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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!
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    You guys don't miss anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
    Parfum1 has also been removed from the Stocklists...leaving Indiescents as the sole web purveyor for now, other than Josh, of course!
    Parfum1 also has all of the remaining bottles of the discontinued fragrances.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    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.
    Personally, I'm al little disappointed by this. A few days ago Norne was 50ml for $115, now it's 30ml for $125 ? I don't mind small price increases for the same quantity, but a price increase for less quantity ? Hmmmm.......

    Bad move Josh !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    BTW, what do you guys think of all the bottles now containing those little marbles?
    I don't like the marbles personally either. I know that technically they shouldn't effect the quality of the juice, but it's just weird to have them rattling around in the bottle. I wonder if we couldn't buy a 50 ml bottle without the marbles for the same price per ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul P View Post
    Personally, I'm al little disappointed by this. A few days ago Norne was 50ml for $115, now it's 30ml for $125 ? I don't mind small price increases for the same quantity, but a price increase for less quantity ? Hmmmm.......

    Bad move Josh !!
    He changed the strength to extrait though, so while you are getting less juice, it should last you longer. I'm okay with the move. I wrote out a long email and sent it to him, but the gist of it is that I hope he gets to make more great stuff for us, and that, if you look at it like Nassomato, you still get 30mL for something like $40 less than you do from them, and this is a guy using super high quality ingredients and doing it all himself.

    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    I don't like the marbles personally either. I know that technically they shouldn't effect the quality of the juice, but it's just weird to have them rattling around in the bottle. I wonder if we couldn't buy a 50 ml bottle without the marbles for the same price per ml.
    They don't rattle around. They stay perfectly quiet (and still, I think, at least I've never seen them move). I like the way they look and I also appreciate that I can continue to buy bottles that will look nice with the ones I already have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul P View Post
    Personally, I'm al little disappointed by this. A few days ago Norne was 50ml for $115, now it's 30ml for $125 ? I don't mind small price increases for the same quantity, but a price increase for less quantity ? Hmmmm.......

    Bad move Josh !!
    I don't get this. I'm sure he'd sell you a 50ml bottle at the same price per ml if you feel strongly about having the larger quantity. I appreciate that he's trying to keep the price point accessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    They don't rattle around. They stay perfectly quiet (and still, I think, at least I've never seen them move).
    Yeah I was being totally nitpicky. The only thing is that I have to travel back and forth a lot since my wife lives separately from me, so when I took Sova once on the plane in a ziploc bag, it was rattling in my backpack--but under normal conditions, if it were just staying put where it is, you are right, the marbles are not self-agitating or anything like that.

    Honestly it doesn't really matter, the art is what counts and the stuff inside is amazing.

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    So my guess is that hes still using the same 50ml bottle but hes adding marbles and only 30ml content inside? My bottle of Jeke is in the same bottle design without the marbles!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    So my guess is that hes still using the same 50ml bottle but hes adding marbles and only 30ml content inside? My bottle of Jeke is in the same bottle design without the marbles!

    Correct. He mentions that in the blog post.

    Oh, and by the way, I think when he starts shipping in a week or so I'm going to finally buy Norne. It's now extrait strength, and he said he's going to do something very special for me (it's a secret).

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    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.


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    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.

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    I don't think Sova is getting stronger. It's already sold in the 30ml size.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    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.


    Nice pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    I don't think Sova is getting stronger. It's already sold in the 30ml size.
    well...

    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.

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    I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    I stand corrected.
    Yeah, I have the newest, stronger version and it is indeed stronger. I get 24+ hours easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Thanks for the picture, it is beautiful indeed!

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    Great pic Brian...when it comes to bottle design from a particular house...I don't like it when each bottle is different. Here where my ocd kicks in and I'm pleased he's keeping the same bottles

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    Don't mind the price increase, don't mind eliminating some of the less popular options and I don't even mind the marbles...

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunSun View Post
    Don't mind the price increase, don't mind eliminating some of the less popular options and I don't even mind the marbles...

    BUT

    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.
    I totally agree with your statement and I hope he changes his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunSun View Post
    Don't mind the price increase, don't mind eliminating some of the less popular options and I don't even mind the marbles...

    BUT

    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.
    From what I know, it's because the new sprayers don't have caps that come with them. He changed them so they are much better apparently.

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    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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    Brian, the second one (from the left) is Sova? The third one (from the left) which one is that? Norne?
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