Luxury Scent Box September 2017 Subscription Box Review + Coupon Code!

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Luxury Scent Box is a monthly designer fragrance subscription that sends you a convenient 9ml (.30 fl oz) purse size spray of an authentic fragrance of your choice or you can have them choose one for you based on a scent profile that you fill out at sign up. The service is $15 a month and shipping is free, plus, LSB offers scents for both women and men. Choose from both niche and designer fragrances such as Black Opium, Gucci, and Atelier. (Note: I received this complimentary box for review purposes and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.)

Save $5 on your first box, enter promo code DebintheheartofTexas at checkout!

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You can add fragrances that you like to your calendar, either by choosing your favorites or by taking a scent survey and adding the suggestions that pop up. Note that premium fragrances are an additional $3 charge, but if you use a promo code such as DebintheheartofTexas, you will save $5 on your first order. There are no contracts, order month to month and cancel whenever you choose, or you can order an annual subscription and pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free!

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New subscribers receive a velvet holder and a silver case with their first box, plus receive a new, colored case quarterly. This month I am showcasing niche designers but to see a review of the regular monthly subscription, click here. You can order additional scents for $18 each but you must be a member to take advantage of that perk.

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Luxury Scent Box hooked me up with four luxurious niche fragrances and sent some of their beautiful holders, which are interchangeable so if you want to match your holder to your bag then you can! I’m not sure which color I prefer, they are all adorable and upscale.

I received a card on the Luna Collection from Tiziana Terenzi, a niche brand from Italy.

I also found a card about how to update your fragrance calendar, rate your fragrance, and share on social media.

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Finally, I found a card on how to remove fragrances from their holder.

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I even received two samples!

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Vetiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne is a woody aromatic cologne absolue (pure perfume) and has pretty good longevity. It is perfect for this time of year, as summer turns to fall, because it is green and citrusy but also has a woody warmth. This is truly a unisex scent, neither too masculine or feminine.

 

Atelier Cologne Mimosa Indigo is another cologne absolue that falls under the “leather” fragrance category, although it is so much more than that. At first spray it does smell like leather, however not in an overpowering or manly way. It turns a bit powdery, a touch sweet and yet also warm. Nice for fall weather.

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Draco by Tiziana Terenzi was my favorite of the bunch! I starts off sweet and fruity and although it’s a unisex Oriental fragrance it is very feminine and flirty. I haven’t picked up much citrus this wearing, but peach, vanilla, and a bit of something warm and yet green makes this a winner. With my chemistry the base note turns out to be a very long lasting ambroxan, similar to Juliet Has a Gun Not a Perfume. Warm and musky.

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Orion by Tiziana Terenzi is a unisex floral woody musk that I meant to give to my husband but accidentally sprayed on myself! It was the longest lasting of the bunch and seemed more masculine to my nose. Everything I have read about this scent compares it to Aventus Creed, which is an extremely popular choice for men. Getting a similar scent for only $18 seems like an awesome deal to me!  img_5393-1

I love Luxury Scent Box and I know you will too! I have commitment issues when it comes to fragrance and choose a different one each day depending on my mood, shoe type, sky color, whatever, and this service lets me date the perfect candidate before settling down. Make sure to take advantage of that promo code to save $5 on your first order and let me know which type of fragrances you prefer in the comments!

Luxury Scent Box June 2017 Subscription Box Review 

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Luxury Scent Box is a monthly designer fragrance subscription that sends you a convenient 9ml (.30 fl oz) purse size spray of an authentic fragrance of your choice or you can have them choose one for you based on a scent profile that you fill out at sign up. The service is $15 a month and shipping is free, plus, LSB offers scents for both women and men. Choose from both niche and designer fragrances such as Black Opium, Mon Paris, and Flowerbomb. (Note: I received this complimentary box for review purposes and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.)

Save $5 on your first box, enter promo code DebintheheartofTexas at checkout!

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You can add fragrances that you like to your calendar, either by choosing your favorites or by taking a scent survey and adding the suggestions that pop up. Note that premium fragrances are an additional $3 charge, but if you use a promo code such as DebintheheartofTexas, you will save $5 on your first order. There are no contracts, order month to month and cancel whenever you choose, or you can order an annual subscription and pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free!

