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    Default Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Many people change fragrances in fall and winter. But do you recommend changing office fragrances? Or are those the same all year? I'm not sure, because the temperature in the office will be similar all year.

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Most of my wardrobe is versatile year round, also changing amount of sprays in warmer months helps denser fragrances still be wearable year round. I have not yet felt the need to change rotation or cancel certain fragrances due to seasons.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Many people change fragrances in fall and winter. But do you recommend changing office fragrances? Or are those the same all year? I'm not sure, because the temperature in the office will be similar all year.
    I work in a home office and I live in Southern California where the weather isn’t terribly extreme, so, no, I just wear what I feel like wearing.

    Maybe I should set aside some earthquake frags, though.

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    Or are those the same all year?
    For me they were the same all year.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I'm mostly outside in my job so there is no such thing as an office fragrance for me, and I very much need to match my scent to weather more so for effectiveness than style. Sweet and spicy scents disappear in humidity in summer, while cool or fresh scents are undetectable in frigid air. My only office-like consideration is how challenging or not I wish to be for passers by, and sometimes the dark side wins me; on those days you'll see me show up in vintage Kouros or a particularly stiff oriental amber/oud thing.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    So would it be okay to wear Dior Eau Sauvage or Prada l'Homme to the office in fall/winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    So would it be okay to wear Dior Eau Sauvage or Prada l'Homme to the office in fall/winter?
    Id say yes. L’Homme in particular would still work well thanks to its sweeter base. It’s fresh aspects are more soapy, which tends to work all year round.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    It really comes down to mood and occasion even in the work environment. Many of them happen to be worn all year round.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I have a "core" set of scents that I wear year round and then a larger revolving set by the season/mood. A number of my core scents are also my main office scents (although I will step out depending on who I'm meeting): 154 by Jo Malone & Endymion by Penhaligons
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I tend to wear leathers more often in winter. But still, I wear Polo and Fahrenheit year round.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    So would it be okay to wear Dior Eau Sauvage or Prada l'Homme to the office in fall/winter?
    I don't see why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    So would it be okay to wear Dior Eau Sauvage or Prada l'Homme to the office in fall/winter?
    I agree with the others. Eau Sauvage, I tend to associate that as a spring/summer, but that is in no way a hard and fast rule to go by. Wear em both!
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    So would it be okay to wear Dior Eau Sauvage or Prada l'Homme to the office in fall/winter?
    I don't see why not either! Because offices are so monotone, think about how they make you feel and what you want to project. Both are quite "safe" scents in my opinion. Eau Sauvage perhaps a more cool (and if you have a meeting where cool confidence is a thing you want to project, then lean this way) than L'Homme.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Some do, some don't. I do, but not too conscious about it.
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    I've worn Eau Sauvage in winter. Works well, I think, all year 'round.

    I haven't had to think about office-friendly frags in a while, but I'm going to be working in an office again and will have to start thinking about what works in close quarters.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Same all year
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    Working from a home office and free to wear almost anything during any season (s) would still recommend toning down fragrances to more fresh, light, moderate projection scents in general and especially during summer if having to work in a regular, more populous office space

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Sorry, I have another question:

    - What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I have several versatile, all-year-around fragrances that I wear to work, and a few on each end of the spectrum that I'll wear only when it's hot out or only when it's cold out. It's not so much "temperature" based as "season" based. For example, the temp in the office might be the same in December as July, but a fragrance that smells like warm apple pie just seems more appropriate during the winter than in the summer, regardless of indoor climate. I mean there's still the smells and spirit and general associations that accompany each season/time of year.

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Sorry, I have another question:

    - What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?
    I try not to project personality type onto a fragrance even if I do describe an aesthetic that I feel from one

    (e.g. Lapidus Pour Homme = 80's gay club, Eucris by Geo F Trumper = 1800's gentleman's smoking room)

    ...and this is mainly because I'm modest as they come IRL yet I wear all this stuff, so I know somebody soaked in JPG Le Mâle may not necessarily be a party animal. People wear what they think smells good, even if others think it's not a match for their personality or appearance. It's nobody's place to make that call for you anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Sorry, I have another question:

    - What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?
    All kinds of people wear both.

