Next up in my Slumberhouse series is Jeke (2008). After reading about each fragrance from the Slumberhouse website, I was most excited to try Jeke. The thought of humidors, cigars, leather, spice and woods sounded like any man’s fantasy fragrance.
The inspiration behind Norne is related to a genre of music that came out of Scandinavia called black metal. It is kind of a campy genre nowadays, but there was a time that it was a very unique genre, and with it comes a very unique way of thinking. I wouldn’t say misanthropic or nihilistic, but kind of isolationist and nature plays a heavy part in that. I wanted to create something that was kind of poetic and dark, like an Edgar Allen Poe type of morbid, nocturnal, dusky feel to it. — Josh Lobb
The first Slumberhouse fragrance I feel like discussing is Sova (2012). The first interesting thing to note about Sova is that a full note listing appears to have been given. I had read that Josh does not like giving out note listings, so I am not sure what prompted the change this time. My speculation is that because of the very unusual raw materials used, he wanted to share exactly what he was putting into this one. I would also speculate that this fragrance took considerable time and experimentation to create.
Hello all. I hope everyone is having a happy new year and working toward your goals for the year.
I have spent the past several years exploring the world of fragrance. One area that I have only in the past few months begin to delve into is the world of indie perfumery. To an outside layperson, calling fragrance houses like Serge Lutens, Le Labo, and Frederic Malle “big companies” must seem like a funny concept. However, once you have immersed yourself into this world, you realize that there are much smaller operations. Often times within the indie houses, the owner is the perfumer, mixer, bottler, and shipper. A one person operation.
After discovering that there are all of these independent perfumers, I certainly wanted to get my feet wet and try some of them. Around this time, I came across a post on Basenotes as well as a YouTube video discussing Slumberhouse. After visiting their website, I ended up ordering their sample pack. I have been trying them for the past two months, and am ready to give my impressions of them through a series of posts.