Layering Your Scents

I am a girl who loves her scents. Whether it's the gym or a gala, I don't feel comfortable unless I've sprayed a little sumthin' sumthin' behind my ear. For years, I have been keeping my secret of how I keep my perfume smelling so fresh throughout the day, without keeping a bottle at my desk (although I always have a sample size of my perfume in my toiletry bag in my purse). It's a really simple and easy routine; layer your scents. Easy right?

If you've been following my shopping adventures for any amount of time, you know that 35 was my year of (see here) Chanel honey. I'd always loved the smell of Chanel No. 5, but it wasn't until I hit my mid-thirties that I actually felt old enough to carry it off. In my mind, Chanel No. 5 was for my older chica lindas perusing Saks in their St. John suit. Not this hip young thing chowing down an ice cream sandwich in front of a food truck! That being said, I harassed my husband into buying me a bottle for my birthday. He thought he got off easy until he remembered that I'm a 'layering' believer, so for the next few paychecks, he was charged with the task of buying me the soap AND the body lotion (poor fella).

Lather up, lotion and spray. These three steps are adding three layers of scent onto your frame so that you can outlast this 100 degree weather and he under-bosom sweat puddles that come along with it (don't act like that doesn't happen to you!). If you're going to an after work event, put a dab of  the sample-sized scent in the crease of your arm and behind your ear for a refresher. For the most part, however, if you layered correctly, at 6pm you should smell the same as you did at 6am.

Aight dolls, you're assignment is to start your layering routine. I layer with my beloved Chanel No. 5, but I TOTALLY do this with my Bath and Body Works and Victoria Secret scents too. If you already have the scent, check off-price retailers like TJ Maxx and Marshalls for the lotions. They do a really great job at carrying perfumed lotions. Okay, it's your turn! 

Layer on!



Dionne Dean