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- Bottom line up front:
- My Top Picks at a Glance
- About Tom Ford Lost Cherry
- Tips When Finding Dupes
- How I Chose These Dupes
- My Favorite Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupes
- Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum
- Victoria's Secret Bombshell Intense
- Alexandria Fragrances Fructus Virginis
- Montagne Parfums Parfum de Cerise
- Zara Cherry Smoothie
- Ramon Monegal Cherry Musk
- Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir
- Pacifica Cherry Moon
- Alt Fragrances Cherry Smash
- Dua Popped Cherry
- Dossier Ambery Cherry
- Fragrenza Amarena Cherry
- Best Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupes: Bottom Line
Coming from a perfume enthusiast, it’s challenging to find a perfume that stands out. But Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry is one of the few scents that are unique in the world of perfume.
Combining the scents of fruity black cherry with gourmand notes, Lost Cherry is an evening scent that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a unisex fragrance and smells sensual on both men and women; just because it has “cherry” in the name doesn’t mean this is a good fragrance pick for teenagers. However, this perfume also comes with a hefty $300 price tag!
Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives that have a similar scent. Here are the best Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupes.
Bottom line up front:
While I suggest looking at all of these dupes, Carolina Herrera’s Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum is my favorite. Instead of cherry, Very Good Girl features redcurrant with a tart and fruity profile. However, Very Good Girl is also expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable dupes on my list.
My Top Picks at a Glance
- Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum (MicroPerfumes / Amazon)
- Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Intense (Amazon)
- Alexandria Fragrances Fructus Virginis (Amazon)
About Tom Ford Lost Cherry
Lost Cherry emerges with top notes of sour cherry, liquor, and almond. Sour cherry continues to the middle notes, along with rose, plum, and jasmine. This perfume boasts impressive base notes such as vanilla, tonka bean, cinnamon, sandalwood, cedar, cloves, vetiver, and patchouli.
Those are a lot of fragrance notes, right? I didn’t even list all of them. If you want a good description of the fragrance, I will best describe it as Cherry Coke or Dr. Pepper Cherry. The fragrance also reminds me of the bottled cherry syrup you can put on desserts and pancakes. It’s a fruity-gourmand fragrance; since it’s unisex, it’s not as sweet as other fruit and cherry perfumes.
Launched by Tom Ford in the year 2018, this is an amber floral fragrance that has a blend of sour cherry, almond and liquor, rose and jasmine sambac, tonka bean, vanilla, peru balsam, cedar, cloves, vetiver and patchouli.
Tips When Finding Dupes
While I will recommend some Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupes, I suggest you look for your own and continue shopping for dupes of your favorite perfumes. But how do you find the best fragrance dupes? Here’s some advice.
The dupe brand should always be reliable and trustworthy. If you’re buying from an unfamiliar brand, conduct some research to ensure the company is legitimate and doesn’t engage in deceptive practices. Read the ingredients to ensure the perfume doesn’t contain environmentally hazardous ingredients or chemicals.
Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry is expensive, so it’s best to find a more affordable dupe. The amount you spend depends on what you can afford, though I’ve found dupes that vary in price between $25-$100. Understand that cheap perfume doesn’t mean it’s terrible. I will recommend a couple of fragrances in the $20 category that is some of my personal favorites and smell amazing.
The dupe you choose should smell similar to the original. I suggest looking at the fragrance notes and finding the dominant note(s). You can find this information on the perfume company’s website and another source such as Fragrantica.
In addition to smelling similar to the original, the dupe should generally smell great, and the fragrance should linger. If neither the original nor the dupe last on you, your pheromones may be to blame. I suggest sampling different fragrances to find the notes that last on your unique pheromones.
Believe it or not, searching for fragrance dupes is pretty standard. In addition to guides such as this one, you can read reviews on the company site, third-party seller websites, and resources like Fragrantica to ensure that the dupe you’re looking for actually does smell like the perfume.
Even if you can’t find this information through reviews, it’s a good idea to read reviews anyway, especially if it’s a brand you never used. Reviewers will offer an unbiased look into the company and perfume, so you can ensure the company is trustworthy.
