Norne is very fine release from Slumberhouse. On me it is all about a deep, dark coniferous forest. It immediately gets down to business with its dark resinous fir, coupled with supporting notes of moss, nutmeg and clove spice. Definitely the resinous fir is the dominant accord to my nose. There really is not much in the way of development, with the scent staying pretty linear. That said, it accomplishes the artistic deep forest vision of the parfumier quite effectively, IMO, and is quite easy to wear. I think that Norne will primarily appeal to folks who enjoy coniferous scents like Polo and others, but want something with a distinctively different take on things that only a house with a personal touch like Slumberhouse can provide effectively.
Norne is created 100% from forest absolutes, so it is quite concentrated and requires only one spray to get the job done for most folks. It goes on almost oil-like with a very dark black color (so be careful with allowing it to dry a bit on your skin before putting on clothing, as stains can and will occur if used carelessly). Projection and longevity are both above average.
I definitely like Norne a lot, and bought a bottle after my positive experience sampling it. It is nice to see a small house offering superior scents with personal attention to creativity, value and customer service. Norne is an excellent release from an even better house, earning 4 stars out of 5.