When layering will give you some really amazing new scents that no one else has. But, ofcourse, you have to have some really nice fragrances to start with. Just be careful, you might just create a new Atom bomb that would destroy the whole Basenotes community. Hell, let's start with:
Secretions Magnifiques+.....Body Kouros
Damn! Where is my Secretions Magnifiques sample??
Last edited by LuckyLuke; 24th October 2009 at 02:11 AM.
I thought the search was over for you after Havana
Last edited by LuckyLuke; 24th October 2009 at 05:05 AM.
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The closest I get to layering is reapplying a fragrance on top of itself. lol I'll leave that to others. Not my thing...
And I thought this thread was about Peter Thomas Roth's fragrance called IT.
I'm no longer wasting money looking for the "IT" fragrance - I found it: L'Heure Bleu. :bounce:
We need the IT colognes so we can layer better.
I don't layer anyways actually.
Last edited by Big Punisher; 24th October 2009 at 06:22 PM.
Yeah, me either.
I think layering is an amusing personal exercise. Works for some, but not for me.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
No layering. Never. Frédéric Malle once stated my opinion best. :-)
Last edited by DesGrieux; 24th October 2009 at 07:56 PM.
I'll do it occasionally, but only if the two frags fill each other's gaps, so to speak, or balance each other out. In the spicy category, I thought Opium PH was too sweet, and Pierre Cardin PM was among the least sweet I had. So I decided to try layering them, at least once, to see if they'd "average out" to a medium-sweet spice scent. I can't remember if it worked, but I feel like in principle, layering _could_ accomplish this type of thing.
I probably would be less likely to do it with a more expensive brand unless I thought it was really missing something. (And I didn't really like Opium that much anyway).
1) Try to use two fragrances from the same manufacturer or perfumer. If the two fragrances have a common ground, they are easier to mix together, IMO.
2) Try to use fragrance that feel incomplete by themselves. If a perfume feels as if it were constructed entirely by basenotes, combine it with a perfume which feels constructed entirely of top notes. Or some variation of that idea.
As for me, I may not have the appropriate nose, skin, imagination or fragrances to make good combinations, but I enjoy the excellent craftsmanship of the good perfumers. I have gone through the pains of building a collection with the fragrances I love, the ones I consider aesthetically complete and pleasing. While it is true that layering multiplies the number of options at your disposal, I also feel that my layering experimets cannot compete with the balance, completeness and boldness of the best perfumes out there.
Damn. I thought this thread was about the search for an "Information Technology" fragrance. Don't we already have that in Comme des Garçons Odeur 53?
I do only a minor amount of layering, since I basically agree that perfumers do a better job of mixing than I do, and that most creations are properly designed as a whole. I do like layering Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme with strong woody fragrances like Gucci Pour Homme, since its grapefruit note seems to soften things up a bit. I also like experimenting with layering Kiehl's Original Musk Blend No. 1 EdT with various aquatics. Aside from that, I usually take my juices "straight".
I did play around with layering for a while like M7 and egoiste = coromandel as the vanilla in egoiste gets amplified...the rest just disappears. But then i realized that i was better off layering it with cheap pure vanilla scent as egoiste is expensive./