Slumberhouse Discussion

muzzbait

Well-known member
Jul 9, 2015
Than where did brothernature get the link? Maybe it’s sold out? Anyone here get a bottle of Norne oil from LS today?
It's probably best we don't discuss how he got the link! I guess it's just a good sign that there is Norne oil for people to enjoy...
I imagine this is the early July shipment that they mentioned a few months ago...
 

brothernature

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Sep 22, 2020
It's probably best we don't discuss how he got the link! I guess it's just a good sign that there is Norne oil for people to enjoy...
I imagine this is the early July shipment that they mentioned a few months ago...
Haha true that!

But just search “Norne oil Luckyscent” in Google.
 

Theholyfilament

Well-known member
Jul 4, 2014
Welp,
Looks like the Norne oil back order option may have been too good to be true :/

Emailed luckyscent after placing my order and they got back to me today, sort of:
“We oversold - the product was left on accidentally over the weekend, and I’m pretty sure we don’t have any left. I’ll let you know , we are still going thru orders. Sorry about the inconvenience.

best,
franco”
 

muzzbait

Well-known member
Jul 9, 2015
OMG Twisted Lily did the same thing a few years ago when they 'accidentally' relisted Slumberhouse and Apoteker Tepe scents that weren't actually available at all.
Nonetheless, what a kick in the guts that is when you get your hopes up...
 

SubUmbra

Well-known member
Jul 9, 2018
Wore more sprays of Fjerne today than I normally would, and I'm finding there's a cherry-cocoa nuance to it when applied liberally that I didn't pick up on with more conservative sprays. This is likely a trick of the materials, but interesting nonetheless.

Separately: we're right on the cusp of when Josh said he'd send an update re: Red Grev. Looking forward to learning more!
 

mszigetihu

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Jan 13, 2011
There was a post on Insta during the Basenotes maintanence and Josh mentioned in the comments that he will discontinue one or more scents because of the lack of materials. To me it sounds like those were rare materials and it' not about stock shortage/covid/etc., so will probably be gone for good?
 

Mak-7

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Sep 19, 2019
There was a post on Insta during the Basenotes maintanence and Josh mentioned in the comments that he will discontinue one or more scents because of the lack of materials. To me it sounds like those were rare materials and it' not about stock shortage/covid/etc., so will probably be gone for good?
Which ones?
 

I'm Nic

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Apr 4, 2014
Yes, i remember this one, but i dont recall him saying that he'll cut any others out.

Josh wrote this as part of an answer to a question regarding updates on new releases this winter in his latest IG post a week or so ago.

Josh: "Good news coming, but also bad (a forced discontinuation that’s going to upset a lot of people)"
Poster: "another discontinuation? Other than Norne, you mean???"
Josh: "sadly. Covid has constricted production for the few extractors who produced some of these rare materials used in it. Been trying for 4 months to procure any way possible. No chance. Two key materials gone. Reform impossible. I plan on posting about it next week with more explanation"
 

muzzbait

Well-known member
Jul 9, 2015
Josh wrote this as part of an answer to a question regarding updates on new releases this winter in his latest IG post a week or so ago.

Josh: "Good news coming, but also bad (a forced discontinuation that’s going to upset a lot of people)"
Poster: "another discontinuation? Other than Norne, you mean???"
Josh: "sadly. Covid has constricted production for the few extractors who produced some of these rare materials used in it. Been trying for 4 months to procure any way possible. No chance. Two key materials gone. Reform impossible. I plan on posting about it next week with more explanation"
It won't be Ore, it's been upgraded.
It won't be Sova or Jeke, both have been spotted already at retailers.
It won't be Kiste (he's mentioned it's coming back).

We know that Norne isn't coming back, neither is Pear + Olive, and Grev may be shelved whilst Red Grev is here.
So far, no word on Baque, Sadanne or Sibet. I reckon it's one of these...

Mond, Aubergine Firs and Throes have been mooted, as well as Eki, but we haven't really seen these.
I guess time will tell...
 

solvovir

Well-known member
Aug 22, 2019
It won't be Ore, it's been upgraded.
It won't be Sova or Jeke, both have been spotted already at retailers.
It won't be Kiste (he's mentioned it's coming back).

We know that Norne isn't coming back, neither is Pear + Olive, and Grev may be shelved whilst Red Grev is here.
So far, no word on Baque, Sadanne or Sibet. I reckon it's one of these...

