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Thread: Best fragrance for a dentist
what is the most appropriate fragrance for a dentist?
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Chanel Egoiste comes to mind. A superb blend of rose and sandalwood, with a tasteful pinch of subtle spices. Timeless, smooth and sophisticated. Excellent longevity. One of my top favorites.
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Last week I wore Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme and my co-worker said I smell like the dentist, lol.
However, that was his impression of it, but I am going to offer up Mugler Cologne.
It would be hard to offend patients with this one. It's got that steam clean freshness to it. Plus, it provides a callming and uplifting effect for that special moment when the drill fires up
I happen to think that Cartier Roadster would be very appropriate for a dentist, or any healthcare professional, to wear.
All things considered, I'd have to say something quiet and unisex like Caron Eau Pure, or nothing at all. My dentist is female and she doesn't wear fragrance that I'm able to detect.
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Anything that doesn't gag the patient while he is being worked on.
For the patient, nothing that distracts the dentist from doing his work effectively.
Another vote for Mugler Cologne, its soapy-clean accord seems to fit well into the overall picture.
something soft & refined....
Think Acqua di Parma Colonia or a refined Vetiver scent, like Creed's OV or Guerlain's Vetiver. Not the smokey Vetiver such as Sycomore or Encre Noir.
Also Guerlain's Imperiale. Soft, citrus-y and close to the skin.
Mugler Cologne, Creed Original Vetiver, Gendarme, Tom Ford Neroli Portifino...any of those light, fresh soapy scents should fair well for your profession & environment.
Other than that, something that on you is super-quiet. No patient should be smelling anything unless you lean right over them. I haven't smelled any kind of scent on a medical professional for years (for all I know, there may be regulations on that now, where I live) but I still remember one particular dentist (who was an asshole anyway) and his bomb of pushy cologne.
For U.K. clients anything but garlic will suffice- However an expensive niche frag will send a message of success and induce a sense of confidence in your skills as long as it isn't overpowering. In fact many patients will be frightened by clinical smells so anything cutting through will be good. Whatever makes you feel good will assist your ''air of confidence''
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Platinum Egoiste with a light application. Nice clean, fresh, soapy and metallic vibe.
Nothing is probably advisable, but if a fragrance has to br chosen, then I'll join the others recommending Mugler Cologne.
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+1 for Mugler Cologne. It is very light and safe. A dentist has to work so close to the patient that he/she should never wear a strong, offending, intrusive scent.
You must have some experience with plenty of established dentists, what do you think they're wearing? Nobody in Salvador Dali pour homme I bet. The dentists I've had work on me, if I can recall, probably smelled of high quality soap or shaving cream. Just enough scent to project a clean hygenic state of affairs.
Do not wear fragrance if you're a dentist. One patient with a sensitivity and you're going to be wishing you didn't post this thread.
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Light applications of a vetiver based frag seems appropriate.
In a previous thread, I suggested that Light blue's powerful, annoying woody ambers suggest a most effective hospital cleaner capable of killing any harmful bacterial life form. Regrettably, it is obnoxious to humans as well.
I went to the dentist last month twice and I wore Green Irish Tweed the first time, and Original Vetiver the second time (I highly recommend that one). I would think that they would work in reverse as well.
Zinc Oxide and Eugenol of course...(ingredients of temporary dental filling material from the past)
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It seems like GPHII and Boss Bottled tend to be appropriate in any field.
FIrst one that came to mind was Prada Infusion d'Homme. Gucci Pour Homme II and Creed's Original Vetiver would be great choices too.
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Anything that is fresh and doesn't project much.
I personally wouldn't like to smell cologne on my dentist unless it was something that smelled good but what may smell good to me might not smell good to the next patient. It could make you lose patients. So, def something fresh, light, and mature.
Nothing. People feeling pain, tasting various dental preparations and their own blood, fighting a gag reflex, do not need to also contend with a fragrance.
Ideally, nothing. And before anyone pushes the argument that smelling of perfume is better than BO, I think you need to get your personal hygiene in order before thinking about perfumes.
If you can't bear to go with nothing, then this.
Given all the differing opinions posted- why not ask your patients what their opinions are, it'll make a change to the usual topics used as an ice-breaker?
Wear fragrance for yourself, not for other people. Just wear what you like.
[QUOTE=Space Invader;2779463]Very good input, thank you. The question is I'm 23 and I'm just getting started. I recognize guerlain vetiver as a good fragrance, but it looks to me as something for an older gentleman.
I agree that Guerlain Vetiver has that "old school" vibe. I feel comfortable wearing it, but I'm more than twice your age.
For a very clean vetiver aimed at the younger man, I'd suggest Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.....with one caveat. It can project a bit...even with just one spray. I suggest you try the Grey Vetiver after shave balm and use it alone. I find that when I want to wear a scent "under the radar" ...ie close to the skin...I reach for the after shave balm and don't spray anything. It works quite well. I have after shave balm in Guerlain's Vetiver and Acqua di Parma Colonia. They are great products and go a long way at projecting a soft, subtle scent. The TF Grey Vetiver is also available as an after shave balm and I suggest you try it...along with the AdP Colonia (or Assoluta) after shave balms. They also happen to be the finest quality after shave balms I've ever used.