How I Chose These Dupes
First, I ensured that the fragrances shared similar notes. I must admit that Lost Cherry is a unique scent, so I had to dig to find these dupes.
I also checked brand reliability and where you can find the brand. I prioritized fragrances you can find in-store versus ones only available online. This ensures that you can test out the fragrance before buying it. While scent longevity depends on your pheromones, I did search reviews to see what various people said about longevity. These perfumes lasted a long time for me, but everyone’s pheromones are different.
Of course, I took price into consideration. These dupes are cheaper than Tom Ford Lost Cherry, even if they’re technically on the pricier scale.
My Favorite Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupes
Are you ready to find the best dupe for Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry? Here are some of my favorites!
This isn’t an exact dupe to Lost Cherry, but it has that same playful yet mischievous vibe. That and my mom is a big fan of Carolina Herrera fragrances.
Redcurrant is the main note of Very Good Girl; it has a fruity yet tart fragrance, so it’s similar to the tart cherry in the Tom Ford fragrance.
The perfume has a vanilla base mixed with a sultry rose, which works best as a night fragrance. And seriously, have you seen the packaging?
- Complex fragrance — sweet yet spicy
- It contains several notes for a unique scent
- Cute packaging
- Those of all ages can wear it
- It might be too intense for some people
- It only works best as a night fragrance
- Has redcurrant instead of cherry
This is probably my favorite Victoria’s Secret fragrance. I’ve tried a couple of VS body sprays, and this one lasts the longest. If you want a more potent perfume or one that lasts longer, I suggest buying the perfume, not the body mist. The fragrance opens up with lush cherry that then fades to red peony. Vanilla is at the base, making this fragrance sweeter.
- My favorite VS scent
- It lasts a long time for me
- The perfume variety lasts longer than the body mist.
Scent notes of lush cherry, red peony, and sultry vanilla. Mist is the lightest version of the fragrance. Perfect for a quick spray throughout the day. Layer on top of matching Fine Fragrance Lotion for a long-lasting fragrance experience.
This is another fragrance that became famous for its similarity to Lost Cherry. It does have many of the same notes as Lost Cherry, but the fragrance evolves differently. Like Lost Cherry, Fructus Virginis opens with black cherry, cherry liqueur, and almond.
However, we see tonka bean at the heart instead of the base notes. The floral notes make up the base in addition to the wood notes, resulting in a scent that I think is more cherry-forward than fruity gourmand.
- Similar to Lost Cherry
- My recommendation if you want a cherry-dominant scent
- Dry down is beautiful
- Better as a night fragrance
- It isn’t as sweet as Lost Cherry
- It doesn’t smell like natural cherry
Notes: Black Cherry, Bitter Almond, Cherry Liqueur, Griotte Syrup, Tonka Bean, Peru Balsam, Cedar, Sandalwood, Turkish Rose, Vetiver, Jasmine Sambac.
Montagne Parfums Parfum de Cerise
I have to say, it’s challenging to find a men’s or unisex fragrance with cherry as the top note. This is one of the few ones that I could find. This perfume by Montagne Parfums is nearly spot on and is a fraction of the price.
Parfum de Cerise has the same two top notes as Lost Cherry — cherry, rose, and almond. Jasmine, gardenia, and pistachio are at the heart. Cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, and tonka are at the base, making this perfume even richer than Lost Cherry.
Because this perfume focuses on fruity, woody, and floral fragrance as opposed to gourmand notes, this perfume lasts even longer on me. Remember that this fragrance is sold out on the Montagne Parfum website.
- Near identical dupe to Lost Cherry
- Other perfumes in their catalog also smell good
- Sold out currently
Zara Cherry Smoothie
Zara is a fragrance brand that I’ve seen more frequently. Their fragrances are affordable and high-quality, making their perfumes a great dupe to designer brands.
Cherry Smoothie has many of the same qualities as Lost Cherry; it opens with cherry but is also joined by plum, one of my favorite fragrance notes ever. The berry fragrances continue at the heart, mixed with powder notes. You can smell tonka bean and vanilla at the base, making up the sweeter scents.
