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    I'm working fulltime stock this summer in large retail store meaning I do a lot of sweating and activity in a pretty warm environment. This, however, does not mean I can't smell good, right? So what do you suggest I get to wear daily?

    It needs to work well with sweat and heat, so nothing very heavy or cloying. I can reapply during the day, but the less the better.

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    This topic has been discussed many times within the past few weeks - please do a search for this on the board

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    zztopp, what is the need for a search for....You'll find many members wanting to help you out....I get so tired of those messages telling you to look elsewhere...I work in a hospital in direct contact with patients...I always found Geir Ness nice (used sparingly), Guerlain Vetiver, Creed Orignal Vetiver and vetiver 1948 especially.....T.Mugler cologne is good too....not to mention good old Gendarme....all appropriate for the workplace. If my patients compliment them, then you should be alright!

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    I don't really work with many people, but when I do come in contact with someone I don't want to stink. I sweat back there a lot (no AC), so something that holds well against sweat is ideal.

    If this thread is a problem, I'll close it if a mod let's me know.

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    Lanvin Homme is a great work frag. Good luck! Cheap at Scentiments - I just looked this morning as I love Lanvin.

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    Clinique Happy or TM Cologne should do the trick. Neither of these will get too cloying or heavy while you sweat.
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    Another recommendation for Creed's OV!

    And, I'll add Opium pour Homme .


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    Hard to say without knowing what your skin chemistry is like. Generally though, a frag is a no-no combined with sweat. If you're trying to hide body odour, probably a scentless deo spray works best? That said, try Old Spice just for fun...

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    personally i'd suggest something light and fresh, if you're going to be sweating in an enclosed environment. something too heavy could get intense, and become like a thick aura around you. Try a summer version of something, like farenhiet or lacoste cool play.
    "...fragrance is a silent language that does not use words. One can express with fragrance things that cannot be expressed in any other way." - Jacques Polge

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    Try L'Instant PH.

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    Joop! What About Adam?

    Refreshing, can stand up to the heat without being overbearing.


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    It's pricier but Tonatto's Albi is great in the heat.

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    Lots of the Creeds would work well eg. MI, SMW, Erolfa, OV.....
    Index Fresh would be a good line to explore if you haven't already. They make some nice lighter fragrances that would be appropriate, such as Cucumber Baie, Bergamot Citrus, Redcurrant Basil, and a few others.
    I'd also recommend Gendarme V for something light and musky.
    Current faves: CdG White, Amouage Dia, Millesime Imperial, Miller Harris Terre de Bois

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    Guerlain Vetiver should work fine for this situation.
    If you want something more modern and "watery fresh" you might
    like L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake.

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    There are so many and I always pick:
    1. Chrome
    2. Visit
    3. CK Be
    4. KenzoAir
    5. Bulgari Extreme
    6. Dunhill X-Centric
    7. Hugo Energise
    8. Cool Water

    These are what I usually wear to work. Most compliments go to Chrome, CK Be, Extreme, Energise and Cool Water.
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    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJB
    Lots of the Creeds would work well eg. MI, SMW, Erolfa, OV.....
    Index Fresh would be a good line to explore if you haven't already. They make some nice lighter fragrances that would be appropriate, such as Cucumber Baie, Bergamot Citrus, Redcurrant Basil, and a few others.
    I'd also recommend Gendarme V for something light and musky.
    Aren't the Creeds notorious for not lasting long and being killed by sweat easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markymark
    Lanvin Homme is a great work frag. Good luck! Cheap at Scentiments - I just looked this morning as I love Lanvin.
    I agree - I'm at work now and I'm wearing Lanvin L'Homme. Its a bit cloudy here today, and on days like this I prefer to wear something like L'Homme. Its quite soothing and warm, but I would'nt suggest it for a sweaty, hot work envirnonment.
    For something economical and that does the trick I would suggest Nautica Voyage. Its very fresh and uplifting. You'd have to reapply later in the day, but no worries. Versace Man Eau Fraiche is another great one - actually a better one. Both Aquatics but kind of on the sporty, light, fresh side.

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    Default Re: Fragrance for work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Borky
    Aren't the Creeds notorious for not lasting long and being killed by sweat easily?
    Yeah, but not all. I get 4-5 hours out of MI. REL and Acier Aluminium last pretty well too. And you mentioned you'd reapply.

    Out of the fragrances I recommended your best bet for longevity would be the Gendarme 20 edp.
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    I find that a lot of "fresh" and "clean" smelling fragrances turn sharp and annoying when I get hot and sweaty, whereas fragrances that might seem "heavier" stand up to heat better. Some fragrances I've been wearing in the heat this summer with good success include:

    YSL Kouros (works great in hot weather--very clean and cool)
    YSL M7, Rive Gauche and Jazz
    Chanel Antaeus and Egoiste
    Aramis 900
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    R&G Open

    Some other lighter fragrances that also work well for me in heat are:
    Gendarme and Gendarme V
    Bulgari PH Extreme
    Kenzo PH
    Mugler Cologne
    Lancome Miracle Homme L'Aquatonic

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