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    Ooooh I want to try!! but I haven't got many frags to try it with really. haha. Although was wearing coco mademoiselle the other day and sprayed a bit of kenzo flowers further up my arm, that was quite interesting how it completely changed and intermingled. Dunno if I actually liked it or not though

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    I love Coco and CSP vanille abricot, also a favorite is Liasons Dangereauses with TC Alahine. I've also tried LD with No 19. Premiere Figuer Extreme is very nice with Mimosa pour moi, or any other mimosa. I haven't tried too many combos, as I try to appreciate individual scents. Gotta be in the mood to experiment, I guess.
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    Thank heavens I found this thread! I ended up layering two unlikely fragrances and felt like I had committed some sort of immoral fragrance crime!

    I have tried and frankly, wondered about, Creed's Fleurs de Bulgarie on and off ever since I bought a bottle about 2 years ago. It was always 'interesting' but I never craved it. It was something I put on when I wanted to 'think differently'. Perhaps it's because I am drawn to day-dream fragrances that are said to be sweet, spicy, heady, and often, oriental.

    FDB moves quickly to an interesting soapy musk one my skin and I now realize that I feel as though it is 'headless' when I wear it. It has a body but no head - no central point for a person with my preferences to gravitate toward. But...interesting.

    Now, for some reason, I kept thinking that Rasa - by Ava Luxe (not the extreme version) was a head without a body when I wear it. I could 'stare' at the beautiful heart of the fragrance but it seems to elude me because it lacked gravity.
    Until...quite accidentally - I applied Rasa over FDB. Odd - how beautiful it seems. The features of each intrigue me but together - they satisfy me. I am not someone who can identify notes etc. It's possible that this is actually hazardous in combination -but not to me.
    I am intrigued by the thought of layering and begin to hope that it will stop me from spending too much money on MORE bottles if I already have within my grasp, more possibilities.

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    Eau Sauvage (Dior) and Femme Individuelle (Montblanc). Gives me a 3D impression!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovethescents View Post
    Not a favorite but I had to post: had a spritz of Bois Farine on one wrist and FM's Dans tes Bras (thanks Haunani!) on the other. After giving husband a hug, he asked if I'd been eating popcorn. Popcorn??? Apparently the combo smells like just that! How strange! Off to make the real thing :-)
    LOL! How cute. My husband could never wrap his nose around Dans Tes Bras, as much as I loved it.

    All the delicious combos above sound so interesting and inspiring. I know her scents are not for everyone, but I just adore Jo Malone and her simple scents do layer well.

    Goldie- I agree with Lessa, your Cristalle and No19 layering ideas sound lovely.
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    Jicky extrait and EDP layered with Shalimar EDP is great.
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    Smile Re: What are your favourite perfume combinations?

    One layering that applies to men and women is Encre Noire (three spritz) Ambre Gris (one spritz. The ambre gris adds complexity and just a little sweetness. IIIIIIII like it!

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    Here's one I've just tried- a little crazy I know and I'm sure some will think it's horrible - Fracas EDP and touch of extrait and Youth Dew extrait - small amount . Not all on the same spot ! Not bad at all !
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    Oooh I'm fascinated by layering, another total newbie here though hehe.

    Mind you today I was wearing Kenzo flowers and layered it with some vanilla body spray, it was really quite yummy. Any more recs what I could layer with Flowers?

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    Birmane (Van Cleef & Arpels) and Bond Girl 007 (Avon). What a lilting spring effect! Only, it is quite ephemeral. But oh, the beauty of fairy dust.

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    "Baghari & Jo Malone Orange Blossom"

    That sounds a really nice combination actually. I'll have to try it.

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    Smile Re: What are your favourite perfume combinations?

    Dani California: There is another fragrance very similar to flowers you might try or possible even layer and that is Caron's Royal Bain de Caron.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Oooh I'm fascinated by layering, another total newbie here though hehe.

    Mind you today I was wearing Kenzo flowers and layered it with some vanilla body spray, it was really quite yummy. Any more recs what I could layer with Flowers?
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    Molinard Vanille is a great layering vanilla - I layer it with Allure most often.

    Organza Indecence and Perlier Aqua Serena is a great citrus & spice combo.

    YR monoi de Tahiti and Noix de Coco for a beachy scent.
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    Not intentional but I'm wearing three fragrances at the moment that are all working well together. I started the morning in Chanel No. 5 edt; then later on, just because, I added a spritz of Bourbon French Perfumery's Kus Kus edc (powdery sweet amber); then I added Marc Jacobs Lemon splash over that because I had just bought a bottle at Marshalls and wanted to try it. They all smell wonderful together! I'm now heading for the shower so I can do some afternoon testing.

