How to layer five of your favourite fragrances so they last longer

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How to layer five of your favourite fragrances so they last longer

Not sure how to make perfume last? We can help. Full disclosure: we can’t make your perfume last, like, full-blast for a whole 24 hours kind of last (though that would be the dream). We can, however,  let you in on the secret of how to make perfume last longer than it normally does. And trust us, once you start, you’ll never go back. The solution? Fragrance layering.  It’s the key to making perfume last longer, but it’s also risky business. Layering fragrances isn’t just spritzing all your favourites at once – if you do that they’ll compete with one another (and you’ll smell rank). The most straightforward way to nail fragrance layering is to go for notes that are already present in your go-to perfume or, even better, the same scent in a different form.

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Does your favourite fragrance come in a body wash, body lotion, shampoo or conditioner? That’s what you want to layer with. Those layers will build up the impact of your scent so it lasts longer.

If you want a long-lasting, easy-to-layer perfume, try one of the fragrances below. Each has other versions of the same scent, so you can layer away beauties.


L’OCCITANE Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc

Velvety iris pallida (blue iris from Grasse) and luminous Iris florentina (white iris from the Mediterranean) come together in this floral scent.

Layer: L’OCCITANE Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Eau de Toilette with the L’OCCITANE Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc Body Milk.

philosophy amazing grace

This clean floral fragrance blends jasmine blossoms, bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin, freesia, rose, muguet, fresh greens, passionfruit and musk.

Layer: philosophy amazing grace spray fragrance EDT with the philosophy amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel.

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig

Notes of grape leaf, floral crocus, Tuscan rose, amber and oakwood make up this warm tribute to summer in Italy.

Layer: The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Eau De Toilette with The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Body Cream.

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede

This fresh and feminine scent features notes of jasmine, rose, gillyflower, red apple, peony and soft suede.

Layer: Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Cologne with the Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash.

Molton Brown Pink Pepper

Try this fragrance on for a perfume with some bite. Pink pepper, tangerine, elemi oil, nutmeg, ginger oil, patchouli and cedarwood oil make up the spicy scent.

Layer: Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Eau de Toilette with the Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Nourishing Body Lotion.

Did you know fragrance layering was the secret trick to how to make perfume last? Do you use any scented body lotions or washes?

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