You wear a tie to work, but smell like vacation.
There is no law that says your cologne must mirror the office in which you work. But the right scent can send a powerful message — whether to a potential client, colleague, or boss. In a suit-and-tie business, avoid fragrances that rely too heavily on citrus notes (If it makes you think of a pina colada, you’ve gone too far). To get a fresh vibe without the beach, look for colognes with green notes, including verbena and herbs like mint or thyme. They add crispness to a cologne.