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    Mitsouko eau de parfum (oakmoss replaced by treemoss, alas), plus (ephemeral) Hard Candy eau de parfum. Adds pizzazz! But Mitsouko wins (a tad more relaxed but integral)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintage*red View Post
    Baghari & Jo Malone Orange Blossom! I normally don't layer different scents (I figure that if the perfume is done well, there is no need). But there is something about these that make the sum greater than the two parts. I suspect that most Jo Malone colognes are perfect for layering.
    I agree with you about that - perfume done well, no need, I mean. I've never had the confidence for layering. I've dabbled a bit, but generally I just trust the people who spend their lives formulating these tremendous fragrances for us, that nothing really needs to be added. I may experiment if I ever run out of fabulous fragrances to buy and need something 'new'...
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    I think my favorite is Coco and Chanel 5. Like Opium with better ingredients.

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    I'll layer to add woody depths to a floral, or tone-down woods or oriental scents by amplifying the heart notes. I usually cross fragrance categories when layering, i.e. I rarely layer two straight floral fragrances or two oriental scents.

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    I layer Jo Malone's vetiver with all the feminine perfumes I got as presents or samples but find too sweet for my personality: Bulgari Rose Essentielle, Bulgari Omnia, Tauleto.
    By favourite layering is Mitsouko+Guerlain Vetiver: the notes they have in common (citrus, spice) are enhanced and the others (flowers and woods) balance one another perfecly.

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    Some of these combos sound so good my mouth is almost watering

    Wearing a fave Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint with JM Vintage Gardenia. Love this.

    I love to layer Montale White Musk or Kareem Abdul Egyptian Musk with anything.
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    I do not layer. I "offset." At the end of the day, I select another scent and apply it in places I have not applied the original, but there must be some commonality between the two. The second cancels out the first, but the olfactory imprint remains.

    If there is smoke, there must be fire: Tauer's Lonestar and Bulgari Black (or one of the CDG with either incense, rubber, or tar).

    A rose is a rose is (perhaps not) a rose: Mille et Une Rose (or Ghost) and Black Oud (I suspect I've misspelled this and am too lazy to look it up).

    But then: Une Rose and Habanita or Une Rose and Tann Rokka Aki (picking up powdery amber notes).

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    Cuiron layered with a big floral or sandalwood.
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    The best mix ever - Rousse SL + Un Bois Vanille SL. Awesome!

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    Thumbs up Accidently layering a good combo

    Has any one ever done this. I was deciding what to wear this morning, and deciding that Green Irish Tweed would go well for me today sprayed two shots on my neck, left and right. But then I realized that not enough juice came out of the bottle. I sprayed a couple more times and realized that I probably got about 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 sprays on me ( I need another bottle) so I felt I should spray something else on me. I chose Azzaro ph because I thought it was the closest thing to Git. I put 1 spray on my neck and 2 sprays on my chest. and went to work. I got 3 compliments today including an attractive young Lady I met in the elevator on the way to lunch. My God, I smelled really nice today. I think I was Over dosed on Lavender but the dry down was spectacular. when I got home I went into the basenotes fragrance reviews for both frags, and there I see. BASENOTES: Ambergris. both frags. I think that was it, I had a Ambergris Cocktail. I accidently chose a combo of frags that was super

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    Default Re: Accidently layering a good combo

    Yes, accidental layering combinations are nice. Here are some good ones I've noticed:

    Givenchy Pi Neo + Creed Santal Imperial

    The Creed adds sandalwood and ambergris to the base of the Givenchy.

    Hermès Un Jardin en Meditérranée + The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit

    Céline's scent adds floral and sweet notes to her father's dry and woody scent.

    Hermèssence Poivre Samarcande + Prada Infusion d'Iris

    The iris scent adds a sexy softness to the pepper and wood of the Hermès scent.

    I think you're right about adding ambergris. It's a damn nice addition in many combinations.
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    HMMMM interesting.

    I don't have Green Irish Tweed but I wonder if your discovery applies to Garrigue from MPG as I have that one. They have been described as similar on here....I'll check it out personally...

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    As I said before, I happened to accidentally put on some Dior Homme over Yves Rocher's Eau de Cedre Bleu and the result was just stunning.

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    For me, Eau des Baux and Fahrenheit.

    Another combo is Mugler Cologne and A*Men.
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    I accidentally layered two SL fragrances, something that I would never dare do because of the complexity and intensity of this house. It was Chene and after about three hours Daim Blond on top of it. It was amazing because Daim Blond transformed into something that could be named Cuir Fonce (Dark Leather). The leathery notes of DB took a completely different turn and an imortelle note that I would never have detected in Chene suddenly appeared giving it a very dark aspect. Magnificent!
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    I've discovered that layering egoiste and the reforumlated m7 yields something similiar to Chanel's Coromandel...

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