New subscribers receive a velvet holder and a silver case with their first box, plus receive a new, colored case quarterly.

To see one of my previous, full reviews about the monthly subscription, click here.

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Today, I would like to talk exclusively about Galimard, a French perfumery with a rich background and who has been making perfumes for over 250 years!

Grasse a small town in Provence is known as “the world capital of perfume”

The foremost city for perfume in the world, all of the most recognised French fragrances are created here, the best known of these being Chanel N. 5 in 1921.

Galimard is France’s first creator of French perfumes. In 1747 Jean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon founded the perfumery Galimard in Grasse, thanks to Him Grasse has become known around the world as the birthplace of perfumery.

Galimard was the purveyor to the court of the King of France, Louis XV the well-beloved, and his mistress Madame De Pompadour.

With over 269 years experience of creating the highest quality French perfumes, Galimard has probably the richest tradition of perfume manufacture in the World.

Until Today the royal houses of Europe are customers of Galimard and for celebrities became our Perfume an insider tip. The amazing painter Picasso, Leonardo di Caprio, Goldie Hawn, or Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi are just a small summary who visited our Perfume House in the Provence.

As in the past, the sources from which we obtain our subtle fragrances are the natural flowers of Grasse: Jasmine, rose, lavender, orange. Only the use of our traditional methods can guarantee the incomparable unique quality.

 

 

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I received four Galimard scents from Luxury Scent Box to try out and to get a feel for this niche fragrance brand. As you can see, the name and designer of the fragrance is on the outside of the bottle so you can quickly pick the one you want to wear for the day – or evening. You can add these to your monthly queue or purchase them outright for $18 a bottle on the LSB website and there are 16 scents to choose from on the women’s section of the site, 13 on the men’s section, and a few of those scents are on both.

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Journal Intime“Exquisite grapefruit, wrapped in rose and black currant, twines seductively with lily of the valley with an iris tonality; the base reveals blackberry, musk, sandalwood and finishes the fragrance with a subtle fresh-fruity signature note.” While fruity florals tend to be one of my favorite scent groups, this one has a tad too much rose for my tastes. This reminds me of green tea for some reason, but it is also juicy and fresh. After about an hour it reminded me of clean laundry pulled straight from the dryer –  warm and comforting.

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Péle Méle“Green and fresh notes open the sparkling dance of this attractive fragrance, unveiling a melange of green tea and rose; sensually warmed by musk and sandalwood, the close is enriched by a glowing touch of ripe peach and mellow plum.” This is a floral fruity scent but on me it smells like a white floral musk, with a strong lily of the valley scent at the opening. I didn’t really notice much sweetness at all unless I REALLY smelled my arm deeply – isn’t that weird how our bodies can play around with a scent?

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Feuilles & Fleurs d’Oranger (Orange leaves & blossom) “Escape to Tunisia where the softness of sweet almond pastries brighten the beauty of orange flower fields for as far as the eye can see. Orange leaves and blossom is an exotic cologne full of freshness and delicacy with soft notes of neroli and petitgrain.” This scent is a white floral in the sense that an orange blossom is a white flower. It smells just like an orange blossom and is light and sweet, not heavy or strong. The initial spray is also green and lively, like an orange leaf. The longevity wasn’t too bad, but this was a skin scent. Lovely and feminine.

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Paradoxe: A luminous flight of mingled figs and lemons gently fades to reveal a warm heart of radiant accords; an unexpected base of sumptuous woods creates a unique signature.” This is categorized as a floral green scent and features notes of fig and lemon along with floral and woody nuances. This was my favorite of them all, I loved the warm feeling it evoked and it was sweet without being cloying. Fig is my favorite fruit – maybe that has something to do with it? It transports me back to my childhood home in Southern California, picking the ripe fruit off of the tree and immediately eating it, still warm from the sun.

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I love Luxury Scent Box and I know you will too! I have commitment issues when it comes to fragrance and choose a different one each day depending on my mood, shoe type, sky color, whatever, and this service lets me date the perfect candidate before settling down. Make sure to take advantage of that promo code to save $5 on your first order and let me know which type of fragrances you prefer in the comments!

 

My Texas Market Subscription Box Review April 2017

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).img_1278-1

The items were wrapped in bubble wrap and there were brown paper squiggles to keep everything safe.
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Everything in my box!

