Chanel $825 advent calendar slammed on Tiktok

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the Chanel No 5 fragrance, Chanel celebrated with a $825 advent calendar. It was then an unexpected surprise when a Tiktoker and beauty influencer, Elise Harmon, posted an unboxing video of the advent calendar, which went viral on Tiktok last weekend.

On the cost she commented, “Am I crazy?”. But added, “Absolutely. I’ve never seen a Chanel advent calendar, so let’s see if it’s worth the hype.”


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Of course, it wasn’t, which is why it went viral on TikTok. The short video has been viewed more than 50 million times and has received thousands of comments, for example, “They really robbed you,” and, “I’d demand a refund if I were you. That’s literally worth like $5 maybe.”

In Harmon’s unboxing video, she claims that ,“This is a joke,” as she opens one of the boxes to find Chanel stickers. Additionally, she says, “I’m done,” when she finds some temporary tattoos in one of them. Other boxes carry a money clip, a keychain, a badge, a magnet and a plastic snow globe.

The only items that were well received in the advent calendar were two red lipsticks and a miniature perfume.

Chanel publicly apologised by saying, “We are sorry that this calendar may have disappointed some people. It went on, “The exclusive content of the calendar has always been fully detailed on our website as well as on the packaging of the product: 27 boxes numbered from 5 to 31, containing full-size perfume and makeup products, miniatures and souvenirs all stamped with Gabrielle Chanel’s lucky number.”

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