A Guide to Office-Appropriate Perfumes

Is your current perfume not cutting it in the professional world? If you find yourself attracting attention for your scent rather than work-related matters, it might be time for an upgrade. But before you go spritzing away, there are a few things to consider. In this article, we'll give you a quick guide to choosing office-appropriate perfumes. Keep reading to learn more!

What to Consider When Choosing Perfumes for Work

When you're choosing a perfume for work, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. First, lighter scents tend to be more appropriate for an office setting. You don't want your perfume to be too overpowering or distracting to those around you. Second, choose a scent that can boost productivity and mood at work. citrusy scents like lemon, rosemary, and jasmine are known to increase alertness and energy levels. Finally, make sure you pick a perfume that won't give you (or your colleagues!) headaches throughout the day. Peppermint is a great option if you're looking for something refreshing and invigorating. 

Tips for Using Perfume at Work

Now that you know what to look for in an office-appropriate perfume, it's time to talk about how to use it! The first rule of thumb is not to spray on too much perfume. A light mist should be enough to last you through the workday. And speaking of lasting power, avoid reapplying too frequently. Once in the morning should suffice. You don't want your colleagues thinking you took a mid-day shopping trip! Choose wisely and wear with caution—your perfect work scent is out there! 

Work-appropriate Perfume Recommendations

Office-friendly unisex perfumes that are light and contain notes like lemon, jasmine, peppermint and rosemary are great choices. Here are some highly raved about perfumes for work:


Want to add a boost to your day? Choose refreshing citrus based perfumes like the Afnan Supremacy Silver. The fresh lemon and bergamot notes are sure to keep you awake, even during a midday slump. For a sweeter citrus, try the Qasamat Rasana with a pineapple and citrus burst. The Precise Donna has a citrus and jasmine floral — making it a feminine-leaning option for those who like Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue.


For the perfect perfume to calm you on a stressful day, try these lavender based scents. The Armaf Futura La Homme has notes of lavender and musk, and Jenny Glow Amber has a strong lavender scent with a deeply calming effect. You can also get the same stress-relief effect from the Afnan Supremacy Noir

Light / Unobtrusive

If all you’re looking for is a subtle smell of something nice in the background, these are the soapy-musk, light and clean scents to give you that effect of smelling effortlessly great. Careso Clean EDT is a light option with cotton, soapy and sandalwood notes, fans of Byredo Blanche will appreciate this. Afnan Musk Is Great will give you a light, clean-smelling musky fragrance that dries down to a skin scent. For a touch of sandalwood and light musk that dries down to a light skin scent, choose the Rasasi Daarej Man. You’ll smell effortlessly great with a light clean smelling scent.

Get Affordable, Quality Perfumes for Work from Aurel

We hope this quick guide has been helpful as you navigate the world of office-appropriate perfumes. Remember: lighter scents are best, boost your productivity with citrusy or minty notes, and don't overdo it! With these tips in mind, we're confident you'll find a perfume that's perfect for both you and your workplace. 

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