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April’s theme was Blackberries & Bluebonnets and is here to help us celebrate springtime in Texas!

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My Texas Market includes a card with a little info about the products and their producers, plus where they are located and instructions for their use.

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My Texas Market mentioned that some fan favorites from last year have made their way into this box and if there’s one thing I’ve discovered from this subscription it is the always fabulous Texas Hill Country Olive Company. I have tried their olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars and they are hands down the best! I love this Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar and used it to make a dressing for a salad. The vinegar itself is from Modena, Italy, and the blackberry lusciousness was added right here in the heart of Texas.

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Spring mix salad greens, feta cheese, craisins, toasted pecans, and a homemade creamy blackberry balsamic vinagrette.
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I was wandering through the jam aisle at our local H.E.B. Central Market and saw this on the shelf and was so excited, telling my family “look, I got that in my box!”. Jammit Jam Blackberry Star Anise Merlot is a sophisticated take on a classic flavor and while I tried it on buttered toast it would be extraordinary on a cracker with Brie or cream cheese. I make blintzes every once in a while and I think this might just put them over the top.

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Here are some other serving suggestions!

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Luna Tigre Bluebonnet Soy Candle has a lovely floral scent and is made with 100% soy wax. This Austin-based company makes the candles in small batches and this size should burn between 15-18 hours.

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I don’t really think of bluebonnets as having a scent and yet both this soap and the candle have a similar bright, floral fragrance. Kuhdoo Soap Co. Bluebonnet Soap makes this bar with saponified coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, organic goat milk, Texas raw honey, colloidal oatmeal, and high-quality phthalate-free fragrance oil.

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Aww, a bluebonnet in a box! Nature Favors Texas Bluebonnet Garden Kit

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The dirt is even in the shape of Texas!

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There’s a little pot to place the mini-Texas seed inside. Then add water and wait for it to grow!
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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! The items were perfect for the theme and any time I see Texas Hill Country Olive Company I do a little happy dance. Texas has some wonderful makers and this box features them to great effect. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!

Luxury Scent Box May 2017 Subscription Box Review 

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Luxury Scent Box is a monthly designer fragrance subscription that sends you a convenient 9ml (.30 fl oz) purse size spray of an authentic fragrance of your choice or you can have them choose one for you based on a scent profile that you fill out at sign up. The service is $15 a month and shipping is free, plus, LSB offers scents for both women and men. Choose from both niche and designer fragrances such as Black Opium, Mon Paris, and Flowerbomb. (Note: I received this complimentary box for review purposes and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.)

Save $5 on your first box, enter promo code DebintheheartofTexas at checkout!

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Everything in my box!

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You can add fragrances that you like to your calendar, either by choosing your favorites or by taking a scent survey and adding the suggestions that pop up. Note that premium fragrances are an additional $3 charge, but if you use a promo code such as DebintheheartofTexas, you will save $5 on your first order. There are no contracts, order month to month and cancel whenever you choose, or you can order an annual subscription and pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free!

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I received a card showing how to remove my perfume from the case so I can easily pop in next month’s fragrance!

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There was a card saying thank you for joining plus a little info on how to rate your fragrance, update your fragrance calendar, and share on social media for a chance to receive bonus samples.

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New members receive a velvet carrying pouch to keep the holder from getting scratched while being carried around in a purse, backpack, or luggage.

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New members also receive a black or silver holder in their first shipment, plus a new, colored case quarterly!

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I received two samples this month!

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My first fragrance was Cantabelle by Galimard which is an oriental vanilla scent.

A cheerful and fruity composition, merge with the orange and blackcurrant to reveal an opulent heart of sun-kissed delicate flowers.
The concept is elevated by a warm and sensual base of precious woods. An ode to feminity, both classical and contemporary.

The top notes are blackcurrant and orange with white flowers along for the ride. It is fruity and floral and as soon as I smelled it I knew I had smelled something similar before. If you have ever subscribed to Birchbox for a while you have probably received an Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – this smells almost exactly the same!

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I also received Feminissime by Galimard which is an oriental floral.

As she passes, she leaves behind a scented trail of subtle fruits and delightful flowers, transcended by some blazing notes.

She walks, delicate and charming, haloed by a luminous grace…

She is beautiful, she is a Woman, she is Féminissime.

