Cologne

13 Best Office Fragrances for Men in 2023 (All Budgets)

Picking the right office cologne is an important choice. You want something with a bit of personality but reserved enough to still feel professional.

Equally, you need a fragrance with the firepower to last a full 8-hour day, without overpowering your colleagues in the morning.

I’ve been wearing colognes to work for the last 5 years, and have discovered the best office colognes to command respect and keep you smelling fresh.

My top pick, Calvin Klein’s Eternity, is a bright and energizing fragrance that epitomizes professionalism. A citrusy opening, mature lavender, and a masculine woodsy base represent the perfect trio for a work cologne, in my opinion.

If you’re on a tighter budget, you can check out Cremo’s Palo Santo for a similarly bright woodsy blend. This creamy, lightly smokey fragrance way outperforms its price tag.

For Gents who work long hours, I’d recommend Burberry Touch. It lasts for an unbeatable 10 hours, delivering a powdery, musky fragrance all day.

Best for Young Professionals
Best Overall
Mature Masculinity
4.2
4.7
4.2
$96.00 ($29.09 / Fl Oz)
$115.00 ($33.82 / Fl Oz)
$15.24 ($4.48 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Fresh apple rounded out with a touch of cinnamon and spiced cloves.
  • Top-tier, 10-hour longevity lends itself to those on a budget. You get a lot from just a couple of sprays
Pros:
  • Creamy sandalwood complimented by sweet, soapy iris, producing a bright and versatile fragrance.
  • A very clean-smelling cologne with plenty of masculine bite from woodsy cedar notes.
Pros:
  • A masculine quartet of oakmoss, tobacco, leather, and sandalwood.
  • Extremely good value for money. Smells like it should cost 3-4 times the price.
Best for Young Professionals
4.2
$96.00 ($29.09 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Fresh apple rounded out with a touch of cinnamon and spiced cloves.
  • Top-tier, 10-hour longevity lends itself to those on a budget. You get a lot from just a couple of sprays
Best Overall
4.7
$115.00 ($33.82 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Creamy sandalwood complimented by sweet, soapy iris, producing a bright and versatile fragrance.
  • A very clean-smelling cologne with plenty of masculine bite from woodsy cedar notes.
Mature Masculinity
4.2
$15.24 ($4.48 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • A masculine quartet of oakmoss, tobacco, leather, and sandalwood.
  • Extremely good value for money. Smells like it should cost 3-4 times the price.
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My picks are based on my own taste, as well as reactions from colleagues collected over the years.

I’ll step you through the 13 office scents that I’ve enjoyed the most, and let you know when and where to deploy them, based on:

  • Note profile (what does it smell like)
  • Longevity (how long does it last)
  • Projection (how subtle/strong is it)
  • Value for money
  • Occasion (season, time of day, setting)

So let’s work out which is the best office fragrance for you.

TOP PICKS

13 Best Office Colognes for Men

Calvin Klein Eternity Best Office Cologne Overall

Cremo Palo Santo Best Budget Office Fragrance

Burberry TouchLongest-lasting Office Cologne

Armaf Tres Nuit Pour Homme Best Office Fragrance for Summer

Hermes H24 Best Office Cologne for Young Professionals

Prada L’Homme Best Office Fragrance for Managers

Hugo Boss Bottled Office Cologne for Young Professionals with a Budget

Antonio Puig Quorum Best Retro Office Fragrance

Bleu de Chanel A Versatile Office Cologne with Strong Projection

Dior Homme A Classy and Woodsy Office Fragrance

Acqua Di Giò by Armani Top Office Cologne for Hot Weather

Artisan by John Varvatos Best for Post-work Drinks

Jimmy Choo Urban HeroBest Office Cologne for Crowd-pleasing


What’s the Best Cologne for Work?

Calvin Klein Eternity – Best Office Cologne Overall

Eternity is that type of fragrance that makes me think of a crisp white shirt. Professional but without showiness, and classic without feeling dated.

