This was a really pleasant surprise! I was a bit concerned after reading an earlier review about the scent being weak, but have found my first box to be quite nice. I noticed over time I acclimatized to the scent, but if I left the room for a few minutes and came back it was present again. I love that the 3 candle scents were very different from each other, allowing me to choose between a fresh earthy scent, a warm sweet scent, and a warm floral scent, based on mood. :) The mug was cute and classy, and I loved the bookmark. I've not yet tried the tea but was happy that it seemed like something to enjoy through the winter season.
The main draw back to this is the shipping cost (~$16,) about what I pay for my illumicrate book box from England). This is noted in the description, so I can't complain, but brought the total to $40. This overall price decreases the cost:value ratio, but I still found it to be worth it. The packaging is beautiful with candles tucked into silk bags, and the candles are well protected. Nothing was broken despite all items being fragile (glass jars, ceramic mug).
Overall this is a great little subscription box. I look forward to the next few months of it!
This box made a great gift! It was beautifully packaged and included several candles, plus a hand-stamped cuff bracelet and story card.
What a charming box! The candles smell lovely and were packaged so well. And I LOVE the Harry Potter themed gifts that came with this box. I'm excited to burn my candles, and I can't wait to see what next month brings!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy that you are enjoying your Story Boxes! :-)