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    I haven't tried Kote yet, sounds very promising Buzzlepuff. I somehow agree with the anisic aspect of Vikt, but I tend to perceive it more as licorice...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    I could say that the medicinal vibe (in all frags) is maybe too strong.
    Josh is a clove freak...


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    How about the Brosse longevity and sillage? It supposed to be good ,but I find it quiet weak . All lasted over 8 hours on my skin ,not Brosse

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    To anyone who might be interested...For my new excursus on Slumberhouse check here


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    Now that I have gotten back from Vegas, my Norne sample was in today's mail waiting for me. I eagerly opened it up and to my surprise, Josh sent me another sample with it gratis. The writing smudged a bit in transit, but I think it says "Baque." I have an email in to Slumberhouse to get clarification of the name, as it is not on their web page and I have not heard anything about it. I have Norne on my left wrist and "Baque" on my right. I like Norne, and think it will appeal to folks who like scents like original Polo (coniferous), but want something different... "Baque" is a completely different kind of scent from Norne... I am getting a burnt rubber accord from it, but unlike the one I got when trying Memoir Man from Amouage that I could not deal with, this one is much more pleasant. I like both scents, but honestly do not know which one I like more (Norne is more to my personal preferences though)... Neither early on is striking me as a "must have" but I may pick-up the winner of the two as the Slumberhouse prices are quite reasonable. A few more wears of each to test development and longevity may be needed to sort things out. Whatever the final outcome, this is a promising start to my first experience with this small house.
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    Thanks for your input drseid. I like Polo except for its birch tar. I sure hope Norne doesn't have any. It's sounding better and better!

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    Just got an email from my bldg that my samples arrived. Can't wait to try them.

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    Thanks for the impressions, drseid.

    My bottle of Norne and Miel came today, along with samples of "Baque" and "Iska" which are apparently due out later this year. I haven't had time to try Norne or the samples, but Miel is as gorgeous as the sample I've been nursing - a rich perfume oil featuring black tea absolute and honey. I plan to report back soon with impressions of Norne and the samples of "Baque" and "Iska".

    Also, from the slumberhouse twitter feed on Wednesday, 29 Feb: "Keep your eyes on @indiescents next week for a Slumberhouse exclusive".

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    here's an excerpt of an e-mail Josh sent me re A3 (a misterious sample he included in my last shipment)...

    "...A3 is an amber base I used to create Baque. A3 is made smokey/leathery by its use of actual amber oil (fossilized conifer resin) and sweetened with labdanum, ambergris tincture and benzoin. Baque has been slightly modified since I sent your sample, but it is essentially a honeyed tobacco leaf perfume build upon the aforementioned amber base. Baque is a more feminine leaning tobacco fragrance whereas Miel, a new perfume oil I'm preparing to release, is a more masculine leaning tobacco fragrance which is built upon notes of black tea, honey and castoreum..."


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    Thank you for posting the excerpt, alfarom! Great info in there. That A3 amber is some hugely intense smokey/leathery stuff! I received one of those samples, too. Interesting that it ended up being the theme for a few variations. I haven't tried many of the honey fragrances on the market, but Miel just nails it for me. Maybe I'll try other honey-centric fragrances, but I have a feeling that I'll want all of them to be Miel. I know he's had a difficult time obtaining and/or creating some of the materials for Miel, but I wish he could/would make a parfum spray out of the oil. I think I've mentioned this every time I've mentioned Miel, but in the older sample I have, there is this fantastic tobacco note that I think he called "cigarette accord" on the blog last year, and it's so perfect with the honey and black tea absolute.

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    you're welcome blacksun! I still have to go through my samples of A3 and Baque but found Norne to be pretty fine. I still believe that Ore and Vikt are the standouts of the whole line but I guess Norne can please more than one...


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    I just heard back from Josh at Sumberhouse about Baque. He gives a little further insight into the scent and its imminent release...

    Josh wrote:
    "Baque is an amber/vanilla/tobacco flower perfume that will be an exclusive for Indiescents and should be available from then either later next week or early the following week. It comes in 50ml size."

    While he did not mention it specifically in the email sent to me, assuming the information he sent Alfarom still holds and they plan on targeting Baque to women, it will be interesting to see how successful they are with that strategy. While Baque is not really to my personal preferences, I find it a very well-done scent (though I must have missed the vanilla). That said, it is really hard for me to picture a woman wearing this, as I find it definitely leans heavily on the masculine side of the spectrum (if a fragrance could actually have a gender, of course). I definitely could see men enjoying the scent plenty.

