August 2014 Escape Monthly Review – “Paris” + Coupon Code

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Escape Monthly
Cost: $49.95/month (Full Size). $24.95/month (Escape Mini)
Ships To: United States and its territories.
Coupon Code: Use the coupon code “MYESCAPE” to score 20% off not only your first box, but all full-size boxes for the life of your subscription.
August 2014 Escape Monthly
August 2014 Escape Monthly

I could not get my August 2014 Escape Monthly box in the house fast enough today!  This is one of the boxes I have been anticipating the most this month so I was thrilled to see the mailman with it this afternoon.

If you aren’t familiar with them, Escape Monthly, which is $49.95/month, is a monthly vacation in a box. Each month you will discover products from a different location. Products consist off local and destination-inspired foods, relaxation and beauty essentials, and the highest quality products that bring the life of the destination right to you. They also offer an “Escape Mini” ($24.95/month) which contains 4 to 5 luxury, locally-made products and a travel brochure.

August 2014 Escape Monthly
The Box

Escape Monthly ships via USPS Priority Mail and, once it started moving, took two days to arrive.  Boxes were a bit delayed this month due to a customs issue with one of the products which only increased my anticipation.

August 2014 Escape Monthly
First Look

Aren’t the Escape Monthly boxes the cutest?  I love the colors, the chevron, everything.  Oh, and the products didn’t look so bad either ;).

August 2014 Escape Monthly
The Information Card

The August 2014 Escape Monthly theme was “Paris” and included the following local favorites:

~Rick Steves Pocket Paris Travel Guide ($12.99):  There was a brief discussion about a family trip to Paris in a year or two, so maybe I will need this sooner rather than later.  I certainly hope so.  I visited Paris after I graduated from high school, but I would so love to go back.  And L wants to visit as well because he’s dying to see the “real” Eiffel Tower (aka not just the fake one he sees when we go to Las Vegas).

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Rick Steves Pocket Travel Guide

~Pierre Biscuiterie French Butter Cookies ($4.25): Butter cookies?  Say no more.  I am a fan!

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Pierre Biscuiterie French Butter Cookies

~Institut Karite Paris Shea Butter Hand Cream ($26):  Oh how I love expensive hand creams!  This is the product that held up the box this month and it was so worth the wait.  It’s thick and fancy and fabulous.  I will be trading for more.  Oh and what is that pink one in the picture on the information card?  Does this come in other scents?

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Institut Karite Paris Shea Butter Hand Cream

~L’Abbaye de Flavigne Gourmet Candy ($5):I’m not sure about these.  They have a slight anise taste to them, but it’s not overwhelming at all.  They wouldn’t be my first choice for candy, but I also don’t hate them.

August 2014 Escape Monthly
L’Abbaye de Flavigne Gourmet Candy

~Edmond Fallot Mustard ($6.25): Meh.  I have gotten so much mustard in subscription boxes this summer.  I have no idea if we’ve used any of it or not yet and I would like to keep it that way.  If B’s sneaking it in my food and I think it tastes good without knowing I had it?  Well, I’d like to keep it that way.

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Edmond Fallot Mustard

~Nuxe Body Scrub & Shower Gel ($16): It actually took me a minute to realize that these were different products.  These smell fabulous and are 100% plant based.  How cool!

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Nuxe Body Scrub & Shower Gel

~(Bonus) Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves ($3): I have gotten these in a few boxes in the past and have always been a fan.  It tastes good and everyone in my house likes it!

August 2014 Escape Monthly
Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves

All totaled the August 2014 Escape Monthly “Paris” box had a value of $73.49 and I loved it!  I am thrilled with the majority of the goodies in here (the only thing I could pass on entirely is the mustard) and plan on bringing some of them up-north for the weekend to share with my cousins!  They went to Paris last summer and fell in love with the city, so they will certainly love all of this just as much as I do.

What do you think of Escape Monthly this month?  If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  You can use the code “MYESCAPE” to score 20% off not only your first box, but all your other boxes for the life of your subscription.  That gets you a discount of $10/month on the regular box which is awesome (it doesn’t look like the code works on the Escape Mini)!  The September 2014 Escape Monthly destination is “Puerto Rico” and I am looking forward to seeing what they do with that!
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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. A


    I love seeing variations.

    In my mini, I got the pink (rose) hand cream, nuxe shower gel, strawberry preserves, orange blossom candies, and an olive tapenade.

    1. Jennifer

      The mini sounds fabulous this month!

  2. Adrienne

    The lotion in pink packaging is Rose scented! I got it. And I got Lemon candies instead of the rose flavor you got

  3. Jennifer

    My box was slightly different. I received mixed fruit butter cookies, and orange blossom candy. I love rose so I was very sad to see others receive the rose hand cream and candies. I received the same hand cream as you. I was disappointed because the mini had olive tapenade which i would have preferred over the mustard. That being said the cookies were great, and the hand cream is nice and made my hands soft.

    1. Jennifer

      I also meant to tell you that I received to shower gels and did not get the different bath items. I heard this was happening to others as well.

      1. Jennifer

        I heard that on MUT too! I can see how they got them confused, but I hope they send yo the scrub!

    2. Jennifer

      I would have so preferred the tapenade to the mustard!

  4. Mary Mincher

    I think I had a very different Paris trip than most others seem to have! I would be 100% okay never going back. However, I did love southern France! I do want to start getting the escape monthly boxes to either remind me if the places I’ve been, or to give me idea about where I want to go next. Or maybe just give me a little escape from Idaho for a few minutes.

    1. Jennifer

      Oh no! why didn’t you like Paris?

  5. Alecia

    My hand cream was Rose and my mints were lemon. 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      ohhh, how were the lemon mints???

      1. Alecia

        I like them. The lemon isn’t as strong as I expected, and there was the tiniest piece of licorice in the middle. How were the Rose? 🙂

  6. Lauren

    I’m so bummed I missed this box 🙁 I purchased a Living Social 3-month and my last box was the India one. I love fancy mustard and jam enough that I may have to resub

    1. Jennifer

      If you lived closer I would happily give you my mustard!

  7. Cristal

    I received the Lily of the Valley Scented hand cream. It’s not too strong of a scent, so I like it. I think the pink one is rose scented.

    1. Jennifer

      I kind of want all the scents now!

  8. Jessica

    I got the mini, with the hand cream in Rose (the pink one). I was so bummed bc I hate rose. Hate. I’ve seen the one you have, lily of the valley, rose, and almond and honey, up on swap sites. I’ve been trying to get the almond and honey. Really wish they let you pick your scent if they were sending multiples…

    1. Jennifer

      I bet you can trade easily!!

    2. Adrienne

      What are the names of a few of the good swap sites?

  9. Saffy

    You got a completely different kind of hand cream than I did! Yours is “ultra rich” and mine is “precious”. I’ve seen other scents of my type. I got honey and almond. The pink one in the picture is Rose and then I also saw a Lily of the Valley. But yours is the first one that I’ve seen that is the Ultra Rich!

    1. Jennifer

      That is interesting! They must know I like my hand cream to be extra thick.

  10. Nicki A

    I got the lemon mints and my hand cream was in an orange tube, but I can’t remember the scent, but it was really nice. I got two shower gels and gave one away to a friend. I didn’t get cookies :O(

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