Kiste by Slumberhouse
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Kiste is a popular perfume by Slumberhouse for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is fruity-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Josh Lobb

Fragrance Notes

Tobacco, Peach, Honey, Scotch heather, Tonka bean, Henna, Elderberry, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (132 Ratings)

Longevity

9.1 (116 Ratings)

Sillage

8.3 (118 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (104 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 03.03.2019
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JoHannes
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JoHannes
JoHannes
Greatly helpful Review    33
Recently in the pub ...
... i had sprayed the box on and put it under every regular carpenter's nose. With the requirement that everyone should say their first impressions exactly like that. My, it was funny! But let the wonder noses speak for themselves:

1/ (female) The scent of an anteroom of a toilet in a fine restaurant. A noble room fragrance, so to speak. With jasmine.

2/ (male) A very sacred fragrance, reminiscent of a church, of liturgies. With cedar wood and lots of peach. More like peach jam.

3/ (female) A powdery, soft, warm and sweet fragrance. Fine. With sandalwood and calendula. And any autumn fruit.

4/ (female) A floral scent. Smells like tissue paper in pink. The scent of an old wooden display case, so to speak, whose shelves are lined with silk paper. Lots of gold. Resinous. Fragrant pomegranate.

5/ (female) Like an old sofa cushion, velvety, summery, not very sweet. But also green and orange. Like a wall with dark wood panelling or panelling. Woods and fruity.

6/ (male) Wow! can you get me that?

Great! :-)

Always worth a (blind) test!

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Deefit
Deefit
Deefit
Helpful Review    2
These are not the peaches you're looking for.
As much as I love Norne and Jeke, I simply cannot stand Kiste. It's reminiscent of Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant and even Armani Privé Ambre Eccentrico, and both have a similar cloying and to me sickening sweetness to them as well.

There is peach here, but it's not the bright and fresh smell that I know from the fresh fruit itself. It's dark, like it has ripened for far too long and is close to going bad. There's something that reminds me of cloves, which is probably the thing that bothers me the most in this composition.

A funny anecdote. After sniffing this on my arm and then putting my nose on the atomiser of my bottle of Jeke, it seems as though Jeke is a lot more fresh than it used to be before. It's interesting how certain scents or accords can change your reference and make other scents suddenly seem completely different.
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ScentFan
ScentFan
ScentFan
Helpful Review    2
Enchant Me
Addicted to Slumberhouse as I am, I buy them to experience the scents, not necessarily to wear them except in rare combination: Jeke and Zahd, for instance, the former cutting the latter's candy sweetness and the latter cooling the former's burning embers. Usually it doesn't work to combine masterpieces but when their strengths are diametric opposites, yes it can. Hubby gave me Kiste for Xmas. I opened, dabbed a bit on, sniffed, then heavily applied this dank, honeyed fabulosity. This is how I like my peach and honeysuckle, my honey, tea and bourbon when I'm sick. Kiste is an enchanting scent. The fire is lit and comforting smells enwrap me on a winter's morn.
6.0/10
Viburnam
Viburnam
Viburnam
A "Sniffer"
I like Kiste -- there is something that keeps drawing me back for another smell. I am getting the smoke (which I generally love) with a hint of sweet. The listed notes are right up my alley, so I'm not sure why I don't love it. Need to try again . . .
jtd
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    4
Kiste
Kiste
Perfumer Josh Lobb

(The below is 18 hours after wearing and sleeping in Kiste. I usually wait a bit to write about a perfume, but not today.)

There is an entire wing of niche perfumery whose strategy is to reverse-engineer Slumberhouse perfumes and then try to replicate their results. This is a losing strategy for any number of reasons, principally for the cheapness of disregarding process and wanting an end product without the requisite start and middle.

Slumberhouse perfumes can be difficult, conceptually and practically. Ore isn’t an easy ‘daily wear’ and Jeke would make a demanding signature fragrance. Slumberhouse perfumes take backbone to wear and I inwardly gird my loins when I put on Sova or Sadanne. They aren’t simple or easy.

