I'm 22 and a recent grad from [name withheld] University. I have an interview on Friday and I really want to impress them, but I don't want them to see me as just some kid. I was thinking about wearing some of my dad's cologne so that I'll seem more mature instead of my body sprays. What do you think?
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Dear To Brut...
Remember how Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would ask if you could smell what he was cooking? Well, generally that meant bad news for the smell-er and that concept also applies in the case of interviews. Less is always more when it comes to the olfactory system. On your interview you should wear VERY little (a dab) or no cologne/perfume at all. You never know how sensitive your interviewer may be and you don't want to overpower them with a potentially offensive odor. Impress them with your skills, experience and attitude. Not with dad's Old Spice.
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