When you think about what makes a premium perfume feel so premium, you’re bound to come to the conclusion that most premium fragrances feel different because they make use of scent layering. Your scent receptors are hit with multiple types of scents at the same time, of course, all of them are selected to add something to each other, creating a very premium perfume. That’s one of the reasons why you need to dish out quite a lot of money if you want to wear a properly layered, premium fragrance. But that is not the only way you can achieve this effect.

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You can do perfume layering on your own. You will need to choose high-quality perfumes but don’t worry, you can get premium fragrances for regular prices. That’s the whole point of doing the layering on your own, anyway.

Inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Daisy perfume, the Floral Violet perfume from Dossier is the perfect base for your layering work. This fragrance features a couple of layers on its own with a fruit forward opening reminiscing of summer fruit such as strawberries, watermelon and pomelo then quickly fading into violet notes. This works perfectly with another layer of fresh, summery scents such as citrus fragrances bringing some sharper freshness.

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Perfume layering is its own art and this is just one example where you can combine affordable premium fragrances to achieve a professional, layered scent. There really is no limit as to how many scents you can use to create your own, characteristic scent, but you should keep it under five. You don’t want to create a fragrance that smells like everything at once. As with everything else, moderation is key in perfume layering.

Mastering fragrance layering is not something only the professionals can do. It has been present for a long time through history and with a little bit of trial and error, you too can create your own scent that will leave people wondering what kind of premium perfume you are wearing.