This underrated gem ties together fresh citrus, soothing lavender, and a musky, rosewood base. It doesn’t smell like anything else in my collection, but that’s not to say it’s particularly out there – Eternity is a genuine crowdpleaser.

Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Calvin Klein Eternity for Men
$95.00 ($13.77 / Fl Oz)

Citrus and green notes combine with a soapy heart and masculine sandalwood base.

Sophisticated fragrance ideal for professionals who still want to show some personality.

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Occasion: Professional with a personalityLongevity: 5 – 6 hours
Age group: 20 – 40Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Calvin Klein Eternity: Need to Know

The opening is pretty citrus-forward, with greener floral touches. In the heart, herbs and sweet jasmine combine in a way that smells soapy – with a “just-out-the-shower” clean feeling that will leave you feeling fresh all day.

In the dry down, more masculine elements start to emerge, introducing sweet sandalwood warmth and resinous amber in the base. They lend a valuable streak of sexiness that is crucial in grounding and balancing out the fragrance.

calvin klein eternity bottle with rolex for scale

Sophisticated, mature, and refined are the sort of words that spring to mind. It’s a great scent for office wear when you’re trying to remain professional but not at the expense of personality.

In terms of longevity, Calvin Klein Eternity doesn’t quite live up to the name – but it matches expectations for its price at about 5 – 6 hours of meaningful projection.

I’ll tend to give myself a few spritzes before I leave for work in the morning, and then top up on my lunch break with 1 or 2 more. It’s a great reset effect that will power me through until the end of the day.

Top notes:Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot and Mandarin Orange
Middle notes:Sage, Juniper Berries, Basil, Geranium, Coriander, Jasmine,
Orange Blossom, Lily
Base notes:Sandalwood, Vetiver, Musk, Brazilian Rosewood and Amber
CK Eternity Fragrance Notes

Cremo Palo Santo – Best Budget Office Fragrance

This is the perfect Cremo cologne for Gents who want to present masculine confidence in the office while still smelling natural and professional.

Palo Santo is one of the newer Cremo colognes – and it’s a really solid addition to the line for fans of sweet woody fragrances.

Cremo Palo Santo Cremo Palo Santo
$23.99

Natural-smelling, creamy woodiness that's perfect for professional settings.

A great budget alternative for fans of Le Labo's Santal 33.

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Occasion: Subtle sophisticationLongevity: 7 – 8 hours
Season: Year-roundProjection: Subtle/Moderate
Age group: 27 – 45Value for money: 4.5/5
Cremo Palo Santo: Need to Know

It has a bright opening that soon makes way for the woodsy, lightly smokey aroma. The woodiness here is sweet, creamy, and very pleasant.

Palo Santa is a masculine fragrance, with a central sage note that adds a dose of herbal maturity, and the lightest of cardamom touches bring a little warmth.

The papyrus in the base reminds me a little of fresh paper – that “new book smell”.

Overall, it’s a fragrance that will regularly pick you up compliments. It’s an absolute steal at this price point, particularly when you consider how long it lasts. Palo Santo projects a nice arms-length scent bubble for the first few hours and sticks around more intimately for 7 – 8 hours of overall wear. 

It stacks up with colognes several times the price, and comparisons with Santal 33 are inevitable. I’d say Palo Santo is about 80% similar – it lacks the florals and the slightly acerbic pickle note of the popular Le Labo fragrance, but it’s definitely in the same creamy/woodsy ballpark.

Top Notes:Light Citrus
Middle Notes:Cardamom and Palo Santo
Base Notes:Papyrus
Palo Santo Fragrance Notes

Burberry Touch – Longest-lasting Office Cologne

I think they should pump Burberry Touch directly into the AC of most office blocks to improve morale. It’s the first scent that really opened my eyes to how fragrance can affect your productivity.

Burberry Touch Burberry Touch
$88.00 $76.00 ($22.35 / Fl Oz)

Perfect for retaining a fresh and clean feeling in the office.

