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  • YSL - La Nuit de L'Homme

    5 8.33%
  • Chanel - Bleu de Chanel

    19 31.67%
  • Hermes - Terre d'Hermes

    35 58.33%
  • Hanae Mori - HM

    1 1.67%
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  1. #1

    Default Best work fragrance out of the following?

    I have been looking for an everyday work fragrance that doesn't break the bank (<$100) - my previous attempt at this was Fahrenheit, which I like a great deal but I think is probably too intense for my coworkers. After exploring some options I've settled these 4 possibilities:

    YSL - La Nuit De L'Homme
    Chanel - Bleu De Chanel
    Hermes - Terre D'Hermes
    Hanae Mori - HM

    I work in a gym, where smelliness abounds, so something that projects well and lasts would be great. I am looking for a scent that is more of a "crowd pleaser" I suppose, as I deal with a lot of people on a daily basis (not an office job with the same few people every day). For me, all of these scents are wearable - the Chanel and HM are meh, TDH is pretty good, and I like the YSL the best - but none particularly stands out head and shoulders above the rest, so the main criteria is something with broad appeal to other people that projects and lasts.

    I ran samples of all of these by a couple of coworkers, Bleu De Chanel got the biggest positive reaction, followed by the YSL. The other two were both dismissed as "old man grandpa" type scents.

    Whatever I get I intend to wear to work on a daily basis, so any helpful input will be appreciated! If there's other reasonably priced fragrances that are easily attainable (I spent so much time trying to find a tester of DHI, which appears to be very popular here on Basenotes - no luck ) and worth a look I would appreciate those recommendations as well. Thanks!

  2. #2

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    I would go with La Nuit.

  3. #3

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    Blue . I always get compliments wearing it.

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    Armani code is another option that will get you lots of compliments

  4. #4

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    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes

  5. #5

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    I guess it depends. Are you there to work, or are you there to hit on women? And it probably depends on the kind of work. For office work, Terre D'Hermes - but hopefully not around me because I can't stand the stuff. I'm not saying it's bad. There's just something in it that my nose can't handle.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Around women at work: Bleu de Chanel
    Strictly work and NO contact with women other than strictly professional at work: Terre D'Hermes
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  7. #7

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    Go with Bleu de Chanel #1 and La Nuit #2.

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    Bleu or TdH. The best by far of that group IMO.

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    TdH might make some people want to gag.. Bleu's probably safer
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Thanks for the feedback so far!

    Just to clarify, my work is pretty evenly split between managerial stuff (office work) and customer service. I'm a very straight arrow at work, not remotely interested in hitting on female customers. I'm just looking for a fragrance with broad appeal (not a hit or miss type like Fahrenheit) as well as good projection and longevity.

    Of course any other recommendations for fragrances not on the list but in the same price range and widely available are welcome!

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    All good options, but I choose - Terre d'Hermes

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    Terre D'Hermes!
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Out of these, I'd say Bleu de Chanel, closely followed by TDH.

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    TdH..anytime and around anyone
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    I'd go TdH also.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Absolutely Terre d'Hermes, IMO.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    TdH..anytime and around anyone
    I concur!

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    Around women at work: Bleu de Chanel
    Strictly work and NO contact with women other than strictly professional at work: Terre D'Hermes

    Exactly this.

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    +1 for TdH, it's nice and clean, should help you stand out from the sweaty folks in your gym. Bleu would be my second choice out of the rest, very close, though.

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    Default Re: Best work fragrance out of the following?

    Bleu is the safe, inoffensive, surefire crowd pleaser among those you've listed.

    I used to wear TdH to work, but no longer do. I realize it's beloved here on basenotes, but I found a significant number of people in the working world didn't find it pleasant. Not a majority, but enough to make me stop wearing it to work.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

  21. #21

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    Definitely Bleu

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    I dont think TdH will work, it is not a sporty scent

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