The first ever anniversary is generally considered paper, and most people just write a letter, offer a card or send a poem to their loved one. How about juicing things up and delivering something delicious entirely wrapped in paper?
Like fragrance! Fragrance has long been used as an aphrodisiac and attractant, so why not give your loved one a scent that sends some sparks flying on your first anniversary and turns you both on?
The hardest part of this first anniversary fragrance idea is finding something you both like. This means generally knowing your mate well, their likes, dislikes, knowing what works well with their body chemistry. The following is a general guide to fragrances along with the 10 hottest trends this year for men and women:
Fragrance Top Notes
These are what first hits your nose, is the fragrance spicy, flowery, fruity, fresh, musky, or sweet. Common top notes include green, citrus, apple, pear, vanilla, berry, white or other heavy musk, or other high concentrated scents. This simply means the fragrance balance favors more of these scents than others.
Mid notes in fragrances generally include muskier, deeper, or darker fruit or flower fragrance elements such as headier scented flowers, wild scents, and secondary scent notes. This generally means you notice them a bit after the initial scent palate.
Fragrance Base or Dry Notes
These dry notes round out the scent palate. They can only be described as the after scent, the part that lingers in the nose and mouth. Common scents that are dry notes include woodsy, wood, amber, patchouli, and earthy notes acting as a backdrop and foundation to a scent.
Choosing a Scent
So, you need to decide first, what turns you on? Do you like flower, fruity, sweet, or musky scents? Then find out what your mate prefers by taking stock of scented things they buy themselves like hair and body care products, soaps, body washes, even hand soaps. You might even take a sample of their favorite perfume before heading to the store to find something along a similar top note, mid note, or base note. If you can, find a way to discover scents they hate, this may take some sleuthing, but will be well worth it since if she is allergic to say patchouli or rosewood (or the scent doesn’t work with her chemistry) she generally won’t like it.
While it is less expensive than others on this list, this seductive and sensuous fragrance seems to be a turn on for men and women. It’s inspired by a sensuous escape into the jungle, but unlike other perfumes, the fragrance is so delicately balanced it isn’t florally, citrusy, or musky, but a gentle uplifting, breezy, warm and sexy scent -- delicately balanced. The exotic mandarin, juice apple, berries, and fruit scents are not overly sweet. While the magnolia, jasmine, and honeysuckle give it an exotic floral musk. It finishes off with patchouli, woods, tonka, moss, and musk. However, none of these is overpowering or over shadowing the other. Instead, it’s sensuous sex in a bottle.
If you are still unsure what to get your sweetheart on your first anniversary for a fragrance, try getting a sample collection together of roll-ons, body mists and lotions in trial sizes. Many companies provide smaller sample sizes for far less than the entire bottle. Then make a nice presentation, keeping in mind the paper theme, try getting them wrapped in paper gift basket or other inspirational gift ideas. Keep in mind what she wears and what appeals to you, of course, but a first anniversary fragrance gift, if chosen right, can be a way to tell a woman how fabulous she is to you.
By Kinjal Sen