Beauty Editor, Aja Mangum; Photograph by Olivia Locher for Bloomberg Businessweek

Eleven Perfumes That Make Sense for the Office

  1. You Smell Great!
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    You Smell Great!

    From Lancôme, Jo Malone, and others, a little eau pour le bureau.

    Beauty Editor, Aja Mangum; Photograph by Olivia Locher for Bloomberg Businessweek
  2. Roja Parfums Creation E Parfum
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    Roja Parfums Creation E Parfum

    Strong and mature. The amber aroma is sweet like candy, with a marked similarity to Chanel No. 5. 
    $435; bergdorfgoodman.com

    Courtesy Roja Dove
  3. Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere
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    Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere

    Light and fruity, with a musky hint as it wears off—which it does quickly. Apply heavily. 
    $74; lancome.com

    Courtesy Lancome
  4. Terry De Gunzburg Lumieres D’Epices
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    Terry De Gunzburg Lumieres D’Epices

    Jasmine and citrus notes dominate this refreshingly upbeat orange scent. 
    $195; barneys.com

    Courtesy Terry de Gunzburg
  5. Tom Ford Shanghai Lily
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    Tom Ford Shanghai Lily

    Starts off as a floral, mostly of lilies, but becomes a woodsy, musky smell. For a man or a woman. 
    $210; saksfifthavenue.com

    Courtesy Tom Ford
  6. Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir
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    Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir

    A vivid, flowery scent filled in with notes of amber and jasmine. It has a powdery, musky warmth. 
    $68; shiseido.com

    Courtesy Shiseido
  7. Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue
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    Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue

    A rosy start gives way to honey and patchouli in this bright, autumnal perfume. Has a Thanksgiving nutmeg quality. 
    $340; bondno9.com

    Courtesy Bond No. 9
  8. Diptyque Eau Duelle
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    Diptyque Eau Duelle

    A warm vanilla scent with some thyme as it fades. Evokes a freshly baked cake. 
    $120; diptyqueparis.com

    Courtesy Diptyque
  9. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
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    Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

    Clean and flowery, with subtle notes of lilies and a hint of fruity Skittles. (That’s a good thing.) 
    $115; jomalone.com

    Courtesy Jo Malone
  10. Lolita Lempicka Elle L’Aime
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    Lolita Lempicka Elle L’Aime

    Comforting and cozy, with floral notes and a lime finish. Two spritzes, and you’re good all day. 
    $100; neimanmarcus.com

    Courtesy Lolita Lempicka
  11. Lisa Hoffman Beauty Kerala Ashok Garden
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    Lisa Hoffman Beauty Kerala Ashok Garden

    Like a bouquet of violets. The feminine softness is ideal for those into floral scents. 
    $65; lisahoffmanbeauty.com

    Courtesy Lisa Hoffman Beauty
  12. Hermes Epice Marine
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    Hermes Epice Marine

    Fresh and lemony, with some spice. Reminiscent of an artisanal gin and grapefruit. 
    $240; hermes.com

    Courtesy Hermes