Thread: Slumberhouse Discussion
OctaVariuM, I find it really hard to describe what is going on in these, they are complex and well-blended and as you say, different things come forward in successive wearings.
My brother-in-law brews beer, and I have smelled several varieties of hops; I can definitely pick these out in Sova, but I can't describe the way all the ingredients interact, it's complicated!
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.
Thanks for the info., rowan!
So my bottles of Sova (back up bottle), Jeke, and Norne came in today! It also came with a sample of the final version of Zahd. There is probably a few wearings there, but there is very little juice in the sample (I'm assuming since he only had a little bit).
I'm wearing Jeke tonight! I love this stuff.
What's your opinion of Zahd, OctaVariuM? This will be my first Slumberhouse & the suspense is killing me!
Also, I got a Paypal confirmation for my purchase but nothing at all from Josh. Should I be concerned?
^ not at all, Genie. It was a busy sale, and he's been shipping stuff all week. Give it a bit longer
[QUOTE=Genie Jeanie;3009909]What's your opinion of Zahd, OctaVariuM? This will be my first Slumberhouse & the suspense is killing me!QUOTE]
All I can say is you'll be in for a treat with Zahd. As this is your first Slumberhouse, I suggest (to make it more suspenseful / enjoyable) that you refrain from reading the reviews / thoughts etc on this which are already out on BN - enjoy it when it lands in your hands...
Well, the only version I tried was one from a few months ago. I'll reserve comment until I give the Zahd I was given as a sample with this package a wear, probably on Sunday.
As for tonight, Jeke was/is heavenly. Still going strong of course. I'll see if she's still going in the morning!
I just got the Zahd sample, and I have to say, I found the opening cranberry blast somewhat strong for my tastes, but my goodness, the drydown... basically the scent starts very bright, and them gets extremely warm within a couple hours, almost animalic even... I love that part of the scent.
And I'll just go ahead and say it even though some people might think this is crazy, but the drydown vaguely reminds me of the drydown of Kurkdjian Absolue pour le soir--not as dusty, but with a similar warmth.
At any rate I was very happy with Zahd and I really do think people are going to be in for a treat. It definitely took a little time for it to sink in just how good it was, because it initially is dominated by the cranberry, but if you wait, it is worth the journey.
I found the cranberry note to be a little too pungent for my tastes as well. Overall Zahd isn't my cup of tea. But I do see why many like it as it does seem more wearable than some of the other fragrances in the line. Additionally, it's probably the most unisex Slumberhouse fragrance released, aside from Pear + Olive. I think I would have liked Zahd had it included a spicier element on top to tone down the Cranberry...perhaps a stark pepper note or anise. Just my two cents. I'm really looking forward to receiving my bottle of Vikt I ordered during the sale. Hopefully it doesn't freeze during its trip!
I got my bottle of Vikt from his sale. It's marvelous. And yes, he threw in a sample of Zahd. Now that is a ton of cranberry!
I wonder if the new sample has more cranberry than the one I had initially a few months back, because I remember having to figure out that it was cranberry. It was up front, but it wasn't a "holy BLEEP crap CRANBERRY" moment or anything.
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Zahd porn is the best kind of....never mind. Still, that was very cool. Did he put that together just for you, deadidol?
I also feel stupid. For the longest time I've said your name in my head as dead-id-ol for some reason, but it just now clicked...dead-idol. Derp.
Thanks for posting the Zahd porn. It's terrific! Yesterday I placed an order for Jeke on their website (at least I think I did), but I haven't received a confirmation yet. Should I worry?
So, after trying the Zahd sample - I really don't like the initial note. Far too cherry cough syrup smelling, it's really nasty. After, though, when that smell dies down - I adore it.
I've only been wearing it for an hour and a half though, so I am still waiting for the basenotes.
