NISHANE is the first and only Istanbul-based niche perfume brand to be celebrated globally for its unique perspective on artistic perfumery. The uniqueness of the scent creations easily identifies this.

Inspired by Istanbul’s rooted traditions, modern vision, and cosmopolitan structure, NISHANE is ready to be the indicator of the value you place on yourself and your loved ones with unique and sophisticated fragrances and the elegant touch of its artistic collections designed with utmost care. This is an offer of exclusivity derived from a deeply rooted culture.

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Where did Nishane Perfumery Start Perfuming?

Despite the fact that Istanbul has been on the trade map for thousands of years, famed for spices, silk, and flowers (particularly roses), it’s amazing to think that until recently, the fine fragrances sold there were primarily made in France or Italy. With perfume connoisseurs seeking scents not only inspired by a wider range of cultures and smell memories, but also created by houses from those locales, Turkey’s niche perfume map was long overdue for a redrawing. Step forward two young men who went to university with different business plans but were drawn together on the same perfumed path.

Murat Katran, born in Istanbul, had explored his more artistic side and had a professional acting career in school, but graduated from Boaziçi University International Trade Department, then working as an export manager for Turkey’s largest steel mills. Murat’s career took him all over the world, where he dealt with large luxury companies before establishing his own company exporting steel products.

Murat Katran and Mert Guzel (Nishane): "Istanbul is literally a bridge  between cultures" - Nez the olfactory cultural movement

Now proceed to stage left: Murat Katran, born in Istanbul, had explored his more artistic side and had a professional acting career in school before graduating from Boaziçi University International Trade Department and working as an export manager for one of Turkey’s largest steel mills. Murat’s career took him all over the world, where he dealt with large luxury companies before establishing his own steel exporting company.

Despite the fact that they came to the world of fragrance in different ways, Mert and Murat had a meeting of minds in 2010. Their desire to showcase the wonders of their favorite city, as well as Turkey as a country intrinsically infused with a love of fragrance, led them to establish Nishane in 2012 and finally put a pin in that perfumed map.

Murat described how Nishane grew from this seedling concept. ‘As big niche perfume lovers, we always knew that there was no Turkish brand in that field,’ he says. ‘This was an excellent starting point for us to differentiate our brand and position ourselves as the first in our domestic market.’ And scent made perfect sense as a way to communicate ‘the city’s spirit; as the cradle of many civilizations,’ Murat continues proudly. Istanbul has deeply ingrained traditions as well as a modern vision and cosmopolitan structure.’

Famous Nishane Scents To Wear:

Famous Nanshe Nishane

Nishane’s Nanshe is an amber floral fragrance for men and women. Nanshe was introduced in 2020. Cécile Zarokian is the perfumer behind this scent. Carrot Seeds, Cardamom, Yuzu, and Bergamot are the top notes; Rose, Floral Notes, Water Fruit, Ylang-Ylang, and Jasmine Sambac are the middle notes; and Powdery Notes, Orris, Sandalwood, Musk, and Patchouli are the base notes.

Nanshe is a captivating fragrance that combines the warmth of amber with the freshness of floral notes, making it suitable for both men and women. The top notes of carrot seeds, cardamom, yuzu, and bergamot create an invigorating opening, while the middle notes of rose, floral notes, water fruit, ylang-ylang, and jasmine sabac add a delicate and romantic touch. Finally, the base notes of powdery notes, orris, and sand 

Hacivat X Nishane

HACIVAT X is the new interpretation of NISHANE’s global hit HACIVAT (launched in 2017), paying homage to the traditional shadow play character with a chypre structure that exudes elegance, competence, and love of art. This fragrance is a celebration of life, with stimulating notes of pineapple and bergamot backed by woody notes. Top notes of juicy pineapple, zesty bergamot, and spicy pink pepper lead to a heart of refreshing lime, delicate jasmine, and orange blossom. The base notes include earthy patchouli, woody cedarwood, and Haitian vetiver.

NISHANE is excited to hear what HACIVAT fans around the world think about HACIVAT X and is confident that it will quickly become a new favorite among fragrance enthusiasts due to its highly addictive and enticing aroma.

Nefs Perfume of Nishane

Nishane’s Nefs is an Amber Vanilla fragrance for men and women. In 2019, Nefs was launched. Chris Maurice is the nose behind this fragrance. Honey, Saffron, Fig, Violet, and Sage are the top notes; Rose, Osmanthus, Nutmeg, Jasmine, and Geranium are the Nefs Perfume middle notes; and Agarwood (Oud), Vanilla, Whiskey, Leather, Amber, Gurjan balsam, Cinnamon, and Cedar are the Nefs base notes.

Fan Your Flames by Nishane

NISHANE Fan Your Flames Extrait De Parfum 50ml - Eau de parfum -

Nishane’s Fan Your Flames is a fragrance for both men and women. Fan Your Flames debuted in 2016. Jorge Lee is the nose behind this fragrance. Top notes include coconut and rum; middle notes include tobacco and tonka bean; and base notes include Chinese cedar and oakmoss.

 Fan Your Flames is a versatile fragrance that appeals to both men and women, making it a perfect choice for anyone seeking a captivating scent. Created by the talented perfumer Jorge Lee, this fragrance was introduced in 2016 and has since gained popularity for its unique blend of top notes like coconut and rum, middle notes of tobacco and tonka bean, and base notes of Chinese cedar and oakmoss. With its enticing combination of ingredients, Fan Your Flames is sure to leave a lasting impression wherever it is.

Hundred Silent Ways of Nishane

Nishane’s Hundred Silent Ways is a fragrance that is appropriate for both men and women. Hundred Silent Ways was released in 2016. The top notes are tuberose, peach, and Mandarin orange; the middle notes are gardenia, jasmine, and orris; and the base notes are vanilla, sandalwood, and vetiver.

Best Zenne perfume by Nishane

NISHANE Zenne 50 Ml - Eau de parfum -

The lead characters of the traditional Turkish shadow play, popularized during the Ottoman period and then spread to most nation states that comprised the Ottoman Empire, most notably in Turkey and Greece, are KARAGOZ (meaning “black eye” in Turkish) and HACIVAT (shortened in time from “Hac vaz” meaning “vaz the Pilgrim”), ZENNE (the common name of the generally beautiful and flirty women featuring in various plays). Mert Güzel and Murat Katran, the creative directors, hoped to bring the legend of Karagoz and Hacivat into the modern world. The perfume trilogy was created in collaboration with perfumer Jorge Lee and was inspired by their playful characters. 

Afrika Olifant Nishane

Nishane’s Afrika Olifant is an Amber fragrance for men and women. Afrika Olifant debuted in 2015. Jorge Lee is the nose behind this fragrance. Top notes include Myrhh, Ambergris, Olibanum, and Labdanum; middle notes include Castoreum, Civet, Leather, and Agarwood (Oud); and base notes include Musk and Synthetic Civet.

The combination of Myrhh, Ambergris, Olibanum, and Labdanum in the top notes gives Afrika Olifant a warm and resinous opening. The middle notes of castoreum, civet, leather, and agarwood add depth and complexity to the fragrance, while the base notes of musk and synthetic civet provide a sensual and long-lasting dryness.

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