Countdown to Christmas with a French advent calendar

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No longer reserved only for chocolates, the humble advent calendar countdown to Christmas has become more and more creative and luxurious over the years!

Advent Calendar


A number of the large well-known French brands sell their products in Australia via bricks and mortar stores in the major department stores primarily as well as through their own online stores. 



Clarins has two advent calendar options for 2020: a 12 day and a 24 day option.

24 days of beauty: $160 

24 beauty surprises to give you a gorgeous glow during the festive season:

  • Wonder Perfect 4D Mascara 8ml
  • Lip Comfort Oil 04 7 ml
  • Beauty Flash Balm 50ml
  • One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml
  • Instant Eye Make-Up Remover 30ml
  • Hydra-Essentiel Day Cream – Normal to Dry Skin 15ml
  • Extra-Firming Mask 15mlClarins Advent Calendar
  • Moisture Rich Body Lotion 30ml
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin 30ml
  • Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 30ml
  • Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate 30ml
  • Tonic Body Balm 30ml
  • Foot Beauty Treatment Cream 50ml
  • Natural Lip Perfector 01 5ml
  • Water Lip Stain 03 2.8 ml
  • Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml
  • SOS Primer 00 5ml
  • Joli Rouge 705 1.5g
  • Comfort Scrub 5ml
  • SOS Comfort Mask 5ml
  • SOS Pure Mask 5ml
  • Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask 5ml
  • Hydra-Essentiel Lip Balm 3ml
  • Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil 2ml


12 days of beauty: $120

Hidden in each drawer is an iconic product for a little beauty pick-me-up at the beginning and end of your night. The perfect gift to give or keep for yourself.
The well-being and beauty set contains:

  1. Fresh Scrub 15ml
  2. SOS Hydra Mask 15ml
  3. Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin 30ml
  4. Tonic Body Treatment Oil 10ml
  5. Hand and Nail Treatment Cream 50ml
  6. Hydra Essentiel Silky Cream 15ml
  7. Eye Contour Gel 3ml
  8. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 4ml
  9. Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D 01 3ml
  10. Lip Comfort Oil 02 7ml
  11. Beauty Flash Balm 50ml
  12. Hydra Essential Eye Mask 5ml



The 2020 Dior Advent Calendar will be available in stores by mid-November. Pricing is to be confirmed by Dior.

We assume that the Dior advent calendar available in Australia will be the same as the one released in the USA.

Dior Advent Calendar 2020

‘”Look and listen… Perhaps you will sense the music that made the stars dance into constellations, like this ballet company, with the rhythm of our hearts beating in unison. Perhaps you, too, will join in the dance, a source of happiness!”

Safia Ouares– Artist and Illustrator –


Celebrate the holiday season at the heart of 30 Avenue Montaigne, where Dior opens the doors to the Atelier des Rêves and reveals its magic beneath a starry sky. Artist and illustrator Safia Ouares has created an Advent Calendar like an enchanted night with dancing stars and gold dust. An illuminated deer prances above the Paris rooftops, as the most marvellous ballet takes place in front of the workshop doors, piled high with gifts.



Behind each of the 24 calendar doors lies a Dior surprise to count down the days of December steeped in the magical spirit of Dior.



  1. J‘adore Eau de Parfum, 5 ml
  2. J’adore Eau de Toilette, 5 ml
  3. Miss Dior Rose N’Roses Eau de Toilette, 5 ml
  4. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, 5 ml
  5. JOY by Dior Eau de Parfum intense, 5 ml
  6. Sauvage Eau de Parfum, 10 ml
  7. Sauvage Eau de Toilette, 10 ml
  8. Dior Homme Eau de Toilette, 10 ml
  9. Rouge Dior lipstick #999 red satin finish, 1.5 g
  10. Dior Vernis nail lacquer 999 red, 7 ml
  11. Dior Backstage Universal Face & Body Primer, 5 ml
  12. Dior Lip Maximizer gloss 001 Pink, 2 ml
  13. Diorshow Maximizer 3D mascara primer, 4 ml
  14. Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume mascara, 4 ml
  15. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara, 4 ml
  16. Rouge Dior lipstick #999 red matte finish, 1.5 g
  17. Dreamskin Care & Perfect skincare, 7 ml
  18. Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum, 10 ml
  19. Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Firming and Wrinkle-Correcting Creme, 15 ml
  20. Capture Youth Glow Booster Serum, 7 ml
  21. Dior Prestige La Crème Texture Essentielle, 5 ml
  22. Dior Prestige La Micro-Lotion de Rose, 10 ml
  23. Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose, 10 ml
  24. 1 exclusive* snow globe



