Summary: Wowza - what a gorgeous rose scent. Some years back I had a bottle of vintage Nahema EDP in the black and gold box and I was not fond of it at all. I got metallic rose patchouli or some sort. it really did not smell right to me and I sold it. Fast forward to Nahema parfum extrait 2013 - turkish rose absolute in all it's glory is what Nahema in extrait i like . it reminds me of Une Rose by Frederic Malle.
Summary: I wanted to like Nahema so badly, on paper it was a dead cert that I would. After searching it out for a long while I finally found and purchased a bottle. In it's favour I would say it is interesting, it evolves over time, and has different angles...but I didn't like any of them! For me there is a cloying sickly smell like antibiotic syrup for kids (the peach I guess) and there is a pungent, acrid floor polish type smell (the rose)..
Summary: I used Nahema as my signature perfume in the 80's when I was in my twenties and was disappointed when it was discontinued. It is my signature perfume again and it is still unique and appropriate for any age.
Summary: This is evocative of a promenade in a fragrant, opulent rose garden, it is an hommage to the rose, and the name looks back to the orient, because this rose does not come from an English garden... Sheherazadeh is the leading motive in Nahéma - and as the fairy tale develops, it shows a tender, warming aspect with vanilla, peru balm and sandalwood. In a way Nahéma is a precursor of many rose scents which were to follow later, e.g. the loud but gorgeous Paris by YSL.
Summary: I bought a sample of the EDP from The Perfumed Court after reading the review from Now Smell This about a year ago, and again more recently. When I finally put a tiny drop on my thumb, it was magic. At first there was nothing but a musty chemical smell, then a rose unfolded before my eyes. I almost cried. Once it's rested, the rose fades to a light powdery scent on my skin, but I'm hoping for a longer rose scent with further experiments.
Summary: Silky rose, for evening gowns and/or vintage lingerie. This review is for the parfum version. Nahema feels luxurious. Deep velvety rose, a little juicy at first, and sometimes my skin pulls a bit of spice (cinnamon or cardamom) in the first 10 minutes (though nothing like Lyric or OJ Ta’if). Pure rose, in that it hasn’t been mixed with wine or musks or anything gourmand. But it’s not dewy-fresh either, or at least not for long. Nahema has a diva feel. No sharp edges.
Summary: Venus floating on a cloud.The rose/peach combination is lush, generous, opulent, but with a sense of humor...like a happy baby playing suds of soap or wide-eyed girl innocently batting her eyelashes. And yet in spite of this caricature-like femininity, Nahema manages to be complex, alluring, erotic.
Summary: I love rose scents, but this was cloying and overly sweet to me...a high-pitched rose-extreme. It's also suffocatingly strong and long lasting; I spritzed it on my wrist and on a card, and it just lasted for ages on both!