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    So I am testing some fresh scents for upcoming summer and I put TF Venetian Bergamot on, thinking it was weaker I am getting ready for bed so I sprayed my nightly frag spray (for my own enjoyment) tonight TF Amber Absooute. I thought it was gonna overpower the Venetian Bergamot to the point I couldn't smell it.

    Well WOW, just wow, I didn't think I could layer anything with AA, this works so well, it still smells like the best of both fragrances but they are enhancing each other. I haven't had luck layering like this before. Seriously need to get some Venetian bergamot now.

    Any of you guys have dumb luck like this? This might make my AA wearable in the summer! (AA is one of my all time favorites)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad-a View Post
    Any of you guys have dumb luck like this?
    Nope, but glad you found the winning combination!
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    I was decanting Xerjoff Lira and Jo Malone Orange Bitters and managed to get both on my hand, once they dried down together it was amazing
    My top 30

    1. Gucci Envy / D&G By Man
    2. MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 /Cedrat Boise
    3. Costarela / TFK Arab Spring
    4. Dior Homme Intense / D&G The One EDP
    5. Dior Homme Cologne / Chez Bond
    6. Pegasus / Aventus
    7. Antidote / By the Fireplace
    8. Gucci Pour Homme / Armani Attitude
    9. Oajan / Layton
    10. Code Ice / M7
    11. Santal Majuscule / Reflection Man
    12. ADG / Hamptons
    13. Habdan / Chanel Edition Blanche
    14. Lira / Dior Homme Sport 2012
    15. Citric Santa Eulalia / Neroli Boheme

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    I am not a fan of layering......that being said, I accidentally sprayed on Great Jones when there was a good amount of Midnight in Paris left over on my skin and it was really nice
    Currently wearing: Sunshine Man by Amouage

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    Ormonde Jayne's Zizan + Isfarkand. They compliment each other pretty well IMO.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    I rarely layer, but on a whim tried one spray This Is Not a Blue Bottle + two sprays Aventus. It's since become a favorite combo!

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    So far, only by accidentally layering Yves Rocher Eau de Cedre Bleu and Dior Homme- while liking the first, less favorable about the second, yet personally perceived the end result of this combination as awesome
    Currently wearing: Open by Roger & Gallet

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    Try TF Noir (EDP) and Bvlgari Man in Black. Crazy powdery incense drydown that bears no resemblance to either frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad-a View Post
    So I am testing some fresh scents for upcoming summer and I put TF Venetian Bergamot on, thinking it was weaker I am getting ready for bed so I sprayed my nightly frag spray (for my own enjoyment) tonight TF Amber Absooute. I thought it was gonna overpower the Venetian Bergamot to the point I couldn't smell it.

    Well WOW, just wow, I didn't think I could layer anything with AA, this works so well, it still smells like the best of both fragrances but they are enhancing each other. I haven't had luck layering like this before. Seriously need to get some Venetian bergamot now.

    Any of you guys have dumb luck like this? This might make my AA wearable in the summer! (AA is one of my all time favorites)
    Congrats on your layering success. According to several TF SAs I've talked to, the private blend collection, while great alone, is encouraged to be layered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakan View Post
    Congrats on your layering success. According to several TF SAs I've talked to, the private blend collection, while great alone, is encouraged to be layered.
    They actually have specific recommended layering combos and have a chart out there for SA's to use
    Currently wearing: Lilac by Roja Dove

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    Once I accidentally sprayed a 2015 version of Aventus on top of a 2011 batch of Aventus.
    AMAZING!!!
    It smelled like Aventus.


    I do not believe in layering and avoid wearing more than one scent a day to avoid such. As an artist I trust other artists to present a completed piece. I would never add graffiti to a Picasso sketch for example.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (33 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (31 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (27 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (22 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (20 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (19 wears)

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Default Re: Best Accidental Layering Discovery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I do not believe in layering and avoid wearing more than one scent a day to avoid such. As an artist I trust other artists to present a completed piece. I would never add graffiti to a Picasso sketch for example.
    This doesn't actually add anything constructive to the discussion.

    On topic, I put some Ultra Male on forgetting that I had used Kouros a few hours earlier. It worked surprisingly well but I haven't been tempted to risk it again

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    Allure Homme Sport with Allure Home sport Eau Extreme. I do it just about every time I wear either of these two. Works great in the Florida heat. Also, by mistake, I put Aqua Di Parma Leather on top of Aventus. OUTSTANDING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Allure Homme Sport with Allure Home sport Eau Extreme. I do it just about every time I wear either of these two. Works great in the Florida heat. Also, by mistake, I put Aqua Di Parma Leather on top of Aventus. OUTSTANDING.
    AHSEE by itself is outstanding in warmer weather, I can see how that combo would work well.

    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin (or even LLAM Intense) over Fahrenheit Parfum works very well but I didn't discover this accidentally - LLAM and FP have a shared liquorice and vanilla notes so I tried it out and got lucky.

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    I sprayed AdP Colonia on top of 1 Million that I had been wearing for a while already (lightly) - smelled great. A tiny little bit of 1 Million really enhanced the citrus in the Colonia. Certainly not a 1:1 ratio of course - more like 4:1 Colonia:1 Million. Worked really well IMO.
    Current Winter Favorites:

    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Creed - Royal Oud
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    This doesn't actually add anything constructive to the discussion.
    Does this?
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (33 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (31 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (27 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (22 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (20 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (19 wears)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Does this?
    My answer is actually implicit in the part of my post you forgot to quote

    Back on topic again, Grey Flannel and Burberry Touch was a happy accidental layering combo I forgot about till I put Touch on today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestbrummie View Post
    My answer is actually implicit in the part of my post you forgot to quote
    That was my point too. You only quoted part of my post and not my Aventus layering discovery, nor the emoji indicating a joke.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (33 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (31 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (27 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (22 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (20 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (19 wears)

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
    Currently wearing: H.M. by Hanae Mori

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    Parfum de Marly Oajan + Shay and blue Salt Caramel.

    All the ladies, including fat dude at my job wanted to eat me.

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    Chrome azzaro+Cuba wild heart
    Has a unique freshness not bad
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Oud oil with anything with roses
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Eau de Rochas Homme (vintage) & Swiss Arabian Mukhalat Malaki Oil
    Wonderful fresh oriental thing ...
    Currently wearing: Sandalo by Etro

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    Bvlgari black and CDG black!!

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    Crazy enough, Old Spice Original layered with Creed Millisime Imperial smells incredible.

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    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme under Byredo Mojave Ghost. Would have never thought to do this on purpose, but it smelled amazing.

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