Thread: Office-appropriate scents
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!
Chanel no. 19
Estee Lauder Azuree
Chanel Cristalle eau Verte- citrus scent for spring and summer
Balmain Amber Gris
Balmain de Balmain
Last edited by southerngardens; 8th January 2013 at 06:01 PM.
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
Application is what makes something office appropriate.
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.
Sycomore is perfect:-) , then Timbuktu, another take on vetyver idea, amouage Ciel is very beautiful office scent too!!
Vetiver has calming effect on psyche:-)
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.
"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
- Bruce Lee
Also- Would say most of the Prada and Bvlgari lines are very office appropriate.
GPH II will always be my recommendation for an office-safe scent.
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
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.
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden