Sector: FMCG / Cosmetics

Creative Spark:

The unintentional escape of a gain of function virus from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan meant many things to many people, but to Polymath Creations it was a unique opportunity to change Western hand hygiene habits for the better by bringing a tried and tested yet internationally unknown product from one culture to the market in another.

Flagship Product: Turkish Cologne

Current Status: Active / Forging Ahead

Preliminary research and design complete, marketing and business plans drafted for sale of test range of hand colognes and complementary hand lotions and creams into independent bars, gyms and restaurants in the North of England later this summer as they begin to open up again.

Early design of Opal Oceans 250ml refillable glass bottles with colour scheme for different aromas

First Development Phase:

During the sale of the first order into the UK, Polymath will be looking for a Founder Owner to take the Opal Oceans brand forward from early stage Polymath startup cycle funding as its own LTD to SEIS and EIS raises that accelerate the replacement of functional Covid friendly hygiene solutions with better customer friendly alternatives like Opal Oceans.

Brand Backstory

Turkish Cologne is a scented alcohol-based hand sanitiser found in almost every home and business. Being offered a friendly splash of Turkish Cologne into cupped hands, to rub together as it evaporates, is a tradition and cultural rite that has kept individuals healthy, while helping control bacteria and virus epidemics, since Ottoman times, and long before. I dare say there are other colognes, but when it comes to sanitary usage, Turkish Cologne is like French Champagne or Greek Olives, an international market leader.

So Knidos, once an ancient capital of high antiquity in the Hellenistic period with its own famous medical school, now a scenic archeological site on the Turkish Datça peninsula, became the inspiration behind a contemporary range of premium and artisanal colognes. Blending Mediterranean and Agean herbs, fruits and flowers into an aromatic remedy for a crowded world, Opal Oceans is a splash or spray on elixir of life that kills germs in a way that Hippocrates would admire, and Aphrodite would embrace.