Post by TinaG
I realised something this week – that my occasional slumps in fragrance enthusiasm could be linked to changes in season. I had been wearing Borneo 1834 and Cuir Ottoman (thanks, Val!), but then haven’t felt like anything & gone fragrance free for a week. Today, something clicked back in to place and I felt like something floral & airy. I’d never really put 2:2 together, but it makes sense.
So I grabbed something ultimately office-friendly, then I thought – I wonder what my colleagues are wearing today? I cheekily snuck around the office, asking the question, and found I was greeted with a big smile & loads of enthusiasm! Yay! Here’s today’s snapshot:
Office Friendly Fragrances Snapshot 22.10.16
C0 (me) – Mandarine by L’Artisan Parfumeur
I’m wearing this like lolly-water today, re-spritzing with abandon.
C1 – Pink Grapefruit – The Body Shop
This is the fragrance which triggered the conversation as I could smell it walking into the work area. It was not sprayed in the office, had been wearing from home. Beautiful.
C2 – CK One – Calvin Klein
I used to wear CK One, and can smell it in public at 60 paces, but this didn’t strike me so hard. It had settled a bit & had a predominant peppery note. Great stuff.
C3 – NIL
But yesterday was: Bel Respiro (EdT) – Chanel. I gave C3 this sample and this was its first wearing. Jury is out, it’s a bit intense compared to other fragrances she wears but she’ll give it a few more try’s to see if it might work.
C4 – Rose The One – D&G
This fragrance is now discontinued and it’s a fav of C4. She keeps it close by, bottle & box in her desk draw.
C5 – Oscar – Oscar de la Renta
This is C5’s signature office scent, wears it all the time. Cool!
Yay! SJP getting some air time. This made me happy.
C7 – NIL
Nil today, but I know Trèsor by Lancôme is a fav of hers, a mini is close at hand. I had sent her an article on Isabella Rossellini & the fragrance’s history back in June.
C8 – NIL
C8 said he used to have time to wear cologne to work, but since his son came along priorities have changed in the morning routine. Colognes come out now for special occasions only.
C9 – Orchid Soleil – Tom Ford
I didn’t actually have the conversation today with C9, but I’m adding her in because we discuss perfume often. Before this she wore Black Orchid, both are fab on her but I do know when she walks into a room without me looking! Hehe.
I’m so glad I asked! Made for some fun conversations and I got to know my workmates just that little bit better. We’ve got a great crew.
What is the fragrance you reach for the most in a professional environment?
Have a fantastic start to the week.
Tina G xx