Topbox Review - December 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Topbox
How Much? $12 per month, shipping included
What’s in it?  4 deluxe beauty samples

I am so behind on my reviews! I have a few waiting to be posted and more boxes on the way so there is no time to waste. The December Topbox arrived on December 10th, like clockwork. This month is a little different. For the first time in my Topbox subscription history, I received a "Privé Box" from my wish list. A Privé Box includes sample products from one prestige brand. I opted for the Givenchy Privé Box and I was lucky enough to receive one!

Product card

First look

Every product in this box is from Givenchy, a luxury french brand. I opted for this box because of one product... we'll get to that soon.

Gentleman Only Eau de Toilette (sample sachet)
This is a new men's fragrance. The notes on the sachet indicate birch leaf, cedar wood, and patchouli - although the Topbox product card mentions green mandarin, pink peppercorns, and incense.

Noir Couture Mascara (4g sample, $17.50)
This mascara is supposed to lengthen, thicken, curl, and condition. I haven't tried it yet but I'm very curious. A full size tube is $35.

Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette (5ml, $8)
As far as fragrances go, I didn't hate this. It's described as a "radiant fruity floral fragrance". I found it more floral than fruity. I ended up giving it to my mom. A 50ml full size is $80.

Le Rouge Lipstick in Brun (1.5g, $16.75)
This is the product that convinced me to try for a wish list Privé Box, and it did not disappoint. The packaging is amazing and the lipstick is gorgeous. It's a great colour for me and I love the matte finish. The little matchbox style case is leather covered too! A full size tube is 3.4g and costs $38.

The Givenchy Privé Topbox included 3 deluxe samples plus a sample sachet of a new fragrance for men. The products are valued around $42.25! I'm really pleased with this box. The quality of the products is amazing, but I expected nothing less from a couture brand like Givenchy.

What do you think of the Givenchy Privé Topbox?

Since I missed out on the regular December Topbox offerings, tell me what you received in your box! 

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  1. I'm so jealous that you got a givenchy box!

  2. this is such a great box! i have never tried givenchy but what an affordable way to do so. the mini perfume is adorable !

  3. Your box looks very nice. I requested the Bioderma box, and received it, and am quite happy with the products.

  4. That lipstick looks very tempting! Here's what I got: (regular box)


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