I haven't tried layering because I've spent a lot of time and money finding fragrances that work well for me all on their own. However, like everybody else, I've made more than my share of poor fragrance choices. I have plenty of "dogs" that I see everyday which fill me with the guilt of buyer's remorse. So, I wondered if I could disprove the old adage, "two wrongs don't make a right" by combining two blech fragrances and actually end up with something passable or maybe even wearable. I picked Burberry Brit for its powdery sweetness hoping it would sort out and temper the alphabet soup of notes that comprise Hugo Boss Hugo.
Brit and Hugo... yeah, I've made some poor choices!
Anyway, it was a day off and I wasn't going to gas anyone with this experiment so the combination went right on the skin, no preliminary blotter tests. First, a spray of Hugo then a spray of Brit. The result was both fragrances tempered each other for the better. It toned down the sweet powder of Brit while brightening and taming the mire of Hugo. Even though the combination still had the synthetic quality both fragrances are accused of individually, the pairing is definitely better than either Brit or Hugo on its own.
Hmm, should I market this as Brugo or Hit?