One I like to wear to the office is Bois Du Portugal
Here is a question. What would you say is the best men's fragrance for the office setting for a man in his 30s or 40s? I might say Dior's L'homme savage. What do you think?
One I like to wear to the office is Bois Du Portugal
office setting? Bulgari pour Homme
Sauvage is a classic/vintage choice that I like, but don't own.
I've been happy alternating between GIT, Acqua Di Parma Colonia/Colonia Assoluta, and TF Italian Cypress as of late. I'm at the early end of the demographic.
I'd say either Grey Vetiver or Green Irish Tweed, both high quality office scents.
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I'm 36 and my choice is Boucheron PH, Cacharel PH, Salvatore Ferragamo PH, Lauder FM, YSL PH and Jazz for summer which is about +20+30C where I live.
Cartier Santos (medium vintage), CDG Wonderwood, Lagerfeld Classic and L'Artisan Eau du Navigateur for colder season which is about 0-20C.
Hope this helps.
1. Terre d'Hermès
2. Must de Cartier pour Homme
3.Guerlain Homme Intense
Rive Gauche pour Homme
Eau De Rochas Homme (as recently suggested here and purchased by me). Clean, zesty, well blended juice.
Frederic Malle`s "creme de la creme" Vetiver Extraordinaire
+1s for Terre d'Hermes and AdP Colonia. Another traditional one is a good masculine rose scent like Floris No. 89 (vintage juice is preferable if you can find it).
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Antidote by Viktor & Rolf
Lorenzo Villoresi - Uomo, AdP - Colonia assuluto, MFG - Aqua universalis, Givenchy - Vetiver. Nicolai - NY, Strellson - No.1
My top 16:
1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...
Gucci Pour Homme
Calvin Klein - Obsession For Men
Grey Vetiver and Terre D'Hermes are good choices. I don't limit myself though and wear pretty much whatever I feel like and just limit the amount of sprays to whatever I feel appropriate.
Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed would be my top choices.
Another would be Cartier Declaration or Mugler Cologne.
I wear Penhaligons Opus 1870 for the office and its perfect.
A well crafted and "simple" vetiver would be perfect (e.g. Givenchy Vetyver, Guerlain Vetiver, Vettiveru), otherwise, if you want more complexity you could go for Mark Birley for Men (discreet, classy yet modern).
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I work in an overly air conditioned office, that is usually too cold. My perfect office scent would be Armani Eau Pour Homme or some other Citrus Chypre, but they just dont bloom, don't escape the skin in my office.
Orientals work better in the chilled air, but a lot have potent projection and some people in the office environment dont appreciate that. A*Men and Joop are no no's, it doesn't matter how light on the spray you go! The guys that suggested Cartier Must pour Homme and V&R Antidote made good calls, they last but have minimal projection. I personally use Burberry Brit or light sprays of B*Men or Play Intense for this purpose which will be stronger, but in the UK I think I can get away with it, there is not such a cultural stigma to wearing scents in the office here as in the US. I also find that Vanilla based scents, no matter how strong they are, are universally liked. Caron pour un Homme is perfect for this.
Otherwise, I would agree with the advice on Vetivers. In a world where the masses use AdG and Code, a Vetiver will stand out, a bit clean but also a bit earthy/dirty, and they project well in an air conditioned office. Here's a great Vetiver thread:
Last edited by andym72; 17th March 2012 at 09:28 AM.
I'll agree with Grey Vetiver and Terre D'Hermes. I'll throw in a little L'Instant De Guerlain PH.
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4. Febreze Pour Homme
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Forgot to mention, out of what I own I would suggest Bulgari PH, one spray of Rive Gauche or Kenzo Air for a change
Vetiver guerlain, caron ph, chanel egoiste, terre d'hermes parfum, creed bdp
Kenzo Power Cologne
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentreé
Creed OV is a great choice for the office IMO
Sounds like someones having a case of the Mondays
Any fragrance that he likes.
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Sycomore gets my vote.
I hope i don't catch slack for this one but I suggest Aqua Elements by Hugo Boss. It got me two compliments within 4 hrs of being at work.
That said, you'll likely find certain scents feel better for you during the day, while you're working. But that's a subjective call; when I need some comfort and coziness, I often reach for a rich oriental, and it gets me through a busy day. At other times I want to feel "suave," so I grab something like Sycomore or Dior Homme.
Seems like a good office scent is one that shows your good taste and consideration for others, based on your office culture. But that leaves a wide field for expression.
My favorites for office
Azzaro Pour Homme
Rive Gauche Pour Homme
Terre dHermes Parfum
Creed Green Valley
Terre D'Hermès pure perfume
YSL Rive Gauche
YSL Pour Homme Concentrée
Azzaro pour Homme
Bond no. 9 Chez Bond
Bvlgari Pour Homme/Soir
Chanel Allure Homme
Dior Fahrenheit 32
Burberry The Beat
Killian Taste of Heaven
Caron Pour un Homme
Caron Third Man
Boss no. 1
Just to name a few I own and use for office.
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WANTED (full or partial bottles)
Divine eau Divine (refillable)
YSL rive gauche..
Chanel Platinum Egoiste
Chanel Allure Homme
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
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