- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
A lot more people than you would realize are allergic to perfume. There are a lot of offices that are fragrance free now. Skip it.
Probably not. You never know when someone might have a severe allergy – my mom can’t be near any perfume or she has an asthma attack, and when you’re trying to make an impression it’s best to be safe. If you want to smell nice, just use a mildly scented body wash and that should give you enough of a clean scent.
Most people go way overboard with perfume anyway because they become desensitized to the smell and put too much on in an effort to be able to smell it on themselves.
I’d skip it. A shower with whatever body wash and shampoo/conditioner you like will make you smell nice without being overpowering for those with allergies.
No. A lot of offices ban perfume or anything with a scent. Don’t risk it.
I’ve heard several times that you should not wear perfume or cologne to interview. If the interviewer does not like the scent, then they may subconsciously write you off for the position, even if you are a great candidate. Not to mention many people have allergic reactions to scented products.
As long as it’s not strong and overpowering, which perfume shouldn’t ever be I do not see a problem with it. I just think as lot as it’s worn correctly it shouldn’t be a problem and I wouldn’t overthink it too much. I interview all of the time and I have never ever thought about this topic before.
Definitely not. The potential downsides far outweigh any potential upside (which I don’t really see any).
Nope… in fact I go UBER light on the make up too. But that is just my personal choice.
Absolutely not. I always helped interview people at the office I used to work for and if someone smelled like anything, it was an instant no. I can’t stand being overpowered by someone’s scent, no matter how great they think it smells.
No. My mom is extremely sensitive to perfume and it actually gives her migraines -even if the smell is light and smells nice. I would definitely not want to give any reason not to hire me – and giving them a migraine from my interview probably wouldn’t land me the job!
No. There is no need as long you’ve showered!
I used to LOVE wearing perfume but lately I have been more sensitive to it so I wear it infrequently or I only put on a tiny bit.
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