Tom Ford Lost Cherry is one of the most popular fragrances
by Tom Ford and it’s a perfect addition for spring. Offering a flirty and
sensual fragrance that is perfect for date night. Obviously the original is a
little on the pricey side, so fortunately there’s some pretty good Lost Cherry
Dupes out there.
The notes are a little unusual as surprisingly cherry isn’t
actually that common of a scent, but it’s also not too hard to mimic as long as
the dupe maker manages to avoid it smelling too artificial.
Fortunately 3 of
the usual suspects have managed to do it quite well nailing the almost and
cherry notes that give Tom Ford Lost Cherry it’s signature luxurious scent. We’re
looking for a scent with the staying power, of Tom Ford of course, in terms of
scent the top notes should be sweet and not artificial fading through the nutty
textures and ending with the woody based notes without being overpowered by the
alcohol as some of the lesser Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupes do.
Lost Cherry top notes: Black Cherry, Almond
The middle notes: Sour Cherry, Vanilla, Spice
The base notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peru Balsam
The best of the dozens of Lost Cherry clones we tested was copycat, followed by zara's and with the essence vault lost cherry bringing up the third spot.
Lost Cherry is a very sensual fragrance, it does work for
everyday wear, but may be a bit much for the office. We always like a bit of
Tom Ford here, but if you do wear one of the dupes during the day we’d say keep
it to a single spritz as it can be a bit overwhelming.
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Tom Ford lost cherry is quite potent and the top notes hold for about 8 hours, with the scent often sitting on the skin overnight. The best dupes of lost cherry manage to do the same.
Some are, some most definitely aren't we only found 3 that we'd be happy to recommend as reasonable alternatives to the original. There are a few that also manage pretty good scent copies, but they didn't last on the skin for more than an hour or so.
In our side by side test we couldn't particularly tell them apart after 30 mins. In the very initial spray test there is a notable difference for the first minute or so, but this soon fades. The cherry comes off perhaps a little too strong for those first few seconds. The middle notes hold up with the sour cherry and vanilla giving the scent it's almost bakewell like appeal and even catch the subtle turkish rose.
After this it settles and you can't really tell the two appart when it's on the skin. The staying power is just as good as the original and the customer reviews of the product holds up for a good 6-8 hours. All in all we've got no complaints with CopyCat Fragrance Lost Cherry.
Overall we'd rate the Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupe 5/5 for value, closeness to the original and for staying power. We'd highly recommend you give it a try. It's also available in one of their sample packs so you can get that with a few other great fragrances for less than a 10r. In terms of reviews it's actually quite well liked by men as well despite not technically being a unisex scent.
A slightly cheaper option to copycat, although not by much, it does lack the staying power, holding up for about 4 hours. It benefits from incredibly positive customer reviews as does the copycat version. The essence vault lost cherry dupe has a slightly more floral smell, and the top notes (the sweeter almond and cherry) do fade a little bit quicker.
All in all it's still a great pick and you wouldn't notice too much difference on a night out, although on a spring afternoon you can notice some differences between this and the original lost cherry after a couple of hours.
As for an "intense" essence vault lost cherry review, that's a bit better, it holds up for about 6 hours and the sweet cherry notes do hold up, but that version is the same price as copy cat and not quite as good of a scent match.
When asking the question is zara cherry smoothie any good? The answer is a resounding yes.
In terms of the scent match it's a little too heavy on the vanilla to smell identical to lost cherry, but it's a good scent in it's own right. We'd definitely say this smells similar to lost cherry, but the zara option isn't an exact match by any stretch. The almond note is strong, but it misses out on the more subtle floral elements. A lot of customers recommend layering it with something floral to fully recreate the original scent.
It's projection and staying power are somewhere in the middle of the essence vault and copycat dupes giving about 5 to 6 hours.