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Diptyque Advent Calendar – Holiday 2015

December 8, 2015
Diptyque Advent Calendar 2015 Christmas

Beauty Advent Calendars have been around for years in Europe, the ones launched in the UK have been on my radar for many holidays and much to my dismay the good ones have never been available in the US. This year, Diptyque launched an Advent Calendar which sold out at lightening speed. By the time I called my local store they had sold through all the ones they received, but they put my name on a waitlist. I was thrilled to find they were able to find one for me and will be doing a reveal of the contents each week.

 

The Diptyque Advent Calendar this year is priced at a jaw-dropping $390, but the set is quite impressive. It contains a mix of 25 mini-sized Diptyque items including candles, fragrance and body products. A huge part of me cannot believe that I splurged so much on a single beauty set, but another part is giddy with excitement. The Advent Calendar comes in a beautiful large box and black bow. It’s taken a lot of self control for me to not open all the little doors at once time. They did list all the contents online, it contains:
  • 15 (1.2 oz) mini candles in Ambre, Feu de Bois, Santal, Genevrier, Opoponax, Vanille, Cypres, Noiseter, 34, Oud, Geranium Rosa, Pomander, Figuier, Rose, Benjoin
  • 1 (2.4 oz) small candle in Baies
  • 6 (0.34 fl oz) perfumes in Oud, Florabellio, Do Son, Tam Dao, Philosykos, 34
  • 1 (15 ml) mini Precious Oil
  • 1 (15 ml) mini Rich Body Butter
Here’s a look at the box with two items for scale:

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2015 Holiday
A look inside the box, each day has a little perforated door to open:

Holiday 2015 Diptyque Advent Calendar

Contents of Days 1 through 7:

Breaking down the price of the set versus individual items is a bit of a challenge since the minis aren’t usually sold separately. At $390 this Advent Calendar is the ultimate splurge. This is for the person who is a Diptyque lover, or for someone who wants to try a little bit of everything in mini-sizes. For a few reference points:
  • The 5 Piece Set is $75 and 10 Piece Set is $130. Both contain the baby candles that are also in the Advent Calendar, so the price per candle is either $13 or $15
  • The Eau de Parfume Set is $115 for 5 mini fragrances, although the size of each is 0.25 oz while the ones in the Advent Calendar are 0.34 oz
  • The 2.4 oz Baies is priced individually at $32
2015 Diptyque Advent Calendar

If you find this confusing, don’t worry, I did too, but bottom line is there doesn’t appear to be any price break by purchasing the calendar. Since it’s sold out and probably very difficult to find at this point, I would recommend the 10 Piece Candle Set as the next best alternative for someone who wants to experience as much Diptyque as possible for the best price.

Even though this Advent Calendar cost an arm and a leg (and then some) I do think it’s extra special. It has minis of candles and scents that you can’t usually buy separately at such a small trial size. I’m anxious to try them all over the next few months. I think it’s fun that they included so many different fragrances to try as well.

For fun, I’m going to be doing a few giveaways in the next few weeks. I’ll have a new giveaway with each weekly reveal. Ideally I wanted to giveaway a gift card to Diptyque so the winner could pick their own items, but their website doesn’t appear to sell them, so the next best thing is one to Nordstrom. For this one, I’m giving away 1 $100 e-gift card to Nordstrom. It’s open internationally, but you must be 18 years or older to enter. If you’re a selected winner via the Rafflecopter widget and are located outside of the US, you can opt to receive $100 via Paypal. Entries will be collected through the widget – you can comment below in the blogger comments, but note valid entries are through the widget only.

Terms and conditions are listed in the widget below – selected winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter widget and announced below. I will e-mail the winner directly. Entries will be collected through 12/12/2015 11:59 PM PST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Good luck!

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  • Ahhhhh this is such a beautiful and stunning set! I'm happy to live vicariously through you as you go through the advent calendar ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gah, this is gorgeous. Thanks for making the splurge so we can enjoy it vicariously!

    • Thanks Sara – you are all too sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely beautiful! Dying of jealousy!

    • It is gorgeous indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Best advent calendar ever!
    The Beauty Bloss

    • Did you buy any Advent Calendars this year?

  • What a gorgeous set! I'm a little jealous you were able to get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I feel really lucky although my wallet is crying waaahhhhh!! LOL ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Happy December!
    Wow! This calendar is really jaw dropping. We have some very cool calendars in Europe, especially in Germany, but this is beyond.

    • Thanks Alexandra, happy December to you too! I agree this Diptyque set is beyond amazing.

  • Ah, true luxury! But actually a pretty economical way to try out several goodies from the brand. Thanks for such a fab giveaway! xo

    • Yes – a splurge that has my jaw dropping at how much I spent lol.

  • Oh Sabrina that is lovely. You deserve it! You work so hard bringing so much pleasure with your work it's lovely to think about you sat at home being all creative with your blog surrounded by heavenly scents. I haven't bought the Christmas trio this year preferring the Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Candle & Diffuser but when I read your blog yesterday I moved the Diptyque candles onto the 'maybe if I have time' list. I must My first Ltd Edition Diptyque was Epinette……pure Pine and it was love at first lighting. If I ever find one on eBay I always snap it up because it is the perfect Christmas candle. I must invest in the Oiseaux Photophore though as I love my glass ones. Xx

    • Thank you so much Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is absolutely such a beautiful set!

    Ashley
    http://www.ashleyelizabethbeauty.com

  • This looks like an absolute dream! There's no way I'd be able to resist opening the whole thing though oops x

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

  • That's a pretty amazing advent calendar! My husband and I were discussing starting the advent calendar tradition, that's a good place to start!

    • Awwww that is such a cute idea!!

  • Oh my! So pretty. How I wish I got one!

    • I wonder why they were so limited – maybe they were testing it to see how it would do. You can still get the 10 piece mini candle set which is the next best thing!

  • Stunning photography! Everything looks really pretty.

    nnsabrina.blogspot.com

  • I love the idea of grown up advent calendars. Probably for the best these sell out so fast, absolutely a gorgeous splurge.

    • I love the idea too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope next year there will be more brands in the US that launch these.

  • kristina aka cubicledweller

    amazingly awesome…i saw this on their website and was soooo tempted. glad to live it vicariously thru you!