Saturday, March 07, 2009

NY Fragrance Examiner: Fragrance to Work 101: Basic etiquette and office-friendly scents


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In celebration of Women's History Month and working women worldwide, let's discuss scent in the workplace. This is a controversial topic but I felt it was necessary to discuss what, if any, kind of fragrance would be deemed appropriate for work. Of course much of that depends on where you work and where you're located. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, where an elderly woman was forced off a bus for wearing too much perfume, fragrances were banned in all public places. Obviously, you won't be wafting any scented shampoo there, let alone '80s powerhouse Giorgio perfume. But I believe fragrance can boost confidence in people who love them, and they can be useful tools in making a workday less mundane and more pleasant. We can make wearing fragrance to work work for everyone. (continued)

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