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    Yeah, it's probably wise to clarify that there's no actual licorice involved!

    It's anise, ravensara, and fennel. So if you like any of those notes, it's totally worth a sniff. It's one of his more accessible scents for sure, but it's very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    And I'm a huge fan of his scents, but it's just unwearable. It's medicinal black licorice, precisely. Anything else that people say about it is blind worship of his scents. 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).
    Not trying to stir the pot, but...

    I fail to see how you "love" the lineup & be a "huge" fan of his creations, with just 2 that have clicked so far for u??? If "wearable" is your main criteria, why would you buy all his fragrances?

    For all others participating in this thread, there's something more than just the scent or wearability - most Slumberhouse fans (myself included), love other houses & their creations (from my personal communication with a few basenoters on this thread). Not one member from this thread purely wears SH day in & day out or sings praises or worships the house...As for phenomenal, I consider many fragrances from many houses to be such; this thread being a Slumberhouse discussion thread, if you didn't see the title, means more people liking than disliking the house might / will participate & shower praises. So I should warn you - there's a massive Creed thread going on, suggest you don't go there, I mean, people there are crying those to be phenomenal as well...

    I love Slumberhouse creations, as much as I do my MPeG's Santal Noble, with its leaky bottle (I use plumber's tape - seriously) & with it's max 3-4hrs longevity; as much as I love my entire godawfully expensive Guerlain's; love the vintage Furyo I own - a top 10 for sure on a list I'll never make & many others from many other houses...

    Coming back to wearability - I work in an office space setting; with both upper mgmt & union staff - I';ve worn SH fragrances, particularly heavier stuff like Vikt, Norne, Jeke, Sova & Rume with ease & to many compliments (to note - the max compliments I've ever recvd are for Montale Aoud Lime - which I've stated on many threads - damn, i'm such a Montale worshipper)...

    On Mare which I still cannot understand - a b'ful woman with a wonderful fashion sense, with whom I'm lucky enough to work with commented saying, she's not smelt such a parfum ever - this was on the first day I wore it; she asked me to wear it the next day as well.

    Now I can weave any story I want; but I'm a hard working person, on whom my family depends, so I'm not going to waste my time @ 1235 in the night writing stories...So with no offence meant, I hope you don't sound like you have no idea what you are saying in the future.
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    Beautifully put, badarun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I fail to see how you "love" the lineup & be a "huge" fan of his creations, with just 2 that have clicked so far for u??? If "wearable" is your main criteria, why would you buy all his fragrances?

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    On Mare which I still cannot understand - a b'ful woman with a wonderful fashion sense, with whom I'm lucky enough to work with commented saying, she's not smelt such a parfum ever - this was on the first day I wore it; she asked me to wear it the next day as well.
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    Seems contradictory for sure. I enjoy the idea and courage behind his releases, but I think he's trying "too hard" to be different at this point. Vikt is ridiculously potent and offputting. Mare, while absolutely unique, lacks the wearability factor. Zahd has a terrible note of cherry medicine I can't escape. Then his B line releases like Grev, Flou, Sana, etc do nothing for me. Only the few I mentioned are very good, and I think if he focuses on wearability he'll hit something great.

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    I guess that different people just have different tastes - personally, I find the line hugely exciting and innovative.

    It had never previously occurred to me that I might like a foresty fragrance (Norne) enough to be comfortable wearing one and the thought of actually buying something containing a cocoa note was unimaginable before trying Ore.

