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Sana (2011)
by Slumberhouse


Sana information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 11 votes)

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PerfumerJosh Lobb

About Sana

Sana is a shared / unisex perfume by Slumberhouse. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Josh Lobb

Reviews of Sana

I have to agree with others...stewed/rotten fruit. I also smell the Bourbon, enough that I'd be scared to be pulled over.
17th May, 2016
Amazing stuff for a "weirdness" lover as me. Sana is all about high ceilings old rooms (newly cleaned by artisanal home-made soaps-detergents) filled by lingering aromas of soap, stale air, fungus, old stored equipments, vintage colognes, mothballs and dirty heaped clothes. The Sana's opening is amazing to me, I detect by soon the suede, an incredibly resinous/aromatic, citric and soapy/floral/detergent leather accord with a sort of red berries pungent undertone plus indiscernible floral patterns (such like a raspberries-violet-ylang-ylang soapy honeyed accord). The coniferous patterns and the woodsy resins (balsamic fir resins linked with citron and bergamot, I suppose) contribute to enhance the general soapy/mossy chypre vibe significantly reinforced by an hint of honey perfectly joined with oakmoss and black musk in to a sort of animalic medicinal humid chypre undertone. There is a general raw herbal aromatic atmosphere around which the note of marigold (Calendula Officinalis) contributes to enhances while the final trail conjures me more than vaguely the Vero Profumo Onda's orangy-honeyed-laundry-detergent chypre evolution. There is something dirty, sinister, acrid, humid, stuffy, viney, vaguely stale, mouldy and dangerous representing a dissonant undiscernible palpable undertone which I catch in the final part of evolution. This element (as combined with several others in the general "weirdness") provides a final stuffy complexity conjuring me the ideal aroma of vintage room full of flowers, naphthalene, acid floral/hesperidic colognes, stale flowerpot liquids and mould. An hard scent to be worn and labelled whereof I agree with the consideration about the complex evolution un-typical for the Slumberhouse's standards. Powerful projection.
15th July, 2014 (last edited: 20th September, 2015)
Lightly floral, salty, soapy, diffusive. As non-tactile as an electric current or ozone. This is a miss.
30th June, 2014
The opening is a blast of mossy, coniferous resins and fir balsam (great rendition, it smells just like an absolute!), with a dusty, metallic camphor aftertaste. I smell quite a lot of Iso E and pine/fir needles, so overall it's a balsamic-woody scent, which ironically reminds me a bit of Marc de la Morandière's Gengis Khan, although more complex, denser, and more futuristic. There's a really beautiful nucleus with a fruity-floral note, and a general, rarified but detectable boozy note. After a while it slowly emerges a well-played herbaceous accord, quite bitter and rooty, with also some tobacco notes – humid and pungent. As in other Slumberhouse's scents, again here's a smart and bright interplay between organic, natural suggestions and synthetic, de-personalised notes, and also between black, dark sticky accords and more vivid, bright, aerial ones. There's also a constant, flawless, palpable black vein, dark and boozy, which slowly gets almost a warm, liquid terpenic smell mixed to a sweet/edible taste, and a base accord of dark, dry, rubbery woods (I guess birchwood). This scent stands quite alone in Slumberhouse's range mostly because of its progression, the other ones are quite linear, this instead has an unpredictable evolution, with this dense black heart that, say, kind of crashes against the skin and all its poisonous content slowly pouring out and contamining everything around. Now don't think it's an all-black scent, it's more like when you let some drops of black ink fall into a glass of (don't know what), and you see it "spreading" all around. Although my words may have sound enthusiastic so far, personally I do not "love" this scent, I just like it, as I personally would not wear this – no particular reason, I just do not feel it "right" on my skin, I do not get why exactly. Perhaps a tad too sticky at some points. But apart from that, it's a great concept, well-developed, perfectly consistent with Slumberhouse's poetic directions – that sort of retro-futuristic, urban decay kind of inspiration. Random artistic suggestion that came to mind for this: Justin Mortimer paintings.

15th May, 2014
Forget the listed notes.
This is all about stewed fruit. Prunes, apples, peaches.
Thought I really knew what was going on here until my wife caught a whiff.
You smell like Bourbon she declared. And not just any bourbon….Maker's Mark she specified. And dang if she wasn't spot on. If that's what you want to smell like, Sana will do the trick.
Excellent sillage and longevity.

17th January, 2014
This had great potential, but came off like rotten fruit. It smells exactly like fermented berries. Dry down is no better. Like most Slumberhouse juice, it has monster projection, unfortunately that isn't a good thing.
11th March, 2013

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