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Aftershave Cologne - Sun Down Aftershave & Cologne - Homage To Sun Up - Contains Menthol
  • Aftershave Cologne - Sun Down Aftershave & Cologne - Homage To Sun Up - Contains Menthol

Sun Down Aftershave & Cologne - Homage to Sun Up - Contains Menthol

$24.95 USD

[Notice: Contains Alcohol, Only Shipped Within The USA (lower 48), no International or Military Addresses] Attn: Dear friends in Europe, fear not for we have made an alcohol free tonic as well! Find it HERE!

This is our Sun Down Aftershave & Cologne. Great aftershave face feel with the all day staying power you have come to expect from our Aftershave/Colognes! 

[See Entire Sun Down Product Line HERE!] 

Scent Profile: Talc, Oakmoss, Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Lavender, Rose, Animalic Musk, Clary Sage, Vetiver & Sandalwood. 

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 splash from the 60's (63-69), Gillette's Sun Up ! I have been working on this scent 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!

Now for the scent:

Talc, Oakmoss, Lemon, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Lavender, Rose, Animalic Musk, Clary Sage, Vetiver & Sandalwood. I have also added a refreshing burst of menthol to the splash giving it that bright, cooling, classic feel!

 

Ingredients: ALCOHOL, Lavender Hydrosol, ALOE, GLYCERIN ESSENTIAL/FRAGRANCE OIL, Hedione, Kukui Oil, Liquid Silk, ALUM, MENTHOL

External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs

Handmade In Arizona, USA

Reviews
5 out of 5, based on 1 reviews
(5/5)
Krish from Albuquerque on Aug 24, 2017
I started with the Sun Down aftershave splash and found that scent much too fleeting. A strong menthol start (definitely not my favorite smell), then a light dry down to a short-lasting but pleasant scent. I really liked what was there, so I picked up this cologne version. This one offers a great feeling on the face because of the additional ingredients in it, much less of a menthol bomb up front, and offers a slightly wider-projecting, longer lasting scent. This still isn't as strong as some other PAA cologne/aftershaves I've purchased, but I'm very happy with what it does. I prefer an old fashioned scent like this to stick close to me. Very happy with this.

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