Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flicker Box June 2015 "Silly Scents and Funny Fragrances" Subscription Box Review

Flicker Box is a candle subscription that works with small, independent candle companies and Etsy businesses to bring you the best candle scents ever. I find that the curation of this box is consistently excellent. If you love candles, you're going to have to consider this subscription.
I've noticed that the same brands tend to pop up over the course of a few boxes but since the quality is quite good, I'm not complaining. In fact, after receiving some of these Midnight Owl Candle Company candles in a past box, I went to their shop and bought more. Let me just say that their Vanilla Sandalwood scent is one of my absolute favorites.

The Cost: $25 for your first month, $34/month thereafter.

What You Get: A carefully curated box of all kinds of unique, handmade artisan candles with appropriately seasonal scents.

Big White Yeti "Grass Stain"- This is a small batch soy candle hand poured in Wisconsin. They use pure all natural soy, essential oils and cotton wicks. This scent is does smell a little like grass when it's freshly mown with sun shining on it. It's very crisp, clean and light. Perfect for a summery day. This is the first one I burned and I'm loving it. This 6oz candle has a burn time of 25-30 hours. I also like how it comes in a reusable tin. Since I like to make my own candles (I'm not very good at it but I'm practicing!), these come in handy.
Value: $10
Midnight Owl Candle Company "Monkey Farts"- Ah, my old friend. This is one of my favorite candle companies and their candles are so reasonably priced. These are handmade with natural soy wax and are always so wonderfully and strongly scented. Monkey Farts is very tropical. The description says it begins with top notes of fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla as a base note. I love it! This is an 8oz mason jar candle that can be reused once its washed.
Value: $9
The Burlap Bag "La-la Land"-  The Burlap Bag makes all their 100% natural soy candles by hand. The fragrances are phthalate free and the wicks are cotton. The candle has a scent of warm vanilla, oak, and cedar. It smells heavenly. This candle has a burn time of 70+ hours and is in a 9oz jar.
Value: $14

VERDICT: I love that Flicker Box put together a box of silly named candles. Sometimes you think maybe you want to try something with a funny name but then you go for the regular flavor like Cucumber Melon. These fragrances all smell amazing and yet are so different from each other as well. It's one of the things I love about the curation of these boxes. The value of the boxes is usually really close to the cost of the box. This one is worth $33. Oh, and there's always a branded matchbook included, as well.

If you would like to sign up for Flicker Box, head to their website and pick a subscription! Remember, if you do a month-to-month, your first box will be $25 but the subsequent ones will be $34. July's theme is "Blue Lagoon."

And of course, if you just want to pick your own candles, all three of these companies have Etsy shops and I've had very good experiences with all three brands. I especially like Midnight Owl Candle Co (their Vanilla Sandalwood is my favorite candle scent ever) but Big White Yeti has so many wonderful scents, too. If you shop at Midnight Owl Candle Co. use code ORDER2 to get 10% off!


  1. Monkey Farts sounds awesome! Both the name and the description. I think I'mma look at that website now too...

    1. It's a trap!! I just bought six more candles!! I love so many of the scents Midnight Owl has!