The Jo Malone advent calendar 2023 is on sale now. Here’s everything you need to know about the luxury fragrance calendars as well as what’s inside the Jo Loves advent calendar too
The Jo Malone advent calendar isn’t exactly in our remit – because it doesn’t feature makeup or skincare – but it falls very firmly in the lifestyle category and is most definitely a way to treat yourself, or a loved one.
Each year it contains a mix of candles, diffusers, fragrance oils, and more.
It doesn’t come cheap, because the brand is pricey (to say the least!) but it’s a surprisingly cost-effective way to get hold of months and months’ worth of smellies.
On 25 September, the 2023 Jo Malone advent calendar went on sale via Early Access and it goes on general sale from 29 September.
You can buy it here.
Below we’ve listed what’s inside the 2023 Jo Malone calendar including sizes, price, worth and release date details. We also have an unboxing video, and we give our view on whether the Jo Malone advent calendar is worth it.
We’ve also featured the Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2023, the successor brand from Jo Malone. Click here to jump to the Jo Loves advent calendar 2023 section.
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This year, the brand is promising that the 2023 Jo Malone beauty advent calendar is going to be better than ever.
Watch our Jo Malone Advent Calendar review unboxing video below, or keep scrolling to see the full list of what’s inside the calendar.
@victoria_woolly_web 😫😫😫 This is so expensive and SO disappointing; it’s making me feel a bit sick how much I spent on this to get so many average minis. My hands aren’t small but they’re not huge either, so you can see how tiny the vast majority of products are. All of the products I’ve tried from this Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2023 smell amazing, and because they’re strong they should last longer than I might think but my goodness I’m having serious buyer’s regret 😫 #advent #adventcalendar #adventunboxing #jomalone #jomaloneadventcalendar #premiumadvent #luxuryadvent #adventcalendarreviews #adventreviews #kjomaloneadventcalendar2023 #bestadventcalendar2023 #advent2023 #christmascalendar #christmas #countdowntochristmas ♬ cardigan – Taylor Swift
The list below reveals the scents, and sizes of the products inside the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2023.
As one of the most expensive luxury advent calendars of the year, you need to be a bit Jo Malone fan or have cash to spare to get the most value out of the Jo Malone advent calendar.
On the plus side, if you were to buy all the products in the calendar separately you’d have to pay more than £1,000 so, at £350, the Jo Malone calendar is a bargain. Relatively speaking of course!
Another positive is that if you’ve wanted to try different Jo Malone fragrances in the past but didn’t want to take the gamble, the Jo Malone calendar usually contains a wide mix of scents. This allows you to find your new favourite.
Sadly, our favourite – Green Tomato – doesn’t tend to get a look in but we’re also big fans of Peony Blush and English Pear and Freesia.
On the downside, the majority of products in the Jo Malone advent calendar are minis and travel-size which can be a little galling when you’ve spent this much money. It’s also very expensive which will put it out of reach of many people.
In our view, the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2023 is not worth the money, but if you want to judge it for yourself, click the link below.
For 2023, the Jo Malone Advent Calendar price has been set at £350 but the products inside are worth more than £1,000.
You can buy the Jo Malone advent calendar on Early Access now, or on general sale from 29 September 2023.
There is an increasing number of searches being made about a Jo Malone advent calendar scam. We haven’t found any concrete evidence about a Jo Malone advent calendar scam doing the round so we can only assume that the word “scam” is meant in the sense of the calendar being a rip-off. As in, it’s really expensive for what’s inside.
While we wouldn’t go anywhere near as far as calling it a scam, as you can read in our “Is the Jo Malone Advent Calendar worth it?” section above, we were incredibly disappointed to have paid so much for so many minis.
It’s unfair to say it’s a rip-off though because Jo Malone is very honest in its marketing about the sizes, so we knew what we were buying. As a result, the disappointment is on us!
There isn’t a Jo Malone Advent Calendar aimed specifically at men, mainly because most of the scents in the original calendar are unisex. However, in lieu of a men’s calendar, Jo Malone has launched the “Mr Malone” gift set as part of its Christmas collection.
It’s full of colognes, creams, and shower gels from across Jo Malone’s Lime Basil, Wood Sage, and more collections.
The full list of what’s inside the Mr Malone Christmas gift set is as follows:
What is it? Jo Loves is a separate brand from Jo Malone herself. Malone sold her main brand to Estee Lauder in 1999 and left the company in 2006. Jo Loves is her second business that builds on her knowledge and experience at Jo Malone to create a fragrance brand that, while still pricey, is cheaper than her first endeavour.
Each Jo Loves advent calendar comes with a 100ml Jo Loves fragrance of your choice and five exclusive baubles designed by Warner House.
Last year we did a daily unboxing of a number of advent calendars and this year we’ve taken things up a notch. Ahead of the festive season, we’re unboxing some of the biggest advent calendars of the season so we can reveal which are worth the money, and which are worth avoiding.
Alternatively, if you want to see what was in last year’s best beauty advent calendars you can find all of the videos in our Advent 2022 Playlist on TikTok. We’ve embedded one of the videos below to give you an idea of what to expect.
@victoria_woolly_web Day 8 of beauty advent calendar unboxing 🎁 A full-size @augustinusbader cream from @cultbeauty and the @hourglasscosmetics Setting Powder from @spacenk are highlights for me 🥰 I’ll be donating anything I don’t use to beauty banks and via the mamabella Reader Review panel #mamabella #advent #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar2022 #beautyunboxingvideo #adventcalendarunboxing #glossyboxadventcalendar #spacenkadventcalendar2022 #macadventcalendar2022 #thewhitecompanyadventcalendar ♬ original sound – Victoria Woollaston-
We’ve started listing all the best beauty advent calendars 2023 on our advent calendar hub but you can also read about individual calendars via the clicks below.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget