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    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    The operative phrase there is "was nuts." It's just not so nuts of a deal anymore. I wish I'd been lucky enough to have been aware of Slumberhouse back in the good ole days and had snagged some of those relative cheapies that are no more (especially Baque and Kote).

    It's not stupid to be concerned about a price increase, but I'd rather see a price increase that I can clearly see the reasoning for, and not an arbitrary one as some of the luxury brands out there like to hit their customers with.

    I know I'll get use out of the reduced footprint of the bottles. If a better profit margin enables Josh to acquire even better/rarer raw materials to work with, all the best.
    Yeah, I definitely agree with what you are saying, and I don't mean to come off as negative towards Josh or this decision. I agree that I would rather see a noticeable quality upgrade in the product (new bottle and an actual box) for my money than a company (especially in the luxury market) just deciding to jack up the price and never seeing where my money went (probably lining the pockets of the company).

    Honestly, I've always said since I first bought a bottle of Slumberhouse a few years back that I would support any sort of price increase he made as long as the quality never suffered and it was still affordable to me. Right now at least, it currently isn't super affordable, but I do understand the reasoning behind the pricing change.

    I think what got into my initial comment was a bit of shock. I knew Zahd was more expensive because of the materials and the limited quantity, so seeing a new release also being priced the same was a bit confusing.

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    Zahd was also more expensive because of the custom bottle though. While the materials in that were certainly pricey, he's not raising prices to increase material quality further (that would be impossible), rather this allows him to produce and present a product in a fashion that represents overall quality without losing money out of his own pocket. Sova is the best example in that it was outlandishly expensive to produce and simply wasn't sustainable at such low prices. With Zahd, you didn't pay more because it was limited, you paid more to get the new bottle with materials that mapped onto the expense of other items already in the line. Trust me, it's not like this price increase is in effect so he can buy a new Bentley--it's so that he can improve on what he's been producing so far without going broke in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Obviously there's a concentration involved, but there's also a bit of a push to move away from labeling things in such a manner. Ideally, the scent would be designed with its performance well-considered, but once people start to sample this, you'll have a better sense of what to expect. In other words, some scents will be designed with a closer, more intimate wear in mind whereas other might radiate a little more. Does that make sense? I'm not sure I'm being clear.

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    I see. I asked because I really like the way the 2013 extraits wore. Hope that he isn't moving away from that. But, we shall see.

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    this will probably be offered on the split board this weekend.... 5ml will do for me.... and this is before even knowing what it is about
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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Quote Originally Posted by james1051 View Post
    I see. I asked because I really like the way the 2013 extraits wore. Hope that he isn't moving away from that. But, we shall see.
    It might be worth noting that Minne (Pear and Olive) is going to be brought back toward the more esprit de parfum version, so while that is only one instance, it is at least intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    It might be worth noting that Minne (Pear and Olive) is going to be brought back toward the more esprit de parfum version, so while that is only one instance, it is at least intriguing.
    It's called P+O again though -- Minne was ditched as the name. It's more in-line with the original formula now. More boozy, far less sweet, less coconut-y.

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    I remember the original was heavier on the olive with a funky/boozy pear note that weaved in and out - assuming this is the version that's soon to be re-released? This was a 15ml etched bottle, I think I got it at perfume1 back in the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    It's called P+O again though -- Minne was ditched as the name. It's more in-line with the original formula now. More boozy, far less sweet, less coconut-y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I remember the original was heavier on the olive with a funky/boozy pear note that weaved in and out - assuming this is the version that's soon to be re-released? This was a 15ml etched bottle, I think I got it at perfume1 back in the day.
    Bingo!

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Minne was ditched as the name.
    Yeah. That Minyea-en-inyea pronunciation was a bit tricky. Oear + Olive is much easier.

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Josh just posted this on Twitter for those who didn't see:


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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Back to the etched glass, instead of the sticker, eh? I like...

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    I still find SH still pretty reasonably priced at $160. Nasomatto's 30mls are $185.

    Not much info about this one, but it intrigues me! I really liked Eki, but hate P&O. P&O is very heavy and cloying to me, Eki was light and easy to wear. Is this one more in line with Eki or P&O?

    Edit: Nice pic Octavarium! I see the etching is back!

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    Here it is with a filter so you can see the etch / emboss / texture a little more.

    Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 5.48.37 PM.jpg

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    Am I reading this wrong, or did prices go from $125 to $160, because that's 28%. Just a little thrown because someone said the increase was small.

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    $125 was for the old, generic bottles. Zahd was the first to feature the custom-made bottle (last year) and it went for $150.
    Last edited by deadidol; 14th August 2014 at 01:46 AM.

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    Great news!

    Can't wait to see what this is like...

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    ah, then perhaps only $10, less than 7%

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    what?

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    That bottle looks amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    what?
    The change from 150 to 160.

    Zahd, the last release, to Sadanne the newest release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanderer View Post
    white wine, rose, strawberry, ambergris, and others.
    Did nobody notice how these two lists relate?

    Quote Originally Posted by naylor View Post
    SÅDANNE
    160.00
    *Ships in late August
    Stained glass syrup
    Serenades in damascone minor
    Allegory obscured / pastel wound
    A slurry of subtlety
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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    The new bottle is gorgeous!

    Look forward to sampling this one. Right now I am happy-as-ever with my bottles of Vikt and Norne.
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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    my prediction came true.... palmbeach is offering a split... i am the first one on.
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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Cool. Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    btw, the juice looks lighter and transparent, unlike the last offerings..... does this mean less substance used?
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    Not necessarily, the materials he used could be lighter - I'm not 100% sure since we don't know the note profile. But, the other stuff Josh's created in the past has had a lot of darker oils: patchouli, labdanum, cade, myrrh, pine, moss etc. etc. Grev was "lighter & transparent" and that stuff was surely powerful...if not more powerful than the current Norne.

    Quote Originally Posted by mspa View Post
    btw, the juice looks lighter and transparent, unlike the last offerings..... does this mean less substance used?
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    this sounds promising!
    i am putting high expectations on.

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Not necessarily, the materials he used could be lighter - I'm not 100% sure since we don't know the note profile. But, the other stuff Josh's created has had a lot of darker oils: patchouli, labdanum, cade, myrrh, pine, moss etc. etc. Grev was "lighter & transparent" and that stuff was surely powerful...if not more powerful than the current Norne.
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    slumberhouse-poster.jpg
    You can see the color differences in the new product image. Just because sadanne is lighter really just signifies different materials. What's striking about this shot is that Norne—usually very dark green—is now a different color due to the use of absolutes that come from a different process.

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    Default Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Hey, deadidol ... do you know if these will continue to be available through parfum1, or if Josh has cut ties with that distributor? He doesn't have it listed on his website anymore, and they appear to be out of stock on all bottles currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naylor View Post
    Hey, deadidol ... do you know if these will continue to be available through parfum1, or if Josh has cut ties with that distributor? He doesn't have it listed on his website anymore, and they appear to be out of stock on all bottles currently.
    Well, parfum1 is Twisted Lily, and they're still available through the store. I'm not clear on how things are orchestrated between the two, though. Lucky Scent, Twisted Lily, Indie Scents, Roullier White (I feel like I'm missing someone here) are the current stockists.

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