A sweet and sexy take on an almond cherry scent: the cherry here is like the maraschino cherry languishing at the bottom of a Manhattan. Softly powdery and slightly waxen thanks to the heliotrope and tonka bean, which lends this scent an interesting texture. The violet and heliotrope are polarizing notes that may make this a miss for some, but to me they give Rouge Smoking a certain x-factor that fascinates me. Somehow this scent exists somewhere between an old-time candy shop and a dim smokey cocktail bar, which makes it feel quite flirty and quirky. Save this for a promising first date.