I came home from Jo Malone’s launch at Nordstrom Dadeland feeling seriously magical. Having a hand massage from an expert who helped me layer Jo Malone body cream with two light spritzes of complementary cologne made me feel like I was walking on clouds. The experience left me determined to understand the art of fragrance layering. So here’s how the experts do it.
How to Layer Fragrances
Step 1: Choose your favorite fragrance. I went with Peony & Blush Suede. The trick here is to determine whether you enjoy citrus, fruity, floral, spicy or woody fragrances. If you’re not sure, I highly suggest visiting their fragrance bar and really trying out various scents until you find the one that fits you best. They’re all nice, but fragrance is a personal thing and you should only wear what makes you feel good.
Step 2: Choose your combination and determine whether you’d like to make it a warmer scent or go with a fresher approach. Considering we’re in Miami, I went with a fresher Grapefruit scent. But I will definitely consider warmer scents during the fall and winter months.
Step 3: Layer these on their own by spraying one on lightly over the other or use a scented moisturizer as a carrier for the fragrance combo. Considering the humidity we all experience over the summer, I opted to keep the moisturizer strictly for bedtime. But I look forward to combining other warmer scents once the weather cools.
Shown in the picture (left to right): Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Bath Oil, Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne mini, and Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne mini.