Perfume is the most personal part of our daily routines. As we choose a fragrance for the day, we take into consideration what we are doing, who we are going to meet, and the kind of effect that we want to leave on those who come across us. Because of this, buying a new scent to welcome each season of life can be fun. However, there is a better solution to finding a scent that is unique and you can have fun doing it too. It is the art of perfume layering.
What is perfume layering? It is a great way to create a new signature scent with the fragrances you already have in your collection. The concept of perfume layering has been around for a long time, dating back to the Middle East, where fragrance lovers layer up to 7 different scents at once, in fabulously decadent style. A signature scent can capture the personality of an individual. Perfume layering gives you the freedom of blending a truly signature scent that reflects your personality of how you are feeling. It also adds a depth of intensity which helps the fragrance linger for longer.
If you are on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind signature scent or are simply interested in the art of mixing scents, here is a comprehensive guide on how to layer perfumes.
Layer With Two Methods
Perfume layering can be done in 2 ways. The first way you can layer is by spraying the perfumes one after the other, on the same points on the body or clothes. Alternatively, you can spray two to three different perfumes on different parts of your body. Optimally, you should spritz perfumes on pulsating points of the body such as your wrists, behind the ears, and on the nape of the neck.
However, it is important to note that you should cleanse and hydrate your skin right before applying any type of fragrances.
Deciding on Your Scents
The art of perfume layering is essentially a fun experiment, there is no right or wrong way to do it. You can play around with the different scents you own and try different combinations. However, as a general rule of thumb, you should spray the heavier scents first so that they don’t overpower their lighter counterparts.
The easiest way to layer perfumes is to find a fragrance that is already built around typical base notes like vanilla, and then add something with more complexity on top. You can also try to combine fragrances that have a common note. The overlapping notes will help the scent to blend smoothly to give an unforgettably unique fragrance.
Floral and Citrus Smoke
Citrus notes cut through florals to freshen and lighten, making them a good combination. Classic musky, citrus smokey scents like Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man is an alluring citrus-woody scent on its own. You can combine it with the candy-sweet floral fragrance of Afnan Violet Bouquet, which also has woody base notes. Layer these perfumes in a 1:1 ratio to create a hypnotic scent that opens sweet but dries down into a refreshing citrus musk scent on a bed of woody notes. If you prefer something mild, this fragrance is perfect. It is not overpowering with its sweetness or floral notes.
Floral and Powdery Sandalwood
Another classic combination to bring together a powdery sandalwood-based scent with something floral. The smooth sandalwood adds a creamy, intense element to the soft loral notes. The Armaf Le Parfait Femme is great for the daytime with its fresh floral powdery base notes and sweet finish. Layer it with the Afnan Souvenir Floral Bouquet to add an intense powdery scent with notes of sandalwood and hints of floral fragrances. To transform these two scents into a head-turning evening perfume simply layer them by spraying Afnan Souvenir Floral Bouquet at the base and Armaf Le Parfait on the top with a 1:1 ratio.
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