Amid the intensity of 2020, I sometimes find myself in a situation where I need to change my perspective or attitude to avoid being overwhelmed.
It hasn’t necessarily been the easiest of years for any of us, to say the least. And while the world is new and we have all shifted our views towards the future and towards change, I am reminded that sometimes something so simple can change my outlook on the day.
Over the years I have come to learn a lot about my sense of smell, and the emotional memory associated with it. A fresh pot of coffee brewing immediately reminds me of my late grandmother and sitting down to chat with her about life.
The zest of a mandarin brings back memories of Christmas as a little boy. Shaving cream, my Dad. And many many more. There is something quite magical in the sense of smell, and I guess that is one reason why I have loved sharing my personal experiences with fragrances over the years.
While recently looking into new fragrances and how I might add them to my life and the life of those I love, I was introduced to the new Aqua Allegoria Collection from Guerlain.
It’s no surprise that I was immediately intrigued, since over the years we’ve shared personal moments with Guerlain that embody what luxury means to me. From facials at their store on Bloor street in Toronto, to hopefully booking spa treatments in 2020 at the new Guerlain Spa at Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection – there is a sense of true elegance and beauty in this brand.
The new Aqua Allegoria pays homage to the wonders of nature and beautiful raw materials. Delicate and cheerful fragrances that represent sweet and happy moments. Each spring, a new limited-edition Aqua Allegoria joins the four legendary permanent creations.
Now more than ever, a return to nature feels like the right thing to be doing. Fragrances meant to embrace the raw beauty of the world around us, and hopefully make new memories and moments to carry with us for the rest of our lives.
I encourage you all to fall in love with the new collection and purchase one (or all of them!) for yourselves and those in your life. Head to the Guerlain website here today.
To join in on the global conversation with us, follow @Guerlain on Twitter & Instagram and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page. Use and follow the #AquaAllegoria hashtag to share your favourite from the collection
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Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year
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