    Go with the one that you like more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Sorry, I have another question:

    - What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?
    I enjoy both quite a bit. What type of person am I? I'm a dude. 6'1", 190 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes. I work in purchasing, work out two to three times a week. I play baseball in my free time, write, and I set a few evenings aside to spend with my girlfriend. You must meet at least all of these requirements in order to wear both fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Sorry, I have another question:

    - What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?
    Someone who is clean and well-groomed would wear both. The Prada person maybe a tiny bit more conservative than the Dior Homme person. But we're not talking about a wild bunch here--the Dior Homme guy might match his socks to his colorful tie while the Prada guy keeps them in line with his pants and shoes.

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    What type of person do you think would wear Prada L'Homme, and what type of person would wear Dior Homme?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    I try not to project personality type onto a fragrance even if I do describe an aesthetic that I feel from one

    (e.g. Lapidus Pour Homme = 80's gay club, Eucris by Geo F Trumper = 1800's gentleman's smoking room)

    ...and this is mainly because I'm modest as they come IRL yet I wear all this stuff, so I know somebody soaked in JPG Le Mâle may not necessarily be a party animal. People wear what they think smells good, even if others think it's not a match for their personality or appearance. It's nobody's place to make that call for you anyway.
    Exactly this. JPG Le Mâle was also a popular gay club scent, and yet I wore it for years as a straight homebody. All that meant was, I liked the way it smelled. Scents read differently to different people, so you can't predict who would wear a scent or why. They can also function as a sort of olfactory cosplay.

    It's fun as a writer to construct characters with personality manifestations that include fragrance, clothing, hairstyles, home décor, car, etc. Reality tends not to be so neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Someone who is clean and well-groomed would wear both. The Prada person maybe a tiny bit more conservative than the Dior Homme person. But we're not talking about a wild bunch here--the Dior Homme guy might match his socks to his colorful tie while the Prada guy keeps them in line with his pants and shoes.
    Thank you. I tried Prada L'Homme today, I like it. I think I must love iris!

    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Exactly this. JPG Le Mâle was also a popular gay club scent, and yet I wore it for years as a straight homebody. All that meant was, I liked the way it smelled. Scents read differently to different people, so you can't predict who would wear a scent or why. They can also function as a sort of olfactory cosplay.

    It's fun as a writer to construct characters with personality manifestations that include fragrance, clothing, hairstyles, home décor, car, etc. Reality tends not to be so neat.
    Thank you. I have not thought about that before. Usually I choose ones that match my style or personality.

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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    Usually I choose ones that match my style or personality.
    Sure, I think we all do that. However, the bases on which we define our style and personality, and how a fragrance suits it, vary widely. So, two very different people might choose the same fragrance, while two more similar people might not.

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    I don't work in an office per se but I use freshies at work year-round. I tried Memoirs of a Trespasser (my favorite winter scent) last year and it's just a bit too much for a work environment. So I just keep it to light applications of fresh scents (Green Irish Tweed being a go to) year-round.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    I don’t work in an office. But isn’t the typical office an environment with air-conditioning & temperature control? So why does it matter what season is in? Don’t exactly need an excuse to practice fragrance rotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I don’t work in an office. But isn’t the typical office an environment with air-conditioning & temperature control? So why does it matter what season is in? Don’t exactly need an excuse to practice fragrance rotation.
    Valid point but the real danger with cold weather fragrances is they usually tend to be more complicated and "heavier" and that runs the risk of bothering the other employees. Either way its best just to keep it light and fresh for any job, especially offices.
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    Default Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    @Diamondflame >>> unfortunately, not everyone can live and work in beautiful Singapore, like you, where air conditioning is essential.

    Many live in "normal" climate zones where air conditioning is not needed and does not exist in offices or private rooms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I don’t work in an office. But isn’t the typical office an environment with air-conditioning & temperature control? So why does it matter what season is in? Don’t exactly need an excuse to practice fragrance rotation.




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