We talked before about the secret of layering scents for your home. We’re now here to tell you that it’s also possible to do this with your perfumes, lotions, and essential oils.
Similar to your home, you must also mix scents that won’t be too overpowering. In short: don’t combine strong notes. Another great thing about this is that you get to customize your personal fragrance. “The scent is familiar, but not quite—no one else has the exact blend,” perfumer Julia Zangrili tells Refinery29.
To know what scents you can pull off at any time of the day. Feel free to customize these however you like.
StyleCaster notes that scent layering starts in the shower. A fragrant shower gel like the Neal’s Yard Rose & Geranium Shower Gel is a good base. It has a light rose scent so you need to complement it with another floral scent. Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle perfume is just the right fix because of its iris top notes.
Neal’s Yard. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
Lancome. Available at Beauty MNL.
If you want to smell sweet all day, start off by applying Lush’s Vanilla Dee-Lite Body Lotion on your arms and legs. Top it off with a mild citrus scent from V&M Naturals Oranges Brulée.
Lush. Available at Glorietta 4.
V&M Naturals. Available at SM Megamall.
Fragrance expert Patti Kapla suggests that you need to put on heavier fragrances first so it won’t overpower the lighter ones. Spritz the Acqua di Gio Profumo to let the strong ginger scent to settle. Then, apply the Revive Morning Roller Ball behind your ears for a light touch.
Giorgio Armani. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Aromatherapy Associates. Available at Sephora PH.
Be daring and experiment on different notes. This combination of Cadentia EDC Lavande and Diptyque Volutes Eau de Parfum will give you woody notes with a mild hint of floral.
Cadentia. Available at Seek the Uniq.
Diptyque. Available at Greenbelt 4.
A good trick to quickly switch from day to night is to spritz a light fragrance first during the day. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Eau De Parfum OUD Satin Mood will give you a rose and vanilla scent that’s not too overpowering. When you’re about to go to dinner or a party, get a fragrance touch-up with Scent Swatch’s Champagne Eau de Parfum. It still has a complementary floral scent, but with spicy amber undertones.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Scent Swatch. Available at Beauty MNL.
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