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    Just saw that this line is a new addition at Indiescents.com. Wondering if anyone has tried them -- they're based in Portland, Or. and I think a couple of the descriptions (Jeke and Grev) look appealing. I guess that's the idea though.
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    http://www.indiescents.com/brands/Slumberhouse.html

    Some of these look pretty interesting. ANYONE ???????

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    I just blind bought a 30ml extrait de parfum of Vikt (notes include agarwood, styrax and laurel) and a bunch of samples including

    Grev
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    I'll get back to you guys as soon as I'll have a better idea on how they smell...
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    Today I tried Vikt and what a suprise! Vikt has an incredibly bone-dry structure but it smells rich and satisfying. It opens with a bizarre laurel/agarwood (sort of) metallic accord that smells something like "liquorice wheels" and burnt sugar with a remarkable balsamic effect. Intense, dark and bold. Incense make its appearance and perfectly blends with agarwood assuring a warm and confortable drydown that's not very far from Montale's darkest ouds (but finally without rose).

    Extremely modern and bizarre, yet quite intriguing.


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    Looking forward to your thoughts! on this line!

    Mur and Verg sound intriguing, too.

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    Thanks for the info and update !

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    Hi guys, today I tested Grev and after the good surprise I had with Vikt I got a bit disappointed.

    Slumberhouse classifies this as a "post-modern version of an elegant masculine cologne" and, for some aspects, this description is quite fitting.

    A strong and intense concoction of spices (mainly cloves) and herbs with a remarkable balsamic effect. Grev opens with cloves galore and fir. Other spices and herbs make their appearance after a while leading the fragrance to the "Tiger Balm" territory. Extremely balsamic and sort of medicinal. Nice and long lasting but not my type of fragrance.

    While it's not similar at all to Vikt, they share the same "medicinal" vibe. I initally thought it was due to the presence of oud in Vikt and to the cloves/balms in Grev, but I started to suspect it's a sort of brand's signature....let's see what will happen with the other samples...keep you posted
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    Please keep us posted. The bottles and notes look interesting but I'm always skeptical of a house if it doesn't get talked about much.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Hi guys, today I tested Grev and after the good surprise I had with Vikt I got a bit disappointed.

    Slumberhouse classifies this as a "post-modern version of an elegant masculine cologne" and, for some aspects, this description is quite fitting.

    A strong and intense concoction of spices (mainly cloves) and herbs with a remarkable balsamic effect. Grev opens with cloves galore and fir. Other spices and herbs make their appearance after a while leading the fragrance to the "Tiger Balm" territory. Extremely balsamic and sort of medicinal. Nice and long lasting but not my type of fragrance.

    While it's not similar at all to Vikt, they share the same "medicinal" vibe. I initally thought it was due to the presence of oud in Vikt and to the cloves/balms in Grev, but I started to suspect it's a sort of brand's signature....let's see what will happen with the other samples...keep you posted
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    Today I approached Jeke but, after beeing impressed by Vikt and almost disappointed from Grev, it seems that the surprises are almost over.

    Part Profumum Arso, part Idole De Lubin, Part Bois D'Ombrie. Jeke opens with a strong smoky tobacco note and evolves pretty quickly into a boozy-leather fragrance where leather is definitely lived in but not particularly original. Woody undertones and patchouli add some more edges to this bold and extremely dark composition.

    Everything is surrounded by a bizarre allure I classify as burnt sugar with a medicinal/balsamic/resinous vibe. I already detected this specific effect in both Vikt and Grev and I'm starting to seriously consider that it may be the Slumberhouse's signature.

    Overall Jeke has quite a few interesting apsects but to me it is still somehow crude. So many ideas but none of them as been properly developed giving an overall effect of something incomplete. While Jeke is surely less minimalistic than Vikt I still prefer the latter. I believe the house signature is too prominent, and in this context turns the fragrance to be unbalanced and sort of heavy. Nice but I'l wait for Jeke 1.5 hoping they'll fix some bugs.


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    Thanks for the updates.

    Concerning Vikt; How does it compare to notable niche in terms of sillage and longevity? It sounds Montale-ish and I'm curious about it's hang time on the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Thanks for the updates.

    Concerning Vikt; How does it compare to notable niche in terms of sillage and longevity? It sounds Montale-ish and I'm curious about it's hang time on the skin.
    I'ts quite intense but not such as, let's say, Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud. Actually it doesn't smell exactly Montale-ish as it's much more minimalistic but it surely shares with the aforementioned frags the dark allure. The oud is definitely present but more blended with the rest. Sillage is satisfying, longevity is great (12hrs on my skin). Consider that I never go heavy on the trigger with EDPs or Extraits (maximum 4 sprays).


