Sounds fantastic! And the juice looks amazing
I'll have to try it
I’m pleased to announce the 5th addition to the Slumberhouse lineup. Norne is a very dense pairing of pure absolutes, hence the virtually pitch black color and strong potency. Perfumes made from 100% absolutes are notably rare due to the high cost and difficulty associated with creating them. This is a fragrance that will show continuous improvement and evolution as it ages due to its properties.
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Sounds fantastic! And the juice looks amazing
I'll have to try it
Sounds interesting. And Vonnegutty.
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if its going to be stronger than their other offerings like Jeke or Ore it might just burn through your skin......the ferocious longevity and sillage on these babies is mind blowing......this one seriously scares me.
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This one sounds something like Lutens Fille en Aiguilles. Pine and incense. That Lutens doesn't quite work for me, so I'd be curious to hear more about this one from anyone who tries it.
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Sounds great... will have to sample.
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This has "sample" written all over it.
Thank you, JC!
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I wonder if it smells like Norns.
thanks for the headsup ... a hyped, woods scent ...
Surely something to check out. Thanks JC
I hope its something unlike black afghano.
Looks impressive. I'll be on the lookout for this one. Many thanks, Joe.
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I keep my fingers across for a dark balsamic forest never smelled before!
Sounds a MONSTER. Rume and Ore are very strong and longlasting, and this is a pure absolute!
And it cost the same price of the rest of the line, wich is amazing.
Also, they have a sample for only 5usd shipped, amazing.
The 100% pure absolute can be considered a Parfum?
Just ordered the sample set from these guys, it's about time I tried them, and with this included I just had to!
Uh? ". . .the catharsis of self worship." What does that even mean??? I thought politicians had cornered the market on meaningless blather.
That aside, looks sample-worthy!
Interesting about it improving as it ages.
I am curious about this one.
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It looks like nail polish.
About 23 posts on a product that nobody here has even sampled. Wowing about the color of the fluid (do You mind stain?), some 'notes' and other marketing snags.
An absolue is to my knowledge not that much more expensive than an oil, it just depends.
By now its just an other new release, isn't it? How could You have so much energy to rave about each of those every time again?
We are here to talk about perfume aren't we?
Slumberhouse is a fascinating brand, small, niche, and the guy obviously has a great passion for his fragrances and it shows.
Some people will rave about a completely original looking and sounding (and probably smelling) new release by a creative modern brand, and some will rave about Pure Shot... or endlessly discuss L'Instant Extreme, your choice what you find interesting I guess, I know what I choose.
A quick google search (by no means scientific) shows 1oz allspice oil for $13 and 1oz allspice absolute for $70. That's almost 6 times the cost.
I ordered the sample set, and I'm eager to give them a sniff.
In the meantime, the marketing reminds me of Stefon from SNL's Weekend Update.
"If you’re looking for a good time, look no further: New York’s hottest club is Norne. Club promoter Slumberhouse has gone all out, and inside it’s just everything: conifers, resins, battery acid, screaming babies in Mozart wigs, and the catharsis of self-worship..."
Not only to answer the question of this juice will stain due to its intense color. I personally admit to be curious how the identification of the company as decidedly 'urban' will twist the idea of the 'smell of the woods' this frag is told to evoke.
It's finally an exciting sounding release from a niche house... something that doesn't always happen too often.
I'd say that more often than not absolutes are cheaper (when both are an option), when it comes to the really expensive things. $70 an ounce is nothing compared to the $500+ an ounce for some of the floral oils or absolutes.
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Yay, this guy is amazing. I just received an unexpected package containing a sample of Norne and two other fragrances labelled as A3 and Baque. Does anyone know anything about them? Report will follow soon...Just applyed Norne...
So, where to start from? Here: The juice is really pitch black. If you're familiar with Black Tourmaline, you'll probably know what I mean but Norne is even more black (if this makes any sense) and much more dense...just like ink. You should better avoid applying it on clothes...
To those of you who already have some familiarity with other compositions by Slumberhouse, Norne shows all of the house's hallmarks: bold structure, powerful smell, dark atmosphere, strong herbal quality and, most of all, the usual spicy, sort of medicinal/camphoraceous/resiny vibe (maybe some clove as well?).
