Fragrance layering is a personal way to express individuality and a way to complement your body’s natural chemistry. Whether you’re a perfume connoisseur or a complete novice, this guide will help you create a signature scent that’s unique to you.
WHAT IS FRAGRANCE LAYERING?
Fragrance layering is the art of combining many perfumes at the same time. It is in the Middle-East where fragrance layering is most celebrated. A time-honoured tradition that hails as far back as 3,000 BC, layering today is a simple, playful way to mix and match scents. Across the modern Middle East, women and men approach fragrance ritualistically and they blend multiple Essences, Fragrances and pritzes for a heady and revolutionary effect.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LAYERING FRAGRANCES?
The benefit of layering fragrances is you can create something truly unique to you. If you’re looking to design a perfume that really hits your sweet spot, layer two or three together to create an individual result. And what’s more fun than creating a bespoke scent! Feel empowered and enjoy the freedom of mixing, matching and layering fragrances.
Introduction to our Scents of Life Range
Create bespoke scents with our new fragrance collection, Scents of Life, which has been co-created by Middle Eastern women and influencers.
"The concept of layering and combining scents is a local and long-established Middle-East tradition. We want to invite you to play with scent and have fun creating your own personal and unexpected fragrance." Roger Schmid, Fragrance Expert
“The Essences are a concentrated form of scent, designed for someone that is looking for something special, rich and opulent. They are alcohol-free and a typical “skin-scent”, so only those close to you will really share the scent. They are less diffusive and very long-lasting.” Roger Schmid, Fragrance Expert
An Essence is a luxurious and powerful fragrance. It’s good to begin layering with an Essence because their simple blend of notes will compliment more complicated scents. For a sensorial experience dab a drop or two of the sumptuous scent onto the neck and pulse points for long-lasting effect.
“The Fragrances are more in line with the modern-oriental, finished perfumes that combine the western eau de toilette with an “oriental” twist. Use on your favourite pulse point for a long-lasting effect.” Roger Schmid, Fragrance Expert
A fragrance is a long-lasting scent. Sophisticated by design, the Scents of Life Fragrances offer a touch of elegance. Start your day with a spray and combine with an Essence or a Spritz to discover a unique natural partnership.
“The spritzes are the lightest scent category. They will give you a quick booster and refresh your fragrance. You can spray them on your clothes and have fun with them by spraying the scent as if there were a cloud around your head.” Roger Schmid, Fragrance Expert
A Spritz is perfect for refreshing your scent on-the-go. They’re ideal for topping up your scent as the day wears on and our Scents of Life Spritz range is easy and fun play with. Crafted from an array of notes, a quick spray will instantly lift your day and revitalise your scent.
Some say the key to layering fragrances is staying within the same scent family. So, you could choose between woody, floral, gourmand, oriental, floriental and more . Citrus, vanilla and musk notes combine well with most other notes making them great to play with.
Our fragrance finder will help you create your perfect perfume. From irresistibly feminine, floral notes to fragrances that evoke the freshness of a cut lawn there ls a scent for everybody. And the variety of Scents of Life, you can discover a world of fragrance at The Body Shop.