Continuing an annual tradition, I thought I would get a thread up and running prior to the start of an incredibly busy time for AP Reserve and yours truly with my thinking being if the responses and contributions flow into something workable and doable then I will allocate some time to get together a few bottles for each state of the 'Christmas Splash' - last year saw 'Borked' which was a raucous Yuzu number that was ridiculously strong, the twist being it was actually an EDT in an aftershave bottle that was teaming with fancy citrus notes, it worked very well in the searing heat of the Aussie Summer and I plan on busting mine out again this year.
This year I (probably stupidly) thought that I would throw open the idea of the aftershave name and the feel of the design, the only caveat being if the eventual fragrance ideas or name are either too expensive, or the name is offensive I will invoke the right of veto as the aftershave is free and it will release under my companies masthead but it is a gift.
This being said it is up to you guys to nominate notes or ideas for the Christmas fragrance, remembering we will be in the middle of a very hot and typically humid season. I am open to most things and all kinds of suggestions providing they can be worked into a design that is not immediately vomit inducing or cause for our partners to have any of us spending a week or two on the couch as a consequence of wearing the stuff.
As I mentioned, this is a free aftershave however some assistance covering the postage to the respective states would be welcomed, as would any contributions. Generally speaking I am thinking of 4 or 5 bottles per state maximum as this does cost me money in materials, consumables and time and I would like to ask that for people to be eligible to receive a bottle they are people who attend the meetups in their states.
We had a situation last year where someone who does not bother to attend any of the meetups sent me a gloating picture of a bottle he had gotten hold of and it really pissed me off. All I am suggesting here is that the occasional attendance at a meetup for a chat and a hello is required if at all possible, it is not absolutely required due to circumstances (NT for instance).
I have allocated 2 weeks for this thread, after such time I will need to mod the design, let it rest and get it into solution and posted so it's received well before Christmas - I can only really afford to post to one person in each state due to cost and time, individually posting multiple aftershaves is way too time consuming, in this regard can you please organise amongst yourselves and nominate someone for me to post it to. That person can then give it to the others in person at the next meetup or in person. I would strongly prefer people do not claim bottles for other people but I will leave that decision entirely up to you guys
So lets kick this off, open for suggestion is the name of the splash and ideas for designs with all names and ideas being welcome..... an example: 'Monsta Mash' - Something with Lemon, lemon grass, orange, cedar and musk and menthol