Potion Review: Slumberhouse’s Norne

PRODUCT: SLUMBERHOUSE’S NORNE
BASICS: PARFUM EXTRAIT | $160.00 / 30ml | PLANT EXTRACTS, FOREST ABSOLUTES, NON-SYNTHETIC
FRAGRANCE NOTES: HEMLOCK, FOG, PINE, MOSS, INCENSE


Crafted by an small independent perfumer in Oregon, this fragrance nails every single note you’d smell walking through a pine forest.

From the sweet smell of pine pitch and resin to the darker notes of earth and spice with just a hint of incense, this perfume evokes in its entirety the smell on my skin I used to get after a day of wandering in the woods, gathering, making fire, and exploring.

For me, it evokes a sense of wild serenity – I adore it, and even though it may be better suited to colder weather, I expect it will be a scent I will wind up using even in the warmer seasons.

I get great projection with this one, though it isn’t over powering, and it tends to last all day long.

The initial hits of pine tend to fade a bit within the first few hours, but I’m left with a lovely woody, sappy and somewhat spicy aroma that is most complex close to my skin.

I don’t normally review fragrances on this blog – but since this is one of my new favorites, and it happens to be made completely from natural plant extracts, I figured it’s fair game.

I do indulge in some synthetics, sparingly – there’s a particular perfume that smells like an old russian church in a snow covered pine forest (you may know the one) that’s my #1 – unfortunately I have not found an all natural substitute for it. We all have our vices, right?

If I come across another natural extract based perfume I like, I will of course review it here as well… so stay tuned!

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