The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar is not here quite yet, but this page is dedicated to proving you will all the details regarding this new launch. Actually scratch that. There will not be ONE new launch, but rather TWO.
Yes, for the first time ever, Harrods will release two beauty advent calendars this year.
First we have the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 which we all know and love and despite there not being much information available, we do have a clue as to what to expect. However, in 2022, we have a new advent calendar from the luxury London based department store. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar Fragrance edition also called the The Fragrance Advent Calendar is a new addition to the lineup and an exciting new option for a Christmas gift.
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 – currently 30% off
- Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
- MZ Skin Eye Mask
- Boy Smells Hinoki Fantome Candle
- Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
- REN Ready Steady Glow AHA Tonic
- Aromatherapy Associates Light Relax Bath and Body Oil
- By Terry CC Serum in Apricot Glow N3
- Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
- Dr Dennis Gross Vitamin C Lactic Firm & Bright Eye Treatment
- Laura Mercier Transculent Setting Powder
- Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil
- Wishful Yo Glow AHA Scrub
- Rodial Blush Drops in Sunset Kiss
- Bioeffect EGF Serum 15ml
- 111SKIN Rose Gold Radiance Booster Serum
- Sunday Riley CEO 15% Brightening Serum
- Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
- Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame
- Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Serum 10ml
- Creed Wild Flowers Fragrance 10ml
- Evidens de Beaute Total Shield SPF50
- Champo Pita Voluminisinf Shampoo and Conditioner
- Natura Bisse Diamond Well Living Body Oil
- Elemis Pro Collagen Rose Facial Oil 15ml
- Dr Barbara Strum Face Cream 20ml
Price and Value
The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 is reportedly worth £1,136 and the price will remain the same as in previous year aka £250. The calendar is out now and can be purchased here.
In line with my expectations, this beauty advent calendar from Harrods kinda resembles previous editions. There are no surprises, at least not yet, well with he exception of seeing Wishful included if that can even be called a surprise.
Personally, I am not excited about this advent calendar as it is nothing you cannot purchase or get via other calendars out there. I am more excited about the perfume advent calendar though which you can read all about below.
Harrods Fragrance Advent Calendar
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian 724 Eau de Parfum (35ml)
- Roja Parfum Aoud Pure Perfume (30ml)
- Montale Arabians Tonka Eau de Parfum (20ml)
- Tiziana Terenzi La Superba Rossa Extrait de Parfum (15ml)
- Christian Louboutin Loubirouge Eau de Parfum (9ml)
- Penhaligon’s Halfeti Eau de Parfum (10ml)
- Bodicea the Victorious Glorious Eau de Parfum (10ml) and Bravery Eau de Parfum (10ml)
- Intio Parfums Prives Oud for Greatness Eau de Parfum (10ml)
- Floraïku One Umbrella For Two Eau de Parfum (10ml)
- Diptique Opsis Eau de Parfum (10ml)
- Thameen Sparkling Opal Perfume Extract (10ml)
- EX Nihilo Brompton Immortals Eau de Parfum (7.5ml)
Price and Value
The Fragrance Beauty Advent Calendar will be priced at £150 and it will have a reported value of around £880. The calendar is expected to land in October and it will be available here.
Now that we have the details, this is definitely not a regular fragrance calendar. As expected, the calendar contains some of the high end, luxury fragrances that Harrods sells so that in itself is exciting. This fragrance calendar from Harrods contains boutique, super decadent and expensive fragrances and not any of the “common” fragrances we are all used to seeing in most department stores.
There seems to be a huge emphasis on “oud” which is a bit on one hand sort of expected but on the other it could put some people off. Oud is typically a strong note that lingers on the skin for many hours after application. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the note, but in certain combinations it adds a tiny bit of spice that some fragrances truly need; in others in can come across as too much in my opinion. However, I do believe that this calendar continues to make sense and it is one of the most exciting launches of the year.
Not only did we not expect to see Harrods release a fragrance advent calendar as there were no hints of such move, but it came out with a beautiful selection of fragrances most people would not really get the chance to try or use. Yes, use, as the sizes of the fragrances included are rather generous and you should get around one year use of all of these.
Like I said, the Harrods Fragrance Advent Calendar does not contains typical fragrances so if you are curious about those “behind the counter”, “top shelf” fragrances, then this is definitely an occasion you should not miss.
