- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
NEVER. 99% of workpalces are scent free now, so I respect that. I don’t wear it on a day-to-day basis for tha reason, so I would never wear it to an interview.
Well, you made that clear!
I wouldn’t. You never know who could be allergic and some people just don’t like scents. Stay neutral and don’t wear any,
Never. Its frowned upon in many professional environments, but especially in the medical field.
It would be foolish to display a lack of awareness of current workplace culture at an interview.
Just go in freshly showered and clean with deoderant.
Some people have very bad reactions to scents (allergies, migranes, etc) whereas others just don’t like them.
Take a real shower and be clean, not a shower in a bottle.
Nope. Different people are sensitive to different smells so I wouldn’t want to risk it. I wound up leaving work sick once because our new admin came in smelling like she’d taken a bath in a vat of Tommy Girl. I was dizzy and nauseous and couldn’t focus on anything, ugh! I imagine if she’d come in like that to the interview she wouldn’t have gotten the job
Nope, I wouldn’t. I don’t even wear it if I’m going to be on the bus a lot some days because some people are super sensitive to smells.
No, but I’m a nurse so it’s always frowned upon on wear perfume to work…it’s irritating to patients…and is strictly forbidden in neuro ICU’s where it can really cause blood pressure issues and blood flow issues in patients with brain injuries.
No, never to an interview- you never know a) how a certain scent (or presence of one at all) will be percieved, and b) about peoples’ allergies.
But “current workplace culture”? Huh? I’ve only been out of corporate for 2.5 years, but I worked at a fortune 50 and we never had any official policy on it. I actually find that a bit oppressive. Does it extend to lotion? What about scented deodorant? What if my shampoo is too smell-good-y for people? I’m being a little silly here, but really, where’s the line?
I agree not a good idea, perhaps a light body mist but not perfume.
@bells219: I think anything more than deodorant, or something I can smell outside your personal space is too much. If I am a yard away and can still smell you, its too much. Also please don’t bring anything smelly to eat either (microwaveable fish entrees! yuck!)
We don’t have an official policy at work, i would think it’s just common courtesy to try not bothering others.
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