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    Default Can/should i wear cologne while in Uniform? (police officer)

    I started a thread but i put it in the womens forum and i guess that was a big NO NO! lol
    no replies what so ever from them lol. Anyways I work at a college as a police officer but dont wear a cop uniform, only tactical pants and a polo and the same colors every freaking day. I do stay in an office for a while but I'm also walking around the campus a lot. Should I stay away from certain fregrances while in uniform?

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    Default Re: Can/should i wear cologne while in Uniform? (police officer)

    Are you male or female?
    Either way, wear something transparent and light. Low sillage.

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    I am 28 and Male VERY male LOL I'm new to all these scents I need more like names of colognes ..

    I'm going to copy and paste from the other thread so you can know a little about me..

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here.. and I did search this to try and find some info before starting this thread.

    I'm 28 and I am a College campus security officer. I've been doing this for a month now and well, there are a lot of attractive women here all ages 18+

    I do catch a lot of ladies here checking me out but maybe because I'm not your tipical security officer I'm guessing. I'm 6' tall and I am a gym rat with tattoos, I have always been told i have the badboy look and have been compared to Vin Diesel a lot back when I used to have my head shaved.

    ANYWAYS, my question to you is.. SHOULD/CAN I wear cologne while on duty? Yes, I'm trying to attract, make em think WOW, maybe catch their attention before they take a look at me as they walk by me. Students, Teachers, parents LOL I do work in an office but I also walk around the campus a lot... and drive a golf cart around. I do need to mention to ya'll that I look the same everyday but not your typical police uniform. tactical pants and polo shirt but pretty much always the same colors.

    I love bvlgari black have been wearing it for 3 years (signiture scent) LOTS AND LOTS of compliments.. I've had women trying to steal my bottle before! Projection sucks on it though and before that I wore Bora Bora by liz claiborne and honestly, I had the same result as BB with the ladies! Except it used to fade aways within a couple of hours BUT got compliments ALL the time, malls, hospitals, you name it! OH and one more thing, I DO NOT LIKE SMELLING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE! Especially since i do work around like a 1,000 guys lol. I like to stand out.

    any suggestions? thoughts? Damn I wrote a lot! bored here at work its a holiday!!!

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    I say wear what you like I do not think your job as a police officer at a college campus should make a difference. I bet CIA and FBI agents wear fragrances while on the job.

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    As people said, wear something light and inoffensive, Fresh/Aquatics are great, but as person who doesn't like them, I might also suggest Powdery and clean fragrance (Prada are great at clean scents). Now if you have the personality and confidence, then you can really wear anything that is not a silage beast. What I'm saying is, yes it's always ok if it's light and doesn't grab much attention, if you're confident, you can go one step up and get something moderate, but no matter what, for the kind of job you have, don't go too strong. But hey in some places where wearing perfumes is ok, guess it's ok to go strong. Ahhh, short answer, yes...you can.

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    I just hope I dont come off as trying too hard to the ladies? I guess its best not too smell like the other 1,000 guys that go to school here either lol

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    I don't know why, but I don't think people in uniforms should wear fragrances to work. A fragrance is a (personal) statement, just like clothes, that's why people with those professions wear uniforms in the first place. Wearing a fragrance would probably make you look more "human" and less professional. Maybe people won't take you as serious as they should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    I don't know why, but I don't think people in uniforms should wear fragrances to work. A fragrance is a (personal) statement, just like clothes, that's why people with those professions wear uniforms in the first place. Wearing a fragrance would probably make you look more "human" and less professional. Maybe people won't take you as serious as they should.
    You took the words out of my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo940 View Post
    I just hope I dont come off as trying too hard to the ladies? I guess its best not too smell like the other 1,000 guys that go to school here either lol
    Women like a man in uniform and if wearing your favorite fragrance makes you feel more confident then I say all the power to you. You may want to get a dark pair of shades and some gold jewellery for dramatic effect and be Alpha.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo940 View Post

    I'm 28 and I am a College campus security officer. ... I'm 6' tall and I am a gym rat with tattoos, I have always been told i have the badboy look and have been compared to Vin Diesel a lot back when I used to have my head shaved.
    Ever tried Tom Of Finland? I'm afraid that said women won't lose You trail either ...

    In earnest, after a while in fragrance I personally would enjoy people not smelling of vetiver, sugar or musk - that includes functional frags like laundry detergent. Thank You!

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    Something with a casual vibe since you are on a college campus yet, not too flowery or sweet which might take away from your authority presence. Or maybe something with a leathery feel to it. My father was a P.O. for 20 years and he wore something, I vaguely remember the scent but not the name. It mixed well with the smell of shoe polish, cause his shoes were always immaculate and leather from his belt/holster. Since he was from the 50s era in his youth and worked as a P.O. through the late 60s, 70s and into the 80s it probably was something classic. I wouldn't know what it is.
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    Sure, nothing goes better with a Glock than Havana....LOL!
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    It's just my gut, but in a public job like that, whatever you wear should be pretty neutral. I'd save the really good stuff for when off duty.

