Storybook Soapworks

Chasing Sunsets

Storybook Soapworks

I remember my first time watching the sunset from my surfboard. I had only surfed a few times before, and my new dormmates had convinced me to join them for a surf “sesh” one afternoon. As we scrambled down Sunset Cliffs and made our way past the break, I could only think about the next set and how to brace myself for each new wave. I was an inexperienced surfer, and it was a challenge just to stand on my board, much less catch the towering waves on a break that isn’t known for being friendly to newcomers. We spent hours in the water, catching whatever waves we could. That afternoon, cold and wet and exhausted, I should have felt miserable. But as the sun stretched itself over the horizon, I felt a new joy in me. To be in nature, caught up in the enthusiastic chaos of the moment, gave me a freedom I hadn’t know before. The soft pinks and washed-out blues that lingered in the sky guided us back to the shoreline, where we dragged our stiff legs and wet-noodle arms up the cliffs. Looking out from the top, it was beyond breathtaking. The sun slowly slipped below a blanket of water, leaving me warmed by the new experience. It was the first of many evenings on my board, surrounded by friends and lit by a backsplash of warm hues and shining waves. While I may not live there now, I still consider San Diego to be my home, and I will forever be chasing its sunsets.

Chasing Sunsets is a love letter to SoCal and the sunny days I spent there. The fragrance opens with a bright citrus accord that rides along a wave of aquatic notes and sea spray. This blend settles into a dark and warm base of patchouli, musk and sandalwood, which is sure to stay with you through the sun’s last rays.

Chasing Sunsets will be released as a limited-edition scent for the 2019 SoCal Wetshavers Meetup on June 29th. While we will have a number of sets on hand for the meetup, we wanted to open up the opportunity for everyone to bring home a piece of SoCal. Chasing Sunserts is available for preorder in our signature soap, splash, and EdT, and all orders will be shipped out July 3rd. For those of you who are going to the meet but want to buy a set beforehand, just leave a note with your order and I will hand deliver it at the meet! The preorder will close on June 8th, so don’t miss it!