Mond, Aubergine Firs and Throes have been mooted, as well as Eki, but we haven't really seen these.
I guess time will tell...
fjerne had a brief restock at luckyscent so probably wont be that
 

muzzbait

Well-known member
Jul 9, 2015
Ever since he mentioned it, I’ve felt that it will be Norne, Fjerne and Baque.

I sure hope it’s not Baque, but just a gut feeling.
Fjerne was always limited edition. A friend got that directly from Josh himself when he enquired about it at Christmas last year. What we saw at retailers was probably stock that turned up after a while, much like with Sixes and Sevens a few years back among others.

Quietly, I'm hoping it's Sibet. That's the one scent I just do NOT get at all. Wet acrylic sweater. Bleugh.
 

brothernature

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Sep 22, 2020
Fjerne was always limited edition. A friend got that directly from Josh himself when he enquired about it at Christmas last year. What we saw at retailers was probably stock that turned up after a while, much like with Sixes and Sevens a few years back among others.

Quietly, I'm hoping it's Sibet. That's the one scent I just do NOT get at all. Wet acrylic sweater. Bleugh.
Ah yeah, it was a limited release, just meant that now that Luckyscent sold that last batch, it's gone-gone. Fumerie had their sale a few weeks back as well. Yeah, agree that it's exactly like Sixes & Sevens.

Oh man, I love New Sibet, haha. I love orris, but I can understand how people don't like it... minty goat scent for me!
 

Proust_Madeleine

Well-known member
Apr 5, 2019
Ah yeah, it was a limited release, just meant that now that Luckyscent sold that last batch, it's gone-gone. Fumerie had their sale a few weeks back as well. Yeah, agree that it's exactly like Sixes & Sevens.

Oh man, I love New Sibet, haha. I love orris, but I can understand how people don't like it... minty goat scent for me!
New Sibet is literally my fav from the house. So good.
 

solvovir

Well-known member
Aug 22, 2019
Fjerne was always limited edition. A friend got that directly from Josh himself when he enquired about it at Christmas last year. What we saw at retailers was probably stock that turned up after a while, much like with Sixes and Sevens a few years back among others.

Quietly, I'm hoping it's Sibet. That's the one scent I just do NOT get at all. Wet acrylic sweater. Bleugh.
I think you are 100% correct on fjerne but I will say this: I bought the original release of fjerne directly from Josh and it was terrible. It had that overwhelming weird clay note that was stronger than any other note in the the entire composition. It smelled like coconut and weird clay note (which I believe coconut was not even in the note breakdown.) thats it. it was so bad i traded it away. Brother Nature actually ended up with that bottle.
Fast forward to today, I decided to give it another shot when I saw luckyscent got a few in stock and it smells like a completely different fragrance. I am getting many more notes and little to no weird clay note. If it is from the same batch from the bottle I originally got then I can not understand how they smell so different. this new bottle I actually enjoy.
Brother Nature have to gotten a chance to try that 30ml bottle of fjerne?
 

brothernature

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Sep 22, 2020
I think you are 100% correct on fjerne but I will say this: I bought the original release of fjerne directly from Josh and it was terrible. It had that overwhelming weird clay note that was stronger than any other note in the the entire composition. It smelled like coconut and weird clay note (which I believe coconut was not even in the note breakdown.) thats it. it was so bad i traded it away. Brother Nature actually ended up with that bottle.
Fast forward to today, I decided to give it another shot when I saw luckyscent got a few in stock and it smells like a completely different fragrance. I am getting many more notes and little to no weird clay note. If it is from the same batch from the bottle I originally got then I can not understand how they smell so different. this new bottle I actually enjoy.
Brother Nature have to gotten a chance to try that 30ml bottle of fjerne?
I got a clay note from the black cap bottle I nabbed from a friend, but not from bottle we swapped...

Your bottle was all coconut to me, and yes you are correct, there is no coconut listed in the official note breakdown that Josh posted on his website. I read that the fragrance might contain coconut CO2, but at this stage, who really knows?

I get coconut from my 100ml bottles though, but it's more of a green coconut as opposed to a pastry style coconut (macaron). I honestly feel Fjerne went through a lot of work since the initial release.

Froom "goodbye, goodbye, goodbye" to what is even in these bottles!?

I do like Fjerne a LOT. :D
 

iverthps

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Apr 1, 2011
I do like Fjerne a LOT. :D

It’s my third-favorite Slumberhouse behind Grev and S&S, and I’m about midway through my first of three bottles. The scent is (in layman’s terms) “light coconut Ore” to me, so I’m surprised that Josh doesn’t reference coconut as a note in his details because I have no earthly idea what else it could be.

