The best fragrance and body care duos
Great on their own but even better together
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / April 20 2021
There’s a fine art to layering fragrance; there’s a literal bouquet of notes to choose from when it comes to personal scent and not all olfactory blends lend themselves well to everybody, if you catch our drift. In fact, we created a guide to layering perfume just to walk you through the whole process, if you’re new to all things aromatic.
So when we find a fragrance formula that sings solo but also pairs perfectly with our favourite body picks, it’s hard for us to stay silent.
Here are five iconic fragrance and body care duos that’ll bless your nose and make you a perfume layering convert.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Eau de Toilette & Elizabeth Arden White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream
Nothing says comfort quite like a cup of tea in the morning, and we say why let the relaxation end there? Amp up the refreshing olfactory experience with a white tea-inspired eau de toilette and body cream like this classic fragranced duo from Elizabeth Arden. Heady notes of Italian mandarin, clary sage and Japanese white fern enliven the senses, but it’s the addition of herbal tea blends and comforting amber and woody notes that really seal the deal for this fragrance blend that’s best served with breakfast.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea EDT, $55
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream, $34
OUAI North Bondi Eau de Parfum & OUAI Body Crème
After a scent that reminds you of home? Then we suggest sampling this North Bondi-inspired spritz from haircare aficionados, OUAI. A rich bouquet of florals and white musk, this beach-meets-cityscape aromatic blend pairs perfectly with the brand's luxurious body creme offering. The super skin nourisher delivers a potent cocktail of moisturising cupuaçu butter, coconut oil and squalane, while notes of Mediterranean citrus, warm spices, rose, violet and white musk tantalise and create a heady seaside experience in combination with the notes of the Eau de Parfum. You’ll be smelling like summertime all year long – you’re welcome.
Aesop Marrakech Intense Eau de Parfum & Aesop Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment
Amp up the citrus notes in Aesop’s Marrakech-inspired genderless scent with this indulgent geranium leaf body oil that features notes of mandarin and bergamot rind. The intense Eau de Parfum offering has a warm woody and spicy base that includes touches of cardamom and sandalwood for a truly comforting olfactory embrace from the first spritz. Oriental notes like ylang ylang, patchouli and jasmine add a soft, floral touch to this unisex pick.
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume Eau de Parfum & Juliette Has A Gun Not a Hand Cream
In case you’re new to the genius that is Juliette Has A Gun’s Not A Perfume, then let us educate you. This interesting pick features a singular ingredient – musky amber – that melts into skin, merging with the wearer’s natural scent for a very personalised take on personal fragrance. And the Not A Hand Cream is no different, delivering the same intense musky amber fragrance as the perfume, except you can also look forward to comfortably hydrated digits thanks to a glycerin-infused formula that locks in moisture long after application.
Penhaligon's Halfeti Eau de Parfum and Penhaligon's Halfeti Body & Hand Wash
Take your fragrance layering to indulgent lengths with this luxurious pairing. Spiced rose and grapefruit are the key players in this intoxicating perfume that highlights the mystery and intrigue of exotic florals. Light touches of jasmine and spicy nutmeg dazzle the senses, while sandalwood and cypress deepen the profile of the olfactory blend, and oud and vanilla add some much-needed warmth. Indulge, we dare you.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.