Layering Scents is a Thing and It Can Make You Smell Like You Got Life Figured Out
Scents are great because these instantly hint a person’s character. A spritz here and there can actually change a person’ vibe from dull to vivacious, and the kind of scent one uses can reflect one’s personality.
Moreover, spraying on a scent is like an extension of bath time, a necessary routine for both women and men. Personally, I prefer layering scents during the rainy season when I notice scents last longer on skin than they would on an ordinary sunny ~sweaty~ day.
Want to know how to extend the scent of your favorite perfume and your other-scented splendor once you spray them on? Here are some easy tips:
1. Lather on lotion.
Go for plain lotion on skin after, but if you want to use scented lotion, go for one that would complement your perfume of choice. Floral or fresh garden-scented lotions could go well with similar scents, or floral or citrus-based perfume. Swatch several perfumes on your inner wrists to find out which scent combination suits your skin the most and what matches your olfactory sense as well.
2. Put perfume on key points of your body.
The perfume should be sprayed on your pulse points - the nape, chest area, rub or dab at the back of your ears, inner wrists, inner elbow and behind the knees. Do not overspray, or over dab in case you’re using a rollerball perfume. Blend the scent and wait for the perfume to settle in your skin before you add another layer.
Right now, for a feminine mood, my favorite is Gap’s 1969 Eau de Toilette “Imagine” which has a fruity-floral scent. I’ve been using it ever since because it’s pleasant to the smell. Of course, our individual taste or preferences for perfume could vary. Just make sure the combination you picked out would not cause your head to ache or would not cause any sensitive reaction on skin.
3. Prepare for a lighter third layer of scent.
After the first layer which was your perfume, spray on a second layer that’s lighter than the first. Maybe a body mist or a cologne before leaving for work or going to usual activities. My rule of the thumb is the second scent must not repel the first one and must blend smoothly when worn together on skin. Personally, I think the lighter scent should give the wearer a hint of freshness while the first layer, should be your signature scent which you want people to remember or recall you for.
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4. Don't forget your crowning glory.
Then as a final layer, use a spray-on scent to freshen the hair. On a long commute, the hair usually takes the dirt and grime, so a conditioning hair mist could help freshen your locks even hours after bath time. We wouldn't want smelling like dry scalp, would we?
My own pick is Human Nature’s Conditioning Hair Mist in Tropical Bloom. It is usually available in selected grocery stores and prominent malls or get it online!