Fragrance Layering

jo malone fragrance jo malone perfume jo malone perfume combining jo maone creamWhen it comes to beauty, fragrance is probably the thing I know the least about. I know what I like and what I don’t but not really why and I am absolutely useless at describing scents.

I was told a while ago that Jo Malone fragrances are designed to be layered, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them all individually but instead that you can makeup something perfect for you by mixing two perfumes together. Since I know very little about fragrance I never gave this a go, I was interested in the concept but too scared to try it myself.

I recently popped into Jo Malone to find out a little more and for my own Fragrance Combining Consolation. Naturally we went through to find the sort of scents that I like but we also spoke about my favourite colour and my happy place. I mentioned that I really loved the new Fragrance Intense Orris and Sandal wood which she recommended I could layer with either Mimosa and Cardamom or Blackberry and Bay. I’m actually not a huge fan of Mimosa & Cardamom but combined with Orris and Sandalwood is the most perfect scent for me.

I ended up picking my favourite combination as Blackberry & Bay with Wood Sage & Sea Salt. The other interesting thing is that you can layer with their Body Cremes too and not just with the actual colognes, I ended up getting Wood Sage & Sea Salt as a Body Creme (although the Cologne is top of my wishlist) which I plan to wear under my Blackberry & Bay Cologne but apparently Mimosa & Cardamom also works well!

I feel like I’ve just added so many new fragrances to my collection just by learning with ones work well layered together, it’s amazing that mixing two fragrances can take an evening fragrance and turn it into a funner day one. I also just discovered the Jo Malone France Combining Tool on their website so I can’t wait to discover which other of my fragrances I can wear together!

I’d highly recommend popping into a Jo Malone store for a Fragrance Combining Consultation which are available in most stores, particularly if you’re after a signature scent, are getting married or just love fragrance!

Have you tried layering fragrance? Which fragrances do you like to layer?


  1. 7th February 2016 / 8:50 am

    I feel like I’ve learnt so much about fragrance from reading this as it’s an area I have no clue about. I love the idea of layering to create your perfect scent, if I had the money to spare Jo Malone would be the first place I go! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  2. 7th February 2016 / 1:50 pm

    I have several Jo Malone perfumes but I never actually tried layering them… Guess I should go ask for advice first then!

  3. 7th February 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Wow, you have so many gorgeous JM fragrances! I love Wood Sage & Sea Salt layered with Lime, Basil & Mandarin. I got Pomegranate Noir for Christmas & don’t really like it but am thinking of getting English Pear & Freesia to layer with it & see if that works xx


  4. Isabelle Kate Goodall-Munroe
    7th February 2016 / 10:40 pm

    May I just say I’m RIDICULOUSLY jealous of your Jo Malone scent collection? Amazing! I love layering fragrances, I find its the perfect way to create a fragrance that is yours and only yours if that makes sense? I love having something that’s personal to me!

    Isabelle |

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