Cherry Smoothie isn’t drastically different but also isn’t a complete Lost Cherry rip-off. I find the plum and berry notes make this fragrance sweeter and fruitier. There are still gourmand notes here, but they’re not overwhelming. This is a great scent if you don’t like the other Lost Cherry dupes. One complaint I read from others is how the other fragrances don’t have the same powdery finish as Lost Cherry, though Cherry Smoothie does.
- It smells like a fruity tart dessert
- Good quality
- Good day and night scent
- Great packaging
- Simpler than Lost Cherry
- May smell sweeter and more gourmand on some people
- Some reviewers complained it smells like cherry cough syrup on them
If you’re looking for something equally as luxurious as Tom Ford Lost Cherry, I suggest choosing this fragrance. It is on the pricier side but is balanced well.
As a unisex fragrance, this one smells more like musk than any of the other dupes on this list. The fragrance opens with white musk, raspberry, and cherry, then transcends to rose, jasmine, and cedarwood at the heart. Amberwood makes up the base, which is one of my favorite fragrance notes of all time.
- Good fruity unisex fragrance
- Similar to Lost Cherry with the tart cherry scent
- As a unisex fragrance, it smells fresher than sweet
- Good daytime and nighttime fragrance
- Some reviewers reported that this smells like cherry gummies on them
- Musk smells a little synthetic
One of the nicest things we can enjoy in Spain in March, is the flowering of over a million cherry trees on the valle del Jerte, painting a sea of white flowers of sublime scent that will turn into the fruit of desire: cherries.
This famous fragrance by Guerlain isn’t an exact Lost Cherry replica, but it is one of my personal favorites. In addition to black cherry, the fragrance opens up with a rose top note. The fragrance transcends to powdery, which still makes this a good dupe for Lost Cherry.
- Long-lasting fragrance
- A designer fragrance that’s cheaper than Tom Ford
- Beautiful packaging
- Not as sweet as Lost Cherry — has more floral and powdery notes
- The powder notes might smell like detergent on some people
A fruity floral fragrance for contemporary women. Top notes of bergamot, black cherry, almond & berries. Heart notes of Bulgarian rose & Turkish rose absolute. Base notes of liquorice, patchouli & black lapsang tea leaves.
I love Pacifica, but I’m so-so about their fragrances. This one smells amazing, but it didn’t last long on me at all. This perfume is a good dupe if you want the sweetness of Lost Cherry. But unlike Lost Cherry, Cherry Moon has sugar, which makes it smell more like cherry hard candies to me. Instead of tart cherry, Pacifica uses cherry blossom in this scent. Compared to the fruit, cherry blossoms have a fresher and more floral scent.
I recommend this one if you want a sweet floral perfume without Lost Cherry’s gourmand notes. Who knows, I may give this perfume another chance.
- Cherry blossom is a lovely Oriental floral scent
- It smells like real cherry blossoms, nothing synthetic
- The sugar gives this perfume its cherry hard candy vibe
- It may not smell good on everyone or last that long
Spring-kissed bright tart cherry, the kind that makes the back of your mouth water, is softened up with some sugary, syrupy notes, with a tiny bit of green to add balance.
Alt Fragrances Cherry Smash
Alt Fragrances is another brand that makes affordable versions of designer fragrances, and Cherry Smash is their take on Lost Cherry.
I think this one is the most authentic since it has that cherry dessert syrup smell. Like Lost Cherry, this fragrance opens up with cherry, cherry liqueur, and almond. Cherry syrup continues in the heart, along with jasmine and rose. Sandalwood, tonka bean, and cedarwood make up the base. I suggest this dupe if you want a cherry-dominant perfume that’s less gourmand since the cherry notes take over all sweetness. This perfume is also long-lasting.
- Only need a little spritz
- Near identical to Lost Cherry
- It may be too intense for some
- The cherry scent may not work on all pheromones
Dua Popped Cherry
Dua Brand’s Popped Cherry is another fragrance that Lost Cherry inspired. Like Lost Cherry, it opens up with black cherry, cherry liqueur, and almond. But there are more Oriental notes, with rose and jasmine in the heart. Cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, and tonka make up the base.
