(Closed) OT: Do you wear perfume to an interview or go without?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’ve never really thought about it…

I would wear a little bit, but be careful not to go overboard. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wouldn’t. Lots of workplaces are “scent-free” nowadays. I know so many people with really bad allergies to scents that I wouldn’t risk it. (Plus I hardly wear perfume anyways; I only own one bottle that’s several years old, and only wear it a couple of times a year for FH on special date nights.)

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Without! You never know if the person has allergies or their ex wore that perfume! Lol but seriously, without. 

A lady I work with has horrible allergies, so no one in my office wears perfume!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely NOT. Some people are highly sensitive to scents, and others just have different tastes. People have strong positive or negative associations with smells – I wouldn’t risk a job on the chance that someone reacted badly to perfume.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Without.

Some people don’t know how to wear a little perfume.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve so far gotten through 4 interviews for the same job (yip 4!!!) and I’ve worn Lady Million each time. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Nope do not wear perfume. A rule of thumb I remember from waaay back, is what if your interviewer just got divorced, and the perfume you wear is the one his ex-wife wears. Of course I realize this only covers male interviewers, but you get the point, right?

Post # 10
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Never wear perfume ever because I have problems with fragrances.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It is recommended to not wear any. As others have said you never know about the emotional attachment to a scent or the sensitivities another may have, and you want them to be thinking about your professional skills, not your scent!

Post # 12
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Without, you never who’s allergic and that may cost you a job.

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