A floral gourmand pushed to the best of their extremes, Charlatan by Fort & Manle begins with the soft seductive sweetness of Pear dipped in Chocolate, teased with the earthy and titillating carnal severity of luscious black Perigord Truffle. This is moved into a blissful interlude of exotic, balmy florals with all of their delightful natural oiliness present: Damascene Rose, Jasmine from the spicy exotica of Morocco, and the leathery bounce of Osmanthus. This sinful symphony is enriched and saturated with Madagascan Vanilla Bean, spicy Sandalwood from West Australia and rounded out with Himalayan Amber.
Grand beginnings. Green pastures abound. Plans hatched, ideals, maps, goals, rose-tinted hue, utopian dreams…bliss.
Tables turned. Untruths awash. Snake oil, Jack’s beans, unattainable mirage. Thread unravelling. Pandora’s box. Melancholic brood. Grey descent. If I can’t have her…then no one will.
Rasei Fort is a self-taught perfumer and his brand Fort & Manle is an independent, artisanal perfume house which is founded and wholly owned by him.
His grandmother distilled roses into oil which was her passion and her profession. Growing up in this particular environment was literally his introduction into the world of perfumery and the reason why rose happens to be constant element in most of his creations.
Obsessive in his approach, Rasei meticulously blends artisanal oils, extracts and the finest Oud in existence. The results speak for itself, truly enhancing the fragrance, coupled with sprinklings of the most effective aroma molecules. Rasei Fort continually references history and varied cultures, including his own rich, Turkish heritage by scouring the world for the finest raw materials and combining them with his inspirations, evoking the pomp and pageantry of the Empires of old. This has resulted in the creation of luxurious compositions which combine the modern world with “Old-World” sensibilities.
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