The Boss’s New Secret Weapon: Pumping Perfume Into the Office

Employers are using scens to boost moods and get workers to come in. Just be careful about the combo of lavender and pumpkin pie.

For the millions of workers who find going into the office stinks, some executives say they have a remedy: Make the office smell better.

Hines, a commercial real-estate company with skyscrapers worldwide, has developed a special scent it began quietly pumping into the heating, air conditioning and ventilation system in its Texas Tower headquarters in Houston late last year. It’s rolling out the fragrance in more than 20 other office buildings and apartment complexes this year, from Chicago and New York to London and Delhi, India…

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