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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    nobody else got a surprise package, am I that special?



    loving this Pear & Olive, not too thrilled it's going to be limited.



    Notes: pear, cognac, chamomile, aglaia, olive, zdravets, massoia bark and calamus

    Release Date: June 1st, 2012

    This is a limited release. Hand etched bottle.

    1ml glass vial sample $5
    15ml $60
    50ml $150




    I'll be trying Tunis Mills tomorrow and Iska after that. I don't see any info on either of these on his site.
    Have you tried the others yet? Any thoughts you'd care to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    nobody else got a surprise package, am I that special?



    loving this Pear & Olive, not too thrilled it's going to be limited.



    Notes: pear, cognac, chamomile, aglaia, olive, zdravets, massoia bark and calamus

    Release Date: June 1st, 2012

    This is a limited release. Hand etched bottle.

    1ml glass vial sample $5
    15ml $60
    50ml $150




    I'll be trying Tunis Mills tomorrow and Iska after that. I don't see any info on either of these on his site.
    Got my surprise packet from Slumberhouse today! Woo Hoo!

    Loving Tunis Mills and Iska...Pear & Olive is taking some time because I'm olfactoried out...(my, ahem, Thierry Mugler care packet that I wasn't going to buy arrived today as well.)

    Any ideas what's in Tunis Mills and Iska??? Everytime I think I'm getting an idea the scents change up...and I get my newbie badge pinned back again on my shirt pin first.
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    I got my surprise package today.

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    Wow. That's very cool. I am in Europe, but have placed two orders directly through the slumberhouse site in the past 6 months. Sure hope he shows some euro-love to those far and away (and in a financial crisis).
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    Just got an email from Slumberhouse saying they won't be taking any orders from abroad after this week. This is unfortunate.
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    Quick update with details from an email from Josh:

    Iska is based around three main notes: saffron, gin and suede.
    Tunis Mills is still a work in progress...no note list given. A scent memory of the area his grandparents lived.

    PuddleMonkey, any comments from your testing of these fragrances?
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    For those interested, here's the email...

    Greetings,

    I wanted to let you know that a new perfume called Pear+Olive has been released in limited quantities. You can read more about this very unique creation here -> http://slumberhou.us2.list-manage.co...9&e=677565cc36

    This perfume contains notes of pear, cognac, chamomile, aglaia, olive, zdravets, massoia bark and calamus and has been my main focus for many months now. I am incredibly pleased with the final product and think it will serve as a perfect companion to the spring and summer months.

    I do also want to mention that this will be the final week I will be accepting worldwide orders. Over the last year I have been met an increasing number of difficulties in shipping abroad, and while I'm proud to say that everyone who has ever placed an order from Slumberhouse has received their items, there have been instances where the post offices in certain countries prove rather difficult and sometimes it requires repeatedly sending the same order multiple times before the client actually receives it. Brazil, Russia, Malaysia and a few other places have proven especially difficult. While I absolutely regret having to limit where Slumberhouse can ship, as a small perfumer it is not cost effective to continue to offer shipping abroad. It is my hope that I can spend the next few months engaging with shops & boutiques in Europe, South America, Scandinavia, the Middle East & abroad to supply these creations for everyone, however I do not know how long arranging this will take so in the meantime I wanted to offer one more week of worldwide shipping so that nobody was caught off guard. I apologize for the short notice. June 5th will be the last day for worldwide shipping, after that Slumberhouse will only ship to US/Canadian addresses.

    Also, we created a Spring exclusive for Indiescents called Baque, which is a tobacco, davana flower, straw, apricot and vanilla fragrance and has been quite well received. Should you place an order directly from our site and wish to also order Baque we can ship direct as well, simply email request an invoice.

    Finally, last week I randomly shipped out about 300 packets containing samples of Pear+Olive, Tunis Mills & Iska. I only wish I could've sent them to everyone who has ever placed an order but, alas, 300 packs shipped worldwide proved to be about the maximum I could handle. Iska, a scent composed with notes of saffron, gin and suede, can be ordered in two sizes: 15ml ($45) and 50ml ($115), email for invoice. Tunis Mills is a preview of one of the upcoming autumn releases.

    Thank you very much for reading & I hope everyone is having a memorable spring thus far.
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    While Pear+Olive probably appeals to others, it is not up my alley.

    Iska - need more time with this one. Pleasant, but not breaking any new ground.

    Tunis Mills - Smokey! Like this one alot.
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    Aglaia!! Aka Chinese Perfume Tree. I am very interested now. I wonder if they used the seeds or flowers. SculptureOfSoul has some extract or other and claims he smells it in the rich green heart of Bond Harrods Oud.

