Slumberhouse is an indie brand from Portland, OR. They debuted late last year, and have recently added three new limited edition fragrances for spring/summer 2011: Verg, Mur and Kote.
Verg ~ "A heart chord of neroli that is animated with the brightness of ginger paints the unmistakable image of spring, while oakmoss and tobacco absolute adds a subdued grittiness in the base. A fragrance that feels like an invisible appendage outdoors, crowned in a headspace dusted with raspberry ketone." $34 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum.
Mur ~ "Composed with elements representing the purist and the rustic setting - cassie, honey hay, mate and beeswax are woven onto a rich base of warm vetiver grass. A fragrance suspended in a state of calm and steady distance from modernity. Sweet and earthy with cereal-esque, leathery barn impressions." $51 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum.
Kote ~ "The imagination: polished teak planks brushed in clementine juice, rubbed dry with tobacco leaves and left in the sun. A brightwood that fully realizes itself in a warm atmosphere with translucent sparks of bronzed pine gum." $42 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum.
Slumberhouse Verg, Mur & Kote can all be found at Indiescents, where you can also find four releases from late 2010, all $60 for 30 ml Eau de Parfum:
Grev ~ "The interpretation of the dapperest embodiments of a true gentleman. A deep, spicy, earthy, rooty fragrance with an elegant kick of herbs tinted through shades of orris, clove, birch and fir. A completely post-modern version of an elegant masculine cologne, grev is a very intriguing fragrance - truly nothing like it."
Jeke ~ "The concept for this started in autumn 2008 with a batch of smokey cade oil and the idea of a night time stroll with burning autumn woods in the distance - something fiery and burnt yet chillingly desolate, November illusory, breath of fog, ablaze. Into this design I sought to embed a defined masculinity - something well-worn yet intellectual, a refinement streamlined with rustic attributes - warmth of cigars in humidors, old leather shoes & odd buckles, traces of a fragmented sweet spice, the mysterious atmosphere that adorns the well traveled."
Ore ~ "An affection for Carmex lip balm, so Slumberhouse did something about it. Imagine an intensely bastardized version, thickened with sweet scotch and bitter cocoa, made slightly mean with a splash of pure black peppercorn and smeared in a creamy lactonic backdrop. One hell of a dark and sexy beast, and a favorite with our female clients."
Vikt ~ "Dark balsamic woods slowly oozing sweet metallic oils - motions of soft smokey black agar woods through syrupy bronze resins. Incredibly deep & well rounded fragrance with a mellow darkness at its heart."