Sun Down Aftershave Balm - A Soothing Homage to Sun Up
Possibly the BEST Aftershave Balm you have ever used...really. It seems the awesomeness of our balms has been forever eclipsed by our Aftershaves & Soaps, which is a damn shame...for I believe they are truly the best out there!
It's Da Balm!
Our Super, High Quality Aftershave Balms are made with Organic Aloe vera Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Kukui Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Meadow Foam, Willow Bark Extract, Local Prickly Pear Oil, Calendula Oil, Oat Extract, Neem Oil, Rosemary Extract, Cape Aloe Powder, Olive Oil...A Synergetic Cocktail Of The Best Skin Food Out There, So much so you will actually feel the difference!
Scent Profile: Talc, Oakmoss, Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Lavender, Rose, Animalic Musk, Clary Sage, Vetiver & Sandalwood.
The Sun Down Balm is truly magical stuff in its own right. A non greasy lotion that absorbs fast into the skin, protects, moisturizes & delivers a silky post shave feel everytime!
Excerpt From Sun Up Ad (1963)
"Sun Upmanship That’s the name of the game.
George goes around smelling like flowers in bloom. You go around with the manly scent of Sun Up after-shave. YOU get the girl. Gillette didn’t pick flowers to find this new scent. We’re not perfume people. We captured only the manlier, muskier, spicier scents of nature. And we came up with the scent that you wear like a man...like a man who’s one up on the other guy."
["Sorry George, My Grandmother Just Flew In"]
Sun Down is my take on a very classic, special aftershave scent from the 60's (63-69), Gillette's Sun Up ! I have been working on this little number for almost a year now with much trial and error...mostly error...but finally success, which was well worth the effort!
I really can't say it better than their classic ad, but I'll try.
Some have compared this scent to James Bond and what he'd wear, others relate it to that classic, working man scent! I subscribe to the latter scent description myself, in fact I find it very close to Aqua Velva...at least in the same club. Let me clarify, close to AV at first sniff, but during the course of the day and initial dry down it's own unique character shines through. In short, "Sun Up" was truly a perfect name for the stuff! If the 60’s had a “smelltrack”, there’s no doubt this would be it for the everyday man on the street...and such an interesting time in our history (usa).
I am actually at a loss as to why this was ever discontinued after only a 6 year run. I mean, even the bottle was super cool; shapely with a cool bakelite cap...classy!
Our soothing aftershave balms can't really be beat...until now! Now we offer our top notch balms and lotions to you in a 4 oz tube! A soothing, and effective aftershave lotion that really does make a difference. This has a lot to do with our choice ingredients.
If traditional alcohol based aftershaves are too much for you, we encourage you to give one of these tubes of goodness a go!
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Organic Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Kukui Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol, Avocado Oil, Palm Stearic Acid, Jojoba Wax, Lecithin, Meadowfoam, Xanthan Gum, Willow Bark Extract, Prickly Pear Oil, Calendula, Oat Extract, Neem Oil, Rosemary Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cape Aloe, Olive Oil, Citric Acid, Essential & Fragrance Oils
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