Fragrance layering is an art form. Essentially, you can layer any fragrance just so long as the notes in one compliments the notes in the other. Most fragrances tend to be very complex in their makeup however, therefore it is best to experiment with those that have more singular notes.
Fortunately, there are fragrances that are actually designed for layering and take the guesswork out of an otherwise daunting endeavour. Following in the path of brands such as TokyoMilk, The Blend, and Jo Malone, Philosophy has just launched their own line of layering fragrances, aptly named My Philosophy.
The new collection consists of six different scents to layer or wear alone, and they have just launched exclusively at Philosophy and Sephora. The bottles are very similar to the bottles of their other fragrances, elegant and simplistic. Each bottle is 1 oz. and retails for $40. There is also a fragrance coffret that contains all six that is $85. These are Eau de Parfums, so you are actually getting a better quality fragrance.
This is a sweet citrus, with notes of Moroccan Orange Flower, Sparkling Pink Grapfruit, and Golden Amber. This would make for a perfect top layer.
This creamy gourmand blend of White Orris, Coconut Milk and Whipped Vanilla Bean, makes this scent ideal for a base layer.
For those of you who like a more woody base, this one will do nicely with notes of Cashmere Woods, Cedarwood, and Amber Wood.
Powdery Heliotrope Petals, Anjou Pear, and Cashmere Accord are the notes in this one. This would be a great first or second layer, and I wager that it would go nicely with the more woody base of the Empowered scent.
This is a watery floral with a splash of subtle fruit, with notes of Pink Water Lily, Honeydew Melon, and Turkish Rose. It will certainly give your combination that lush aquatic nuance.
For those of you who like that fresh appeal to your fragrance, this one is probably going to be the freshest scent in the collection with notes of White Magnolia Petals, Green Apple, and Spring Grass.
With this set you will get a 0.33 oz. of each fragrance. This is honestly the best way to go, if you want to try them all. You can pair them, layer them, or just wear them alone. So many options! I do not think I have ever been this excited about the prospect of layering my fragrances. I have to say that I rather appreciate the fact that there are only six scents to choose from, it makes it less overwhelming in a world of seemingly endless options!