Very cool! I think all of those are pretty neat.
Brief 1 - Autumn Nights
This is a very attractive seasonal theme. I generally don't reach for such scents in the spring or early summer, but when winter scents come out in early autumn, I find myself among a lot of other perfumistas - drooling in anticipation, and scrambling to get an autumnal scent - exactly of this type - at the top of my list of must-wears for the coming weeks.
Brief 2 - Nu Chypriote
A really interesting idea - radical minimalism on a genre that generally goes the opposite way. At this point, I realize that Grant's big problem is going to be making a decision, because there are some really good choices on the table - and I'm only on revealed brief no. 2.
Brief 3 - Coastal Song
Personally, this sounds like the one my nose would like the best - AND the most marketable. I simply love woody aquatics. This could be easily unisex, and if they do it, and do it well, then I don't have to buy the one I've been stalling on getting. I could easily provide customer input on this in the sampling program, too.
Brief 4 - Examen de nez
Again - highly avant garde, but in a very Basenotian way. It's just uber-niche - very exciting ideas underneath it. I think people would regard the scent in the same way they look at Basenotes, which is.... love it or hate it, bitch or fawn - with a certain respect.
I'll need to create better encapsulating summaries of my two submissions. They were 2-3 page PDFs weighed down with a lot of minutiae. Once I have those ready, I'll post them, too.
Thanks for sharing these great briefs. The way that these are setting the bar at such a high level, I'm now confident that we will have magazine-worthy scents on our hands.