If you’re looking for a way to get maximum benefit from your chosen fragrance, you’re sure to find that fragrance layering is the answer you’ve been looking for. Here, we take a closer look at what fragrance layering means, why you should do it, and how you should go about it.

What Is Meant By Fragrance Layering?

Simply put, fragrance layering means combining two different fragrances together so that a new and personalized scent is formed. Alternatively, it can mean layering your chosen fragrance with other similarly scented body products so that its longevity can be increased. Often, perfume brands offer gift sets including body gels or hand lotions alongside their fragrances. This encourages fragrance layering and makes it simple to achieve.

Why Try Fragrance Layering?

Perhaps you’ve found that your chosen fragrance isn’t quite strong enough to last all day? Or maybe you’d just like it to be a little more powerful so that you can enjoy its aroma more easily? Fragrance layering will help you resolve these issues. All you need to do is spray the stronger fragrance first and allow it to settle before spraying on the lighter fragrance.

If you’re using a lotion or gel with a similar scent to your preferred fragrance, try applying it immediately after showering, paying close attention to the areas that you usually spray your perfume, then spray the fragrance onto those areas just as you normally would.

You may also want to try fragrance layering if you would like to try new scents each day. By layering two different fragrances together, you can create your own signature aroma, or simply mix it up with different pairings on a daily basis. There’s nothing more fun than experimentation!

How Do I Layer Fragrances?

Layering fragrances can be a fun experiment but remember that not every combination will work well together. Your first step should be to check each fragrance’s specific notes to make sure that they complement each other.

You may wish to start off by combining fragrances on some cloth or paper to give you an idea of what the pairing will smell like. However, bear in mind that when it’s on your skin it will smell slightly different.

Here are a few top tips to help get you off to the best possible start:

  • Lighter top notes fade more quickly while the base notes will continue to hold strong during layering.
  • Notes that are within the same olfactory category may be used effectively to enhance and improve each other. Use the different subcategories within the amber, fresh, floral, and wood notes together when you’re layering to achieve the most impact.
  • Floral tones compliment most notes well and are a great choice with other floral tones.
  • Try combining a perfume with just one note with another mixed fragrance containing that note. It will really bring out its scent and add greater depth.
  • Consider combining fragrances that have opposite notes to experiment.
  • Fragrances that have woody, amber, or musk notes will pair well with citrus and fruity fragrances.
  • Never combine two strong or heavy fragrances together.
  • Remember to pair scents with a minimum of one common tone between them.

Now you’re ready to start fragrance layering. Enjoy experimenting!