Chanel - Platinum Egoiste
A fragrance that has very good longevity, but just moderate projection and sillage - I don't want to punch other's noses -, and a smell that is almost impossible to be considered unpleasant by anyone.
Terre d' Hermés would be a good choice? Any other suggestions?
Thanks a lot.
Chanel - Platinum Egoiste
These are the ones I use, for office use;
Rive Gauche, YSL
Dia man, Amouage
Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
Bois Du Portugal
Bleu de Chanel
Chanel Pour Monsieur
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
L'instant du Guerlain Pour Homme
Dior Homme and Dior Homme Cologne
Insense by Givenchy
Vetiver by Guerlain
Habit Rouge by Guerlain
+1. Amouage Dia
+1. Terre d`Hermes
Creed Tabarome Millesime
Boss number One
Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
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Boucheron PH EDP - it's the perfect fragrance for an office since it exudes class.
Bleu de Chanel
Bois Du Portugal
Le male jpg
cabaret homme gress
#TOP 5#: Antico Caruso, Penhaligons Racquets,Creed BayRhum Vetiver,Domenico Caraceni,Castle Forbes 1445
Prada, Infusion D'Iris
Jacques Bogart, Bogart
But just about everything that doesn't seem to make a coworker sneeze is fair game. For example, Habanita totally rocked for me yesterday.
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
Dia man Amouage
Cartier Declaration Cologne
Burberry for Men
Dolce & Gabanna PH
Terre d' Hermes
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
Gendarme IMO is the perfect office scent, it won't scream across the room bit will be noticed if people are close enough. I prefer the Edp version over the original
Terre d'Hermes = office fragrance champion
Im surprised no one said Mugler cologne. No one will complain about a pleasant clean smell. Probably impossible to overapply and has pretty good longevity also. Very safe indeed.
Here is my current rotation. I like vetivers and personally find them "office safe", so that has been a big influence on my list. Fougeres as well. I also have an hour drive to work, so if a scent has an aggressive opening it has mellowed by the time I get there.
Green Irish Tweed
Cool Water (I am thinking of dropping this. I just don't get enough out of it)
Silver Mountain Water
Acqua di Giò pour Homme (I am also considering dropping this one. It has given me a headache the last couple of times)
Armani Code / Black Code
Angeliques Sous La Pluie (expensive and very short lived)
Geranium pour Monsieur (expensive and very short lived)
Fat Electrician (vanilla vetiver!)
Bois de Portugal
Bvlagari Extreme ( Man )
"There is no accessory greater, nor more intimate, than scent." --Tim Gunn
Here's my top five office colognes. Includes the popular Green Irish Tweed, Polo Blue, etc.
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I am not familiar with any men's fragrance which is overpowering with one spray.
Paul Sebastian Fine Cologne is good scent for the office. It is neutral and has good longevity.
Green Irish weed, Silver Mountain Water, Tabarome Millesime, Rive Gauche, and PdN's New York are all quality scents that most won't find off-putting, as well.
for the office i like to use ysl lhomme, creed aventus, d&g the one, hanae mori, tom ford for men..also versace eau fraiche and chanel allure homme sport for the spring/summer
please do not use le male, it is way too strong for the office.
Thanks for all the answers. It seems the best fragrance for the office is a very personal thing.
But what do you think about Allure Sport for the office?
Aventus distracts women. Use with caution at the office.
Grey Vetiver, Tom Ford
I wear most of those in my wardrobe to the office, depending upon the season of the year, and I've yet to hear any gripes. It'll be 94 degrees F. here tomorrow(!), and I'll probably therefore go with AdP Colonia Assoluta.
My wardrobe is about 90% office frags, but my top 5 would be:
1. Prada Infusion D'Homme - Smells like a crisp starched shirt (I wear it about 40% of the time)
2. Chanel Platinum Egoiste - This is my "Power scent" ( I wear it about 25% of the time)
3. Creed Millesime Imperial - Special occasion summer scent (don't wear that often and like Chanel Platinum better)
4. Tom Ford Grey Vetier - I don't have it but I want it.
5. Guerlain L'instant Extreme - I don't have it but I want it.
6. Bleu de Chanel - great spring/summer office scent, but still like Chanel PE better
I still think the best workhorse office sent is Prada Infusion D'homme, especially if people are going to be close, because it doesn't draw too much attention. Smells like pure class.
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Terre d' Hermés EdP
I have a sample of Amouage Dia for Men, and my wife complained when I could not smell it.
If you really want to live on the edge, Amouage Epic man 1 spray, but you need to be middle aged + confident and not everyday.
Eau de Guerlain is one of my favorite work scents.