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    Wearing my sample of Baque today.

    Very much in the Slumberhouse style, which means yet another large ( somewhat like Brusse, more of which is on the way for Fall, as I understand) and impressive offering from this continually interesting American indie house.

    Josh's more interesting things continue to exist off in their own realm, and will probably push the limits of many people's sensibilities. Which is a good thing for the frag world in general, to my mind.

    Saw his new bottles when I was in Portland. Quite nice, but I suspect some of us will remember with some fondness his hand-lettered ones, with the silver Sharpie.

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    Was still able to smell Bauqe on my wrist, one bath, and 24 hours later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fhaoilgeal View Post
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    Tunis Mills is still a work in progress...no note list given. A scent memory of the area his grandparents lived.
    Tried Tunis Mills today, and what a shock this afternoon when I read the above comment.

    When I was a child ( which was a long long time ago) my parents used to drop me off to stay with my grandmother for a few days. She had been....quite the woman in her day : spent time in Wyoming on a ranch in about 1905, and had done the "Grand Tour" of Europe and the Middle East in 1911. I still have her sterling silver trophy cup for "Winner : Iowa State Women's Golf Championship, 1904".

    When I would visit (in the mid-1950s) she would often bring out this two part incense burner, that I suspect she had gotten in her youthful travels to "The East"...meaning Egypt and the Holy Land.

    When I wore Tunis Mills today, it smelled exactly like whatever those little incense cones were that she would burn in that thing when I was a child.

    Talk about evocative : its' been over 50 years since I had those memories.

    And interesting that Josh links it to his grandparents as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48 View Post
    When I wore Tunis Mills today, it smelled exactly like whatever those little incense cones were that she would burn in that thing when I was a child.
    Yes, that's it EXACTLY. My mother used these back in the 50s, little black cones.

    Tunis Mills is great -- smoky, incensy, a bit clovy. A little too quiet, however, but it was just a small sample.

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    I'm very interested to hear more thoughts on these new ones, especially Pear + Olive.

    Also, how do people feel about the new 50ml bottles vs. the old cube ones? The Pear + Olive hand etched glass bottle looks great, IMO. At first I was sad to see the cube bottles go, but I'm growing to like the new ones.

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    Slumberhouse is now available at Parfum1: http://www.parfum1.com/slumberhouse-...d=Slumberhouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by loki8 View Post
    I'm very interested to hear more thoughts on these new ones, especially Pear + Olive.

    Also, how do people feel about the new 50ml bottles vs. the old cube ones? The Pear + Olive hand etched glass bottle looks great, IMO. At first I was sad to see the cube bottles go, but I'm growing to like the new ones.
    I liked the cube bottles, too, but Josh was unable to get more of them. I think his supplier stopped making them.

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    Just got my sample pack. Jeke, Iska, Sana, Pear & Olive, Rume, Vikt, Baque, Grev, & Norne. I opened Jeke and Vikt first because those were the two I was most curious about. I figured I would try these tonight, and work my way through the rest in the next week or so. These smelled so good, I had to try them all in rapid succession. All I can say right now is WOW! I will post my thoughts on each one after I have had time to sample individually, but I can say for sure that several full bottle purchases are coming in the near future.

    Incredible to get so many winners in the same sample pack. And each one is so different. Amazing stuff.

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    I got my package of 10 (!) samples yesterday and (like many of you) I was very impressed. It was really nice to find an independent perfumer in the US that makes me excited. I'm still getting my brain around these, but I thought I'd post a few initial reactions. My favorite so far is Jeke. I feel like I'm wearing Piper Nigrum while hiking in the forrest. Norne is also very woodsy and is currently my second favorite. It's very natural and extremely easy to wear. Grev is very interesting and is my partner's favorite of them all. It actually does smell like a traditional men's cologne, but fragmented and put back together in a different way, if that makes sense. It's also a bit trippy smelling. I don't get the clove overload that some have complained about. It's interesting that Josh says this is his worst seller since we've generally responded well to it on this thread. Rume is very, very strong and really does smell more like a place than a perfume. There's a place called Garden Ridge that sells planters, porch furniture, potpourri, etc. and that's what it reminds both me and my partner of. It's very well-made, but I'd never wear it as a perfume. I can still smell it on my arm from 17 hours ago! Sana is an uber-feminine floral. Pear + Olive will appeal to many people, but it just smells like a really nice shampoo to me. Baque is excellent. It would fit in very well in the Serge Lutens line. The others (Vikt, Eki, iska) haven't made enough of an impression on me yet. I recall responding positively to Vikt when I first put it on, but my interest in some others caused me to forget about it. Bottom line so far: I can see this house becoming one that I watch pretty closely. I'm definitely going for a bottle of Jeke. I'm just trying to decide whether to go for a bottle of either Norne or Grev as well. I also want to see if I can get my hands on a sample of Tunis Mills. I'll be interested to hear more comments on that one.

