Valentine is coming; I have seen many men buying flowers for their loved ones. It was pleasant to share affection this way. I was curious about this tradition, so I asked 12 of my male friends. 9 of them confirmed their female partners’ love of flower. 1 said he gifted because he had been doing it since dating. He thought his wife liked it because she smiled and hugged him every time. The other 2 told me they had not done it for a long time.
Oh, just to let you know, only 4 out of 12 of my male friends frequently send flowers to their female partners.
After 3 days, it had faded away
And eventually, it withered
Like you, I was curious about how the ladies think about the flower. So, I approached one of my female friends to have a chat. Her name is Karen
“Of course, most women love them; they (the flowers) brighten our mood. I send flowers too, to my Mom and Dad on their birthday and anniversary day.”
“Right, what exactly in a flower bouquet do you love most?” I asked
“The look, they are colourful, and they smell great,” Karen answered.
“What is in the flower you don’t like, Karen?”
“Unfortunately, the flowers die in a week despite I care for them at the moment I receive it. I transfer them (the flowers) into a glass vase for a better display and a longer life. I then re-arrange them for better ventilation, change the water daily even turn on the aircon on a hot day so I can preserve them longer. The reason was simple, it was the gift from my husband, and I love them.”
“It sounds a lot of work to me for just 1 week live. How do you feel after that”?
“I felt bad when I saw it started withering on the third day. Very sad when I had to dump it in the bin. And you know what, some of the flowers are quite costly too. On average, including delivery, it was about $70, that is for me by the way.”
Surely flowers are essential, and they have their roles in our lives. To some specific people and occasions, they are irreplaceable, for example, Wedding, Funeral, Grand Opening Ceremony. However, if you were open-minded, you probably would like to gift something alternative: the essence of it known as the essential oil.
Let’s pick a rose, for example. When you send a bouquet of 20 roses, the average price range is around $100 AUD ($66 USD) including delivery.
When your loved one receives it, her mood brightens because of their visual effect. She cares for them by watering daily and change the stagnant water for a new one too. Unfortunately, these roses only live for a week. After that, your partner will have to do the thing she does not like. That is...
She has to dump the flower you gifted her into the bin.
Imagine her feeling because after all, these roses were sent to her by you. In the end, it was she who discarded these flowers.
You see, for the price of $100 AUD (circa $66 USD), your loved one received 20 roses from you, look at it every day for only 7 days. After that, it has to go to the ground.
You may not agree with me, but 7-day life gift is very short, not to mention the feeling when she gets rid of it.
Let me tell you something you already know, for a similar amount of $100 AUD (or $66 USD); you would not get 20 roses.
You would not get 200 roses.
But 2000 roses literally.
Let me explain, the price of 1ml rose Otto (rose essential oil) is around $100 AUD, and it takes 2000 roses to get this amount.
Better yet, your soul mate, she gets to keep it for more than 7 days. In fact, the shelf life of rose essential oils is between 3 to 5 years. So, gentleman, what would you like? A bouquet of roses or 1 ml of Rose Otto?
Trent, 3 years are not enough; love is forever, right?
Unfortunately, the majority of essential oil will expire between 3 to 5 years.
The good news is:
“There are a few exceptions to this rule. Patchouli, sandalwood ., vetiver, and ylang-ylang, do not spoil over time if stored correctlyand can actually improve with age. Again, these oils are the exception, not the rule. “ (American College of Healthcare Sciences)
These oils have one thing in common. They are all essential wood oils which have “terpenes”. And in agarwood oil, there are a lot of terpenes which improve with age. It is the terpene which makes wood essential oil viscous.
If you had any wood essential oils that you had used up and still had a few drops left, you could try to shake the containers (vials, bottles). You would find that these oils have developed a thicker body. You then took a sniff. The smell was incredibly smooth. The notes become more complex and intense.
Let me tell you a story, years ago, when I brought our Evergreen Oud Oil to for a GCMS test, the lab technician asked me what date I wanted to put on the label.
A lab technician asked me what expiry date I wanted to put on the label? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
I asked for the reasons.
He told me that this oil literally had no expiry date. It even got better with age.
I have seen 12-year-old oud oil before, and it smells incredible. I am talking about oil NOT agarwood chip, but this was the first time, I heard a lab technician told me this information.
In case you don’t know, all the God love Oud, because it was mentioned in Qur’an, Holy Bible, Buddhist Scriptures, Bhagavad Gita (Hindu scripture).
So, ladies and gentlemen, in this Valentine day, does it make sense to give your loved ones some oud oil?
Gentlemen, if your ladies loved sweetness, sophisticated scent, with no barnyard, can I suggest her the Misty Forest.
Ladies, your man love adventure and a new thing, on this Valentine, we have a new wild oud oil for him. Introduce to you, the Sacred Forest Island