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    I am sampling Vikt and really loving it. The initial camphorous blast is quite jarring and lasts for a while, but then slowly morphs into a very, very dry blend of oud and leather. Sillage and longevity are well above average.

    I find it strange, but quite intoxicating and compelling. I will sample some more before determining if it is FBW - but signs look good.
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    Have any of you tried Lanz or Flou? Both are way, WAY off the balsamic/oud/caramelized sugar tone vibe of the others. Lanz is extremely floral and my amateur nose can't seem to decipher much else. Gorgeous scent, and I like floral scents but I'd rather smell Lanz on a lady. As for Flou, this one is intriguing. There's something Earthy underneath the floral notes (which I presume is supposed to be grape meat and leaves). Maybe it's aquatic, or soil? Or both, I don't know yet.

    The only scent that I shun right off the bat is V no.1. The way it slammed my sinuses reminded me of when I was in Navy boot camp where tear gas canisters were lit off inside a closed room and we all had to take off our gas masks. Not an sensation that I wanted to remember, but V no.1 somehow did it. It's odd to me that it's touted as the scent for the female clientele, when Lanz and Flou blow it away. I'm sure others will love it, but not me.

    I still have to get to know Jeke, Rume, Ore, Grev and Vikt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuster Cluck View Post
    The only scent that I shun right off the bat is V no.1. The way it slammed my sinuses reminded me of when I was in Navy boot camp where tear gas canisters were lit off inside a closed room and we all had to take off our gas masks.
    Gosh - that doesn't sound pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    I'ts quite intense but not such as, let's say, Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud. Actually it doesn't smell exactly Montale-ish as it's much more minimalistic but it surely shares with the aforementioned frags the dark allure. The oud is definitely present but more blended with the rest. Sillage is satisfying, longevity is great (12hrs on my skin). Consider that I never go heavy on the trigger with EDPs or Extraits (maximum 4 sprays).
    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I am sampling Vikt and really loving it. The initial camphorous blast is quite jarring and lasts for a while, but then slowly morphs into a very, very dry blend of oud and leather. Sillage and longevity are well above average.

    I find it strange, but quite intoxicating and compelling. I will sample some more before determining if it is FBW - but signs look good.
    Thank you fellas. This is good to know. I will most certainly sample it very soon.

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    I picked up Ore and Meil and was also generously gifted a few samples by the proprietor.

    Ore is exceptional, one of the few gourmands i really enjoy, it's long lasting and doesn't have a strong metallic bite that's been discussed here. Meil, is one of the 3ml perfume oils which reminds me distinctly of the Private Collection Taberome, a tobacco with a heafty dose of honey.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Please keep us posted. The bottles and notes look interesting but I'm always skeptical of a house if it doesn't get talked about much.
    It's hardly a year old, living in Portland myself, i've seen quite a bit written up about the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Today I approached Jeke but, after beeing impressed by Vikt and almost disappointed from Grev, it seems that the surprises are almost over.

    Part Profumum Arso, part Idole De Lubin, Part Bois D'Ombrie. Jeke opens with a strong smoky tobacco note and evolves pretty quickly into a boozy-leather fragrance where leather is definitely lived in but not particularly original. Woody undertones and patchouli add some more edges to this bold and extremely dark composition.

    Everything is surrounded by a bizarre allure I classify as burnt sugar with a medicinal/balsamic/resinous vibe. I already detected this specific effect in both Vikt and Grev and I'm starting to seriously consider that it may be the Slumberhouse's signature.

    Overall Jeke has quite a few interesting apsects but to me it is still somehow crude. So many ideas but none of them as been properly developed giving an overall effect of something incomplete. While Jeke is surely less minimalistic than Vikt I still prefer the latter. I believe the house signature is too prominent, and in this context turns the fragrance to be unbalanced and sort of heavy. Nice but I'l wait for Jeke 1.5 hoping they'll fix some bugs.
    Did you pick up any vetiver in Vikt? from your write up, I need to re-sample this one!


    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Thanks for the updates.

    Concerning Vikt; How does it compare to notable niche in terms of sillage and longevity? It sounds Montale-ish and I'm curious about it's hang time on the skin.
    Im quite a fan of the Montale line and although there is an Oud note (in at least one!) I wouldn't put them in the same family unless we're talking about fun & unique juice.


    Disclaimer, although i live in portland and my name is josh, i have no affiliation with slumberhouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshmpdx View Post
    Did you pick up any vetiver in Vikt? from your write up, I need to re-sample this one!
    I don't exclude the presence of vetiver in Vikt but IMO if it's in there, it doesn't play a remarkable role.


