Candle Subscription Box


file-10-11-2016-11-38-39I love candles. And diffusers. And wax melts. So, when I heard of this monthly subscription box, I had to get it. I knew it was going to be good (because WJ Candles have such beautiful products) but I was not prepared for how good it was.!

The first box I received was October’s ‘Trick or Treat’ box and, included, was two small tin candles, one large tin candle, one glass signature candle, a huge diffuser oil set AND four wax melts! When candles are around £10-20 each, I certainly hadn’t expected there to be half that amount for the monthly cost of £29.95. On top of that, the outer packaging was secure, the inner packaging was beautiful and colour co-ordinated for a Hallowe’en theme and there were even different quotes stuck onto each item…you could plainly see the work and care that had gone into packing the box.


photo-09-11-2016-11-48-16Yesterday, I received my November box. Presuming that they couldn’t deliver another box so jam packed, I nonetheless expected to be pleased with the contents. Well they proved me wrong. Not only did they match the October box, they actually smashed it! With TWO signature glass jar candles, two tin candles and four wax melts, I was yet again amazed by the care and precision taken to pack the box. The ribbons and tissue paper were all colour co-ordinated. There was glitter tissue paper wrapped around the two signature glass candles. The four wax melts came in their own organza bag…….It really was a beautiful package to open!





The Evil Queen Signature Candle

“The Evil Queen’s fragrance is dark but beautiful. Opulent fruity notes of plum, cassis and dark berries are blended with cinnamon and clove. Floral accords of jasmine and rose are surrounded by patchouli, sensual vanilla and moss to complete this fragrance, fit for a queen.”






Fairy Godmother Signature Candle

“Featuring in many classic fairytales, this candle features a beautifully fitting fragrance. Contains a light top note of lemon, magical middle notes of jasmine, mimosa and cedarwood, and soothing base notes of musk, amber and sandalwood.”





Prince Charming Tin Candle

“Another character in many a tale but, these days, synonymous with Cinderella. A super clean and fresh scent of shaving cream, steamy soap suds and aftershave lotions – a Prince ready for the ball!”





Enchanted Forest Tin Candle

“What’s a fairytale without an enchanted forest? This candle features all the scents of a magical Autumn forest and freshly fallen leaves.”





… FOUR wax melts which correspond to the large candles!

  • – Evil Queen’s Potion
  • – Make a Wish
  • – Kiss From a Prince
  • – Gingerbread House



I cannot wait to receive December’s FESTIVE FAVOURITES box – I know, for sure this time, that it’s going to be pretty special. Thanks so much for a wonderful subscription box, WilliamJosephCandles! Make sure to use LITTLEBOOKWORMIG10 for a discount!


My Unboxings this month…..

So, over the past few weeks, I received four subscription boxes; TheBookishBox, LitJoyCrate, MyBookishCrate and NerdyPost. I wanted to share with you the contents of each box and what I thought of them!

  1. The Bookish Box


Well this was August’s FairyTales Box and it didn’t disappoint. It included a Lunar Chronicles-inspired mug by the ever talented Evie Seo, A Peter Pan-inspired silver necklace and Disney quote sticky notepad, both by TheBookishBox, A Beauty and the Beast bookmark by Lexy Olivia on IG and an Appraising Pages Tee with this wonderful quote from A Court of Mist and Fury. This was a fun box and I especially loved the Tee, Mug and Necklace!


2. LitJoy Crate


So I received my first ever litjoycrate last week and it was sent to me in return for an honest review. we my honest review is that I was delighted with my box and all the items included are perfect!
Included were…..
– a hardbacked copy of The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Grey which sounds intriguing! As a historical fiction, it’s just up my street so I was happy to see this one
– a beautiful floral, foil notebook by riflepaperco which is super sweet
– The Werewolves of Millers Hollow game which seems to be one of those traditional parlour games so that should be great fun!
– a beautiful custom-designed art print by canary_jane which shows one of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books!
– a sample of tea crystals from piquetea which has excited me because I’m a huge tea and coffee fan but I have never used crystals before!
– a $20 discount voucher for chatbooks I had never heard of this concept but, after a little research, I cannot wait to start building my first books!
– and you can’t see it very well but there’s also a fiercereads tote bag which is HUGE!
3. My Bookish Crate

So this is one of my last posts as a mybookishcrate rep and, boy, am I going out on a high! This box…..this box…..was FABULOUS! The HP theme has been done time and time again so it must be difficult for bookish subscription boxes to keep coming up with something novel. Well My Bookish Crate NAILED it! Each box was personalised to its subscriber, depending on which Hogwarts house they belonged to. Quite obviously, I’m a proud GRYFFINDOR (although with slight Slytherin tendencies at times, hence the dropandgivemenerdy House-Divided blanket in the background 😂) We received
– a GRYFFINDOR bookmark by Rachel Leite
– a GRYFFINDOR tote bag which was designed by the ever-talented @tjlubrano I adore her designs anyway so I was over the moon with this
– a personalised Hogwarts letter which I was way more excited about that I should have been at my age
– a GRYFFINDOR candle by bookandnookshop which smells exactly how I imagine the GRYFFINDOR common room to smell
– a mystery mini Hermione funko
– an art print by mybookishcrate and, because I had chosen the GRYFFINDOR box, I received a Hermione quote. I loved this but I was also pretty jealous of the Slytherins who received an “Always” quote because….you know….Snape
– and a hardbacked copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts one and two
4. Nerdy Post
I’m still waiting for September’s Nerdy Post, which is SUPERNATURAL themed(!), and I made the stupid decision not to order August’s Doctor Who book because I didn’t think, as someone who has never even seen an episode of DW, that I would ‘get’ the quotes etc.  How wrong I was! The quotes used throughout the whole box were appealing to ALL nerds, whether a Whovian or not. Not ordering it was the worst decision I’ve made this last while *sob*
Anyhow, because I don’t have last month’s box (tube?), I’m going to show you July’s Game of Thrones box which was SO good!