Longevity is excellent at over 10 hours. Plenty to cover you for a full working day.

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Occasion: Long-lasting office freshness Longevity: 10 hours
Age group: 23 – 40Projection: Light
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 5/5
Burberry Touch: Need to Know

The main sense I get is a clean feeling all day. It makes me feel fresh, but there’s also enough going on that I can show a bit of personality.

Longevity is amazing for me at over 10 hours, which is plenty to cover you for a working day.

1 – 2 spritzes in the morning are enough – the best Burberry colognes tend to last forever, without being too aggressive. Touch is particularly good for office environments, with a subtle projection that won’t dominate the space when you walk into a room.

There’s a snap of white pepper in the top notes, followed by a bright heart of nutmeg, violet, and succulent mandarin. Touch is not your generic citrus freshie, but it does still feel a little juicy. The floral elements are tastefully done and definitely point towards sophistication rather than femininity.

In the base, there are more masculine accords of cedarwood and musk that combine in rich creaminess.

Top notes:Violet Leaves, Tangerine and Artemisia
Middle notes:Nutmeg, Cedar, White Pepper and Lily
Base notes:White Musk, Tonka Beans, Cedarwood and Vetiver
Burberry Touch Fragrance Notes

Armaf Tres Nuit Pour Homme – Best Office Fragrance for Summer

If you’re looking for something to project a sense of professionalism and class (but still has a personality) this is the pick for you.

Wear it on warm summer days in the office to smell fresh, stylish – but not overwhelming.

Armaf Tres Nuit Armaf Tres Nuit
$29.99 ($8.82 / Fl Oz)

A 90% Green Irish Tweed clone, which is fantastic for a $30 cologne.

Projects well enough to collect compliments without coming off as obnoxious.

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Occasion: Freshness in the officeLongevity: 5 – 6 hours
Age group: 24 – 45Projection: Subtle
Season: Spring/SummerValue for money: 5/5
Tres Nuit Pour Homme: Need to Know

It opens up with a hit of bright lemon before melting into a clean, green, spring-time scent. You can catch a little violet in there as it dries down.

Tres Nuit is an awesome substitute for Green Irish Tweed – it dries down to a 90% clone, which is fantastic for a $30 cologne.

In the base, the sandalwood and ambergris blend beautifully to create the stylish, masculine impression of the Creed original.

I found it lasts a good 5 – 6 hours on the skin, and a couple more if I spritz a little on my jacket. It projects a nice arms-length bubble that’s strong enough to be detected but nowhere near obnoxious. I can wear Tres Nuit to the office without disrupting my colleagues, no problem.

Armaf’s Tres Nuit is a 9/10 from me. I have to take a point off because I would prefer it lasted a little longer, but beyond that, it’s all here. I honestly don’t feel the need to buy Green Irish Tweed anymore because of it.

Top Notes:Lemon and iris
Middle Notes:Spicy
Base Notes:Sandalwood and ambergris
Tres Nuit Pour Homme by Armaf Fragrance Notes

Hermes H24 – Best Office Cologne for Young Professionals

H24 occupies that sweet spot that allows you to present a personality at work through fragrance, but doesn’t ever risk making you look like a show-off or ego tripper.

It would make a clean and comfortable first fragrance for a young man making his way in his career. H24 still says enough about you as a man, without screaming it at anyone.

Hermes H24 Hermes H24
$72.72 $69.20 ($20.97 / Fl Oz)

A fresh and modern office fragrance that will exude confidence.

Excellent longevity (10 hours).

Manages to get attention without demanding it.



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Occasion: Young professional freshnessLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 20 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Hermes 24: Need to Know

The note combo can sound a bit weird at first. It opens with light fruits and clary sage and then turns a little metallic, like hot irons on fresh shirts.

Stick with me. It all comes together beautifully.

