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    Default Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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.
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    IMO Absolutely.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO Absolutely.
    +1.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I wouldn't wear A*Men to my worst enemy's funeral.
    The question is about an office not a funeral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post
    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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    Our office is an ad agency, but not Mad Men type of wear... it's very laid back by either local agency or national agency standards. Jeans and khakis for bottoms, along with patterned shirts, polos, and sweaters are normal wear in our office, and our employees don't break out the suits unless formal wear is required. In fact, you can get by perfectly fine in American Eagle or Abercrombie (though I personally prefer Eddie Bauer, Express, and the occasional Ralph Lauren polo). The office itself is also laid back, decorated in gray, white, and orange with exposed ceilings, Aeron chairs, and light-tone wood desks. Even the bathrooms are decorated with funny signs and vintage Kohler ads (as the bathrooms have Kohler toilets).

    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).
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Sure why not?

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    ...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?
    I've worn A*Men (and flankers) to work with no problems at all...

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    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.
    I think you've answered your own question. The original A*Men is the strongest, so I just use/spray less when and if I decide to wear it. I spray at least 30 minutes before I go/drive to work.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielPlainview View Post
    I wouldn't wear A*Men to my worst enemy's funeral.
    +1.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Wore it many times. Just don't go overboard with the sprays.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Pure Malt, Pure Havane - absolutely. The original...not a chance in a hell, or unless you hate your coworkers.
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    No.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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.
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    ANY fragrance can be worn in an office. All down to application.

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    I wear A*Men to the office frequently in the winter. Just don't go overboard and it isn't a problem at all.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    1 or two sprays maximum. I put my under the shirt to tame the beast.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Yeah, why not. I like to save A*men and frags of that ilk for play time, but that's just me.

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    i remember using angel men on a bus, just one spray and everyone complaining how overwhelming it was.

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    Please don't wear it around people trying to work. Very antisocial.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    ANY fragrance can be worn in an office. All down to application.
    very true, I agree too.
    I myself have worn A MEN to office many times and got compliments without any complaints.
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    ANY fragrance can be worn in an office. All down to application.
    Not sure I'd go along with that one *reaches for Secretions Manifique*

    A*Men in the office is fine. It's good juice. Just go very steady.

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    One spray of Amen is fine for the office. One bold shot to the chest. Then leave that sprayer alone.

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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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?
    No.
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    As long as you use common sense,it should not be a issue.
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    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."

    No.

    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?
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    Default Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    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.

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