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5 Perfumes to Wear to the Office

Ideas for Work-Appropriate Fragrances That Won't Overwhelm Co-Workers

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When it comes to wearing perfume at work, it's wise to tread carefully. Some offices ban fragrance entirely, out of sensitivity to employees with allergies or aversions to scent, so check your workplace's policy. Even if perfume is allowed, it's important to choose a light scent that won't annoy or overpower your co-workers. With that in mind, here are our five top picks for office-appropriate perfumes.

Infusion d'Iris Perfume for Women by Prada

Infusion d'Iris Perfume for Women by Prada
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This modern, light floral concoction is elegant and appropriate for work. Mandarin orange combines with an iris heart and woody base notes, for a lovely, gentle effect that stays very close to the skin. It's a subtle and ladylike scent that won't drift over the cubicle wall.

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Happy Perfume by Clinique for Women

Happy Perfume by Clinique for Women
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Try this airy and feminine scent for summer. Mandarin orange and pink grapefruit blend with crisp floral notes for a fruity-floral effect that's sure to get smiles at in the elevator.

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Cashmere Mist Perfume for Women by Donna Karan

Cashmere Mist Perfume for Women by Donna Karan
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As a busy business magnate herself, Donna Karan is expert at creating fragrances that are wearable for work. Cashmere Mist is one of her best, a powdery chypre-floral scent blend built on jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla notes, that's feminine but light enough for office-wear.

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L'Eau par Kenzo by Kenzo for Women

L'Eau par Kenzo by Kenzo for Women
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This fresh and cheerful fragrance is a friendly choice for the office. Top notes of reed stems and wild mint mingle with freshwater florals and peach, creating a scent that’s light, feminine and clean.

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Amber Splash Perfume for Women by Marc Jacobs

Amber Splash Perfume for Women by Marc Jacobs
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Marc Jacobs brings his signature cool chic to this fragrance, which beautifully captures the essence of autumn. A mature concoction of amber, tonka bean and cashmere wood, with cinnamon and bark in the middle notes. Wear this one if you're the boss - or want to be.

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