That's fascinating to know re. Sadanne. Wasn't P+O the other un-Slumberhouse Slumberhouse that was a runaway bestseller?
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That's fascinating to know re. Sadanne. Wasn't P+O the other un-Slumberhouse Slumberhouse that was a runaway bestseller?
Bogue Cologne Reloaded
Vero Mito VdE
Vero Rubj extrait
Rundholz 03 Apr 1968
I second this. Couldn't have said it better!
Thank you both for all your hard work and time. :) Modding never is an easy job.
Fantastic news re. Sova. I've always thought of it as a key part of the Slumberhouse line.
There might be more talk if samples were more readily available. But I understand that the usual...
Vis et Honor is another excellent one, though often overlooked - I hadn't even realised that Luckyscent now carry it too.
Please report back on Pathetique. :) And if you've any thoughts about VeH,...
Naw, she pooped out three... you need to find out what happened to the other two.
Thanks - looking forward to trying this one.
'Fraid not, I think - no harm asking him though. In any case, RealOud is well worth trying, and you may want to explore the rest of his line as well.
You'll want to look into Phoenicia Perfumes then:
RealOud is pretty excellent stuff. Too bad he looks to be out of RealOud Feral though.
Spot-on review, Sugandaraja - glad you posted it here. :)
Have you tried the vintage Pour un Homme with the 'Les Plus Belles Lavandes' suffix? Much better, livelier lavender in it, and...
5 x Rozy VdE
3 x Rozy EdP, Kiki EdP
2 x Bogue Maai, Cologne Reloaded, Boudicca Wode, Kiki VdE, Kiki extrait, Onda extrait, Knize Forest
1 x Bogue Eau d'E, Vetiverus, Esprit du Tigre, Knize...
^ Heh, thanks lpp - hope it turns out to be a good one.
Knize Forest! Very green, dewy and herbal - rosemary and sage grounded by resins and oakmoss, with a fantastic mint adding air, structure and sparkle to the vast expanse of green.
Not sure if...
Thanks, lpp - love the book, afraid to watch the movie, can't imagine what the scent is going to be like (let's smell that water-lily-growing-on-lung-tissue accord)!
Fab review Clare - glad you're enjoying the line so far. I'm a huge fan, myself.
Look forward to your thoughts on the other samples!
Wot, no one's mentioned Slumberhouse Sova yet?
I loathe most gourmands and the notes of this one sound a bit haphazard, frankly.
A number of the others sound like they might work better though - a few of them seem almost CdG. I might make my...
Nothing new to offer, I'm afraid - I got 168.
Zesty Tropical Accord, Davana Essence, Litchee, Ginger, Rice Water, Pecan Caramel Pie, Vanilla Milk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver
... er. So much for...
Just wondering - has anyone ever tried measuring the amount of liquid in there? Josh being Josh, I wonder if there may be a teeny bit more than 30ml to begin with.
Like rynegne said, Josh is transitioning to his new bottles. I like buying directly from him, myself. I'd try emailing him anyway - he can send you a Paypal invoice if he's ready to ship any of them.
Agua Lavanda by Puig. Gorgeous lavender through and through, with the lightest touch of citrus and moss. I wouldn't quibble with the price either...
Welcome! Have you tried Pear + Olive by Slumberhouse? There's no coconut per se, but it's got massoia bark, which is quite reminiscent of coconut - in fact, lots of people read it as such. And...
Wonder if this was the scent he did for Beijing Design Week? http://moreinside.blogspot.sg/2014/03/interview-bogue-antonio-gardoni-for.html
SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro - sprayed
I'm curious as to how this translates into scent.
Yikes - well, at least some good came out of it! Does it still hurt?
Still tempted to try it sooner or later... *reaches for bottle*
Thanks DI - been wearing lots of Reloaded, and can't wait for this one!
Sprayed or dabbed? ;)
Thank heavens for that. :D
All the same, I conveniently sidestep it with Exhale!
Ah then '70s, maybe? They used plastic in the late '70s and well into the '80s IIRC. Congrats on the Mitzi too!
Congrats Octavarium! My favourite Shalimar iteration after the parfum. Hope the juice is good.
I'm guessing this one is '70s or '80s depending on whether the stopper is metal or plastic - can't see...