It’s subtle, and melts into the atmosphere and into people’s interactions with you. It smells clean and confident – just good all-around

If this smell was an object, it would be a new MacBook pro. Professional, current – but deeply imbued with a sense of status, efficiency, and – dare I say – class? It’s a great pick for the office.

It’s a clean, simple, and refreshingly modern classic combination.

Hermès H24 also has excellent performance. I wonder if they came up with the name because it could probably last 24 hours if you applied a spray or two extra. Very good sillage indeed.

In my experience, you’ll get solid performance for 8 hours, with an arms-length scent bubble for the first 3 – 4.  It kicks out well for several hours.


Prada L’Homme – Best Office Fragrance for Managers

L’homme is an upper-class and professional-smelling Prada cologne. It inspires confidence in others, without the danger of offending them. It’s for a Gent who is safe and friendly- but unapologetically successful.

Prada L’Homme Prada L’Homme
$115.00 ($33.82 / Fl Oz)

Creamy sandalwood complimented by sweet, soapy iris, producing a bright and versatile fragrance.

A very clean-smelling cologne with plenty of masculine bite from woodsy cedar notes.

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Occasion: Office confidenceLongevity: 6-7 hours
Age group: 24 – 45Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Prada L’Homme: Need to Know

In this cologne, creamy sandalwood is complimented by the sweet, soapy iris, producing a bright and versatile fragrance.

The overall effect is a very clean-smelling fragrance with plenty of masculine bite from sandalwood and cedar notes. 

L’homme would suit a handsome lawyer or tech exec who prioritizes his work and productivity. He views his career as a conquest to be won, not a chore to be a slave to.

It’s relativly expensive, so probably a better pick for Gents a little further along in their career. But the fragrance definitely justifies the price.

This is the sort of fragrance that makes people want to hug you and stay there. It answers the question “Can you smell sexy, without smelling sexy?”. 

Projection is moderate, which is perfect for what the scent is. I found that L’homme was able to survive most of the day in the office, but by around 4 o’clock it has sort of faded into the skin-scent territory. 

I defy anyone to tell me they hate this scent. It’s just not possible.

Top notes:Neroli, Mandarin Orange, and Cardamom
Middle notes:Iris, Neroli and Orange Blossom
Base notes:White Musk, Vetiver and Amber
Prada L’Homme Fragrance Notes

Hugo Boss Bottled – Office Cologne for Young Professionals with a Budget

This intense masculine fragrance would be well suited to young professionals lining up their first few big deals.

Boss Bottled will lend you an air of confidence and poise that will make you feel powerful in the office, without crossing the line into an obnoxious alpha-frag that dominates the room.

Boss Bottled Boss Bottled
$96.00 ($29.09 / Fl Oz)

Fresh apple rounded out with a touch of cinnamon and spiced cloves.

Top-tier 10-hour longevity lends itself to those on a budget. You get a lot from just a couple of sprays

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Occasion: Versatile masculinityLongevity: 10 hours
Age group: 20 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
Boss Bottled: Need to Know

Not too sweet, not too dry – Hugo Boss Bottled is a versatile scent for those new to Hugo Boss fragrances.

The dominant accord is fresh apple rounded out with a touch of cinnamon and spiced cloves that reminds me of a hot apple pie. 

It rests on top of a warm woody base of masculine sandalwood and cedar that persists throughout the day. This balancing act between the fresh fruity notes and the aromatic wood keeps things energizing and alluring, but a fundamentally manly scent at the core.

Also, the price tag isn’t as steep as it might first seem. The top-tier 10-hour longevity means you get a lot of mileage from just a couple of sprays, so your bottle will last forever.

Top notes:Apple, Bergamot, Oakmoss, Geranium, Lemon and Plum
Middle notes:Mahogany, Cinnamon, Lavender and Clove
Base notes:Vanilla, Cedar, Sandalwood, Olive Tree and Vetiver
Boss Bottled Fragrance Notes

Antonio Puig Quorum – Best Retro Office Fragrance

Quorum, first released in 1981, is a powerful old-school fragrance. Super masculine, super traditional – and super cheap, too.

