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    AromiErotici
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    Default Work rotation frags

    I'm curious as to what you guys choose to wear in your work rotation.

    I work in culinary, so it can get a bit hot, however where I work for the past year it's not so bad as other places I've been. I don't exactly wear lighter fragrances, but nothing heavy either, at least for work. I prefer cost effective juice for my line of work and save the bomb frags for after work is done.

    Here's what I like to wear when I'm cooking, yelling, stressing and basically ready to throw hot food at people.

    Carven Homme
    Chevignon
    Envy
    t.gregory EDP
    Instinct
    273 Indigo
    Kors
    Bahama
    Tomorrow for Him
    Eau de Rochas
    Tenere

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    My current "work" rotation, for the winter months, is as follows:

    Himalaya
    Bois du Portugal
    Villoresi Vetiver
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Bvlgari Extreme PH

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    I thought that in the Culinary business you're not supposed to wear a scent, at least a strong one, well that's what a couple of cooks told me...it's because the scent can odor-contaminate the food or something like that, specially if you are a baker, where the dough can easily "absorb" kitchen odors.
    In any case, i have wore -while cooking- all the Jardins (Hermès) and some citrus-based scents (because when the kitchen is hot, i like to smell very fresh) and nothing has happened.

    My steak still smelled like steak.

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    My workplace can at times get rather, ahem, pungent as a result of the human condition. I tend to go for the gusto during the winter months when the heater keeps things toasty.
    Opium EDP
    Cristobal
    Tuscany
    B.Black
    London
    Yang

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    The main ones in rotation:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme EdT
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain l'Instant EdT
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

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    AromiErotici
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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    I thought that in the Culinary business you're not supposed to wear a scent, at least a strong one, well that's what a couple of cooks told me...it's because the scent can odor-contaminate the food or something like that, specially if you are a baker, where the dough can easily "absorb" kitchen odors.
    In any case, i have wore -while cooking- all the Jardins (Hermès) and some citrus-based scents (because when the kitchen is hot, i like to smell very fresh) and nothing has happened.

    My steak still smelled like steak.
    Yea.....as a chef or a cook, you don't want to wear overbearing juice. Not because it will contaminate the food or leach an odor into it, but because it's just plain hot and that sets off certain fragrances ( example...Jules !!!). Also, if you are in close quarters with others in a hot environment, it's not considerate.

    Since I am no longer an executive chef or manager, I work alone in a casino kitchen. I wear chest spritzes for work in order that nothing is on my arms or hands to start the day. The extreme hand washing also safeguards contaminants.

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    Wonderful selections - mind if I borrow some of your choices?

    Maybe my work fragrances need some tweaking.. or spending too much time on Basenotes during work hours - that might explain some things too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    The main ones in rotation:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme EdT
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain l'Instant EdT
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Prada Infusion d'Iris

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    Not all necessarily my favorites, but inoffensive enough for the office I work in:

    Guerlain Homme
    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain Vetiver Eau Glacee
    Guerlain L'Instant ph
    Azzaro ph

    and on special occasions:

    Sycomore (not really officey, but too good to resist)
    L'Air du Desert Marocain (my lady boss likes it too)

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    AromiErotici
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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Not all necessarily my favorites, but inoffensive enough for the office I work in:

    Guerlain Homme
    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain Vetiver Eau Glacee
    Guerlain L'Instant ph
    Azzaro ph

    and on special occasions:

    Sycomore (not really officey, but too good to resist)
    L'Air du Desert Marocain (my lady boss likes it too)
    Nice choices. I also love the avy. That is one of my favorite Chow movies !

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    My choices seem to be affected by a billion factors from how long it's been since I last wore a particular frag or a "theme" (say oriental, woody, incense, oud etc.) to what I had for breakfast and sometimes even what frags I smell on people on the way to work (I usually spray when I get to the office because of having to wear warm clothing and a scarf up here in Canada). I noticed that if I have something sweet for breakfast like toast with honey, I am less likely to go for a "sweet" frag, but would probably reach for a heavier, woody one.

    The ones getting the most use lately are:

    Guerlain L'Instant Extreme
    Guerlain Homme
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Oriscent's ouds: Sheikh's Borneo, Royal Kinam, Archipelago

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    Thanks and thanks, AromiErotici!

    KFH is one of the best slapstick movies ever made, in any genre or language. The Helen of Troy character makes me literally LOL, with the drooping cigarette, muumuu and flip-flops. Chow is an underrated comic genius.
    Last edited by andylama; 27th February 2009 at 05:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonydg View Post
    Wonderful selections - mind if I borrow some of your choices?

