Here’s how you can layer up perfumes to create your own signature scent
We understand that smelling great is super important, but investing in a scent for each season can turn into a tiresome and expensive quest. Cut out the middle man and create fresh new scents by combining perfumes you already own instead. Read on to find out how!
How and where to apply
First thing’s first, learn how and where to layer up your perfumes to make the most of your new scent. The most effective parts of your body to spray your perfume on are your pulse points, like your wrists, the insides of your elbows and behind your knees.
Build up layers of scents while they’re still wet by spraying and blending your perfumes together directly onto your pressure points.
Combine a maximum of three scents at a time and do a scent test on a piece of paper, or handkerchief before trying it out on your skin.
A general rule is to start off with heavier scents, leaving lighter notes until last as not to overpower them. Avoid combining heavy notes altogether as you don’t want to end up with an overwhelming result.
Focus on scents
As a general rule, you’ll want to stick to simple perfumes with one or two notes maximum in their scents. Generally speaking, floral perfumes tend to call out a single sent in their names, such as rose, lavender, or citrus, which makes floral scents a great place to start. Steer clear of more complicated and robust perfumes are they tend to be far too difficult to mix.
Identify your notes
Perfumes are generally split into four main categories: floral, fresh, oriental and woody notes. Start off by combining notes from the same categories and once you get a hang of identifying notes, start to combine different categories together. In general, floral and fresh notes suit, while oriental and woody notes work better together.
If in doubt… purchase a perfume blending kit
Though perfumes are most commonly sold singularly, you can purchase perfume sets, which have been specially designed to be blended together. You can still choose to wear each perfume in your set on its own, but you also have the option to mix and match scents as you wish.
Opt for musk
Invest in a good musk based perfume as musk is an all rounder scent that can be combined with most notes, whether they be floral, woody, or fresh.