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Meraki (2019)
by Fort and Manlé

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Meraki information

Year of Launch2019
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
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People and companies

HouseFort and Manlé
PerfumerRasei Fort

About Meraki

Meraki is described by the company as "a dark homage to one of the most infamous fragrances of all time, Shisedo's long discontinued Nombre Noir."

When creating Meraki, Rasei Fort wasn’t attempting to recreate the scent of Nombre Noir, which he owns but has never dared to open. However, based on the notes, he endeavoured to create a vintage-inspired white floral heavily based around the delicate Osmanthus flower that is somewhat synonymous with the original. It's a tribute to what Nombre Noir represents- the passion and sacrifices made by perfumers and their unrelenting fervour to create fragrances that are individualistic and unique. And so this is the journey to Meraki, a gorgeous, sumptuous blend of sparkling aldehydes, mouthwatering fruit, and delicately lush, exquisite florals.

Only 300 bottles have been created.

Meraki fragrance notes

Reviews of Meraki

There is one review of Meraki.
Meraki is the latest release from Fort & Manle, released in 2019 exclusively to Luckyscent in the US, like the rest of the Fort & Manle line as well as Rasei Fort’s self-named line. It’s an elegant woody/floral, unisex albeit feminine-leaning, with a prominent heart of jasmine and osmanthus accented by a fruity opening of apricot/peach that lingers for some time into the musky/woody drown with cedar, patchouli, and, of course, musk. There’s also a vaguely animalic bit in the background but it’s subtle, perhaps a mix of the musk and ambergris.

It has a nice modern floral feel to it while also feeling a nod to classic, while still leaning modern, overall. Unisex, appealing, elegant, I quite like it, and it seems to perform well. It’s not so much my personal style but it’s easy to appreciate when a floral like this is well put together, and I’d certainly encourage others, especially fans of the house, to check it out.

Priced at $300 for the standard (albeit gorgeous) 50ml bottle size, Meraki is pricier than its predecessors, though a limited edition.

7 out of 10
01st June, 2020

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