I’m back with another fragrance files and this time I am talking about layering scents. Layering is a great way to ensure longevity and intensity of your favourite scents.
One way in which to achieve this is by using the shower gel and/or body lotion that come in perfume gift sets. Before I started layering those lotion sets would often lay around my vanity wasted because I find fragranced lotions too harsh to moisturise with. However I am now putting them to great use by either mixing them with one of my favourite body butters, oils or body cremes. I spoke about the E45 spray moisturiser several times on here and also on my instagram page, one of the ways in which i have used it is to spray it on as normal but then after use the perfumed lotion on top just to add a light fragrance before giving myself a spritz of the matching perfume.
Another way to layer fragrance is to take a shower with the shower gel often found in gift sets, before then moisturising with the fragranced body lotion. I find that doing this really intensifies the scent and ensures longevity. My current fave for the warmer months is the Dolce and Gabanna Floral Drops. The freshness is undercut with a slight sweetness of melon which really lends itself well to the warmer climate.
A final way in which I layer is to mix different perfumes. Most times I choose to wear fresh, clean and crisp scents however on days I want to jazz it up I may spray a sweeter fragrance in addition. Or even to make my fragrance more evening appropriate I may end up adding a muskier scent in addition to what I am wearing in order to give the fragrance a date-night edge.
Have you tried layering? What are your favourite fragrances to layer?