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    Hi all! Newbie here

    I was wondering whether anyone could recommend some perfumes that would be good for a professional/business school environment. I'm a 24 year old female, pretty new to the fragrance scene (know what i dislike though - namely aldehylics, animalic, and overly sweet scents) and price is not a huge issue for me as long as the scent is right... less than 200usd/100ml would be ideal, though.

    Thanks in advance for any input!

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    Guerlain Mitsouko

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    Guerlain Mitsouko
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    Application is what makes something office appropriate.

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    My favorite business scent, especially for when it's warm, is Chanel Sycomore, a fresh vetiver with a touch of woods that make it very elegant. It is found only in Chanel stores; the 200ml is about $215, more than your budget, but not so expensive per ml. They also sell a 75ml bottle for $110 or so.

    I also second the icy queen Chanel Cristalle (though the eau verte is a little more relaxed). In general, green chypres seem very professional and clean, so, in addition to Cristalle, also things like Jacomo Silences, Piguet Futur, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Chanel Sycomore
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Application is what makes something office appropriate.
    Couldn't agree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Application is what makes something office appropriate.
    Quite true.

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    Sycomore is perfect:-) , then Timbuktu, another take on vetyver idea, amouage Ciel is very beautiful office scent too!!

    Vetiver has calming effect on psyche:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Application is what makes something office appropriate.

    Great point. I wear everything to work including Musc Ravageur, but I do so with discretion (1 spray only) and have never gotten in trouble over it (and still get to enjoy the scent for myself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Application is what makes something office appropriate.
    +1
    I wear my entire collection to the office; subtlety is all.


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    I, too, was going to say Sycomore. I also wore Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien for many years as my go-to everyday work/office perfume. The light, citrusy thing was enjoyable to me, uplifting, easy to wear and liked/inoffensive to those around me.
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    Also- Would say most of the Prada and Bvlgari lines are very office appropriate.

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    GPH II will always be my recommendation for an office-safe scent.

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    thanks all for your suggestions i do tend to wear all my perfumes regardless of the occasion but because my personal preference is for strong scents and because i tend to not be able to smell scent on myself soon after the initial spray, i'd like to be on the safe side

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    You can wear those strong scents.

    1. No more than one spray
    2. Apply an hour before you leave for the office

    Follow these 2 rules and you can wear anything you want.

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    CK Euphoria

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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    Application is what makes something office appropriate.
    +1

    Sycamore

    Timbuktu

    and anything with vetiver as the main player, vetiver smell polite, earthy, and can also be classy.
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    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
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    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
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    Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden

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