Argos, a fine fragrance company was founded by creator Christian Petrovich in 2014. Christian known for his creative spirit and as an entrepreneur was commissioned by a Greek Shipping and export tycoon to produce a custom fragrance for him and his family. Christian has a strong business background, owning several healthcare companies as well as being a licensed therapist. Christian is also a full time model and actor.
The entrepreneur created Argos Fragrance International LLC. His goal was simply to create a unique and high quality fragrance line that would satisfy the most selective of fragrance connoisseur. Creating a high quality and long lasting fragrance was not an easy challenge. Christian knew what he was after and remained steadfast in demanding only best natural ingredients be utilized in making his fragrances.
Armed with discerning taste and a clear goal in creating appealing scents he arduously went back and forth for nearly a year working with several fragrance labs from across the world to create fragrances that would become the inaugural scents of Argos.
The staggering amount of time it took to create the first two fragrances for Argos did not go to waste. Christian traveled and visited several fragrance labs and developed many other key aspects of the business. The first Argos creations were developed for and purchased by private customers who wanted their own private label fragrances.
Another task that Christian wanted to achieve was to create a new and high end solution to having access to Argos fragrances at all times. Argos has solved that problem with the introduction of its portable fragrance atomizer line and an even higher quality luxury line of fragrance atomizers. This not only allows Argos users the opportunity to travel with their favorite new fragrances but to do so with jewelry grade, hand engraved and custom logo Argos atomizers.
Argos Pour Homme was created for the modern gentleman. Argos Pour Homme was formulated with a top note of lotus reveals scent that is clean and remarkable. Argos Pour Femme is sensual, feminine and luxurious. Its subtle top notes of violet, Jamaican lemon transition beautifully into its middle of iris, pink pepper and oriental vanilla bean.
Argos fragrances are created using the finest natural ingredients from around the world making them as uniquely memorable as they are satisfying. The end result of many months of formulating and reformulating Argos fragrances has resulted in the creation of Argos Pour Homme and Pour Femme.
Argos fragrances are designed to stimulate and attract by arousing the most powerful of our senses.
I have always been fascinated with Greek Mythology and the history of things. As a child I had dreams of becoming an archeologist or an art history instructor at a university.
However, I was also very athletic and involved in several sports growing up and had a strong medical background with several family members working in the healthcare field. After a year in college I chose occupational therapy as my major and graduated with my bachelor and master’s degrees in occupational therapy.
All the while I was also part time modeling and traveling. After university I began my own therapy practice and started several healthcare related companies in the Midwest.
I was very successful at my practice but felt something was missing and the small community I was living in although comfortable, was not where I was intended to be.
Fast forward I chose to move to the growing metropolis of Dallas, Texas. In the fall of 2011 with many cities in the Midwest failing Dallas was growing. I began seeing patients again, mostly geriatric stroke or orthopedic patients. I also began my modeling career again and found quick success in a larger market like Dallas.
I would have to admit that modeling is ultimately what inspired me to create my own line of fragrance. I was booked overseas for a major fragrance line add in the summer of 2014. I have always considered myself a fragrance aficionado and was blessed with a great sense of smell. After my retainer fee had been secured and passport info verified I was notified one week before the shoot that they had decided to select a local model for their add campaign. I was disappointed for sure but I didn’t feel too bad. This sort of thing happens all the time in that line of work.
I was however posting about it and was contacted by a person who would ultimately connect me with a wealthy businessman from Greece who was interested in creating a private label for himself, family and his businesses.
During my travels I had met a man from Morocco who had been making fragrances most his life. I began working under his tutelage to create my very first fragrances for my new client.
I get asked all the time, Why the name Argos. What does it mean? How did you come up with the logo? The answer is a long and complex one. An answer that is rich with mythology, history, and various aspects of my own life.
16th century painting by Abraham Bloemaert which depicts Mercury (Hermes) & Argus (Argos). In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes (Greek: Ἄργος Πανόπτης) or Argos, was an all-seeing giant described with multiple, often one hundred, eyes. #greek #argos #argosfragrances #buyargos #scent #aroma #history #art #perfume #parfume #cologne
Working with my first client who happened to be Greek and also major shipping businessman I was able to put my extensive knowledge of Greek mythology to use.
Argus Panoptes (or Argos), (Ἄργος Πανόπτης), is a many-eyed giant in Greek mythology. Argos was a primordial giant who was all-seeing. He is described with multiple, often one hundred, eyes.
In the photo above Mercury, Argos are depicted by Abraham Bloemaert (circa 1592) with a theme of stealth and murder.
Argos was given a mythic role, set by Hera as a very effective watchman. If you are a Greek Mythology buff then you will know of all of Zeus’s digressions and wondering ways. Hera in affect had Argos watch and report back to her on Zeus.
Argos was able to accomplish this task due to his having so many eyes that only a few of the eyes would sleep at a time: there were always eyes still awake.
To free himself Zeus had Argus slain by Hermes (Mercury). The messenger of the Olympian gods, disguised as a shepherd. Hermes played his magical flute which put Argos completely to sleep, then Argos was killed by Hermes.
Hera commemorated her faithful watchman. She had the hundred eyes of Argos preserved forever, in a peacock’s tail.
Argus by Salvadore Dali
Argos the dog and Odysseus
In Homer’s Odyssey, Argos is Odysseus’ faithful dog. After ten years fighting in Troy, followed by ten more years struggling to get home to Ithaca, Odysseus finally arrives at his homeland. In his absence, reckless suitors have taken over his house in hopes of marrying his wife. In order to secretly re-enter his house to ultimately spring a surprise attack on the suitors, Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar, and only his son is told of his true identity.
As Odysseus approaches his home, he finds Argos lying neglected old and very tired. This is a sharp contrast to the dog Odysseus left behind; Argos used to be known for his speed and strength and his superior tracking skills. Unlike everyone else, Argos recognizes Odysseus at once and he has just enough strength to drop his ears and wag his tail but cannot get up to greet his master. Unable to greet his beloved dog, as this would betray who he really was, Odysseus passes by (but not without shedding a tear) and enters his hall, and Argos dies. The simplicity of the relationship between Argos and Odysseus allows their reunion to be immediate and sincere.
This story brings to mind that a memory connection to the strongest and most primal of our 5 senses, our sense of smell. Even though Argos hadn’t seen his master in over 20 years he recognized him immediately. Argos was old, dying and was not able to hear Odysseus because he did not call to him, was not able to touch, taste or see him but the dogs sense of smell was just as keen as ever and the memory of his master was forever etched in his heart.
The city state of Argos
The city of Argos was believed to be the birthplace of the mythological character Perseus, the son of the god Zeus. It was also believed that the city of Argos was one of the most ancient of all and may have been the birthplace to mankind itself.
Argo The Boat
In Greek mythology, the Argo (/ˈɑːrɡoʊ/; in Greek: Ἀργώ, meaning ‘swift’) was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to Colchis to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She was named after her builder, Argus.
The Argo was constructed by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. According to certain sources, the Argo was the first ship to sail the seas. According to other legends, Argo contained in her prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies.
After her successful journey, the Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. She was then translated into the sky and turned into the constellation Argo Navis.
Ancient Greek Astronomical map, centered on the Southern constellation of Argo Navis, 1742. From Atlas