Surf’s Up, Dude!

I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season and to my fellow Americans, I hope your Thanksgiving went well. It couldn’t have gone any worse than it did for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. But I digress…

I went to visit my father for Thanksgiving and was greeted by this little gem on the bathroom counter.


As you can see, the bottle is made out of cork. My father explained that the brother-in-law of a friend of his recently passed away. His friend was helping remove the personal belongings of the deceased and came upon this bottle of cologne called Hawaiian Surf. My father commented that he hadn’t seen that cologne in over 40 years. His friend invited him to take it being that the friend apparently did not like the smell.

Take a guess to what I did next? Yup. I cracked open the bottle and smelled it. And….I liked the smell, a lot! Now, when my father had mentioned he hadn’t seen that cologne “in over 40 years,” I thought he meant he just had literally not seen it in stores or purchased it.

Upon closer inspection of the bottle I saw this.


Do you see it? Look closely at the bottom left of the label.


This bottle of cologne was made in 1970. I couldn’t believe it! No wonder my father hadn’t seen it in over 40 years! I tried to check on-line to see when the cologne was last manufactured but I could not locate anything. Even a Wikipedia page doesn’t exist. But, the cologne is, and has been, discontinued for a long time.

But hey, what’s wrong with a 45 year old bottle of cologne? It still smells great! So, splash some on and get out there and show the ladies you know how to party – like it is 1970!

Image courtesy of pinterest

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19 thoughts on “Surf’s Up, Dude!

  1. I once found some Indian pickle at the back of a cupboard. The use before date was seven years earlier, and came on an English label stuck over the original label in a script I could not read. The pickle was delicious.


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