Norne opens sort of smoky/sweet and immediately brings to mind of Black Tourmaline but whereas many of the previous releases by this house kept this vibe throughout, Norne pushes on the accelerator by introducing a strong and dry herbal/woody quality supported by a monolitic dose of coniferous notes and frankincense. In this phase I can't help myself from thinking about a sort of Fille En Aiguilles devoided of the dry fruits and with the addition of a subtle raunchy/mouldy feel. On skin, Norne shows a perfect balance bewteen sweetness and the dark-resinous facet while on paper it results much more sweeter (skin test mandatory).
Overall Norne is pretty interesting if you're into the aforementioned fragrances and, after testing quite a few compositions by this house I can honestly say that this guy has his own, unmistakeble style. By any means Slumberhouse-ish.
Be careful, Norne projects for yards during the first two hrs.
Side note: If you'll happen to like Norne, I strongly recommend you to give a chance to the whole O'Driù line.
Last but not least: I like this guy and I like his approach. This is a big plus for me.
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Great write alfarom, can't wait to try it, it sounds wonderful!
Im quite excited to try this one. Fille en Aiguilles is one of my favorite Lutens.
But im sad that they have discontinued Ore, my favorite from their line. Seems that they cant get the oils to made it again. Better than reformulate and sell other thing with the same name. At least they are fair with the customers.
Slumberhouse sounds a bit expensive, but their Esprit de Parfum are VERY concentrated.
I usually spray everything about 6 times or more, even Kouros, Red Aoud, etc.
With my Slumberhouse Rume 4 sprays (and the sprayer is very conservative) is enough to fulfill my tastes for sillage (brute) and longevity (14 hours)
30mls can provide the same battery life as a regular 100ml EDT or 75ml EDP.
So not a bad price. Also they almost always give full samples, minis, etc.
I was wondering how you would compare this with Grev ? Grev pretty heavy on the firs and pines too.
I have to second everyone's experience with this House : Josh is a great guy, and his approach to frags is miles away from current trends. I saw a review that called Slumberhouse the first "Outsider Art" frag house.
hey alfarom, is O'Driu sending out samples in the mail? any idea how i can get a hold of em? i could use some fox fur breath and diamond mine absolute in my life.
You would have to live here in the Pacific Northwest to understand. Portland is the home of Forest Park, the largest undeveloped wild "urban park" in any US city. Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood, and their accompanying forests, loom on the skyline to the east, and to the West, the Pacific Ocean and it's temperate rainforest are only a short drive away.I personally admit to be curious how the identification of the company as decidedly 'urban' will twist the idea of the 'smell of the woods' this frag is told to evoke.
And really, "the company" is sort of like Andy Tauer : just one devoted guy and his own unique vision.
the catharsis of self-worship.
I'm wearing it as I type. It's pretty good, imo.
At first I thought it had vetiver in it, because in the beginning it smelled a lot like a pure vetiver oil I have, but after a few minutes it became more like that herbal smell you sometimes get when you walk in a forest after a day of heavy rain. There's something powerful to this, I would almost say 'healthy' and yes, it's strong too! Just put two drops on my wrists and it leaves a trace where I go. 30 minutes in and I'm curious to see where this is going. It's more mellow than when I first applied, think the drydown will be very nice.
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I just got my set of samples also. Will smell this weekend and report back in.
Interestingly, even the little 0.7 ml vial of Norne is quite dark.
quick bump here, to confirm alfarom's comparison of Norne to Black Tourmaline. not only does the juice look similar, it smells quite similar too. norne is a bit frosty-pinier, while tourmaline is a little more turpentine/sawdusty. very similar imo.
Norne is an amazing scent - unlike anything I've smelled before. It smells really expensive.. if any other line would have put this out - it would have easily been over $300.
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I've sampled it. Norne is fantastic. It fully meets all "Conehead" expectations. Superb, natural-smelling and with tremendous bright energy. My review in now in the directory.
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Norne goes on fantastic, and soon turns yucky and nauseating - as in, it's a scrubber in the end. I'd rather spray myself with PineSol.
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Out of my entire collection, which contains many, many woodsy fragrances, Norne is the the one that smells the most like an actual forest. Anybody on basenotes who is a fan of seriously woodsy fragrances should definitely seek out this one to (at least) try.
Is this smoky?