Lancôme also has two advent calendars available in 2020.


Lancôme Advent calendar Un – $250

Lancôme invites you to gather under the sparkling Eiffel tower. Lancôme unveils its luxurious beauty advent calendar for 2020. Each wonderful house filled with a beauty surprise. The best way to make every day of the holiday season feel special and exciting!




Your unique gift set includes:

  • HYDRA ZEN Anti-stress Moisturising Cream-gel 15ml
  • EAU MICELLAIRE DOUCEUR Cleansing Micellar Water with Rose Extract 50ml
  • BI-FACIL Non Oily Instant Facial Cleanser – Sensitive Eyes 30ml
  • RÉNERGIE NUIT MULTI-LIFT Anti-Aging Night Cream – Face & Neck 15ml
  • TONIQUE CONFORT Comforting Moisturizing Toner with Acacia Honey – Dry skin 75ml
  • EFFACERNES LONGUE TENUE – 02 BEIGE SABLE Softening Long-lasting Concealer SPF 30 5ml
  • RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT ULTRA Anti-wrinkle – Firming – Dark Spot Correcting Cream – SPF20 15ml
  • ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE Anti-Aging Face Serum 10ml (x2)
  • ABSOLUE Rich Cream with Grand Rose Extracts 15ml
  • ABSOLUE Regenerating Brightening Soft Cream with Grand Rose Extracts 15ml
  • MONSIEUR BIG – 01 BIG IS THE NEW BLACK Big Volume Mascara All Day Wear 2ml
  • ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YEUX Youth Activating Smoothing Eye Cream 5ml
  • PREP & MATTE Refreshing Mattifying Make-up Primer – All day Hydration 10ml
  • LE CRAYON KHÔL 01 NOIR Mini Khôl Black Eyeliner 0.7g
  • LA VIE EST BELLE Nourishing Fragrance-Body Lotion 50ml
  • LA VIE EST BELLE L’Eau de Parfum Mini Perfume 4ml (x2)
  • L’ABSOLU ROUGE SHEER – 202 NUIT & JOUR Hydrating Shaping Lipcolor Mini Lipstick 1.6g
  • L’ABSOLU ROUGE RUBY CREAM – 01 BAD BLOOD RUBY Ultra-pigmented Long Lasting Lipcolor – One Stroke Application Mini Lipstick 1.3g
  • HYPNÔSE 01 NOIR HYPNOTIC Custom-Wear Volume Mascara 6.2ml
  • TRÉSOR Precious Perfumed Shower Gel 50ml
  • IDÔLE Le Parfum Mini Perfume 5ml
  • PINCEAU – BRUSH Mini Foundation Brush
    Set valued by Lancôme at $780


Advent Calendar Deux – $250

The second Advent Calendar offering from Lancôme contains:

