Thread: Slumberhouse Discussion
deadidol, you are a great ambassador. Josh has you to thank for my order today.
Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.
Anxiously awaiting my bottle of Zahd! Tempted to order samples of the new ones, but I'll wait and see what's included with Zahd.
A couple of quick updates:
I'd guessed that the new Vikt contained sandalwood in my analysis of it, and indeed, it's got a lot of sandalwood in there as well as some attars that are quite similar to those that are in Zahd.
Sana and Mare are exactly the same as they've always been, but both are actually quite close to selling out. Vikt is in good supply, but it won't be recreated for similar reasons to Zahd.
Last, there will be a sale. Details will be coming soon on that one It's essentially a way to clear through some of the last of the current bottle stock in preparation for the new design. Given this, the sale might come and go quite fast depending on supply.
Hello again Deadidol,
are you going to suggest a sampler set for us plebs?
The two I have (and the little samples) are fabulous but I want more please sir!
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Hi Sea Roses!
He's sort of phased out sampler sets as they were so time consuming to make (remember, it's just one guy doing everything by hand). Luckyscent and a couple of other distributors took over the handling of smaller samples, and the plan was to maybe sell 4ml samples for a little more. I think they're still available for purchase, but aren't advertised (I think Rowan- outlined why).
Also, keep in mind that the above list is more of a reference sheet for scents that come and go. What's part of the line right now is Norne, Jeke, P+O, and Ore. Vikt is a limited reissue.
Hope that helps!
I tried using the contact form on the website a few days ago. I was asking about samples of Sana, as the Vikt + Mare sample set just became available. I haven't heard back, but the juice of Sana might be too limited for samples as deadidol suggests. Kinda bummed I haven't gotten a reply, though.
Either way, I'll probably order the samples that are available next week. Looking forward to trying them.
EDIT: And deadidol answered my question whilst typing. Thank you.
1adam12, Sana is in very short supply, so that's one I'd jump on if you want it.
Really disappointed to know that they once existed.
It's a very addictive line and a bit frustrating that in the UK there is only a smaller selection......but Roullier White seem to be doing what they can to get a bigger selection.
Well done to him.....they are wonderful scents! My Sova is disappearing fast!!!!!!!!
And thanks very much for compiling the reference list.....very much appreciated.
Always keep Ithaca on your mind. Cavafy
I'd check with RW to see if they have any remaining Sova -- they might!
Sova is still around isn't it???????
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UK people, Sova and Norne are still at Roullier White........the other three are also great but these are really standouts.
Would suggest buying a sample if you can!
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The Vikt Extrait is absolutely stellar. I strongly urge people to give this one a try even if you didn't like the the older, Vikt EdP.
This reworking is so smooth and round and it loses the vegetal and sharp aspects of the EdP. Licorice/Incense as Deadidol describes it is right on but it is much more than just that. I think that it may appeal to those that like Ore, Jeke and even perhaps Sova and Norne.
Amazing stuff but I'm not surprised!
thanks for the info DI. Do you know, or anyone else, if the Vikt being offered on the SH website is the new polished version or the original?
I couldn't tell. Sent them an email about it, still waiting for reply.
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oh and, any retailers in the States with Sova still in stock?
The Vikt on the website is indeed the new version. Sana might be lurking around a few online boutiques, but it's also available through the website as well (although the remaining stock is exceptionally low).
Oh, sorry -- I see you wrote Sova. I'm not sure, but you might check with Luckyscent or Twisted Lily.
Josh usually responds to my emails within a few days. Have not received any message from him since the pre-sale of Zahd. No tweets on twitter either. I am sure he is busy, or taking some time off before the release of Zahd. On the other hand I am so excited to get this new special fragrance that I can hardly stand it! Do you have any fresh inside information from Josh deadidol? Wondering if he got his new bottles...
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DEADIDOL - Thanks for the write-up. I am extremely interested in the new Vikt, but I still have a 15ml of the old stuff...so I guess I'll hold onto the old bottle for a while as it's super potent and will probably last me quite a while. I'm not too sure I like the fact the licorice/ginger snap vibe is amped up while the vegetal/metallic qualities are toned down...they are what I really liked about the old juice. The hardcore tenacity of the scent really mellows out after 6 or 7 hours and lays closer to the skin, creating a really nice scent.
