5 Fragrances To Add To Your Workwear Collection

best fragrance for work: prada, narciso and cartier

We spend a lot of time thinking about what clothes we want to wear to work, knowing that what we wear says a lot about the person we are or want to be. The same should apply to our fragrance choices too, and we should think of perfume as the final accessory in our work attire. A well-chosen scent can say a lot about you, whether you want to convey a sense of authority or something more casual; this edit will help you pick the perfect one.


1. If You’re Not Sure What To Wear

best fragrance for work: Thierry Mugler Alien Man Eau de Toilette Refillable Spray

Alien Man is my go-to, ‘I’m not sure what to wear’ masculine fragrance for work. It’s what I wear when I want something easy that’s not going to draw too much attention, but also at the same time isn’t going to make me smell… basic. Alien Man is a contemporary fragrance that blends the familiar (leather) with subversive twists of jammy Osmanthus and savoury dill. The result is a cool, refreshing leather with a dynamic feel. It works perfectly in both casual and smart situations.

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2. If You Have Monday Blues

best fragrance for work: cartier carat

If you’d rather be anywhere than at work, then Carat may be the perfect pick me up for you; it’s one of those fragrances that never fails to put a smile on your face and the faces of those around you. Carat is a rainbow floral that captures the prismatic gleam of a diamond. With seven floral notes blended to represent the colour spectrum, Carat is an abstract bouquet that is sweet, dewy, sparkling and powdery. It smells like green stems and pink petals, with the other colours of the rainbow represented by the light hitting a glassy drop of dew resting gently on the tip of the flower. You’ll never get the Monday blues wearing this, trust me.

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3. If You Have An Important Meeting

best fragrance for work: Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac Eau de Parfum Spray

Sometimes you want to smell smart. Maybe you’ve got an interview or perhaps a big meeting, or perhaps a reputation for being suave and sophisticated. Regardless of whatever façade you’re trying to keep up, Feuilles de Tabac is going to make you stand a little bit taller. It’s a rich and intense tobacco fragrance with a beautifully spicy, piquant feel. It smells like all of your dad’s best aftershaves but even cooler. Throw on your best suit, your smartest shoes and three spritzes of this, and I guarantee, you will feel like a boss for the day.

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4. If It’s A Dress-Down Day

best fragrance for work: Narciso Rodriguez For Her Pure Musc perfume

Not everybody has an office job. More of us are working from home now or in environments that aren’t your typical office, and therefore, our work attire can often be a bit more casual. This means we can be a bit more relaxed with our scent choices too. Take For Her Pure Musc, for example – this gorgeous floral musk is delicate and intimate and feels both new and classic. Pair it with a t-shirt, jeans and a well-loved pair of Converse, and you won’t go wrong.

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The Narciso Rodriguez Fragrance Collection


5. If You Want to Impress

best fragrance for work: Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Spray

One of the chicest women I have ever met wore Infusion d’Iris. We met for a meeting, and she arrived dressed head to toe in what I can only assume was Chanel – well, technically, the cloud of Infusion d’Iris arrived first. Anyway, the beautiful cloak of fizzy, powdery iris added an even more stylish and luxurious edge to her already sophisticated style and I thought to myself “I need to get a bottle of this right away”. Wear this if you want to be the most boujee and fabulous person in your workplace.

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