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    I was just reading Zealot Crusader's review for Dunhill for Men and He/she mentioned it as "a fragrance to be sprayed on a pocket handkerchief or calling card".

    I assume that's what they called business cards back in the day .

    Now, has anyone here decided to lightly scent their business cards as a subtle standout/reminder. Or is this too much of a social faux pas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    I was just reading Zealot Crusader's review for Dunhill for Men and He/she mentioned it as "a fragrance to be sprayed on a pocket handkerchief or calling card".

    I assume that's what they called business cards back in the day .

    Now, has anyone here decided to lightly scent their business cards as a subtle standout/reminder. Or is this too much of a social faux pas?
    He, I believe.

    Also, as much as I enjoy perfumery, I would detest receiving a scented business card. I'm happy with my choice of perfume on a day-to-day basis, so wouldn't want anything to alter that. I guess it's the business card equivalent of a sales rep spraying you with perfume.

    It would also depend on the business, I guess. If you worked for a military organisation, I doubt a card scented like Mon Guerlain would convey the 'right' image. If you worked for LVMH, perhaps a Louis Vuitton-scented card could work, if scented lightly enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    Now, has anyone here decided to lightly scent their business cards as a subtle standout/reminder.
    I never considered doing that.
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    Would consider the idea if having a business conducted mostly in fragrance friendly rather than mandatory fragrance free offices/work environments

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    Nice commercial!

    Agree with others. It could be a good idea but it depends on circumstance. In business dealings, this would be unusual, so one has to consider carefully. It depends on the industry etc. For social use (which I guess the calling card term refers to), why not?

    Incidentally, my casual reading of Miss Manners, if I remember correclty, suggests that the name from the fact that in previous centuries, people were used to go around "calling" at other people houses (ie knocking at a door and leaving a card to the servant) for a number of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    I assume that's what they called business cards back in the day .
    Calling cards predate business cards, and were governed by a comically complex series of etiquette rules regarding their use in upper-class society. This article gives a good overview of it all.

    It made a lot more sense in context to have scented calling cards than it would having a scented business card today.

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    As someone in "business" who comes into contact with more business cards than you could shake a stick at, a scented business card would be novel, but I would find it bizarre.

    And I'm a member of basenotes, so I'm biased towards fragrances
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I never considered doing that.
    This. Never did. Never would. But I am also well aware that today's use of business cards bears little resemblance to the carte de visite social ceremonies of old.

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    very interesting article. Surprising that the kaiser had a visiting card!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    darinaldi

    very interesting article. Surprising that the kaiser had a visiting card!
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    His usual visiting card was cavalry and field artillery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post

    Now, has anyone here decided to lightly scent their business cards as a subtle standout/reminder. Or is this too much of a social faux pas?
    I often spritz a little summit summit in greetings cards, but never when I used to chuck out business cards. Doh I got silky business cards at the mo so no good for spritzing.
    I reckon it might be nice stand out feature - well in my industry ( creative ) any hoos.
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    Wear enough perfume on a consistent basis and things you touch will naturally absorb your scent on a much more subtle, pleasant level.

    A couple weeks ago a coworker told me that she knew a certain batch of paperwork was mine because it "had my scent." I winced when she told me that, but she insisted it wasn't a bad thing, she could just notice how a slight smell around the papers matched up with my own.
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    Good conversation piece as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    I was just reading Zealot Crusader's review for Dunhill for Men and He/she mentioned it as "a fragrance to be sprayed on a pocket handkerchief or calling card".

    I assume that's what they called business cards back in the day .

    Now, has anyone here decided to lightly scent their business cards as a subtle standout/reminder. Or is this too much of a social faux pas?
    In the past, I have ordered a box of business cards and sprayed the inside of the box. Then I put the lid back on and the cards end up smelling pretty good with the scent trapped in there with it for weeks/months on end. About two or three sprays does the job.




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