Sunday, December 29, 2013
Cereus Number 7
I wish I had the responsibility of naming creatively blended notes. "Pepperwood, Pomerose and Coachwood" are not bad, but I would make sure the names I gave were completely absurd, catchy and of course misleading. Oh wait.......that job is already occupied by numerous folks. Okay, okay........I'm not bitchin.......I just really wish I had their job !!! I could be just as good at misnaming as they are, probably better if I focused on it. At any rate, kudos to the ones that have the good fortune of getting paid for naming the notes in accords. It's my dream job that will never come to fruition unless of course, I go through the expense of having a fragrance made, marketed and distributed; all contingent on me having final say on names.
So, do I think Cereus No.7 is a winner? The bohemian approach it uses allows it to be, but I don't believe this was ever a mainstream favorite. A minority like myself may like the eccentricity, but mall purchasers would more than likely shun a non-generic creation. Once again, we like what we like and to hell with everything else. Sillage is moderate with longevity approximately 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Cereus No.7 and its originality. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended on this one.