Never tried any layering yet.
My question is actually two questions.
1. Which two cologne scents do you wear layered together?
2. Which perfumer are they from?
I find myself layering Liz Zorn's Green Oakmoss & Rivertown Road together most often. The two scents blend so well. The Green Oakmoss is very tuberose, and the Rivertown Road is very bay rum-esque, somehow they come together and make music.
I haven't yet found scents from two different perfume houses that mix too well to wear. It seems more like the one's that layer well for me so far are usually from the same perfume house. Do you find this to be true as well? Or no?
Current Favorite Fragrances:
1. Rivertown Road Pour Homme, by Liz Zorn
2. Green Oakmoss by Liz Zorn
3. Winter Woods, by Sonoma Scent Studio
4. Parfum De Maroc by Mandy Aftel
5. Geranium Pour Monsieur by Dominique Ropion
6. What We Do In Paris Is Secret by Dominique Ropion
7. Vanillaville by Liz Zorn
Never tried any layering yet.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
I put Dior Homme Intense over Gucci pour Homme I (a couple hours apart). Not bad together. Double your iso E super pleasure.
Was talking to my SA today and she sprayed herself with Creed Royal Oud and then topped it off with Prada Candy. Smelled better than it sounds.
I rarely layer but like layering a few drops of Gray Flannel(vintage splash bottle) over Encre Noire.
Layering , I do not find enjoyable at all. It is too conflicting I guess. Fragrances are more pleasing to my senses worn individually.
I don't layer.
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When I purchase a fragrance I do so because I like it the way it is - no layering here either.
Layering can be hella fun, almost like creating your own fragrance. Some frags on their own can feel inadequate - combined with others can be awesome. Try for example layering Tobacco Vanille (a simple, yet strong frag that can be annoying in the long term) with something citrusy: home run! Or Himalaya with a spritz of a fresh/aquatic that you wouldn't otherwise use to give it more oomph.
I have never layered anything. Shouldn't a cologne be able to stand on it's own merits? It just seems like it would defeat the purpose to me.
I don't layer because I haven't got a clue what it would smell like to others. You know those labels on toilet cleaners where you are told not to mix with other products...?
IMO there are no rules. Do whatcha like. Experiment if you want.
Based on suggestions I've picked up here in the past for instance, I'm currently enjoying the smallest of oud oil dab on the lower beard with a spritz of Rose 31 to the core.
Besides, go to Goutal's site and you'll find such things written (my emphasis added):
A stroll through oases, desert sands and spice markets. Ambre Fétiche belongs with Myrrhe Ardente, Encens Flamboyant and Musc Nomade to the "Orientalists" Collection. These four fragrances, equally suitable for women and men, can be worn alone or combined.
Speaking of which... I like to combine the Myrrhe Ardente and the Encens Flamboyant (frankinscense based) this time of year. No, it's not the 'end all be all', but I like it and I'm rather sure it won't get me in trouble with any gov't agency or political activist group. hehe.
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I don't layer as a general rule either. That said, I am experimenting with using Cologne du Parfumeur as a layering scent since it works so well as a base. I guess the jury is still out for me as to whether I will actually do it "for real."
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I've had fun experimenting with layering, I found that bulgari black works really well as a base. I quite like the combo of Black with Versace Dreamer. Lately I've been layering creeds, Aventus Imperial works quite well, 2 or 3 sprays of MI and one spray of Aventus on top.
Imo layering scents that are in the same vein works better that two frags that are completely different.
Don't layer fragrances but I occasionally layer single note perfume oil with a scent on top.
So far, only Dior Homme EDT with Yves Rocher Eau de Cedre Bleu - and it worked quite well
Creed Tabarome Millesime with Royal English Leather.
Three sprays of dhi and two of d&g the one! Smells so good! Each to their own I guess
there is only 1 combo i layer - dior homme with guerlain sdv
1 .L Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
2. Amouage Reflection Man
3. Musc Ravageur
4. Dior Homme Intense
5. Aqua Universalis Forte - MFK
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure malt
8. Serge Lutens Chergui
9. Comme Des Garcons Sequoia
10.Terre D' Hermes
I haven't tried a lot of layering but I'm yet to find a combo I prefer to the original stand alone fragrances.
I can barely decide which scent I want to wear cause there are so many I love let alone deal with figuring out two. But kudos to you honey if you can!
Creed - SMW, MI
Tom Ford - Oud Wood, Neroli P, Amber
Amouage - Jubilation
Acqua di Parma - Essenza
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
I rarely layer, but Poivre Samarcande and Hermes Hiris are great for this as they are both quite transparent, simple and linear.
1. Central Park and Little Italy by Bond No.9
2. Armani Code Pour Homme and Attitude by Armani
I've tried a few, and so far my favorites are Gucci Pour Homme with a dash of Eau de Rochas (like a poor recreation of the original Gucci!), and the newer Perry Ellis Man with Halston Catalyst, light on both or else you'll be detained. With the latter combo you get a pleasantly modern vanilla/clove warm spice scent. This one works for me because I find both the base frags nice but flat, but in concert I get a load of compliments.
"Kimi o utau yo chiisana koto ga
Ookina hikari ni natte ku you ni
Kakinarashite wa kakinarashite wa inotteru." -Spitz,'Boku no Guitar'
I occasionally layer some fragrances that fall a bit short on their own. I don't buy into that "purist" agenda that it should stand or fall on its own merits. If a scent "falls", yet you like it, help it out a bit.
Mukhalat Malaki as a base with Tumulte PH on top kicks serious azz. Why WOULDN'T I layer these two if they smell great together?