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    Default Re: Any good tips on layering? Nice frag combinations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Obsession is so sweet and rich I think it might go nicely with Guerlain Vetiver. Gucci PH might also stiffen up the musk in Obsession.
    Gucci PH and Obsession...that might just be fantastic.

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    This my sound bad... but Leau D'Issey Miyake (the female version) and Attitude Pour Homme is really good on my skin.


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    I can see that -- Obsession's sweetness/richness could easily complement the cedary dryness of Gucci pour Homme.

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    Gucci PH + Musc Ravageur is my only layering experiment that turned out well
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    My favorite Creed blend is Original Vetiver with a touch of Virgin Island Water on top. Yum
    Interesting. Very interesting.

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    Default Re: Any good tips on layering? Nice frag combinations?

    Thanks for all the advice guys!

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    Cheers Ged, I am improving it all the time so will always be a work in progress.


    Yeah the Obsession and Gucci PH sounds really good to me too. Well the Gucci PH will be arriving 2moro hopefully so I will try it and let you guys know how it turns out!


    I tried Cool Waters over Boss Soul last night (wasn't going out so thought I would give it a try) not a bad result, the Soul is quite sweet and mellow while the CW is that little bit lively.... not a marrige made in heaven though!

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    One I actually tried last night that worked well (side by side.. didn't do an actual layering) was Platinum Egoiste and Terre D'Hermes.. you have both of those so try it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    One I actually tried last night that worked well (side by side.. didn't do an actual layering) was Platinum Egoiste and Terre D'Hermes.. you have both of those so try it out!
    Yeah man I will give that a try when I get home!

    When you say side by side, I am not really sure what you mean?
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    Wow, tried layering Terre D'Hermes and Platinum Egoiste and it works REALLY well! Great Balance and neither overpower eachother. Good shout jrd4t!
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    i did mix today guerlain vetiver and terre d´hermes in a little bottle.

    I cannot say much only that it´s curious :--)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanatik View Post
    i did mix today guerlain vetiver and terre dhermes in a little bottle.

    I cannot say much only that its curious :--)
    Hmm curious as in "nasty" or curious as in "has potential"?

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    Never mix the frag in bottles.Here below see very nice combinations, but they must be sprayed on body and not one on the other, never on the same part of body :
    1)"EAU DES ILES" and "PARFUM D' HABIT" ( as per advice of the manager of the MPG boutique at Rue de Grenelle in Paris )
    2) "DIOR HOMME" and "ARPEGE POUR HOMME"
    3) "GIT" and "EROLFA"
    Try these combinations and let us know your opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by r2s View Post
    Hmm curious as in "nasty" or curious as in "has potential"?
    I did mix to much vetiver (aroung 70 %) & i find it till now more "nasty". Will boost the terre part at next.
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    Default Tips when blending, mixing, or layering two fragrances

    I am not one to do this but for those who have do you spray the lighter fragrance first then the heavier or the other way?

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    The ladies are the great layers around here. Try asking them, you'll get a flood of responses. I've tried everything so don't go by me. Experiment!

    I've seen guys list on the SOTD posts that they would be wearing one fragrance on one side of the body and vice versa.

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    I really suggest for anyone to try different kind of (Montale) Aoud fragrances for layering with all sorts of scents. Supringly wicked combinations could come out.

    Also, for instance, M7 & CDG`s SODA are such a fun and satisfying experience for mixing with each other. Delicious in one word.

    Generally, I`m still not a great fan of layering at all, and I do it very rarely. Sometimes, only sometimes, it`s quite fun, though.

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    I could never quite understand the concept of layering. A perfume maker makes a fragrance that is deemed good enough to market(sometime's debatable) than one takes that frag, and covers it with another makers offering?Am I missing some thing here?Back I gusss to each their own, for sure.If it work's for some I say go for it.Maybe I've been missing something good all these year's!