  1. RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT ULTRA Full Spectrum Anti-Aging Cream – All Skin Types 15ml
  2. RÉNERGIE NUIT MULTI-LIFT Night Cream – Face & Neck 15ml
  3. RÉNERGIE MULTI-LIFT ULTRA Full Spectrum Anti-Aging Serum – All Skin Types 10ml
  4. ABSOLUE Regenerating Brightening Soft Cream with Grand Rose Extracts 15ml
  5. ABSOLUE Revitalizing Eye Cream with Grand Rose Extracts 5ml
  6. UV EXPERT YOUTH SHIELD™ Aqua Gel Ultimate Multi Protection Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 50 UVB – XL UVA 10ml
  7. HYDRA ZEN Anti-stress Moisturising Cream-gel 15ml
  8. HYDRA ZEN NUIT Anti-Stress Moisturising Night Cream 15ml
  9. TONIQUE CONFORT Comforting Moisturizing Toner with Acacia Honey – Dry Skin 50ml
  10. TONIQUE CONFORT Comforting Moisturizing Toner with Acacia Honey – Dry Skin 75ml
  11. ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE Youth Activating Concentrate 10ml (x2)
  13. ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE YEUX Smoothing Anti-Aging Eye Cream 5ml
  14. GRANDIÔSE SMUDGEPROOF 01 NOIR MIRIFIQUE Wide-Angle Fan Effect Lengthening Mascara 10ml
  15. L’ABSOLU ROUGE RUBY CREAM – 01 BAD BLOOD RUBY Ultra-pigmented Long Lasting Mini Lipstick – One Stroke Application 1.3g
  16. L’ABSOLU ROUGE DRAMA MATTE 505 ADORATION Ultra Matte Lipstick Longwear & Comfort 1.6g
  17. L’ABSOLU ROUGE CREAM 196 FRENCH LOVER Hydrating Shaping Lipcolor 3.4g
  18. PREP & MATTE Refreshing Mattifying Make-up Primer – All day Skin Hydration 10ml
  19. LA VIE EST BELLE – FLOWERS OF HAPPINESS L’Eau de Parfum Mini Perfume 4ml
  20. CLARIFIQUE Dual Essence for Skin Brightening 50ml
  21. CLARIFIQUE Intense Whitening Spot Eraser 10ml
  22. ABSOLUE PRECIOUS OIL Nourishing Anti-Aging Oil 7ml
  23. BI-FACIL Non Oily Instant Facial Cleanser – Sensitive Eyes 30ml
  24. TEINT IDOLE ULTRA WEAR Long-Lasting Foundation Retouche-free 5ml



Each year, L’Occitane offers two advent calendars: the classic and the premium.


Classic Beauty Advent Calendar – $99

Countdown to Christmas with L’OCCITANE’s Classic Beauty Advent Calendar.

The whimsical world of Provence is brought to life in our delightful Classic Beauty Advent Calendar, illustrated by award-winning French illustrator, Édith Carron. Explore through our imaginative holiday market and watch as time stops for a moment, as childhood memories of excited anticipation come flooding back with a surprise behind every door.

The 2020 Classic Beauty Advent Calendar contains:L'Occitane advent calendar image

  1. Immortelle Precious Cream 5ml
  2. Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm 4ml
  3. Rose Hand Cream 10ml
  4. Almond Shower Oil 35ml
  5. Shea Light Comforting Cream 5ml
  6. Almond Body Milk 35ml
  7. Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml
  8. Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Shampoo 35ml
  9. Aqua Reotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Cream 5ml
  10. Shea Butter Hand Cream 10ml
  11. Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap – Milk 25g
  12. Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm 10ml
  13. Soap with Verbena Leaves 25g
  14. Aromachologie 5 Essentials Oils Conditioner 35ml
  15. Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 10ml
  16. Verbena Shower Gel 30ml
  17. Shea Butter Foot Cream 10ml
  18. Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream 20ml
  19. Almond Delicious Hands 10ml
  20. Lustrous Hair Mask – SOS Shine 20ml
  21. Gel Cream Hair Mask – SOS Moisture 20ml
  22. Aromachologie Gentle & Balance Micellar Shampoo 35ml
  23. Verbena Mandarin Whipped Hand Cream 10ml
  24. Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum 5ml


L’Occitane will also be selling a Premium Advent Calendar but details are not yet known as they are awaiting stock to arrive from France before it’s added to the website.



Wild Wishes Advent Calendar – $100

Sephora Advent Calendar Wild Wishes

This advent calendar is filled with products from the French beauty brand Sephora.

Step into the Sephora Collection enchanted jungle and enjoy this year’s run-up to Christmas with our advent calendar, featuring 24 beauty surprises, craftily hidden by our gang of wild animals.

