Hey Hey Niche Nerds,
Have I got a niche for you!! Recently on FacebookFragranceFriends there was a split for a crew, Slumberhouse, that I have been reading murmurings about for a while and stumbled upon on Parfum1 where you can buy their gear. I like the aesthetic of the bottles, saw they were genuinely trying to buck the modern concept of department store mass marketed dross (much of which I adore), were following their hearts/dreams/desires and experimenting beyond the norm. All this piqued my interest, there had even been a couple of their handy 15ml bottles in my basket a few times when I’ve had to cull so my budget would still stretch to unimportant things like food and telephone etc. So when I noticed a split for their new Limited Edition Pear & Olive, that just by the way comes in the most desirable, OMG LUSTING MADLY, etched bottle, I did not resist. Thank all that is good in this world because I have found something completely different to anything I’ve yet tried, this is the real deal folks….
From The Slumberhouse Site: Slumberhouse is a boutique cologne label in the heart of Portland, OR; created and inspired by urban and street culture, art, film and music – especially the new school of hiphop and graffiti artists. We are a group of young gents who march to our own beat, embracing an absolute disregard for other brands, trends and marketing cliches. Slumberhouse represents an unequivocal love for the art of fragrance making.
Featured Accords: Pear, cognac, chamomile, aglaia (Mahogany), olive, zdravets (Geranium oil from Bulgaria), massoia bark and calamus (Rush or reedlike rhizome)
Pear + Olive starts out with the most outrageously real pear skin accord and it just jumps off your skin it is almost smello realism, and is quickly joined by the smell of the flavour of your first bite of an olive for the day. My mind keeps telling me there is cheese, real full blue cheese that has been allowed to warm on a table, even though I know it’s not there. I feel like I have sat down with friends, a few red wines, cheese platter with pears and olives. It is completely intoxicating and the sweet pear and salty, tangy, vinegar-ish olive scents harmonise and then push against each other, then meld with this milky, blue cheese thing. It then goes all woody through the pears and olives and has that great herb and cream smell that chamomile tastes like in tea. It is so hard to describe this fragrance, I can say that it is entrancing and enticing; people will want to get in and have a really good whiff of you.
This is the most complimented fragrance I have ever worn, on its first outing tonight I had 5 separate and unrelated compliments and 3 of those compliments included asking the whereabouts of more such delicious juice. Every one of said compliments happening over a 3 hour period.
Sillage is excellent, the scent bubble goes about 2 meters and lasts for hours. I am home from work and have written the blog, hung out with the crew here a bit and it’s nearing 2am. I put my Pear + Olive on at 6pm and there is still a gorgeously fragrant cloud of something totally unprecedented on and around me. I have already gone online and bought a 50ml bottle, Slumberhouse has cheaper International Postage Rates by more than half.
Do yourself a favour and at least get hold of a 1ml/$5 sample from Slumberhouse, or grab one when they get to the sample/decant stores.
Have you tried this line? What were your impressions? Please leave me a message, even if it’s just saying hello, we love to read from everyone who comes by and we reply to all comers.
Have a great day till we see you tomorrow,