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