4 - Kiki VdE
3 - Arsene Lupin Dandy, Puig Agua Lavanda, Lalfeo Oro, Cologne Reloaded
Great work as always, Alfarom - love PG, and this was a very interesting, candid interview. :thumbup:
It's prolly cheeseburger... though O'Driu must have some funny smelling cheeseburgers where they are! :D
Thanks, lpp - now where have I seen that set-up before? :)
lpp, yes I have - finally! It's gorgeous. It's got the hallmarks of a classic O'Driu and the wearability of the newer ones. Have you opened yours yet? :)
Is that sample Splash or Splash 2? I like...
O'Driu Lalfeo Oro
Congrats, lpp! I smell a sync coming up... :)
SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro by the talented Mr Pregoni.
O'Driu Lalfeo Oro
Congrats, lpp! I hope it was everything you remembered it to be. :)
Congrats, lpp, on your 11,000! Bit late to today's thread, but I just wanted to second what ClaireV said about your mod work.
SOTD mostly Sancti... with smidgens of Lafro and Joy along the way. ;)
Oh good - must be the new extrait. Do sniff and tell! :D
Congrats lpp - glad it arrived!
I find Mare is quite a shapeshifter, and generous as Josh's samples are, I still hadn't quite decided whether I liked it by the time I drained mine, so just went...
Kiki Voile d'Extrait
Weil de Weil
Me, I would buy the entire Vero Profumo line - all the scents in all the concentrations.
The entire line is impeccable - complex and beautifully rendered. I love how they are so good, yet never...
Vero Profumo Kiki EdP
Vero Profumo Onda VdE
Miller Harris La Fumée Arabie
I personally don't wear gourmands much since I prefer eating or drinking the actual things. All the same, Sancti by Les Liquides Imaginaires has an incisive, crystal clear, unsweetened and quite...
I'm guessing that any new Baque that comes out of Ye Olde Slumberhouse will be different enough for us to make room on our collective shelves as well! Anyway 4ml ought to last some time...
Yes do report back, rynegne - let's keep this thread afloat. :)
I wonder if the Skin Graft at Indigo Perfumery is old stock (and therefore worth checking out) or if they simply haven't updated the...
Love Baque - it's one of his best, and was discontinued through no fault of its own other than possibly being a little too close for comfort to Sova. In my opinion though, there's more than enough...
Both RealOuds are actually quite friendly after the first 20 minutes or so - not that I have any problems with the opening to begin with since I actually love blue cheese. :D
RealOud is clearly...
Myself, I've been waiting for an opportunity to use 'holy water' :engel017:
For some reason I've received plenty of 'used cosmetics', though was horrified to discover that one honest seller had...
Thanks Alfarom - I'm listening! Initial thoughts please, when you try it?
(But what a name - "Rien Intense Incense" - say 20 times quickly...)
Another vote of thanks to Alfarom and Darvant for their thoughtful and considered reviews. Deadidol too.
Even if nothing else, they are responsible for a disproportionately large number of my...
Congrats on your 10,000, lpp!
House twins with you today in Sova 'wall-of-sap' extrait:
Happy bass day jujy! :)
SOTD: Bogue Cologne Reloaded
Same here. :) For me, it boils down not so much to my familiarity with Josh's aesthetic, but the direction that he's taking Slumberhouse in.
To each their own, really, but I think one has to try these scents to know what they're actually like.
I'm acquainted with the old Vikt EDP, and have to admit I was a little dismayed when I first...
nu_be is a strong contender too, with its periodic table of scents:
Wot, no one's mentioned Zahd yet? :p
I'm glad you said it, actually - I found this one entirely forgettable. Had to test it again just to remind myself what it was like!
Couldn't agree more. Thanks for taking us there!
Don't let it put you off - Peety is a very nice, dry vanilla, tobacco and leather creature with rose and oakmoss along the way. But this description is a bit reductive - Peety is not only one of the...
Thanks, Profumo. Will keep bumping this thread for a bit in the hope that some of the others see it too. :)
I thought it might also be interesting to try the experiment on Peety by O'driù, seeing...
Pear + Olive has the best coconut. :)
It's massoia, really, but that's what it smells like.
Congrats lpp! Linfedele Haiku is one of my favourites (and also among most attainable) of the classic O'driùs. :)
Would be interesting to hear what you think of the SSS samples - Winter Woods in...
Good grief, 40%! If my samples are anything to go by, the sillage and projection suit me just fine. Zahd is such a complex scent that it doesn't need to be overwhelming as well.
Yes - still waiting patiently for my bottle and shipping notification, whichever comes first. :)
I believe there are also other folks overseas who haven't received theirs either.
First of all, apologies for being so terribly late with my findings.
Ages ago, I said I would try adding hyraceum to modern Tabac Blond extrait, and I did: 2 drops of hyraceum to 1ml extrait. And...
