Tom Ford Lost Cherry Dupe: Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie Comparison

Welcome to my review and comparison of the Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupe, Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie!

Tom Ford Lost Cherry is one of the most popular and well-known cherry fragrances, but it comes with a very steep price tag. Luckily, fragrances such as Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie exist, that offer a luxury experience at a fraction of the cost.

I compared both fragrances head to head to assess Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie as a dupe in terms of scent and performance.

Let’s compare Tom Ford Lost Cherry and Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie!

Overall
Longevity
Projection
Versatility
Value
Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Lost Cherry

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Review

Tom Ford Lost Cherry is one of Tom Ford’s most popular fragrances, and is a must-have for many fragrance collectors who love cherry fragrances.

Lost Cherry opens with the scent of sweet, syrupy, candied maraschino cherries. The bitter almond and cherry liqueur notes are present right away, creating a warm, boozy, syrupy-sweet cherry almond fragrance.

The spicy and woody base notes add depth, though the dark cherry sweetness remains present through the dry down.

Overall, Lost Cherry, is a warm, sweet, boozy cherry almond fragrance with a photo-realistic maraschino cherry opening and a deeply sweet and slightly spicy cherry almond dry down.

  • Top Notes: Bitter Almond, Black Cherry, Cherry Liqueur
  • Middle Notes: Sour Cherry, Plum, Turkish Rose, Jasmine Sambac
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peru Balsam, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Cloves, Cedar, Patchouli, Vetiver

✓ Pros

  • Beautiful, deeply sweet cherry almond scent
  • Great choice for fall and winter
  • Versatile

✗ Cons

  • Some find the opening too synthetic
  • Expensive


Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie Review

Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie is a popular and very affordable Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupe.

Lovely Chèrie opens with sweet, dark cherry and creamy almond notes. It is a very light and smooth fragrance. 

As Lovely Chèrie dries down, it remains smooth and sweet with the cherry and almond notes remaining present. The toffee gives this fragrance a very smooth, creamy sweetness, and subtle spicy notes become present, similar to Lost Cherry.

Overall, Lovely Chèrie replicates the sweet dark cherry and almond scent of Lost Cherry, but I find it lacks a bit of Lost Cherry’s spicy depth in the dry down.

  • Top Notes: Bitter Almond, Rose
  • Middle Notes: Cherry, Black Cherry, Amber
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Toffee, Peru Balsam

✓ Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Versatile
  • Great for layering

✗ Cons

  • Some report poor longevity


Tom Ford Lost Cherry vs Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie

Let’s compare Tom Ford Lost Cherry vs Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie in terms of scent, performance, and price.

Scent

Opening: Both fragrances have a beautiful deep, syrupy sweet cherry and almond opening. I find Lost Cherry’s opening more of a vibrant cherry, while Lovely Chèrie was more balanced between the cherry and almond notes.

Dry down: Both fragrances retain the deep, boozy, sweet, cherry almond notes throughout the dry down. Lost Cherry gains a fair bit of depth, with spicy and woody notes, while Lovely Chèrie stays a bit sweeter, though it does evolve in a similar way to Lost Cherry, with some depth.

Winner: Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Performance

Longevity: I experience similar longevity between Lost Cherry and Lovely Chèrie, with both lasting a decent 7 hours on average, but settling down into more subtle skin scents within 4 – 5 hours.

Projection: I find the projection of Lost Cherry to be superior. While the projection doesn’t last more than an hour or two, it is fairly strong for a short period of time. Lovely Chèrie is a beautiful fragrance, but it is a quiet fragrance.

Winner: Tie

Price

Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie comes in at approximately one twentieth the price of Tom Ford Lost Cherry. At that price difference, Lovely Chèrie is pretty much free! 

At its very low price, I don’t even mind that the longevity of Lovely Chèrie isn’t great. The scent is beautiful, and you can freely over spray, or use it for layering.

Winner: Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie by a landslide!

FAQ

Is Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie a good Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupe or clone?

Yes! Lovely Chèrie offers a very similar scent profile and experience. It isn’t an exact replica, but it is a great option and fragrance considering its low price. 

How does Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie compare in price to Tom Ford Lost Cherry?

Lovely Chèrie comes in at 1/20th the cost of Tom Ford Lost Cherry.

Can I wear Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie and Tom Ford Lost Cherry all year round?

Certainly, both are versatile fragrances suitable for year-round wear. Some prefer the sweet, boozy cherry fragrances for the fall and winter, but many wear them year-round.

Are Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie and Tom Ford Lost Cherry unisex fragrances?

Yes! All fragrances are gender-neutral. These are sweet fragrances, but anyone who enjoys sweet, fruity, and slightly spicy fragrances will enjoy these. Lost Cherry may lean a bit more on the traditionally masculine side of the two, as it has a bit more spicy depth to it.

Can I layer Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie and Tom Ford Lost Cherry with other fragrances?

Most definitely! Both of these fragrances are very popular for layering, as they smell amazing, but aren’t overpowering. Layering can help these fragrances last longer as well.

See my full review of Tom Ford Lost Cherry for some layering ideas that will work with Lovely Chèrie as well!

Are Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie and Tom Ford Lost Cherry niche fragrances?

Tom Ford is a designer brand, but Lost Cherry is part of his Private Blend collection, which are created to be niche-quality fragrances. [1]

Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie is a niche fragrance, part of Lattafa, a Dubai-based perfumery known for creating premium luxury fragrances with very reasonable prices. [2]

Tom Ford Lost Cherry is expensive but I’d like to compare it with Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie. Can I buy a sample of Lost Cherry?

Yes! You can buy samples of Tom Ford Lost Cherry from Scent Split and MicroPerfumes if you’d like to try it out without buying a whole bottle.

Final Thoughts

As a Tom Ford Lost Cherry dupe, Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie impressively replicates both the scent and performance.

If I had to make a choice between buying Tom Ford Lost Cherry or Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie, my choice would be Maison Alhambra Lovely Chèrie, as it provides a very similar experience at a fraction of the price.

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