Start simple One and two-note fragrances are ideal for layering, and they are becoming increasingly popular. So popular, in fact, that you probably already own at least one. Take, for example, the Gucci Flora Garden Collection, $100 each, which is comprised of five scents: Gorgeous Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose, Glorious Mandarin, Generous Violet, and Glamorous Magnolia. Each perfume highlights a single flower. "Simplicity makes fragrances more approachable," says Scent Bar co-owner Adam Eastwood. "They're unfussy and casual at the same time -- you don't have to think too much about it." Wright points out that vanilla, amber, or coconut-based scents are also easy to layer because these notes tend to go well with everything.
Meanwhile, the only time you should avoid layering fragrances altogether is if you're dedicated to a statement perfume. "With something like Chanel No. 5 you don't want to overwhelm the fragrance -- it's meant to be distinct," says Eastwood. "You want to go unscented with your bath and body products if you're wearing a scent like this."
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