Top 10 Fragrances for Men to Wear at Work
Fragrances tell a lot about a person’s personality and taste. For men, it’s the most enchanting non-verbal communication medium that speaks volumes about their character and temperament. Besides, a good scent is part of a man’s grooming ritual, and sets the tone for their day. So, in this blog, we look at some timeless scents for men that smell amazing in an office environment.
Top 10 Perfumes, Fragrances & Colognes for Men at Office
1. Bleu De Chanel
A timeless classic, one cannot go wrong with Bleu De Chanel, simply because it embodies what men are all about – the cologne is masculine, zesty and effervescent, with hints of musk of to give it an oriental vibe. Having launched in 2010 with high expectations, the woody fragrance was developed by Jacques Polge, one of the stalwarts in the ranks of Chanel. The scent has excellent projection and longevity; lasting up to 8 hours with 5 sprays. Ever since it became available to purchase, Bleu De Chanel has become a signature office scent for millions of men around the world.
Bleu De Chanel features an eclectic mix of notes: including Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Incense, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum and White Musk.
2. Versace Dylan Blue
Successor to the best selling Eros, Dylan Blue continues to cast its spell on men of all ages around the world. The most unique aspect about this cologne is its versatility - it is not exclusively an office scent - men can wear it at clubs, family get-togethers, outdoor sports etc. The main accords of this fragrance leave an unmistakable Mediterranean trail of freshness. Dylan Blue should also serve as an entry point for men who are not sure about what sort of fragrance suits them, as this scent just works for every occasion. Also, it is one of the most affordable designer fragrances available around for men.
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Vanilla, Water Notes, Fig Leaf, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Violet Leaf, Incense, Musk, Tonka Beans and Saffron.
3. Creed Green Irish Tweed
In the world of fragrances, Creed is mostly known for producing the ground-breaking Aventus, which became the most cloned scent in the world. But for office use, we think the Green Irish Tweed is an extremely mature choice that personifies what a man is all about – sharp, determined and focused. The nose behind this fragrance is celebrated perfumer Olivier Creed, who blended exotic ingredients to develop this woody, and floral scent. The best part about this scent is its long-lasting qualities – 4 sprays in the morning, and you are good till the evening.
Lemon Verbena, Iris, Violet Leaf, Ambergris, Sandalwood and Aquatic notes.
4. Guerlain Musk Noble Eau De Parfum
As an ode to the tradition and mysteries of the Middle East, Guerlain’s Musc Noble is an alchemy of exotic ingredients for those who carve their own identity. The man behind the fragrance is Thierry Wasser who meticulously combined oriental ingredients to create an alluring scent that works wonders in a corporate setting. One thing about this scent is that it gets you noticed – the Saffron and Pepper combined with Cedar and Amber give it a musky, almost dreamlike character; causing heads to turn wherever you go. In terms of projection, the EDP performs really well – especially during the first two hours, when the fragrance takes the mind to an oriental journey.
Saffron, Pink Pepper, Aldehydes, Musk, Rose, Geranium, White Musk, Leather, Cedar, White Amber, Labdanum and Orris.
5. Blenheim Bouquet EDT by Penhaligon's
With a history stretching back to a century, Blenheim Bouquet is a seminal fragrance that continues to influence numerous high end fragrances for men. The signature scent of Winston Churchill, this niche fragrance opens with ethereal notes of lavender that strike a beautiful balance with lemon and lime to create a majestic aroma that leaves a profound impact on the senses. The only downside is that you will need to reapply it a few times during office hours to retain its scent.
Amalfi Lemon, Lime, Lavender, Pine, black Pepper, Musk and hints of Incense.
6. Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute EDT
Molton Brown has a long and envious history of providing toiletries to leading hotels, but they fare even better in the fragrance department, with their Tobacco Absolute EDT the highlight. This rich, dense and warm cologne nurtures masculine energy by giving off woody, leathery and smoky tobacco with hints of peppermint to give it a distinctive aroma. While its projection is exceptional, as an EDT, you need re-application twice a day for longevity.
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Elemi, Cedar, Palisander, Rosewood, Nutmeg, Tobacco, Leather and Peru Balsam.
7. Burberry for Men EDT
Aimed at men who settle for nothing less than the best, this is a classic, clean and reinvigorating fragrance that is the personification of grace and elegance. Presented in a delicate transparent bottle, the cologne features the much revered Virginia Cedarwood and White Pepper combined with Musk and Woody Aromas to add punch and depth that is hard to beat. As with many EDTs, re-application at least twice a day is recommended.
Virginia Cedarwood, White Pepper, Nutmeg, Musk, Caraway, Tonka Bean.
8. Kiehl’s Original Musk EDT
Often times, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Kiehl’s Original Musk EDT uses a formula that is more than half a century old but works exquisitely. The initial burst of fresh citrus blends with the floral goodness of Lily, Rose and Neroli. But it’s the musk note that stands out; accentuated by Tonka Nut and Patchouli to create a marvelous aroma that lingers long in the memory. Being an EDT, the longevity of this Musky fragrance is quite commendable, with 4 sprays in the morning lasting late into the evening.
Orange Blossom, Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang, Lily, Neroli, Rose, Musk, Tonka Bean and Patchouli.
9. Acqua Di Gio Profumo by Armani
Armani is recognized as one of the leading perfume makers around the world; and Acqua Di Gio Profumo is their ultimate offering for office going men – simply because it features an astonishing combination of Bergamot, Lemon and Sage with Incense. This composition helps a man to stand out and be recognized in a sea of scents. A complement-getter, the Profumo EDP is an update on the classic Acqua Di Gio; and highlights a man’s desire to be the center of attention.
Bergamot, Rosemary, Sage, Germanium, Incense and Patchouli.
10. Paco Rabanne Invictus EDT
The theme of Paco Rabane’s Invictus is victory – it is for men who wish to pursue the path of success and wealth in life. A 9-5 fragrance, this elixir delivers fresh and uplifting notes of Amber and Guaiac Wood, which are aromatic and irresistible. The cologne also features a distinctive Jasmine note that reveals passion, exuberance; and more than anything, joy. The Invictus is a trophy for men who have the habit of winning and succeeding.
Sea Notes, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Bay Leaf, Jasmine, Ambergris, Guaiac Wood, Oak moss and Patchouli.