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. …But intriguingly while I appreciate it a lot it does not work well with my skin chemistry. As it wore on it almost seemed…angry *laughing* 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.
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