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    Default Yesterday I layered

    ...i know many don't agree with layering, but i had to share this one.

    Pure Havane + Aqua di gio.

    In my opinion it worked very well. The fruity/aquatic balance was amazing. I had a travel size aqua, which i splashed on around my neck and chest, with one spray of Havane on the back of my neck and one on my chest.
    It was hard to pick out the dominating scent of the two.

    definitely going to try it again. I was never a big fan of Adua di gio in the first place, but now i'm tempted to buy a bottle.

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    Don't ever do that again!
    Quote Originally Posted by cloud9 View Post
    ...i know many don't agree with layering, but i had to share this one.

    Pure Havane + Aqua di gio.

    In my opinion it worked very well. The fruity/aquatic balance was amazing. I had a travel size aqua, which i splashed on around my neck and chest, with one spray of Havane on the back of my neck and one on my chest.
    It was hard to pick out the dominating scent of the two.

    definitely going to try it again. I was never a big fan of Adua di gio in the first place, but now i'm tempted to buy a bottle.

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    This will be noted on your permanent record, as you know, and Grant will have to place you on the watch list. (Shakes head sadly.)
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    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    LOL...First, I find out Santa Claus doesn't exist and now Pure Havane layered with Aqua Di Gio. What is the world coming to?
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    This will be noted on your permanent record, as you know, and Grant will have to place you on the watch list. (Shakes head sadly.)

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    The seatbelt in my car has been layered about 500x times since 2003 when it was new and it smells amazing.

    It could totally be it's own scent by now haha.

    I do layer a few frags here and there usually in the same theme, those two seem worlds apart but you just never know!
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    Default Re: Yesterday I layered

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud9 View Post
    ...i know many don't agree with layering, but i had to share this one.

    Pure Havane + Aqua di gio.

    In my opinion it worked very well.
    As long as it worked for you - that's all hat matters.

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    Tea Rose + Caron's Pour Un Homme, on the chest. One of Tea Rose, several of PUH, great end result. Makes me think if adding rose to PUH's blend would improve it (someone tell the guys in Caron about this, please?).

    Caron's PUH + Chanel's Jersey. One or two of the former, several of PUH's. It gives this one the longevity and sillage everybody complains about.

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    Pure Malt plus Khiel's Musk is good as well.

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    I always layer Midnight In Paris, edp, with MIP, edt. It lasts and projects well when layered. Love that frag.

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    I love layering. A fave is L'Air du Desert Marocain with something green like Mazzolari or Le Temps d'Une Fete. I also really love layering with Balle de Match. It goes beautifully with this stuff that Aveda made called Pure-Fume Tonic for Men. Sounds like something off the back of a 19th C charlatan's cart, but smells quite nice.
    Anyway, nuts to the layering police!
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    I can't even imagine those two being layered with each other ever!
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    Similarly, I saw a video of someone layering Paco Rabanne One Million and Aqua di Gio, which they swear by. I'd try it but I don't own either fragrance.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    Similarly, I saw a video of someone layering Paco Rabanne One Million and Aqua di Gio
    My head almost exploded when I read that.

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    I just tried out Gucci Pour Homme II + Dior Cologne Royale. Pretty awesome =)

    P.S. There should be like a sticky thread for all the layering. I thought there was a thread before but now i cant find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    My head almost exploded when I read that.
    Ah yes, a known side effect of this combination-- spontaneous cranial combustion.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Layering makes me uncomfortable. Wish I was joking!

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    Default Layering - why not a sticky thread? / Proper layering technique?

    So I've been wondering, why isn't there a sticky thread for all things layering / Fragrance combinations? I know some people really hate the idea, but there are others like myself who really like to experiment and would love to see what other people come up with.

