Advent calendars are typically boxes filled with chocolate and candy for children. But for the adults? Think luxury beauty versions filled with everything from Dior fragrances and Diptqyue’s candles to Dr. Barbara Strum’s anti-ageing potions and Jo Malone London bath and body favourites. The best part? There’s something for everyone. Ready to count down to Christmas in spectacular style? Here are the some of the most exclusive beauty advent calendars to shop before they sell out.
01 – For fans of luxury scents, there is the Vincent Darré for Maison Christian Dior’s Advent Calendar (SGD650), which features 24 perfumed surprises including fragrances, candles, and body products. Another captivating factor? The whimsical façade of the box, designed by Vincent Darré, which is a tribute to the legendary 30 Avenue Montaigne, the atelier where Christian Dior transformed his wildest dreams into ultra-desirable creations.
02 – Nothing signals the arrival of the holiday season like the burning of a Diptyque candle or the unboxing of the 25 little pleasures packaged within the Diptyque Advent Calendar (SGD560). In each pull-out cubby sits either a mini candle, personal fragrance, skincare product or a limited-edition surprise. Keep them all for yourself or split them up into stocking stuffers that will surely delight. Extend the festivities by keeping the box and storing trinkets in the fully functional drawers after.
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03 – The annual selection of 24 miniatures from Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar (SGD730) never fails to disappoint, which is probably why it always sells out before December 2019 rolls around. What’s within? Super indulgent candles, best-selling colognes and bath and body delights, including new additions. In other words, do yourself a favour and get it now or you’ll have to try again next year.
04 – MAC Starring You Stars For Days Advent Calendar (SGD299) is a makeup gold mine and a dream come true for anyone one who identifies as a MAC aficionado. Considering it contains 24 goodies including 8 mini lipsticks, 5 eyeshadows, 3 pigments and more… this makes a nice investment for a medley of makeup looks.
05 – Luxury e-tailer NET-A-PORTER is known for its taste and this is reflected in its eagerly anticipated 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, which pulls a curated assortment of cult-favourite brands together. Within you’ll find a mix of 25 travel and full-sized beauty products for just USD294, from brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Dr. Barbara Strum, Sunday Riley and Dr. Dennis Gross. So good, you might want to keep this all for yourself.
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