Perfume has the prowess to refresh the senses and transform the spirit. The right perfume leaves you feeling like a new version of yourself and can even make you feel confident when faced with certain situations.
Having a mini perfume bottle or portable roller ball is akin to having an emergency aromatherapy always on standby. However, not all the scents that you come across are suitable for the office; you need to find the perfect one that will make you stand out.
Let us look at the top tips for selecting the perfect perfume for the workplace.
Skip Perfume that Needs Constant Re-application
Solid perfume and perfume oils require you to apply it regularly in order to smell nice. In a busy office, you do not have time for this at all. There is no time to get up constantly from your workstation to rush to the washroom to apply some more perfume. Even the boss will not like it at all.
You also need to skip perfume oils because they have the knack to leave unpleasant stains on your dress. This is usually hard to notice on your own – it is usually a fellow worker who usually points the stains out.
Instead, go for scents that last longer when applied, which means that you go for woodsy scents that are highlighted on Your Scent is Your Signature. You also need to find a way to make the scent last longer by applying it to various spots across the body. Additionally, know when to apply the scent, which is usually right after taking a bath. You also need to keep the body hydrated so that you give the scent something to hold on to.
Opt for Perfumes with Low Concentrations
Not everyone at work is a fan of perfumes; therefore you need to use them in moderation so that you don’t trigger respiratory problems in the workplace. First, during your interactions you will get to know whether anyone has an allergy to perfumes or not. You will realize this if you notice most people not using them.
The next step is to talk to your supervisor to get an idea of what kind of perfumes that are allowed.
If it is ok to wear perfume, then opt for the scents with low concentrations. For instance, go for Eau de Parfum that has a concentration of between 15 and 20 percent, or Eau de Toilette with a concentration of 10 percent, and Eau de Cologne with a concentration of 5 percent.
Eau de Parfum is a common choice for perfume lovers because it is affordable and has the knack to linger for the most part of the day. The other two are ideal because they are lighter, though you might have to consider reapplication various times a day. However, the two are ideal if you are looking for a fragrance that is sheer and light, barely noticeable.
Sexy Scents are a No-no
Reserve your sexy perfumes for date nights, or for a romantic night out of town. Any musky scent is not ideal for the workplace, because it will give different signals to customers and your fellow workmates. Instead, go for scents that have unobtrusive notes such as cucumber, citrus, mint, cinnamon, green tea and more.
The Scent Shouldn’t Distract You
You do not need a scent that will leave your workmates commenting every time they pass by the desk. The scent should instead give you confidence and leave you energetic without attracting unnecessary attention from John across the room.
Some scents have been found to improve your work performance. Others are known to add to your reaction time, making you react well to situations. For instance, peppermint is a natural memory booster, and can help you remember things easily.
Don’t Overdo It
You should not overdo the spray at all. Most women tend to overspray when they get used to the spray over time. You need to avoid it at all costs, especially at the workplace where you need to respect the personal space of other workers. A touch at the wrist and behind the ears is ideal.
You need to take time and choose the perfect scent for the workplace. Make sure you do not invade other workers’ spaces with your perfume.