Using Fragrance Layering to Create a Unique Scent for Your Home

Home fragrance is very popular these days, and sales of scented candles, reed diffusers, and the like are on the rise. With so many great fragrances on the market from stores like Yankee Candle Company, White Barn Candle Company, and many more, it can be difficult to pick just one scent that you like. Fortunately, with the concept of fragrance layering, you can enjoy a variety of your favorite scents and give your home a unique fragrance all its own.

Just what exactly is fragrance layering? Very simply, fragrance layering is the practice of using two or more scented items in close proximity to create a whole new scent. For example, I could burn a cinnamon scented candle and a cookie scented candle in the same room to create a “cinnamon cookie” scent.

This is just the beginning though. Instead of two candles, you could use one candle and one scented oil burner. Or two different reed diffusers. Or, you could try pairing up three, four, even five scents. With fragrance layering, the choice is up to you. Plus, you can pair high-end products from specialty stores with products like Glade plug-ins from the grocery store.

When you are experimenting with fragrance layering, just make sure that you pick scents within the same fragrance family. There are essentially four basic scent groups: fruit, floral, food, and fresh. So, if your first candle is scented like a red apple, perhaps an orange or pear scented reed diffuser will go will with it. There is one exception to this rule: you can pair food and fruit scents. So if you get an Apple scented candle from Bath & Body works, you could pair it with a Vanilla Cookie electric home fragrancer from Yankee Candle Company.

With fragrance layering, people will walk into your home and wonder what smells so good, and you’ll be able to tell them it is a one of a kind scent because it is. Don’t be afraid to mix products from different companies, and sometimes you will mix two scents you don’t care for individually and come up with a whole new fragrance you do like. You’ll never know what you’ll discover when you start blending scents in your own home. Fragrance layering lets you get creative and set the mood you want to in your home or personal space using aroma. So get out there and give it a try!