Category: Josh Lobb

Slumberhouse New Sibet, 2016

Images of Noah Purifoy’s Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum. Perfumer Josh Lobb. Like other Slumberhouse perfumes, New Sibet feels deliberate. As if the perfume I’m smelling is the thousandth mod. The one that got the dynamics, tones and balances just the way the perfumer intended. The attention to detail is apparent, but most Slumberhouse perfumes favor ecstatic imbalance over caution. New…

Slumberhouse Sova, 2012

Slumberhouse perfumer Josh Lobb has said that he doesn’t work with topnotes. Most of his perfumes smell layered, as if materials with similar consistencies or densities were creating a ‘wall of scent.’ Materials meet each other head to head on a level playing field. The democracy of materials urges you to find your own understanding of the perfumes without being…

Slumberhouse Rume, 2011/2015

(image, Banksy) Perfumer Josh Lobb. Slumberhouse recently re-released a couple of previously discontinued perfumes in a limited run.  The two were Grev and Rume.  They make an interesting set of bookends to the spicy, resinous, woody olfactory terrain that the Slumberhouse line has mapped out.  Grev is cold and spiced, as if a slice of Norne’s panoramic portrait of a…

Slumberhouse, an overview

How is a brand best viewed? Comparison is easier when it’s apples to apples, but the juxtaposition of Slumberhouse to other perfume houses doesn’t shed much light. Why does the comparison of Slumberhouse, and perfumer Josh Lobb, to other perfume lines give so little information?  Take Tauer Perfumes and Parfums de Nicolai, two other niche companies that, like Slumberhouse, feature…