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    i am looking for a bottle of iska and kere i wanted to know if anyone bought a bottle and would like to trade sell it


    also looking for mur verg , and the first version of kote that were sold on indie scents last summer please just send me a pm if anyone can help me


    ps i like grev i alwaysd enjoyed this scent so i guess iam one of the few

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Geoff, you might be able to water them down with some perfumer's alcohol. As it is, 1/2 a spray tends to be more than enough. You might also simply spray an item of clothing, but given how dark they are, you'll probably get some staining.
    Yea that might work, thanks. actually got the rash after 6 days of wearing sova, maybe if i dont wear it for to many days straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I think I'm the only person that's ever purchased a bottle of Grev haha. No love anywhere for Grev, but I enjoy it.
    Hey, I bought and enjoy it, too! There aren't a lot of us, but I'm a proud Grev wearer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Hey, I bought and enjoy it, too! There aren't a lot of us, but I'm a proud Grev wearer!
    No, I don't think there are a lot of you guys. Grev is my least favourite of the line, but I can still appreciate its uniqueness and the fact that it doesn't smell 'bad'. Those sharp green fragrances just aren't for me.
    I never got the overwhelming clove note that others report, though.

    I did, however, just buy my sixth Slumberhouse - a full bottle of Baque - so now there's three bottles with the marbles and three without. If memory serves and history repeats it should arrive in 10 days or so.

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    same here --->>>
    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Hey, I bought and enjoy it, too! There aren't a lot of us, but I'm a proud Grev wearer!
    If i had sampled this house b4 I had bought my other parfums, i might not have gone to other houses at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    same here --->>>

    If i had sampled this house b4 I had bought my other parfums, i might not have gone to other houses at all...
    14 hours later, Grev's still going strong on me! I just went to a scent workshop thing, and people were picking up on it. Once it settles, it's very subtle, and really does smell exactly what I'd imagine water would smell like if it smelled!

    It's actually one of my least favorites, but I like to submit myself to a day of Slumberhouse -- even the ones I'm not keen on now and again -- just for the effect it brings. Totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    I did, however, just buy my sixth Slumberhouse - a full bottle of Baque - so now there's three bottles with the marbles and three without. If memory serves and history repeats it should arrive in 10 days or so.
    Interesting. There are folks here still looking for Baque (I got one of the last also).

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    Have a bottle of Norne and extra samples on the way, looking forward to it...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    A question if I may; I have the 4 new extraits but three of them came with caps and the last, (Pear&Olive) did not.
    All 30ml bottles with the marbles in them. I read that Josh was going to exclude caps now because the new atomizer are so good,(agreed). All of these were acquired from Parfum1. Does anyone have the new extrait bottles that came with with caps on them or are all of your new bottles capless?

    The bottle of Rume I acquired does have a cap but as I understand it, that was SOP for Slumberhouse on the EdP's.

    BTW....one spray of Rume to test......scented the whole house, top and bottom floors and was unable to be washed off in the shower with a serious scrubbing. More powerful than the extraits for me!

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    Mine were all purchased thru Josh / SH except 1 from Alder & co - all have caps; i would somehow prefer caps irrespective of how gd the sprayer is as there might be accidental discharge...

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    What are your thoughts on Rume? It is probably my favorite in the Slumberhouse line with Baque a close second.

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    A question if I may; I have the 4 new extraits but three of them came with caps and the last, (Pear&Olive) did not.
    All 30ml bottles with the marbles in them. I read that Josh was going to exclude caps now because the new atomizer are so good,(agreed). All of these were acquired from Parfum1. Does anyone have the new extrait bottles that came with with caps on them or are all of your new bottles capless?

    The bottle of Rume I acquired does have a cap but as I understand it, that was SOP for Slumberhouse on the EdP's.

    BTW....one spray of Rume to test......scented the whole house, top and bottom floors and was unable to be washed off in the shower with a serious scrubbing. More powerful than the extraits for me!
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    I tried Grev again today. Sprayed well away from my face because like Kere it makes my head feel funny. I like it a lot better this time, perhaps because it's more seasonal - what a gloriously perfect smell this is for a beautiful early May day. (Am I in the minority for actually loving the opening of Grev? I think it's my favourite bit, in fact, and it's the only one whose far drydown I wasn't that mad about. I found the very end of Grev disappointingly ordinary. I'll see how I feel about it today....)

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    I totally agree with you. I found the opening of Grev to be quite nice, I didn't get the harsh clove blast that most speak of. Instead I got a super fresh medicinal whiff that simply smells both clean and elegant. The dry down I found rather flat and dull. But the dry down I'm speaking of happens after 8+ hours, so overall...I like it and own a small bottle.

    Quote Originally Posted by CompassRose View Post
    I tried Grev again today. Sprayed well away from my face because like Kere it makes my head feel funny. I like it a lot better this time, perhaps because it's more seasonal - what a gloriously perfect smell this is for a beautiful early May day. (Am I in the minority for actually loving the opening of Grev? I think it's my favourite bit, in fact, and it's the only one whose far drydown I wasn't that mad about. I found the very end of Grev disappointingly ordinary. I'll see how I feel about it today....)
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    I like Grev too and all other creations of SH - only issue I have is with Pear & Olive - my nose just shut down and I couldn't smell anything when I first sampled this, will be sampling again this weekend - I am still buying this, don't want to miss out and start hunting later on or find it almost impossible to find - like Ore (& these --->>> Mur / Kote / Mora / Verg & Invisible Musk)...

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    I am kind of kicking myself in the ass for not purchasing a big bottle of Vikt because of this...

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I am still buying this, don't want to miss out and start hunting later on or find it almost impossible to find
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I found the opening of Grev to be quite nice, I didn't get the harsh clove blast that most speak of. Instead I got a super fresh medicinal whiff that simply smells both clean and elegant. The dry down I found rather flat and dull. But the dry down I'm speaking of happens after 8+ hours, so overall...I like it and own a small bottle.
    I'm kind of the opposite in that I really like that super fresh and relatively tame dry down it gives, but am not too keen on the opening. I can handle the cloves (I don't find them to be that dominant either) and whatever about it is making it medicinal is great too, but it's the balsamic that throws me a bit.

    I absolutely despise mainstream aquatics, and this is the closest I've come to finding a fragrance that offers some of what calone only wishes it could do.

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    I get the balsamic note that you're referring to, I find it strange...Comme des Garcons like in nature. I think that's why I like it so much. I found the base to be extremely metallic which I find rather off-putting, but tolerable.

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    I'm kind of the opposite in that I really like that super fresh and relatively tame dry down it gives, but am not too keen on the opening. I can handle the cloves (I don't find them to be that dominant either) and whatever about it is making it medicinal is great too, but it's the balsamic that throws me a bit.

    I absolutely despise mainstream aquatics, and this is the closest I've come to finding a fragrance that offers some of what calone only wishes it could do.
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    So far, after a first test, I like it very much. I don't yet know what to make of it and need a full wearing after the blind buy but I can say that it's the most potent Slumberhouse that I've tried so far. I thought that I perceived some strong clove and something very metallic initially but I need to recheck plus I want to look at the supposed notes contained in it.

    I too would like caps on all of my sprayers. I was actually surprised that the first three extraits came with the caps and not surprised when P&O didn't but I am a bit disappointed about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    What are your thoughts on Rume? It is probably my favorite in the Slumberhouse line with Baque a close second.

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    The bay leaves do come on quite strong in the top. The dry down of muddled dried fruit mixed with spice on a bed of wood is like nothing else out there. I will say this fragrance will last you days if you don't scrub.

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    So far, after a first test, I like it very much. I don't yet know what to make of it and need a full wearing after the blind buy but I can say that it's the most potent Slumberhouse that I've tried so far. I thought that I perceived some strong clove and something very metallic initially but I need to recheck plus I want to look at the supposed notes contained in it.

    I too would like caps on all of my sprayers. I was actually surprised that the first three extraits came with the caps and not surprised when P&O didn't but I am a bit disappointed about it.
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    Has anyone tried Iska? I found it in my Slumberhouse samples, I don't even remember when I received it. Could have been with the Rume I recently bough or from last year. I smelled only the plastic sleeve it came in and was really very impressed. I almost don't want to give it a wear as I know it's more than likely a fragrance that wasn't released or has already been discontinued. Can anyone here speak to the whereabouts of Iska?
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    OK, these sound gorgeous.

    Has anyone purchased the sample suite, and are they actually 2ml each of the extrait? Just curious what I'd be getting, because it appears the samples are a better price per ml than the bottles.

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    Yes, a great deal. Additionally, Josh from Slumberhouse usually tosses in some extra samples of stuff he has lying around. This was a few months back so I'm not sure after he changed the structure of his business. Still a good deal no less. Understand that these fragrances are beautiful, and works of art. That said, some within the line are a little challenging to wear for the uninitiated. But, if you've tried the likes of other potent stuff, for example Serge Lutens, I think you'll have no trouble falling in love with Slumberhouse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare View Post
    OK, these sound gorgeous.

    Has anyone purchased the sample suite, and are they actually 2ml each of the extrait? Just curious what I'd be getting, because it appears the samples are a better price per ml than the bottles.

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    Wearing Pear&Olive for the first time today.

