Here’s a topic we haven’t discussed in about a thousand years: perfume at the office. DO office-appropriate perfumes exist, ladies? If so, what are the business etiquette rules for perfume? When I grew up I always loved the idea of having “a scent” that people would know me by — there’s a line in When … Read More about Office-Appropriate Perfumes: Do They Exist?
What are the best practices to prevent stinky shoes? How do you destink your shoes once they’re already funky? Reader K has a delicate question regarding stinky shoes: I need advice on how to keep my shoes from developing a bad odor. I wear hose 90% of the time with my dress work shoes, and … Read More about Sniff Sniff: How to Prevent Stinky Shoes
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to make your office smell nice; we’ve also updated links below. What are your best tips on how to make your office smell nice — without offending any of your coworkers or clients? Reader P asks a great question about de-smelling tips for her office: … Read More about How to Make Your Office Smell Nice Without Annoying Your Coworkers
Reader R has a question about a smelly coworker that, I think, should spark a lively discussion: I have asked numerous other people (coworkers and friends) and so far no one has given a polite and appropriate response to my dilemma. I work with a lawyer who smells awful. At first I thought it might … Read More about How to Tell Someone They Smell Bad
Sometimes dry cleaning will not remove smells or odors–but what then? We hunted for magic tricks to get smells out of dry clean only work clothes…
Today’s reader mail comes from a reader with a serious problem… I happened to see my mother at lunchtime today and when I walked over to her, she had a strong reaction – she said I smelled! I had just come from work and was going back to work, so I was obviously very upset. … Read More about Passing the Sniff Test: What to Do When You Belatedly Realize You Have B.O.