Alkemia Cherries of the Night Extrait Oil is "A very naughty flirtation of black cherries exquisitely bathed in Maraschino liqueur, cherry amber, musky black amber, dark spiced rum, warm nutmeg, and Peru balsam." This is everything I wanted Tom Ford Lost Cherry to be and just quite wasn't.
"Cherries of the night are riper
Than the cherries pluckt at noon
Gather to your fairy piper
When he pipes his magic tune:
Take a cherry;
Mine are sounder,
Mine are rounder,
Mine are sweeter..."
- Emily Dickenson
This is the private reserve parfum oil. It is also free of parabens, phthalates, PDGs and other unpleasant things. Alkemia is a hand-blended and small batch perfumery using natural essences, ethically rendered accords, and lab-created aroma molecules.
Reddit - "I really like the cherry note here; it’s not at all medicinal, just a dark tart cherry juice with dry woods and resins and the teeniest pinch of nutmeg. The rum note even plays nicely- a surprise, since rum usually turns to plastic on my skin! It’s basically a dark, spiced cherry musk."
Alkemia - "This is the first unambiguously fruity scent I have ever worn twice (and I'm obsessed with fragrance). Not only that, but I can't get enough of it. If that doesn't say something about how special and unique it is, what else will? Not a hint of cough syrup nor even childhood cherry popsicles, but instead a deep, smooth, rich fragrance that evokes both late summer evenings and dark chocolate in its sultry-sweet decadence. Reminds me most strongly (if I had to compare it to something else I've encountered) of a chocolate cake smothered in brandied black cherries, which I once made for a boyfriend's father's birthday. Which is not to say that it's either overtly chocolatey or intensely boozy - only that there's nothing juvenile, girlish, or simple about this unapologetically seductive, somewhat in-your-face, confident perfume. It almost smirks, but not unkindly. The words precocious and alpha-femme also come to mind, personally. Bought a full size bottle for the first time, because it's one for the permanent collection."
Alkemia - "I get a strong reminder of Tom Fords Lost Cherry, but this is deeper. I really enjoyed it and the brand is extraordinary."