I also agree with a few already mentioned, but I have quite a few yet to try. I wore Terre d'Hermes today and that is good for the office. I don't want to fill up the whole room or choke the people close to me.
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It's a very unoffensive cucumber / aquatic scent. It's become my go-to work scent.
A few already mentioned and a few new ones.
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme,
Creed Neroli Sauvage,
Creed Silver Mountain Water,
Caron 3ieme Homme,
Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil.
And always, always a light hand for the office.
YSL Rive Gauche- already recommended so far - is, in my opinion, one of the most suitable scents for office wear
Gucci Nobile works well.
Some bottles for sale (Worldwide) - Gucci Envy Men 100ML NIB, YSL Jazz Prestige, Ungaro I, Zino, Joop Nightflight, Tsar, etc.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
The main point you rightly raised is the application of heavier, more potent scents, such as for example; Kouros and Joop to mention but a few.
I've personally worn all manner of scents to the office, but feel scents such as Rive Gauche, Grey Vetiver, Chanel PE and D&G PH, suits my personal work environment best.
Of course self-examination helps. What are your intentions?
If you want to be a good, clean-starched boy: Gendarme.
If, on the other hand, you want to be noticed by leaving a trail of fumes : Bijan for Men
If you want to annoy your co-workers: Grey Flannel (And go heavy on the trigger.)
If you want to go the extra step and soon collect unemployment: Route du Vetiver
If you want to ask for a promotion but need a boost to overcome timidity: Blenheim Bouquet
If you want people to think you own the damn office: The original (1934) Dunhill for Men
If you want to make sales: Cacharel Pour L'Homme is like smoking a pipe.
( People will believe whatever the hell you say)
If you want to file a sexual harassment suit vs a female superior, Aventus or Antaeus
If you want to file a-um-different kind of sexual harassment suit: L'Heure Bleue
If you want an elegant citrus, there's too many to name but Chanel Pour Monsieur will do.
In fact, elegant citrus is probably the most recommended category for office wear--or is it Aquas?
Be that as it may, if you really want a good office scent that doesn't have citrus, is not an aqua, may be used in an enclosed space and is not whitebread-mayo bland you might try John Varvatos, Jaïpur Homme, Domenico Caraceni 1913, Cuba by Czech & Speak, Tiffany for Men, Azzaro pour Homme or--Say, did I mention any damn fragrance you want?
Caron puh (my SOTD)
YSL Rive gauche
YSL Live Jazz (when It's too hot)
Creed Vetiver 48 (I prefer it during winter season)
Amouage RM (only 2 sprays)
*MKK (ahahah, my collegue love it)
The only rule I would have is to avoid anything that's too overpowering, too floral or too "controversial" for lack of a better term.
The key is to take it easy and respect the fact that your co-workers may have different tastes and preferences.
Mugler Cologne is what immediately comes to mind for me in this type of situation. It's fresh, clean, elegant, adaptable. I can't imagine anyone being offended, and I also can't imagine a situation where it would not be appropriate.
Others might include Prada Infusion d'Homme, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, Versace Pour Homme, and yes, even Acqua Di Gio. But hands down, Mugler Cologne would be my first choice for an office workhorse fragrance.
I tend to reach for Rive Gauche, Grey Vetiver, Chanel PE, D&G PH for the office, as I need a 'professional' kind of smell and just as importantly - I need it to last and these fit the bill nicely in my personal work environment.
My 'Signatures' (in alphabetical order)...
French Lover - EdP Frederic Malle
Green Irish Tweed - Creed
Grey Vetiver - Tom Ford
Platinum Egoiste - CHANEL
I guess it also depends if you are a stuck in a cubical kinda guy or a stuck in a corner office kinda guy.
Platinum Egoiste - Chanel
Gendarme - Gendarme
Terre d' Hermés - Hermés
L'Homme - YSL
Mugler Cologne - Thierry Mugler
Acqua di Giò pour Homme - Armani
Cool Water / GIT - Davidoff / Creed
Egoiste - Chanel
L'Homme - YSL
Terre d' Hermés - Hermés
Royal Oud - Creed
Tom Ford Extreme - Tom Ford
Colonia - Acqua di Parma
GIT - Creed
With the corner office kinda guy, I figure you can be more garish and plus you have more room to project and not offend. Plus, you want more sillage so you leave more of a lasting impression.
Last edited by El_Guapo; 22nd June 2012 at 06:34 PM.
Similarly I like Chanel Allure Homme a lot but it's way too sharp for office wear. Lauder Intuition is a softer, more wearable alternative if you like cedary Orientals.
I travel a lot and always have with me six 4ml travalo atomsers containing
Chanel pour monsieur
Having said all that, my current favourite is Sycomore.
8 sprays of Aventus