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Monday, November 18, 2013

Teak by Shulton c1965

Teak was launched in 1965 by Shulton.

Fragrance Composition:

This heady men's cologne is chypre based and I haven't found any official notes listed anywhere so I will use my vintage 1960s bottle for this review and tell you what notes I detect.  At first dab I detect some aldehydes, crisp fresh greens and tons upon tons of oakmoss and vetiver, with a shot of spices, patchouli, musk, leather, galbanum, salt, ambergris, sandalwood, and cedarwood.
  • Top notes:  bergamot, other citrus notes, aldehydes, crisp fresh greens
  • Middle notes: spices, galbanum, oakmoss and vetiver
  • Base notes: ambergris, patchouli, musk, leather, salt, sandalwood, and cedarwood

A 1965 newspaper ad reads:
"Shulton presents the MANly [sic]  fragrance! TEAK! Crisp, brisk, straightforward and distinctive. Teak is as clean and fresh as the snowy hills of Scandinavia! And its now available in America!"

 A 1966 ad reads:
"Adventure's in the air with Teak...the invigorating scent for men by Shulton. As bracing as a sea faring adventure off the shores of Scandinavia. Mixing a hint of leather with a bit of spice, tangy top of the world feeling."


The bottle is molded to resemble a tree trunk with bark, its screw cap is made up of real teak wood. Teak was only available in Cologne, Soap and After Shave.

Fate of the Fragrance:

This must have really packed a punch when it was released, but it didn't last long, Teak was discontinued around 1968-1969. It is now extremely rare to find.

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