For a truly unique scent experience, layer it up
When it comes to fragrance, there's nothing quite as fun as playing with perfume layering. A strategic application of two or more of your favourite Jorum Studio perfumes (we'd stop at two usually, three at a push – but you do you) can create a wholly new scent experience, breathing new life into your fragrance wardrobe and bringing a new perspective on those fragrance classics and unique niche fragrances you think you know inside out. Chances are, you'll be surprised!
How to layer perfume from our in-house Scottish perfumer:
1. Try before you apply
A great way to get a sense of how fragrances will layer is to make like you're in a perfume shop: spray them on a piece of absorbent card, either on top of or next to each other. You won't get the same experience as perfume on skin, but it should give a good indication of whether you'll like the combination before you spray it on yourself.
2. Think about placement
Pulse points are a great place to start: you could spray one scent on your wrists and another on your inner elbows or neck. You can also layer fragrances directly over one another for a different experience altogether, or wear one scent on your skin and another on your clothes (natural fibres hold scent best, like linen, cotton and wool).
The fun of perfume is ultimately in self expression and creativity – so don't be afraid to push boundaries and try out new and interesting combinations. When thinking about how to layer scents, good place to start is to think about notes that you know work well together (we like rose and vetiver, bergamot and orris, black pepper and leather... the list goes on) and go from there. You'll discover your new bespoke perfume combination in no time.
Some of our favourite unique fragrance layering combinations:
Rose Highland adds beautiful floral softness and a salty, mineral quality to Paradisi's bitter citrus, white floral warmth and verdant green, earthy goodness. Both perfumes share a delicious pepperiness that's amplified when layering. An unexpected duo discovered by our co-founder Chloe!
Gorseland takes the apple and honey elements of Athenaeum and amps them to the max, adding a juicy, sweet-sour quality. Both fragrances share wildflower elements, while Athenaeum's Gurjun balsam and polished oak bring a pensive woody depth to Gorseland's raucous joy.
Fantosmia lends a darker, peppery fruitiness and earthy tea spin to Healing Berry's natural berry-oat lightness – perfect for taking Healing Berry from day to night. Another unexpected combination that works beautifully.