It's very safe for work, in my opinion. It's not overtly sexual nor even really sensual. It's a very clever, very "mainstream" fragrance that is rather inoffensive but smells classy (what a word!). Worth the money? In retrospect, I don't think so--I buy a fragrance mostly for myself; I have an aversion to smelling bad. Call it a stigma, but chemists aren't known for smelling good (let alone great!). That said, after about 3-4 hours on my skin--it's gone to my nose! Even early on (say 1 h) I can't smell the Aventus jet trail so often concomitant with what should be a sillage monster; however, others can and they enjoy it. While the longevity is disappointing to me, I can only wonder if it must be olfactory fatigue as the day goes by. Even when I can't smell it, I get compliments on it. The drycleaner really likes it as well, and that's on shirts that are days old. Go figure. Despite its seemingly ephemeral character, it is present the day after. What I can't smell in the evening I can smell on a shirt starting the laundry in the morning. That is the only reason I've kept it from eBay or a trade-in on a more tenacious Creed.
For the price, it's a shame that this fragrance dulls my nose. I actually bought this on the presumption that it was a potent creature--I based this off of spraying some test paper at the local Saks. I put it in my pocket and could smell it throughout the week, and the dry down was exquisite! Upon wearing it, I realized its versatility and good characteristics. I've not yet met anyone who's been offended by it, even on the days when I intentionally over-sprayed going into the office and asked for candid opinions about if I was reeking it up.
It reminds me of a great first date--everything is going very well, you have the inkling that this might just be the one you can be with day to day, there is great chemistry, very agreeable personality, everything seems to be in line. Sadly, the second date and each date after exposes little flaws, each tolerable on their own, but damning in summation. Little bits and pieces of the fragrance's schedule of development have irked me. It's good but it's not great.