I'm wearing Grev today and wondering why more people here don't enjoy it. Sure, it's not the typical thick, resinous, syrupy concoction that projects like mad and lives for days on your skin...But I'm really finding Grev to be quite nice. It's a clean scent that smells like fir, light clove and metal accords. When this all mixes together, I get transposed to the mountain forests of the Pacific Northwest. Mossy vegetation, tall firs, and a mountain stream that brings some weird watery freshness. I think that weird freshness comes from the cloves in this one...I'm not a huge fan of clove, but I think when they're used right, they can create a strong image like the one Grev brings to my mind.
Current Top Ten:
1) Polo Crest
2) Chypre Palatin
3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
4) One Man Show Gold Edition
5) Kouros (Vintage)
7) Tobacco Vanille
8) Interlude Man
9) More than Words
10) Ungaro II (Vintage)
Good to hear that it's been toned down a little.
With all the various attempts over time at refining a certain idea, it makes it hard to talk about individual Slumberhouse things by name. Obtaining only the very most recent samples is probably the only way to cogently discuss the nature of current purchases. I tend to think of older samples more in terms of interesting artifacts, pointing the way towards what the current iteration might be like now.
Still waiting to see Brusse come back around again. There was a shocking thing, if there ever was one.
I wonder a) if he's ever going to bring it back; b) if he's ever going to try composing another fragrance under similar circumstances (since he did say he's "looking forward to doing it again" (http://notablescents.net/2012/04/27/...b-slumberhouse); and c) if he blasts any of his other scents with light as he did Brosse.
Flou, the last time I tried it was grapes and flowers...that's really all I got from it. I did see that someone is selling a bottle on the boards here, almost bought it myself but to be honest, it didn't jump out at me and tell me to buy it like his other fragrances have. Flou also struck me as quite feminine, not something that I would wear. The bottle of Flou is still up here.
Someone is selling Vikt as well.
I had not idea that Rume was available as an extrait before it was discontinued! I love the the EdP.
I bit on the bottle of Vikt. I adore the decant that I have. I have extensive experience with oud oil but don't get the full oud vibe with Vikt. It's darker wood, spices and some menthol to my nose without any overwhelming note that smells like any variety of real oud oil that I have tried but Josh is a masterful blender so I could surely be wrong plus it's likely that the oud is synthetic,(not a knock at all....real oud oil would be prohibitively expensive for him to use in a "mass produced" fragrance).
Eki and Flou have been the most feminine Slumberhouse scents that I have tried to date. Eki more so.
I agree with this sentiment. Since sampling Pear and Olive, Sova, and Jeke I have no real urge to purchase full bottles of anything else until I own those. On the other hand it takes sampling a lot of stuff you don't like to truly appreciate the ones you like when you come across them (see: Slumberhouse).
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I have a question about Kere - how many versions of this were there? I have a bottle that smells like immortelle - is this the one that supposedly has sandalwood in it? It sounds like there were two, possibly three versions of Kere, is that correct?
1. 2011 formulation with apricot, aldehydes, honeysuckle, and hay
2. Version with immortelle minus curry?
3. Latest formulation that is medicinal
Are #1 and #2 the same? Which one is supposed to have sandalwood in it?
My Norne sample, however, is also very dark in the shade, but a brownish colour in the light.
I think you've got the right juice in that sample.
*I refuse to call them batch variations, for obvious reasons
The similarity was uncanny at first though.
I don't seem to get a distinct vanilla on Jeke.
I'm curious about the brown version now. Sigh.
I wanna get another Slumberhouse and I think it'll be Norne next - unless what's coming comes out before I pull the trigger and it compels me more.
On the other hand, I've smelled the old Sana (though not the new iteration) and can't say I'm cracked on it either.
guys, is there anywhere in Europe where I could find this fragrances? thanks!
Ive being eyeing Vikt for a long time now, waiting to pull the plug.
Unfortunately, it's been discontinued. There was another Basenoter selling a bottle last week which I linked in this thread for those interested. This one might be a little difficult to find. You might have some luck posting on the Fragrances Wanted thread. I've purchased from other members that way. I'm hoping this is one that Josh releases in small batches over time...it's one of my favorites in the Slumberhouse line.
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So my parcel from Slumberhouse turned up yesterday, yay!
One full bottle of Norne and a set of samples.
Only had a chance last night for a one spray sampling of Norne, my very initial impressions as follows:
As someone who has spend much of my youth cavorting around in conifer forests during day and night for much of my youth, I know what they smell like... Norne on the initial spray has that deep resinous and sour smell from fresh resin taken straight from the tree bark and rubbed between your fingers... after a couple of hours the sour note of fresh resin has receded somewhat and a different aromatic takes center stage... It reminds me of when you have a bonfire in the forest, and someone throws a wet fir branch on... just at that moment there is a aroma that comes from the burning wet fir, part aromatic steam, part sour hot resin, and part wet smoke.
Incredible the imagery contained in this beautiful fragrance... I am looking forward to really getting to know this one and the other samples I have received.
Big thumbs up to Josh and Slumberhouse, beautiful work...
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
How much would someone pay for this:
the bottles are monaxares and grev
the samples are: jeke, ore, flou, tarnet, autumn suede (x2), vanille no.1, gris, kumele vineto, and some ambergris tincture.
Fuck man, I can't believe I burnt all of my slumberhouse candle!!
A nice bump here for the original thread!!!