To me, this perfume does have the cherry cola syrupy scent as Lost Cherry, but with the Oriental notes. It’s a unique take on this classic cherry gourmand fragrance. This isn’t the cheapest perfume on this list, but it is still significantly more affordable than Lost Cherry.
- Very similar to Lost Cherry
- More Oriental notes than powdery scents
- Good lifespan
- Sweet but in a fruity way
- Good quality
- Some reviewers, including myself, think the name is tacky and inappropriate.
Dossier is becoming my new favorite fragrance company. This company makes affordable fragrance dupes inspired by some of the most prestigious designer perfumes.
Like Lost Cherry, Ambery Cherry is cherry and almond forward, though I think it smells more like baked goods thanks to the clove and cinnamon notes. Ambery Cherry also removes the cherry liqueur notes and replaces them with more floral notes, giving the fragrance more weight. It’s still a similar dupe, and I recommend this one if you don’t like Lost Cherry’s syrup scent.
There are some downsides to Ambery Cherry. If gourmand scents work better for your pheromones, you’ll find that Ambery Cherry won’t perform as well as Lost Cherry. But at around $50, this is a good perfume if you’re looking for an affordable fruity-floral fragrance.
- Great everyday perfume
- Sweet perfume but not overwhelming
- Complex fragrance notes, but they complement each other well
- It lasts a long time if fruity and floral notes work for your pheromones
- It may not last long if gourmand notes work better on your pheromones.
Ambery Cherry (Inspired by T.Ford Lost Cherry) opens with an incredible burst of cherry and almond, which progressively vanishes to give room to warm spices, like cinnamon and clove, and fresh flowers, like rose and jasmine.
Fragrenza Amarena Cherry
Amarena Cherry is a close duplicate to Lost Cherry but isn’t exact. In addition to black cherry, jasmine emerges in the top note instead of the heart. However, the heart is sweeter with Amarena Cherry; you’ll smell syrupy cherry liqueur with rose, almond, and jasmine. I find the floral notes make this fragrance more sensual, perfect if you’re looking for a nighttime perfume.
- Cherry-forward with Oriental floral notes
- Sweet yet mysterious fragrance
- Great for nighttime wear
- Less syrupy than Lost Cherry
- It lasts a long time
- Amarena Cherry isn’t an exact dupe
- The Oriental notes may dominate the cherry notes on some people (they do on me)
Question: Does Lost Cherry last a long time?
Answer: Even though Lost Cherry is expensive, you get what you pay for. Assuming Lost Cherry works well with your pheromones, this perfume lasts an average of seven hours, with some reporting it lasts as long as 10 hours. This is why it’s recommended as a night fragrance.
Question: Is Lost Cherry too sweet for men?
Answer: You probably remember me saying that Lost Cherry is a unisex fragrance, yet you may think the gourmand notes may be too sweet for men. I suggest trying it for yourself. For the most part, I think this fragrance is too sweet for the average man unless this is the scent that you’re looking for.
Question: What are other good Tom Ford fragrances?
Answer: Beau de Jour is another popular Tom Ford cologne for men. I will best describe it as floral-herbal yet still masculine. Even though it opens with lavender notes, the herbal and earthy middle notes of oakmoss, rosemary, basil, and mint quickly take over. Amber and patchouli make up a deeper base.
I’m most intrigued by Jasmine Rouge for women. Sage, jasmine, and amber are the dominant notes, and this is best described as an erotic floral fragrance. Jasmine and amber work beautifully on my pheromones, so this would be a good fragrance for me.
Best Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupes: Bottom Line
My favorite Lost Cherry dupe is Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl (MicroPerfumes / Amazon), Eau de Parfum. It’s a very unique fragrance and has some similarities to Lost Cherry. I honestly prefer the redcurrant scent over cherry; redcurrant has a similar tart fruity profile but a more earthy smell. I think these notes blend better with the rose and vanilla notes.
Carolina Herrera is also a well-known fashion designer and beauty brand, though these perfumes are also priced higher. If you want a cherry-forward dupe like Lost Cherry and a more affordable fragrance, I suggest considering the rest of these dupes.