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    Default Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    I go very hot and cold with cumin centric scents... some days I think Eau d'Hermes is the best thing ever, other days I feel like the scent is just annoying me. Regardless its like nothing else I own or have smelled - and thats a good thing! Is this a good scent for office wear? or is it more of an indulgent scent that others around me may not appreciate??
    Last edited by Popgeer; 14th September 2010 at 03:22 PM.

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    If you don't mind a female chiming in - I think of it as one of my "safest" scents, actually. I think it's totally appropriate any time, any place. The sweaty cumin-leather note is so soft that I don't even think anybody notices the suggestivity of this scent, except for us fume heads. Noone has ever complained.

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    Of course but not the parfum. Stick to the EdT ver. Awesome for for the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    Of course but not the parfum. Stick to the EdT ver. Awesome for for the office.
    There´s an EDP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy View Post
    There´s an EDP?
    No, I don't think there is. Only the EdT is on the Hermes website:

    http://uk.hermes.com/webapp/wcs/stor...ARING&nbItem=0

    That's also all I've seen in the Hermes shops.

    In answer to the original question, I think it's fine for the office, as the drydown is quite soft and the sillage is controlled.
    Last edited by StewartGallacher; 14th September 2010 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augusta View Post
    If you don't mind a female chiming in - I think of it as one of my "safest" scents, actually. I think it's totally appropriate any time, any place. The sweaty cumin-leather note is so soft that I don't even think anybody notices the suggestivity of this scent, except for us fume heads. Noone has ever complained.
    Thanks Augusta - Great to get a female response as my concern has been more with female coworkers picking up the sweaty cumin notes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augusta View Post
    If you don't mind a female chiming in - I think of it as one of my "safest" scents, actually. I think it's totally appropriate any time, any place. The sweaty cumin-leather note is so soft that I don't even think anybody notices the suggestivity of this scent, except for us fume heads. Noone has ever complained.
    I agree with this 99%. And that missing 1% is only because I *might* feel a little odd while the initial topnotes are going strong. After that, totally versatile powdery scent with only the slightest animalic tendencies.
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    I have already wear it a during my working day, and my colleagues didn`t complain about this one. I prefer to wear it in winter tough

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    I have felt free thus far to wear whatever I want at work, but that may not be prudent.

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    You may smell a tad poofy, though...

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    One of my favorites; I think it is appropriate almost anywhere, anytime. I second the advice on its topnotes, they do last awhile and it may be better to apply it before you get to the office.

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    I've worn Eau d'Hermes in any number of different situations, business/office ones included. It's one of my scents that never get put away for any seasonal reasons, as I find it works in hot or cold, humid or dry. It just suits me, I guess, and expresses something about me personally that seems right all around. The only caveat I observe is that the beginning 15 minutes or so are very pungently spicy on me - not anything at all pumpkin-pie or foody, but an incredibly forceful, sharp cardamom/citrus combo. The softening of this scent takes about an hour on me all told. At the end of the heart and into the drydown, it settles into a combination of leather, spice and fainter citrus. I love all its stages, but I do take care not to splash or spray a fresh dose of Eau d'Hermes in close quarters because of the blast at the top.

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    Default Re: Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    Quote Originally Posted by Popgeer View Post
    Is this a good scent for office wear?
    Sure. Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luis View Post
    You may smell a tad poofy, though...
    Poofy meaning inflated?
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    Isn't it interesting how differently fragrances can be interpreted? I think of Eau d'Hermes as being forcefully masculine, yet we can see in this thread that at least one woman wears it often and another poster thinks it's poofy. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with this and I think a lot of people do. It seems some of the most beloved fragrances are also the most reviled, like Angel/A*Men. I would be concerned about wearing this at work because people who don't like it think it really stinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    Isn't it interesting how differently fragrances can be interpreted? I think of Eau d'Hermes as being forcefully masculine, yet we can see in this thread that at least one woman wears it often and another poster thinks it's poofy. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with this and I think a lot of people do. It seems some of the most beloved fragrances are also the most reviled, like Angel/A*Men. I would be concerned about wearing this at work because people who don't like it think it really stinks!
    Well said, sir, well said! I agree, though for some unexplainable reason I think of EdH as being forcefully feminine for this day and time...which proves your point, really.

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