You were right. Both are the same color after applying just a small bit of conditioner/cleaner. Have you found a polish color that will help retain even some of the clouding or no? The site says use Walnut but that seems like it won't do much of anything. Looking at Saphir colors now to see what I can think of, but any advice you can give would be awesome.
Thought that might happen (sorry). I have found that AE's own dark brown works to restore a little bit of it, but does not work as well as I would like.