I first met Manos three years ago in Milan. His simplicity, humility, gentleness, ethics and passion was evident from the first contact. These characteristics typically helped him to create the amazing fragrances you all know. Because Manos Gerakinis is not just a simple perfumer, he is a restless innovator inspired by his imagination and always turns simplicity to creativity!
The journey starts with Manos Gerakinis through his childhood memories in Kavala, Greece. His memories of the cultivation of saffron, tobacco, labdanum and honey amongst others, his natural talent for painting as well as history, philosophy and culture are the founding stones of his brand.
The journey continues in London, where Manos Gerakinis resides for more than a decade and travels around the world while working in luxury. He develops an exquisite taste and sophistication, an eye for detail and a deep appreciation of the arts and craftsmanship.
Sillage Royal is Manos Gerakinis’s first fragrance, which was originally created for himself and took nine months to complete. He cared to use the most exquisite and quality raw materials in order to create a statement fragrance with a strong personality. Longevity and quality became the key values of the brand.
The influence of Manos Gerakinis hometown, Kavala, is prominent in Sillage Royal which is a woody ambrée fragrance. The city was part of the Egyptian-Otoman Empire for hundred of years, while being powerful in the production of tobacco.
Top Notes: Smoke Note, Cardamon, Saffron, Curcuma
Heart Notes: Persian Rose, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Oud
Base Notes: Musk*, Amber Notes, Balsamic
*Images taken exclusively for The London Man Blog at the Esxence 2022 international perfume exhibition, in Milan.