LAYERING | 24-01-2023
Why choose perfume layering?
Have you ever heard of perfume layering? This term means that you wear a perfume in several layers. This way, you not only enjoy a longer sillage, it also makes a fragrance experience more intense and personal.
In this blog, our Skins Expert Jorg elaborates on perfume layering by combining different perfume creations. This way, you wear a scent that no one else has.
How do you layer perfume?
Jorg: 'A molecular fragrance is best applied after another fragrance, as it allows you to take the 'sharpness' off a perfume. This way you can make your perfume more pleasant and rounded. Above all, I challenge you to experiment with combinations yourself, and to share them with us. How fun is it when new, undiscovered creations emerge?'
Silky smooth and comfortable with musk
Iris Porcelana by EX NIHILO is a floral and woody fragrance that pays a contemporary tribute to the most refined and exclusive raw material in perfumery: Iris Pallida. Powdery iris is blended with creamy sandalwood and white musk, giving the fragrance a silky and comfortable feel. Iris Porcelana can be beautifully layered with Magnetic Blend 7 from INITIO Parfums Privés: a perfume containing a mysterious blend of seven different musks.Jorg: 'Magnetic Blend 7 really gives a skin -like, cosy feeling, and this is brought out extra beautifully in this fragrance combination, as Iris Porcelana offers softness and comfort. The floral, woody from Iris Porcelana fuses with the musky notes of Magnetic Blend 7 for an addictive sillage. Musk is used in this as a fixative, ensuring a long-lasting effect'.
The romance between cool rose and addictive suede
Jorg: 'French Leather really represents that typically Parisian incorporation of leather into perfumes: it's a bit like the inside of a leather bag, giving a suede-like experience. Combined with rose, a flower that represents Paris as the city of love, this is the ultimate ode to romance'. For Jorg, rose scents symbolise his love for his mother, who is a big fan of perfumes with rose. 'In terms of perfume, rose always gives me loving memories: for example, I gave my mother 'Eau Rose' by Diptyque and 'Rose de Pushkar' by Ella K as gifts'.
Kilian's Straight to Heaven is an addictive fragrance, incorporating intense patchouli, dark rum, cedarwood and rosewood to make a powerful and spicy statement'. Layering these two creations creates a romantic tale of a cooler rosewood combined with warm suede and an addictive, rugged undertone.
Top 3 perfumes to layer with
Enthusiastic about getting started with perfume layering yourself? Our Skins Experts put together a top 3 for you with fragrances where you can't go wrong. Below are the so-called enhancers: these are perfumes that you can easily combine with other fragrances and that can enrich the fragrance experience.
1. 27 87 Perfumes - Genetic Bliss
Jorg: 'Of course Genetic Bliss is at the top, because this is a woody, easy to like and easy to wear perfume'.
2. Le Labo - Another 13
Another 13 is like a glossy magazine you open, and pairs beautifully with almost any fragrance creation.
3. Durga - I don't know what
Jorg: 'As the name suggests, this is a perfect perfume for when you just don't know what to wear. I don't know what gives a warm fragrance experience and offers a citrus undertone to any fragrance you want to layer with'.