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    Cool The best fragrance to use in the office?

    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' Herms would be a good choice? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

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    These are the ones I use, for office use;

    Rive Gauche, YSL
    Dia man, Amouage
    Azzaro PH
    Vetiver, Guerlain
    L'Instant, Gueralin

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    Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver

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    Bois Du Portugal

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    Bleu de Chanel
    Bvlgari Man
    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

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    +1. Amouage Dia
    +1. Terre d`Hermes
    Creed Tabarome Millesime
    Boss number One

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    Burberry London
    Live Jazz

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    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Boucheron PH EDP - it's the perfect fragrance for an office since it exudes class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
    I second this!
    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Sir Oscar Wilde

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    Bulgari Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    and this too! ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    and this too! ha
    +1 for this one, wear whatever you want!

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    Live Jazz
    Terre d`Hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    Bois Du Portugal
    GIT,
    ..are some

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    this

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    Le male jpg
    cabaret homme gress
    mazzolari lui
    fougere bengale
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    Quote Originally Posted by User2836 View Post
    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.
    Just about any good designer or drugstore fragrance should work for the office, as long as it works on your skin and you don't overapply - that IS the target audience after all. My closest to a usual office rotation would be:

    Givenchy, Xeryus
    Knize Ten
    Prada, Infusion D'Iris
    l'Occitane Vetyver
    MPG, Centaure
    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.

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    declaration cartier
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garons man 2

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    Cartier Declaration Cologne
    Amouage Reflection
    Burberry for Men
    Dolce & Gabanna PH
    Issey Miyake

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    Terre d' Hermes
    GIT
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
    --Ben Hogan

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    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

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    Terre d'Hermes = office fragrance champion

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    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.

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    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.

    Fougre Royale
    Green Irish Tweed
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Cool Water (I am thinking of dropping this. I just don't get enough out of it)
    Silver Mountain Water
    Mugler Cologne
    Vtiver Extraordinaire
    Acqua di Gi pour Homme (I am also considering dropping this one. It has given me a headache the last couple of times)
    Ungaro III
    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!)
    Terre d’Hermes
    Dclaration
    Etro Santal
    Bois de Portugal

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    The One

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    Gucci II
    Bvlagari Extreme ( Man )
    Dior Dune
    Guerlain Homme
    Cartier Declaration
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan View Post
    Boucheron PH EDP - it's the perfect fragrance for an office since it exudes class.
    Mike, Boucheron is a good choice, but experiement with the EDT as the EDP may be too much.

    I will add (plus some agreements):

    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Caron Le Troisieme Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT or EDP
    Guerlain Jicky EDT
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Here's my top five office colognes. Includes the popular Green Irish Tweed, Polo Blue, etc.
    Reviews geared for the younger crowd: www.thecolognereview.com

    Currently hosting bottle splits of Bond No. 9 Bleecker St, and Creed Selection Verte ///PM details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoy View Post
    Terre d'Hermes = office fragrance champion

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoy View Post
    Terre d'Hermes = office fragrance champion
    I can get with this, along with its niche twin Red Vetyver. Bang fits into this category, as well. In fact, Bang may be about my favorite work scent.

    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Aventus distracts women. Use with caution at the office.

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    Windsor, Creed
    Grey Vetiver, Tom Ford

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixon Cider View Post
    Chanel - Platinum Egoiste
    +1. Also Bvlgari Pour Homme Soir.

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    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.
    Last edited by bhougland; 19th April 2011 at 02:05 AM.

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    Creed Aventus
    Creed Himalaya
    Terre d' Herms 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.

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    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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    Bond No. 9 -- Wall Street

    It's a very unoffensive cucumber / aquatic scent. It's become my go-to work scent.

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    A few already mentioned and a few new ones.
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme,
    Guerlain Jicky,
    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.

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    Gendarme

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    YSL Rive Gauche- already recommended so far - is, in my opinion, one of the most suitable scents for office wear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    YSL Rive Gauche- already recommended so far - is, in my opinion, one of the most suitable scents for office wear
    Yes - YSL Rive Gauche is my go to office scent. I also rotate with Chanel PE, D&G PH and RL Polo Modern Reserve.

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    Gucci Nobile works well.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    ^This ...

    You can practically pull off any fragrance you want but most importantly you need to know how potent each of the fragrances is and how many sprays to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firz84 View Post
    ^This ...

    You can practically pull off any fragrance you want but most importantly you need to know how potent each of the fragrances is and how many sprays to do.
    I agree totally. There is no such thing as an 'office only' scent or 'night-out' scent in my opinion.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    Yep
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Any damn fragrance you want to wear.
    Amen to that! --Er . . .I mean Hallelujah!

    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, Japur Homme, Domenico Caraceni 1913, Cuba by Czech & Speak, Tiffany for Men, Azzaro pour Homme or--Say, did I mention any damn fragrance you want?

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    My Antaeus can beat up your Armani.

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    Vetiver Guerlain
    Caron puh (my SOTD)
    KITON Men
    YSL Rive gauche
    YSL Live Jazz (when It's too hot)
    Creed Vetiver 48 (I prefer it during winter season)
    Creed GIT
    Chanel Egoiste
    Amouage RM (only 2 sprays)
    *MKK (ahahah, my collegue love it)

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH1016 View Post
    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.
    Mugler Cologne is indeed a non-offensive, clean, versatile frag, but on my skin, it simply disappears after a few hours, hence for a long day at work, it just doesn't cut it for me. I tend to use it for sport i.e. post shower after a game of football.

    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.

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    I guess it also depends if you are a stuck in a cubical kinda guy or a stuck in a corner office kinda guy.

    Worker guy:
    Platinum Egoiste - Chanel
    Gendarme - Gendarme
    Terre d' Herms - Herms
    L'Homme - YSL
    Mugler Cologne - Thierry Mugler
    Acqua di Gi pour Homme - Armani
    Cool Water / GIT - Davidoff / Creed


    Boss guy:
    Egoiste - Chanel
    L'Homme - YSL
    Terre d' Herms - Herms
    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 05:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giannino View Post
    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.
    I would avoid Rive Gauche for the office because it's pretty potent stuff, and it's not for everyone. From that family of fougeres I find Paco Rabanne PH and Aramis Tuscany to be much more suitable for office use. But that's just me.

    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.

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    I travel a lot and always have with me six 4ml travalo atomsers containing
    Habit Rouge
    Guerlain vetiver
    Chanel pour monsieur
    Chanel l'egoiste
    Dior homme
    Terre d'Hermes

    Having said all that, my current favourite is Sycomore.

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    8 sprays of Aventus

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    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.
    Same here! Just limit the sprays to 3 MAX! and pretty much anything is office/school safe.

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