“Excuse me, can I please ask what fragrance you’re wearing?”
If I’m honest, and I always am, that’s a question I’m asked almost every other week. But, here’s the catch… It usually occurs when I’ve layered my scents to create something bespoke.
Tell me, how many times have you smelled a perfume and wished it were just a hint sweeter, a little lighter or perhaps a touch darker? Instead of sniffing thousands of scents in search of the perfect one (which sounds like a major headache – literally!), wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to wear the perfumes you already have better?
Layering fragrances may sound complicated, but it’s easier than you think – if you know how to do it.
Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Parfum, which is a classic chypre fragrance, explodes with the sticky nectar of blackcurrant. This can then be accentuated by the freshness of green, crisp pear, mandarin and freesia of Giorgio Armani Eau de Toilette while the vanilla bean and amber of Giorgio Armani Intense gives it depth and staying power.
Rose de Mai – which is at the heart of all three scents – is one of the most versatile, identifiable notes around. It adds decadence and a hint of romance to any perfume, but for real impact, it can be used to transform a familiar or iconic fragrance.
Amber, which appears in the Intense version, is another friendly note that works well with others. It’s warm, nuzzly and ideal for nighttime or colder seasons.
When layering (remember: just one spritz of each is enough), hair is a great fragrance diffuser and probably the best spot to spray fragrance if you want to make a lasting impression. However, because some fragrances can be high in alcohol, they can dry out your hair so only apply sparingly.
Worn alone, each of these alluring scents are exquisite in their own right (we particularly love Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Toilette in the summer evenings). But, when worn together, it’s a fragrance that will be memorable for all of the right reasons.
Tell me, do you layer your perfumes?