Tuesday, 4 August 2015

10 Easy Perfume Layering Tips: Concluding the Discussion! (Part III)

You can read Part I and Part 2 of this discussion too.

  1. You can use the most unthinkable of ingredients, even when creating some particular. For instance, when layering for a feminine scent, a hint of men’s cologne might work.
  2. Try to create different concoctions for different times of the day. Blends that work during the daytime will behave slightly different during the night.
  3. Try to layer differently for different seasons. The dry, summer season has a different affect on layered floral scents. You will find the same notes slightly handicapped during moist, cold winters.
  4. Use powerful layering choices like Oud or Agarwood. These are strong and should be used minimally. However, these are among the most long lasting layering ingredients. Use these without any apprehensions.
  5. If you have chanced upon a combination, immediately note it down. Believe us, over a period, it becomes difficult to recall what you used in a maze of permutations.
  6. If you want to test a layered fragrance throughout the day without allowing it to overpower your olfactory senses, dab some almond oil on your skin. Now, do the layering bit. This makes the concentration last longer—better testing.
  7. Try to start with scents that share a common ground. For instance, roses and vanilla can be layered rather well. Again, patchouli belongs to the larger category of floral fragrances just like rose.
  8. To understand how layering can be potent, use some heavy fragrances with lighter, airy scents. This will help you understand the basic rules of the game.
  9. Try not to use the same scent in different concentrations as a part of your approach to layering perfumes. This is a very difficult option and we don't recommend it to amateurs. Similar or the same scent in different concentrations can become very hard to identify.
  10. Use a bigger fragrance layering canvas. This means spraying the scents on different parts of the body, including the neck, wrist, at the back of your neck and knee.

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