Fatih Sultan Mehmed
Olfactive Family – Woody Oriental
Perfume Author – Rasei Fort
“O Constantinople! Either you will take me or I will take you”
Mehmed the Conqueror
- Ascended to the throne at the age of 12.
- Sacked Constantinople at the age of 21.
- Mehmed 11 was the architect of victories that inspired fear throughout Europe.
- Deliverer of the death blow to Byzantium.
- Three Popes called for Crusades against him.
- A Renaissance Prince whose court housed Persian and Turkish poets, Arab and Greek astronomers, Italian scholars and artists.
- A tactician supreme, he ordered more than 70 ships over land from the Bosphorus to the Golden Horn.
- A figure unparalleled in the history of military prowess, statecraft and a lover and patron of the arts and sciences.
It opens with an unmistakable zest of Bergamot, teased with crisp red Apple and the green woodiness of Petitgrain. It then moves fittingly, into the palatial surrounds with the local icons of Rose, Tulip and Iris, melded harmoniously with the sweet ooze of Vanilla Bean, Benzoin and Amber. Juxtaposed by the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ persona of Ambergris, its musky charm is coupled with its salty, animalic nuances, evoking memories of the Bosphorus. Finally, the brassiness of the heavy hitters arrive on the scene. Cedar, Patchouli and Oud stride majestically, akin to the fearsome cacophony of a Mehter march.
Head Notes – Petitgrain, Apple, Bergamot
Heart Notes – Cedarwood, Tulip, Damascene/Ottoman Rose, Iris
Base Notes – Oud, Vanilla, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Ambergris, Benzoin
Fort & Manlé is an independent, artisanal perfume house which is founded and wholly owned by the perfumer, Rasei Fort. The House is an amalgamation of minds, ideas, ideals and spirit.
In an attempt to strive for scent perfection, using predominantly the most refined and exquisite naturals, botanicals and absolutes, the perfumer aims to transport the user, whisking them away on a sumptuous, olfactive journey to the most exotic locales on the planet, to be truly enveloped by naturally authentic and vivid scent.