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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOpera View Post
    I got my samples today from Slumberhouse and was so excited and pleasantly surprised by Josh's generosity as I opened the package. I had heard so much about Norne and had just enough time to spray a bit and walk out the door for work. I loved how dense and dank it was and thought it was perfect for the ultra cold day we were having. With that I was a bit worried about wearing such a mystical fragrance to commingle with department store frags, but I had it under my sleeve.


    Although I love Norne I was a bit surprised that I didn't get more longevity out of it. I could barely sense it on my 4 hours later. Not a bad thing at all, but with how thick this frag was and some of the other comments I read I thought it might last a week or 2. It wasn't a full wearing so I'm confident the longevity will be different next time.

    I get home and next try Pear and Olive, what a neat one this is and I am getting some nice longevity and projection.

    Looking forward to trying the others!
    I had the same experience with my Norne sample. I mentioned it to Josh and he though it was weird and decided to wear it for himself, and sure enough, he got the 24 hour longevity everyone else gets. It's weird because Sova and many of the others last for 24+ hours on my skin, but for some reason Norne doesn't. It's not a dealbreaker for me, but it's a little saddening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I had the same experience with my Norne sample. I mentioned it to Josh and he though it was weird and decided to wear it for himself, and sure enough, he got the 24 hour longevity everyone else gets. It's weird because Sova and many of the others last for 24+ hours on my skin, but for some reason Norne doesn't. It's not a dealbreaker for me, but it's a little saddening.
    Weird...I get insane longevity from Norne. It will last 24+ hours easily on me. I wore it yesterday and I was in a hurry and it sprayed only about half a spray and it lasted all day and all night. It amazes me how long lasting it is.

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    I also have no longevity issue with Norne. In fact, I can still smell it after shower.

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    Got my first bottle of slumerhouse today.

    Jeke

    Great juice.

    I'm actually testing P+O. It's not bad...I am getting a weird bo smell from it. Will sample a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Got my first bottle of slumerhouse today.

    Jeke

    Great juice.


    I'm actually testing P+O. It's not bad...I am getting a weird bo smell from it. Will sample a few times.
    Jeke was my first Slumberhouse, too. It's a slippery slope, my friend. Now I also have Baque, Grev, Norne, Sova and Vikt! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I've been talking back and forth with Josh for weeks, and he was nice enough to allow me to use a $100 gift card to buy Sova. There were TONS of problems getting it to work, and in the end he gave me a slightly discounted price in order to get things to work. He really is a top-notch guy.

    And I agree with Kybid. I've sampled the main 5 fragrances plus Sova and P+O the last few weeks, and while I didn't love them all (though I did really like Rume, odd that others don't), I really appreciate what he is doing. To be honest, I'd be proud to have any of them in my collection. He is a guy I will continue to support, especially now that he is exploring lighter, "easier to wear" fragrances for Spring.
    Hmm. It sounds like somebody has some inside scoop here. What new lighter spring fragrances???

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    Update on the P+O....the dry down is beautiful. I need to test this again. I may need to get myself a bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompassRose View Post
    I placed an order for a full bottle of Sova a couple weeks ago (after agonising long and hard between Sova and Jeke).
    I haven't sampled the whole line, but I have sampled both of those myself - and I am also torn between them. They're a bit alike, in texture...they both have that old, forest, sweet spice thing going on. I am not really a fan of strong tobacco notes, but the one in Jeke is really worn down and...warm. I think you made the right choice though, the weeks a month ago when I wore Sova were quite wonderful. There really is not another scent like it, except of course, Jeke.