    It's another one that is truly original IMO. A fantastic composition that has already been described many times. My words cannot do this justice.

    What is surprising is that because some of the juice must have gotten on my shirt before it dried so along with what is happening on my skin, the drydown is taking much longer and the freshness from the pear is still hanging on after 3 hours.
    Surprisingly, for a lighter composition, it is very tenacious even though it's closer to my skin like the other extraits.

    I don't really get a "shampoo" vibe nor anything that would resemble a personal care product.

    I cannot believe these creations. To me, they are unrivaled and I have been accumulating fragrance for over 30 years. Works of art, indeed!

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    Wholeheartedly agree with all the above. This is my favorite house right now, I have yet to find a fragrance from this house that I don't like. Absolutely phenomenal stuff, very unique juices that lasts and projects, I always use just one tiny drop on these extracts and they lasts well over 20 hours, unbelievable.

    I'm also one of those that really hate top notes in fragrances, and this house is heaven for me since Josh has excluded top notes in all his creations.

    Genius perfumer, great presentation, juices worth every penny. Josh really has openned new doors in all areas of the fragrance industry, a true pioneer, well done!

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    I'm glad you're enjoying Slumberhouse. Pear + Olive is a wonderful fragrance. It's probably the most versatile in the line and the most summer friendly fragrance. I really love the combination of using something semi-sweet and semi-salty, and I usually don't like gourmands. P+O is something to wear on a summer's night out with some friends and turn some heads while you're wearing it, both men and women will be intrigued by this Mediterranean concoction that was made in the Pacific Northwest

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    Wearing Pear&Olive for the first time today.

    It's another one that is truly original IMO. A fantastic composition that has already been described many times. My words cannot do this justice.

    What is surprising is that because some of the juice must have gotten on my shirt before it dried so along with what is happening on my skin, the drydown is taking much longer and the freshness from the pear is still hanging on after 3 hours.
    Surprisingly, for a lighter composition, it is very tenacious even though it's closer to my skin like the other extraits.

    I don't really get a "shampoo" vibe nor anything that would resemble a personal care product.

    I cannot believe these creations. To me, they are unrivaled and I have been accumulating fragrance for over 30 years. Works of art, indeed!

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    I'm so glad there's still one I don't like. Just can't get on with P+O; I think I'm pulling all the sweet in it and it's über-tedious on me.

    On the other hand, I'm wearing Grev again and thinking, "hm, maybe THIS is the summer scent I should buy."

    Oh, and Clare - Josh's samples are fantastically generous, definitely the full 2ml, and you'll get a lot of mileage out of them. I still have lots left of most of the samples I bought last fall and I wore various Slumberhouse most of the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    But, if you've tried the likes of other potent stuff, for example Serge Lutens, I think you'll have no trouble falling in love with Slumberhouse.
    The only other house that IMHO comes halfway close to Slumberhouse in terms of potency is Nasomatto's (or montale's which are 3rd on my list on being the most "potent")...

    I have dry skin and these last a day at the least, if its on fabric, a few weeks - i own almost 300+ from other houses, ranging from 20 to 500 odd, none last this long on me (not even Montale Black Aoud)...

    excluding potency / longevity / projection - what i find to be the most unique aspect of Josh's frags is that there is a huge gap betn the initial / mid / dry down stages - not sure which frag it was of his, but it took abt 5-6hrs for the dry down to start coming in - haven't had this experience with any other frag / attar / extract etc

    I can already see that in a few yrs his used frags being sold on ebay for higher amounts - hell, i would pay 200 if I can find a legit bottle of Ore rt now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    hell, i would pay 200 if I can find a legit bottle of Ore rt now!!!
    Yeah I think a lot of people would love to get their hands on that one... including myself! I think that it is just a matter of time before he sources out the materials for a new version of Ore, even if he has to make some substitutions and it ends up being a little different than the original one. The interest is certainly there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clare View Post
    OK, these sound gorgeous.

    Has anyone purchased the sample suite, and are they actually 2ml each of the extrait? Just curious what I'd be getting, because it appears the samples are a better price per ml than the bottles.
    As mentioned above, his sample suite is worth the investment because you do get a lot, and this stuff is insanely potent. If you ask him if he has samples of anything else lurking around (he's just redone two older scents for example), he might throw some stuff in -- but I'd try not to expect it, just to be on the safe side. However, what you get in the sample set is some of his most impressive and indicative compositions. The only real down-side to the set is that you can pretty much guarantee that you'll be shelling out money on full bottles within weeks, so set some more money aside

    Quote Originally Posted by CompassRose View Post
    I'm so glad there's still one I don't like. Just can't get on with P+O; I think I'm pulling all the sweet in it and it's über-tedious on me.
    This is the one that just sits outside of the Slumberhouse spectrum for me. It's brilliantly done, and crazy realistic (it draws parallels to Rume for me in that the fruit component is somewhat mulled/stewed), but not something I'd personally wear -- simply because it's so true to form, people will start asking if you have pears stashed in your pockets. Also, the oil aspect of this is quite prominent and highly realistic -- which can be problematic for some.

