In case you missed it, Zara has launched an advent calendar

It's that time of year, where you start looking forward to getting tucked into all things Christmas, and start the countdown with whichever type of advent calendar you've gone for (do check out our round-up of the best jewellery advent calendars). And let's be honest, with the year you've had, no one will blame you for starting early.

If it's beauty advent calendars you're into, then I've got some important news for you: Zara has just launched its own version, and not a moment too soon.

The first good news is that it's relatively affordable compared to some of the more premium beauty ones, coming in at £99.99.

The 'Beauty Wardrobe' features 25 products from the ZARA EMOTIONS collection, which was created with the help of Jo Malon.

Behind each door, you'll find a perfume, candle, lotion or gel, in scents including fleur d’oranger, waterlily tea, ebony wood, Amalfi Sunday and tubereuse noire and many more.

Finally, you'll get 'a very special product for 25 December: a new, exclusive fragrance that will become part of the collection'.

I'm told that special fragrance will be rhubarb, and I bet it'll smell like heaven. The calendar is available to buy now, so get your hands on it before it's too late.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.