Best Colognes for the Office List

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You wouldn’t wear the same outfit to a business lunch as you would to a night on the town, right? Would you expect a woman to dress the same? Same logic follows for cologne. Zestier ones that smell like citrus or fresh-cut grass feel right during the day, when you’re not looking to fire pheromones at your co-workers. Save the smokier, spicier, more potent scents until you’re off the clock. You just need to know which colognes are which.

Luckily, you’ll get a few hints before you even take a whiff. If the box is some sunshiny color, think daytime; if you see intense, extreme, or some other synonym for whoa! in the name, save it for after dark. It’s the bottle’s way of saying, “Easy there, tiger!”

New York ‘Wall Street’ Eau de Parfum

New York 'Wall Street' Eau de Parfum

The world’s first securities parfum. Dollars and scents never smelled so good. A cool, zesty, spicy androgynous career scent, laden with a portfolio of brisk citrus, marine and herbal notes. This is the perfect cologne for the man who works in a high ranking job on Wall Street – it won’t fade, run, or change scents during the day.

Top Notes: Veviter, Ambergris, Ozone
Middle Notes: Marine Notes, Musks, Lavender
Base Notes: Sea Kale, Cucumbers

Eau de Narcisse Bleu – Eau de cologne

hermes Narcisse

“A completely free-spirited creation in which I particularly wanted to express the tactile aspect of the raw material.” — Jean-Claude Ellena.

An ode to a raw material endlessly reflected back by playing on its salient features, Eau de Narcisse Bleu pays an unusual homage to freshness. This exercise in style tackles the sense of touch, given depth with orange blossom and galbanum. A novella with contemporary, very individual writing, creating a muted contrast between the dense textured notes of narcissi and the delicacy of a woody accord.

This cologne is perfect for a lawyer who isn’t afraid to tackle touchy subjects.

Top Notes: Narcissus
Base Notes: Woods

‘Polo Red’ Eau de Toilette

Ralph Lauren Polo Red Eau de Toilette Spray, 6.7 Ounce

Polo Red by Polo Ralph Lauren is a seductive scent with a bold attitude. The eau de toilette covers you in a spicy blend of saffron and deep redwood that opens with hints of red grapefruit, Italian cedrat and cranberry. This scent is one that you only need a little bit of – it goes a long way.

Polo Red is the perfect office cologne for someone who works in tight quarters with his coworkers.

Top Notes: red grapefruit, Italian cedrat, cranberry.
Middle Notes: lavandin, red sage.
Base Notes: amber, coffee berry.

‘Made to Measure pour Homme’ Eau de Toilette

Gucci’s Made to Measure pour Homme Eau de Toilette is a contemporary fragrance formulated for the man who demands the very best. It draws on assured, sophisticated scents that make a memorable impression. They’re spicy and bold, calling to mind the luxury and craftsmanship that goes into a Gucci Made to Measure suit. Each bottle features high-quality glass and individually finished hand-brushed metal caps featuring Gucci’s iconic horse-bit detail. Each box is adorned with a diamante pattern and gold/gunmetal version of Gucci’s signature web stripe.

This is the perfect scent for a man who wants to show off just how much money he makes!

Top Notes: calabrian bergamot, French lavender, anis seed.
Middle Notes: Sri Lankan nutmeg, juniper berry.
Base Notes: cistus labdanum, patchouli, leather.

‘Déclaration d’un Soir’ Eau de Toilette

Cartier Declaration D'un Soir Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.3 Ounce

Déclaration d’un Soir, a masculine fragrance of the Maison Cartier, was created to add spice to life, make hearts beat and encourage men to declare their love. The fresh, spicy, woody cocktail combines the energy of pepper, the elegance of sandalwood and a few drops of rose for an exceptionally captivating scent.

For long-lasting effects fragrance should be applied to the body’s pulse points. These include the wrist, behind the ear, crease of your arm and knee, and the base of your throat. Pulse points give off more body heat as this is where blood vessels are closest to the skin, therefore continually warming and releasing your fragrance. Also, for a lasting effect spraying fragrance lower.

Top Notes: Birchwood, Bergamot, Bitter Orange
Middle Notes: Juniper wood, Artemesia, Cardamom
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss

‘MAN’ Eau de Toilette

Jimmy Choo Man Eau de Toilette Natural Spray, 3.3 Fluid Ounce

Jimmy Choo MAN Eau de Toilette is a powerfully fresh and modern fougère, created for the confident, refined man with a rebellious spirit. Sophisticated. Refined. Modern. The signature fragrance combines a seductive lavender and fresh honeydew melon blend with pink pepper and pineapple leaf while an elegant trail of patchouli leaves a lasting imprint.

This is the perfect scent for a man who has to go out and sell things or gain clients – you will be an unforgettable man.

Top Notes: mandarin, lavender, honeydew melon.
Middle Notes: geranium, rose and pink pepper, pineapple leaves.
Base Notes: patchouli, suede, woody accord, amber notes.

‘No. 1’ Men’s Pure Perfume Spray

Clive Christian No. 1 Perfume

Understated yet richly distinctive, No. 1 for men is full and smooth with amber and ancient Indian sandalwood—which has a 4,000-year history, used to draw soul mates together—and sits proudly like the lion’s mane. Perfect for one who has nothing to prove, an accomplished and confident gentleman.

This is definitely a cologne for an entrepreneur!

Top Notes: Cardamom Oil
Middle Notes: Lily of the Valley, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Vetiver, Vanilla

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John

I am a botanist who slowly became interested in the different types of plants used in the popular men's colognes. With my unique experience with the ingredients, I am well qualified to find the best scents and fragrances. I love smelling the hints of exotic flowers, and also being surprised when strange combinations work in some of the exciting new colognes.

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