Tom Ford Cherry Smoke Dupe | Vegan & refillable Alternative – No.676
Main accords: Cherry, woody, smoky, leathery, fruity, sweet, nutty, musky, almond, floral
Cherry Smoke opens with boozy cherry, liqueur-like, but not too syrupy. It is slightly dry with a hint of smokiness up top. Saffron is an inspired addition, adding spice to the opening, complementing the cherry in an interesting manner while paving the way to the amber accord that permeates this scent.
The amber accord is initially sweet – perhaps the peachy notes give this impression, but becomes increasingly leathery as it develops. It is never overtly musky, instead softly musky and reminiscent of makeup in a handbag (not quite a lipstick accord, but going in the right direction).
As it develops further, a soft smoky-woody accord creeps in, complementing the leather note with its dryness. The cherry remains, dry and restrained. It eventually fades to a soft, dry leather scent with a wisp of cherry smoke (aptly) remaining until final fade. Sillage and longevity are moderate.
An unusual yet well put-together take on a cherry-centred scent, CS is sophisticated and perfectly unisex – a feat for this note. A dark, cherry-leather gem.
Natural alternative, cruelty-free & vegan equivalent inspired by Tom Ford Cherry Smoke