Layering of fragrances is a way of blending two different scents to create an exquisite and unique blend, personal to the wearer.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Simply combining random perfumes will likely result in a sensory overload. Thus, knowing exactly how and which fragrances to incorporate is essential. However, doing it right is pretty easy once you learn the basics.
LAYERING FRAGRANCES – BASICS
Think about how heavy each fragrance is. When layering, heavier scents should be sprayed first so they don’t overpower their lighter counterparts. Avoid combining two scents that are too dark and heady—they can be overwhelming when used together.
Look at the families you layer. To play it safe, start by layering scents that are in or close to the same scent family or category. Alternatively, any fragrance with vanilla, musk, and citrus scents are all “safe” notes that work well in most layering situations. Vanilla adds a sweet creaminess, musk brings out a spicy sultriness, and citrus adds a bright, refreshing touch.
Once you’ve decided your pair, layer the stronger of the two on your skin first and then spritz the second one on immediately to allow the combination to really blend.
Inspired by the opulence of 18th Century French floral fragrances, this is an exquisitely feminine scent.
MOROCCAN MYRRH to sensualise. The evening incense and wood accords of Moroccan Myrrh, strike a deeply, sensual chord in this pairing.
VENETIAN VIOLET to highlight. Add this violet symphony to the “flower girl” theme of Millefleur and create your own floral bouquet.
OLD WORLD JASMINE
The beautiful and exotic scent of jasmine’s night-time bloom remains the inspiration behind this ever-fashionable fragrance.
SEVILLIAN NEROLI to invigorate. Imbue Old World Jasmine with a morning awakeness by blending the fruity zest of Neroli with its white floral heart.
ASSAM OUDH to intensify. Smokiness and rich woods deepen the mystery of the delectable white flowers of Old World Jasmine.
Luxurious and sophisticated notes of rose make this the most poignant and poetic of fragrances.
NEAPOLITAN BERGAMOT to enliven. Add zesty green, just-picked freshness to our rosy favourite for a pretty, daytime twist.
PERSIAN THÉ to beautify. Delicately smoked and spiced evening undertones compliment the sweetness of Evelyn Rose.
FRUITY & SWEET
PEAR & PINK MAGNOLIA
A fruity floral fragrance bursting with botanical allure, perfect for day to night wear.
FLORENTINE FREESIA to illuminate. Made for each other, the pear and rainbow flowers create a delicious and airy fresh fragrance.
OTTOMAN ROSE to accentuate. Subtle complexity and depth emerge when you partner these two scents with one another – perfect for evening wear.
Crabtree & Evelyn is world renowned for its quality fragrances, beautifully presented gifts and indulgent bath and body collections.
Inspired by nature, the brand draws on its rich heritage and knowledge of plants to offer botanically inspired products which enliven the senses and add a touch of luxury to everyday rituals.
Crabtree & Evelyn concept stores are located in:
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