So you can stop smelling like everyone else who hit up Sephora's perfume counter.

By Rebecca Dancer
January 20, 2019
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Did you know you can layer perfumes to create a one-of-a-kind fragrance? Bonus: It makes the scent last longer too.

For example: "Mixing matcha or tea with an epicurean note like almond or vanilla can create a comforting combination," says Clara Molloy, a co-founder of luxury perfume maker Floraïku. Here, your perfume-pairing guide.

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For an Exotic Scent: Amber + Sweet + Vanilla

Try Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Essence ($126, macys.com), Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum ($250, nordstrom.com), and Floraïku Sound of a Ricochet ($350, saks.com)

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For an Elegant Scent: Leather + Earthy + Bright Citrus

Try Malin & Goetz Leather Perfume Oil ($52, nordstrom.com), Nest Fragrances Cocoa Woods Eau de Parfum ($74, sephora.com), and Aerin Éclat de Vert Parfum Spray ($225, nordstrom.com)

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For a Casual Scent: Soft Florals + Fresh Greens + Coastal Breeze

Try Creed Floralie ($415, creedboutique.com), Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori ($112, sephora.com) and Tory Burch Nuit Azur ($128, sephora.com).