Depending on who you ask, perfume layering is either a retail strategy or a way to invite the perfume wearer to create something unique and something special. Much similar to how we all want our special day to be.
Benefits of Perfume Layering
Custom scents capture the personality of an individual and allows them to whip up their own scent blends especially during special occasions like your wedding to make the mood suits the person and their attire and.” In other words, you get the freedom of custom-blending a truly signature scent to reflect your personality or how you’re feeling. Think of it as a mood ring for your nose.along with every other piece of fine jewellery.
How to Properly Layer Perfumes
Layering scents doesn’t necessarily mean spraying two perfumes directly on top of each other—it can start as early as when you apply a scented lotion after your have gotten ready. Or, you can spray one scent on your wrists and another on your neck. Simply try and add a cream perfume and layer it with a liquid one for longevity.
The rule of thumb
Play around with different combinations and don’t be afraid to experiment. As a general rule of thumb, heavier scents should be sprayed first so they don’t overpower their lighter counterparts.
The easy way
The easiest is to find a fairly unfussy fragrance that is already built around musk or typical base notes like vanilla, then add something with more complexity on top. Then you’ll have a high chance of a pleasing mixture. Another option is to use a single-note perfume under or over an existing scent. Like a citrus fragrance which can be enhanced with a bit of sandalwood or cedarwood or something similar underneath.
How to layer as per your preference
If you’re a bride new to perfume then it’s best to primarily focus on familiarizing yourself with scents, and finding what you like. Once you’re used to the notes of a fragrance, it’ll be easier for you to figure out ways to mix and match smells for layering.
What Scents Should You Avoid Layering?
Although layering is very open-minded—as a bride it’s best if you choose as many layers and as many techniques as necessary to express exactly what their vision is. If you’re really nervous about causing any “what is that smell?” moments, keep this in mind: avoid combining two scents that are too dark and heavy they can be overwhelming when used together.
A trick to make sure you aren’t wearing too much
Since our noses get used to our fragrances fairly quickly, here is a special trick to check whether you’re wearing too much fragrance:
Apply the perfumes to a piece of cloth. Apply the amount you would normally wear if you’re layering then leave it in a room for a few minutes, and then remove it from the room. Go back into the room after a few more minutes. If you can still smell the fragrance, you’ve used too much.