Pear + Olive (Ltd Ed.) by Slumberhouse 2012

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….

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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.

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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,
Portia xx

40 comments on “Pear + Olive (Ltd Ed.) by Slumberhouse 2012

  1. andreawilko says:

    Finally I have gotten found to commenting on your blog which I have to say I enjoy immensely. I have been trying to avoid this one not because I think I won’t like but because I think I will after discovering a love for fragrances based on pear with la Belle Helene. The blue cheese bit sounds like it might be a bit strange but I am still going to venture on their site and order some samples.
    Santal majuscule will be winging its way to you next week so will look forward to your thoughts on it.:-)

  2. poodle says:

    The only Slumberhouse scent I’ve tried is Baque and I love it. It’s pipe tobacco and vanilla on me. I used up my sample in no time and it’s definitely a FB contender. It’s potent stuff with great sillage. It would be great on a man. I think it’s a great fall/winter scent. I want to try the rest of the line including Pear and Olive even though pear isn’t one of my favorites. I bet they do a great job with it.

  3. anatu13 says:

    Darnit, I am trying to resist this one!

  4. Cymbaline says:

    Hey Portia!

    I am familiar with this line and own Ore (discontinued) and Jeke and have had samples of several others. Grev is a favorite and Norne is really special (need a FB) ’cause it replicates the forest smells of my home here in the Pacific NW (Seattle). You’ve convinced me to check out Pear and Olive. Loved your review : )

  5. Cymbaline says:

    Hey Portia!

    I am familiar with this line and own Ore(discontinued) and Jeke. Grev is another favorite and Norne (need FB) is special as it replicates the forest smells of my home here in the Pacific NW (Seattle). Glad you found Slumberhouse! I definitely need to try Pear+Olive – great review : )

  6. Olfactoria says:

    Now you’ve created a huge lemming, Ms Portia!!! Not sure about the blue cheese, but the rest sounds amazing. And I really didn’t want to try new things for a while… sigh.

  7. Love this juice! I had a completely different take on it! Please check out my video review.. Thanks!

  8. sinnerman01 says:

    Slumber house has been on my radar ! I have read alto on there other frags mentioned by others commenting here today ! They all look sound amazing ! Norne and jeke are original and interesting and have wanted to try for ages! Maybe I will see them in the flesh or just decide to buy one!
    Great review Portia!

    • Thanks Tim,
      They have a sample program on the slumberhouse site or SurrenderToChance has most of the range, I’ve just asked them to get Pear + Olive so that should be available soon,
      I have a couple of splits on their way from the US too.
      Portia xx

      • sinnerman01 says:

        Unbelieveable !!! Your ah may Zing !!! I think the slumber house bottles are great. I love the cube coloured bottles! Masculine .
        Looking forward to every new post next week Portia, I can’t get enough of the outrageous fun I have reading your posts !

  9. Meg says:

    Oh, you make this sound so mouthwatering! Earlier this year, a very dear friend of mine sent me a Slumberhouse sampler (Jeke, Ore, etc.) and they’re something truly special, really almost spectacular. Can’t wait to try this!

    • Heya Meg,
      I am glad that others are feeling the love. This brand is doing good work, I really love that they are trying to forge new paths. If you like their other stuff I think you will LOVE Pear + Olive,
      What is your favourite so far?

  10. Jordan River says:

    Unique. Interesting chord to play.

  11. Jordan River says:

    Rocket Leaves, Pear, Kalamata, Balsamic and Cheese Bleu for lunch. Very inspiring. How’s that etched bottle going to look in the PT Palace? Quite possibly this is The Discovery of this year. And he composed it while reading piles of books in a private pear orchard!
    May happiness and freedom be always yours Portia.

    • Thanks Jordan, you too. I think we’ve both done well on Happiness & Freedom, don’t you? I also think we should go find a pear farm and learn how to play guitar.
      This is a really good fragrance, not just from an enjoyment point of view, crowds gather.
      Portia xx

  12. Tarleisio says:

    And you say I’m evil for creating all those lemmings…;-) I’ve heard so many people flip for this one, but blue cheese gives me pause for thought…

  13. Undina says:

    (goes away mumbling) La-la-la, I’m not listening…. 😉

  14. Dionne says:

    Portia, you make this souns A-Maze-Ing. A lot of times I’m pretty impervious to lemmings, but this bypassed all my safeguards. I want to try this! (BTW, finally put in my sample order for this September and my selections included Navigateur, Borneo 1834, Seville, Mitzah, and Oud Ispahan. You are a bad influence, Portia, and I love it! :))

    It’s been an uber-busy month, and I’m finally getting caught up on my blog backlist. I’ve missed being here.

  15. It’s probable that I am the person who fanned the P+O flames over to your FB group, and I’m very happy because 1) I really love your reviews–you have a style that is authentic and a pleasure to read, and 2) this scent deserves every bit of good press it receives. I think it is a revelation for this already fascinating scent maker.

    • OMG!! Thank You!! On both counts. Pear + Olive is extraordinary and I am transported every time I put it on, nearly gone through my 5ml decant, bottle coming and thank you for enjoying my reviews.
      Josh wrote to me to thank me personally, I am his Ho Bitch for ever and frag fan for as long as this kind of quality and interesting frag is his lot.
      Thank you a million times with blessings and hugs,
      Portia xx

  16. Kymme says:

    Am waiting for a Slumberhouse ‘sample suite’ and P+O sample to arrive in the mail!! I can’t wait!

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