Hello guys,... you already know it: A new evening = A new comment!
Today I come to a fragrance that sounds a little Indian from the sound, Nahema. Anyway, I find...
The name is supposed to mean "fire girl", which is to express that a girl or a woman should be sweet and pretty, but also spirited and passionate, that is, stunning, just like Jean-Paul Guerlain, the creator of this fragrance here, found the French actress Catherine Deneuve.
Jean-Paul was inspired by this actress, whom he saw in the movie "Benjamin - Aus dem Tagebuch einer männlichen Jungfrau", to this fragrance. In one scene Catherine was seen in a white silk dress, standing in a gilded cage (actually an aviary, with birds inside) surrounded by roses, and Jean-Paul found her absolutely stunning. And that's exactly the kind of scent he wanted to compose. It should be a fragrance where the wearer of the fragrance should emanate an unforgettable, gripping and dreamlike aura. It took Jean-Paul four years to develop this fragrance. In the end a rose fragrance came out which was so outstanding that even a rose was named after this fragrance here: The Nahema rose. In this case my title of the commentary alludes to the name of the fragrance, and not to the film with Sean Connery, which I honestly haven't seen completely until today... yes yes, I'm a philistine, because the film is supposed to be so great... I'll watch it if it should appear on Netflix at some point :D
The fragrance actually begins immediately with roses. They smell soft and soft, beautiful and very feminine. There are also light aldehydes and fruity notes of peach and pear. A few minutes later there are more flowery notes, of which I can smell the lilacs and a little ylang-ylang (and of which I think that especially the ylang-ylang will become quite strong later on).
The roses remain in the foreground, but you can also smell the other scents for a while, so that it doesn't only smell like roses. The vanilla germinates from the middle part, which makes the fragrance softer and a little more powdery. Over time I also find the scent to be clean, which is not to be confused with soapy, because soapy is not the scent at all. In any case, the fragrance, although already softened by the aforementioned vanilla, becomes even softer and thus even more beautiful by the beautifully resinous scented Peru balsam.
Towards the base there are still roses to be smelled, but the scent is also generally flowery, whereby I would continue here to tap on the lilacs, which with time smell quite slightly stuffy, ... well, I always feel that way, but you ladies could like it much better. The Ylang-Ylangs are unfortunately as expected getting heavier and heavier, especially in the later base. So after many hours I find this fragrance here a little stuffy and sultry. Although not as extremely unpleasant as some other fragrances, I just don't like it. That would also be my only point of criticism in this otherwise so beautiful fragrance. Apart from this, the late base also smells of soft, powdery and clean notes, and the fragrance is also slightly spicy. By the way, the roses weaken considerably in the end.
A beautiful fragrance worth testing, especially if you have nothing against fragrances like ylang-ylang.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is strong, especially at the beginning, and weakens slightly in the further course. Nevertheless, the fragrance remains at a good level for a while, so that it will be good to smell on one.
The shelf life is extremely good, as the fragrance lasts over twelve hours.
The bottle is cylindrical and ends in a dome. It is covered with bees (69 to be exact... that was the imperial symbol in France...) and has a small recess on the front where the label was embedded. The lid is round and decorated in the same way as the domed part of the bottle. All in all, as always a very beautiful bottle, which is both beautiful to look at and lies well in the hand.
Okay, the scent is actually nice. What disturbs me about it, I just said in the description of the fragrance, so the Ylang-Ylang. In the beginning you can smell a lot of rose. But I myself can't do too much with rose scents, so I can't distinguish between the different rose scents. However, I think that rose fans in particular could enjoy this fragrance much better and, above all, could see the subtle differences to other rose fragrances than I could here now.
I think it's nice that the scent smells like roses, but not just like roses. Besides the described scents it has a nice, soft side and seems to me to be powdery-clean. This makes him indeed very feminine, as Jean-Paul intended. But while in the beginning it looks like a fragrance for everyone (well, actually "every woman" :D), in the end it becomes more of a fragrance, which in my opinion shouldn't stand so much on younger people, because it already starts to smell quite ripe. However, this "maturity" here has an elegant touch and has become a fragrance for going out for beautiful evenings or occasions. Therefore it is worth a look, especially for rose fans who want a well composed fragrance in the usual Guerlain quality!
Wow... I think this time I did it again (a rather rare moment), where I didn't talk too much nonsense and fool around. You see, that's possible too! :DD
So today I come to the end and wish you a nice weekend :)