If perfumer Josh Lobb’s goal is to play with our expectations as much as our desires, he’s succeded. Kiste isn't simple, but it is effortless. I can surmise the work that must have gone into making this perfume but I don’t feel it.

I’m listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong as I write. The groundedness, the keenness of their talent, the complexities of their success in their era. It’s all there in the music, but listening to it is a breeze. I don’t listen to this music because I don’t want a challenge. I listen to it to remind myself that life is good.

Peach, sweet-tea, bourbon, tobacco, hay. The Southern connection might be in the notes, but it's also in the pace of the experience. Kiste is a sippin' whiskey of a perfume. Potent but smooth, satisfying from start to finish.

Ease is not a lack of ambition. Kiste is the reflection of a mid-career artist stretching his legs. It covers a lot of ground in a golden, lustrous range of late afternoon tones. The allusions to fruit, honey, old-fashioned ‘miracle elixirs’, tobacco and liquor swirl around you. There is a lot of movement in the first few hours of Kiste, but it fine-tunes into a goldilocks 'just right' drydown that is less sweet and more medicinal than the top and heartnotes lead me to expect. Complexity reads as intricacy rather than complication.

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Drseid
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    5
Moving Forward With An Eye To The Past...
Kiste opens with a relatively sweet deep boozy peach before moving to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the sweet boozy peach accord slightly dissipates though remains in relative strength, as a deep pipe tobacco and black tea accord emerges to take over the starring role. During the late dry-down the sweetened boozy peach and black tea vacate the composition as remnants of the slightly sweet pipe tobacco join relatively subtle patchouli through the finish. Projection is outstanding, as is longevity at about 15 hours on skin.

Kiste is a pleasant surprise from Slumberhouse as it keeps to the spirit of the house's trademark signature roots, but at the same time is much more accessible and far more polished than prior releases. The first thing that one notices when the composition is sprayed on skin is the fabulous peach. Peach is a tricky note that so many perfumers can't get right, either with the peach coming off as synthetic smelling or overpowering, but not in Kiste. Here the natural smelling peach is significant, but never overpowers the other notes, instead acting more as primary support for the extremely realistic starring black tea and pipe tobacco accord that emerges in the heart section. Throughout the first two thirds of the composition's development things do get on the sweet side of the spectrum, but somewhat surprisingly the sweetness never appears out of place or overbearing. By the time the composition reaches its late dry-down the sweetness has significantly dissipated, allowing the pipe tobacco sans boozy peach to really shine. In addition to the quite impressive overall fragrance profile, I would be remiss not to mention Kiste's outstanding performance metrics. I have read elsewhere that some Slumberhouse fans feel the composition isn't as potent as prior releases. While I haven't done any side-by-side comparisons, the projection and longevity Kiste exhibits is truly outstanding and one would be hard-pressed to need or even want more. If Kiste is the sign of Mr. Lobb's ability and desire to expand his repertoire to appeal to a more diverse swathe of tastes, we are in for a real treat with respect to things to come. The bottom line is the $160 per 30ml Kiste extrait is a fine example of a perfumer producing a composition a bit outside their comfort zone without losing sight of their roots, earning an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 and a strong recommendation.
6.0/10
ScentedSalon
ScentedSalon
ScentedSalon
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Potpourri Spice
I received an unsolicited but appreciated package from Slumberhouse yesterday. Inside was an unlabeled vial of dark perfume which I assumed was Kiste. I dropped it on the ground as I juggled my mail and it broke. Lifting the top of the bottle, I applied a little perfume to my hand and inhaled. The resulting impression was that of smelling a rich and spicy potpourri. There were fruity hints of pear and peach as well as a strong spice, like mulled wine. It is dark and languid. I would imagine it as a viscous perfume. Unfortunately, the notes just do not go together well and there is no harmony. I would definitely not buy this as it does smell quite common (like those cinnamon apple air fresheners you get at the grocery store).

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