Patiently waiting for red Grev, though I’m not a fan of Josh’s humility about the release; this is going to sell out immediately, so let’s not pretend otherwise and instead just release more upfront!
 

brothernature

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Sep 22, 2020
It’s my third-favorite Slumberhouse behind Grev and S&S, and I’m about midway through my first of three bottles. The scent is (in layman’s terms) “light coconut Ore” to me, so I’m surprised that Josh doesn’t reference coconut as a note in his details because I have no earthly idea what else it could be.

Patiently waiting for red Grev, though I’m not a fan of Josh’s humility about the release; this is going to sell out immediately, so let’s not pretend otherwise and instead just release more upfront!
I do think the coconut accord is due to the buckwheat and sandalwood blending. I can see some resemblance to Ore as a pleasing chocolatey scent, albeit Fjerne is def white chocolate.

Agreeeed, haha. It will sell out immediately. I am hoping that a couple of 100ml bottles hit his personal website like Fjerne did.
 

pete james

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May 5, 2018
Fjerne was always limited edition. A friend got that directly from Josh himself when he enquired about it at Christmas last year. What we saw at retailers was probably stock that turned up after a while, much like with Sixes and Sevens a few years back among others.

Quietly, I'm hoping it's Sibet. That's the one scent I just do NOT get at all. Wet acrylic sweater. Bleugh.
Fjerne reminds me of HOM Coco Blanc big time!
 

Shadowartisttxl

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Mar 25, 2016
Fjerne reminds me of HOM Coco Blanc big time!
I can see that. Another reviewer said it reminded him of Coromandel which I can also see with the kind of white-chocolate patchouli effect that Fjerne has. To me it's hard to overlook the overdose of sandalwood present here. Of course, the patchouli, resins, tonka, vanilla and fantasy notes are swirling around as well - I would probably call it a patchouli fragrance, but to me it's got to be the best of all these worlds - the best creamy patchouli of Coromandel, the woody vanilla of coco blanc, but also this really beautiful sandalwood note. I would have never expected this from Slumberhouse.
 

Shadowartisttxl

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Mar 25, 2016
One would assume with the timeline that josh put forth and with his restarting the mailing list that it would be sooner rather than later, but it seems as if it is always later with Josh, so who knows. #jointhesuffering
 

junior_surgeon

Conifer Connoisseur
Basenotes Plus
Jul 25, 2018

Background

Autumn, my favorite season for so many reasons. Hills in red, gold and orange, enveloped in thick fog and the sweet smoke of burning leaves. In the heart of October there’s virtually a natural spice to the crisp cold air. Today, October 18th, is my very birth date. Since getting to do what I love is a gift I get to experience every day, I figured on this particular birthday nothing could be more fitting than finally releasing one of my longest running projects ever, a most perfect autumn perfume called Mond.

Direction

At 73 ingredients, each more dynamic than the last, this perfume unravels with a litany of twists and turns - announcing itself with dry spices and honeyed hay gradually giving way to a vivid heart of tobacco and fruits before sinking into a soft base of velvety woods and cereal milk amber.
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Composition

This olfactory electuary is properly anointed with honey, rubescent spices, morello cherry & sapwood, quarender apple peel, accords of mavrodaphne & marchpane, chicory, pipe tobacco casing tincture (amaretto, plum, vanilla), balsam incarnadine, pillowy amber notes, sandalwood, raspberry, guaiacwood, foin coupe bordeaux accord, pumpkin & cream. Mond represents the purest essence of xanthophyll distilled down to a suaveolent umber-hued malabathrum eclegme.
AVAILABILITY
Mond will be available from both Fumerie and LuckyScent at 3pm PST today and should be arriving at Lulua near the end of October.
OTHER UPDATES
For the time being, Mond is the only fragrance that will be available. There are about 60 - 70 bottles of Sova remaining as well which can be purchased through either LuckyScent or Fumerie. Unfortunately due to raw material supply issues, I have been forced to discontinue both Sova and Kiste. Hopefully one day I will be able to bring both of these back but it depends solely upon the extractors and their ability to supply these materials again.
SELECTED WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • AUBERGINE FIRS
  • MINNE
  • MOND (out now)
  • MØRKE
  • THROES
  • ULVINNE
(though I have worked on these projects for years, none are 100% complete yet and there is neither a release schedule nor an estimate on when they will be released. It is my hope to have THROES out before the end of the year or some time in January.)
 

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