This is an edited review. This colour has grown on me a bit. The rating is the same, just a slightly changed description.
The name "black cherry" is fitting. This is a blackened plummy-berry colour, and I do mean blackened. It's DARK. In most light, it's off-black, and the plum-berry shimmer is quite hidden. In direct or bright light, the shimmer is visible, but only just. It's not as pretty as I was hoping, based on the swatches and promo shots I'd seen. I do spend most of my time in indirect light, and I did expect this to be dark, but I had hoped to get a little more occasional shimmer out of it. Unfortunately, unless I'm in very direct light or the sun, it's just an off-black.
I wore this polish when I first got it, and then let it languish in my collection for years. I was pretty underwhelmed by it, very "meh" about the whole thing. I even put this in my "give away" box, where it stayed for months. Then, one day, I started to really crave a super dark red with shimmer, and I started shopping around, looking at reviews and swatches, but my mind kept coming back to this in a sort of, "Well, you already HAVE it," sort of way, and I gave it another chance. I'm a bit more well disposed toward this polish now, having made myself keep it on for a minimum of 24 hours, but the turning point was when I put on a ring I hadn't worn for a while, one which has a large, cabochon cut garnet in it, and I noticed that the nail polish has similar qualities to the garnet (which looks black in a lot of light, but has a lovely deep red inner glow).
Truth is, I still wish this polish had more visible shimmer, but I feel a little less unimpressed with this now. I know, high praise, right? But, I finally decided, this is an okay polish for occasional wear when I'm just in the right mood (and it looks great with the aforementioned garnet ring, I must say). I will also note that this polish makes a pretty good base for flakies, which tend to bring out the plum-berry colour.
This does look nice with my pale, cool complexion, and it's got a very nice, smooth formula. One coat is a little thin, but the plummy character of the polish is more visible with just one coat. The second coat evens it out, but pushes it right into that warm, off-black.
So, I'm still not super thrilled with this one, and I probably won't wear it often, but my slightly-negative-neutral view of it has moved to somewhat-positive-neutral now. if you need an off-black with good formulation and very occasional flashes of plum-berry shimmer, this is a good choice, but if you have anything like that already, you can give this a miss. It's basically just an off-black with rarely seen plummy shimmer and decent formulation, and not much else.