Fort and Manle Fatih Sultan Mehmed Fragrance Review and Score

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 94

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Jerry Seinfeld

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Rasei Fort

#Fatihsultanmehmed

Price Per Millileter

190 50ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

Three to Ten Sprays

Fragrance Overview

Presentation is perfect.  Very heavy weighted bottle; you can tell there is something great inside.  A royal hat for a top, a pasted-on front with a very nice stamped gold color.  Only black and gold, very nice.  Atomizer works very well.Composition, Composition, Composition.  Rasei Fort, you are a master painter with liquids.  The sniff from the very beginning of this is just mesmerizing.  This is a master class on blending and on what a bunch of different ingredients can be together.  Sweet, floral, refreshing, without synthetic overkill.A soft medium scent, powerful when close to the nose, with projection around a foot.This is a starter oud starter that will help guide you down the path of oud.  The mix of ambergris and oud to balance out this symphony is unbelievable.This is one of the purest, cleanest smells I have ever put my nose on.  I don’t want to say it’s soapy, but it has such a clean scent, it is amazing.  It has that royal opening, fresh fruit and just a quality of scent that feels like it belongs on royalty.

Fragrance Review

Fresh Fruit with apple heading the bowl.  Lightly handed citrus but royal, like I said above.  The florals that barely stand out for me are the petitgrain and rose.  Everything else goes on to form a majestic accord.I have spoken about this, and it is prudent to speak about it here.  This is about composition, not notes.  I’ll explain my position.  Every note that is listed is made to form an accord, like a symphony of instruments coming together to form music that coheres.  You just want to sit back and listen to the majesty of the composition.  These are nose ingredients that come together to please the nose.  The oud supports everything in the accord and enhances it; the same goes for the ambergris.The accord to me is fresh: ocean fresh, fruit fresh, flower fresh.  It is a new accord that I have never smelled before.  Yes, this doesn’t last long, but I am so OK with it.  After all of this testing and wearing, I really don’t want him to pour in Ambroxan, ISO E, or any other synthetic musk to make it last.  I hate having those on my skin for hours after all of the good stuff has worn off.  This is a house that I could own everything from.Keep doing what you do, Rasei.This is a maestro giving us a masterpiece to enjoy and wear.From the Perfumer - A tribute to the opulence and glory of the Ottoman Sultan Empire, Fatih Sultan Mehmed is a grand fragrance indeed, well worthy of the outsized reputation of Mehmed the Conqueror. Crisp, juicy apple bursts off the skin from the very first spritz, while a heart of romantically smooth flowerslush Damask rose and vibrant irisbalances expertly against gorgeously textured, gently spicy ambergris, keeping the floral heart both lively and unisex. Finally, a sumptuous dry-down of woods, musks, and resins further accentuates the lavish character of the scent, allowing the complexity of the ingredients to remain front and center while never feeling as heavy or spice-laden as your typical exotic oriental. Ambergris lovers, we recommend getting your hands on this scent todayput simply, Fatih Sultan Mehmed smells like a million bucks.Fatih Sultan Mehmed Notes Bergamot, apple, petitgrain, rose, tulip, iris, vanilla bean, benzoin, amber, ambergris, cedar, patchouli, oud
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Bottle Presentation

Company:Fort & Manle
Perfumer:Rasei Fort
Fragrance Family:Oriental Woody
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$3.80/fluid ml
Country:Australia
Year:2016
Sex:Unisex
Hashtag:#Fatihsultanmehmed

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Fatih Sultan Mehmed

Experience 15/15
Branding & Originality 3/5
Projection & Sillage 3/5
Longevity 20/5
Composition 23/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
10/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 5/10
HEART: 10/5
BASE: 5/10

SCORE: 94

“Collection Worthy!!!”

35 comments

  1. Great review! One of my favorite ambergris perfumes. I never knew he used Ensar Oud in this, and I never even picked out the Oud from my sample.

