The best fragrance and body care duos
Great on their own but even better together
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 26 2023
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.
White Tea Eau de Toilette, $49.99 at Chemist Warehouse
White Tea Body Cream, $30 at David Jones
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.
OUAI North Bondi Eau De Parfum, $108 at Sephora
OUAI Body Crème, $58 at Sephora
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.
Aesop Marrakech Intense Eau de Parfum, $170 at Myer
Aesop Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment, $43 at Myer
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.
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume Eau de Parfum, $209 at Sephora
Juliette Has A Gun Not a Hand Cream, $41 at Sephora
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.
Astromantique FIRE Body Elixir
Body care meets astrology in this luxuriously nourishing body oil. Fresh bergamot and warming cinnamon combine to create an intoxicating elixir that not only smells divine, but also stimulates your blood vessels, promotes blood flow, and brightens dull skin. You'll be left feeling glowier and more energised after each application.
$69.95 at Astromantique
AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum & AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Cream
Why stop your scent journey with a simple spritz of your fave EDP when you can double up your scent stops for a longer-lasting fragrance hit. We all have that one moisturiser (AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Cream) that smells so incredible we end up going overboard with the slathering. Our advice? See if it has a matching fragrance for a more concentrated hit of your beloved aroma. Luckily, Aerin’s dreamy honeysuckle scent comes as an EDP, too. Spritz away and let the wash of sweet summer scent linger over you all day (and night).
AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum, $225 at David Jones
AERIN Mediterranean Honeysuckle Body Cream, $110 at David Jones
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.