Can a budget UK perfume manufacturer compete against designer fragrances? Will they create a stink or be shown the Dior? Will common scents prevail?
Sir Henry Spice is planning his retirement and wants to groom his inexperienced nephews to take over the reins of Spice of Life Perfumes and Cosmetics. The company's usual products are cheap fragrances like 'Lavender Hill - Fight off the Mob', which small children buy as Christmas presents for their grandmothers out of their pocket money .
Before he hangs up his carnation extractor for good however, Spice wants one last attempt at showing the designer perfume brands what he's capable of. He develops a potentially world beating fragrance and cosmetics range called 'Ulaya - Goddess of Eternal Youth', and entrusts the boys to run the launch campaign . His trust may have been misplaced, and old Spice starts to have second thoughts, "because you're worthless".
This is a traditional comedy play originally designed for radio, but it might also work as a stage play; End of the Pier Theatre perhaps?