Yes, I know that A*Men is one of the most controversial designer fragrances on Basenotes, ranking up there with Kouros.
Yes, I know that A*Men is a very unique scent, whether you love it or hate it.
Yes, I know that A*Men is an extremely strong fragrance with sillage similar to the jet blast of an Airbus A380.
But, in your own opinion, can A*Men (and/or the various A*Men flankers) be worn in an office setting, or should it be saved for time out of the office?
My 2 (s)cents: One of my coworkers wears A*Men and several A*Men flankers (including Pure Malt and Pure Leather) to the office religiously, and I've worn A*Men to the office on occasion as well... application is key in this case.
Most likely, I'd say not the most likely choice for office wear, but then again, with few sprays applied and especially in larger and/or very well air-conditioned offices, both A Men and its flankers may be just fine.
How do you guys apply it?
I've worn it to my classes before.
What I do is at maybe a feet or so away, one on the chest and one on the neck.
So far, no complaints. But no compliments either. Actually, not even a comment.
I'm sure it projects okay as around six, seven hours in, I still get constant whiffs of it.
I would say no if you work in a conservative office but its a more laid back enviorment then go for it. A*men can engulf a room easily. Its not offensive however its not a professional conservative scent.
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I wouldn't wear A*Men to my worst enemy's funeral.
And you are right about A*Men engulfing a room easily. Right now, the A*Men addict coworker that I mentioned before sits in the office next to me, and often times, his A*Men overpowers whatever I'm wearing for the day. He and a scentless coworker are switching cubes soon with another scentless coworker (though he does occasionally wear Acqua di Gio).
Yes, I think it can, but wear only a little bit (like 1 or 2 sprays maybe).
And do it 2 hours before you go to work.
Yes, yes, I know, some of you wear 5 to 10 sprays and get no criticism on it, but that's what being polite is about.
Sure why not?
Wore it many times. Just don't go overboard with the sprays.
Pure Malt, Pure Havane - absolutely. The original...not a chance in a hell, or unless you hate your coworkers.
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
If you don't mind giving fellow workers and more importantly other senior managers the possible impression that you'd rather be either partying or hunting women than being there working, by all means, wear modern day orientals to work.
Unless orientals are old style (from the 70s) or have a fairly fresh component, I think they're best kept away from the work place.
ANY fragrance can be worn in an office. All down to application.
I wear A*Men to the office frequently in the winter. Just don't go overboard and it isn't a problem at all.
1 or two sprays maximum. I put my under the shirt to tame the beast.
Yeah, why not. I like to save A*men and frags of that ilk for play time, but that's just me.
i remember using angel men on a bus, just one spray and everyone complaining how overwhelming it was.
Please don't wear it around people trying to work. Very antisocial.
Last edited by nfn1983; 31st March 2013 at 03:02 PM.
One spray of Amen is fine for the office. One bold shot to the chest. Then leave that sprayer alone.
AMen is sold in just about every dept store and Sephora in the world. Do you think that all of the several million people who have purchased it since 1996 are sitting around fretting about where to wear it?
Try to think outside of the Basenotes Bubble and you can easily answer questions like this for yourself.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
As long as you use common sense,it should not be a issue.
John aka Easykiller
When I smell A*men does it invoke the thoughts and emotions that make me say "Hmmm... Feels very professional, distinguished, and very appropriate. I definitely get an office scent type of vibe with this one."
If A*men were a guy he'd be hit with a sexual harrassment suit within a week. It's loud, highly opinionated, and divisive. Any of those characteristics would not be appropriate for my office. Would you wear an Obama '08 shirt to work? Or a nice inoffensive button up dress shirt.
People who say you can wear whatever you want are thinking very selfishly. How much Paco Rabanne One Million can I wear to a funeral?
Last edited by romeocasido; 1st April 2013 at 02:39 AM.
I work in a Hospital as a CNA and I wear Pure Leather, no complaints, had a few compliments from co workers, female patients make positive comments; the only concern I would have now is that AMen (and friends) are more suited for Fall/Winter so I worry that once higher temps hit you'll start clearing rooms.