Originally Posted by Tonyprince
I think Slumberhouse is heads and shoulders above the others, but I agree that these are some good suggestions. I would also add a very new one, Imaginary Authors, to the list. Also, for those who like bay rums, Ogallala is a good indie to check out.
Yes, and a very different style -- Slumberhouse, that is. I've also been poking around for "indie" perfumers but I think what I really mean is "punk." Most of those others, judging by the descriptions of their scents, are anything but. Very pretty-sounding stuff, and I am not a pretty girl... Slumberhouse really hits the spot with me. You might like some of the Smell Bents, though, I agree, if you're looking specifically for a rough indie edge.
I'm interested in trying Kerosene, although most of the scents seem like they might be too heavy in problematic ingredients (dang musk) for me to wear.
I just remembered, I've had For Strange Women on my possibles list for a while, but have not yet sampled. Read a few interesting articles, though. http://www.forstrangewomen.com/