    The devotion to quality is also very apparent in these compositions but they are not for everyone in the same way that many other lines are not.
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    I wear it, therefore it's wearable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    Seems contradictory for sure. I enjoy the idea and courage behind his releases, but I think he's trying "too hard" to be different at this point. Vikt is ridiculously potent and offputting. Mare, while absolutely unique, lacks the wearability factor. Zahd has a terrible note of cherry medicine I can't escape. Then his B line releases like Grev, Flou, Sana, etc do nothing for me. Only the few I mentioned are very good, and I think if he focuses on wearability he'll hit something great.
    I don't think any parfumeur will look at one person's wearability opinion (yours) to create something to please...Slumberhouse, in particular, has always had that X factor & unfortunately for your thoughts, seems to be doing quite well (I mean, a yet to be sampled on parfum got sold out within 24 hrs - can u name other houses that have done that?). You might see some hardcore fans here - but none including myself is going to buy something @ 125+ for a 30ml to plainly show our admiration for the "unwearable" creations from this house (in your opinion)...So you are wise to choose from the millions of pleasing "wearable" parfums from the market - the one or few bottles you buy from this house in spite of finding these unwearable, might actually be someone's find, so why buy & deprive someone else of enjoyment?
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    I'm just getting introduced to this house but have tried Sova, Ore, Jeke and Norne so far. (I tried P& O some time ago and didn't care for it, but I plan to try it again as my nose has definitely changed) At any rate, of the 4 I mention above, all but Norne are wearable for me personally. And Norne may be once I get accustomed to it.

    I find that the aesthetic of these scents is certainly very different from what I typically find in perfumery. I haven't yet experienced anything that seems challenging to me personally. For me, the fact that its different is what interests me. I like something to be a bit unexpected. As to how wearable a given scent is, I think that has a great deal to do with what an individual is comfortable with. A more confident person is likely to wear something that others would think is unwearable.

    I'm in agreement with others here that feel like the blanket statements made about SH fragrances being nasty or unwearable indicate that the one making such statements considers themselves to be the final authority. In a world such as fragrance, final authorities don't exist and won't be viewed with joy I would think. I find it more useful to say 'my opinion of this is xyz, but someone else may feel differently'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    but I think he's trying "too hard" to be different at this point.
    Different to what? When he started making these things, he didn't even know niche perfumery existed. They were made largely as alternatives to pedestrian crap. If you think he's trying too hard to do anything outside of make the best scents that he possible can, you're missing the boat entirely. It is, however, your opinion (which is valid).
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    Vikt is ridiculously potent and offputting.
    Not to me (or many others it seems). Therefore your claim is invalid; it's simply an opinion.
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    Mare, while absolutely unique, lacks the wearability factor.
    People seem to be wearing it just fine. It's not to my taste, but lots of people are wearing and enjoying it. Therefore your claim is invalid; it's simply an opinion.

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    Zahd has a terrible note of cherry medicine I can't escape.
    No cherry medicine in mine, thankfully. You might want to stop chugging cough syrup while typing This is indicative of the limits of language when discussing such things though. Zahd may cause you to make associations of cherry medicine, but there's nothing like that in it. For me, I associate with fireworks—a big, explosive brightness—but it contains no gunpowder (at least I don't think it does!)
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    Then his B line releases like Grev, Flou, Sana, etc do nothing for me.
    Okay. They do a lot for me—in fact Grev is one of my favorites from the line and I have a FB of Sana too. Outside of them doing nothing for you, what's your point and how does that relate to the rest of us?
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    Only the few I mentioned are very good
    Very good in your opinion. In my opinion, you're very wrong, but that's just my opinion.
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    I think if he focuses on wearability he'll hit something great.
    I think you're barking up the wrong tree entirely. Great was something he mastered some time ago with the release of Norne—at least that what it seems like to me. This is never going to be a line that has pedestrian appeal, and it's really suited to those of us who want something different. To me, the Allure flankers, all those Isse Miyake flankers, and stuff like Mugler are genuinely challenging and unwearable. So the point is that just because you find these unwearable, doesn't mean others do.

    Just a few posts ago you made some grand, sweeping generalizations that were largely questionable and wholly unsupported. Apparently, they caused one person not to go through with the purchase of the last bottle of a scent available. If that person were to later smell the scent and find out that it was none of what you said it was (nasty, unwearable etc)., they'd have every reason not to trust your opinion any further.

