Bee Shapiro

Ellis Brooklyn was created by Bee Shapiro, a chic Williamsburg mom who happens to be a style columnist for The New York Times. These sophisticated, multilayered scents, developed in collaboration with the perfumer behind Byredo, take non-toxic fragrance to a new level. Bee did a little Fragrance 101 for us that we loved, so we asked her to give us some guidance on scent layering, too. Here’s a bite-sized Fragrance 102 on the best ways to blend.

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Ayla: For those of us new to scent layering, what guidance can you provide to get us started?

BEE: I was really wowed with how much a spritz of Tuberose could transform Rrose. Rrose is naturally sparkling, fresh and youthful. When I sprayed Tuberose on my wrist and then added a spritz of Rrose on top, the combination was sultry and more complex. Patchouli and Rrose is another classic combo. It makes the Rrose scent a touch more masculine and turns it more to a nighttime scent. For citrus lovers, adding Mandarin on top of Sci Fi gave it a spring-y vibe that was playful.

 

Ayla: Do you like layering any of your other EDPs?

BEE: I love layering Myth and Sci Fi together. A friend of mine actually did it first and told me about it. The combo is so unique and warm and delicious. 

 

Ayla: Do you sometimes layer milks as well?

BEE: I do! I love to layer Rrose body milk with Pseudonym body milk. The fig in the Pseudonym warms up the Rrose and gives it a sexy vibe. Or if we're talking day-to-day, I'll wear Myth body milk as a base and then spritz one of our eau de parfums on top. Lately, I've really been loving wearing Myth body milk and then adding Fable eau de parfum, which is a honeysuckle-amber, on top. The combo is fresh, fun with just the perfect hint of sweetness. 

 

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You can't go wrong with any of the scents in her Ellis Brooklyn lineup. Want to try one out first? Try the Bibliotheca or Adventure set, or request a sample of the Body Milk or EDP using our Custom Sample Service.

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