Quorum by Antonio Puig Quorum by Antonio Puig
$15.24 ($4.48 / Fl Oz)

A masculine quartet of oakmoss, tobacco, leather and sandalwood.

Extremely good value for money. Smells like it should cost 3-4 times the price.

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Occasion: Classic masculinity at workLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 40 – 60Projection: Moderate/strong
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4/5
Quorum by Antionio Puig: Need to Know

If you’re an older gent with refined tastes, this is the sort of fragrance that will instill the confidence you’re looking for. 

Revolving around a dapper quartet of oakmoss, tobacco, leather and sandalwood, Quorum smells silky and opulent. The notes here are so deep and rich that they border on creamy, perfect for formal occasions in winter that require a break from the mold.

There are some dashes of lavender and pine in the opening, but they are swamped by the deeper across within half an hour. The leather-led dry down lingers on and on, for 7 hours in my experience.

If you’re able to pull off something a legitimate Gent might wear, you won’t find a better pick at this price. 

Top notes:Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Mandarin Orange
Middle notes:Carnation and Jasmine
Base notes:Cedar, Amber, Leather, Tobacco, Oakmoss and Sandalwood
Antonio Puig Quorum Fragrance Notes

Bleu de Chanel – A Versatile Office Cologne with Strong Projection

Bleu de Chanel helps me take myself more seriously and get things done, without feeling too corporate and macho. It’s clean enough to pair with a suit in the office and still projects some personality.

Occasion: Versatile strong scentLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 24 – 38Projection: Strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Bleu de Chanel: Need to Know

This intriguing and inviting modern classic is somehow spicy and fresh, yet also warm and musky. It walks a fine line between these two senses – and does so with style.

Vetiver is poised against the spicier, fruity elements and they do a great job of mellowing each other out. 

The result is a masculine vibe that still feels energizing and youthful – there’s no stuffiness here.

Just be aware that it’s pretty strong, so you’ll only need a couple of sprays for formal, indoor environments.

Depending on how much I use, Bleu de Chanel will last for anywhere between 6 and 8 hours, with the second half more of an intimate skin scent that won’t attract too much attention.

Top Notes:Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint and Pink Pepper
Middle Notes:Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine, and Iso E Super
Base Notes:Incense, Vetiver, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Labdanum and White Musk.
Bleu de Chanel Fragrance Notes

Dior Homme – A Classy and Woodsy Office Fragrance

Dior Homme is a scent for the man who knows what he wants and goes after it, but doesn’t let his ego get in the way.

This classic palate of woodsy and sensual notes smells expensive, french, and masculine. There’s maturity in the blend, an aura that feels like it belongs to a CEO of a large company.

Occasion: Classy WoodinessLongevity: 7 hours
Age group: 30 – 50Projection: Moderate
Season: Fall/WinterValue for money: 4/5
Dior Homme: Need to Know

The woods are very prevalent in the heart and the base, but not in an aggressive or overpowering way. It feels more comforting and warm than earthy or deep, let’s say.

It’s also livened up by refreshing pops of fresh citrus and the prickle of pink pepper. These levelers offer enough texture to prevent Dior Homme from descending into a wave of woodsiness. There’s enough going on to keep the cologne from feeling stagnant, or one-dimensional.

It’s a great way to add a masculine undercurrent to your day, from lounging at home to dominating in the workplace. The key is all in how much you apply; 1-2 sprays for casual situations, or 3-4 sprays for more of a statement.

Top Notes:Bergamot, Pink Pepper and Elemi
Middle Notes:Cashmere Wood, Cedar and Patchouli
Base Notes:Haitian Vetiver and White Musk
Dior Homme Fragrance Notes

Acqua Di Giò by Armani – Top Office Cologne for Hot Weather

Acqua di Gio is a perfect marriage of carefree breeziness with an undercurrent of office confidence and maturity in summer.

