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
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.
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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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...
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!
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...
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....)
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.
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)...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Current Favorite: Flou
Current top 5:
1. Puredistance M
2. Kilian Apple Brandy
3. Amouage Fate Man
4. Andrea Maack Coven
5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
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
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.
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!!!
[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.
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.
Kere and Ore are the two that are the most gourmand to me—and I really, really hate overly gourmand scents. But what seems to be happening is that, because of the ways these fragrances are made and the effect they have on your day, even when notes are introduced that are challenging, they're still worthy of the wear. I'm thinking he uses crack as a note.
This doesn't bode well for my wallet. Not at all.
I've tried both versions, the bottle I swapped away was the first batch. I've also tried the second wave of Sova extrait as well. I found the extrait to be way too strong on a particular note that I found bothersome, the first batch was a little less harsh. I think it was a combination of the beeswax and castoreum, which just drove me crazy. But, I am not entirely sure those are the particular notes that are driving me nuts as I am not seasoned in picking notes out that I haven't really seen much of (castoreum..possibly.) I really wanted to love this one, without the animalic tones, I would have.
I like the castoreum in Sova. I've said about a million times on various threads that Sova smells like a fragrant barn and the animalic aspect is definitely a part of that perception. I get nothing gourmand in Norne.
Tony, I get smoky barnyard as well, a sweet one at that. I really wanted to love it, I jumped on it immediately when it was first released. I appreciate it, but it's not something I enjoy. Also, I get nothing remotely gourmand in Norne either. Mostly, incense, moss and fir. Norne smells like a tree-hugging hippy from the Pacific NW that just got done rolling around in the woods for the day and lit up some incense in his musty room (in a good way )
Got my Baque, loving this stuff, exactly what I thought Sova would be. Very happy with that one.
Josh also included Sona and Flou as samples...Flou, well im just going to say it isnt for me and leave it at that. Sona is quite nice has this fizzy fun medicinal vibe to it, probably the lighest slumberhouse I have come across at this point, cpl of hours in though and its become a skin scent. Eitherway interesting ones to explore.
Alrighty so last on my list is Ore now. Time to start a campaign to get Josh to bring this one back.
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
Sova means Owl in russian and it's a perfect name for a frag. hunter in the dark forest at night ~
Today I gave P & O (which to my nose should really be called P & C - Pear & Coconut) its first full wearing in quite a while, and found that I do enjoy it a little more now. It could be that it really does work better in warmer weather (which I'm beginning to discover is also the case with Grev), but equally it could also be that I gave it a proper wearing outdoors this time, as opposed to spritzing it on an arm and sniffing at it obsessively, which doesn't yield terribly interesting results. I must say I'm surprised it didn't come over all sweeeeet, which is what my skin tends to do. And once outdoors, it's a little less pear sitting in my pocket doing nothing and more pear and coconut wafting in and out of my sensory environment. Just that Sova, Norne and Jeke all interest me more.
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I've tried virtually all Slumberhouse frags...including many discontinued ones. My issue is that most have every note turned up full volume. They overwhelm and I tire of them quickly. Norne...great pine but so strong It nauseates after while. Grev...So much clove that it gives me a headache. ...these have every note turned up full blast.
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Interestingly he uses a lot of synthetics, I guess his blending and use of them is what seperates him from the bigger houses where synthetics come off as a chemical explosion. Interesting read here where he discusses that:
I definitely agree with the sparing sprays makes slumberhouse frags more enjoyable.
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
I never spray Slumberhouse, except for Pear + Olive and Grev. It's simply too powerful for me. Instead I choose to slowly allow the juice to drip from the sprayer by applying light pressure evenly until it comes out. Apply to one wrist then touch my wrists together (not rubbing in) and let air dry. I find this works best for the powerful ones.
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As much as I love the naturals (for the variance), I'd actually be interested to see what he'd do with a primarily chemical palate, but I can't image that would ever happen.
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My ONLY issue with this fantastic line is that they simply aren't wearable in the typical sense. I would love it if he could explore more diverse options rather than the typical dark routes.
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Don't encourage that kind of thing. There are plenty of perfumers working with synthetics. How many are there creating scents from rare absolutes?
I hope he releases a "cold" fragrance, a "frosty" one.
So far he's given the Slumberhouse treatment to fruit and booze (Rume), tobacco (Baque & Jeke), wood (Norne), hay (Sova), aoud (Vikt), chocolate (Ore), and soon coffee and amber.
Imagine if Josh took a run at a dark rose fragrance.....I would think that No. 88 would have to hand over its darkest rose crown and weep.
I have no doubt that his experimentation will, in time, result in Josh putting out some 'un-Slumberhouse Slumberhouses' and they will be excellent in their own rights, but I'm going to enjoy the current styles over the coming cold months here.
I'll need to check out Rume. I ordered Sova for a fall fragrance, and love it. Split on Norne/Jeke - don't know where it is wearable?
It's weird - you'd think that moving away from a group of frags that are so abnormal would move you closer to normalcy, but they remain just as unique as the others from Slumberhouse, just...different.
I prefer Jeke over Norne (I don't own a bottle of Norne....yet) but then I'm not a huge fan of pine. I think Jeke is more wearable, just because Norne smells stiflingly green.