Hey all! Deadidol here. I snarfed up a thread merge (of course), so I'm going to attach my initial disclaimer about this thread here in the first post by ventriloquizing JiveHippo:
Because the original Slumberhouse Sample Pass thread that was kindly orchestrated by ScentFan and Badarun had some glitches and had to be closed, some of those involved have requested a new thread simply to discuss the scents being passed around. To be clear, this is not an opportunity to get in on a sample pass, it's just a space for those who were involved initially to share and compare their thoughts and for others to respond. I'm going to go ahead and import some comments from the locked thread (so it might look a tad sloppy to begin), but it'll give you all a place to chat and compare your sampling experiences.
For those who missed the original thread, the scents included in the pass were: Baque, Eki, Flou, Grev, Jeke , Kere, Mare, Norne, Ore (extrait), Ore EdP, Pear + Olive , Rume, Sana, Sova, and Vikt. With that said, I'll hand it back over to those involved to discuss, starting with JiveHippo's original comments:
Whoa, black licorice. Intense anise, with the standard balsamic SH accord. A sweetness, and oud as well. The Oud blends well with the licorice, it makes for a very smooth opening but, there is a very strong synthetic base in this. I also detect the same chemical (much less so) in Ore extrait. A metallic, synth note that encompasses the whole drydown. The opening is great, but imo, it goes downhill after that. If you like anise, it's definitely worth a try.
Fruity, boozy and spicy. Very rich. Brings to mind the smell of brewing beer or wine. Fermenting fruits and grains. Very smooth, and quite sweet too. Labdanum and myrrh combine to give the fragrance a deep resinous quality. One of the more challenging, oddball SH scents imo.