February 23rd, 2019

Pop goes the new perfume… Tom Ford Lost Cherry

For the title of this post, I really wanted to write “I lost my cherry to Tom Ford…” which is a cheeky pun that makes utterly no sense of course, but in a strange turn that was what happened to me.  Cherry notes generally do not rank high on my list of fragrance preferences, and I have a strong version to the sickening sweet variety used by many mainstream brands.  So admittedly, I was only mildly interested in the new Tom Ford Private Blend for its packaging.  I mean, who can resist the cherry red encased in clear glass bottle?  But one spritz of Lost Cherry, and I was utterly and completely besotted.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Tom Ford Lost Cherry literally pops with a trio of cherry accord – sweet, juicy cherries combined with a dash of tart griotte syrup and cherry liquor.  It morphs and takes on multiple facets in the opening burst before settling into a black cherry cordial.  The syrupy sweetness is kept in check by the presence of roasted bitter almonds, another quality that I don’t usually favour in a fragrance, but it lends a warm and green quality to the bouquet.

Soft lush petals of Turkish rose and jasmine sambac envelops the cherry heart, accompanied by a waft of vanilla.  It is perfectly balanced, the cherry is never completely veiled, instead it becomes softer and takes on a velvety quality that I love.  But true mastery is in maintaining the balance, and Lost Cherry has a surprising translucency that sets it apart.  When I tried to focus on it though, I found myself falling into a base of cedar-sandalwood-vetiver and tonka beans.  These lend subtle depth to the fragrance, and a sort of sexy masculinity.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry is a happy and playful scent, yet very grown-up and subtly sexy.  I’ve really enjoyed wearing it myself, but I can also see it on my man.  For the first few weeks after I received it, I could not stop wearing Lost Cherry.  If there is a purse-spray, I would buy it in a heartbeat.  Because unfortunately for me, Lost Cherry has very little sillage, staying very close to the skin.  Even then, it lasts only about 5 hours before being completely lost, so a mid-day touch-up is definitely needed.

This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

My picks from Pierres de Lumière de CHANEL
The one red that fits us all... Shu Uemura RD163


Chanel Fall 2016 makeup look ft Illusion d'Ombre Rouge Contraste Rouge Brule

Avid beauty lover living in sunny Singapore. Loves the finer things in life, and believes every gal deserves to be pampered!

Let’s connect:

Subscribe to be notified!

Enter your email & hit the button below to subscribe new posts notifications!

Archives