To Layer or Not to Layer: Should You Combine Fragrances?

To Layer or Not to Layer: Should You Combine Fragrances?

One of the biggest controversies in the fragrance world is whether or not you should combine multiple fragrances. While the decision is ultimately a matter of personal preference, there are several factors you should consider before making a final decision. Layering fragrances can be rather tricky. Some scents combine really well, but others, not so much. If you feel that you have fragrances suitable for layering, you may want to think twice.

Beware of Ruining Your Scent

Whether you are searching online or in a store, chances are that you are looking for a fragrance with a particular scent. Some fragrance lovers think that mixing two individual scents is counterproductive. Why mix two fragrances when you were originally happy with their individual smells? In addition, you never know how mixing scents will alter the smell of your fragrance.

All fragrances are created with a delicate balance of notes. By mixing fragrances you risk disrupting the balance and creating a scent that is overall less desirable. Fashion designers create fragrances with a particular image in mind, by mixing two fragrances, you are destroying that vision. If your fragrance already smells good, why would you want to change it?

Find ways to Express Your Creativity

On the other side of this argument, some lovers of perfume see layering fragrances as a form of self-expression. It is believed by some that, when combined, some fragrances smell better than when they are worn separately. The best part about layering fragrances is that you will be able to create a scent that is uniquely “you.”

Very few people will think to mix the same combination of fragrances, for this reason, it is unlikely that you will find someone who smells exactly the same. With that being said, it can be difficult to repeatedly replicate the same mixture. When different notes dry in a different pattern your fragrance will take on a slightly different smell. This can be great, because you are left with a completely unique, signature scent that is always changing. The best part? You never need to buy different fragrances.

If you do plan to layer your scents, comparing notes is highly recommended. By doing so, you will be able to tell whether or not your creation has the potential to be overpowering. Also, remember that, because you are wearing more than one fragrance, you will need a much smaller spray than usual. Combining Fragrances should never result in wearing twice as much perfume.


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