Aqua Allegoria, Bouquet Numero 2 (Repost from my blog from 2014)


Whenever I smell Guerlain, Aqua Allegoria, Bouquet Numero 2 (Guerlain 2011) I think of a vacation I took with my husband to Switzerland in the summer of 2011.  It was then that I first purchased a bottle of Bouquet Numero 2 and, of course, that was the year it debuted (2011).  It certainly did feel new and of the moment.


Our visit to Switzerland was lovely and nowadays when I remember it, it feels like yesterday and a million years ago at the same time. The smell of dozens and dozens of impeccable roses, gorgeous, almost aquatic lychee and iris in Bouquet Numero 2 is my passport to those moments. When I smell Bouquet No. 2 I get nostalgic for the remarkably fresh air and bright gentle sun of Switzerland. That country has a way of feeling charmingly remote and cosmopolitan at the same time, and I believe this scent captures that feeling quite well.

2015-03-03 09.55.36 (2)I suppose it’s not surprising that, given my immediate liking for this Guerlain fragrance and the positive associations I have with it, Aqua Allegoria Bouquet Numero 2 is one of my favorite perfumes.  Very favorite.  Longevity is moderate and sillage is strong to moderate.



The classic kiss picture all couples eventually find themselves taking…

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This week is the last week I’ll be featuring the Norwegian language primer as my “Book of the Month” and that saddens me a bit.  Of course, I did realize that it was an old book and that if I really want to learn Norwegian with the way languages change over time I’ll have to look elsewhere.  But, I did learn some intriguing pieces of the Norwegian language to be stored away for potential use.

Anyway, until Friday…