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Thread: Job Interview
So tomorrow I have a job interview and just for the heck of it I would like to ask you what from my wardrobe you would wear in such a situation.
Yes, I do know it's not gonna get me the job (I hope my personality/skills will cover for that) and I also know it's silly but I'd still like to play
Wish me luck!
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I would wear no fragrance...depending on the person interviewing you, they might not like what you have on...so i would just go with deodorant and soap...imo
a light couple spritzes of Eau d'Orange Verte. That's my go-to interview scent since it's pretty low key and simple and unlikely to offend if it's even noticed.
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I must say YSL Rive Gauche.
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+1 on wearing no fragrance at all.
I know this might be a problem for you but there is always a chance that you might offend some sensitive nose with your fragrance.
I think Rive Gauche and Allure Homme are safe choices...you got some beasts on there!
While I can see the argument of wearing nothing, I think "you got to be you" - within common sense of course. I wouldn't go trigger happy with something like M7 b/c that can really intrude on others noses. But there is just as much chance the person interviewing you doesn't like your face and you won't get the job, so I would say "the hell with it" and be yourself. But a reserved, professional version of yourself.
I've always believed you have to go into situations like that (dating too) with confidence and think in terms of equal footing. Obvious one can be respectful and open-minded without being a doormat.
I wouldn't wear anything.
I've had cologne backfire on me before when I went to a meeting only to give someone an allergic reaction. Turns out she worked as a chemist on various compounds that bear a structural resemblance to musk and had developed an allergy.
If you must wear something, go very light. It's an interview, not a club.
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very lightly applied. I'd do 2 to the chest and that's it.
My goal would be to smell pleasant, not flamboyant. Vetiver works but IMO can be off-putting and smell like your suit is overdue for a dry cleaning. Bvlgari's lineup is great for professional office setting. I used PH Soir on my last interview.
If you don't mind, what position are you interviewing for?
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I was also thinking Rive Gauche because it is not sweet like many of the scents you have and it is not a kick in the face like many fresh scents. With the fake heat being pumped through offices and buildings I don't think those type would work, which is why i settled on Rive Gauche.
I would spray very conservatively because you don't want to force people to smell you by having a huge invisible forcefield of fragrance. Just my opinion.
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I also go with don't wear a fragrance. Just make sure you look clean, sharp, and personable. THere not going to care if you smell like a million bucks
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Hm. I had considered a lot but none at all?
It's just for a part time job at an mid-to-upper-class clothing store to pay for everyday expenses while I'm at university, so not that a big deal.
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I'm with some of the others - Don't wear a fragrance and good luck.
I personally would not wear a fragrance at a job interview for the reasons mentioned above. When you get that job, then go on a long Yatagan bender to celebrate. Best of luck!
Whatever makes you feel relaxed, lightly applied.
Just one shot of Allure Homme on the chest.
I want to say whatever fragrance makes you feel most confident, but I tend to side more with the "none" crowd. I just think we Basenoters are very scent based and our scents are truly a part of us. When people get to know us, that becomes understood.
But in an interview, there's so much stuff being judged that has nothing to do with your talents and abilities. It can't be helped. MrFragranceReview above is "one of us" and he's against it. If someone comes in all "fragged up," a tiny little negative tick mark is likely checked off in his head.
All that said, perhaps the slightest bit of Infusion Pour Homme. It smells very soapy, so instead of smelling "perfumey" maybe you just smell clean. (But that's stuff more potent than you think.)
+1 for not wearing anything.
I am assuming an important interview (suit and tie) for a career position. From his wardrobe, those were my recs but there are better ones out there.
Volume is of utmost importance. I think a frag choice is necessary for an important interview. You WILL emit some scent, whether its your BO, your aniperspirant/deodorant, and/or the lightly applied frag. 2 sprays to the chest max, stay away from the pulsepoints, youre not going to be hugging anyone.
I like more neutrally scented antiperspirants and the scents from the Chanel or Bvlagri house do better in these situations. There's something to be said about a classic, well made, but subdued scent and the Chanel house konw what they're doing.
Chanel Platinum Egoiste is my scent of choice in interviews. And truthfully, the more I smell Bleu de Chanel, the more I think it would be appropriate for a job interivew. Bvlagri PH is a nice alternative. I used to like vetiver-heavy frags but no more, it gives a musty drydown and can smell weird over drycleaned clothes... maybe its just me but there u have it.
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