Whatever you wear, 1-2 sprays max.
Going tomorrow to meet with a neuroradiologist to talk about research opportunities he might have for me this summer. It's raining tonight (in Philly), but it'll be clear by late tomorrow morning, around 48 degrees (F)
Here's what I have to choose from:
John Varvatos Artisan
Kenneth Cole Black
Polo Double Black
Hugo Dark Blue
D&G The One
Right now I'm leaning towards Burberry Brit, personally.
Whatever you wear, 1-2 sprays max.
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Geir Ness, and what Anthony says.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
A suit, shirt/tie, polished shoes and no fragrance.
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Good luck and get that position!
A light application of Burberry london!
Whenever I see these threads about interviews, I question what I would do. I suppose I probably would wear something very light. Many of my scents are a source of a kind of "confidence" for me.
But then too, I look at all the experiences I've had at work with people who I've heard go on tirades about interviewing someone whose scent they hated and think you're better off with none. As a fellow fume head, it pains me to say that.
It's also in the medical field, and a lot of medical facilities are frag free zones.
Last edited by StylinLA; 31st March 2010 at 05:20 AM.
I think its a bit too late in the season for London, personally, it's just starting to feel like spring in Philly. I definitely heed the warning about being frugal, and fragrance really isn't tied to my own self esteem =P I usually wear it to make a good impression in the rare cases when its noticed.
Why do you suggest going scentless, just to avoid the chance that the interviewer finds the scent offensive if he happens to notice it?
edit: Stylin, is that common out west? I've never heard of that in the hospitals where I've worked and done rotations at over here
Last edited by AlexbroPA; 31st March 2010 at 05:24 AM.
No fragrance is the safest bet, but I'm not known for safety.
The One (two sprays, one to each inner wrist, and dab each wrist behind the corresponding ear).
London or Code
Yes, scentless to the interview to keep from pissing off someone. I'm sorry to be very blunt. I love frags, you love frags, we all love frags here. But I work with a boss who would CLEARLY have some sort of pissy diatribe if someone wore a scent he didn't like, or perhaps even ANY scent at all, to an interview. He comments on it a lot, especially with women. Imagine what he must think of me rotating 40+ scents. LOL. He nibbles around the edges of insulting me, BUT, I was in the job before he got there.
I just think an interview is a very delicate situation. Why take a chance on any negative? The pessimist in me thinks interviewers are in reality looking more for reasons NOT to hire someone. I don't know all the scents in your wardrobe well, but I'm sure none of them are in Kouros territory. But there are a lot of people in the "real" world outside of here who have tons of issues with frags. ANY frags. That interview is their chance to lord over you.
After you're hired, you can be the "cologne guy" all you want.
You also say "in case he" notices it. You may already know you're being interviewed by a man. I've worked with and for a lot of women, and scents can bring up issues for them too.
But, I do like Spray's attitude as well. Cheeky monkey. A lot of depends on your personality. Spray probably would NOT get the job if he surpressed his fumes.
Last edited by StylinLA; 31st March 2010 at 05:59 AM.
Definitely scentless for an interview, as one never knows what the interviewer(s) may consider. It's safe. Wait for the hire before bringing out the scented YOU.
CLEAN but scentless is always best.
Last edited by actiasluna; 31st March 2010 at 05:49 AM.
D&G The One
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One spray of The One to give yourself the personal support and warmth! Even if they get a whiff, I doubt it would seem offensive.
If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.
1 spray of London under your shirt.
I interviewed for a job (and got it) in January this year and I wore a light application of Prada Amber pour homme. It's got a really clean barbershop feel to it, which matched very well with the crisp white shirt and slate grey suit I wore. It comes off as being "clean".
Whatever you do, do not, double underscored and in bold wear B Men.
Last edited by HDS1963; 31st March 2010 at 07:42 AM.
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Very small quantities of Burberry London
1-2 light sprays of Brit, YSL l'homme or Geir Ness to the chest.
Wear the cologne as a tie and try as hard as you can to expose yourself to dangerously high levels of gamma radiation. It'll show that you have experience in the field, and worst case scenario, you'll turn into the Hulk.
Absolutely nothing or a very fleeting eau de cologne. Good luck!
Let us know what you wore, Alexbro
Geir Ness, my friend. Lightly, obviously.
None... Why take the chance??