Layer Your Fragrances With These Scent-Sational Stacking Tips

We know that fragrances can evoke emotions, affect our mood, and leave a lasting impression on those around us. But did you know that you can layer your fragrances to create a fantastic scent that is uniquely yours? 

Here are 5 tips on how to layer different scents to maximise the impact of your fragrances and boost your scent-sational signature.

1. The Order Of Things

To achieve the best results when layering your fragrances, it is always a good idea to start with the heaviest fragrance first and then use lighter scents to top up your base fragrance. Perfumes that are fantastic foundations include the following:

  • Woody – The warm, earthy tones of woody fragrances make them a perfect base. Think of sandalwood, cedar and patchouli to add the depth and richness you seek.
  • Oriental – For more mystery and allure, you can opt for the spicy layer offered by oriental scents.
  • Amber – The warmth and viscous nature of amber notes lend themselves perfectly to creating a solid fragrance base with their sweet, balsamic undertones.
  • Musk – The solid and persistent notes of musk-based fragrances make them the perfect foundation for layering. They possess a unique ability to enhance other perfumes without overpowering them.
  • Vanilla – Perhaps the most versatile core scent is vanilla, as this familiar and comforting fragrance can enhance floral and citrus aromas to perfection.

2. Complementing Your Foundation

To build your perfect signature scent, the next step is to add complementary notes to your foundation scent. Here are some examples that work well with the different base tones:

  • To complement a woody base, consider fragrances with subtle citrus (bergamot, lemon), floral (jasmine, rose, lavender) or spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) notes to create a uniquely pleasing blend.
  • Top up your oriental base with the natural warmth and sweetness of vanilla, incense or patchouli scents to create a complex yet pleasing scent profile.
  • An amber base can be enhanced with delicate florals like jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose. Or warm it up with spicy cinnamon, cardamom or ginger additions. Adding resinous notes like frankincense or myrrh will add luxury and sophistication to your scent.
  • Clean, animalistic musk is well-enhanced by the soft floral scents of violet, iris or lily of the valley. Or get that natural outdoor appeal going with woody notes of cedar or sandalwood. Walking near you will be like walking in a clean, green forest!
  • Versatile vanilla is a gourmet delight when paired with chocolate, coffee or caramel notes to indulge your sweet side. Or, staying with sweetness, you can opt for fruity notes like berry, apple or tropical fruit. Alternatively, add woody scents like vetiver, pine, agarwood, cedar, and sandalwood to balance the sweetness scale.

3. Careful Application

After selecting your favourite base and overlay fragrances, you can experiment with different combinations and application techniques to build your new layered scent-sational signature scent to wow those around you. You will feel great and smell even better!

Shop our female and male fragrances to find the perfect pairings for your laying adventures. We aim to bring you world-class, high-quality perfumes at affordable prices so you can always smell fabulous, especially when you stack your scents to create a unique scent profile.

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