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    Default Re: Tips when blending, mixing, or layering two fragrances

    I end up combining fragrances when I'm temporarily bored of what I have. So I'll mix things that seem complimentary (for instance, 2 Ellena citruses or 2 Hermes citruses or Angel A & B Men, or two scents with vetiver as a star note, or amber or whatever). Of course these are all great on their own, and combining is certainly not a pompous way of trying to create something better, at least for me... It's just simply another way of enjoying the scents one already has in a different way.

    I've also learned A GREAT DEAL from some of my existing fragrances as combining will highlight a certain note and make me see it in a different way, or will make me understand how combining certain elements can create the effects I find in other fragrances. So, it's personal and if the mood strikes, why not? By the way I spray the "heavier" fragrance on first but in the end I doubt it matters that much if they are spraid on within seconds of each other.
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    Default Re: Tips when blending, mixing, or layering two fragrances

    I don't "lay" per-se . I may apply a scent before going to bed or right after a shower. The next morning, I may spray an entirely different frag in between the previous sprays. Like to smell the differences.....

    And Frederick:
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    Default Re: Tips when blending, mixing, or layering two fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod View Post
    I don't "lay" per-se . I may apply a scent before going to bed or right after a shower. The next morning, I may spray an entirely different frag in between the previous sprays. Like to smell the differences.....

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    Default Layering I found quite enjoyable...

    I used MI and Fuel for Life.

    Sprayed Fuel for Life on the chest & adams apple.

    MI on each side of the neck and a light mist over the adams apple.

    Of course this was just for testing, I think more MI may be more suitable. In an odd way, the both seem to compliment each other pretty damn well. A few girls I had over noted I smelled edible, so it must have been alright. You wouldn't really want to use this combination if you aren't going to a club/bar/strip joint though as you smell like a male prostitute of sorts
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    Default Re: Layering I found quite enjoyable...

    I too have found that the layering of disparate scents can be interesting and enjoyable.


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    Default How do you layer fragrances?

    Ok, I'm not talking about using aftershave, deodorant, etc to make the scent more "complete". I'm talking about combining 2 or more different fragrances to make a new unique scent. Has anyone tried that? How do you do that? Do you spray the fragrances on top of each others or next to each others?

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    Default Re: How do you layer fragrances?

    On top of each other. Sometimes you need more sprays of one scent -

    1 spritz of Erolfa
    2 spritzes of Neroli Sauvage

    BTW, the above is a really nice layering combo - cuts some of the salt in Erolfa and gives NS a longer drydown.
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    I did try spraying fragrances on top of each others but I think they kill each others and there's no sillage at all.
    I try putting Lolita Lempicka au Masculin and Lolita Lempicka au Masculin Fraicheur next to each others to create a Lolita for summer. The combo works really nice. Fraicheur creates a icy cold effect wrapping around the sweetness of the original. However the sillage is still not what I expect.

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    Any ideas what Avena Patchouli layer well with ?

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    You can spray the stronger one just above the navel and spray the weaker one a few inches above it. I don't like doing this, however. If I can, I like to mix them together, then apply them to the skin. Sometimes, this creates nasty top notes, but since I "blow off" top notes anyway, it doesn't make much of a difference to me.
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    Default Re: How do you layer fragrances?

    Sometimes I spray one frag on my skin and the other on my clothes.

    Other times I spray one frag on the front and back of my neck, and the other on the sides. Then I spray one fragrance right above the inside fold of the arm, and the other one right below it on my upper forearm.

    Then sometimes I spray one right on top of the other.

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    Hi guys!

    Thanks, jasonx, for bringing this up. This is a question I've been wondering about for a while actually. When you spray one fragrance on top of the other, does it make a difference which one you spray first? Is there a rule of thumb, like you should spray the heavier one first, or spray the one you want to be dominant second? Also, do you let the first one dry before applying the second?

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    One of my favorite layering techniques is with Encre Noire where I use two sprays of Encre Noire and one of Ambre Gris. The Ambre Gris adds the demension of slightly fruity gourmand to the dry woods of Encre Noire.

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    I just put them together in an atomiser, easiest for me and also the easiest if you want to put in more of one frag.
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