Are you excited about these two new launches from Harrods? I am! I just hope that international delivery will be an option as there is no news on this front either. I rarely post an article before the product is live, but I got so excited when I saw these calendars that I just had to create this “draft”. Do not worry, I will update this post as new information becomes available. In the meantime, I invite you to bookmark this page and for more information on advent calendars, check out this page.
What do you think of the new Harrods Beauty Advent Calendars?
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I have a little personal boycott of Harrod’s because of the exchange rate, shipping costs and absolutely abysmal customer service experience, so I feel on the fence if I’m interested. A bit like the Harvey Nichols experience for you.
Neither am I sold on 22 full sizes, because the smallest size available in regular retail is considered full size for marketing purposes.
I like the shift towards luxury perfume. And just as I’ve decided against the Harvey Nichols calendar, Harrod’s drops a dedicated one, and for a decent price too. If it ships internationally. If I like the contents because it can really be a hit or miss. If I can get over my past experience which clearly showed how the company treated a certain group of customers
I am sorry to hear about your negative experience with Harrods. Personally I never really experienced anything like it with them but I knew there was a reason I have not stepped foot in their flagship store in more than 10 years despite living 5 minutes way from them for 6 of them. The only time I went inside I felt so uncomfortable… did my calendar shopping online but that was it. However, I agree with you on the exchange rates even if for my country I recall were a bit better than for yours. It is still wrong to treat customers differently based on looks, nationality etc.
Yeah, it was a total rip-off but the worst was the customer service. Back then I could’ve bought it through the parcel forwarding so I would pay in GBP and an OK transport fee, but because of this customer service story I eventually decided against it. Losing one occasional customer definitely makes a dent in their yearly revenue 😉
Anyway I’m leaning towards not buying anything this year, so maybe just window shopping:) (I’m not adamant about Cult Beauty, maybe if I can buy it hassle free then I’ll get it)
There should not be any problems with Cult Beauty expect it selling out soon. Unfortunately I do not know about the Harrods one and if and how they will ship internationally this year. Personally, I also might stick just with the Miin one that I already got and reviewed the other day. I am slowly getting over the CB one as well, but would love Harvey Nichols however the chances of that one shipping internationally as rather slim and given the value and price, forwarding is out of the question.
I saw yesterday somewhere on Harrod’s website that the perfume calendar will ship only to the UK and the US (for additional hazmat fee). The calendar doesn’t seem to be actually available yet for purchase so maybe the shipping policy will change. I’ve got mixed feelings because it looks really nice, even though i.e. the latest Kurkdjian underperforms (the scent is a subjective matter, I find it really uninspired, something more like fabric or interior perfume, but longevity is super low, can’t tell there’s been anything on the skin after 2 hours), but it’s £150, so subject to the import tax, with Harrod’s outrageous shipping costs (I think it was last year or two years ago that it was £25 if I remember correctly, add £10 for hazmat), you’ve got £215 for it. Still a good offer given the content but I don’t want to pay just an extra £65
Thank you for your thoughts. Very useful! How did you get to £215 though? Even with £25 shipping and £10 for hazardous ingredients you would still get it for £185 no? Am I missing or misunderstanding something?
+20% import tax as £150 is over €170 now (or more? It’s the VAT? Don’t remember)
Sure there is 20% VAT or around that depending on the country, but usually these items are available for international shipping do have all taxes included in the price. There is also I believe 5% custom taxes on top of VAT for anything over 150 euros. However, it remains to be seen as like I said, many retailers do include taxes in the price and this should be specified at checkout our in their price policies.
Is 17th , is nothing about calendar anywhere:(
Sorry, no info from the retailer just yet. Stay tuned!
Wow, it’s a bit unusual for Harrod’s to discount their calendar, no?
I think it’s a combo of factors: the release was not only late but also delayed, the content doesn’t seem especially appealing (although this is very subjective), it doesn’t ship internationally and the situation around is generally tough and doesn’t encourage splurges on luxury
Even though luxury items do fall into the whole inelastic demand category. As in sales for luxury items are not all dependent on pricing. However yes, the economic environment definitely has a role here and particularly the lack of in international delivery as you said. Most people who would splurge on such items are probably from abroad, like with anything else for the simple reason that the pool of shopper is higher if not anything else. I feel like the calendar was 10% off in the past as well. Like last year maybe.