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    Where did everyone get their sample pack. I see on the Slumberhouse website, only shows as 5 fragrances, not 10 as noted in a couple of posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Where did everyone get their sample pack. I see on the Slumberhouse website, only shows as 5 fragrances, not 10 as noted in a couple of posts.
    I just ordered the 5-sample pack but he sent me 10 samples. It sounds like he commonly throws in a bit extra. I was surprised to get 10 instead of 5, though! I doubt he always does that. It was smart on his part, though, since I've already purchased a bottle from the samples I got and will probably consider a second at some point. I don't know why some small perfumers make it so difficult for people to sample their products. There's some independent perfumer in Canada, whose name I luckily don't recall, who e-mailed back after I asked about samples, saying that he doesn't sell any, and that they can only be tried in his shop in Canada. Right, dude. Good luck with your business there. I hope you have a trust fund. My advice is just to go ahead and order the 5 sample pack and see what arrives.

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    Ok - well I think I was your first bidder
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    Tunis Mills' smokey incense really grabs my attention - may be a little too sweet tho.

    Iska has that Slumberhouse quality of being unusual, like Sana. Further testing but this is likely on the buy list if I can get past the limited intensity.

    Pear & Olive - to me - is so so. Still too much camphor
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    Josh is KILLING IT. I knew when I got my first set of samples--though I wasn't totally in love with them--that sublime things would begin coming from Slumberhouse.

    Well, here they are.

    I'm finding Pear & Olive to be gorgeous. Just frakkin gorgeous. I find it so impressive that the same person who made Norne, which was so brazen and bracing, has delivered this hushed study in tenderness. This is a perfect pear. And I don't mean an exact facsimile of one. But abstractly, the subtlety of the flavor, the softness of the flesh, the savory edge of the skin. I am smiling so big right now.

    And it's not the only one. These are all FBW, in my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier View Post
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    His description of "saccharine jasmine" etc. is actually spot on. It reminds me a lot of an ELdO floral without the bilge note. It's kind of whimsical and actually quite nice.

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    I stopped by a boutique yesterday that carries fragrances by our local perfumer Slumberhouse and put a single dab of Pear + Olive on my wrist...whoa! This one is delicious and dense like most fragrances from the house and yet it is airy and very wearable in warm weather. Never smelled anything like this one. May be my next full bottle!

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    I sampled Pear + Olive again yesterday and again, I really enjoyed this one. So much so that I just ordered a bottle from Parfum1. They have a tiny sale going on and got just 10% off, but every little bit helps. If you get a chance to sample this one, you really should.
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    Hoping to get my hands on some Tunis Millis soon! Also, I wish I could have sampled the delights of Ore. However, I'll have to settle with the perfectly awesome Pear + Olive for this summer along with Vikt for fall and Rume for Winter. I really can't wait to see what artistic creations Slumberhouse does come up with next. It's quite exciting to see a passionate perfumier in the States coming up with such magnificent fragrances. Additionally, Josh is a great guy and it is wonderful to see such high regards on BN

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    Talk about scent memory with Slumberhouse. Baque reminds me of the exact smell of the Maker's Mark distillery just outside Louisville. When I put it on this morning, I was instantly transformed back to the Black buildings, wooden barrels, whiskey and smell of the woods and outdoors.

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    First, I'm not big on layering my fragrances. However, when I was going through testing of my Slumberhouse Sample Vials I did cross-breed Jeke and Baque. The result is a really nice wood/smoky/honey/whiskey/resin fragrance that would be perfect for cooler fall weather.

    If you're interested in layering and a fan of Slumberhouse, give this a try. I'd like to know your thoughts as well!

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    The pear + Olive was nice. The fragrance is thick and sweet. I don't think I will buy it, but I see the appeal.

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    I recently sent Josh an email asking about the release of Tunis Mills and received a very kind reply today. He said that Tunis Mills has been released under the name, Sova - which I believe was one of his first releases on Etsy. (This link gives a really good interview with Josh.) Josh also stated that he'd sent a sample of Sova which should arrive next week.

    So tonight checking my email, I find a link to Sova sent from my Slumberhouse subscription.

    Sova (formerly known as Tunis Mills) is now available for sale from Slumberhouse.
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