ARRAN Launch A Sense of Christmas 2016 Advent Calendar


Beauty advent calendars have been steadily soaring in popularity for a few years now, with this December’s offerings better than ever. ARRAN’s luxurious A Sense of Christmas tops that list and is packed full of indulgent skincare and body goodies.

ARRAN kindly sent me an advent calendar, and for research purposes only, I may have opened it a bit early. Nothing to do with my own impatience of course…

Founder of ARRAN, Janet Russell, explains; “Last year’s advent calendar was immensely popular so we wanted to create an even better experience- a different and exciting body and skincare experience every single morning throughout December. The result is A Sense of Christmas. With the opening of each door, you can step away from everyday life to discover a secret Arran escape, an unspoiled space within the Scottish island’s beautiful landscapes.”


As a child we holidayed on the stunning Scottish island of Arran; our most notable trip being the year Queen Elizabeth paid a surprise visit. That summer, we were on a cycling holiday around lots of Scottish islands, including Islay as well. My sister’s birthday was while we were away so Mum had arranged for lots of friends and family to send cards. The lady at our Arran B&B made a beautiful cake, and the Queen decided to stop by on Sal’s special day. What more could you want?

The island is an absolutely stunning haven of natural beauty and because of this, a festive slice of Arran feels a truly decadent treat.

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Previously known as Arran Aromatics, ARRAN have had a stunning re-brand to encompass their evolving vision. The Scottish hand-finished products began life in Janet and her late husband Iain’s kitchen, growing to the gorgeous business it is today. Within the calendar you will find lots of lavish lovelies, from Grapefruit & Shea Butter Soap, to scented candles such as the delicious-smelling Ultimate Fig, Lavendar & Lemongrass Shampoo and Conditioner, and much, much more.

Comprising an array of signature ARRAN scents, I think the Seaweed & Sage is my favourite so far. Body lotion picks cover this fragrance and others, like Mandarin & Mint, plus their Bergamot & Ginger Bath and Shower Gel.

Opening a body or skincare gift every day is the ultimate way to begin your Christmas countdown. A Sense of Christmas encapsulates that seasonal excitement, infusing mornings with elegant scents and tempting products galore.

A Sense of Christmas is priced at £45 and is available in ARRAN shops, John Lewis and over at

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