Layering Fragrances


I recently attended the Jo Malone launch at Nordstrom Dadeland and discovered my new obsession for layering fragrances. Here’s how the pros do it.

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.

To customize your own signature Jo Malone scent, try their layering app. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Do you have a signature Jo Malone scent combo? Would love to know how you pair them!

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.

Fragrances courtesy of Jo Malone. Photography by Tony Espinoza Photography.



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