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    Why not?!?

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    If I was a cop I'd wear Antaeus but just one or two sprays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kav View Post
    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.
    Fantastic story.

    I agree with keeping it within the fresh/barbershop realm. Nothing too loud or radical. A "seductive" scent would be weird. I know I'd feel awkward getting busted by a man wearing Joop! or LeMale.

    I'm not a cop but I wear a uniform, and I usually wear something like Silver Mountain Water or Rive Gauche to work. Aramis or Azzaro pH if I'm feeling assertive. I think a good rule of thumb would be to wear something that could be mistaken for soap or deodorant, or a recent trip to the barber. You want to come across as a well groomed man, but not a "dandy", if that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    Either way, wear something transparent and light. Low sillage.
    Very good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    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.
    I mean no offense to anyone who's posted after Stylin, but when he stated my thought I decided I better quote it and agree. So I haven't read any posts after Stylin's.

    I agree with him. If any scent, I'd say it really must be something so neutral or so traditional that it's unremarkable except for the nod it gives to tradition and reserve. Expressed in scent, that would be Roger & Gallet's Extra Vieille, I think.
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    If i had a job like that i would use himalaya or silver mountain water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    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.
    I concur with Stylin on this. In a public job, keep your grooming scents to a minimum and wear if off-duty.

    As a person in uniform, you represent the organisation. At home or on your own time, go ahead and be expressive in both your clothing and your scent.
    "...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."

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    Wear 'One Man Show', it's both symbolic as well as the scent will help in subduing perpetrators with one whiff!
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    I say you should wear scent but keep it fresh and lighter. If you wear a uniform - how else can you express your individuality... ( apart from the tattoos )
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    Why not ?
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I concur with Stylin on this. In a public job, keep your grooming scents to a minimum and wear if off-duty.

    As a person in uniform, you represent the organisation. At home or on your own time, go ahead and be expressive in both your clothing and your scent.
    I need to add to this. Scent is a strong way of communicating and often occurs on a subconscious level. I don't think many can discount this. How would you perceive a female colleague (police officer) wearing tons of sugary perfume, or a deep spicy oriental?

    Law enforcement is a job in which many different variables (many dangerous) present themselves each day. It's not like a business office or a customer service desk. A 'perfumed guy" might be taken for many things--from "elegantly-groomed gentleman" to "prissy fop." You cannot afford to project but ONE image: enforcing the law and your toughness to do the job without hesitation. This must be your only message, not how elegant and groomed you are.

    Would you wear a sillage-monster powerhouse to a court appearance? Certainly not. Likewise, do not wear strong scent in uniform. I would recommend just the *very* lightest of scents.
    "...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."

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    Great story, Kav. LOL.

    I agree a high sillage frag bomb is definitely a no-no when you're on duty. And I understand the rationale behind keeping it neutral while on duty. But how exactly neutral is a tattoo? Esp. if it is on a prominently visible part of the body. Should OP apply some concealer on them too just to keep things strictly 'neutral'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Great story, Kav. LOL.

    I agree a high sillage frag bomb is definitely a no-no when you're on duty. And I understand the rationale behind keeping it neutral while on duty. But how exactly neutral is a tattoo? Esp. if it is on a prominently visible part of the body. Should OP apply some concealer on them too just to keep things strictly 'neutral'?
    ANY tattoo is a statement. In light of their permanence and the pain that goes with them, there are all kinds of associations. They make a very strong statement, regardless of the statement.

    Happily, unlike with tattoos, one can change fragrances from day to day, or wash off entirely.
    "...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."

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    Why shouldn't you wear perfume?
    Considering your job, I suggest "Bandit".
    Jokes aside, though, wear what makes you comfortable. Perhaps something a bit "macho" - on the light side?

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    I also agree with Gendarme (also no pun intended). You may want a clean, fresh scent that's also a bit disarming-- and this one has that effect on people.

    I also suggest Bulgari Pour Homme for the same reason.

    John Varvatos Vintage is a good one if you want to smell like authority. I once had a female boss who was breaking my balls. I had been wearing more unisex, easygoing scents up til then. I decided to start wearing Vintage everyday to see if I could assert a kind of male dominance over her. It seemed to work. She stopped being combative and became flirtatious. Even let me pick her up and carry her around at work. I've mentioned it before. It was strange but it worked.

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    If you like the rubber in BLACk I would suggest the IMO even better and highly uncommon Black Jeans by versace.
    Discontinoued yet still available on ebay for cheap it's one heck of a dark, tar and rubber scent.
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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 would say no, but from how you describe your specific job, it "seems" like it's somewhat casual (i.e. working on a campus, riding a golf cart, etc.). Because of this, I say that if your job PERMITS you to wear a fragrance, then do so, but keep it very light. The last thing you want is to be handcuffing someone, and smelling heavily of Rochas Man. Other than that, I agree with many here that if you have a public service job, (i.e. Doctor, Police Officer, Etc.) it's probably better not to wear anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo940 View Post
    .....Should I stay away from certain fregrances while in uniform?
    Do what feels good.

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    I did get 5ml of musc ravegeur last Friday.. not sure what it smells like cause I haven't tried it out.. not sure how many sprays and if I should wait till late october.. I live in texas and its HOT here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo940 View Post
    I did get 5ml of musc ravegeur last Friday.. not sure what it smells like cause I haven't tried it out.. not sure how many sprays and if I should wait till late october.. I live in texas and its HOT here.
    Well that's a sexy scent ! Maybe you could try one or two sprays at work to see how that goes ??
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