Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Eve Callahan
Legend One As one of the legends goes in the 3rd century there lived a priest named Valentine. The Roman Emperor Claudius II was ruling at this time and Valentine like many of the public under Claudius rule disliked him with a passion. Claudius wanted all men to join the army. But because men had wives and families of their own these men werent so keen on signing up. Believing a singleton soldier was a better soldier than a married young man Claudius introduced a callous new law which banned marriage ceremonies. In Claudius opinion this would mean more strong young men would join the army with no wives at his disposal. Valentine the priest thought this new law was outrageous so what did he do? He married couples in secret.
But the main reason behind buying valentines gifts for men and women was in fact a kindly cleric named Valentine who died over a thousand years ago... As history would have it Valentines Day derived from the Roman pagan fertility celebration known as Lupercalia which was held on February 15th. During this ritual a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year to promote fertility and deflect disasters. Then in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius wanted to add a Christian slant to the pagan celebration a day earlier. He made the conscious decision to pay tribute to a young soldier who lived in Rome who was put to death for his Christian beliefs on February 14th 269 A.D. This young soldier then became dubbed Saint Valentine.
You can choose from this depending on her preference. If she is the type who wants a perfume which has a scent that lasts the entire day then give her Eau de Parfum. On the other hand if she wears perfume with light scents you can opt for the one that has a weaker concentration. Additionally if you do not have so much money to spend pick perfumes with weaker concentrations because they tend to be cheaper than the concentrated ones. Know the Scent She Likes Whenever with her try to determine the scent she likes by smelling her perfume. Try to buy the one with the similar scent. If you are not good in remembering particular scents go to a perfume store and try the testers. For sure you will smell a perfume that perfectly matches her personality.