The breezy cologne delivers a delicate balance of citrus, woods and herbs that is 100% inoffensive, even when colleagues are working in close quarters.

Acqua Di Gio by Armani Acqua Di Gio by Armani
$95.00 $64.98 ($19.11 / Fl Oz)

Balances zesty citrus and oceanic notes with a woodsy masculine base.

A top-tier summer fragrance that smells fresh and mature - a real confidence boost.

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Occasion: High-heat freshnessLongevity: 4 – 5 Hours
Age group: 22 – 40Projection: Light
Season: SummerValue for money: 4.5/5
Acqua di Gio: Need to Know

A salty, oceanic streak captures the essence of the Mediterranean, resulting in a fragrance that feels masculine but ultimately bright and light.

If there’s one area that Acqua di Gio lets itself down, it’s longevity. It only lasts 4 or 5 hours – so it’s worth checking out some of my favorite Acqua di Gio clones for longer-lasting options.

Top notes:Bergamot and Marine Notes
Middle notes:Geranium, Sage and Rosemary
Base notes:Patchouli and Incense
Acqua Di Gio Profumo Fragrance Notes

Artisan by John Varvatos – Best for Post-work Drinks

Varvatos Artisan is built for a cool and collected professional. This is for the guy who leaves people wondering how he can be so successful yet stress-free.

John Varvatos Artisan John Varvatos Artisan
$96.00 ($22.86 / Fl Oz)
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Occasion: Post-work mixersLongevity: 8 hours
Age group: 25 – 40Projection: Moderate
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4.5/5
Varvatos Artisan: Need to Know

It’s what the post-work cocktails should smell like – wealth and class with a hint of “who knows what could happen”.

This soothing and uplifting fragrance is impeccable. It exudes breezy, classy confidence that feels refined and sophisticated.  I’ve been wearing it for spontaneous evening outings with my girlfriend, and I swear it adds to the vibe. 

It’s a breezy blend of citrus and gentle floral notes, perfectly balanced with enough woody spice and musky depth. The sense is status and pedigree, but not at the expense of masculinity.

The notes of orange blossom and ginger are energizing and hedged against relaxing lavender and jasmine. 

It has a soothing, watery coolness in the heart, before drying down into a woodsy, musky base. It’s gentle, but not feminine. 

In terms of quality, I compare it with Creed Silver Mountain Water. It’s that well-blended and natural-smelling. Keep in mind that these fragrances can cost $300-400, while Varvatos Artisan retails for $75.

The projection also stacks up. John Varvatos is delicate and meticulous, and even though it won’t take anyone’s head off, it still lasts a full 8-hour day. 

Top notes:Orange, Mandarin and Clementine
Middle notes:Coriander, Clary Sage and Lavender
Base notes:Fir Balsam, Vetiver and Amber
Artisan by John Varvatos Fragrance Notes

Jimmy Choo Urban Hero – Best Office Cologne for Crowd-pleasing

Urban Hero is best described as leather with good manners – perfect if you’re looking for a confidence-boosting cologne that smells masculine without becoming domineering. 

Jimmy Choo Urban Hero Jimmy Choo Urban Hero
$98.00 ($29.70 / Fl Oz)

This long-lasting, confidence-boosting fragrance smells masculine without being aggressive.

A fresh spicy-citrus opening sits on a mysterious woodsy incense base. Impeccable balance.


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Occasion: Versatile office confidenceLongevity: 8 – 9 hours
Age group: 20 – 40Projection: Moderate/strong
Season: Year-roundValue for money: 4/5
Jimmy Choo Urban Hero: Need to Know

It’s got a mysterious but fresh vibe, like an antique apothecary shop. Urban Hero is a mass appeal cologne for sure, and unlikely to offend anyone. 

The spicy citrus opening settles down through the day to make space for green and fresh vetiver. Then comes sweet amber, and it’s all held together by a masculine base of leather and rosewood. 

