop, located in South Carolina,  and their soy candles are made from non-GMO USA soybeans, and have no additives, colors or dyes.   The eco-wicks are lead free, made from all natural paper and cotton.  6 oz of an amazing aromatherapy scent with a burn time of 50 hours  RV $7.00

I hope that Flicker Box will send me a replacement candle for Paddywax as that is such a nice scent and I love the presentation.  I love all 3 scents, especially the Peyote from Soap for Your Soul.  This is just a great sub box for candle lovers and I am glad I am being introduced to so many different scents and artisan companies.    This box’s value is  $37.25  and I paid $34.00 for my box, as I am on a month to month subscription.

Flickerbox also has a store, where you purchase candles that were featured in their past boxes.

Do you subscribe to Flickerbox?  What did you think of this month’s candles?  Let me know in the comments below!


[ descriptions in italics from the product linked website ]

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