Fragrance Combining™

When it comes to fragrance, we have a confession - we're greedy. At Jo Malone London, we believe two scents are always better than one. We also like to stand out from the crowd, and in our book bespoke is always best.  When you fragrance combine you create a fragrance that is totally different and unique, one you can claim to be your true signature scent.

Through Fragrance Combining™ we encourage you to layer scents together, whether that's a spritz of one cologne followed by a spritz of a second, or applying a body crème in one scent and then layering it with a cologne in a totally different scent on top. It's a make-a-good-thing-great approach. With Fragrance Combining™ switching allegiance and pairing together different scents is actively encouraged. So for those of you that may believe you're happily settled with 'the one' what's to say you won't fall in love all over again should you decide to spice things up with some new company? It's just knowing how…


The Basics

Fragrance Combining™ is part of the Jo Malone London philosophy. To put it simply, it revolves around fragrance layering – using more than one scent (be it a cologne, body wash or body crème) to help you to find a combination that is uniquely yours. Think of it like having a wardrobe of fragrances and building up an outfit that reflects your style and personality. After all, our moods fluctuate, the seasons change, our style evolves; why can’t our fragrance be as unique as we are?

So, take one fragrance, say English Pear & Freesia Cologne, and wear it simultaneously with Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne for a fresh and fruity sensuous fragrance enwrapped with a woody warmth. Voilà, you’re Fragrance Combining™. 


In Practice

When it comes to the how-to, rest assured, you can't go wrong. There are no complicated instructions to follow. Céline Roux, Head of Fragrance Development at Jo Malone London, simply describes it as 'playing and experimenting'. There's no limit to how many fragrances you might want to combine. One, three, six - go wild! If you like it, it works. No explanation necessary.


Give Me One Good Reason…

All our fragrances have been developed to be worn alone or layered with another. We are proud that our scents boast true clarity with fewer - and higher-quality - ingredients than most. Perfumer Marie Salamagne - the nose behind Tuberose Angelica and Mimosa & Cardamom – explains that ‘with fewer ingredients, scents are sharper. It means you can combine and create something that is both bespoke and distinct.’


Fragrance Combining™ makes a statement – it keeps people guessing. It’s a way to keep your signature scent entirely personal, after all who wants to smell like everyone else?


Perfect Pairings

You know best, but if you’re after a little inspiration…


Perfumer Marie Salamagne’s combination: Lime Basil & Mandarin Hair Conditioner paired with Oud & Bergamot Cologne and English Pear & Freesia Cologne. ‘I always spray my hair; it makes the scent last so much longer.’ Together, the scents combine to create a hypnotic woody fragrance with an alluring fruity accent.


Jo Malone London's Head of Fragrance Development Céline Roux’s combination: ‘Wood Sage & Sea Salt is my constant base. I always stay true to, but I give it new life by mixing other scents with it. I combine it with Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, which is bright and fresh, for day. But at night, I pair it with Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Dry Body Oil that I apply to my arms, to make it more sensual.’


Jo Malone London Girl, Poppy Delevingne’s combination: Tuberose Angelica Cologne with Orange Blossom Cologne – ‘floral but also devilish’.

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