5 Lotion and Fragrance Combinations You Shouldn’t Sleep OnNovember 03, 2023
Every beauty fanatic knows the power of a strong signature fragrance — and the special hack for making it last for hours throughout the day. Cue: Body lotion. Layer a similar-smelling or complementary lotion under your perfume, and the effect is guaranteed to be potent and long-lasting. Ahead, we rounded up five of our favorite lotion-and-fragrance combinations.
This lotion-fragrance combo is perfect if you prefer a more earthy, green vibe over something sweet. The Youth To The People Superfood Hand + Body Lotion has notes of cedarwood and fresh greens that complements the peaceful matcha green tea accord of the Maison Margiela eau de toilette.
Creme de Corps is a cocoa butter-lover’s dream — and if you heart this rich moisturizer, combining it with a vanilla-scented fragrance will make it that much sweeter. We love to pair it with YSL Beauty’s Black Opium Le Parfum for a truly addictive, sugary finish. But don’t worry — this combo won’t give you too much of a sugar rush. Spicy, smoky opening notes of coffee in the Black Opium Le Parfum balance out the vanilla.
Floral meets sweet gourmand with the Lancôme Idôle Eau de Parfum Nectar, which features unlikely complementary notes of sugary rose, vanilla and popcorn. Since this fragrance is such a blast of sweetness, we recommend pairing it with an unscented lotion like the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.
With its warm, milky caramel scent, Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum is one of our go-to winter fragrances. We suggest layering it with the Aēsop Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm, a rich woody moisturizer with notes of macadamia nut, citrus and vanilla.
BYREDO Rose No Man’s Land is a pink pepper fragrance that smells even better with its sister-scented lotion underneath. If you love Turkish roses, papyrus, white amber and raspberry blossoms, this duo will become your new favorite.