'Every time I close my eyes, I smell your memories. And they smell like earth, getting kissed by the first drops of the rain, after a time that felt like an eternity.' Akshay Vasu
Can you close your eyes and smell fresh bread? Breath in the smell of a new-born baby or simply know when your Mum walks in the room? One of the five senses, our sense of smell evokes memories of days out, nights cuddled in and the people we love most. The smell of the person you love is unique to you and finding the perfect fragrance that represents them can be tough. But do you know that different flowers and scents can evoke feelings? That using herbs, fruit, woods, flowers and even alcohol can all combine to create a smell that evokes a person’s personality.
This February in time for Valentine’s Day, Argos Voucher Codes are offering 10% off fragrances for him and for her. We have worked through the main attributes of fragrances and broken down what you should be looking for.
Choosing the Perfect Perfume with Argos Discount Codes
Flowers – More common in women’s perfume there are no surprises that most scents are floral based. Flowers are commonly used for the middle notes of the perfume. Offering a smell that emerges over some time and provide the heart of any created fragrance. The list of flowers is endless, with the most common being Rose and Jasmine.
Why not look to try a scent with a more traditional flower that evokes the prettiness of the flower. Roses so well known for their romantic properties. But did you know that they give smoother skin, increased hormones and reduce depression? The Classique Jean Paul Gaultier for women is a great romantic gift for Valentine's Day and is under £53 for 50ml. It has rose floral notes to compliment the orange blossom and vanilla.
Citrus: Using citrus in scents is a great way to look at mood boosters, and for men it’s a smell that has the same effect as sizzling bacon. Opting for a scent that holds fruity tones is always good for morning people who like to get up and out. People that are more active and love their sports work well with citrus based fragrances as it reminds them of refreshing showers after exercise. Look for smells like orange, mandarin and pink grapefruit for a sweeter and more luxurious citrus smell.
For a more unusual citrus smell you can look to the Japanese Yuzu. Its oils retain the fragrances notes of grapefruit, mandarin citron and lime. We recommend Emporio Armani HE for the best of the citrus scent.
Herbs and Spices have been used in medicine both traditional and homeopathic. Every spice and herb has its own healing properties for mind, body and soul. So it is not surprising that so many herbs and spices are used in fragrances for both and men. We would suggest when choosing a perfume to research what herbs and spices do what. Geranium is great for relaxing and anti-anxiety. Rosemary helps give you a pick up and is a great fragrance for perfume used before a night out, or for every day use in the morning.
We like Tom Ford – Black Orchid for a truly rich smell. With mid notes of spices, this fragrance will leave the wearer smelling rich and intoxicating. Not to mention the beautiful and masculine black bottle.
Using Nature to Find the Perfect Smell
Essential Oils – Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. Known for its work in both mental and physical health it is not surprising that it is used in creating something to ensnare one of our 5 senses. If you google Aromatherapy smells you will find a long list of what smell, means and promote. From easing sorrow (sage) and depression (ylang ylang), to increasing confidence (jasmine) and aphrodisiacs (vanilla).
Nearly every perfume will have one, but with Ylang Ylang coming under the headings Aphrodisiacs and Confidence we recommend Gucci Bamboo for the ultimate money saving Argos voucher code use on fragrances.
Woods: Using woods in perfume is a way to create depth, an earthy smell and commonly a more masculine smell. Used normally as base notes, they are the smell you don’t smell for the first 30 minutes until the top notes have evaporated. This is the smell that remains as a lasting memory.
Fragrances that include sandalwood are known to have relaxing properties and promote a deeper spiritual side. Using woods like ebony wood in Dolce & Gabana Velvet Wood for women, you create a layer of luxury and passion.
Je ne sais Quoi – Every fragrance is unique, and we wouldn’t see celebrities and designer houses crowding to have the next scent if there wasn’t something special. Some of these crazy things include whale sperm and anal glands of deer’s. But more romantically it can include frankincense and myrrh, orchids, and chocolate.
For Valentine’s Day, why not get your loved one Marc Jacobs Decadence? With its handbag shape bottle, complete with handbag strap it is finished with Champagne – a real treat.
Shop for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Aftershave or Perfume with Argos
Shopping for a life long present this Valentine’s Day is easy when choosing the gift of fragrance. But it is important to research the smells, the tones and more importantly the base, mid and high notes of fragrances. Bare in mind the scents and smells your significant other really likes and what they remind you of. But most importantly let’s make sure we check out the Argos Voucher Code page for the 10% off Fragrances Voucher Code available.
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge – 10th February 2018