A smell-a-like is a perfume that smells like a designer fragrance but with a different name and packaging, and at a cheaper price. A smell-a-like isn't an exact copy, but often smells very similar.
Coty's Cherry Vanilla is discontinued but can be found on Ebay at huge prices. There is a duplicate recommended to me by a Perfumer. It's Victoria Secret's Amber Romance. While Amber Romance has a nice, similar scent it lacks the strong cherry fragrance that was a top note in Coty's Cherry Vanilla Perfume. Amber Romance is also short lasting in their Fragrance Mist Spray. I've posted this fragrance in hopes that others might have found a duplicate. I read on another site that Exclamation by Coty smells like VS Amber Romance. I haven't tried Exclamation yet. If you were a big fan of Coty's Cherry Vanilla, I hope you'll use caution when buying it online and not buy from a seller that doesn't take returns. I purchased one recently on Ebay and the scent was very faint and there was no cherry fragrance at all. A chemist noted in an article in Allure Magazine that scents can fade after 18-24mos. Coty's Cherry Vanilla has been out of production for a number of years.