    Your opinions are totally valid—but they're just opinions. Criticism of the line and of the scent is not only welcomed, but encouraged, as what better way to improve? But saying somethings nasty (when many would disagree), or that something is objectively bad simply because you don't like it, are hardly critical. They're merely unsupported claims. Of course, these sort of generalizations are normal—and I'm sure we all make them—but I can't help but wonder if you're fundamentally missing the point of what this line is about? You're certainly a proponent, though -- that's for sure!
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    Except for Sova (which was love at first sniff), I was turned off by the rest of the samples I got when I first tried Slumberhouse (it was the extrait versions of P+O, Jeke, and Norne). The first impression I got from Jeke was "barbecue sauce" which repeated itself with Norne. Pear + Olive I initially found to be 'easier,' but something about it just didn't sit well with me. I was vocal about this on the original SH discussion thread. I more or less fell in love with Norne upon second wearing, and I decided it would be the next SH to make it to my wardrobe... it was actually Mare that did, and Jeke came next. I even got Ore before receiving Norne as a gift.

    Pear + Olive was the one that took me the longest to appreciate in a positive manner, but is now in my collection. I'm looking forward to the Minne iteration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    Pear + Olive was the one that took me the longest to appreciate in a positive manner, but is now in my collection. I'm looking forward to the Minne iteration.
    Am also looking forward to Minne. Is that a change of name only or might we see some change in the fragrance itself?
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    Can we all just stop feeding the obvious troll here? Never thought I'd see one stroll into the Slumberhouse thread, but it is pretty obvious. We all have opinions, but the way he phrases everything, and indeed his username itself, are all pretty clear indicators of trolling.

    Now, let's all get back to loving our bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Can we all just stop feeding the obvious troll here? Never thought I'd see one stroll into the Slumberhouse thread, but it is pretty obvious. We all have opinions, but the way he phrases everything, and indeed his username itself, are all pretty clear indicators of trolling.

    Now, let's all get back to loving our bottles.


    A Slumberhouse troll on BN? Nah, no way. Josh has so many fans here, why would he need a troll? [Okay, wait. Define troll. ]


    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    You're welcome. And I'm a huge fan of his scents, but it's just unwearable. It's medicinal black licorice, precisely. Anything else that people say about it is blind worship of his scents.

    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).
    Gotta respectfully totally disagree. When I discovered Slumberhouse I knew zilch about the house and had been a perfumista all of 3 months. I'd been ordering and testing samples like mad, though. When I opened samples of Jeke, Norne, Ore, Pear + Olive and Sova, they totally blew me away and I bought all of them but Sova. Only later did I learn about Josh and Slumberhouse's history. For me, it's a challenge to wear some of them, but I want to smell them the rest of my life. They are magnificent creations that delight my nose like nothing I've ever encountered. Worship? Yes. Blind? No way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james1051 View Post
    Am also looking forward to Minne. Is that a change of name only or might we see some change in the fragrance itself?
    The info I've seen on it is that it's going back to its original concentration (EdP). I don't think if the formulation is going to be reworked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    Can we all just stop feeding the obvious troll here? Never thought I'd see one stroll into the Slumberhouse thread, but it is pretty obvious. We all have opinions, but the way he phrases everything, and indeed his username itself, are all pretty clear indicators of trolling.

    Now, let's all get back to loving our bottles.
    Because I genuinely dislike something I'm trolling? Okay, I guess my participation in EVERY other thread doesn't count.

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    Because I genuinely dislike something I'm trolling? Okay, I guess my participation in EVERY other thread doesn't count.
    No, because you stick around and keep continuing to talk about it when it was made clear that your opinion is just that, an opinion. Not to mention your general demeanor this whole time. It is one thing to say you don't like a fragrance and list some reasonable descriptions as to why, and it is another entirely to just cast away a house (or a whole set of fragrances) due to said opinion. Anyways, this will be the last post I read from you.I have no issue with anyone disliking Slumberhouse, or any fragrance that I like, but this I don't much care for.

    Anyway, I find it interesting how little I am drawing as comparisons between Vikt EDP and the new extrait. I definitely still get the black agar and the anise/fennel note is more pronounced than in the EDP, but as a whole I think the newer version is pretty different from the other. The sandalwood in the new one is quite excellent, as well as the super incense note (deadidol. is that the sytrax?).
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    I'd like to just ask *everybody* to get back to discussing the line and how we feel about it, and stick to that. We need to be understanding that others may simply choose words that we don't. If those words provoke you, remember - how you react is a choice, just as how you react to a scent becomes, at the highest levels, a choice. My advice here is always to wait for a high-level response to form.

