If you haven't started layering fragrances yet, don't be afraid! It can be a lot of fun and it's hard to go wrong. Here are some tips to guide and motivate you:
Floral fragrances blend well with other florals, citrus and woody notes. For example: Voluspa Tuberosa di Notte, Nest Bamboo (jasmine), Red Flower Japanese Peony.Tip: try to only select one heady floral and the others bright clean florals unless you like a heavy/over-the-top floral scent.
Gourmand fragrances blend with vanilla and spicy notes. For example: Nest Wild Oats & Bourbon and Trapp Exotic Spice. Tip: try to stick to just one gourmand fragrance at a time as they can be dominating. Have the other fragrances support the primary gourmand scent. Keep this blend simple or you can get sick.
Amber blends well with other amber, vanilla and woody notes. For example: Voluspa Baltic Amber, Thymes Lotus Santal and Trapp Burmese Wood. Tip: these blends are good for romantic evenings at home or for relaxing with a good movie or book. These grounding fragrances will help you slow down and unwind. Don't use this blend for too long or too often or you'll never get off the couch.
Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry and Jonathan Adler Sugar or Aura Cosmic (orange vanilla) and Red Flower Blood Orange or Capri Blue Volcano and Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange.Tip: don't overdo the sugar or you'll get a belly ache. Pick one heavy blend and the other lighter blends to balance the load.
Citrus blends well with other citrus, florals and woody notes. For example, Archipelago Luna, Aura Clairvoyant and Red Flower French Lavender. Tip: don't overdue it with the citrus notes or you'll be too wound up and high above the clouds. Add in an earthy floral or woody note to help bring the fragrance down to ground level.
Anything with vanilla blends well with anything else with vanilla. For example: Trapp Orange Vanilla, Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille and Aquiesse Sandalwood Vanille. Tip: have fun with this one! Be sure to avoid artificial vanilla fragrances when you have company over as they can be headache inducing. (Avoid the cheap brands.) You don't have any on our website.
This one is tricky, but sometimes florals blend nicely with sweet notes. For example: Voluspa Tuberosa di Notte and Voluspa French Bourbon Vanille. Tip: use caution here, it's easy to get nauseous on these blends. Even the most expert candle makers tread lightly with this combination for good reason. They can be very sickening.
One combination you likely want to avoid is gourmand fragrances with florals. I've never known that to work, but other than that, it's really hard to mess up. So go ahead and play around and create something new and uniquely you!
What's your favorite fragrance combination?