So, just who are The ALPHA Team?
We are Aftershave Lovers Perpetually Hunting Avon (ALPHA).
From the 1960s to the 1990s Avon produced an assortment of wonderful scents of aftershave and cologne. They sold them in an assortment of decanters which were available in a variety of special shapes ranging from cars, animals, sports, tools, and other special interest designs. They even made one bottle shaped like a shaving brush and another like a DE razor. All in all they produced well over 200 different bottle designs. They ranged in size from 2 oz. to 8 oz. and some of them included part of the bottle that holds talc in a matching scent.
So why do we love hunting for Vintage Avon? Two reasons, mainly. The first is that the bottles are just too cool. If you have a hobby or an interest outside of wet shaving, chances are they made a bottle that will fit into your collection. The second reason is the scents that Avon produced in that timeframe were amazing, and the aftershave and cologne in those bottles are still good after all these years. The bonus to that is there is an abundance of these bottles out there and can be easily found in most antique stores, thrift shops, and goodwill stores for as little as $1-$5. This is cheaper than common drug store aftershave you can buy today, and the quality is much better.
The ALPHA Team is now actively recruiting members. What is required to be a member of this elite group?
1) Post in this thread your love of vintage Avon decanters, aftershave, and/or cologne; and your desire to be a member of The ALPHA Team.
2) Add a line to your signature saying you are a member of The ALPHA Team, telling B&B that you are a member of the elite group of Avon hunters (not mandatory, but it's just fun).
3) Continue (or start) posting pictures of Avon bottles you find in the Vintage Avon Find thread that was started by HoosierTrooper.
Here are the founding members of The ALPHA Team.
We welcome anyone to be a part of this elite group. Do you have what it takes to be part of The ALPHA Team?
Disclaimer: Use this thread to discuss the wonders of Avon, the different scents or whatever, just do please leave the posting of pictures of new Avon acquisitions to the Vintage Avon Find thread. Thank You.