December 5 can’t come soon enough.
The last few years have seen the tradition of advent (which most of us celebrated in childhood) reach epic proportions in the form of holiday calendars filled with luxe products and trinkets that seems to get bigger and more lavish every year. If you thought you’d seen it all, perhaps in the form of Charlotte Tilbury’s golden chest of drawers or the best of the Holt Renfrew beauty hall, think again. Shaped like the iconic bottle of N°5 — one of the best-selling women’s fragrances of all time — the Chanel holiday advent calendar will undoubtedly be a thrilling sight for those sore, end-of-year eyes.
Commencing on December 5 (à la the scent) and ending on the most glam night of all, NYE, the holiday advent calendar includes 27 boxes filled with covetable Chanel treats, many of which are limited edition and one-of-a-kind. The final gift also happens to correspond with Coco’s famed address, 31 rue Cambon, bien sûr.
Count new holiday party-ready red shades of lipstick and nail polish, the Insta-famous egg-shaped hand cream, a five-themed bracelet and, of course, a bottle of N°5 parfum, which includes notes of neroli, rose and vanilla, among the lush gifts you can look forward to opening.
The kicker, however, is perhaps a Chanel-themed snow globe you’ll surely treasure for years to come as as a souvenir of that holiday you tossed your Christmas list out the window and decided to treat yourself, instead.