    On a side note, is there a "proper" way of layering 2 fragrances? I've tried spraying one on top of each other but that ends up being doing many sprays and overloading or not enough (i usually do 2-3 sprays, 1 on neck one on chest and maybe one on the wrist. spraying on on another usually just leaves me with only 2 sprays to the neck. 4 is too much.) I also tried mixing them in a small decant and then letting it sit for a few days to blend together. that works out ok, the scent changes quite a bit though, some times for the better (Aventus + MiP sat in 3 days ends up smelling kinda like the drink orange bang). What are your thoughts on proper layering techniques? how do you guys layer your scents?

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    Default Re: Layering - why not a sticky thread? / Proper layering technique?

    I think that's a decision a moderator makes.

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    haha yeah, i figured i'd ask =P any thoughts on mixing /layering techniques? btw hednic i really digged your recommendations from my previous posts =) Thanks!

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    Default Re: Layering - why not a sticky thread? / Proper layering technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I think that's a decision a moderator makes.
    My interpretation as well. I kind of wondered about sticky threads at first, but then the thought just sort of slipped away.
    I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
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    i layered voyage d'hermes and thierry muglers mugler cologne. the reason is because voyage d'hermes might be fresh and start of a little citrusy but then it turns into a very fresh musky scent . to tone down the musk i layered it with mugler cologne which has citrussy and floral notes in it to make a very plesent smelling fresh fragrance and it worked very well!

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    Just for yucks, I just tried the 1 Million/AdG layering on the back of my hand. For about 30 seconds, it wasn't bad... just a sweeter AdG. Then it virtually disappeared. I swear. It is like nothing now, with my nose right up to it, just 3 minutes later!!

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    Good to see all the layerers coming out of the closet.
    A couple of my personal favourites are 1 shot of Declaration with 2 of Gucci pour Homme 2 and Laura Biagott's Roma with, oops, I can't remember. (I'll have to get back with that one.)

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    OK, I'm sneaking into a guy thread...

    Diptyque Eau Duelle + Lutens Chergui (like curling up in a cozy nest of my Opa's pipe tobacco)

    L'Artisan Mechant Loup + Sienna by Crabtree & Evelyn (adds a bit more wolf to the Bassett's Allsorts vibe)

    ...skulking out now.... Lisa

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    Welcome to the dark side, SaNielson. Please visit often! Cool combos.
    Lots of single-note-dominant niche frags layer well, and the dense Serge Lutens hold up well. Some of them are, from one perspective, like the sturdy, unfinished base of a gorgeous fragrance yet to be finished. Andy Tauer speaks of 'threads' in his compositions, often as if they were really quite separate, although complementary, beasts. It's well known that certain very fine noses and houses have their own bases that they go to again and again, Tauer and Guerlain being two notables.
    Chergui makes great sense as one that would layer well. Chene seems like it's missing something without some sort of floral or green thrown in. Etc and so forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Good to see all the layerers coming out of the closet.
    A couple of my personal favourites are 1 shot of Declaration with 2 of Gucci pour Homme 2 and Laura Biagott's Roma with, oops, I can't remember. (I'll have to get back with that one.)

    While I'm thinking I'll just mention another recent discovery, Fleur Du Male with Cerruti 1881 for a slightly more classic floral than the JPG original.

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    Default Re: Layering - why not a sticky thread? / Proper layering technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by Profumo Saggio View Post
    My interpretation as well. I kind of wondered about sticky threads at first, but then the thought just sort of slipped away.
    LOL!
    I slipped on some Anayake Miyako over CdG Avignon to good effect today.

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    Default Re: Layering? Share your combos.

    Quote Originally Posted by plainsight View Post
    Acqua di Gio + Issey + Aventus + GIT + Pure Havane + Amouage Lyric Man

    At least two sprays of each.

    And this would be called a Suicide?

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    Ok, new mixture: Polo Blue Club + paco 1 Million. So far so good~ =) if you guys have both of these, try it out!

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    Default Re: Layering Frags

    I spritz A*men on my neck and chest and a little spritz of Angel on each wrist.

    I just got a bottle of Black Orchid. I haven't tried it yet but I'm thinking it might blend well with Midnight Poison.

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