Do you ever layer fragrances?
What is your most inspired combination to date?
Did you ever create a hot mess when layering two less compatible scents?
I layer fragrances from time to time when I feel experimental or when I want to emphasize a particular side of a perfume. For example to add depth or sweetness, to emphasize the base notes or the top.
There are also certain perfumes I use solely for the purpose of layering, because arrogant cow that I am I do not deem them worthy (i.e complex enough) to warrant wear time on their own. One of those is a fragrance the lovely Dee introduced me to: Laurence Dumont Tendre Madeleine
My favorite layering scent is Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise to use with other Goutals as well as many other floral perfumes. They all benefit from Vanille Exquise´s softly smoky sweetness and staying power, it anchors a perfume like nobody´s business. And still it is unique and complex enough to be worn on its own as well, it is easily my most used perfume.
I erred on the side of unwearability more often than I´d like to admit. Strangely there often seemed a Lutens involved in the miasma. Long story short: I am not gifted enough to layer Lutens perfumes, they are quite enough for me on their own.
How about you? I look forward to hearing about your layering experiences!
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