Luxury Advent calendars that give us Christmas before the time

Justine Feutry - Madame Figaro


Luxury Advent calendars that give us Christmas before the time

As November begins, it's time to select the calendar that will accompany us through December. And what if this year, Advent became more luxurious than ever?

Mariah Carey kicked things off with her traditional song 'All I Want for Christmas', and stores have already set up their dedicated sections... Yes, Christmas is already all around us. And like every year, the idea of an Advent calendar stands out. Filled with chocolates or beauty products, there seems to be an ever-increasing number of models. These often limited editions quickly become sold out.

Because brands place a lot of emphasis on this format, which appeals as much to loyal consumers as to those who want to discover different products in smaller sizes. And then there are the collector's items, those that are dream-worthy and allow for a touch of luxury that seems inaccessible the rest of the year. Dior, Louboutin, Diptyque, Jo Malone... all are brands that gather exclusive formats in a precious setting, to be discovered day after day.

Exclusive end-of-year scents At Louboutin, for example, the various elements of the makeup collection are complemented by charms and perfume. As for the Dior calendar, it replicates the facade of the iconic address at 30 Avenue Montaigne to house perfume miniatures, skincare products, and a lovely decoration for the Christmas tree. Candles take center stage in the Diptyque model, featuring exclusive end-of-year scents: Pine, Snowflake, and Delight. With Jo Malone, the theme is gingerbread in a box that contains Colognes, bath and body miniatures, as well as a full-size perfume and two travel candles.

And those who swear by skincare will opt for models from La Mer, Dr Barbara Sturm, Shiseido, or Maison Valmont. Makeup enthusiasts will be seduced by the 2023 edition from Charlotte Tilbury, which takes the form of recyclable jewelry. Or the Christmas bauble-shaped one from Bobbi Brown.

Finally, for fragrance aficionados, one turns to L'Artisan Parfumeur or Penhaligon's with its lovely sack to recycle for slipping in children's gifts. Not to forget, Maison Francis Kurkdjian unveils a limited-edition 'After' Advent calendar featuring its iconic scents and a surprise for the last box to be opened on December 31st.

Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar, composed of fragrances, skincare, makeup, and candles, priced at 600 euros, by Dior.

Advent Calendar with 25 scented gifts (candles, waters, soaps, etc.), priced at 425 euros, by Diptyque.

Advent Calendar consisting of 25 products including fragrances, creams, and candles, priced at 415 euros, by Jo Malone.

Advent Calendar consisting of 24 products from the makeup range and perfumes as well as surprises, priced at 450 euros, by Louboutin.

Advent Calendar with 12 drawers containing classic and reduced sizes of makeup, priced at 200 euros, by Charlotte Tilbury.

Advent Calendar with twelve skincare surprises, priced at 400 euros, by Valmont.

Advent Calendar consisting of 12 makeup and skincare products, priced at 200 euros, by Bobbi Brown.