Smelling nice is an important part of being a good employee (and, er, human being in general). Nobody wants to be around someone 9-5 who reeks like they haven't showered in a week.
And it certainly doesn't make for the easiest, or most productive, working environment.
However, there is such a thing as overdoing it in trying too hard to smell good, or even out of fear of stinking the place up.
We need to be careful not to be smelled before we're seen as this can be particularly off-putting in a work environment.
Bruce A. Hurwitz, executive recruiter and career counselor of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd. advises to "never wear perfume" because it can be so distracting, both to co-workers and potential clients, especially in a corporate setting.
Obviously, take this advice with a pinch of salt, as a hint of perfume is usually okay (unless you happen to work in a perfumeries, in which case don't wear your competitors' brand and you should be fine).
Hurwitz elaborated, "You can't do your job if your colleagues, clients/customers, prospects and vendors literally are nauseated to be in your presence."
Feel free to spritz your favourite perfume on each morning, but if you're reapplying it multiple times throughout the day, it's likely you're suffocating everyone around you, too.
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