Charlatan by Rasei Fort for Fort & Manle 2017




Hey Hey APJ,

I have a mate who makes perfumes, yeah a quiet creative genius. He is Rasei Fort of Fort & Manle. In Australia it’s hard to get a perfume company started because we have a small population with an even smaller affluent few who can afford luxury perfume as a hobby. Most people have a small fragrance wardrobe under 5 bottles and never even venture near a niche brand, let alone an Indie one. So it has been a wonder of the modern world when their Fatih Sultan Mehmed became a finalist in the Art and Olfaction Awards 2017!

Just so you know, Rasei has taken the reins of Fort & Manle by himself now. Charlatan has been given a reboot this year so it is utterly his composition. He sent me a bottle to try and also to share.

Charlatan by Fort & Manle 2017

Charlatan by Rasei Fort (2018 Reboot)


Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Pear, dark chocolate
Heart: Damask rose, Moroccan jasmine, vanilla, tuber
Base: Osmanthus, Australian sandalwood, amber, Madagascar vanilla

Colour me IMPRESSED! This could easily be one of the Armani Prive line or an early by Kilian. YET, it is infinitely more interesting. Smooth and balmy, a fragrant highly polished stone, at once earthy and yet utterly manufactured to be just this scent.

Notes? My nose reads very little as notes. It seems the whole has melded so seamlessly that Charlatan is only of itself.

Pear, light frisky on open and into the heart. Vanilla done in sheer and weightless new planes. Woods as creamy and resinous as caramel malted milk. Everything else has melded to a magnificent, magnifiscent.

How did this young man create something so perfect?

Can we also talk about the bottle and presentation? Stellar. Although pedestal opening boxes shit me to the rage, everything else is stunningly perfect. I am in love and gushing like a young thing.

If you love perfume and fragrance then you must try Charlatan. For me, this is what the idea of niche really should mean. Small batch independent work ruled by passion but with an eye to business. Bravo Rasei, excellent work.

Fort & Manle parfum has $230/50ml
Peony Melbourne also has the range
Fort & Manle Discovery Set $60/8 x 2ml

Charlatan GIVEAWAY


This week there will be 10 winners who will receive:
1 x Fort & Manle Charlatan decant (from my bottle)
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please go to the Fort & Manle site. Pick a fragrance and tell us its name, plus ONE note it has. (NO DOUBLE UPS)
If you put more than one note you will be disqualified, that’s being greedy.


Entries Close Sunday 17th December 2017 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thursday 21st December 2017 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit


39 thoughts on “Charlatan by Rasei Fort for Fort & Manle 2017

  1. Wow to Charlatan!!!! right up my alley! But I really love the name of Confessions of a Garden Gnome and am drawn to its violet leaf note. I follow you via email. Thank you for this extraordinary draw!!!!


  2. I’ve had an eye on this house for a while. I’m mostly intrigued by Harem Rose which contains Damascene Rose.
    I follow by email.


  3. This is gorgeous and sounds yummy. I don’t usually like fruity scents but I have one with pear and adore it. It’s also about the complexity of the other notes. Amber amber amber absolutely sounds the one for me.

    Facebook and email


  4. Oh wow! All the bottles are beautiful as well. And the notes in Charlatan sound like a wonderful combination. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to try! I like the name of Mr. Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat with the note of French Lavender. I follow via email.


  5. Fatih Sultan Mehmed – Apple. It kind of reminds me of the tourist Apple tea you get in Turkey, surrounded by the fragrant spices and incense that fill the streets.

    I follow via email.


  6. “Confessions of a Garden Gnome” has CORIANDER. Look, this is so bad, but I’m in love with the company already because of its marketing. I started to head on over to their amber, but “Confessions” just got me. I’m an avid gardener and this is right up there for me. I follow by email, and I would Love to sample Charlatan (another great name with some of my fav notes).


  7. Several of the perfumes sound delicious, but I’m desiring Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat with its Belgian Chocolate and Guaiacwood sounds so intriguing. And the bottle is unique and gorgeous. I follow by email and live in California.


  8. These sounds really interesting. I’m saying Fatih Sultan Mehmed, because I’m down with the ambergris today. Would love to try some of your pal’s work…

    (by email)


  9. Thanks for the giveaway, Portia, I follow by email
    Like Cath, Harem Rose intrigues me, with its damascene rose. But I admit I would have wanted to try it without any note description after reading the letter from the Sultan to his wife.


  10. Oh – such a beautiful fragrance but sadly out of my price range. I truly adore it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this stunner!

    From what I’ve read about/ tried, Fatih Sultan Mehmed is the most intriguing – I adore iris!

    I follow by facebook, and email! xx


  11. Who can resist a name like Mr. Bojnokopff’s purple hat:). Love the idea of a chocolate note. These scents sound amazing – thank you for the drawing. I follow via e-mail.


  12. Oooh I like the sound of Amber’s Absolutely honey, benzoin + plum. and Mr. Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat that has notes of lavender and vanilla. I love how the bottles look like magic potions 😍


  13. Oooh I like the sound of Amber’s Absolutely honey, benzoin + plum. and Mr. Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat that has notes of lavender and vanilla. I love how the bottles look like magic potions 😍 I follow by e-mail


  14. Mr Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat, of course. Belgian Choclate. I like the sound of all the Fort and Manle fragrances.
    I follow by email.


  15. I will be biased for Amber Absolutely with blackcurrent in it. My favorite fruit – think Ribena! It’s the only F & M scent I have, and curious about Charlatan. I follow via WP and email.


  16. I follow via FB. Harem Rose… musksticks! Reminds me of growing up as a little kid on the Central Coast, walking on burning hot concrete footpaths to the corner shop to look at all the lollies in their dusty glass jars. I wouldn’t say I’m old, but I remember when a 20c bag of lollies was a feast! 😉


  17. I already have the discovery set so this is just a general comment, Charlatan is one of my favourites from the line as we well as Confessions of a Garden Gnome which is just quite unusual and the concept of experiencing four seasons within the fragrance. Then there are the bottles which look beautiful, particularly Confessions with the little gnome. Harem Rose is also one I like.


  18. Hello gorgeous.
    Another generous giveaway I see.

    Love the cheekiness of the name Confessions of a Garden Gnome and the sound of that “pulpy sweet Mango” note.

    Have to agree that the presentation of this brand is absolutely superb.

    I follow by email.
    XXX… Tim


  19. Mr. Bojnokopff’s Purple Hat, French lavender.
    I follow you on facebook and instagram. FB- @nicocrampton, Insta – @themapples


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