F1RST IMPRESSIONS (Slumberhouse)

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    8/22/13 at 8:02pm

    Dothraki said:



    First impressions of Slumberhouse. In order from first sniff.

     

    Norne:

    A tiny dab to my inner ankle. Incense shot to the face. It smells familiar but I can't place it. Within about 5 seconds it transformed from an incense stick (burning) to just straight burnt wood. Like a log cabin burnt down. Not in a "notes of" type way. Just burnt charred wood. Very dark. Not like a campfire. Not smokey really but just charred. After a few minutes I am picking up a slight pine note hiding in there beneath the char. Almost as if this was a house (un painted) in the woods that burnt down and singed a couple pine trees.

              In Short: If you are looking for a burnt charred wood, this is for you!

     

    Revisit:

     

     

    Jeke: Tiny dab to my inner ankle. Initial blast is cinnamon. About 5 seconds later it's mixed with a dirty wet hay type of smell. A little rank. I get no tobacco. Few minutes later smelling some hot or burning cedar coming through. Not charred though. I wouldn't really say "smoke" but maybe a thin line of smoke from where a hot amber is on the corner of the wood. Still a slight sweetness to it. The wet hay is what transformed into the hot cedar type smell. I still get no tobacco. It is sort of nice. But I could only see wearing this if I was at a nice cabin with a persian style rug, nice wood furnishings (hand carved) lit by a few oil lamps and a small fire with a modest flame casting dancing shadows off the walls and wool coat on the rack by the door with a felt fedora on top as my hot tea with ginger steams up while writing a novel or something.

              In Short: If the picture I painted interests you, so might this fragrance.

     

    Revisit:

     

     

    Sova:

     

    Ore:

     

    Pear&Olive:


    Edited by Dothraki - 8/22/13 at 8:24pm

    8/22/13 at 10:19pm

    Delicious Scent said:



    interesting, your descriptors definitely fall in line with SH's polarizing reviews.

    8/22/13 at 10:19pm

    Delicious Scent said:



    interesting, your descriptors definitely fall in line with SH's polarizing reviews.

    8/23/13 at 6:03am

    noideawhatimsaying said:



    Norne - burning wood? Wow, totally different than what I think - pine, forest in the dark. Great reviews; I am looking forward to your next ones!

    8/23/13 at 7:13am

    Dothraki said:



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    Norne - burning wood? Wow, totally different than what I think - pine, forest in the dark. Great reviews; I am looking forward to your next ones!

    That s what I was really hoping for. Must be all over the place with his mixes or something?

    Thanx!

    8/23/13 at 1:07pm

    noideawhatimsaying said:



    Nope, I'd say he's very consistent with them. Not sure what happened on your end - maybe an ingredient doesn't work on your skin?

    8/23/13 at 1:12pm

    rynegne said:



    Norne to me smells like burning incense with sappy pine needles placed on top. A very interesting fragrance, but not something I would personally wear.

     

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    Norne - burning wood? Wow, totally different than what I think - pine, forest in the dark. Great reviews; I am looking forward to your next ones!

    8/23/13 at 1:23pm

    noideawhatimsaying said:



    What! Oh, you jerk it to Grev haha.

    8/23/13 at 1:28pm

    rynegne said:



    Really?

     

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    What! Oh, you jerk it to Grev haha.

    8/23/13 at 1:35pm

    JiveHippo said:



    Quote:
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    What! Oh, you jerk it to Grev haha.
    Strong username to post ratio.

    Op I'm curious to see your thoughts on Ore, I ordered that one today.

    8/23/13 at 1:43pm

    ElVee said:



    My experience has been that Slumberhouse scents change depending on when you bought yours. For instance, I have at least 3 different samples of Jeke, all with their own distinct (and lovely!) nuances.

     

    For the most part, I'd agree with the burning pine feeling from Norne. Sometimes it stays like a wet pine smell, sometimes smells like it's burnt pine.

    8/23/13 at 10:11pm

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ElVee View Post

    My experience has been that Slumberhouse scents change depending on when you bought yours. For instance, I have at least 3 different samples of Jeke, all with their own distinct (and lovely!) nuances.

     

    For the most part, I'd agree with the burning pine feeling from Norne. Sometimes it stays like a wet pine smell, sometimes smells like it's burnt pine.

    Definitely something I can appreciate as far as a unique house. VERY "niche". Cool stuff. I will update as I test the others and also re-visit these. 

    8/23/13 at 10:20pm

    deadidol said:



    These aren't scents to wear on your feet; they're scents to douse yourself in and let them take you on a ride biggrin.gif

    I've heard some people say they get a lot of incense from Norne, but for me it's crazy pine needles, ferns, wood, and maybe a smoldering house. In Jeke, I get balsams, tea, leather, and a TON of smoke.

    Stop sniffing your feet wink.gif

    (And your Jeke headspace painting was fun!)

    8/23/13 at 11:29pm

    Dothraki said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deadidol View Post

    These aren't scents to wear on your feet; they're scents to douse yourself in and let them take you on a ride biggrin.gif

    I've heard some people say they get a lot of incense from Norne, but for me it's crazy pine needles, ferns, wood, and maybe a smoldering house. In Jeke, I get balsams, tea, leather, and a TON of smoke.

    Stop sniffing your feet wink.gif

    (And your Jeke headspace painting was fun!)

    Absolutely. But before I commit to smelling like something all day, I need to have an idea of what it smells like. where I will be, what I will be doing etc. A full wearing of these will be pungent as hell I'm guessing. I was at a campfire tonight so my nose is not up for a beating lol.  All I can smell Is the smoke on my clothes and it would taint my senses.