If you like Flowerbomb or La Vie est Belle, then you will love Feminissime! Top notes are pineapple, peach, and lemon; white florals plus tonka bean are in there, too. Sweet, floral, romantic, and longer lasting than Flowerbomb!

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I love Luxury Scent Box and I know you will too! I have commitment issues when it comes to fragrance and choose a different one each day depending on my mood, shoe type, sky color, whatever, and this service lets me date the perfect candidate before settling down. Make sure to take advantage of that promo code to save $5 on your first order and let me know which type of fragrances you prefer in the comments!

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My Texas Market March 2017 Subscription Box Review 

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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The items were wrapped in bubble wrap and there were brown paper squiggles to keep everything safe.

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Everything in my box!

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I found some inserts and loved the card with info about bees!

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March’s theme was “The Bee’s Knees” and is all about our small little buzzy friends. My name means “honey bee” so I have a fondness for bees and honey. This card also says that April’s box theme will be “Blackberries & Bluebonnets”!

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My Texas Market includes a card with a little info about the products and their producers, plus where they are located and instructions for their use.

 

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Desert Creek Honey Raw Texas Honey Or as I like to call it, “liquid gold.” This is so good and has a pure, sweet flavor that is so much better than the stuff that comes in little bears from the grocery store. I used it on a wafflewich – toasted Nutrigrain waffles spread with peanut butter, sprinkled with raisins, and drizzled with honey. It’s also possible I just dipped a spoon inside and stuck it in my mouth. PS – if you really want your honey in a bear-shaped bottle you can find it on the Desert Creek website!

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SRSLY Chocolate + Two Hives Honey This is a special product that joins two Austin-based companies to produce a delicious item.

 

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The chocolate ganache features honey rather than sugar and the outer shell is made of dark chocolate for a sublime bite of bliss.

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Mind Your Own Beeswax Candle Company Citrus Sunshine Aromatherapy Candle is made from beeswax and pure essential oils and has a sunny, uplifting fragrance. I like to burn candles while I’m blogging to help me focus and relax.

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Gretchen Bee Ranch Lip Balm in Sweet Orange is silky smooth and left my lips soft and nourished. It is made with beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet orange essential oil and smells delightful.

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Moore Honey Pure Beeswax Bars are made from 100% pure beeswax that has had dirt and other debris filtered out. It has a delicate scent and a quick search on Pinterest led to an assortment of “recipes” that call for beeswax. You can DIY your own lip balm, lotions, candles, and even solid perfume!

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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! I loved the bee theme and the products were all of high quality and fit the theme PERFECTLY! Texas has some wonderful makers and this box features them to great effect. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!

Luxury Scent Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon! March 2017

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Luxury Scent Box is a monthly designer fragrance subscription that sends you a convenient 9ml (.30 fl oz) purse size spray of an authentic fragrance of your choice or you can have them choose one for you based on a scent profile that you fill out at sign up. The service is $15 a month and shipping is free, plus, LSB offers scents for both women and men. Choose from both niche and designer fragrances such as Black Opium, Mon Paris, and Flowerbomb. (Note: I received this complimentary box for review purposes and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.)

Save $5 on your first box, enter promo code DebintheheartofTexas at checkout!

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You can add fragrances that you like to your calendar, either by choosing your favorites or by taking a scent survey and adding the suggestions that pop up. Note that premium fragrances are an additional $5 charge, but if you use a promo code such as DebintheheartofTexas, you will save $5 on your first order. There are no contracts, order month to month and cancel whenever you choose, or you can order an annual subscription and pay for 11 months and get the 12th month free!

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I received a card showing how to remove my perfume from the case so I can easily pop in next month’s fragrance!

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There was a card saying thank you for joining…

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…plus a little info on how to rate your fragrance, update your fragrance calendar, and share on social media for a chance to receive bonus samples.

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There was one more card with a little info on one of the fragrances I received this month.

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Perfume inspired by wine, I’ll drink to that!

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New members receive a velvet carrying pouch to keep the holder from getting scratched while being carried around in a purse, backpack, or luggage.

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Each scent comes in a box.

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New members also receive a black or silver holder in their first shipment, plus a new, colored case quarterly!

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I love pink! This is really pretty – sleek and sophisticated yet girly at the same time!

