I have been thinking about nostalgia a lot recently. It might be something to do with the time of the year. I always get the feeling that people are more nostalgic around Christmas time. It is when a lot of our happiest childhood memories are made, and when we have some fond moments of being around family members and old friends. It is around this time of year that I look forward to returning to Switzerland. People all return home for the season and it means we get to spend some time together again, both reminiscing and making new memories.
When I was moving home the other month, I found a lot of old stuff that brought back memories such as these. Similarly, my parents are moving to Montenegro next summer after three decades of living in Switzerland. My mother keeps calling me, having found things in boxes in their basement, asking what she should do with items I had when I was a child. She even found my old Diddle notebook from when I was young.
I have also been thinking about nostalgia because I have discovered Bvlgari’s Goldea Perfume. Scent is closely tied to nostalgia. Our senses have the powerful ability to jog our memories. A certain smell can remind us of a favourite moment of our lives, or a taste can bring back some long-forgotten recollection from years ago. I have been using the perfume when I have been going out to some social events. I wonder if, in years gone by, I might catch a whiff of Bvlgari’s Goldea Perfume and be reminded of these moments. Maybe it will remind me of the people I know now and the person I am at this moment in time.