    The mods will act if we feel things are getting out of hand, or that the line of trolling has been crossed. I'm also asking that the current argument cease.

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    I've been thinking about this whole thing, and my own feelings toward the line.

    Slumberhouse is a brand which chooses to explore regions of smell-space that are somewhat uncharted in perfumery. This is dangerous territory for perfumery, and we expect a wide range of responses from people. We need to be able to hear them all.

    I think Luca Turin's review of Norne is fantastic, in that he knows how to say "don't be shocked if you think this is nasty - you were warned" - without coming anywhere near the word.

    "Pan's after-shave". Anybody who has read "Jitterbug Perfume" knows exactly what he's saying there! That is the point in the book where Tom Robbins has taken you far, far, far beyond the casual love of perfume.

    Luca's rating was 3 bottles - "good" - but not "recommended". Why? Because Slumberhouse is Slumberhouse. Recommendations in a publication are impersonal, and are likely to fall on tender noses. I can just as easily imagine him saying to an abstract musician in person, "You simply MUST try this line."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I'd like to just ask *everybody* to get back to discussing the line and how we feel about it, and stick to that. We need to be understanding that others may simply choose words that we don't. If those words provoke you, remember - how you react is a choice, just as how you react to a scent becomes, at the highest levels, a choice. My advice here is always to wait for a high-level response to form.

    The mods will act if we feel things are getting out of hand, or that the line of trolling has been crossed. I'm also asking that the current argument cease.

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    I've been thinking about this whole thing, and my own feelings toward the line.

    Slumberhouse is a brand which chooses to explore regions of smell-space that are somewhat uncharted in perfumery. This is dangerous territory for perfumery, and we expect a wide range of responses from people. We need to be able to hear them all.

    I think Luca Turin's review of Norne is fantastic, in that he knows how to say "don't be shocked if you think this is nasty - you were warned" - without coming anywhere near the word.

    "Pan's after-shave". Anybody who has read "Jitterbug Perfume" knows exactly what he's saying there! That is the point in the book where Tom Robbins has taken you far, far, far beyond the casual love of perfume.

    Luca's rating was 3 bottles - "good" - but not "recommended". Why? Because Slumberhouse is Slumberhouse. Recommendations in a publication are impersonal, and are likely to fall on tender noses. I can just as easily imagine him saying to an abstract musician in person, "You simply MUST try this line."
    At the same time it would be nice to know how he actually feels about the scent. I feel like that whole review was him trying not to recommend something that people may disagree with him about (heaven forbid). I respect Luca, but that particular review came off as a little amateur in my eyes, mostly because he never really said anything about what he thought of the fragrance, moreso that it wasn't your average scent, and not to be shocked if you hate it (translation--don't blame me if you try this/buy this based on what I write and hate it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    At the same time it would be nice to know how he actually feels about the scent. I feel like that whole review was him trying not to recommend something that people may disagree with him about (heaven forbid). I respect Luca, but that particular review came off as a little amateur in my eyes, mostly because he never really said anything about what he thought of the fragrance, moreso that it wasn't your average scent, and not to be shocked if you hate it (translation--don't blame me if you try this/buy this based on what I write and hate it).
    I remain convinced he's never smelled Norne. I remember about 6 months ago reading his description, and seeing it again....it certainly sounds like he has his samples mixed up. Licorice, basalmic tobacco??? That's like if I would describe 4711 as a harsh projecting leather.


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    I was a little confused by the review myself to be honest. Although I don't doubt he's tried the scent. But, "Cachou-like resinous liquorice to a warm, balsamic tobacco." Sounds more like he's reviewing the entire line than Norne itself. Now, the only version of Norne I did try was EdP...but I definitely don't remember liquorice or tobacco...balsamic sure, tobacco? Not to my nose. I don't quite remember the notes, but I did write down a fragrant picture I got when I first tried Norne.

    Norne is a trip deep into a dark, damp forest. Tall conifers block all natural light, the forest floor is not visible, but a green hue envelops the space. Sap from the massive ancient trees bleeds down the tattered bark. In a distance the top of a volcanic mountain rains ash onto the forest floor, creating foreign heat on the cool damp ground.


