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Fragrance Layering

What is Fragrance Layering?

Fragrance layering is the art of wearing several scented products at once…it could mean combining a fragranced body wash and lotion or indulging in multiple layers of scented lotion, body spray, deodorants, perfume and fragrant oils.

-Why layer fragrance?
a) To create a unique scent which will be new to anyone you come across and leave them intrigued.

b) It helps your fragrance to linger longer. Perfume is proven to last longer on well hydrated skin; the molecules of fragrance literally clinging to the moisture, enhancing your scent’s lasting power. So using a scented lotion before applying a perfume is key.

NB: If you find that fragrance doesn’t last on your skin, lack of moisture could well be the reason, alongside the quality and percentage of pure base oil. This is also why fragrance often lasts and smells differently on people with naturally oily skin.

-How to Layer Fragrance
a)Choose complementary, contrasting or linear scents – whichever you are most naturally drawn to.

b)Begin with your base layer – a scented body wash to enhance the layers that follow.

c)Prep skin with a moisturising body lotion to keep it well hydrated and lock in your scent

If adding multiple layers of perfume, spray the strongest first and top up with lighter scent(s) to avoid overpowering the more delicate notes

d)Fragrance reacts to heat, and applying to your pulse points can help release scent throughout the day. Try spritzing the nape of your neck, insides of your elbows, wrists, or the back of your knees or the ends of your hair(Preferably get a scented hairspray for this).