There are more than a thousand perfumes to choose from, and yet most of us find it difficult to find the perfect one. Save your nose from sniffing all those bottles in search of the scent that is just right for you, instead, learn how to wear your existing perfume better.
Layering fragrances is the practice of integrating the right scents into your beauty routine to enhance the use of your perfume. To put it in simpler words, it is like selecting a shower gel and lotion that will make your fragrance last longer. You can also change how it smells a bit by wearing it in different ways. Here are some tips that you can use to be successful in layering fragrances.
Choose simple scents
Simple scents are best for layering. Try vanilla, amber, or coconut-based scents because they are easy to layer with other scents. You may also go for one and two-note scents like what Gucci did with their Flora Garden Collection that has five scents from five different flowers. The scents are very simple because they are pure.
Pick a fragrance in a set
If you are looking for bath and body brands for your layering, pick a set. If you purchased a vanilla body scrub, then it should also be vanilla for your shower gel, cleanser, lotion, and so on. Some products may not smell exactly the same, but the most important here is the fact that their primary scent should be from one source only. Using products from the same set will intensify your fragrance and make it last longer.
Change your scent by using a different lotion
Some people change their scents depending on the season. For example, during fall, most people use more exotic scents. You don’t need five perfumes for five seasons; changing your lotion for the one with an amber scent can do the trick for you. Amber is easy to layer with other scents and can warm up your fragrance.
Consider your shower gel as your skin foundation
Body wash scent doesn’t last that long, but it affects the perfume you use. When you use a shower gel, you get a fresh scent instantly. You can use one that has the same scent as your perfume, or you can choose the basic scent, which is lime and green for that after-shower fragrance.