For Her 03.10.23

Smell Good, Look Good: How to Layer Fragrances Like a Pro 

Are you ready to take your scent game up a notch? It’s time to learn how to layer your fragrances like a pro. Layering fragrances is an art form and it takes practice, but once you get the hang of it, you can create unique and memorable scents that will last all day. Let’s dive in! 

The Basics of Layering Fragrances 

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Layering fragrances starts with having two or more scents that are compatible. To do this, pick one fragrance for the top note and another for the base note. The top note is the first scent that you smell when you spray the fragrance on yourself; this scent will fade over time so make sure it’s something light and fresh that won’t overpower anyone near you. The base note is what lingers after the top notes have faded away—it should be something subtle yet long-lasting so that your signature scent stays with you for hours. 

Next, identify what type of notes each fragrance has. This can help guide your decisions about which fragrances make sense together. For example, if both fragrances have citrusy top notes, they may not blend well together as they could both become too strong when layered on top of each other. On the other hand, if one has a musky base note and the other has a floral top note, those notes could complement each other nicely when layered together. If you’re looking for inspiration on which scents work well together, there are plenty of resources online—including our own blog post on layering scents—that can steer you in the right direction! 

Once you’ve selected two compatible fragrances, decide how much of each one to use. A good rule of thumb is to start by spraying one spritz of each fragrance onto your wrists and then wait five minutes before adding another spritz of either one (or both!). This gives each scent time to settle into your skin before layering them together so they don’t overpower each other or linger too long on their own. You can also experiment with different amounts until you find just the right balance between them—it may take some trial and error but eventually you’ll find what works best for you!  

Enjoy Your Creation  

Fragrance layering isn’t as hard as it seems! With just a few simple steps like finding compatible fragrances and experimenting with different amounts, anyone can master this art form in no time flat. So go ahead and give it a shot—you may surprise yourself with how great your new signature scent smells! After all, smelling good never goes out of style!

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