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HOW TO LAYER PERFUME

A GUIDE TO LAYERED FRAGRANCES

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.

HOW TO LAYER PERFUME

HOW TO LAYER PERFUME

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

With five sophisticated Fragrances, five pure Essences and five fresh Spritzes, you’re able to truly express yourself.

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EXPLORE OUR SCENTS OF LIFE RANGE

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WHAT IS AN ESSENCE?

“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.

Ginger & Cinnamon

A gourmand essence that blends notes of ginger, cinnamon and tobacco.

Rose & Cedarwood

A floral essence with notes of mint, rose and cedarwood.

Bergamot & Patchouli

An aromatic essence that blends notes of patchouli with amber and bergamot.

Musk & Mandarin

A musky essence with notes of mandarin, musk and vanilla.

Iris & Violet

A floral scent that blends notes of violet with amber and iris.

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WHAT IS A FRAGRANCE?

“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.

Spice Sensation

A spicy scent with notes of pepper, patchouli and vanilla.

Red Fixation

A floral scent with notes of rose and musk.

Gold Addiction

A floriental scent with notes of ylang ylang, jasmine and vanilla.

Amber Wonder

An oriental scent with notes of cardamom and amber.

Pure Attraction

A chypre fragrance with notes bergamot, lavender and musk.

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HOW TO LAYER PERFUME

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WHAT IS A SPRITZ?

“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.

Say Yes!

A floral scent with notes of rose, jasmine and cedarwood.

Charm Me

A woody scent with notes of vanilla, orchid and sandalwood.

All Mine

A floral scent with notes of passionfruit, magnolia and cedarwood.

Sweet Love

A gourmand scent with notes of strawberry, jasmine and musk.

My Pick

A floral scent with notes of pear blossom, peony and musk.

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HOW TO LAYER FRAGRANCE

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.

SOMETHING FLORAL

Elegant, feminine and often romantic, floral fragrances are a perennial favourite. The minty notes in the Rose and Cedarwood Essence mix effortlessly with the musk and rose in the Red Fixation Fragrance. Finish the effect with a spray of the rose, jasmine and cedarwood Say Yes! Spritz.

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FIND YOUR FRAGRANCE

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.

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