LOL, I think the difference in hold we find may just be location. I'm down here is humid FL. When I took the baby to visit my parents in Ma, the gel did have a tiny bit more hold to it instead of the barely there hold we find in most products down here.
Cherry? Really? Hrmm maybe my allergies are giving me more of an issue than I thought.
All I get is a strong rosemary type smell from it.