    Maybe my work fragrances need some tweaking.. or spending too much time on Basenotes during work hours - that might explain some things too!
    No problem, anthony! Those are all pretty safe, inoffensive scents in my opinion (although Dior Homme is stretching it just a bit for my office environment). Then again, I wore Kouros today (light application!!) and I haven't been sent home to wash it off, so who knows?
    Last edited by Snafoo; 27th February 2009 at 06:02 PM.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

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    Whew, last night I sampled Dior Homme Sport as a possible office contender. Out of the question.

    Nice enough scent, but far too strong and far too tenacious. I went home and scrubbed it, and I'm still smelling it the next day. Yikes.

    That'll teach me to trust anything with "Sport" in the name!

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    AromiErotici
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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Thanks and thanks, AromiErotici!

    KFH is one of the best slapstick movies ever made, in any genre or language. The Helen of Troy character makes me literally LOL, with the drooping cigarette, muumuu and flip-flops. Chow is an underrated comic genius.
    He really is !!! I recently watched a newer one by him called jrt7 or something like that and it was a terrific flick.

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    AromiErotici
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    The main ones in rotation:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme EdT
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain l'Instant EdT
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Sweet !!! I see I'm going to have to work on upgrading my taste some....

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    Default Re: Work rotation frags

    Since I sit in my office alone most of the day, I pretty much wear whatever I want. One of my co-workers seems to not like oud much, so I avoid wearing Tom Ford Oud Wood when I know we'll be in close quarters that day. Everything else is fair game.

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    I wear whatever I want. It's all good.

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    I work in a typical office environment, and I think I’ve worn pretty much everything I have to work at one time or another (well, not Kouros), but my usual work fragrances would be

    Bowling Green
    Caswell-Massey Sandalwood
    Dior Homme
    Kyoto
    L’Instant de Guerlain EDT
    Polo Black
    Sander for Men
    Tuscany

    In the summertime, I would add

    Adidas Moves
    Claiborne Sport
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Greenergy

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    AromiErotici
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    I work in a typical office environment, and I think I’ve worn pretty much everything I have to work at one time or another (well, not Kouros), but my usual work fragrances would be

    Bowling Green
    Caswell-Massey Sandalwood
    Dior Homme
    Kyoto
    L’Instant de Guerlain EDT
    Polo Black
    Sander for Men
    Tuscany

    In the summertime, I would add

    Adidas Moves
    Claiborne Sport
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Greenergy
    Nice choices. I've been curious about Caswell Massey. How's the projection on it?

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    I would say medium. It's not particularly loud on me, but the longevity is pretty good. I think it's a nice work frag, pleasant and comfortable.

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    I wear whatever I want to work and just go easy with really aggressive stuff.

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    Pretty much anything in the cabinet is fair game. That said, I doubt I'll find myself reaching for Homage to go sit at work.

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    My rotation at this moment:

    Le Male
    Fleur du Male
    Burberry London
    Burberry Brit
    Fahrenheit 32
    Aqva Pour Homme Marine

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    I'll wear anything to work except for gourmands or scents heavy on vanilla - those are reserved for after work.

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    I work in a very casual work environment, so anything in the wardrobe is fair game...

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    Generally something friendly and not too sensational or challenging.

    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
    Vogage
    Lacoste Essential
    Last edited by frug; 28th February 2009 at 01:43 PM.

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    I work in an office environment, although I am told that if I go into certain classes of clean room, no perfume is allowed due to contamination issues. I feel comfortable wearing these:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile
    Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Chanel No. 19
    Miller Harris Tangerine Vert
    Miller Harris Terre d'Iris
    Divine L'Homme Sage
    Bois 1920 Sandalo e The
    Shiseido Energizing Fragrance
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Rouge and The Blanc
    Parfum d'Empire Osmanthus Interdite
    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
    Dior Homme
    Helmut Lang EDP

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    Mostly Green Irish Tweed but I have 20 other samples, and building, that I squirt myself with every other day.
    Last edited by Squirt; 4th March 2009 at 12:51 PM.

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    Office and I wear whatever I feel like wearing that day, I think I have worn everything in my wardrobe to work at one point or another. But I don´t think I have any real shockers in my wardrobe. On the occasions I feel bad for over applying I seem to get more compliments on my perfume as well.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I rotate my entire wardrobe (it's not much, haha) except Acqua di Gio and Roma Uomo, these are more summer.. new ones I'd wear, no matter what.
    unico grande amore.

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    M7 Fresh
    Terre d'Hermes
    Paul Smith Story
    L'eau Par Kenzo
    Green Irish Tweed
    Himalaya

    On Friday's I usually opt for something more daring...

