ABOUT

 

 

WHAT IS VALIDATION?

Validation is a unisex eau-de-parfum fragrance for the overworked and underappreciated.

Perfect for those in creative, tech, and advertising fields.

 

 

IS THIS FOR REAL?

Yes. Validation is a 100% real fragrance. 

While rooted in humor, it legit smells like a designer fragrance. (We even worked with a veteran perfumer to develop it).

It even has mood-boosting ingredients like bergamot and grapefruit, which can help evoke that "validation" feeling in you.

In other words, it’s not a gag gift that smells like farts or something. 

 

 

WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?

Our custom blend features refreshing citrus-y top notes with muskier wood base notes.

A unisex fragrance, it perfectly toes the line between perfume and cologne.

Full ingredients list: Oud wood, bergamot, grapefruit, rose, violet, freesia, muguet, orange, sheer musk.

 

 

AND IT'S UNISEX?

YES. Validation was specifically designed to be a unisex fragrance.

We wanted to transcend binary gender norms. (It's 2017, people!)

Whoever you are, you'll love this.

 

 

WHO MADE THIS?

We’re Hassan S. Ali and Johnross Post, the Chicago-based creative and product team behind Validation.

Hassan is Creative Marketing Director at Onion, Inc. Find him here and on Twitter.

Johnross is a Senior Art Director at FCB Chicago and a freelance graphic designer. Find him here and on Instagram.

Validation is made with love in Chicago, IL, USA.

 

WHY MAKE THIS?

It's been a career-long dream to create an ad campaign for a fragrance brand.

We figured, why not just make our own?

And why not call it Validation, a nod to the constant rejection we face in our jobs as advertising creatives.

We shared the idea with friends in media and tech, and realized it was hella relatable for others, too.

Three months later, here we are.

 

 

ARE YOU ON THE INSTAGRAMS?

Hell yes. 'Gram with us here!

Lots of fun stuff, including pics with our awesome friend, Gabi Gregg (aka Gabifresh).

 

 

SOME IMPORTANT STUFF

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Validation is skin-safe and was developed with a professional perfumer.

As with any fragrance, we recommend small skin testing for evaluation purposes prior to full use.

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR SHIPPING POLICY?

Free U.S. ground shipping (begins shipping March 2017, we'll keep you posted on your order via email!)

At this time, we do not ship internationally. 

 

 

CAN I MAKE A RETURN?

But that would make us feel so UNvalidated!

Regardless, we want you to be 100% satisfied with our product.

 if you'd like to make a return, please contact us at HELLO@NEEDVALIDATION.COM.

 

 

I'M IN THE PRESS AND WANT TO WRITE ABOUT YOU.

That's not really a question, more of a statement. But that's okay!

Check out our press release on Medium with details + media assets.

Any other questions, email us at HELLO@NEEDVALIDATION.COM.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

This would not have been possible without the following people:

Gabi Gregg

Joe Hanson

Bobby Richards

Alix McAlpine

Taylor Lorenz

Daniel Singer

Troy Hitch

Alfonso Zapata

Matt Everts 

Lauren O'Connell