Just got Vikt today. Not much else I can say that deadidol hasn't. It's a really nice fragrance, much more subdued than Slumberhouse fragrances I've tried in the past. The metallic edge of Vikt is cut out and smoothed...the edges rounded so to speak...much less loud and much easier to wear overall. I get mostly oud an black licorice on top. I'm only speaking about 1 hour into the fragrance. I can already tell it's going to dry down into something really special. Big thumbs up here, pick this stuff up before it's gone.
Every time I see "Slumberhouse Discussion" in my New Posts section, I hope that someone will say their Zahd has arrived. This thread is a terrible emotional roller-coaster
As a side note, I am really liking the new spray nozzles which allow for a half-spray. A huge upgrade over the old spray nozzles which were a little flimsy.
Hoping that since it sold out in less than 24 hours that late December is a possibility. "Zahd is my scent of the day" would be a nice post on Christmas day.
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Byredo Bullion
7. Masque Milano Russian Tea
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
How long did those that purchased Slumberhouse Vikt get out of the fragrance? I'm quite curious. I only got about 6 hours myself from Vikt and that caught me by surprise. I did one spritz to the wrists which is more than ample for most other Slumberhouse fragrances to last well after a shower.
A plea to all those awaiting a bottle of Zahd, PLEASE DON'T UPLOAD PICTURES OF THE NEW PACKAGING! I'd like to keep it a surprise. Thanks!
Thanks deadidol, I know my nose wasn't broken today...but I'm pretty sure I figured out what my "issue" is here. It happens to be near the single digits here, nearing -30 wind chill and dry as all hell here in Chicago. My skin earlier I had noticed was unnaturally scratchy and dry itself...external factors had to play a big part. My skin never has issues with fragrances lasting forever, most especially those from Slumberhouse. I'll have to test again when the thermostat moves up a few notches and I get moisturized. The initial blast of Vikt smells a lot like the old stuff, but I was really digging the Oud/Sandalwood dry down, didn't get much incense but we'll see if it peeks in after wearing this when it's a reasonable temperature.
This kind of thing happens to me from time to time with his scents. Like, the first version of Zahd I tried lasted me like 5-6 hours, but the new one lasted me all day as is typical of his stuff. Then, the samples of Norne I had lasted me maybe 6-8 hours, but the one time I tried my bottle I got a bit better longevity, somewhere in the 9-10 hour range (I'll have to try wearing it again soon and actually time it better).
Then, of course, there is stuff like my current bottle of Sova that lasts essentially until I make an effort to get it off....it even survived a shower once recently.
Well good to know that I'm not just imagining the shortened longevity. I wasn't expecting it considering I NEVER have longevity issues, even with stuff that most people complain dissipates fast.
Just received my Slumberhouse order, including samples of Zahd and Mare. Zahd started out candy sweet, but has dried down (3-4 hours worn now) into a fragrance that rival favorites like Caron's Bellodgia and Bal à Versailles.* Mare, one I hadn't heard of and don't see for sale (anywhere!), started out as a blast of wintergreen or menthol but has settled into a woody/green gem. I must say I've yet to sample a Slumberhouse I don't like. Each one is a complex and sophisticated innovation that absolutely reeks (projection, longevity, sillage), which is what I want a perfume to do. Even Sova, which is a bit more gourmand than I want to wear, is a joy to smell.
*Must double-check this comparison. May have lost track of what I sprayed where.
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Wearing Jeke today, first time spraying out of the 30ml bottle having used up my 2ml sample. Wow, even better than the sample. The booziness really came out and is needless to say quite intoxicating. By far my favorite tobacco fragrance! Nothing comes close to this. When I first read about Slumberhouse on here, I kept hearing how his fragrances are hard to wear, but I don't find that to be the case. Assuming I don't put too much on, I would wear Jeke anywhere almost anytime (maybe not in 100 degree weather). If I had to pick a signature scent, Jeke is one of my top choices
I love Mare's opening! I love how grassy it smells with something else I can't put my nose to.
it might be dill - someone mentioned this in previous thread we had...
I layered Zahd over Jeke. Total wow.