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First up is Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette. I love niche fragrances and am especially fond of citrus scents. I grew up in Southern California with orange trees in my backyard and I loved it when the smell of the blossoms drifted into the house. This scent is an oriental floral and has lots of lovely white floral and citrus notes. It smells very different on my skin than it did on my paper tester. On paper it almost smelled like lime LifeSavers but there was definitely a powdery presence on my arm. The longevity was surprisingly long-lasting and I felt very comforted by this lovely scent.

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I also received Kelly + Jones Reserve Notes of Riesling Eau de Parfum, an aromatic fruity scent that has notes of citrus and white peaches and was spot on for my tastes. This scent is light yet I can still smell the base notes 12 hours after applying.

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I love Luxury Scent Box and I know you will too! I have commitment issues when it comes to fragrance and choose a different one each day depending on my mood, shoe type, sky color, whatever, and this service lets me date the perfect candidate before settling down. Make sure to take advantage of that promo code to save $5 on your first order and let me know which type of fragrances you prefer in the comments!

My Texas Market February 2017 Subscription Box Review 

 

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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The items were wrapped in bubble wrap and there were brown paper squiggles to keep everything safe.

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Everything in my box!

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February’s theme was “A Taste of Texas” and keep a look out because there will be a sequel later this year! It also says that March’s theme is The Bee’s Knees, yes!

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My Texas Market includes a card with a little info about the products and their producers, plus where they are located and instructions for their use.

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Grapevine Grains can be found at farmers markets in the DFW area and offer various whole grain products, granola, and trail mix.

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Wow, this box included Corn Bread Mix and Southwestern Soup Mix!

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The back of the box provides instructions for use. The soup will take a bit of prep since you need to soak the beans for 8 hours plus cook for another 2 1/2 hours so I’m saving it for a weekend dinner. Look at those yellow beans, I’ve never even heard of mayocoba beans before but now I can’t wait to try them!

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I am a big tea drinker and according to the website, this stuff is Texan for tea! Catspring Pedernales Green Yaupon is made from a holly plant that is native to America and is a natural source of caffeine.

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I’ve never had jelly made with beer before but County Road Canning took a Texas favorite and made it into something you can have with breakfast! Texas Beer Jelly features Shiner Bock Beer and reminded me of apple jelly with a little something extra.

 

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I made some BBQ Baked Chicken Legs in the oven one night for dinner and basted them with SuckleBusters Original BBQ Sauce. This is not as thick as some of the ones I’ve bought from the store but the flavor was great and my chicken legs were tasty! Plus, there’s no MSG or gluten, only ingredients I can pronounce.

 

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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! I loved the theme and the products were all of high quality. Texas has some wonderful makers and this box features them to great effect. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!

My Texas Market January 2017 Subscription Box Review 

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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January’s theme was “Rise and Shine” and featured items to get you up and going, or maybe to help you have a relaxing morning in bed! Everything was wrapped securely in bubble wrap with brown paper squiggles.

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My Texas Market includes a card with a little info about the products and their producers, plus where they are located and instructions for their use.

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Everything in my box!

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I am currently enjoying the warm, sweet cinnamon scent coming from The Tiny Collection Cinnamon Buns Candle. This all-natural soy candle is hand poured in small batches in Dallas and smells very nice! Sometimes candles smell different when burning but this one burns true.

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I don’t drink coffee regularly and have no way to grind the whole beans in District Roasters Farmer’s Market Blend Coffee. The flavor notes mention deep chocolate with caramel and cinnamon and while I wouldn’t mind making a mocha latte with it I will pass it on to a true coffee connoisseur. Hand roasted in Tomball.

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The King and I Blueberry Whipped Honey features crystalized honey, dried blueberries, and blueberry extract, perfect for topping biscuits or cornbread!
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I bet this would go great in baked goods too! I plan on whipping it with butter to top the pancakes I’m going to make with the mix shown below! The King and I is located in Willis.

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I may not drink coffee but I drink several cups of tea a day and this “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” mug from Blue Heron Farm is really cute and will make me smile each time I use it. Blue Heron Farm is located in Field Store, a little north of Houston, and they raise their goats on a sustainable farm and sell cheeses, cajeta, and other products!

