Gourmand fragrances aren’t supposed to be dangerous, but nobody seems to have told Slumberhouse. That’s good news for all of us, because Ore, with its sensuous heart of dry cocoa, lactonic balsams and dark wood, makes us think more of the bedroom than the dinner table. From the first smell of tantalizingly complex dry cocoa, it’s evident that Ore has no intention of following in the footsteps of a typical gourmand. This is a rich, raw cacao note that blends seamlessly into the dark guaiac and oakwood to evoke the kind of sensual decadence that has nothing to do with the calorie count. A boozy caramel delivers enough warmth to bring a comforting balance to the mystery and provides a backdrop for the creamy balsam that’s quickly becoming creator Josh Lobb’s signature. No matter how you feel about traditional gourmands, one smell of Ore will be more than enough to make you hope that Slumberhouse never stops breaking the rules.