The Wild Wishes advent calendar includes:

  • 1 Lipstories in N36 Spring Break
  • 1 Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red
  • 1 Colorful Eyeshadow in N216 Girls Night Out
  • 1 Eye Liner To Go in 09 Intense Black
  • 2 Color Hit Nail Polish in L43 and L140
  • 2 Nail Removing Wipes
  • 1 Coconut Lip Balm
  • 1 Cucumber Eye Mask
  • 1 Shea Lip Mask
  • 1 10ml All Day Hydrator
  • 1 15ml Bright Skin Exfoliating
  • 1 25ml Triple Action Micellar Water
  • 1 Charcoal Nose Strip
  • 1 Pineapple Nose Mask
  • 2 Fizzing Stars
  • 2 Shower Caps
  • 1 Decorated Nail File
  • 1 Pocket Mirror
  • 1 Hair Accessory
  • 2 Hair Rubber


Yves Saint Laurent

Beauty Advent Calendar – $480

Dive into the inspiring and immersive world of YSL, discovering 24 of the most iconic products sold on its eBoutique.

YSL’s 2020 Luxury Advent Calendar is gifted in a couture leopard pattern and festive, glittering red gift box.

The advent calendar includes 24 festive gifts (21 Miniatures, 2 Full-Size products and 1 Gift):

  1. Black Opium EDP 7.5ml deluxe miniature
  2. Mon Paris EDP 7.5ml deluxe miniature
  3. Libre EDP 7.5ml deluxe miniature
  4. Le Vestiaire Des Parfums Tuxedo EDP 7.5ml deluxe miniature
  5. Opium EDT 7.5ml deluxe miniature
  6. Rouge Pur Couture 01 deluxe miniature
  7. Rouge Pur Couture 09 deluxe miniature
  8. Rouge Pur Couture 13 deluxe miniature
  9. Rouge Pur Couture 19 deluxe miniature
  10. Rouge Pur Couture 52 deluxe miniature
  11. Vernis A Levres 09 deluxe miniature
  12. Tatouage Couture 01 deluxe miniature
  13. Tatouage Couture Velvet Cream 216 deluxe miniature
  14. Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils deluxe miniature
  15. Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler deluxe miniature
  16. Dessin Du Regard eyeliner deluxe miniature
  17. Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow 5ml deluxe miniature
  18. Top Secrets Makeup Remover 8ml deluxe miniature
  19. Touche Eclat Blur Primer 10ml deluxe miniature
  20. Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum 7ml deluxe miniature
  21. Pure Shots Hydra Bounce Essence-In-Lotion 10ml deluxe miniature
  22. Touche Eclat Highlighter 02 full-size product
  23. La Laque Couture Nail Polish 08 full-size product
  24. Surprise YSL luxury charm


You can also purchase it from Myer.



Bonne Maman  

Limited Edition Advent Calendar

Bonne Maman Advent Calendar 2020

Featuring 23 exclusive holiday flavours and 1 surprise! With a new exterior and interior designs, check out all of the flavours you can expect below:


  1. Apricot & Lavender
  2. Mandarin
  3. Apricot & Bergamot
  4. Mango, Peach & Lime
  5. Apricot & Mango
  6. Blueberry & Blackcurrant
  7. Pineapple & Passionfruit
  8. White Nectarine & Peach
  9. Cherry & Elderflower
  10. Orange & Cinnamon
  11. Cherry & Spices
  12. Sweet Orange & Passionfruit
  13. Cherry & Blackberry
  14. Rhubarb & Strawberry
  15. Lemon & Yuzo
  16. Grapefruit & Dragon Fruit
  17. Fig & Cardamom
  18. Pear & Mirabelle Plum
  19. Strawberry & Verbena
  20. Raspberry & Redcurrant
  21. Strawberry & Wild Strawberry
  22. Raspberry & Lychee
  23. Seedless Raspberry


France at Home have already sold out of the Bonne Maman 2020 advent calendars twice! Some stockists in WA and VIC may still have stock. You can find Bonne Maman advent calendar stockists here  


Do you buy advent calendars? What would your ideal French themed advent calendar contain?



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