Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady


You’ve probably heard of fragrance layering, but are you aware that you probably already do it?  You’re definitely more hip than you think you are!

Most folks already layer their scents by bathing with a scented shower gel, body wash or soap.  Some people stop right there in their self-scenting mission, but most usually add on a scented body lotion, body spray, body oil and/or a perfume to complete their own unique scent.  You can make it as simple or as complicated as you’d like depending on your preferences.

I have already discussed that I have multiple choices of body cleansers in my shower depending on my mood and needs that day.  Whichever one I choose sets the base that I build on once I step outside my shower’s door.  If I plan on wearing an outfit that will show my legs, I will next layer on a lightly scented body lotion (I discuss my go to scent here, but I also like fruity scented lotions too).  After that, it’s not uncommon for me to use a scented body spray (I tend to choose sweet fruity ones – currently I’m all about this one).  At this point I regularly put on an oil perfume roll from Frog Garden Crafts (She has hundreds of scents and will make custom scents too! I love way too many to list here, but a couple of my favorite scents I use in layering is Black Raspberry Vanilla and Vanilla Noel) to my pulse points, then sometimes will finish it off with a few spritzes of a perfume or cologne (two of my favorites to use on the top of layering are here).

When all is said and done, I have built my own signature scent that nobody else has and few would be able to replicate without the recipe!  A few tips about fragrance layering:

  1. Use your lightest fragrances as bases working up to the strongest scents on top.
  2. When in doubt, check the notes of a perfume that you want to use in layering and use other bases that have some of those same notes.
  3. Start simple and work your way up to layering more complicated scents as you learn what works with what and which scents don’t play well with others.
  4. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
  5. Have fun!

Do you have a favorite scents you like to layer with?  Share them in the comments!


6 thoughts on “Fragrance Layering

  1. I never heard of scent layering! Fascinating.

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    1. hethrgood says:

      Anyone can have a signature scent!

      Liked by 1 person

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