    [EDIT]: I'm going to wear Pear+Olive today as it's been a while.
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    I'm still working my way through the sample pack and have had a chance to wear Sova a couple times. The first time I over-applied (2 sprays from 12" inches distance) and was a bit overwhelmed until it started to dry down. The second time was better with 1 1/2 sprays from about 18" inches away. Upon first use, the atomizer took a couple sprays to really get going and the second time I used it, there was still a bit of weakness on the first pump.

    For me, Sova comes out as quite gourmand and my girlfriend said I smelled rather like a gingersnap cookie. There are, however, complexities and nuances that belie that categorization. At first I get a lot of spice (cinnamon and clove) mixed with sweetness (amber and beeswax). There were whiffs of tobacco as well, but very subtly. As it dried down, the spices receded a bit, while the sweetness became more like caramel. Many hours later there was a hint of herbal medicine dancing with vanilla in the background.

    I'm not one for sweet fragrances or gourmands, but I really liked Sova. I would wear it again for the deft way Josh has handled the genre and the intriguing compositional elements that undergird the more sweet/foody core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    This is the one that just sits outside of the Slumberhouse spectrum for me. It's brilliantly done, and crazy realistic (it draws parallels to Rume for me in that the fruit component is somewhat mulled/stewed), but not something I'd personally wear -- simply because it's so true to form, people will start asking if you have pears stashed in your pockets. Also, the oil aspect of this is quite prominent and highly realistic -- which can be problematic for some.
    It seems there's a bit of a foody aspect to a number of the Slumberhouse fragrances. To my nose, Rume and P & O are the number one suspects, which is part of why I'm not quite comfortable with either. I've also received questions about curry/spice/coconut in Sova and herbal soup in Norne, although I personally don't think of either as such and happily continue to wear them. And I tried Grev again just yesterday, and got what someone elsewhere described as a thick, meaty citrus as well as a good bit of sparkling fizz, not unlike a nice summer drink.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I always pull the trigger down real slow with Slumberhouse monster fragrances like Rume/Baque/Sova, holding directly to the wrist, allowing a very small puddle to drip out of the nozzle. This is usually more than enough for the entire day.
    I may try that. I've started doing the exact opposite myself, actually - spraying farther away to diffuse the juice more so it's a very light mist. And whatever doesn't land on my skin hangs around in the air still smelling fabulous when I come home.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtsb View Post
    Yeah I think a lot of people would love to get their hands on that one... including myself! I think that it is just a matter of time before he sources out the materials for a new version of Ore, even if he has to make some substitutions and it ends up being a little different than the original one. The interest is certainly there.
    I hope Josh revisits Ore at some point. In the meantime, I'll have to settle for inhaling my Carmex lip balm.

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    CMcG, I really wish I got from Sova, what you do. Personally, it's the only Slumberhouse fragrance that I don't enjoy. My experience is quite different than yours and I've swapped away my bottle as of yesterday actually.

    Here's what I get in Sova:
    Top - Beeswax and heavy honeyed hay that has been slightly torched (smoke)
    Middle - Smoke, Beeswax and very heavy animalic notes really start to growl (castoreum) *The middle absolutely kills it for me
    Base - Smoke, the slightest of spices & light vanilla *Easily the best part of the wear, the only part that doesn't have me looking for fresh air. Unfortunately it takes about 10 hours to get to this lovely base.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMcG View Post
    I'm still working my way through the sample pack and have had a chance to wear Sova a couple times. The first time I over-applied (2 sprays from 12" inches distance) and was a bit overwhelmed until it started to dry down. The second time was better with 1 1/2 sprays from about 18" inches away. Upon first use, the atomizer took a couple sprays to really get going and the second time I used it, there was still a bit of weakness on the first pump.

    For me, Sova comes out as quite gourmand and my girlfriend said I smelled rather like a gingersnap cookie. There are, however, complexities and nuances that belie that categorization. At first I get a lot of spice (cinnamon and clove) mixed with sweetness (amber and beeswax). There were whiffs of tobacco as well, but very subtly. As it dried down, the spices receded a bit, while the sweetness became more like caramel. Many hours later there was a hint of herbal medicine dancing with vanilla in the background.

    I'm not one for sweet fragrances or gourmands, but I really liked Sova. I would wear it again for the deft way Josh has handled the genre and the intriguing compositional elements that undergird the more sweet/foody core.

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