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Parfum1 has also been removed from the Stocklists...leaving Indiescents as the sole web purveyor for now, other than Josh, of course!
“interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag
I got my 7 piece sampler set from him. It came super fast and in a nice velvet pouch.
Unfortunately I don't like any of them. I like pear and olive as maybe a room scent spray, but I wouldn't want to smell like it. My fiancé liked Grev. She says it smells fresh. I offered to buy her a bottle, but she declined, saying that she wouldn't want to actually smell like it.
The rest I didn't like whatsoever. In fact, there's one that reminded me of spoiled cabbage. I'll have to look at my notes for the name.
I was pretty disappointed with the scents. But wouldn't mind trying some more stuff in the future!
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^^^ Yep, there's the dope on the Slumberhouse shakeup.
While Josh's scents may be unconventional, considering his integrity and the sort of success he's has been having, along with the admirable approach he takes with all his customers, I sure can't fault the guy for wanting to put some groceries on the table.
I actually really appreciate the way he is doing this price increase.
Instead of jacking up the price of a 50ml bottle to 150 (or more), he is just increasing the price / ml but lowering the amount of ml in a bottle, which means, for example, that those looking to buy Pear + Olive as a scent will actually pay less for a bottle ($125 vs $150). This amounts, in price per bottle, to a rather modest, $10 increase in most cases, and to a decrease for Pear + Olive. Classy move.
I don't know about the rest of you, but for scents as rich as these, 30ml will probably last me a LONG time... Also he is making them all extraits, and so upping the quality in the process!
I just ordered Jeke a couple days ago and wonder if I got the "new" reformulation (extrait) or the older one. I sure would like to try the more concentrated versions (and actually by the look of the rich, almost black juice, I think he might have even given me the extrait)!
The only thing I am disappointed by is that I thought he was going to re-release Ore (which I have been looking to get a hold of since I tried a sample), but so far, no news on that front. Oh well!
He mentions we keep "an eye on the ltd. page" in his most recent update. So if you're interested in Ore (as am I), try doing that.
BTW, what do you guys think of all the bottles now containing those little marbles? Personally, I'm not crazy about the idea and think the novelty will wear off eventually. But of course that doesn't change my opinion on this exceptional house.
I'm thinking of placing an order for SOVA very soon.
In short, I'd much rather give a little more money to Josh than I would buy some other fragrance if I know I like his.
Yeah, the way I look at it, a perfume (or anything really) is worth what you will pay for it... these prices are personally not dealbreakers for me, though I could understand how they could be for some people. I find these prices still reasonable for extraits personally--like octavarium says, compare these extraits to those from other houses. And I do think that the increased prices will enable him to source some interesting materials and put together some new stuff.
Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 16th February 2013 at 01:01 PM.
Honestly it doesn't really matter, the art is what counts and the stuff inside is amazing.
Here's a little bottle porn. I wasn't going to post this, but I think it lends some support to keeping the same bottle for the new 30ml offerings. Esp. for those of you who are kind of OCD about their collection.
I cannot imagine a stronger Sova...and to be honest Slumberhouse never lacked in strength for me, but I can always appreciate a stronger formula, especially with my skin.
I'll have to wait until another new release before I purchase one of these new bottles though...I can't just have one along with my others of the old style. I've been wanting Norne for a while though.
I really think this was a smart move and I can completely understand his intentions from his post. He definitely deserves to make money on his creations.
I don't think Sova is getting stronger. It's already sold in the 30ml size.
Rume is totally gone from both Parfum1 and Indiescents. Parfum1 still has some Vikt and small bottles of Grev. Indiescents still has some 50 ml bottles of Grev.
These are all being concentrated slightly stronger than before, moving all of my releases from esprit de parfum to true parfum extrait. Norne and Sova were already quite strong, but both are even stronger. You’ll notice Jeke is now almost pitch black like Norne.
Don't mind the price increase, don't mind eliminating some of the less popular options and I don't even mind the marbles...
Eliminating bottle caps?!?!? I'm not really OCD or anything, but why would Josh do that, I associate bottles without caps to be testers. I know Josh thinks its a waste to have bottle caps, but its a pretty big deal to me and I assume to others as well who like the uniform look of the entire line when put next to each other. Bottles without caps just look weird to me.
Summer 2013 Top 10 :
1. Creed Aventus
2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
4. Bleu de Chanel
5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
8. Diesel Green Masculine
9. Terre d'Hermes
10. Guerlain Homme
I tested Vikt this weekend. I loved it so much, I wore it ALL DAY yesterday (at home, to the gym, after the gym/shower, etc). Those black liquorice top notes are addictive, part of the reason why I wanted to reapply it was to replay that wonderful dry/sweet anisic/dark texture. Love! Still, I can see how the scent sort of disintegrates an hour or so into wearing it into a more Slumberhouse-house-note that made it difficult for me to differentiate it in my mind from Sova, Jeke and Ore - the other Slumberhouse scents I've tested numerously.
I have a little bit left, perhaps for one more full wearing and I can't wait to wear it again.
To say the least it is sad that I'm hearing this one is officially discontinued.
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