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.
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.
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…