    Like you, I went through the samples really fast, and it came down to this and Charlatan…I ended up going with Charlatan. Jasmine is a love of mine, and the way he incorporated the sandalwood and gourmand elements with it is mesmerizing. And I love the dry down.

    Also picked up Kolonya and it’s a masterpiece. Next bottle is either this or Bojnokoff. Love the lavender note in that.

  2. My favourite fragrance of all, so it's great to hear your review of this, and a worthy score. Thanks very much, an excellent review, it's definitely all about the stunning composition here.

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance Fantastic!! I started making my own tinctures too (NZ Ambergris/Siberian deer musk in Ethanol/Mysor Sandalwood).
      Can you show us your collection in term of naturals and tinctures? it will be lovely 🙂

  3. Thanks for another great review. This is one of the best fragrances that I've ever experienced, unfortunately, longevity was 2 hours for me. I am wondering how you gave it 3/5 for longevity and projection, surely it would be 1/5?

    1. I love that you brought this up. So if you notice in the video I went into the long explanation of I don't care if the fragrance lasts this long. I have really been struggling with this and might need some community consensus, might be well served up in a fresh thread on basenotes. But he could of easily added Ambroxan, ISOE super, tonalide, or many others at no cost to him and it would of more than doubled longevity and increased projection. But then I wouldn't like it. I actually think there is a place for three hour perfume that sits on the skin. A whole in this section of scoring and it needs to get defined. Honestly have put a lot of thought into it and I don't have the answers. I know what I like. Another example is if Tom fords Aqua line took out there ambroxan and only left me with the top of the fragrance for 90 minutes I would seek it out on discounters I just can't stand the drydown. That's where I'm at and I do need to clearly define longevity to make it fare, but that's why I didn't dock it more than three. Would love any thoughts I might get that thread started, I have had a couple of good discussions on peoples FM posts on IG.

  4. One of the many houses I wich to sanple.
    Possibly the next. Had Nishane.
    Still to sample Fatih Sultan and Mr. Bojnopkoff from the Luckyscent samples I got purchasing Kenam.
    But probably will start with Mr. Fort limited creation inspired by his grandfather.
    I bet it works great in Puerto Rico.
    My SOTD, Alexandria II sample for my enjoyment.
    ????
    ???? from Puerto Rico, Brother.

  5. Greats video. I was able to find a bottle of this but the sprayer is scratched. The guy says because the cap is on tight. He says it happened to other Fort&Manle fragrances. I was wondering if you had this problem? Also how is the longevity on this. I have not heard good things about that part.

    1. Haven't had that happen yet. That's something that personally wouldn't bother me as long at it didn't affect the sprayer at all. Did you still get the cap to cover sprayer? Longevity is hit and miss for everyone. For me it is less than six hours some people over eight.

    2. Therapeutic Fragrance Thanks, I pulled the trigger and got the bottle. I wonder if i can fix it somehow. Paint or something. Cap and everything else is fine. Also got LA Whatever on the way

    1. Therapeutic Fragrance That’s really interesting. I feel the same way about Sultan Fatih Mehmed, it’s my favorite from the entire lineup. Glad it’s not just me.

  6. That's why I'm so on the fence about this one. I love the scent, but like you, I'm lucky if I get 2 hours. For the price, it's tough to pull the trigger on a full bottle.

  7. Love this one. I emailed them, and they said that they use a synthetic Oud oil in this, but they use Oud Mustafa #5 in Suleyman le Magnifique, and bojnikoff. Love all three, personally

    1. Appreciate the comment. I have known this for quite some time now. That is why this has moved off of all my lists as of recent. I appreciate the companies transparency. I know the source I was told it was oud, but no point in calling them out doesn't serve the biggest purpose. This is one I hope get re-formulated into a better one instead of worse. Would love to see an oud in here. Again thanks for the comment always appreciate transparency.

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance yea no doubt I would love to see that. Still, I don’t smell this and think “oh, that’s synthetic Oud”, as I feel like it’s such a soft touch and is just so well blended. I emailed them trying to identify a specific Oud and that caught me off guard.

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