Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
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.
The country was under the power of the hard-hearted Roman Emperor Claudius II who at the time forbade marriage ceremonies and constantly betrothed Rome in bloody battles. He had a crazy idea. He thought if a man wasnt married he wouldnt mind joining the army. But to his horror Claudius discovered that men were reluctant to join the army because of their loyalty to their wives and families. So he sanctioned a callous order that banned engagements and marriages in Rome. But in spite of this Saint Valentine continued to perform marriage rituals. Thrown into jail it was said that Valentine fell in love with his jailors daughter and restored her sight through his Christian faith and devotion for her. Before his execution Valentine sent her a final message signed "From your Valentine" - a phrase that gets a lot of mileage and one which has become an everlasting symbol of camaraderie and warmth.