Fragrance Layering 101 - What is it and how to Layer Perfumes?

Hi, dolls!
Today I am bringing you another 101 - a complete guide to layering your fragrances. If you're interested to learn more about what layering fragrances actually is and how to do it properly, let's get right into it!

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What is Fragrance Layering?
Originally developed in the Middle East, fragrance layering is - quite simply - a technique which allows you to mix two or more scents together in order to create your own personal scent. 

I actually learnt how to layer fragrances after Kayali has launched. For those of you that don't know, Kayali (translated from Arabic to 'my imagination') is a fragrance brand by Mona and Huda Kattan also known from Huda Beauty or Wishful. Kayali's fragrances are designed to be layered and combined together to create a scent that is truly yours. After completing my Kayali collection, I was able to mix scents together and later layer them with my other favourite fragrances. 


How To Layer Fragrances?
There are many ways you can layer your fragrances together but it's important to remember to spray scents in order of intensity, so they don't get overpowered. Always spray the strongest scent first before topping it up with the lighter of the pair. However, layering fragrances doesn't mean you have to spray one scent on top of the other - you can spray one scent on your neck and the other on your wrist or even apply fragrance after using a scented lotion.


Best Combinations 
When it comes to layering fragrances, there is no right or wrong. This is because layering allows you to find your own perfect, unique scent, so you are allowed to layer whatever fragrances you wish together. However, it's best to avoid combining two scents that are strong and heavy as they can be overwhelming when used together and even give you a headache. As already mentioned, it's best to apply a heavier scent first and a lighter one on top to create a nice layering. 

Some of layering examples I've tried and loved











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I hope you have enjoyed this post and learnt something new about fragrance layering. My current favourite layer is wearing Citrus by Kayali on top of Good Girl. Let me know your favourite combos in the comments down below! xo

PS. This post is in no way sponsored by Mona but I just had to add it because her entire Kayali collection is incredible and she truly knows her fragrance stuff. If you want to learn more about layering fragrances, I truly recommend you to check out and follow Mona Kattan's instagram page. She does incredible posts about fragrances and gives so many great and useful tips.

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14 comments

  1. I've never tried layering fragrances, probably because I'm just scared it'll be too overwhelming. After reading this, I think I'm going to finally try it and see how it goes!

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    1. I think as long as you don’t layer two heavy fragrances together it won’t be too overwhelming. Can’t wait to see what you think once you try it! 💖

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  2. Layering sounds super interesting, will give it a go.

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  3. I actually always wondered how to layer properly! Not really sure what fragrances would go best together. I guess it’s time to experiment! Thanks girl for another great post 😉

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    1. Let me know what layers you find interesting! And thank you ❤️

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  4. Thanks for sharing this post, looks soo great!

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  5. Layering sounds fun! Thanks for teaching me something new xx

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  6. I absolutely love layering fragrances, I feel like it gives such a depth to a scent!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. I love my Deja Vu by Kayali. Would love to try more to layer🙈

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    1. What’s a Kayali scent you’re looking to try next? 💓

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