Layering Perfumes

Try these fragrance combos to create a new scent using your existing collection, or check out the new perfumes available from fashion design houses and celebrity scents.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, A New Fragrance... for Free!, in Cosmopolitan magazine's December 2015 issue.

Deanna Pai - Beauty Editor Cosmopolitan

A New Fragrance... for Free!

"The average woman in her 20s and 30s owns eight perfumes. Master this scent hack -- layering the ones you already own -- and consider your options quadrupled. Not a collector? Try our recommendations instead." -- Deanna Pai, Beauty Editor, Cosmopolitan | Learn more

Meet the Parents Fragrance

The sunny citrus notes balance the warmth of musk for a mix that's nuzzly but not OTT sexy...totally Mom-approved.

Clinique Happy Perfume


A bright, tangy citrus.
Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz., $50
The Body Shop White Musk Perfume

The Body Shop
White Musk

A velvety musk.
Eau de Toilette 1 oz., $17.50
Vince Camuto Bella Perfume

Vince Camuto

Bergamot & amber notes.
Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz., $82

Third Date Perfumes

Desert-like notes put an irresistible twist on a sophisticated p.m. perfume -- the scent equivalent of sending a PG-13 selfie.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Fragrance

La Vie Est Belle

A spicy dark floral.
Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz., $80
Prada Candy Fragrance


A decadent gourmand.
Eau de Parfum 2.7 oz., $114
Jennifer Aniston Near Dusk Fragrance

Jennifer Aniston
Near Dusk

Coconut water & vanilla.
Eau de Parfum 3 oz., $55

Dream Job Interview

Airy florals won't suffocate a potential boss, but those woody notes will convey confidence.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

Marc Jacobs

A light floral.
Eau de Toilette 3.4 oz., $78
Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne

Jo Malone
Wild Fig & Cassis

Crisp herbaceous woods.
Cologne 3.4 oz., $125
DKNY Be Desired Fragrance

Be Desired

A lush woody green.
Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz., $88

Squad Brunch

The rich, juicy combo creates a cool, in-the-know vibe. Your BFFs will ask what you're wearing - and all about the latest dirt.

Bath & Body Works Beautiful Day

Bath & Body Works
Beautiful Day

Delicious fruity notes.
Eau de Toilette 2.5 oz., $30
Gucci Guilty Fragrance


Warm and exotic oriental.
Eau de Toilette 1.7 oz., $77
Britney Spears Fantasy Intimate Perfume

Britney Spears
Fantasy Intimate

Sugar and musk.
Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz., $38

Read more @ (Pai, Deanna. "Beauty: A New Fragrance... for Free!" Cosmopolitan. Dec. 2015: 104)

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