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    I remain convinced he's never smelled Norne. I remember about 6 months ago reading his description, and seeing it again....it certainly sounds like he has his samples mixed up. Licorice, basalmic tobacco??? That's like if I would describe 4711 as a harsh projecting leather.


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    I'd like to just ask *everybody* to get back to discussing the line and how we feel about it, and stick to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I was a little confused by the review myself to be honest. Although I don't doubt he's tried the scent. But, "Cachou-like resinous liquorice to a warm, balsamic tobacco." Sounds more like he's reviewing the entire line than Norne itself. Now, the only version of Norne I did try was EdP...but I definitely don't remember liquorice or tobacco...balsamic sure, tobacco? Not to my nose. I don't quite remember the notes, but I did write down a fragrant picture I got when I first tried Norne.

    Norne is a trip deep into a dark, damp forest. Tall conifers block all natural light, the forest floor is not visible, but a green hue envelops the space. Sap from the massive ancient trees bleeds down the tattered bark. In a distance the top of a volcanic mountain rains ash onto the forest floor, creating foreign heat on the cool damp ground.
    Looking at your review/description along side Turin's, one wonders, maybe you should be the celebrated fragrance critic. Having bought his book and browsed his other writings over the years, I feel like someone placed me in the Twilight Zone. You're correct, he could be talking about some kind of mash-up of Vikt, Jeke and God knows what else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markc View Post
    Looking at your review/description along side Turin's, one wonders, maybe you should be the celebrated fragrance critic. Having bought his book and browsed his other writings over the years, I feel like someone placed me in the Twilight Zone. You're correct, he could be talking about some kind of mash-up of Vikt, Jeke and God knows what else.


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    I have to agree with everybody - I think he was talking about the generality of the line in many ways. It seems clear to me that he was intentionally sneaking a bit of a house introduction into the first review. He actually does that quite often in the guide - you can sort of spot his "house lead" review that way. That's a fair technique. I almost think that to do otherwise would have been more of a crime. He can only do the first review for a house once. Turin's reviews are almost as much his own history as they are a personal review of the history of fragrance.

    Still, I would not jump to the conclusion that his samples are mixed up. Slumberhouse fragrances are among the most complex, cliché-free, and out-of-the-box fragrances out there. They change shape radically depending on the sniffer's olfactory perspective. Josh also holds back on trying to lead the sniffer, so that it's very easy to see his fragrances from behind, so to speak. What's more, Turin frequently does that - sneaks around a fragrance and looks at it from odd angles, as if he were a property evaluator. There are multiple fragrances where his review didn't click with me until years later, when a "new" side of a fragrance became apparent to me.

    It's also important to note that he uses fragrances as "education" material, outside of the "education" chapters, and he clearly did that here. Thus, I actually think it's a bit of an honor that he used SH as his example of the [rather sparse] genre that it represents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I was a little confused by the review myself to be honest. Although I don't doubt he's tried the scent. But, "Cachou-like resinous liquorice to a warm, balsamic tobacco." Sounds more like he's reviewing the entire line than Norne itself. Now, the only version of Norne I did try was EdP...but I definitely don't remember liquorice or tobacco...balsamic sure, tobacco? Not to my nose. I don't quite remember the notes, but I did write down a fragrant picture I got when I first tried Norne.

    Norne is a trip deep into a dark, damp forest. Tall conifers block all natural light, the forest floor is not visible, but a green hue envelops the space. Sap from the massive ancient trees bleeds down the tattered bark. In a distance the top of a volcanic mountain rains ash onto the forest floor, creating foreign heat on the cool damp ground.
    Love this description. This is why we love Slumberhouse. Josh is trying to share that basic experience of seeing the universe not only differently, but very intensely. He can make us see fragrance as a very personal art movie, not "yet another" reprint of the Mona Chypre.
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    That is perhaps my favorite part of experiencing Josh's fragrances...they are exactly that. Experiences. Norne wasn't my cup of tea personally, but I appreciate the beauty of all Slumberhouse scents and would consider them art. I appreciate the olfactory photos etched into my imagination when sniffing. Shockingly, the only fragrance that didn't give me anything in terms of piquing my imagination and stirring photos in my mind was Zahd. This seems like quite the opposite experience for others.

