Hi Posse. Fatih Sultan Mehmed is an Australian created fragrance from my mate Rasei Fort at Fort & Manlé (here we are bumping into each other in Harrod’s). Another friend, Clayton Ilolahia of What Men Should Smell Like, gifted me this bottle, He thought it would be a perfect fit. Freaking cool gift, eh? A finalist in the 2017 Art and Olfaction Awards Artisan Category and a reflection on Rasei’s Turkish heritage and ancestry. I knew that the Posse Perfumistas would go batshit crazy for it so it’s currently available to buy or sample at LuckyScent.
Fatih Sultan Mehmed by Fort & Manlé 2016
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Bergamot, Petitgrain, Apple, Iris, Tulip, Vanilla, Ambergris, Damask rose, Virginia cedar, Oud, Musk, Patchouli, Amber, Benzoin
Fatih Sultan Mehmed (Mehmed II, commonly known as Mehmed the Conqueror) was an Ottoman ruler who had two reigns in the 1400s. He defeated a Hungarian crusade, strengthened the navy, and took Constantinople. According to Wikipedia: At home he made many political and social reforms, encouraged the arts and sciences, and by the end of his reign, his rebuilding program had changed the city into a thriving imperial capital.
A sweet patchouli, richly decorated with resins and vanilla. Fatih Sultan Mehmed smells so opulent and rich. A fantastic melange of all the beautiful bits we dream of when armchair travelling to exotic Eastern locales. Constantinople, the meeting of east and west. The spice trade, incense, perfume, oils and the centuries old trek of humanity.
There is nothing dusty or foodish about this perfume. My imagination has it as the scent of the highest echelons of the time. I can imagine the womens skins glistening with it and the mens beards like clouds of fragrant gorgeousness. Amber and patchouli with the works. So beautifully blended that all the bit player notes come across as a single background chorus.
Longevity is excellent and projection moderate for the first hour or so before it softens considerably. Unisex and totally wearable in close quarters.
Have you tried any of the Fort & Manlé fragrances?