Tom Ford Lost Cherry Review: Become Lost in Cherry Almond Nostalgia

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Review

Welcome to my Tom Ford Lost Cherry review!

If you are looking for a deeply sweet, realistic cherry almond fragrance, get your nose on Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry.

Lost Cherry is such a nostalgic fragrance for me, bringing up memories of Christmas as a child, with the never ending supply of cherry almond chocolates, and the maraschino cherries ready for holiday baking. 

Let’s dive into the review and uncover the magic that Tom Ford has bottled in Lost Cherry.

Tom Ford Lost Cherry Review: Quick Facts

Tom Ford Lost Cherry

  • Scent Profile: Sweet, Fruity, Almond
  • Longevity: Average, 5 – 7 hours
  • Versatility: High, suitable for wide variety of occasions
  • Season: Fall and winter
  • Cost ($ – $$$): $$$
  • Released: 2018


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


  • Some find the opening too synthetic
  • Expensive

What Does Tom Ford Lost Cherry Smell Like?

Tom Ford Lost Cherry is a boozy, syrupy-sweet cherry almond fragrance, perfect for the fall and winter and as a holiday season fragrance.

Lost Cherry opens with the scent of sweet, syrupy, candied maraschino cherries. The cherry liqueur and bitter almond notes are strong, giving me nostalgic vibes of almond cherry Christmas desserts and cherry liqueur chocolates.

The floral middle notes become present about 15 minutes in, with the rose shining through for about 30 minutes, along with some added dark fruity sweetness from the plum.

From the opening throughout the dry down, there is also a depth to the fragrance, with the spicy and woody base notes present, balancing the sweetness. The dark cherry almond sweetness remains present throughout the dry down.

Overall, Lost Cherry, is a warm, sweet, boozy cherry almond fragrance with a photorealistic 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


While the scent of Lost Cherry is beautiful and intense, the intensity is short-lived with moderate projection. I get average longevity from Lost Cherry, with it lasting around 7 hours, but becoming a more subtle skin scent within 4 – 5 hours. This isn’t completely unexpected for a fruity fragrance though.

A common complaint about Lost Cherry is poor longevity,  however, this may be due to nose-blindness. Lost Cherry is one of those fragrances where you sometimes stop smelling it on yourself but others can easily still smell it on you.

When to Wear Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Lost Cherry is quite versatile with its limited longevity and projection. I would wear Lost Cherry pretty much anywhere during the fall and winter months, though it can easily be worn year round as well. Do keep in mind that it is a very sweet fragrance if you choose to wear it to the office and don’t over spray.

Lost Cherry shines as a fragrance for nights out, where you can apply more liberally and not expect 12 hours of performance from a fragrance.


Lost Cherry is on the high end of the price spectrum, priced much higher than the average designer fragrance. 

Lost Cherry is part of Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, intended to be niche-quality designer fragrances. [1]

Ideas for Layering Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Fruity fragrances have many layering options. Lost Cherry stands alone as a fantastic fragrance, but layering can help prolong its longevity. 

Layering combination ideas for Tom Ford Lost Cherry.

Here are some ideas you might want to try!

  • Kayali Vanilla 28 + Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Commodity Milk + Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille + Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Tom Ford Oud Wood+ Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Lattafa Khamrah + Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme + Tom Ford Lost Cherry
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 + Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Experiment and have fun! Layer with any vanilla, woody, or spicy fragrance (my favorites for layering with cherry notes) that you have, or try a floral or fruity layering combination!


Is Lost Cherry a unisex fragrance?

Yes! All of Tom Ford’s fragrances (and all fragrances in general) are gender-neutral. Lost Cherry is sweet, but it has depth to it with spicy and woody notes.

Can Lost Cherry be worn year-round, or is it more seasonal? 

While Lost Cherry evokes a sense of warmth perfect for the cooler months, its versatility allows it to be worn year-round. It can bring a touch of nostalgia in the winter or a burst of sweetness in the summer.

Is Lost Cherry more suitable for day or night wear?

Lost Cherry is versatile and can be worn both during the day and night. 

Is Lost Cherry a niche fragrance?

No, Tom Ford is a designer brand, but Lost Cherry is part of his Private Blend collection, which are created to be niche-quality fragrances.

Can I buy a sample of Lost Cherry before splurging on a whole bottle?

Yes! You can buy samples of Lost Cherry from both MicroPerfumes and Scent Split. I purchase samples from these online retailers quite regularly and have never been disappointed.

Final Thoughts

Although it comes with a steep price tag, Lost Cherry is one of Tom Ford’s most popular fragrances. 

Its boozy, warm, sweet cherry almond fragrance is addictive and definitely worth a smell!

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