Mare sounds super interesting to me as I'm a huge vetiver fan...However, I've heard from others that it's not exactly a vetiver? I like something different like LesNez Turtle Vetiver BACK...but I'd be buying Mare specifically for a quality vetiver representation and not something otherwise.
I'd love to get samples of Mare and Vikt, however, $17 seems a little steep for just 2ml of juice. I don't know if I'm being too stingy, I know Josh is a super generous generous guy. But I have to say I wasn't really impressed with Zahd. I found it to be extremely linear and kind of boring and I'd rather not spend the money if this is the direction the latest rounds of fragrances is going. And, I'm not sure if anyone would agree...but I can say the Extraits that I've bought blindly were a huge step down from the EDP versions that I had prior.
Black Friday is on the 29th this year and Cyber Monday is on December 2nd, that would be my guess...I think last year the sale was run on the 22nd. I'm sure Josh's very busy, even more so than last year....so who knows if we'll see one.
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My fear and guess is that it'll end up lasting about as long as the recent fragrancenet sale of Amouage, under 2 hours. I remember reading about it on the old thread, and my excitement was building up because the sale % was pretty significant. I was planning on picking up a minimum of 1 100 ml bottle and possibly smaller bottles of other stuff, but from what the knowledgeable deadidol hinted at, I'm not expecting much. Wish I had heard of Slumberhouse a year ago hahahaha
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As far as Mare goes, I find it to be unpleasant personally. If you liked the vegetal notes of the old Vikt, this is where they went! It's vetiver, yes, but not like what you'd fine in more commercial, palatable vetivers. This is a vegetal, and is almost putrid smelling.
Thanks Deadidol, I think I'll pass on the Mare based on your description and from what I've heard from others. I can agree with you that the Extraits are much smoother and appealing to others. However, I'm missing the semi-abrasive qualities that made Slumberhouse THE authority for all perfumes different. The house still is out there and I totally understand trying to increase the marketability of the product. It would just be nice to have some stability on what's offered, possibly limited runs of EDPs which I'm guessing quite a few people miss. I'll probably end up getting the new Vikt, hopefully during the sale, even though it's a really pricy blind buy. I miss the days you could pick up a 15ml from indiescents!
In the meantime I got my samples of Vikt and Mare and while I respect their construction, they just weren't my style and I won't be buying a bottle. The new Vikt is particularly impressive, and I imagine if you like the old one (I was on the fence about it myself), the new one will be a bit of an upgrade. I enjoyed it and I admire it, but it doesn't give me that warm, enveloping feeling that I so admire in Jeke, Ore, Sova (the three SH perfumes that I love).
Nevertheless I would not blind buy it (unless I really loved the old edp, in which case I might do it), and I am very happy that I paid the money for the samples rather than going in for the blind buy this time.
[EDIT]: FWIW, I'm wearing CdG Black today, and there are some parallels between it and Vikt. Vikt's more medicinal whereas Black's more smoky industrial. Vikt's more developed and organic, whereas Black's quite straight forward. There are a considerable number of differences (Black relies on pepper, synthetic woods, and birch tar whereas Vikt is more licorice-dominant with a richer base) and the aesthetics of both scents couldn't be further removed, but one might at least offer a ballpark impression of what to expect with the other.
Someone else might be able to make a better argument for Mare than I can as I know some people do genuinely enjoy it. Contrary to what might be expected, there are a number of releases that don't move me in any way, and a few that I genuinely dislike. Mare's definitely the latter for me, but those of you who enjoy Duchaufour's more stemmy deliveries (Sienne l'Hiver spring to mind) might appreciate it.
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Anyone else think he's releasing too muhc, too fast:?
Well, only two new releases (Zahd and Mare) in a few years, right? Everything else is a reissue. You'd be amazed at how much he's not releasing!
Who knows - I mean I've seen a lot of releases I've never been able to try because they're so limited that I literally have no idea how to try it (eg: Kote). And then each re-released version and older vesrion are "versions" to me, so who knows. Just my opinion, tho
I want Mare + Vikt badly, but $250 is out of my budget right now.
^ you know about the upcoming sale, right?
WHAT? When, what prices, etc? Details!
^ Should be next week. Hefty savings. Specifics will be available soon