    Im quite a fan of the Montale line and although there is an Oud note (in at least one!) I wouldn't put them in the same family unless we're talking about fun & unique juice.
    You're right. As I said in a previous comment it doesn't smell Montale-ish (Vikt) as the oud note is much less harsh, let's say more rounded.


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    I finally go to test ORE and wow, this is pretty good...

    Overall it striked me as a sort of "balsamic chocolate" (but not like an "After Eight" LOL). Ore opens dry and rough with a desweetened cacao note. Dark woods remarks their presence right away while a boozy accord concours in adding some warmness during the middle phase and the drydown. The typical balsamic effect already experienced in other compositions of the house (Jeke, Vikt, Grev) is toned down but still pretty remarkable and, IMO, works as a sort of signature.

    This bizarre concoction between edible and inedible elements makes of Ore one of the most original takes on the gourmandic theme. Intense but barely sweet, mysterious, dark and dangerously sexy. Good longevity and projection. Very nice.


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    ^ Great run down! I agree completely.
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    I have been looking at the Slumberhouse website for a while now and emiled them a few days ago asking if their fragrances were available to test locally. (I live in Portland, the same city as Slumberhouse.) I got a really nice reply basically saying that they had not yet found a retailer in Portland that matched their criteria to sell their fragrances. They offered a sample pack to me if I would send my address. Nice.

    I also got a separate email with a link to their blog ( http://slumber33.tumblr.com/ ) where they are offering their new perfume oils at extrait strength, and for today only, October 15th, their 15ml oils are half price. So I blind bought their Vikt oil.

    I hope this is a good one but for $30 I don't think I can go too wrong. Wonder if any of you have experience with Slumberhouse Vikt, or others by this niche house.

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    I've had the same incredibly courteous and enthusiastic exchanges with the guys at Slumberhouse. I haven't bought a full bottle of anything, yet. I've sampled most of their scents and I like a few of them, but I'm still trying to determine which will be my first FB. I'm really looking forward to their next batch of Miel, though, a honey/leather/tobacco perfume oil.

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    Yes, they are really nice at Slumberhouse. The next morning after placing my order I got a message that said they wanted to make sure I liked the oil and if I didn't they would send me another different product. He stated that they wanted to make sure every person that supported them by ordering a bottle was completely happy. Not sure if this is because I told them I lived in Portland or whether they treat everyone like that. Most excellent service and I could not be happier with both their communication and their concern for their clients. Hope the perfume oil is equally as satisfying.
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    I blind bought their Vikt oil as well. Looking forward to trying it, as well as some of the others as new batches come out.
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    Got my package from Slumberhouse today and my Vikt Oil, on just a sniff out of the bottle, smells really nice. Such a small niche manufacturer that the lettering on the bottle is hand lettered. Got three samples all placed in a small cotton bag and the 30ml of Vikt oil came in a nice velvet bag. He sent a hand written note on really nice expensive paper and wanted to make sure I liked the scent and if I did not to please let him know. This may be the smallest niche house I know of and they are in my city. Very professional and caring for their customers. Just wanted to let you know I got this and I am very excited to try their fragrances.
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    Let us know how you like it. Vikt is the one from this small house that has my interest.

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    I'll just show up, where is this place?

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    Well, I could not stand it and I dabbed a tiny bit of the Vikt to my wrist and then touched my wrists together. This is an oil and it is very thick! It is still wet on my wrist. First impression after a few minutes. Sort of sweet, maybe a bit metallic and medicinal. Rather "dark" and suitable for cold weather I would think. Does not scream masculinity or femininity, so it has to be considered unisex by me. Like I said, I used a tiny amount and the silage on this oil seems moderate but it seems to be getting better. So far I love this scent, sort of strange but beautiful at the same time. The note that came with this said " it uses a very nice agarwood that gives it a very rounded & well finished scent". I have no real idea what is in this; the Slumberhouse website simply says Balsam, metallic oils, smoky black agarwood and bronze resins. Fragrantica says agarwood, styrax and bayleaf. I am not nearly the expert at picking out notes as many long time members so I can only really give an impression. So far my impression is that I am impressed. The scent seems to be growing the longer I wear it. I will give a more thourough review at some later time but I would say that if you are interested, get some samples. I believe this is their first oil but I could be wrong...

    Here is the link to Slumberhouse. (Hope this is OK to post.) Check the link to their blog at the top of the page to see information about the new line of oils.

    http://slumberhou.se/

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    I rarely blind buy, but I just ordered me some Ore.

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