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    Original Aoud and Avignon are nice together. Thats the extent of my layering experiments.
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    Lapidus Pour Homme (1 spritz) + Bijan Men (2 spritzes) = Balenciaga Pour Homme

    I am not kidding here. Try it.

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    One of my favorites is layering Bois du Portugal, then two sprays of Joop!, then a healthy serving of Brut on the top. By far my best compliment getter.

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    I love layering Jo Malones Grapefruit with Bond 9 Eau De New York, its a citrus , fresh, over the top " you will notice me scent"

    And I also love to layer Santa Maria Novella Gold Musk with SMN signature cologne

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    I once layered Duro and MKK and that was a nice combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Most creeds and bonds layer well
    Interesting. Do you by any chance know if Gramercy Park layers well with anything. Sorry, I only have one Bond at the moment, but do have a few Creeds. And I am really curious about how their scents would layer. If I could trouble you to make a brief list, I'd be extremely grateful. Many thanks.

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    Lately, I discovered that YSL Rive Gauche and Ungaro III go very well together.

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    I don't wear layers per se, but was messing around once and found that Encre Noire and CdG Kyoto blend well together. Kyoto brought the depth I sometimes feel Encre lacks.

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    Tom Ford Italian Cypress as a base and TF Amber Absolute on top

    For a date one time, I layered Black Afgano and Guerlain L'Instant Extreme. I got more than a goodnight kiss..

    This week, I have been playing with TF Bois Marocain and Costume National Scent Intense and finally got the proportion right (2 to 1).

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    DULLAH; That sound like a great combination. Where did you get the Rose/Sandalwood oil attar, if I may ask?
    I make it myself. It's about 75/25 Turkish Rose absolute with Australian Sandalwood oil. The pink, not-too-sharp Rose and the smooth/spicy sandalwood is just what Paul smith Story needs to smell natural. It's amazing how one or two very good naturals can make a synthetic green heart accord seem much more natural.

    I originally got he idea from wearing paul smith story on top of spots which a week prior had been saturated with Colonia, and i do mean SATURATED. SO all that was left of the AdP Colonia was the tonka and rose, and with paul smith story it smelled perfect.

    Another one I will tell:

    Nearly everytime i wear MI, which by itself i find a little too sweet, i use a 80/10/10 body rub of citronellol/citral/Australian Sandalwood oil. Citronellol is a sour lemont scent which lasts ALL DAY literally. Citral smells exactly like lemon drops, so I use a little of that. And the Australian Sandalwood oil is just almost always suitable as a light woody scent under all else. I like it better than Mysore tbh. Alpha santalols are more to my liking than beta.


    Oh btw, these percentages are of the smelly ingredients. They constitute like 60% of the mixture, The rest is mostly jojoba.
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    I'm not a fan of layering, and I really don't like using a fragrance in conjunction with its ancillary body products, because it can be overkill. I remember when I bought the whole M7 range and would use everything together-- it would just clear out a room and I got the message.

    Strangely though, I've been using just the M7 shower gel before leaving the house (it's strong enough on its own) and then dabbing just a TOUCH of M7 Fresh from a vial onto my neck and wrist--just the slightest tad, and I find that this combo of the original M7 shower gel and M7 Fresh EDT is a really good fit-- as long as you go light.

    In terms of mixing scents, I don't do it much, but I was intrigued once by an old thread about combinations of different Creeds-- One of the things I mixed-- I think it was Millesime Imperial and Tabarome Millesime--was actually really nice.

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    I think layering was created a marketing ploy. I'm sure it's fun to experiment, but... seems rather unlikely that people would come up with something THAT much better on accident. Wait a minute... I haven't been to the local mall to sniff any new releases lately.
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    Favorites so far, and pardon me for sounding juvenile.

    Sexy like a chocolae straberry- 1 part a*men 1 part Paco rabanne Black XS
    Zombie- 1 Part Kurous 2 parts polo explorer

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    I hardly ever experiment with layering, but one combo I do like is Guerlain's Nahema with YSL's M7, in equal proportions.

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    I tend to do a lot of layering with Encre Noire (and I see I'm not alone). It just seems to last forever and imparts a great dark vetiver base to whatever else I put over it.

    EN + Arpege edp (pour femme) = great jasmine and sandalwood vetiver
    EN + Cabaret de Gres = great vetiver-rose
    EN + M7 = great vetiver, amber, oud
    EN + 3eme Homme = smokey vetiver and flowers
    EN + Shalimar edc = dark vanilla and vetiver

    etc... etc.

