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    Default A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    WARNING: This is a thread about a very controversial fragrance on Basenotes. Proceed at your own risk.

    In the cube next to mine at work, one of my coworkers wears A*Men at times. And recently, he upgraded to A*Men Pure Leather and has been wearing it to work as well. He can pull it off just fine, as he doesn't overdose on it (I can faintly smell it from my cubicle). I have occasionally worn A*Men to the same (very casual) office, but have standardized on Straight to Heaven per a coworker's request.

    But I need to ask a question: Is A*Men suitable for office use or not? (We're talking about the original and not the many flankers.) Don't forget to vote in the poll.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Too vile for ANY use.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Suitable if not oversprayed (maybe 4-6 sprays)
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Suitable

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    It depends - if your boss or others are likely to think either,
    a. That you would really rather be partying somewhere else rather than work, or
    b. That you are on the hunt for some female colleague,
    then it is probably not a good idea.

    On the other hand, if your work involves interacting with female customers or female clients, it's probably a great idea.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Too vile for ANY use.
    +1......

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Not suitable and is vile.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I simply don't like it, so my vote is no....my tastes aside, though, I think it depends on the setting, work culture & amount of application. It's definitely a potent frag unless applied lightly, so you'd have to be careful like you're co-worker is. It's also generally a love-it or hate-it type of frag, so I think you would have a higher chance of possibly "offending" someone with it vs. lighter, more universally liked frags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Too vile for ANY use.
    I guess girls and women must love vile scents.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I say yes as on my skin any fragrance is tame, and doesn't scream out through the room, so I can work stuff like A*Men, 1 Million, Black Aoud just fine, not loud at all on me.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Yeah it can be worn at the office.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    If you work at the La Brea Tar Pits. Otherwise no.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    No. Even one or two light sprays is too much, especially if it is in a small office. Being that it is in a cubicle where others may need to walk into to talk to you or conduct business, or whatever, I would say definitely not. I am thankful that those that wear this at my place of employment are in another wing of the building, and seldom have to come into the area where I am

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I like my A*men but why would you want to wear a fragrance that has such great projection at an office?
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    IMO, just about any fragrance is fine for office use, as long as it's not over sprayed. With A*Men, you should either do one spray to the back of the neck, or one spray on each inner elbow (2 sprays total). Anything more than 2 sprays is over doing it.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    On me only Pure Malt with one spray on cold days. The others are too strong even with 1 spray only.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    It absolutely is suitable for the workplace when used in moderation. I have been wearing this fragrance to work, professional setting, for many years. I have received numerous compliments. Take it easy on the sprayer.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    If you have to ask....
    I guess no then.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Another vote for "yes, if not oversprayed."

    I wear Angel Men to work sometimes, but I stick to a single spray on the chest/neck area. It's potent enough to last all day even on one spray.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    1-2 spray under clothing should be enough.
    Or keep it away from pulse points

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I like it but I'd never wear it to work. It depends what you do though. I suppose for many jobs it might be appropriate.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Yes if not overapplied. And same rule goes with any fragrance. In the case of A-Men 1 or 2 sprays under shirt should be fine.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Yes, especially if the office has a pest problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1......
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I wore dayly 6-7 sprays in the office for 6 months and nothing happened. It's open space, no cubicals and nobody complained. That means either they liked it or did not notice.

    Let's stopkidding ourselves: it is not the beast it once was. At first i even thought i got a fake bottle it was so faint after 30 mins, when the tar wore off...just faint patch for 6 hours. Amen!
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Yes, with a restrained application.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Pretty much anything is office safe is sprayed once under the shirt.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I've just been to sample this stuff for the first time. DISGUSTING and REVOLTING in every way possible! Never ever ever has a fragrance actually made me want to vomit until now. Got back to the office and immediately tried to wash it off my hand but it's still there! Eeeuw!

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Quote Originally Posted by keagz08 View Post
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I've just been to sample this stuff for the first time. DISGUSTING and REVOLTING in every way possible! Never ever ever has a fragrance actually made me want to vomit until now. Got back to the office and immediately tried to wash it off my hand but it's still there! Eeeuw!
    Same here.

    A*Men is the only perfume that makes me gag. Its not that I dislike it. I cannot tolerate it. I feel nauseous.
    No other perfume has done this.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    No fragrance is suitable for the office. They only should be outside of professional environments

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Yes, I wear 2 sprays.

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    I've worn it to the office with no problems. I wear any of my collection to the office such as today I'm wearing Leather Oud about 2 1/2 sprays. Been complimented a few times with LO at work.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I am not really a fan of the stuff so I personally wouldn't, but I voted "yes" (with the qualifier that its kept to application of only a spray or two at most).
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Absolutely not, with A Men being a sillage and projection monster it can be way too sweet and cloying.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    People wearing stuff like A*Men to work are just reinforcing the animosity many people have towards perfumes in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
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    +3 I'm afraid.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Depends on what you do, I'd say. I wouldn't be worried about its strength so much, it can be easily controlled by spraying less, but more about the sweet, fun loving, cosy impression it may give.

    It is never acceptable, not even for hormone driven young studs, to wear 10 sprays of it (or similar juice) in summer though.

  38. #38

    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    My A*men has poor longevity and average sillage. One to two sprays are fine for work.

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    I think it can be suitable in a office with few applications.
    - A lot of people thinks that they live when the only thing they do is simply exist.

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    Wear any scent, whenever and whereever Dose according to situation, temperature and personal preferences! Spray away
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Apply one spray the night before and shower in the morning and you should be fine....

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    Totally fine, but max out at 2 Sprays.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    No, unless working in a home office/self-employed etc.

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    Wow is it that powerful? I don't have it. I have decants of malt and Havane. I gagged myself recently with 2 sprays to the neck of Havane. Can't imagine wearing this to my cubicle farm if Amen is more potent.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    I wouldn't wear A*men to school or work, unless I worked at a club, but that's just me. It's got all the subtlety of a flying brick.

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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    It has been my experience that any frag can be tamed by limiting the amount worn. A*Men is no exception.
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    Default Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Maybe if you work at the Morgue. Notice that I said MAYBE.

    Actually I think that A*men is not suitable for human use, period.
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