Turkish niche house Nishane has released Mana, the third addition to their Prestige Collection. In 2019, the collection kicked off with the release of Nefs, a unisex Amber and Vanilla fragrance. Then in 2020, Nishane debuted Shem, another unisex fragrance that was based around Amber and Florals.
Nishane Mana received the same luxurious treatment as the rest of the prestige collection. Bottled in gold, the front features an intricate geometric design that exposes a deep, indigo background. The cap has a matching gold exterior, shaped in an abstract way.
Nishane reported that they received numerous requests from perfume lovers in regards to a rich Oud and Leather driven scent. “The quest to end up with the exquisite, unique and powerful oud and leather scent has been really challenging. However, the end-result is astonishingly pleasant,” says the company.
At the top, Mana begins with notes of Cardamom, Saffron, Geranium and Black Pepper. It swiftly moves to Turkish Rose, Castoreum, Suede and the fragrance’s central nervous system: Oud. From there, the fragrance ends with Cistus Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Moss, Guaiacwood, Benzoin, Olibanum and Musk.
Throughout history philosophers, sociologists and general earth roamers have often questioned the meaning of life. With Mana, the perfumers at Nishane looked to answer this question.
“We are all hungry for meaning, for purpose, for the feeling that our life is worth more than the sum of its parts. Luckily, humans are resourceful – we have infinite ways of finding meaning, and infinite potential sources of meaning. We can find meaning in every scenario, every event, every occurrence, every context. We can find meaning in the sublime, in the absurd, in the dull and dreary, and in the perfectly wretched in life. We intuitively know that we want meaning in our lives, and that meaning helps us thrive.”– Nishane
Nishane Mana is available on the company’s main website, as well as certain boutiques in the near future. The fragrance is concentrated as an Extrait de Parfum and is equipped with an atomizer. Mana retails for $575 USD and is available in a 50ml bottle.