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

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

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

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

Eleven Perfumes That Make Sense for the Office

You Smell Great!
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
Roja Parfums Creation E Parfum
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
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Legere
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
Terry De Gunzburg Lumieres D’Epices
Terry De Gunzburg Lumieres D’Epices

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

Courtesy Terry de Gunzburg
Tom Ford Shanghai Lily
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
Shiseido Zen Gold Elixir
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
Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue
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
Diptyque Eau Duelle
Diptyque Eau Duelle

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

Courtesy Diptyque
Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
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
Lolita Lempicka Elle L’Aime
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
Lisa Hoffman Beauty Kerala Ashok Garden
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
Hermes Epice Marine
Hermes Epice Marine

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

Courtesy Hermes