The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Cereus No. 3


cereus 3WHAT I SMELL: No. 3 had the harshest and most odd opening I have experienced in a long time.  It didn’t last but for a few seconds, but it smelled like rubbing iodine.  Thankfully, very quickly No. 3 turns into magnolia sweetened by sunshiny lemons.  Eventually, this bright and lemony sweet magnolia starts blending with the peony and musk which gives it a bit more of a warmer  feel.  This isn’t great, but it’s not horribly bad either.  However, I think it could become headache inducing.  The smell of magnolia can go a long way.

From Fragrantica:

Cereus No.3 is a fragrance built around citrusy accords, refreshing magnolia petals, jasmine and peony in a heart. Delicate flowers are resting on a sensual base dominated by musk.

Lemon PledgeWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Lemon Pledge …no, make that Parfum Lemon Pledge because it’s just slightly better that regular Lemon Pledge!

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE  NO. 3:  bright, clean, freshnoxious (fresh in an overly artificial way)

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NO. 3: I didn’t find any other reviews!

BOTTOM LINE: Meh.  I see this is a summer scent for some unfortunate woman in Florida who paid too much money to smell like what she believes makes her smell pretty.

  • Bone Rating: 2.5 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Floral
  • Classification: Very feminine
  • Expense: $125 for 100ml EdP

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

17 thoughts on “Cereus No. 3

  1. Freshnoxious, what a wonderful word!


  2. thanks, Monsieur Hound….I shall pass on this one!


  3. Good to know…I was intrigued when I began reading your review, then the Parfum Lemon Pledge said it all.


  4. Blehhhh this sounds like it smells absolutely horrible! I get migraines from Lemon Pledge, so I’ll be sure to stay away from this one.


  5. Hahahaha! You’re “Bottom Line” is absolutely hillarious :’) You bitch of a thing!
    Great negative write up Houndy.


  6. If I want to smell like my clean coffee table I will just spritz some Pledge on my finger and dab it behind my ears. LOVED the review, full of whit and style. Too bad the perfume just lies there like an old dust free Formica counter.


  7. I like Pledge! I mean, for furniture not as a perfume. But thank you for taking one for the team 😉


  8. Ha, ha, ha….lovely. I love your vivacious descriptions.


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