    Norne - A dark, volcanic, conifer forest.
    Rume - Ancient mulled wines turn into distant memories of Christmas as a child.
    Grev - Ferns and vegetation, cold pacific mountain streams meet frigid rocky cliff ledges.
    Baque - Rustic visits to Kentucky Bourbon houses - old blackened wood of the outside meets the new wood of spirit soaked barrels.
    Vikt - Apocalyptic and/or other worldly..almost indescribable.

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    Love this description. This is why we love Slumberhouse. Josh is trying to share that basic experience of seeing the universe not only differently, but very intensely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    That is perhaps my favorite part of experiencing Josh's fragrances...they are exactly that. Experiences. Norne wasn't my cup of tea personally, but I appreciate the beauty of all Slumberhouse scents and would consider them art. I appreciate the olfactory photos etched into my imagination when sniffing. Shockingly, the only fragrance that didn't give me anything in terms of piquing my imagination and stirring photos in my mind was Zahd. This seems like quite the opposite experience for others.

    Norne - A dark, volcanic, conifer forest.
    Rume - Ancient mulled wines turn into distant memories of Christmas as a child.
    Grev - Ferns and vegetation, cold pacific mountain streams meet frigid rocky cliff ledges.
    Baque - Rustic visits to Kentucky Bourbon houses - old blackened wood of the outside meets the new wood of spirit soaked barrels.
    Vikt - Apocalyptic and/or other worldly..almost indescribable.
    I think I would commit a felony to even get 1 ml of Grev and Baque, especially because they're EDP which I prefer. Hahahaha, I'm joking but still, both of these sound excellent to me. If only I'd gotten in the Slumberhouse game a few months earlier. Sigh



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    My testing so far leads me to think that Jeke and Ore will make it into my collection. I can't quite get around something in Vikt that feels like a solvent to my nose. It's not like gasoline, but it has a solvent feel along with something like rubber right in the middle that I don't think agrees for me. It may be that it's more of a masculine scent and just doesn't feel like me?? I like the Norne, but not sure I want to smell like Norne. Will need further testing. It definitely smells like a forest, heavily coniferous and deep, dark green. The resins are attractive but somehow feel too strong for me personally. However, more testing may yield entirely different results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    My testing so far leads me to think that Jeke and Ore will make it into my collection. I can't quite get around something in Vikt that feels like a solvent to my nose. It's not like gasoline, but it has a solvent feel along with something like rubber right in the middle that I don't think agrees for me. It may be that it's more of a masculine scent and just doesn't feel like me?? I like the Norne, but not sure I want to smell like Norne. Will need further testing. It definitely smells like a forest, heavily coniferous and deep, dark green. The resins are attractive but somehow feel too strong for me personally. However, more testing may yield entirely different results.
    I've only one time sampled a small sample of Vikt, but I didn't get the vibe you got. I really wish I did, because I'm a fan of everything you've described. I love the rubber feel to Bvlgari Black and the gasoline feel of Nostalgia for instance. I'm sorry you didn't instantly like Norne more.


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    Baque - Rustic visits to Kentucky Bourbon houses - old blackened wood of the outside meets the new wood of spirit soaked barrels.
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    It's messed up that noideawhatimsaying is catching so much flack for his opinion when certain people in this exact thread express themselves similarly when referring to other brands such as Tom Ford or Creed.

    Whether one person uses a more articulate vocabulary than another doesn't really change the basic truth that it's just people expressing their opinions for good or bad.

    To gang up on the guy and basically try to censor him because he's ruining the slumber house party seems unfair and hypocritical.

    How many times will a Creed fan make a post before somebody jumps in to bash the line? It happens all the time.

    Slumberhouse shouldn't be exempt, nor protected by "gatekeepers" who wield a little more power around here than the average base noter. It should be open to the same criticism (however crude or inarticulate it may seem) every other brand is.


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