    I'm wearing Jeke right now, second night in a row that it's been my 'going to bed' scent. Makes the sheets and my night shirt smell wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Hmm. It sounds like somebody has some inside scoop here. What new lighter spring fragrances???
    I do have a little information, but I'm not sure if I should really share what he said in a personal email. He is experimenting with some lighter fragrances, and is going to mix up a batch of one specific one in a few weeks to see how it works out. There is one specific note he is exploring a lot, but I'm not sure if it will be included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I do have a little information, but I'm not sure if I should really share what he said in a personal email. He is experimenting with some lighter fragrances, and is going to mix up a batch of one specific one in a few weeks to see how it works out. There is one specific note he is exploring a lot, but I'm not sure if it will be included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I had the same experience with my Norne sample. I mentioned it to Josh and he though it was weird and decided to wear it for himself, and sure enough, he got the 24 hour longevity everyone else gets. It's weird because Sova and many of the others last for 24+ hours on my skin, but for some reason Norne doesn't. It's not a dealbreaker for me, but it's a little saddening.
    Yes, this is what Norne is like for me too. It's very quiet and retiring on me, as well. The others aren't projection monsters waving out feet in all directions when I wear them, but they have an intensity about them, you know, and I never forget I have them on. Norne, though, practically disappears into my skin even when it's fresh. "Oh, maybe you recently brushed against a pine tree. Perhaps."

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I haven't sampled the whole line, but I have sampled both of those myself - and I am also torn between them. They're a bit alike, in texture...they both have that old, forest, sweet spice thing going on. I am not really a fan of strong tobacco notes, but the one in Jeke is really worn down and...warm. I think you made the right choice though, the weeks a month ago when I wore Sova were quite wonderful. There really is not another scent like it, except of course, Jeke.

    I'm wearing Jeke right now, second night in a row that it's been my 'going to bed' scent. Makes the sheets and my night shirt smell wonderful!
    Yes -- I totally felt they were in the same family! The only reason I went with Sova instead of Jeke in the crunch is that at the very end of the day, Jeke turns into something very reminiscent of Old Spice on me. I'm not averse to Old Spice at all, but it's disconcerting, as Old Spice smells like my dad.

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    Norne was really hard for me to wear. On to Pear + Olive.

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    Pear and Olive was a much easier fragrance to wear than Norne. I'll have to give it another wearing to grasp it a little more, but it was nice. Both scents lasted and projected very well.
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    I found Jeke a little hard to wear on first try. I wish Norne lasted longer on me.

    QUESTION on that subject, does anyone think that these frags might have to be shaken up a bit? The reason I ask is because I sprayed this on a friend of mine at work and it came out really green on her skin. This was after my sample was tossled around in my coat and got shook up a bit before I sprayed it. I am going to shake my sample up next time I wear it and see if the longevity is a bit better. Any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Jeke was my first Slumberhouse, too. It's a slippery slope, my friend. Now I also have Baque, Grev, Norne, Sova and Vikt! :-)
    Tony, you must be the other person who owns Grev

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    I really liked Grev as an idea, but whatever bitter thing it shares with Kere makes my head feel funny.

    My bottle of Sova finally arrived! I'm wondering if SteelerOpera has something on the shaking, because I found my sample of Sova got more and more smoky as I used it; the new bottle has just the hint of smoke with honeyed apricots that I first loved. (It also has a new wisp of something buttery floating around it. I caught a whiff of what I thought was buttered caramel popcorn while I was wearing a spray from the bottle out for the first time (not unlikely; I work in an office where people do microwave those popcorn packages now and again) and then realised it was me.)

    Tragically, of the three samples Josh sent me, one was the uncomfortable Kere. One was Baque, though. Wearing it now. I like it. It's another one in the Slumberhouse Dark Brown Honeyed Liquors family, but although the first spray has an aura very much of aged single malt scotch about it (Lagavulin, or another peaty one) it's less smoky than either Jeke or Sova once it sits, and the sweetness seems a bit drier to me. It also includes a touch of what I'm pretty sure is camphor, which is a nice departure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Tony, you must be the other person who owns Grev
    Yep, we're a small club from what I understand. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Tony, you must be the other person who owns Grev
    Yep, we're a small club from what I understand. :-)