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    On second thought, I'd recommend Kouros, Quorum, Bijan - really any of the 80's powerhouses. This way if you cannot overpower the offender, your sillage surely will. J.K. ;')

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    Quote Originally Posted by irrbloss View Post
    I don't know why, but I don't think people in uniforms should wear fragrances to work. A fragrance is a (personal) statement, just like clothes, that's why people with those professions wear uniforms in the first place. Wearing a fragrance would probably make you look more "human" and less professional. Maybe people won't take you as serious as they should.
    A tattoo is already a personal statement. No one makes a big deal of it. I'd take a well-built & tattooed security officer seriously anytime over an out of shape & obviously unfit one anyday. Unless he's wearing a tutu of course. I say go for it. Nice to have a human in charge of security.

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    Default Re: Can/should i wear cologne while in Uniform? (police officer)

    If you're comfortable with Bulgari Black, I would stick with that. The projection is better than you realize - I can pick it up six feet away from a woman at work. Excellent unisex fragrance, not common, women like it, and just edgy enough to fit you. Your situation is a bit different than many cops - I imagine it's more active, blending in with crowds, and supposed to be more casual and interactive. Plus, you're a big guy and athletic, and that means odor. You need a frag.

    You may want to invest in the deodorant and bath products for Bulgari Black. By using a combination of products, you can project better and with a richer combination of notes.

    You're wearing a 5-start fragrance. Nothing to be ashamed of.

    PS - A rubber scent is modern. Like a polymer handgun. Some people may even mistake that note for the smell of your gear, if you carry any.
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    absolutely should wear something .If you ride in the car with a partner, i would just make sure its not too heavy of a scent.

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    nice... great responses all around! So there are actually other products besides the cologne for bvlgari black?? I've never been able to find any!

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    So I'm guessing no Le male lol I just got Pure Malt in a couple days ago but it gets too hot here in Texas so i guess i'll only spray like 4 times? lol

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    I'm a police officer in NYC. When I'm in uniform, I'll stick to something clean, sporty, or barbershop. You never know where you're going to end up on any given day ... in someone's house, in a church, in court, in a crack den ... Keep it light and neutral. I'll usually rotate Mugler Cologne, Gendarme, Platinum Egoiste, Rive Gauche. I have to wear a bullet resistant vest and in NYC, it can feel like 100 degrees plus in the summers. Then you'll want something cooling and refreshing like L'eau Par Kenzo or Live Jazz. Keep the romantic stuff in the locker for the end of your shift.

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    i would say no, you do not want booty warrior or tossed salad man coming after you lol.

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    I served in the USCG. I was on a icebreaker heading for the antarctic. We were on the bridge. I'm shooting the sun with a sextant for practise. This brand new ensign, out of some midwest ROTC college launched a disparaging litany against our old fashioned insturments and how wonderfull the latest electronic aids to navigation were. He did this, grabbing a pre war Weems & Plath brass sextant from it's philipine mahogany,velvet lined box and waving it around like so much junk.
    The poor fool. My CPO, the helmsman and I all smelled BAY RUM. Chief starts humming, barely audibly the Darth Vader theme music. The bay rum sillage heralded the appearance of our skipper, standing behind the ensign. With a cough he announced his presence and retreived the sextant gifted at his academy graduation decades previous.
    The 'old man' had all electronics secured for a double watch and the ensign had to navigate us via sextant,chronometer and charts alone.
    That ensign learned very quickly to pick out bay rum from saltwater, bilge sweat, the ship's company, fuel oil, coffee and allteh other smells of a WW2 commissioned icebreaker sailing south.

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    YSL's Rive Gauche pour homme

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    Kav, I love your story!

    Visiting from the ladies forum here. My opinion on your security job and perfumes: keep it professional, not too loud and save the sexy perfumes for off duty time. JMO.

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    Wear Gendarme lol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant View Post
    Wear Gendarme lol.

    (French for policeman for those who didn't know)
    Indeed, and actually a perfect scent for him on duty.

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    I'm sure criminal defense attorneys would love for you to wear heavy scents on the job. Picture your police report:

    "On the above date and time, R/O was on foot patrol when R/O saw three subjects standing in a closed circle between two buildings. R/O observed the subjects passing what appeared to be a lit cigarette-shaped item. Based on R/O's training and experience, R/O believed said subjects were smoking a substance containing cannabis. As R/O approached said subjects to conduct a field interview, the subjects all began to cough. When R/O came close to them, R/O saw that their eyes appeared to be turning red, bloodshot and glassy. However, when R/O advised the subjects to "freeze," one M/W 180 lbs advised "Man, that cologne is intense!" as he coughed and covered his nose. Indeed, due to the large amount of Bulgari Black that said R/O had doused himself with at the beginning of his shift, R/O could not ascertain any odor of cannabis emitting from said subjects. R/O determined that said subjects behavior and appearance was consistent with acute olfactory assault. Based on R/O's observations and growing sense of shame, the interview was terminated. Nothing further."

    I say go for it. The more the better!
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    id say just wear a fresh clean scent. Prada Amber Pour Homme, Mugler Cologne, Chanel Allure Sport Edition Blatche.

    idk how people are going to feel about this, but i think Sean John I Am King would be good

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    Default Re: Can/should i wear cologne while in Uniform? (police officer)

    Why not. You probably already use one or more of the following: scented deodorant/antiperspirant, scented shampoo, scented bath/shower soap, scented shaving creme, scented laundry detergent, all of which are already somewhat noticeable.
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