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    Default VIW & layering

    I tried the last weeks to layer VIW with Molecule 01 and the result is very good.
    It gives more deepness to the fragance and enhance its different element.
    Also I have the impression that longevity is far better (VIW have does not have, by nature, a strong longevity)

    I used Molecule01 also layered with other summer scents. Another one that gave me good results is DHC

    Have you experienced similar things ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secondsmell View Post
    Have you experienced similar things ?
    No, but glad you found it to your liking. Love VIW by the way but only by itself.
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    I've layered Molecule 01 with pretty much all my frags including VIW. It does add an element of deepness and works with pretty much all fragrances, but it does absolutely nothing for longevity.

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    I always layer "VIW".

    I layer 5 sprays of "VIW" with another 10 sprays of "VIW".

    Works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I always layer "VIW".

    I layer 5 sprays of "VIW" with another 10 sprays of "VIW".

    Works well.
    you must smell like a coconut tree

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    Love VIW. Never tried layering it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secondsmell View Post
    you must smell like a coconut tree
    I smell like Coconut Lime Verbena by Bath & Body Works.
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    When you layer them, do you spray the Molecule 01 first and then spray VIW directly on top of it? Or spray it nearby?

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    Love Molecule 01. Love VIW. I have never mixed them, or anything else really. Maybe I will try it sometime though!
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    Default Re: VIW & layering

    I love VIW as it is...without any layering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM89 View Post
    When you layer them, do you spray the Molecule 01 first and then spray VIW directly on top of it? Or spray it nearby?
    First Molecule 01, then VIW on it

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    Hello. Here you go with your answers to the whole 'layerying/adding ISO E Super' with other Fragrances. I had the same question and this pretty much sums it up.

    Thread is here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/410...e-project-more

    Iso E Super isn't a magical chemical booster. What combining a fragrance with Molecule 01 does is create a fragrance that is 50% of a fragrance and 50% Molecule 01. I know that seems obvious, but really, that's what it is.

    For the sake of numbers, let's say you poured 10ml of Royal Mayfair and 10ml of Molecule 01 into a 20ml decent bottle, and you let it sit for a month. When you finally wear it, each spray will only be 1/2 Royal Mayfair... thus, the smell of Royal Mayfair will be weak, because it'll only be half as strong as it was on its own. You're not wearing a spray of Royal Mayfair anymore. You're wearing a spray that's only half Royal Mayfair, because the combo scent you made will also be 50% the smell of Molecule 01... but again, the Molecule 01 will only smell half as strong as you're used to when wearing it on its own.

    That being said, if Royal Mayfair and Molecule 01 smell really good together, then the combination could be nice. But I seriously doubt it'd smell better than Royal Mayfair would on its own (because, really, if adding a ton of Iso E Super would have improved Royal Mayfair, Creed would have added a ton of Iso E Super to it already... kind of like Terre d'Hermes, for example, which smells fantastic and has a ton of Iso E Super).

    So, your combination scent probably wouldn't smell as good as Royal Mayfair smelled on its own... but ...it might last longer since Iso E Super lasts a long time on skin, and it might have more of an airy diffusive sort of smell, since that's how Iso E Super smells... but it wouldn't be as long lasting or as airy and diffusive as Molecule 01 on its own, because Molecule 01 has twice as much Iso E Super as your combination scent would have (because, math. Your combo scent would be 50% Royal Mayfair and 50% Molecule 01).


    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I always layer "VIW".

    I layer 5 sprays of "VIW" with another 10 sprays of "VIW".

    Works well.
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