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    Holy cow. I just got my samples in and I feel like I need to scrub my apartment down after testing them nearly 24 hours ago. My place is covered in the smell of Rume and Grev - not a pleasant thing in my opinion (and I've trashed my testing strips and stored the samples). Sova was the only wearable one in the 7 samples (with Pear + Olive being solid for a woman, I think) in my opinion. I like Norne as a smell but it's akin to wearing the smell you get when you walk into a Jo-Ann Fabric or Michael's around Christmas time here in the US. Not sure that's what I ever want other people smelling on me. Grev gave me a headache (I tried wearing it yesterday evening) with my going really light on the trigger. The clove note is insanely potent. Vikt and Jeke just were too overbearingly strong for my nose.

    I appreciate what the house is trying to do, but this stuff is for serious fragheads who are cool with wearing super daring scents or just want to appreciate the juice in their home. That said, I'm happy indie perfume houses exist and I'll continue to try them as they come about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonguy View Post
    Holy cow. I just got my samples in and I feel like I need to scrub my apartment down after testing them nearly 24 hours ago. My place is covered in the smell of Rume and Grev - not a pleasant thing in my opinion (and I've trashed my testing strips and stored the samples). Sova was the only wearable one in the 7 samples (with Pear + Olive being solid for a woman, I think) in my opinion. I like Norne as a smell but it's akin to wearing the smell you get when you walk into a Jo-Ann Fabric or Michael's around Christmas time here in the US. Not sure that's what I ever want other people smelling on me. Grev gave me a headache (I tried wearing it yesterday evening) with my going really light on the trigger. The clove note is insanely potent. Vikt and Jeke just were too overbearingly strong for my nose.

    I appreciate what the house is trying to do, but this stuff is for serious fragheads who are cool with wearing super daring scents or just want to appreciate the juice in their home. That said, I'm happy indie perfume houses exist and I'll continue to try them as they come about.
    Yeah, I'd say Slumberhouse takes some time to appreciate. Wear each one a few times, take note of the subtle nuances, and then consider what you've smelled. It's pretty amazing, and some of these fragrances are extremely unique and indeed daring.

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    Funny how people are different, isn't it? For me, most of the Slumberhouse scents aren't daring in the least; I find them very comfortable, and I by no means qualify as a "serious fraghead" either.

    On the other hand, I had a similar experience to Bostonguy... with the two Amouage samples I ordered last month. Gah. Ack. Yeurgh! Nearly killed me. I had to cart the blotters out with the quickness to the outdoor trash can.

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    My personal favourite is Vikt - together with Leather Oud, the best oud base fragrance for me. Smells like it contains real, natural oud (or how I imagine that to smell).
    Norne is very good after the overbearing first 30 minutes or so.
    Grev is interesting but takes getting used to.
    With the rest, I have not enough experience to state an opinion at this point.

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    My personal favourite is Vikt - together with Leather Oud, the best oud base fragrance for me. Smells like it contains real, natural oud (or how I imagine that to smell).
    Norne is very good after the overbearing first 30 minutes or so.
    Grev is interesting but takes getting used to.
    With the rest, I have not enough experience to state an opinion at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonguy View Post
    Holy cow. I just got my samples in and I feel like I need to scrub my apartment down after testing them nearly 24 hours ago. My place is covered in the smell of Rume and Grev - not a pleasant thing in my opinion (and I've trashed my testing strips and stored the samples). Sova was the only wearable one in the 7 samples (with Pear + Olive being solid for a woman, I think) in my opinion. I like Norne as a smell but it's akin to wearing the smell you get when you walk into a Jo-Ann Fabric or Michael's around Christmas time here in the US. Not sure that's what I ever want other people smelling on me. Grev gave me a headache (I tried wearing it yesterday evening) with my going really light on the trigger. The clove note is insanely potent. Vikt and Jeke just were too overbearingly strong for my nose.

    I appreciate what the house is trying to do, but this stuff is for serious fragheads who are cool with wearing super daring scents or just want to appreciate the juice in their home. That said, I'm happy indie perfume houses exist and I'll continue to try them as they come about.

