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Choosing Work Appropriate Perfume

How do you choose what perfume to wear? Is it based on smell? Do you choose perfume in a spray bottle or one that is oil based? Are you one of those women that have a ‘signature’ or go to perfume that when you walk into a room, everyone knows it’s you? Do you think about what perfume you put on before leaving for work or do you grab the bottle closest to you?

When it comes to wearing perfume, especially at work, it is important to consider the scent of your fragrance. There are many of us (myself included) who are very sensitive to certain smells and fragrances. Others may have an allergy to one particular scent within the perfume itself. Many perfumes can also cause migraines because the scents are so strong. Because of this, many workplaces have instituted a fragrance ban, preventing employees from wearing perfume or cologne.

I am not one to wear perfume, but I find that when I do, I prefer something that is light. A perfume that has an underlying citrusy scent is always my go to, such as a hint of cucumber or melon, perhaps vanilla. I don’t want it to be too strong and I’m not one who likes when a scent lingers too long in the air. I prefer a scent that causes someone to stop and think “Wow that smells good” and move on. I don’t want them to say “Who took a bath in that stuff?!” Your perfume should have a light, clean scent about it.

If you absolutely must wear perfume, choose scents that are light in fragrance and not heavy or thick when going into work. According to moreBeauty, here are some suggestions for perfumes based on the type of work environment you find yourself in.

If You Work In Retail

Jo Malone $55

Jo Malone $55

If Your Work In Administration

DKNY Be Delicious $40

DKNY Be Delicious $40

If You Work With Children or Elderly

MARC JACOBS 'Daisy Eau So Fresh' Eau de Toilette $96

MARC JACOBS ‘Daisy Eau So Fresh’ Eau de Toilette $96

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