Written by Eudora Nwasike
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If you want to take your scent game up a notch, especially for special occasions, layering your fragrance is what you need to be doing. Fragrance layering is the art of combining two scents to create a unique scent. These are some of my favourite luxurious and affordable layering combinations that will make you the centre of attention.
Fragrance layering tip: Spray the fragrance with the stronger and denser notes first to create a long-lasting base, then spray the lighter one on top.
Initio Side Effect layered with Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir
This is a dynamic duo that exudes an alluring and enchanting aura. The fusion of a dark, smoky blend combined with a rich, creamy warm amber will make you the best-smelling person in the room.
Initio Parfums Prives
Side Effect Eau de Parfume
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Grand Soir Eau De Parfum
Matiere Premiere Radical Rose layered with Armani Ambre Eccentrico
A sensuous spicy rose with a touch of dark woods intertwined with a delicious amber that features notes of plum, dried fruits, cinnamon will have you leaving the most astonishing scent trail. Main character energy certified!
Radical Rose Eau de Parfum
Ambre Eccentrico eau de parfum
Franck Olivier Oud Vanille layered with Valentino Donna Born in Roma
An intoxicating wonderment of a smoky woody rose with a strong blend of vanilla complimented by sweet, fruity, and floral notes of blackcurrant, jasmine, and bourbon vanilla. This layering combination is perfect for the Huns that love floral fragrances with an added warmth and coziness in the dry-down.
Oud Vanille Eau de Parfum
Born in Roma Donna Eau de Parfum
Jimmy Choo I want Choo Forever layered with Kayali Vanilla 28
Picture this! You’re wearing a halter-neck low back dress with a high slit in the front. To finish off the look, you spray a sultry juicy cherry married with delicious almonds, rose and an overdose of vanilla. That is a tantalising olfactive experience for you!
I Want Choo Forever Eau De Parfum
Parfums de Marly Layton Exlusif layered with Xerjoff Alexandria II
On their own, these scents have wonderful compositions but together? They are a force to be reckoned with. Coffee, woods, vanilla, and almond mingling with an audacious oud. A loud, proud, and suave combination that is perfect for the assertive man.
Parfums de Marly
Layton Exclusif eau de parfum
Alexandria II Eau de Parfum
Nishane Tero layered with Roja Parfums Manhattan
A spicy gourmand with notes of caramel, black pepper, cinnamon, and amber meets a sparkly creamy cherry-like tobacco. Wear these two together and someone might just fall in love with you.
Tero Extrait de Parfum
Franck Olivier Oud Touch layered with Armani Stronger with You Intensely
Oud touch is a powerhouse oud/rose combo but the addition of spices, vanilla, and sweet toffee from Stronger With You makes this blend irresistible. This is what you want to wear during colder months, to fully experience how all the notes unravel to indulge your senses.
Stronger With You Intensely Eau de Parfum
Bentley For Men Intense layered with Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Parfum
You may not have broken the bank to smell good but layering these perfumes together will make people think you did. Rum, leather, and hot spices collide with fresh and aromatic notes of apple, bergamot, juniper berries that contrasts beautifully with warm woods, befitting for any special occasion!
For Men Intense
Yves Saint Laurent
Y Eau de Parfum