Good morning, fellow scentologists, scentogenarians, scentrogramarians, and other assorted Eau de Parfumians. How's it goin'? Good, good, good . . .
And if it happens to be the afternoon or evening wherever you might reside, as the old song goes, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, so drinks are on me!
Great to be back on this forum after taking a little break from the world of scent. I've been back into it lately with a new appreciation for all things in fragrante.
And yanno what? I've learned a couple of things after blowing my wad (so to speak) on lots and lots of fragrances: Never, ever blind buy anything. Get a sample first and see how it behaves on your skin. Yes, believe it or not, it took me only six months and probably close to a thousand dollars to learn that lesson. Yeesh! I'm such a dunce!
OK, so with that in mind, I've been kinda playing around with layering various scents in order to come up with a nice combination, but to no avail. In other words, I stink (literally) at layering.
It's funny, isn't it? You try a bunch of stuff, and most of the time you create a pungent mish-mash of utterly foul aromas, but every once in a while you stumble upon that magical, mystical combination that just blows your socks off -- only you can't remember what you did. So you go back into your memory banks, which are of course fried from all that bong resin built up from your ill-spent youth, and you try to recreate that magical elixir that you inadvertently layered without taking notes.
That actually happened to me last year. I applied one particular scent in the morning, didn't really like it, and after the dry down, applied another, completely different scent. It was like magic! Only thing is, I didn't keep track of what I did, so I lost it. But it was there! I had it! I briefly created my perfect layered scent, and it worked so well on my skin, it was frightening! I shoulda written it down, but I didn't -- my bad.
And now I'm reluctant to start layering again because, as I've said, I really stink at it.
And so, I'd like to know what kind of successes or failures you've had while attempting to layer two or more fragrances into your perfect A-grade scent. What's your Scentagrade? Hah! What a great name for a fragrance, eh? Scent-A-Grade! Prolly been done . . .