We all celebrate Valentine’s Day in our own unique ways. Some of us put in a lot of effort, some of us…not so much. There are those of us who enjoy going out for an intimate dinner, and some who think handing a mug of coffee to a loved one first thing in the morning is romantic. But when it comes to showing your loved one how much you care, there are times when it is nice to make the extra effort, and at this time of the year you can’t go wrong with a beautiful arrangement of red roses. Now, I know you can swing by Coles or Woolies and pick up a bunch of flowers rather cheaply, but if you are looking to do something with a little more pizzazz, then why not surprise your partner with a hand delivered selection of roses? Maybe something different like a bouquet of edible blooms?
Another great idea for the ladies is perfume. For that special guy in your life, it is cologne. Now, one of the most frustrating things when ordering a fragrance is knowing what your partner will like. The last thing you want to do is purchase something your lover will never use. One tip I recommend is going through their bathroom. Yes, it sounds a little sneaky, but if you want to know, then you will need to find out. Think of yourself as 007…..what would he do? 🙂 Use your mobile phone and take a picture of the types of perfume or cologne your partner uses. If you are too scared to enter their personal domain for fear of what you might find… like B-O-B! 😉 then I have a few suggestions.
When it comes to perfume, the most popular scent option are floral perfumes. A fragrance that contains the scent of either rose, gardenia or lavender, or a bouquet of several varieties. Floral scents are feminine and very romantic. If you like floral fragrances then I highly recommend purchasing Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Valentina by Valentino or Flora by Gucci. If she isn’t into floral fragrances then I would highly recommend Romance by Ralph Lauren or a classic…. Channel No 5. Both smell very sensual. A delightful seductive musk is sure to entice you, and put a great big smile on her face 😉
For the guys, nothing smells better on a man than something that exposes their inner caveman. A sensual alpha cologne that will turn heads and keep any woman wanting more. Something that combines that outdoorsy smell…woods, nature….good old testosterone beating manliness! Great, now I need a cold shower – I have managed to fantasize about Matthew McConaughey while writing my blog 😉 Something like Boss No.6 from Hugo Boss, or Polo Black by Ralph Lauren. Or my all time favourite Joop Homme…oh dear, my hormones have kicked up another notch.
If you have something even more sexy on your mind, like me 😉 then you can not go wrong with lingerie! Even guys appreciate something sexy like a snug pair of trunks, briefs or boxers in either breathable cotton or sexy satin. Personally, I think men in lounge pants and no shirt on is very hot. Damn you Matthew! For that special woman in your life, then I recommend black. Its timeless, seductive and sexy as hell. A black chemise, a black corset, even a black camisole looks great. Lace, satin, silk….beautiful 🙂 Heidi Klum and Stella McCartney have a beautiful range of intimate apparel. If you are unsure at all about sizes, go check out your partners wardrobe. If you don’t want to sneak around in their underwear drawer then you could always surprise your partner with something like a robe. It isn’t fitted so you don’t need to worry too much if you are out by one size.
There we have it, some great classic ideas to put a lovely big smile on the face of your loved one. Remember, it isn’t about how much you spend, it’s all about the thought. A simple arrangement of flowers are just as lovely as a black lacy bra, corset and suspenders. The message is simple, you just want to tell your partner how much you care. You don’t even have to do any of the above, but I would like to think you are making some kind of effort. Life is so hectic, we are all so busy….enjoy the day for what it is. Time out from the daily grind… a special day to say “I Love You”.
x x x