Nahema

I’ve seen Nahema around on Instagram and wondered what it was all about (Guerlain 1979). It sounded like a truly mysterious rose. And, it is… Of all the roses I’ve tried this is by far the darkest and wildest. It’s not dark and wild in some trite, static-moment-in-history, tacky way either. The peru balsam mixes with the green 70’s peach and creates a velvety thickness that flanks the daring rose. It’s nothing to be trifled with. At all. …Intriguingly while I appreciate it a lot it does not work well with my skin chemistry. As it wore on it almost seemed…angry (🤔😂)…and as much as I wanted to love it for personal use I can’t. 😞 But for those Nahema likes I imagine it’s absolute bliss to wear… 🌿 The details: This is a vintage (1980’s or 90’s) miniature Guerlain Nahema parfum.

Top notes: rose, peach, bergamot, green notes and aldehyde notes. Middle notes: hyacinth, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lilac and lily of the valley. Base notes: vanilla, passion flower, Peru balsam, vetiver and sandalwood.

Nose: Jean-Paul Guerlain

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