I've worn Eau d'Hermes in any number of different situations, business/office ones included. It's one of my scents that never get put away for any seasonal reasons, as I find it works in hot or cold, humid or dry. It just suits me, I guess, and expresses something about me personally that seems right all around. The only caveat I observe is that the beginning 15 minutes or so are very pungently spicy on me - not anything at all pumpkin-pie or foody, but an incredibly forceful, sharp cardamom/citrus combo. The softening of this scent takes about an hour on me all told. At the end of the heart and into the drydown, it settles into a combination of leather, spice and fainter citrus. I love all its stages, but I do take care not to splash or spray a fresh dose of Eau d'Hermes in close quarters because of the blast at the top.