Deep, dark, red rose. A seriously vampy rose that can be worn on its own as a standalone perfume. This is not your grandma's rose... unless your grandma was a very successful courtesan.
Best layered over: Incense resins, patchoulis, woods, leathers, greens, and musks
Best for fixing: Perfumes that are too masculine, subtle, herbal, or bitter
Layering notes let you shift and alter your scents to match your mood or the seasons, to take advantage of subtle skin chemistry changes, or to dabble with the olfactory arts of niche perfumery. Layering notes are also an easy way to customize your favorite scents and make them uniquely and unforgettably yours.... or can help rekindle a romance with perfume you once loved but are getting a little bored with. The simplicity and uncomplicated linear qualities of single notes are distinctive in and of themselves for stand alone.
Art: Still Life with Roses by Elias van den Broeck, c. 1700