Creed New Tabarome is a good office all around scent.
I need your advice on something folks.
What I need is an office scent that is
1. fresh (but not overly)
2. has a good masculine aura (nothing feminine...)
3. good longevity
4. maybe unique (optional, doesn't have to be a niche scent, though)
What I use is Baldessarini Eau de Cologne Concentrée and the Creeds GIT, Erolfa and MI, L'Instant de Guerlain, and M7 Fresh.
I need a couple of more to rotate as it's getting boring.
The first one that came to my mind that I had sampled a long time ago was Kouros Cologne Sport... But when I read the reviews I was thinking, "well, maybe a bit too quirky for the people around me...".
Creed New Tabarome is a good office all around scent.
Actually, I have Creed Tabarome, but now, after having worn it for about 5 times it makes me sick... SADLY!!! I really like the smell, it's a beautiful and masculine scent of superbquality, but there's something in it that makes me sick after some time. So, I eventually gave this one to my father and he adores it!
Reading a few reviews a was thinkin about something like Kiton for men, YSL Jazz and Aramis Tuscany... Any thoughts on these, guys?!?
o *Lalique pour Homme -- (The bottle with the lion head) -- soft, spicy, and masculine.
o *Guerlain Vetiver -- always a nice choice.
o *Bvlgari Extreme Pour Homme -- subtle, yet long lasting.
o *Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree -- classic, and clean.
o *Caron Le 3me Homme (a.k.a., Number 3) -- go easy on this one, and it will exude confidence.
By the way, I was going to recommend the Aramis Tuscany, but since I find it somewhat similar in makeup to Chanel's Pour Monsieur Concentree, I decided against it.
You can generally find the Pour Monsieur Concentree at about half the price of the Tuscany, and I think it's got a lot more 'zest' to it as well.
Why not consider a classic?
Paco Rabanne PH or Azzaro PH.
Fresh and masculine without a doubt - and these 70's jewels are no longer excessively common.
Bvlgari Pour Homme
Live Jazz would definitely be worth trying, it's one of the few fresh scents that I like and works well at the office.
Top Five: Oud Wood, Aventus, Kyoto, Rose 31, Tam Dao
Carolina Herrera for Men
Try Heritage by Guerlain. I also agree with the Tabarome millesime choice.
Let your nose be your pilot
Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
Burberry (maybe not quite as masculine as the previous two)
YSL PH Haute Concentrate
Paco Rabanne PH
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
My favorites for the office are:
Bulgari PH Extreme
Salvatore Ferragamo Subtil
Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto
Boucheron PH, the original Paco Rabanne, the original Giorgio Armani and Chanel PM Concentree are also excellent for office wear.
I'm wearing Tuscany today (for the first time) and I can't imagine a better scent for the office. *Spicy, dry, and masculine to the edge. *Not overpowering on the sillage, but definitely present.
The other choice I would put forward is Van Cleef by Van Cleef and Arpels
BTW - Used Chanel Pour Monsieur the other day and in my opinion, it was nothing like Tuscany - sweet and with vanilla on the drydown, which was brief at best. Perhaps the Concentree version is different. The CPM was very short in any event - about ONE HOUR at most on me.
My go to recomendations for fresh/casual/office are
and since you don't seem to mind spending a little money on your office scents I have to mention Vetiver Extraordinaire. VE is:
1. fresh - but not too fresh
2. masculine - there is nothing feminine about vetiver
3. longevity - ludicrous. It doesn't matter how long your work day is, this stuff will out last it.
4. unique - what do you think the EXTRAORDINAIRE means?
I'm wearing JHL right now and think if you like Tuscany, this would also work very well. It's not incredibly hard to find either. Many Nordstroms carry it.
My favorite office scents are:
I like some of the suggestions already given: Live Jazz, Guerlain Vetiver, Paco Rabanne XS, and Rive Gauche would all be good. Personally, I like Dunhill Edition and Tabarome Millesime for the office. I even wear Bois du Portugal and Vintage Tabarome, when I want to smell like I know what I'm doing. I just got a sample of Conquest by Agatha Brown that I'm sure will be very nice for the office, as well.
You've gotten a lot of great suggestions so far, but I'd like to add Aramis Life, Issey Miyake, Givenchy PH and ANY of the Bvlgaris. I also like all the Laliques too especially Equus. If you want niche, try the L'Artisan's like Merchant Loup, Passage D'Enfer and Navegar.
You've received two great suggestions already:
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree and
You might also try Diptyque Tam Dao. Not
entirely "fresh" but defintely not heavy
and certainly masculine.
And one nobody seems to talk about on here
anymore: Atkinsons I Coloniali "Aromatic Fragrance of Guajaco Wood".
(Available from beautyhabit.com)
The following scents are or have been in my office rotation:
Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme
Signature Blue Mark
Hugh Parsons (blue)
Paco Rabanne XS
Silver Mountin Water
Chanel Pour Homme Concentree
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
They all have served me well!
Thanks a lot, guys, I'm gonna try some of your suggestions. Any reviews on YSL Jazz and Kiton? I can imagine them fitting the bill... 8-)
You could try Lancome Miracle too! ;D
Hmm...I wouldn`t go with Jazz. I love it myself, but I know some people find it very odd smelling. IMO, it goes much better in outdoors.Originally Posted by BlueOcean
Some of my suggestions have already been listed.
Paco Rabanne PH (original)
Bvlgari PH (original)
Lalique lion head
Romeo Gigli's Sud-Est is a very nice herbal leathery chypre, underrated and not well known.
For a powdery floral oriental, Royal Copenhagen is nice.
Lagerfeld classic too, but go very easy on the trigger!
You've already received some great suggestions, especially Chanel PM, Guerlain Vetiver, and Le 3me Homme, and Herrera for Men. To these and all the other excellent suggestions, and thinking explicitly of your criteria, I would add:
Cartier Declaration (+Essence version)
Bulgari BLV Pour Homme
These are all fresh but quirky, masculine, and good in the duration dept. Their respective intriquing quirkiness is as follows:
Signoricci 1 - an incredible fern note amidst the citrus
Monsieur Balmain - an incredible pure and long-lasting lemon, but "dirtied up" with some woods, florals, and a tinge of musk
Cartier Declaration - bitter orange with bergamote, woods (birch, juniper, and cedar), and cardamom
Bulgari BLV PH - bright ginger infused with some spice (cardamom) and lots of woods
Can everyone post what kind of office environment they work in, as well as the scents they prefer? *
For example, what is apprpriate for a law office might not fit well for a IT (computer) shop with cubicles. *I work with other software developers and 99% of these guys don't wear any fragrance. *(We suspect about 2% may not have a regular shower schedule). *So I'm more comfortable with light to moderate amounts of fresh clean scents. *I don't want to broadcast a lot of sillage, but I want the ladies to notice if we're conversing in the same cube space. * *
There is no Nose....