So let's say it was possible to make a colourless Norne - and it may very well be - and...
Thanks for the info, lpp. Revisiting Lautunno tonight in light of this thread:
O'driù Lautunno (l'autunno = autumn)
There's little of the challenging spice rack opening that characterised a...
Good to hear that! I'm pretty much the same here. One thing Slumberhouse has done for me is open up the possibility of wearing all manner of notes I would ordinarily have avoided like the plague. P+O...
hedonist222, the classic line is still here: http://www.odriu.com/ecommerce/store.aspx
lpp, congrats on the Lafro! What samples did you get?
Good for Matriarch!
I wouldn't be so worried if it didn't last overnight, but truth be told, Epiphany was pretty much gone within an hour. I don't need my scents to last forever, but I would've...
It isn't actually lavender-prominent, at least not to me. The lavender in Eva Kant rides high above the skin and ghosts in and out as it pleases. I used to think it was residue from something else I...
If you like Fleurs de Sel and Sel Marin, give Masque Terralba a try - salty, summery aromatic stuff.
Should be soon - see Feb 1 update here: http://www.slumberhouse.com/zahd
Great review! This may well be the best part:
I like Eva Kant very much indeed too (thank you, lpp!) It's practically a comfort scent for me, and so different from Pregoni's handling of the...
There's definitely room for dissent, kumquat.
Sova, Norne and Vikt are the ones I never want to be without, but I readily admit that P+O took some getting used to (although I have my own bottle...
And there's a little bit of menace in Norma Kamali Incense that always reminds me of the sonorities of tolling church bells in the infamous C# minor prelude:
Jujy, love how you walk and talk us through the Brahms - looking forward to the next update!
Ivory88, thanks for sharing that video! Earl Wild voices his lines so beautifully. And I hope you'll...
Fantastic post, jujy. Most of the pianos in shops here are all new and pretty much the equivalent of nondescript department store aquatics, but I (predictably) love how you chose a Weil Noir to take...
L'Eau Trois. L'eau was the first, L'Autre ("the other") the second, and so L'Eau Trois was almost inevitable. :)
I like it for the dry aromatics and incense.
Great report - and I assure you that Norne should not be allowed anywhere near your best white linen!
Nice selection coming up too - would like to hear what you make of NK Incense. Profumum...
Even better. Do report back! :)
As you probably know already, they are very concentrated and potent beasts - for most of the scents, 1-2 sprays are more than enough for a full wearing and will last you the entire day, so the...
Congrats! I must've missed it somewhere though - which FBs did you get?
It can be fun to sniff without notes - that's when a real diversity of impressions emerge! I personally don't get the mulled...
Great first impressions - sounds like a promising start!
So do mine. Go for it!
And if you like incense, I have three words: Norma Kamali Incense. Very dry, ashy frankincense-and-myrrh...
Unfortunately it's going to be a fact of life if you like Slumberhouse! Something about the extreme rarity of some of the materials used.
I'm sure DI can provide a better answer but it seems Josh has been reworking the discontinued version - apparently there were samples sent circa middle of this year (wasn't one of those that I got,...
Sounds like it's Slumberhouse Jeke you're after: smoky tobacco, wood, leather, lapsang souchong and a nice deep vanilla drydown, not fruity or cloying at all.
And since you're in NYC:...
Fab reviews again, ScentFan! Something of a Slumberhouse fan here too. It's hard to choose, but keep revisiting them - most of them are, to some extent, shape-shifters (in a good way!) and a lot of...
Will send you some if you'd like, lpp - will PM you in a sec!
Another great post, ScentFan! The question is, will you be able to get through vintage Caron equally unscathed? ;)
Also, some of the "masculine" Carons aren't quite beyond the pale either (and...
Sounds like you'd be at home in Slumberhouse Jeke - leather, tobacco, wood, smoky lapsang souchong and vanilla. While you're at it, try Norne from the same house for a hyperrealistic pine forest.
Go straight to Bois d'Ascese.
My wardrobe is basically a bunch of vintage bottles and another handful of oddballs and indies and very little in between, so I reckon I ought to be able to rustle up some opposites.
I could have...
Chiming in primarily because you sound as though you like the sort of things I like (death to fruity florals and sweets!)
I second deadidol's suggestion on sampling Slumberhouse. Definitely try...
Yes - I've also seen this happen whenever there's an apostrophe, so on any given day there'd also be folks wearing L\'Artisan, L\'Heure Bleue, Penhaligon\'s, Terre d\'Hermes etc.
On the bright...