Ore by Slumberhouse
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
8.2 / 10 164 Ratings
Ore is a popular perfume by Slumberhouse for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is gourmand-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Fragrance Notes

Oak woodOak wood CocoaCocoa MahoganyMahogany Gaiac woodGaiac wood Cretan dittany VanillaVanilla Whisky lactoneWhisky lactone Peru balsamPeru balsam

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.2164 Ratings
Longevity
8.8139 Ratings
Sillage
8.2136 Ratings
Bottle
8.1126 Ratings
Value for money
7.226 Ratings
Submitted by Formicula, last update on 26.12.2022.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

6 in-depth fragrance descriptions
9
Scent
OGBuysblind

21 Reviews
OGBuysblind
OGBuysblind
Top Review 4  
Ore by Slumberhouse
This is one of the best cocoa scents out there. Dusty, dry, and confident, it sits over a complex woody base with a dense, pervasive foundation. The chocolate note is rich, and will certainly not deprive you of your fix, but it's not exactly food-like or overly sweet. There's some dirt in the mix as well, a dry, baked earthiness that tempers any potential sweetness and keeps this from becoming a complete gourmand. The balance works very well and allows one to enjoy Ore's superb longevity, which easily spans 10 hours. Projection is about a foot from the body. Slumberhouse transitioned from Eau de Parfums to extraits about a year and a half ago, and the new extraits sit much closer to the skin. In my opinion, this is where they should be. They project, and they're strong, but they don't shout across the room. I would consider Ore best suited for low-key, casual situations or perhaps an intimate setting, during the fall and winter months. Easier to wear than you may think. Overall, it's an excellent fragrance and definitely worth investigating.

*Note: Some of the earlier reviews for this may be referring to the original EDP. That no longer exists and has been replaced by the extrait. The EDP was drier, dirtier, and more balsamic. It wasn't as smooth or well-constructed. In fact, it was a little chaotic. The extrait features a more prominent cocoa note, a smoother composition, and less challenging aspects than the EDP. In other words, most people will find the extrait more appealing
1 Reply
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
Tar
Very helpful Review 4  
Heather talisman
I felt definitely the same type of aroma from a bottle of fantastic Mozart liqueur, yet hesitated to categorize ORE as a gourmand perfume. Basically... I am even hesitating to call it perfume. It is much more.

Dusty, complex, as OGBuysblind diagnosed. Woody, yes. Cocoa’s presence is strong. Together with the weight of at least 500 years. Every little bit of this scent is so old! Dry woods, dried spices, dry and chopped lips of a wise old man, a kitchen in a house inhabited by many generations. Camp fire. Nature at night, with you sitting on a fallen tree trunk and calmly hearing the voices of the wonderful heather. Calm, but never soft. Could not be closer to the Earth.

Where is the sweetness of vanilla? Where is the graceful gaiac?
Does this special aroma come from dittany? From lactone?
Where was the creator, when this miracle was invented? Was ORE meant to be a talisman protecting a man during a night stroll? I believe, that no bad things can happen to a person wearing ORE. This is crazy, I know. But I will wear it to protect myself.
1 Reply
4
Scent
Tinctureall

94 Reviews
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
Helpful Review 5  
Richness of a gourmand magnified
One cannot over emphasise how rich this is at first. Full, rich, honeyed, benzoin-ish, balsamic labdanum-esque vanilla tones of a milky sweetness. There is a sharper woody note like cedar cutting through the sugar a little. It reminds me of chewing a stick of woodsy sugarcane after dipping it in mature Greek tree honey. There is a slightly malty edge to the sugar that isn't as far as caramel. It just sharpens this enough to act as brakes on the sugar overload. It is nearly sickly but doesn't quite go there.

As this progresses, the calorific side recedes and a powdery, lavender-ish woody note takes over. If I were a bee, then this would be what I was looking for in the flower. Honey fermented sugar with a floral nuance akin to a spicy carnation or green lavender on a molasses brown sugary wood.

I'm not a huge fan of a gourmand perfume, but if you're going to be sweet, go the whole hog with this. Don't spare the calories. It isn't my bag at all, but it is very well done, like a good alcoholic chocolate toffee eclair.
0 Replies
7.5
Longevity
5
Scent
Apicius

220 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
Helpful Review 4  
A Cocoa Gourmand
Yesterday, I finally was able to pick my Slumberhouse sample set from the customs office. This brand from Oregon is not very present in the European market so far. At least, they do not have lots of experience with deliveries abroad: the customs declaration was unreadable, so I had to go to the customs office and show them my Paypal invoice. Not easy if you have a 9 to 5 job.

Ore presents itself as a pure gourmand fragrance. It is all about cocoa, and this note is set right into the center of this fragrance. It is not dark chocolate such as the ones that seduce us to highly complex fragrances like Guerlains Arsène Lupin or the L'Instant perfumes. No, this is an instant cocoa drink, milky and sweet. I just can'believe that some people like to spray themselves with such notes. However, tastes are different.

At least the perfumer tried to prevent the worst by adding herbal and woody notes that are very ethereal. This is the way that also the perfumer Sigrun Steinhausen-Strobel from Parfum Privés successfully gets a grip on too opulent flowery or resinous notes.

Rudeness can only be answered with rudeness, and so Ore contains a lot of those ethereal notes. This saves the fragrance during the first two or three hours. At least, during some time you have the impression that something genuine has come out of this mélange. It could have been worse, and my averseness is definitely not against the perfumer and his abilities, only against this type of fragrances. I should have been warned: “Strange and unique perfumes” is the slogan of this brand! Now I am looking forward to test more from Slumberhouse, it can only become better fot me. I simply do not like Gourmands.

Ore can only be recommended to extreme fans of milk shakes. While waiting for delivery, I would recommend hot baths. Just add a pack of instant cocoa drink - it's healthy!
0 Replies
8
Bottle
9
Sillage
10
Longevity
8.5
Scent
Pepdal

238 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
Helpful Review 0  
Ore - Slumberhouse
Here is my take on a Slumberhouse that perhaps doesn't quite get the attention of some of the more well known creations from Josh Lobb. Although cocoa dominates here, i certainly don't view it like a mainstream gourmand. Hope you enjoy....
0 Replies
More reviews

Statements

3 short views on the fragrance
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 months ago
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
After a warm and creamy spicy-sweet opening, this smooth spicy resinous-woody Fall fragrance, settles on a dry and musky earthy-woody base.
1 Reply
ItchynoseItchynose 3 years ago
9
Bottle
8
Scent
Dark chocolate powder and plenty of dry wood drenched in whiskey. A very classy and sober gourmand scent.
0 Replies
HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
7
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
7
Scent
Dense resinous balsamic scent with a prominent, slightly powdery cocoa note. Gourmand whose sweetness stays pleasantly within limits.
0 Replies

Charts

This is how the community classifies the fragrance.
Pie Chart Radar Chart

Images

15 fragrance photos of the community
More images

Popular by Slumberhouse

Baque by Slumberhouse Norne (2012) by Slumberhouse Kiste by Slumberhouse Brosse by Slumberhouse Jeke by Slumberhouse New Sibet by Slumberhouse Sådanne by Slumberhouse Zahd by Slumberhouse Rume by Slumberhouse Pear + Olive by Slumberhouse Sova by Slumberhouse Mond by Slumberhouse Fjerne by Slumberhouse Grev by Slumberhouse Vikt by Slumberhouse Eki by Slumberhouse Sixes & Sevens by Slumberhouse Norne (2021) by Slumberhouse Kiste (2022) by Slumberhouse Mare by Slumberhouse