A benefit from scent layering is that it helps your fragrances last longer. Another plus is that you’re able to create a bouquet of scents unique only to you.
If you’re a beginner, it’s best to start with layering 2 fragrances. Here are a few more tips to help you find your signature scent:
1. Remember that scent layering starts before the first spritz!
The journey begins in the shower with your cleansers, shower gels, body scrubs, shampoo and conditioners.
The next layer is built during your moisturising routine. This is most likely the most important phase as a good lotion helps your perfume to linger on your skin longer. So, the next time you’re shopping for these beauty products, keep in mind that you want to buy scents that marry.
2. Grab your deeper fragrances first.
You want to mimic the structure of perfumes while layering: base notes, middle notes and top notes. This will help your fragrance to last longer and develop during the day.
A helpful tip would be to spray your deeper perfume first with one full spritz, followed by two full sprays of your lighter perfume. Remember to focus on your pulse points when applying perfume to help it mix with your natural oils.
3. Give yourself some time to play around.
Finding the perfect scent layering combo takes time. Here’s a short list of fragrances that pair well together to give you a headstart:
- Citrus and woody
- Oriental and fruity
- Musk and floral
- Fruity and floral
- Oriental and gourmand
Top tip: Transform your sweet, feminine perfumes into a fresher scent by pairing it with a crisp men’s cologne.
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