In Australia, there are few people who bring as much banter, shenanigans and general hilarity as radio duo Hamish and Andy manage to on a daily basis. From their numerous Caravan of Courage expeditions to their famous tall ship adventure, Hamish and Andy’s life mission, it seems, is to make us and each other laugh.
That’s why when Hamish revealed he had spent months creating Andy his very own signature fragrance, aptly named Andy by Hamish, we weren’t overly surprised, however, we were highly amused.
Hamish revealed in a video posted to the duo’s Instagram page that he’s been working on developing the scent he believes truly represents Andy since January – a scent described as “shooting down the pub, but I’m making good time, but I’m smelling great, but I’ve got a classic head.”
Also, in true Hamish form he posted the image of Andy and his new fragrance below to his Instagram with the caption: “The special moment Andy texted me "Hey Hame just wanted to put this in a text because you know I have trouble saying thank you out loud, but THANK YOU for going ahead and seeing a red hot opportunity in the high-quality-yet-reasonably-priced fragrance market and surprising me by telling me today I am now legally the face and brand ambassador of "Andy, By Hamish". It's such an honour to be contractually bound to be part of the world’s first smart casual fragrance and I am #trulyblessed to have 5,000 of these babies heading to shelves in time for Father’s Day. I can't believe you thought I'd be mad! Mad appreciative more like it, I just hope I do you proud and take a great shot for the marketing material. Do you want me to cut my hair? Ready and waiting for whatever you need. xx Ando." Such a touching message. Sorry I didn't write back mate been flat out with the fragrance, but thank you for your words.”
While you would be forgiven for thinking Hamish’s gift is all a big joke, there have actually been 5000 units produced. The pre-order option for the fragrance has already sold out online at Chemist Warehouse, but if you didn't get your hands on it in time for Father's Day, don't stress. If it does get restocked, it's the funniest and most thoughtful gift for the men in your life for any time of year. We will keep you updated!
If you'd like to see Andy's reaction to the hilarious news, watch the video below (we highly recommend you do!):
This new fragrance release might just be our favourite of the year and is certainly the best beauty release from a comedian ever since Will Ferrell launched his very own sunscreen, Will Ferrell’s Super Mega Sexy Hot Tan. Well done boys.
Let us know in the comment section if you’ll be rushing to pick up one of the 5000 Andy by Hamish fragrances when they launch later in the year.
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.