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.
I'm primarily posting to see if anyone else has a duplicate to Coty's Cherry Vanilla. I haven't found one so far but have sought a Perfumer who is making one now. VS Amber Romance was given to me as a recommendation from another Perfumer. While it's a nice scent, it's not lasting and it doesn't have the strong cherry fragrance of Coty's Cherry Vanilla. Ebay often carries old product of City's Cherry Vanilla at huge prices. Don't be fooled. I purchased one and it had lost it's scent, which can happen with a perfume after 18-24mos. A chemist said that in an article in Allure Magazine. I now stay away from old discounted perfumes because they truly can loose their scent. The one I bought from Ebay had no scent of cherry at all and the fragrance was real faint in the product. Don't be fooled. Also, there may be some fakes out there.