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Bona Dea Gluten Free Baking Mix is a great starter for pancakes, waffles, or crepes and you can mix in your favorite “fun” ingredient such as berries, chocolate, or bananas. It was very considerate of My Texas Market to include a product that can be used by those who may be sensitive to gluten so they can have a yummy breakfast too! Made in Austin.

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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! I loved the theme and the products were all of high quality. Texas has some wonderful makers and this box features them to great effect. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!

My Texas Market December 2016 Subscription Box Review

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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This month’s theme was “Home for the Holidays” and featured items to help us get in a festive spirit!

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The product information card is very detailed and this month it had a little bit of a backstory from the owners of the companies that were featured!

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This beautiful Christmas card greeted me when I opened the box and looked rustic and colorful!

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Plus, festive confetti! All of the glass items were well protected with shredded brown paper and bubble wrap.

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This looks like it’s going to be a tasty box!

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I tried Jammit Jam Cherry Clove Cabernet on buttered toast but I think there are more sophisticated ways to use the rest of the jar up. Maybe with cheese on a cracker or as a baste for chicken breasts, either way, this is not like the stuff from the store. It isn’t too sweet and the cloves give the chunky fruit an unexpected lift. Biscuits, that’s what I’ll put it on!

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I haven’t tried The Barton Table Peppermint Chocolate Sauce on ice cream yet, but I am sure it is amazing. I just keep eating it one bliss-inducing spoonful at a time! Butter, chocolate, cream, and peppermint are an indulgent treat not to be confused with that stuff from the grocery store.

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I love the simplicity of this rustic-looking Texas ornament from Bleu Willow Market! If you like Fixer Upper and Chip & Joanna Gains or make pilgrimages to Magnolia Market then give this website a look because it has a selection of farmhouse casual items.

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This is the time of year when I frequently whip up small vats of Mexican hot chocolate and I usually top it with whipped cream out of a can but next time around I might try one of Michele’s Marshmallows to put it over the top. These bear little resemblance to the ones from the store and are pillowy soft and taste like brown sugar and vanilla.

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There is just the barest hint of crackly texture as you bite into this gooey treat.

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To wrap up this month’s box there was a deliciously scented Holiday Cheer Bar Soap from Kuhdoo Soap Co. The ingredients are so simple: saponified coconut oil, honey, oatmeal, Shiner beer, and fragrance oil. This soap smells sweet and spicy!

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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! These products fit the theme so well and were tasty, seasonal, and scent-sational. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!

My Texas Market November 2016 Subscription Box Review 

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code 10FIRST you can save 10% off your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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This month’s theme was “A Day of Thanksgiving” and was full of products to help subscribers get in touch with their fall feelings, such as feeling warm and cozy. Or maybe that’s just how it made ME feel!

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This is such a lovely, detailed product information card and I love that the websites are listed because sometimes I need more and so it’s easy to order my new favorites from home.

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This box smelled delicious and I couldn’t wait to dig in!

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Stellar Gourmet Mulling Spice is a nice way to kick off the season. I have a couple of bottles of apple cider and red wine waiting for a cold front so I can put my new spices to use. They even included a muslin bag tucked inside the lid. Fortitude Provisions Co. Autumn Kindling Room Spray  has a cozy fireside scent thanks to cedarwood, orange, patchouli, and vetiver.

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Here’s a closeup of those mulling spices.

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I love that they included a recipe card!

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November is a wonderful time of the year to give thanks for our bounty and blessings. There was a little muslin bag that had a few pieces of paper inside that you could write your blessings on and then store them in the bag. Whenever you want to remind yourself of all that you hold dear just reach in and pull out a reminder.

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I loved the scent of the Benjamin Soap Co. Pumpkin Spice Candle! This candle is made from non-GMO soy and is scented with essential oils, plus it has a 35-hour burn time.

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I have been snacking on The Pecan Shop’s Apple Pie Pecan Halves. These certified pesticide-free nuts have been soaked in filtered water and are sweetened with apples, cinnamon, and wildflower honey. Garden Dreams Cranopeno Jelly  is a cross between cranberry sauce and jalapeno jelly and can be served with toast, as a glaze for meat, or with cream cheese or brie on a cracker.

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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! These products fit the theme so well and were tasty, seasonal, and scent-sational. I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

What item are you wanting to try from this month’s box? Let me know in the comments!