    As for me, I am enjoying the coniferous Norne more as it is more to my tastes, and I think as the scent progressed, I enjoyed it even more. I stand by my earlier statement that I do not feel it is a "must have" (at least not for me), but it is a very solid release at a fair price that folks looking for a different take on a scent like original Polo will most likely enjoy. Nicely done, Slumberhouse, IMO. May get a buy from me at this price in the future.
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    Got my samples last night too. Baque seems unisex to me. I agree Norne is the standout. Though I don't much relation to Polo which has strong herbal notes along with the pine. Norne is mostly spruce absolute to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Norne is mostly spruce absolute to my nose.
    Yep...coniferous galore. A tad too sweet to my taste, though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Yep...coniferous galore. A tad too sweet to my taste, though...
    Mmmmmm. Sounds nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Mmmmmm. Sounds nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Yep...coniferous galore. A tad too sweet to my taste, though...
    Strange, it smells like unsweetened spruce to me. And I'm usually hypersensitive to sweet notes. (Sometimes I wish Yatagan had LESS styrax and geranium etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Strange, it smells like unsweetened spruce to me. And I'm usually hypersensitive to sweet notes. (Sometimes I wish Yatagan had LESS styrax and geranium etc)
    It has an overall balmy vibe that I tend to associate with sweetness. I got the same vibe also from Vikt (despite being not at all similar as a fragrance). To me, the opposite of sweetness is something a-là French Lover or Complex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    It has an overall balmy vibe that I tend to associate with sweetness. I got the same vibe also from Vikt (despite being not at all similar as a fragrance). To me, the opposite of sweetness is something a-là French Lover or Complex.
    Right on. I agree that French Lover and Complex are not sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    One thng is for sure Redneck, wether you'll like the fragrance or not, this guy is fantastic. One of the most genuine approach to perfumery in years...very passionate, honest, generous. The brand has an overall, post-punk/DIY (sort of indie rock) vibe that's irresistible
    That's great! Even though I'm something of a sucker for mainstream stuff, I love to keep the rest of the field in perspective. The closest to Slumberhouse that I've found would probably be Adam Gottschalk, but he gravitates toward floral notes (he has a very nice amber called Ares, however). I think Slumberhouse is working closer to my core loves in niche-land. Anything accused of being reminiscent of Polo has a head start toward me loving it, too!
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    Three favorites from Slumberhouse are Norne, Rume and Vikt - in that order. I've tried all of them except for Sana. The others (Jeke, Ore, Grev, Kote, Miel, Baque) are all pretty good too, but are not fragrances I will wear much. I've bought from the Slumberhouse website and also from IndieScents - an online dealer who sometimes still has stock of fragrances like Ore and Kote that have been discontinued. Each new one he comes out with is an improvement, imo. Norne being my favorite one. The company has a very genuine feel about it and I like their house note (pine and tar) that seems to be common to most of those I like.
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    How cute.

    Norne is making me feel like I just got back from a day of lumberjacking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    How cute.

    Norne is making me feel like I just got back from a day of lumberjacking.
    In a good way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    In a good way?
    It's a lot more civilized than I thought it would be. Undecided as of yet.

    My favorites so far are Blarg, Noosh, and Gvut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    In a good way?
    I hope so, will look into these. I read up on the notes and see if any intrigue me to buy the sample pack from Slumberhouse.

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    Grev's drydown is VERY rich and heady ... the smell coming off my blotter fan was pretty great, that rich amber mixing with the woods of some others to create a round balsamic almost gourmand accord

    Actually Brian I heard that the names of the fragrances are all streets in Portland.





    don't tell Brian I just completely made that up
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    I wore Norne yesterday and liked it quite a lot. Once the opening rush of pine/spruce burns off, the drydown is a spicy/peppery/resinous conifer incense and I really like it. Josh is a master of these warm resinous drydowns, which is what I appreciate most in Jeke and Rume. I'm curious to see how these perform in the warmer weather. I haven't tried the samples of Baque and Iska very extensively yet, but plan to soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Actually Brian I heard that the names of the fragrances are all streets in Portland.





    don't tell Brian I just completely made that up
    For a minute there you almost ruined my fantasy of SNL's Stefon announcing each of them as "New York's hottest nightclub is...".

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    Wrote my initial opinions of all 7 Slumberhouse fragrances here

    too long to copy and paste!

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