Thread: summer office frags
what's up BN...new to the board so first just wanna say hello to everyone out there.
what i'm lookin for is a few recommendations of some summer scents which can be worn to the office. i currently wear Hugo Boss Hugo on occasions but i'm lookin to branch out and try some new things. i'm a shirt and tie guy so i'm not lookin for anything too over the top. just something fresh, classy, and maybe with a bit of complexity. so what do think?
Gendarme or Gendarme V
Welcome to the board!
I'm wearing Guerlain's Vetiver right now, but my workplace isn't exactly a shirt-and-tie environment. Some people might think that the soil/outdoor accords are inappropriate the the office, but other people swear by it.
Some popular office scents are Gendarme, Burberry Brit, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace Jeans, etc. Most scents (IMO) could be worn at the office, as long as you use some discretion in your application.
Here are a few threads with good suggestions for you:
Special 'new to basenotes' forum with good tips:
Good luck with your next purchase!
Nihil Obstat Ben
Here are some that come to my mind:
Estee Lauder - Beyond Paradise
Here are some of my favorites,
Muglar - Cologne
Creed - Git or Imperial (although I'm reluctant to waste these on the office)
Hugh Parsons - Blue (my new favorite, it's light and fresh, but still has a lot of complexity)
Hermes - Eau d'Orange Verte (an old citrus with woods)
Very Cool by TB
Richard James Cologne
Happy layered with Gendarme...OV works too.
Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men
Bvlgari Blv Notte pour Homme
Add those to the list...
EnvYuS My Wardrobe
How about scents which stay close to the skin, like Armani Black Code or Bulgari Black ?
Originally Posted by docluv45
I think Contradiction is one of the worst fragrances I have ever tried ! Cool bottle though ....
Another vote for Bulgari here. It's a recent find of mine after several people talking about it here, and I love it.
Try Live Jazz. It's my summer office scent, almost exclusively.
I recommend these for wearing in the office during the summer:
- Caron Pour un Homme
- Chanel Egoiste
- Czech & Speake Neroli
- Dior Homme
- Diptyque Philosykos
- Geo F Trumper GFT
- Gerlain Habit Rouge
- Gerlain vetiver
Would Rive Gauche be an appropriate summer office frag? I was planning on using it, but not sure if it would "fit" right.
Live Jazz is definitely on my list to try. Been readin a lot about this one on here.
to the cat that mentioned Black Code, that's actually what i usually wear out at night. never really thought of that one as a daytime office wear. but hey everyone's taste are different.
thanks for the recommendations fellas!
Originally Posted by ChrisW
Use sparingly and you'll be good to go, I don't mean it is a strong scent but overspraying any scent and wearing it @ the office creates an "atmosphere" *
and ChrisW man, how many times do I have to praise RG, it is a beautiful powdery fresh scent?
haha perfectscent - I'm trying to do as your name implies by finding the perfect blind buy scent! I've narrowed it down between XS and Rive Gauche, both seem great for all around scents and I'm having a real tough time!
I think the final decision will be made tonight when I put my order in though.
ChrisW, XS is in line of the other fragrances you already own (I just peeked at your wardrobe) being that thy're all fresh green imo RG is nothing like you already own but I must stress - it's my oppinion again. I wore XS back then and just recently got introduced to RG, had no regrets. nuff said
YSL Pour Homme
Carven Vetiver (but spray a lot)
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
Try one of the following:
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Creed Millesime Imperiale
YSL M7 Fresh
YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
YSL Live Jazz
Essenza di Zegna
Three that I'm in love with: Armani Mania Man, Gai Mattiolo Uomo and That' Amore(original) and get the matching That's Amore Donna for your G/f by Gai Mattiolo
Top faves: Aramis Devin,Balenciage PH,Zino Davidoff,Trussardi Uomo,BlackXS,Sybaris,Furyo,HoHangClub,Santos Sport,KriziaSpazio,CarverVetiverDry,GIT,AmberSulta n,TeaForTwo,Dzing.
My drobe: www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/47