    Your reaction is by no means unusual, I feel the same as you about the line in general. Different strokes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonguy View Post
    Holy cow. I just got my samples in and I feel like I need to scrub my apartment down after testing them nearly 24 hours ago. My place is covered in the smell of Rume and Grev - not a pleasant thing in my opinion (and I've trashed my testing strips and stored the samples). Sova was the only wearable one in the 7 samples (with Pear + Olive being solid for a woman, I think) in my opinion. I like Norne as a smell but it's akin to wearing the smell you get when you walk into a Jo-Ann Fabric or Michael's around Christmas time here in the US. Not sure that's what I ever want other people smelling on me. Grev gave me a headache (I tried wearing it yesterday evening) with my going really light on the trigger. The clove note is insanely potent. Vikt and Jeke just were too overbearingly strong for my nose.

    I appreciate what the house is trying to do, but this stuff is for serious fragheads who are cool with wearing super daring scents or just want to appreciate the juice in their home. That said, I'm happy indie perfume houses exist and I'll continue to try them as they come about.
    I would encourage you to try P+O. It is thoroughly unisex. In fact, the drydown is like a beautiful caramelized cognac with some very intricate herbaceous and floral underpinnings. It works superbly as a masculine.

    I think the rest of your assessment was arrived at fairly. I love this line, but I am definitely what you call "a serious fraghead," and I love to treat my nose to things that it hasn't known before.

    My initial reaction to Norne was the same as yours. Fir smells have been appropriated my air fresheners and Christmas crap, and I thought I didn't want to smell like that. Then I thought about it and realized it's kind of genius to wrest those beautiful aromas back from their usurpers and make a deep, elegant fragrance from them. It has a little "fuck you" in it, which I love. Norne is now one of my favorites from this line.

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    I would encourage you to try P+O. It is thoroughly unisex. In fact, the drydown is like a beautiful caramelized cognac with some very intricate herbaceous and floral underpinnings. It works superbly as a masculine.

    I think the rest of your assessment was arrived at fairly. I love this line, but I am definitely what you call "a serious fraghead," and I love to treat my nose to things that it hasn't known before.

    My initial reaction to Norne was the same as yours. Fir smells have been appropriated my air fresheners and Christmas crap, and I thought I didn't want to smell like that. Then I thought about it and realized it's kind of genius to wrest those beautiful aromas back from their usurpers and make a deep, elegant fragrance from them. It has a little "fuck you" in it, which I love. Norne is now one of my favorites from this line.
    To be fair, Norne is probably my favorite scent from the line based on my initial impressions. I just don't know when/where I'd wear it. It evokes a misty forest really well, so I could see putting it on while reading on a cold winter morning or something.

    I'd say I'm a serious fragrance guy but I need utility out of my scents. I will never open Rume or Grev again, that's for sure. I'll ship them off to someone to try.

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    Has anybody else noticed the removal of Grev, Rume, and Vikt from Josh's website?

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    Has anybody else noticed the removal of Grev, Rume, and Vikt from Josh's website?
    Yeah, that's pretty strange. The only listed fragrances are now Norne and Jeke in the original line, as well as Pear + Olive and Sova. Very interesting, I wonder what's going on over there...

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    Yeah, that's pretty strange. The only listed fragrances are now Norne and Jeke in the original line, as well as Pear + Olive and Sova. Very interesting, I wonder what's going on over there...
    I'm pretty sure I know :P. Just be on the lookout.

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    I'm pretty sure I know :P. Just be on the lookout.
    Now aren't you the coy one?

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    So according to Slumberhouse's twitter feed, Grev, Rume and Vikt have been discontinued.

    There will also be a price increase (don't know how much, but I think it will still be worth the price if you love their scents, as I do).

    Also, I noticed that the one picture they have on the twitter feed has "Ore" and "Kere" in engraved bottles, which probably means that these unavailable fragrances have been retooled and will be re-released at the somewhat higher price.

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