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    I like to wear mostly safe frags to work.

    Puro Lino

    Cashmere Twill by Acqua di Biella- I'm not so sure about the smell of wool hype, but I'm sure if you're a Puro Lino fan you'll like Cashmere Twill

    Eau Radieuse by Humiecki and Graef - Christophe Laudamiel finally did something that floats my boat. Strange notes: green banana, mandarin peel,lemon, mint leaves, rhubarb, & bamboo sap - Wonderful smell Lovers of mint will enjoy this long lasting concentrated fresh frag.

    Aromatic Lime by Montale
    Antico Caruso by Profumum
    Reverie au jardin by Tauer
    Pomme d"Or by Evody - Best lime frag ever - lime, oak and juniper in EDP strength

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    These days I wear whatever floats my boat at work as I have my own office (and own the office building). I even have samples and decants on my desk that I take a few whiffs of during the day. Call me lucky!

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    Creed GIT
    Boss Selections
    Baldessarini Concentrate
    LV Uomo
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    These days I wear whatever floats my boat at work as I have my own office (and own the office building). I even have samples and decants on my desk that I take a few whiffs of during the day. Call me lucky!
    It's good to be KING!

    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    I work in an office environment, although I am told that if I go into certain classes of clean room, no perfume is allowed due to contamination issues. I feel comfortable wearing these:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile
    Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Chanel No. 19
    Miller Harris Tangerine Vert
    Miller Harris Terre d'Iris
    Divine L'Homme Sage
    Bois 1920 Sandalo e The
    Shiseido Energizing Fragrance
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Rouge and The Blanc
    Parfum d'Empire Osmanthus Interdite
    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
    Dior Homme
    Helmut Lang EDP
    I want to work with you!!
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. Daniel Moynihan

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    i've started to wear whatever i want because i have not had one - not ONE - person ever say anything to me about my fragrances. not a compliment. nothing. i spray 3 to 4 times (wrists or inner elbows, chest and neck) and sometimes refresh around noon. maybe i'm invisible.

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    Well
    My current occupation is a student
    and my lineup is basically my whole wardrobe
    I dont discriminate folks
    Off-Site Decants =) (updated 05/16/12)
    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic....7994440fd3c0ab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post


    I want to work with you!!
    Hehe

    I noticed we had alot of overlap...

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    AromiErotici
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    When I was an executive chef for different companies, I couldn't really wear juice. Too much protocol from corporate.

    Now I'm a lowly cook and I can basically wear what I want. I simply choose not to wear the heavies becuase of the temperature of my work environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Whew, last night I sampled Dior Homme Sport as a possible office contender. Out of the question.

    Nice enough scent, but far too strong and far too tenacious. I went home and scrubbed it, and I'm still smelling it the next day. Yikes.

    That'll teach me to trust anything with "Sport" in the name!
    Well, that sounds like the recommendation I am always looking for. Added to my 'to-try-list!
    Dior Homme Cologne is good and absolutely safe, I would think. So is Yves SLaurent Live Jazz. Trouble is,
    I love these so much that I would hate them to become a routine. Kiton Men when I want to underline the boss in me.
    Lagerfeld, M7 for bad weather, Eau Sauvage, Miracle Homme, Guerlain Vetiver are things to reach for on other days
    - or use one of my shave lotions (gifts I receive, because 'he likes colognes' ) .
    Last edited by narcus; 5th March 2009 at 05:46 AM.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    I pretty much wear whatever I want, but if I have meetings, or when I work special projects outside my office I try to be mindful of what I wear and how much of it I wear. My "special project" office seems warmer and any fragrance gets amplified.
    Evenstar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    It's good to be KING!
    Not on the days when all the bills come

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    Some folks take offense to having their scent questioned or commented on, even if the objective is a compliment. I think that keeps people restrained, which isn't altogether a bad thing.

    I know Canadians to be, in general, more "restrained" and keep comments to themselves - positive or negative.

    Quote Originally Posted by union1411 View Post
    i've started to wear whatever i want because i have not had one - not ONE - person ever say anything to me about my fragrances. not a compliment. nothing. i spray 3 to 4 times (wrists or inner elbows, chest and neck) and sometimes refresh around noon. maybe i'm invisible.

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    Like others, pretty much every fragrance in my wardrobe is fair game for work. The main factor for me is the weather. With lots of heat and humidity my "big boy frags" don't seem too wearable (extremely subjective I know!). By "big boy" I refer to Knize 10, Patchouly Patch and maybe even Heritage. L' air du desert Marocain is still in contention as a "big boy" but am undecided as to how I feel about it in hot humid conditions.

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