The Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022 is finally here! This is our beauty team's full review

Our 2022 Jo Malone Advent Calendar review – everything you need to know about its contents, design and value for money

Image of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022 with a festive green frame
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Woman & Home Verdict

This year's Jo Malone advent calendar takes the Christmas countdown to the next level, containing an entire fragrance wardrobe that will see you right through 2023. Its timeless packaging offers a year-round appeal that exudes class and sophistication. They may have stuck with a tried-and-true formula rather than pushing the envelope - but you really can't go wrong with this one.

Reasons to buy
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    Reusable trunk case

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    Contains 25 products (1 more than last year)

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    Offers exclusive festive gifts

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    Chance to explore the brand's most loved scents

Reasons to avoid
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    Only one full-sized product included

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    Same design as previous years

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The Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022 is officially on sale, meaning there are no more excuses to put off getting in the Christmas spirit. This year's offering from London's best-smelling brand is extra impressive, boasting 25 delightful treats that are sure to make the countdown to Christmas extra special.

It doesn't take much to make a beauty fan happy at Christmas; simply present them with the best beauty advent calendars from their favorite brand or a Christmas makeup gift set to perfect their Christmas makeup looks, and you are sure to spark some joy.

When it comes to beauty gift ideas, Jo Malone London is always a good one. We have long relied on the brand's lavish bath, body, and home products as a gift offering you can't go wrong with, and their advent calendar for 2022 does not disappoint. Here's everything you need to know before you buy.

Key Specs

Sale date: Available now online and in stores (UK) Available to pre-order online now (US)
RRP: $485/£350
Products: 25
Full-size products: 1
Best for: Fragrance aficionados

Our beauty team's Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022 review

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022

(Image credit: Jo Malone)

What's inside the Jo Malone Advent Calendar?

This year, Christmas Day is made extra special as the Jo Malone advent calendar houses 25 scented treats instead of the usual 24. Its contents include 15 perfume sprays, three small candles, one soap, two body creams, two hand and body washes, a key ring and a snow globe. 

Spoiler alert! The products are as follows:

  1. White Moss & Snowdrop Cologne 9ml
  2. Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense 9ml
  3. Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml
  4. Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne 9ml
  5. Red Roses Shaped Soap
  6. Pine & Eucalyptus Travel Candle
  7. Fig & Lotus Flower Cologne 9ml
  8. Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense 9ml
  9. Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Crème 15ml
  10. Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml
  11. Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Lotion 30ml
  12. Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml
  13. Snowball Keyring
  14. Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense 9ml
  15. Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash 30ml
  16. Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 9ml
  17. Myrrh & Tonka Mini Candle
  18. Red Roses Cologne 9ml
  19. Oud & Bergamot Cologne 9ml
  20. Jasmin Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense 9ml
  21. Lime Basil & Mandarin Mini Candle
  22. Wood Sage & Sea Sale Cologne 9ml
  23. Snow Globe
  24. English Pear & Freesia Body and Hand Wash 50ml
  25. English Pear & Freesia 30ml cologne

The set equips you with a full fragrance wardrobe that you can enjoy throughout 2023, and it's no surprise that behind the 25 door lies the only full-sized treat offered in the countdown – a 30ml English Pear & Freesia Cologne (if only every Merry Christmas were accompanied by this) Crisp, fresh and elegant – it is the sort of fragrance that has a year-round appeal and ranks number one in our list of the best  Jo Malone fragrances.

Perfume aside, its safe to say that Jo Malone wears the crown for the best scented candles, so the three minis included in the set have also caught our eye, each with a nine-hour burn time. Bring warmth into your home with the rich aromas of Myrrh & Tonka, or uplift darker evenings with warm, green Lime Basil & Mandarin. The merry notes of Pine & Eucalyptus capture the essence of Christmas morning and will make your house smell like a classy winter wonderland as you approach the big day. 

What's the design like?

Jo Malone advent calendar 2021 box packaging

(Image credit: Jo Malone)

It's very much like last year's Jo Malone advent calendar. The brand has taken the 'if it ain't broke' approach and has once again used the jewelry box style – a great choice given that perfumes last longer in dark, cool environments. The lift-up, pull-out style trunk could double up as your best makeup organizer after the festive season and could be reused to store Christmas trinkets for years to come.

In true Jo Malone style, the aesthetic is timeless and elegant, contrasting the brand's classic cream with jet black detailing. The box houses 25 sturdy, smooth drawers that are adorned with black numbers and ribbon pull handles, hiding the little luxuries within. So chic!

How much does it cost?

The Jo Malone Advent calendar costs $485/£350 - which is not remotely budget-friendly for many but is also not at all surprising considering it is one of the most luxurious beauty advent calendars available. Plus, if there were ever a time to indulge, it would be the Christmas season. If you can splash out, this impressive offering will surely put a smile on the lucky receiver's face. 

Is the Jo Malone calendar good value?

Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2022

(Image credit: Jo Malone)

While it's impossible to give an exact value, as many of the items included are one-of-a-kind exclusives, you can bet that the Jo Malone advent calendar's contents exceed the $485/£350 price tag. The full-sized English Pear & Freesia cologne usually retails at £55, and this is just one of the 25 treats included. Though the rest of the products are not full-sized, the collection presents the perfect way to try before you buy and explore the brand's most-loved scents.

The gift set can be shared amongst families and friends, with something for everyone included. The scents are entirely unisex, and this year's exciting inclusion of a festive keyring and snow globe add a little something that you can bring back out every Christmas.

The w&h verdict

As winter treats go, the widely anticipated Jo Malone advent calendar 2022 has made it to the top of our Christmas wish list once more.

The Christmas countdown ticks all our boxes, from reusable sustainability to product offering. Though the design may not have changed much over the years, that timeless elegance and lack of glitzy Christmas aesthetic are what we love about it. Plus, the universal appeal of the 25 products included makes this perfect for gifting, sharing, sampling, and indulging, capturing everything there is to love about Christmas. 

How quickly does the Jo Malone Advent calendar sell out?

Christmas is creeping up on us, and the Jo Malone advent calendar is now available online and in stores. Unsurprisingly, such a desirable offering usually sells out fast, and last year's offering sold out in record time, so we advise being quick to avoid disappointment. So if you are considering purchasing, take this as confirmation that you won't be disappointed! 


Jo Malone London Advent Calendar | $485/£325

A beautiful beauty advent calendar featuring 25 products, including a full-size cologne. 

Darcy Brown
Beauty Assistant

Darcy Brown is a print and digital beauty journalist with her finger on the pulse of the latest trends. She entered the industry as an intern for publications such as Fabulous Magazine and the Sun. Since graduating from university with a first-class BA Hons degree in Philosophy, she has thrown herself into all things beauty. 

When she's not writing for Woman & Home and Weekly titles including Woman and Woman's Own, you can find Darcy working on editorial shoots and social media campaigns with some of the industry's leading experts, including George Hammer, Angelo Seminara, and Lan Nguyen Grealis.