Thread: Slumberhouse Discussion
Lucked out big time today and found a bottle of Sova!
Wearing my bottle of Vikt for the first time tonight...and I am very impressed and already love this stuff.
Okay, maybe I don't hate you guys.
EDIT: Adding onto this. This has been the first fragrance from Josh in a while that I've loved on first sniff. The original Zahd sample I got was that way, but before that it was Sova and the EDP of Ore. I immediately considered getting a second bottle, and this is just after one wearing. I can tell this stuff is addictive, and I really love the way the licorice/anise/fennel (whatever it is) plays with the incense and the REAL black agar and mysore sandalwood. This is really of extreme quality, and though I expect this in some ways of Josh, this is nearly on another level of sheer clarity of notes and blending from him. I love this stuff already.
Last edited by OctaVariuM; 1st March 2014 at 01:31 AM.
"All problems are illusions of the mind."
-- Eckhart Tolle
"All problems are illusions of the mind."
-- Eckhart Tolle
I'm hoping to sample Vikt shortly, your description makes it sound all the more tempting OctaVariuM!
negative for me is the longevity, which lasts only about 4 or 5 hours on my skin before becoming a skin scent. It might improve if I dare to wear more than one spray, so I'll see how it goes in the future.
Does anyone have the note breakdown of the newest Slumberhouse Vikt?
Thanks deadidol. I was curious as to what notes differed from the older juice. The new Vikt is so much more mellow than the old juice. I'm guessing it was the addition of sandalwood and attars. I get a lot more licorice from the new Vikt. The old juice for me was more about the black oud and styrax with hints of anise much like a metallic resinous tree sap.
I'm wearing Rume EdP today, it's such and interesting scent. It's been well over a year since I have last worn the Rume, so I figured I'd give my revised breakdown of the scent. The top of Rume is herbal, sweet-syrupy (resinous), sharp and slightly abrasive. Clove and Bay mingle with a deep and dark labdanum note which mellows into the heart, but rides the fragrance out. Clove moves up front and center in the middle of Rume along with Myrhh, labdanum retains its presence but in the back of the other notes. At this point Rume begins to smell a little bit like an ancient mulled fruit wine with medicinal herbs and continues to get spicier through the wear. As Rume gets spicy, it somehow gets lighter and lighter and slightly dusty. This gives Rume a potpourri-like feel that simply reminds me of Christmas days as a child. Over time, I still have not dropped this connection to Christmas via a distant fragrance memory. Rume is thought-evoking, rich and ancient and I still absolute adore it!
Side Note: The opening and development of Rume somewhat reminds me of Norma Kamali Incense. A dark picture, harsh opening lends way to a somewhat lighter interpretation of resins. Both are done totally different scents, but totally develop similarly IMO.
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Completely on point. It's festive, in a brooding way I think. A darker holiday scent. Not that what I just said makes sense, but hey.At this point Rume begins to smell a little bit like an ancient mulled fruit wine with medicinal herbs and continues to get spicier through the wear. As Rume gets spicy, it somehow gets lighter and lighter and slightly dusty.
I'm hoping for a gothic-incense fragrance, next.
I'm trying Vikt today and finding it to have quite lot of movement. The first hour was thick sweet with the anise. Now it's moved to something that makes me think of solvent and creosote (creosote is the scent of rain here in the desert where I live, a welcome scent indeed.). Very resinous. But the whole time smells thick like molasses. I don't think I've encountered this aspect in a fragrance before now.
I mean, I'll be honest - I definitely love the Slumberhouse lineup, but in reality - Norne and Sova are the ONLY two that work for me. Jeke is absurdly smokey where it's overwhelming, Pear & Olive is interesting but that's about it. Sova was gorgeous, Norne is gorgeous. Ore is an attempt at chocolate that is done much better by other houses. His more "failed" experiments (Flou, Sana, Grev) are just too off the wall for me. Rume is fantastic, but EXTREMELY limited in where you can wear it. Etc, just feel there is a lot of blind worship that CAN make Josh's artistic expression lose focus as it delves into more odd things (eg: Vikt, Zahd, etc - good, but are they PHENOMENAL? I mean, wearable should be a standard).
To each their own, really, but I think one has to try these scents to know what they're actually like.
I'm acquainted with the old Vikt EDP, and have to admit I was a little dismayed when I first heard about the liquorice in the new extrait version because I wasn't terribly keen on smelling like that. But I took the plunge anyway after doing a bit of homework, and guess what - it turned out to be one of the most comfortable, wearable scents on me.
Presumably sans vetiver
Seriously - we all have different tastes but to say that something is 'nasty' because one doesn't enjoy a particular note is not particularly illuminating.
It's better to say 'I don't like the liquorice note, therefore this doesn't appeal to me' than to make a blind statement that 'It's nasty' - because it may well be 'nasty' to you - but it's really not universally nasty to everyone
Everybody toys with nasty because that's part of fragrance. Most of the things we love in fragrance are basically chemical defenses. On the pepper thing, I check out right above jalopeño, but my son does ghost peppers. I think the Slumberhouse scale is somewhat analogous to the Scoville scale. What surprises me is how most people are actually closer to the higher end of both of them, than I am. I have made a conscious effort to try hotter peppers and to wear challenging scents, but most people have left simply me in the dust on both of these things.
If you'd like, go green. I'll be the proud recipient of your new Slumberhouse recycling program :-)
I am not at all a fan of licorice, but Vikt extrait is one of my favorite fragrances of late. I find it to be extremely comforting.