Diptyque, L’Occitane & Antica 2017 Advent Calendars

I remember waiting all year for Christmas when I was a kid. I’d cross off the days on the calendar leading up to the big day. As an adult Christmas seems to come and go in the blink of an eye but I still look forward to it. Advent Calendars are a great way for me to combine my love of beauty and the holidays. This year I picked up three calendars. I was pretty good at not peeking ahead to see what was in all of the boxes. But in true adult fashion there were days where I forgot to open the box for the day. This meant that when I did remember I was opening the boxes for two or three days at one time. 

Diptyque 2017 Advent Calendar/$390

First up we have the Diptyque Advent Calendar. This year Diptyque offered 15 mini candles,  1 standard size candle, 7 travel sized spray eau de toilettes, a mini body polish and body oil. I think their Advent Calendar is great for Diptyque collectors.  The first box was a mini Baies candle. The last box was a standard size of the Frosted Forest(Unicorn) candle. See my review of the 2017 Diptyque holiday candles here.  I think the mini candles(35g) are adorable.  They’re not sold separately so you can only get the mini candles when they have a promotion. They are a great way to travel with your favorite scents and they make very cute gifts. 

L’Occitane 2017 Luxury Advent Calendar/$124

The L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar has the cutest packaging.  Their calendar had 24 days of creams, gels and perfumes. This calendar would be a great introduction for those new to L’Occitane. For those already familiar with the brand it offered enough of L’Occitane favorites like the shea butter hand cream and products from their almond line to make it worthwhile.

Antica 2017 Advent Calendar/ $175

Antica is a new to me brand. I loved that their advent calendar had full sizes of products. They even had a full size wick trimmer.  The Antica prosecco room spray has been a hit with my holiday guests. I also burned the Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin scented candle for a bit and was very pleased. I’m looking forward to trying everything else. I thought all three Advent Calendars were great but I would give Antica’s a slight edge due to the size of the products.  Let me know which one is your favorite.

I hope you guys have a great day. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!



  1. Mango Fudge
    December 28, 2017 / 7:44 am

    They all look very beautiful and yes the L'Occitane animation is very fun/lively. I haven't heard of Antica – it looks very ornate. I hope you had a good Christmas!! 🙂

    • Of the comely
      December 31, 2017 / 2:26 am

      Christmas was great. I've really been enjoying the Antica goodies. Their Advent calendar was a great introduction to the brand. I'm definitely getting the large version of the Prosecco room spray.

  2. Nerline Germain
    January 2, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Hi dear, I hope you had a wonderful new year! All these products are to die for. And look at the packaging for each brand!! I am in awe! Great post! I love the pictures.

    • Of the comely
      January 8, 2018 / 2:43 am

      Thanks Nerline!

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