Nahema extrait by Guerlain
Notes : bergamot, hesperides, aldehydes, green notes ,rose, jasmine, lilac, hyacinth , lily of the valley,ylang ylang , passion fruit, peru balsam, vetiver, vanilla and sandalwood. †( taken from www. perfumeshrine.com )†
I once had the black and gold vintage Nahema in EDP . I disliked it so much I sold it off. It was angular metallic rose with an edge that put me off.
I was sent a lovely sample of Nahema in extrait from Guerlain recently which I tried without much expectation from my previous Nahema encounter.†
Well, the extrait opens gloriously - and I mean superbly turkish rose †- oily, deep ,rich , a little fruity , organic - like turkish rose otto . In color, Nahema at this stage is a shiny deep Burmese ruby red.†
†Nahema rivals Malle's brilliant rose scent Une Rose ...for the moment .†
Gee whizz.... for the first half an hour, I planned in my head how I was going to afford this beauty . Nahema extrait for the first 30 -45 minutes is pure unadulterated turkish rose oil on my skin. Heaven !!!! Then the greenery started to peak through with touches of the muguet . No ylang on me at all. Sadly, after an hour, Nahema has spread thin and angular once again . It became similar to the Nahema I knew in vintage EDP.†
I do wonder if the passion fruit is lending that sour metallic * ting* to Nahema as it dries down. It's not very comfortable after the brilliant start. I stopped thinking of how to afford it ! *LOL*†
Nahema pure perfume lasts for a very very long time, it unfolds slowly with a few twists and turns. The color is that lovely golden perfume color.
The extrait has persistence and a subtle but definite sillage. In all it is still an excellent Guerlain but not for me. Shame... as I adore that rich rose beginning.†