PHOTO COURTESY OF ACQUA DI PARMA
How do beauty enthusiasts count down to Christmas? In spectacular style with blockbuster advent calendars, of course.
From treasure troves of fragrant delights to beauty icons that will carry you through the holiday season and into 2023, here are five of the best advent calendars of 2022 to shop before they sell out.
01 – Acqua Di Parma Advent Calendar, SGD896
Filled with special treats to discover day after day, this provides an all-encompassing insight into Acqua Di Parma’s olfactory universe. Expect to uncover 25 of the brand’s iconic fragrances and candles in its advent calendar. From Colonia and Blu Mediterraneo to Signatures Of The Sun and the new Magia del Camino, there’s something everyone can love.
Plus, its round box, which takes inspiration from the iconic hat box, is reusable however you desire. Whether as a jewellery box, memory holder or toy chest, the possibilities are endless. Available at the Acqua Di Parma boutique at Raffles City. ACQUA DI PARMA
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02 – 24 Dior Surprises Advent Calendar, SGD845
Fans of Dior Beauty won’t want to miss this year’s 24 Dior Surprises Advent Calendar because it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The eagerly anticipated selection includes 24 surprises across its fragrances, makeup and skincare categories. There’s also a nice selection of scented candles within and a lucky star Christmas bauble for more magic and wonder.
Another captivating factor? The magical façade of the box that’s designed by artist Pietro Ruffo, with golden illustrations depicting a luxurious astral world. Against a navy blue background, an enchanting profusion of flowers, constellations, stardust and fantastic beasts meet. Available at Dior Beauty boutiques, and online via the e-store from 1 November 2022. DIOR
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03 – Diptyque Advent Calendar, SGD770
Diptyque’s desirable advent calendar is a dream come true for fans of the French parfumerie. Within, you’ll find 25 scented delights, including items from its line of Fragrance Gestures, candles, perfumes and holiday decorations. It’s also the first year that the set includes all three limited-edition Christmas scented candles: Sapin/Pine Tree, Neige/Snow and Spark/Étincelles.
And as always, you can end the year by reusing the box to hold the treasures you receive during the season. This year’s edition even glows in the dark. Available at Diptyque boutiques at Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Raffles City. DIPTYQUE
PHOTO COURTESY OF JO MALONE LONDON
04 – Jo Malone London Advent Calendar, SGD715
Leave it to Jo Malone London to bring a flurry of excitement to the holiday season. The gleaming selection of 25 fragranced products presents mood-boosting home fragrances and popular colognes in miniature sizes.
The advent calendar also includes festive adornments and a couple of full-size surprises that are worth the wait. Available at Jo Malone London stores from early November. JO MALONE LONDON
PHOTO COURTESY OF PENHALIGON’S
05 – Penhaligon’s Doors Of Wonder Advent Calendar, SGD750
Aptly named, Penhaligon’s Doors Of Wonder Advent Calendar hides a scented surprise behind each of its 24 numbered doors. On the exterior, the resplendent showcase resembles a giant Penhaligon’s fragrance bottle. Inside, expect a bevy of the label’s most splendid scents, candles and body products.
There’s also the iconic dreamy Luna and fresh Juniper Sling perfumes that will transport you into the dazzling world of Penhaligon’s. Available at Penhaligon’s stores from early November. PENHALIGON’S
For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites
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