    I am also currently enamored with Mitsouko edp over Gucci PH for adding an incense note to the chypre queen for the winter.
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    Anyone ever tried Patchouli 24 with CdG's Ouarzazate ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V View Post
    Bulgari PH + Eau Sauvage. Equal sprays of each. It is really incredible: a beautiful, citrus, summer musk.
    I can imagine that would be nice! I blend a couple shots of Eau Sauvage with a tiny bit of patchouli fragrance oil for darkness/depth/earthiness and a bit of Kiehl's Original Musk Oil to amplify and round out the bottom. Love it! Gotta go easy on the patchouli though.

    Sometimes I alter this combo by using one spray Eau Sauvage and two shots Armani Emporio He, to get a nice lemon/orange blend, adding the patchouli and musk oil! That works nicely too. Have also substituted Creed Bois de Cedrat in place of the Eau Sauvage.

    I could never find a really good fragrance with pronounced clove, so I got some clove fragrance oil--layer a few drops of that onto an appropriate fragrance, and I like that too. Only drawback of some fragrance oil is a slight chemical/synthetic smell, but it's still worth it.

    By the way, I usually layer on different areas of the chest to avoid mixing the juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicemeister View Post
    I could never find a really good fragrance with pronounced clove...
    You should definitely check out MPG Secret Melange and Caron's L'Anarchiste, two amazing clove-prominent scents!
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    Layering Czech & Speake No. 88 with Puig Sybaris works quite nice to me.

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    1 part Creed Millesime Imperial + 1/4 part Creed Virgin Island Water.... truly amazing stuff

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    The only two i will wear outside the house:
    Creed Bois de Cedrat/Bois de Santal
    Amouage Homage/Tom Ford Oud Wood

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    a*men and grey flannel = chocolate with berries!

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    Lately I discovered that smaller quantities of floral or gourmand male frags (almost no limitation, I felt free to improvise with almost any designer or niche frag belonging to these categories) mingles very well with Knize Ten. While the leathery, almost earthy notes of Knize add these rather hyper-modern and experimental frags the edge and virility they need (and may even lack), the gourmand and floral notes of the latter mingle very well with the powdery, softer, more subtle side of Knize, so the results of this mutually advantageous exchange may be divine.

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    I occasionally add a couple of sprays of Lost March Din Dan on top of Carthusia Mediterraneo in the Summer to add more lemon to the fragrance. Both are nice on their own though and layering just means your bottles will not last as long.

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    A crazy-good one I found by chance today: Guerlain's Habit Rouge. . . just when it's drying down, maybe two or three hours into it, overlay a thin sheen of Creed's Chevrefeuille Original. This is really interesting. The anise-heavy Creed complements the citrus-civet accord of HR in an amazing and unexpected way. It brings the HR back to life in half a second, and you can go on enjoying the playful combo for hours longer. The HR brings down the licorice just a pinch, and the CO leavens the potentially abrasive citrus tang of HR. They wrestle for dominance for quite some time. This is probably not something you want to wear to the office, but for a quirky, fun fragrance experience/experiment, try it. Probably best in chilly weather. Altogether arty and arresting. Interested to know if this worked for anyone else.

    Also, re Dullah's post above, I found this one last night: Two Creeds, Royal Scottish Lavender with Chevrefeuille Original. I started with RSL, and about an hour into it I layered in a thin spray of CO. Worked rather nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    Anyone ever tried Patchouli 24 with CdG's Ouarzazate ?
    I tried this combination out yesterday based on your mention here. I thought it worked pretty well.

    I adjusted the dosing a couple of times but wasn't really able to achieve a fusion - I was always either sensing one or the other as predominant. In the long run, Patchouli 24 lasts a lot longer on me than Ouarzazate.

    Both of these strike me as good candidates for layering with other scents since they're both relatively legible, providing a smoky or peppery aspect, respectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captcrunch View Post
    1 part Creed Millesime Imperial + 1/4 part Creed Virgin Island Water.... truly amazing stuff
    I n t e r e s t i n g. I will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    Avignon is the king of layering.
    So this is a list of things that I have found layer well with it:
    Feminite du Bois
    Vetiver
    Timbuktu

    And also, No.19 doused with abandon over a spray or two of timbuktu is nice in the summer
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    agar aura indian spice pure oud with duro....heaven!!!
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