The freshness of the citrus lends Urban Hero to summer or spring use, and it’s versatile enough to wear pretty much anywhere. I don’t have any problems wearing it to work on a Friday and then heading out for an evening at the bar. 

For me, it clocks in an impressive 8-9 hours from a couple of sprays. Keep that firepower in mind if you plan on wearing Urban Hero at the office to avoid overwhelming your colleagues.

Top notes:Black Pepper and Lemon
Middle notes:Vetiver and Rosewood
Base notes:Leather, Amber, Sandalwood and Musk
Jimmy Choo Urban Hero Fragrance Notes

What You Should Know About the Best Office Fragrances

Which Office Cologne Lasts the Longest?

FragranceLongevity
Calvin Klein Eternity5 – 6 Hours
Cremo Palo Santo7 – 8 Hours
Burberry Touch10 Hours
Armaf Tres Nuit Pour Homme5 – 6 Hours
Hermes H248 Hours
Prada L’Homme6 – 7 Hours
Hugo Boss Bottled10 Hours
Antonio Puig Quorum7 Hours
Bleu de Chanel7 Hours
Dior Homme7 Hours
Acqua Di Giò by Armani4 – 5 Hours
Artisan by John Varvatos8 Hours
Jimmy Choo Urban Hero8 – 9 Hours
Best office fragrance longevity comparison

Which Office Scent is the Best Value for Money?

FragrancePriceSizeCost per Oz
Calvin Klein Eternity$98.006.7 Oz$14.63
Cremo Palo Santo$23.833.4 Oz$7.01
Burberry Touch$76.003.3 Oz$23.03
Armaf Tres Nuit Pour Homme$23.433.4 Oz$6.89
Hermes H24$69.163.3 Oz$20.96
Prada L’Homme$137.973.4 Oz$40.58
Hugo Boss Bottled$96.003.3 Oz$29.09
Antonio Puig Quorum$15.253.4 Oz$4.49
Bleu de Chanel$110.003.4 Oz$32.35
Dior Homme$89.943.4 Oz$26.45
Acqua Di Giò by Armani$64.983.4 Oz$19.11
Artisan by John Varvatos$96.004.2 Oz$22.86
Jimmy Choo Urban Hero$98.003.3 Oz$29.70
Best office cologne price comparison

FAQ: Best Male Fragrance for Work

What makes a good office cologne?

Care is needed so you are not the smelly guy that everyone avoids because he over-sprayed his signature scent.

First, don’t go overboard—your colleagues will appreciate your cologne in moderation. Something subtle, such as Prada L’Homme L’Eau and L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme, works best.

Choose a fragrance that is both versatile and long-lasting. You want your scent to last through those long working hours.

What’s the most popular cologne for work?

If someone is walking into your office and you’re spraying your evening cologne, you may commit an egregious, career-ending faux pas.

Popular colognes for work hours are Burberry Touch for Men Eau de Toilette, L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme, and Eau Sauvage. 

How do you associate cologne with an occasion?

When choosing a cologne, some fragrances suit daytime whereas, others are more suited to evening wear. Besides considering the scent, also consider your personal style.

Since office colognes often feature citrus notes, they’d work best with warm weather. Although, some colognes will have a heavy feel (think, musky woods on frosty nights). 

For office hours, the occasion is a professional environment, and therefore your best cologne for work should be subtle, long-lasting, but light.


Time to choose the perfect cologne for those office hours.

I chose Prada L’Homme L’Eau as the best office cologne, with its citrusy light scent and moderate sillage for those long office hours. It has a very pleasant, yet not overpowering scent.

Prada L’Homme L’Eau is the perfect option for your everyday selection. This fragrance offers a safe and reliable blend of green citrus and florals with a dash of spice.

It feels just modern enough to keep things interesting during the day, but won’t offend any co-workers or clients you meet.

There is a perfect scent for everyone wanting to pinpoint the best cologne for work. Choose your scent for work and stay refreshed throughout your busy working day.

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