Boudoir Privé August Box


Finally the first Boudoir Privé box arrived this morning.  The brands were already known so I had some idea of what products would be in the box.

I re-tied the ribbon to make it more photogenic.  OCD much?

The box itself is similar to the GlossBox - ribbon, card and lots of black tissue paper.  However the card was hand-written, which is a nice personal touch. (I examined it for a while CSI style to see whether it was actually hand-written and it is)

Included in this box is a leaflet explaining what each product is.  However, the leaflet did not include any discount codes - I was looking forward to a Sachajuan code.  Oh well. I hope they will put some on their website?

Inside the box - Sachajuan conditioner, Jane Iredale Purelash Extender & Conditioner, Olavie Antioxidant Body Butter, Babor HSR Lifting Extra Firming Cream, Bloom Green tea & White tea duo, and 2 Etat Libre d'Orange perfumes.

First impressions - I have to say I was a little disappointed at first.  I knew there wouldn't be a full sized product but the sample products don't look "pretty" - that is, they are not all that nicely packaged, except for Sachajuan.  

My favourite is the conditioner - I've wanted to try Sachajuan for a while, even though I've been on a anti-Swedish thing for the past few months (I dated a Swedish guy for a few months early this year and it went pear shaped).  The body butter, despite the clinical looking sample bottle, smells quite good.  I have not tried the face cream nor the lash conditioner yet.  I'm not so keen on the perfumes because they're not really me - I think it's quite difficult to include fragrance in these sample boxes, as personal taste on perfumes vary so much.

Oops, I just realised I left the tea bags out of this photo.

Bottom line - They really needed to include more tea bags, rather just two (but I guess if you didn't like the taste of them, it'll be wasted).  Again, not everyone ordering these boxes will want anti-ageing skincare (see GlossyBox June review).  Likewise, they needed a "real" makeup product rather than just a lash conditioner.  

It is not bad for £10 (I wanted to buy the conditioner anyway) but not a must have either (for now).  No big wows for their first box, but I already knew that since I talked to Sam from Boudoir Prive at an event and he said there would not be a full sized NARS product equivalent like the first GlossyBox.  

However, I do like that they try to include a wide range of products - makeup, skincare, bodycare, haircare, fragrance and well-being/lifestyle.

I will continue with the September box to see whether it is worth keeping this subscription.

Included with the box is a 50% off discount code for the next box (for new subscribers only, which is a bit unfair).  Not sure if I can publish the code here so leave a comment if you would like a code.  For £5 it was definitely worth a try :)


  1. Hi! would love to try out Boudoir Prive if you still have the discount code?

    p.s love your blog!

  2. Hi. Give me your email address and I'll send you a code :)

  3. I've jsut placed my first order, i'm hoping next months will be a little more exciting as this one just isn't all that interesting lol :)

  4. dear Sylvie,

    could you send me a code, too?

    my email is: languagelovers(at)gmail(dot)com


  5. The code expired at the end of August. Unfortunately I don't think Boudoir Prive ships to rest of Europe either. :(

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