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  • Sun Down Aftershave Splash & Shave Soap Bundle - Homage to Sun Up
  • Sun Down Aftershave Splash & Shave Soap Bundle - Homage to Sun Up

Sun Down Aftershave Splash & Shave Soap Bundle - Homage to Sun Up

$29.90 USD $27.00 USD

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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!

The Aftershave Formula

I treated the creation of this aftershave a lot differently than I have with my past formulations. Instead of my typical Aftershave/Colognes this is more true to the original and simply an aftershave. Simple ingredients, amazing results, silky post shave feel and at a killer price! Do not misunderstand me however, though this is an aftershave it still has some staying power, so much so Barry White would blush.

Ingredients: Alcohol, Rose Water, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Fragrance, Alum, Menthol

Handmade In Arizona, USA

Reviews
5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews
(5/5)
Marcos Jesus Mendez from San Diego Ca on Mar 22, 2017
Sun Down is Great. A true classic brought back to life. Douglas and Fran Thank You Very Much for this Beautiful Scent. I Hope you Never Stop Producing it cause I love it .
(5/5)
Anthony L from 15 Miles North of the Swamp on Jan 07, 2017
Tremendous!!! After a 5 year layoff from TWS, I arrive at PAA for a first purchase, the DOC (reviewed), and with said purchase a SunDown a/s balm sample. Upon first smell I was transported back to my childhood and playing in my grandpa's medicine cabinet with all the now classic colognes. Got into the Hi Karate one time, and made my mom almost hurl while getting me into the shower. SunDown smelled to me of classic O Spice but a bit more woodsy. Ordered the soap with a/s bundle and the balm. Soap performs like a tallow based soap with excellent post shave feel, while the balm calms things down and sets the table for the a/s, which really caught me a bit off guard. Great face feel and the added menthol is bracing and kinda fun! Layering with the soap, balm and a/s provides great staying power, even until next morning for me. Tremendous!!! Classic, nostalgic and completely up to date with quality ingredients and the artisan touch. Not sure, get a sample for a dollar and decide for yourself. Keep swinging for those fences Douglas and Co., and the home runs will keep piling up.

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