I layered Meharees with Pure Havane and it was fantastic.
Bond No 9 Bryant Park overwhelmed me when I tried it on. Seemed VERY feminine. I decided to tame it with Polo Green. WOW. I felt like a millionaire in an exclusive 80s night club.
I layered Meharees with Pure Havane and it was fantastic.
Have only layered different concentrations of the same scent. Otherwise, no layering for me.
Polo Green is a very nice scent (to my nose) so that makes sense.
Two that I've heard of,
Angel Men + Either Pure Malt or Pure Havane.
YSL L'Homme & D&G The One.
Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
DIOR Homme Intense
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
A recent favourite of mine is one shot of Fleur Du Male with one shot of Cerruti 1881.
Rich ultra floral with citrus streak.
I love layering fragrances and that seems to make me a bloody carcass in shark-infested waters on these boards. I find it fun to find something enjoyable and different.
I enjoy layering "simple" or "one note" fragrances with other more complicated fragrances to produce the more complicated fragrance with one added characteristic. For example, yesterday I layered I Profumi di Firenze's "Tabacco" with Smell Bent's "One" (dusty paperback atop vanilla-soaked woods) to reproduce "One" with a tobacco note. I was very pleased with the result - a heavier, earthier, tobacco-y "One."
I've also layered Demeter's "Cannabis Flower" or "Dirt" underneath woodsy (Dsquared2's He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood), vetiver-based (Lalique's Encre Noir), and/or orientals (Etro's Shaal Nur) with great success.
Himalaya + Platinum Egoiste is a combo i've been using the past few months, works really well.
I don't layer normally, but one I did by accident turned out very nice:
1 million + Acqua di Parma Colonia (very easy on the 1 million tho)
Current Winter Favorites:
1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
2. Brückner - Aoud 1
3. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
5. Creed - Royal Oud
6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
8. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
Has anyone tried a tobacco+leather?
That would be good.
Bond No 9 Andy Warhol smells(to me), like tobacco, vanilla, and leather. That is an amazing frag.
Chinatown Animale animale
I have layered Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Oud Wood. As well Tuscan Leather with Tobacco Vanille or Oud Wood. Those all work pretty well.
Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.
Joop PH + Jubilation XXV. The rich and slightly spicy fruitiness of Jubilation smooths and tones down the potent spiciness and sweetness of Joop and makes it smoother, while inversely, the Joop adds to the sweetness and spiciness of Jubilation, giving the fairly understated Jubilation a bit of an edge.
I call the two "Joopilation".
Tobacco Vanille layers really well with Tuscan Leather.
My current top ten:
1. Oud Wood
2. Straight to Heaven
3. Epic Man
4. Santal 33
5. Tonka Imperial
6. Pure Malt
7. Jubilation XXV
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
10. Terre D'Hermes
Serge Noir plus Rousse plus Tuberose Criminelle...big hit!
Interlude plus Epic Man... scored yesterday!
I've had great fun with this.
He Wood Silver Wind Wood + L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme (2:1)
Wonderful evening scent, adds a bit of woodsy powder to the Guerlain's enveloping cacao drydown. Elicits a stronger response from women than anything else I've worn before or since.
He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood + L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme (2:1)
Great for a brisk yet sunny spring day. The Miyake's sweetness is tempered by a smooth vetiver bite that stands out but still melds well with the yuzu due to its creaminess. Just be careful to be sparing with the Miyake; it can take over before you know it.
Animale Animale + Michael Jordan Legend (2:2)
The concentration here might seem high, but I find that both these fragrances' bottles have subpar sprayers so two sprays of each are needed to get any decent amount of liquid out. If your bottles are better, consider it a 1:1 instead. There's something in Animale's top that sits uneasily with the full-on sweetness of Legend, but about twenty minutes in, everything blends together into an incredibly singular accord. This is a sweet and funky date night scent, really quite remarkably unique. Would not wear this casually.
Live Jazz + Terre d'Hermes (2:1)
Sweet, dirty, sunny, fresh. The perfect thing for an outdoors party on a summer evening.
Edit: Almost forgot this flat-out amazing combination:
Eau des Baux + Aventus (1:1)
The incensey woods of EdB and the pineapple sweetness of Aventus are truly a match made in heaven, and later on they switch places gracefully as Aventus transitions into musk and woods while EdB turns up the vanilla. This combination is absolutely incredible, and it elicited an amazing number of positive reactions. Just be careful to not overdo it, since these are both relatively powerful scents. One spray of each is plenty.
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Tv + tl
I enjoy layering Lush perfume with Dirty perfume to get a fresh, minty, jasmine note especially in the summer. The effect is like having icy, cold, honey, jasmine tea with a touch of mint on a sizzling hot day.
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Adding a touch of Amouage Sandalwood Attar to Santal Noble works quite nicely.
In fact adding it to pretty much any supposed sandalwood scent will probably help.
Bois des Iles Extrait can be used the same way - both of these provide a real mysore base.
Never layered, find it a waste for both parfums that are involved.
Also never felt the need to - i test 2-3 times before buying a FB, not into decants, so all that I buy are for what they already are, not what they might be if I layer them.
Found a very interesting combo by accident the other day - Dior Homme Sport with Dsquared Silver Wind. Wow..
However, when I say "layering" I have to specify that the actual application should be separate so that each fragrance "breathes" independently. Like spraying Dior on the left wrist and Silver Wind on the right. Same with neck, two different scents each side..
Is that how layering is generally done? Cause it seems like a logical way to do it...
Never layered - as much as I don't "layer" food and don't watch 2 movies at the same time. But I do envy people who take the time to try layering and have succes in it.
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Found another wickedly good combination - Annick Goutal's Sables with I Profumi Di Firenze's Tabacco. Tabacco also layers exceptionally well with Jo Malone's Black Vetyver Cafe and Parfum di Nicolai's Baladin.