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Scentsational: Cereus Femme

I’m going to start this by saying I’m not big on scents. I never wear fragrance beyond what my hair conditioner, lotion or deodorant provide, and I dunno, maybe it comes with age – but times it seems, they are a-changing. I recently had the opportunity to check out a few different fragrance collections and was pleasantly surprised to find that my super sensitive nose was stimulated in ways I’d never thought possible, and my brain didn’t react with the headache that usually follows when I overuse my smeller. Cereus Femme is a fragrance collection that comes following the success of the sleek and sexy color-coded and numbered Men’s collection Cereus Pour Homme, which was created under the direction of Bill Rosenbaum, who had previously headed the fragrance department at Abercrombie and Fitch.

The scents are light, yet edgy and “like her male counterpart, the Cereus woman is the emblem of modern femininity, strong yet delicate, the picture of modern sensuality.” My personal favorite of the three scents is #12, which I found fruity sweet, but not cloying – cut with a slight woodsy or musky note. After the jump, I’ve got some precise descriptions of the three scents, and some pictures of the sleek packaging that features sewn leather-bonded bottle tops, reminiscent of your favorite pocketbook or leather traveling case.
Cereus Fragrances are available at exclusively at Barneys in New York, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Dallas and Las Vegas, and retail for $125 for 50 ml / 1.7 FL. OZ.

Cereus Pour Femme #3
Capture the true essences of magnolia blossoms… This fresh sensual blend is touched with a hint of citrus and mingled with soothing petals of peony. Jasmine wrapped with warmed notes of musk creates an elegant, sophisticated scent of magnolia.

Cereus Pour Femme #9
Flirtatious notes of luscious black currant and juicy raspberry are commingled with the freshness of crisp crushed leaves and zesty bergamot to create this bright sparkling topnote, while the heart of the fragrance is built on the richness of Bulgarian Rose touched with the delicate petals of star jasmine and peony. The warm and sensual background possesses creamy Vanilla whipped with Musks, precious Sandalwood and Cedarwood to create an enticingly sophisticated fragrance experience.

Cereus Pour Femme #12
Evoke the scent of mystery…This delicate and captivating blend reveals a voluptuous fragrant combination of black currant, peach flower and watermelon surrounded by Brazilian Rosewood and vanilla for a mysterious yet modern sensuality.

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