Mert Güzel and Murat Katran have always been passionate about fragrances.
Aware of the cultural heritage of their hometown Istanbul, they founded their own fragrance house Nishane in 2012.
Mert graduated in sociology in Istanbul and soon after his graduation he founded a publishing company editing coffetable books about Turkish luxury hotels. This brought him into contact with personalities in the fields of gastronomy, hospitality, tourism and luxury goods.
After his university education, Murat worked as an export manager for one of the largest steel mills in Turkey. Later on he started his own export company and as a result travelled a lot and came in touch with different cultures.
He also worked as a professional actor in theatres in Istanbul for 13 years during his school years and apprenticeship and thus always had a connection to art.
Nishane is one of the few luxury fragrance houses from Turkey. The fragrances are unique and often build a remarkable bridge between the classic European and the opulent Oriental perfumery.
In addition to the complex, multi-faceted compositions, Nishane perfumes have a high concentration of fragrance oil (Extrait de Parfum) and thus an extremely high longevity.
Selected fragrances from Nishane Istanbul are available at your Perfume Art Shop Holger Dubben - specialist shop for extraordinary fragrances and exclusive cosmetics - in Cologne.
Our highlight: "Hunded Silent Ways" of the 'Rumi' collection - a white flower dream wrapped up in clouds of cotton candy