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View Poll Results: In your opinion, what is the place where one should really NOT wear fragrance?

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  • Job interview

    30 40.00%
  • Gym

    40 53.33%
  • Church

    3 4.00%
  • Workplace

    1 1.33%
  • When you are a guest at someone's home

    1 1.33%
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    Default Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Hi everyone!

    Besides when places tell you specifically to avoid wearing fragrances (e.g. a meditation retreat), where do you think one should NOT wear any fragrance?

    I admit it - I really think it is lame when people wear fragrance to the gym. There is a guy where I go that wears so much the whole gym stinks.

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    Gym - Agreed, never.

    Job Interview - Never

    Every other time - always!
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    I've always avoided wearing one at a funeral - not sure why though

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    I wear frags to the gym BUT only low projecting quiet frags.

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    Sporty fragrance like chanel allure homme sports works well at the gym
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    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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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    The only place I wouldn't is at a hospital, because there could be sick people with allergies there.

    And I tend to not wear them on dates either, because it's cliche.

    Gym

    I think it's okay to wear fragrance at the gym, as long as you go light and wear a fresh scent. And don't spray parts of your body that would touch the machines. Usually, the throat works. But I'd rather smell like Virgin Island Water at the gym than ass sweat.

    Job Interview

    I think it's okay here too, but just go very light. I would spray it an hour before I go to the interview to dissipate the scent cloud.

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    Everywhere, unless you're visiting some asthma patients or something.

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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Same here!
    Quote Originally Posted by alexwagner View Post
    I wear frags to the gym BUT only low projecting quiet frags.

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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Job interview.

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    I don't wear mine during air travel.

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    It's not a black or white all or nothing thing.

    I mean, if you wear six sprays of Antaeus on the back of your neck and then you start benchpressing, that's just disrespectful.

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    Or even worse......Lapidus.
    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    It's not a black or white all or nothing thing.

    I mean, if you wear six sprays of Antaeus on the back of your neck and then you start benchpressing, that's just disrespectful.

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    The poll doesn't quite work since you can only vote once even though there are multiple correct answers. I chose Job Interview because that's the one where I'd NEVER EVER even consider wearing fragrance.

    I was part of a hiring panel once where a guy walked in wearing a fragrance and instantly lost any chance at getting the job. I knew it before he even got to say hello. An older gentleman on the panel scrunched his nose and rolled his eyes. The moment I saw that, I knew the applicant was doomed. It's a shame too. He was a smart guy and probably pretty talented, but he didn't know how to get a job. Believe me, there's a big difference between being the right person for a job and knowing how to get the job.

    I would have also selected Gym. Most of my friends are women, and they often gripe about guys on the prowl at the gym. Wearing fragrance there can give the impression that you're there to pick up women rather than there to work out.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    The poll also needs a "none of the above - I wear fragrances everywhere" option
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    I think a small amount of scent is acceptable for all occasions, even interviews and funerals, being it is very, very discreet.

    I only think the hospital is where fragrance should be excluded as some people have reactions to scents.
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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    The gym. Not sure how you guys do it, but I consider the gym to be a place to go and sweat - no need to be all pretty and sweet.

    I disagree about the interview. If the person doesn't like my fragrance, they don't need to take the job! But really, any fragrance worn in an interview (by either person) should be something very subtle of course.


    You shouldn't wear fragrances while hunting. Unless your SoTD is doe urine.
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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    The poll also needs a "none of the above - I wear fragrances everywhere" option
    Agree. I'd consider it appropriate virtually anywhere provided common sense is exercised with application.

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    Gym. Please don't.

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    Gym. It ends with a shower anyway.
    Currently wearing: Ecstasy by Tiziana Terenzi

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    Job interview. Why, really, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I disagree about the interview. If the person doesn't like my fragrance, they don't need to take the job!
    I think you might be misunderstanding. At a job interview, meaning, you applied for the job and they're deciding whether or not to hire you. There isn't a job for to take if the person or people conducting the interview turn you down.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    At funerals

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    You should never wear a fragrance when you're on the International Space Station.
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    Default Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    My first thought was hospitals and clinics. Usually they have a sign up saying it's a fragrance-free establishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    You should never wear a fragrance when you're on the International Space Station.
    AHAHAAHAAAA!!! Awesome. I'm so tempted to steal that and start a follow up to the "Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?" thread... which was of course a follow up to the "Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time..." thread. Oh, basenotes comedy, how I love thee.

    UPDATE: I couldn't resist.
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    I don't wear any fragrance when I go to the doctor's.

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    I surely wouldn't wear my fragrance to a gym only to shower it off. Maybe AFTER the shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I think you might be misunderstanding. At a job interview, meaning, you applied for the job and they're deciding whether or not to hire you. There isn't a job for to take if the person or people conducting the interview turn you down.

    Yeah, seriously...what is dougczar smoking?


    Hey, whatchou smokin' dougczar?




    I agree about wearing one to a job interview--bad idea.

    As far as the gym, I'll wear one spray. And I find Givenchy Play Sport is best.

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    My last job interview i put 6 sprays of Aventus and i got the job quite easily. No joke. The person hiring was female though and im guessing she liked it.

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    I would feel naked anywhere without some type of scent on, especially a job interview, but it would have to be subtle.

    I could try and say no about airplanes out of respect for any neighbour, but everyone has just squirted all the duty free on liberally, so ones own subtle stuff would be drowned anyhow.

    I think if one was in an orchestra, then a loud scent would be rude and unkind to ones fellow players concentration. Any kind of job requiring total focus should require polite frag wearing by all.

    Subtle and projecting no further than ones own nose and chest is fine for most places IMO.

    Only absolutely none at hospitals or suchlike where it would make people feel more sick than they were already.
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