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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Smell-Good Sunday: Coach Poppy & Poppy Flower Review

Coach Poppy & Poppy Flower

Free fragrance samples are dangerous. They are the perfect size for travel, trial, and tossing, but should you fall in love with one, or even two, you could be looking at a big hole in your wallet. Enter Coach's Poppy and Poppy Flower. I've gotten so used to disregarding fragrance that lacks a deep, earthy base that I never would have thought to try either of these light, airy scents. Now that I've had a sniff (or a dozen), I'm hooked! I'm hoping that sharing my thoughts on these fragrances will pass the compulsion to buy them along to someone else - you know, like when you have a song stuck in your head and the second you get somebody else singing it you are off the hook. Let's do this.

Coach Poppy: "Sweetly scented jasmine and gardenia blend with fresh cucumber and candied rose petals in a pretty, lighthearted fragrance."

At first spray, this fragrance is more sweet than anything. The candied rose and gardenia are readily evident, but only last for about a minute or two. After the fragrance mellows, the deeper jasmine scent lingers and the cucumber becomes more noticeable. Lighthearted fragrance indeed! Typically I'm more into deeper, amber-laced fragrances, but something about the freshness of the cucumber and floral notes makes this a delightful daytime scent. It leaves a lasting impression that is, above all else, simple and clean - very reminiscent of fresh laundry. ($65.00 for 1.7 oz)

Coach Poppy Flower: "Chic. Vibrant. Whimsical. Poppy Flower mixes bright fruits with soft florals to capture the romantic side of the Coach Poppy attitude. Sparkling notes of citrus, lychee and cassis blend with water lily and jasmine petals to create an airy, lighthearted fragrance."

Unlike Poppy, Coach's Poppy Flower brings more citrus to the mix and it's impossible to miss at first sniff. Although the brighter scents are there as well, the citrus is what caught and kept my attention for the first couple of minutes of wearing. After a few minutes, the fragrance becomes more complex and the fruits and florals start to stand out. While it's still light and airy, the cassis definitely stands out as a base note and makes Poppy Flower an overall deeper scent than Poppy. ($65.00 for 1.7 oz)

Luckily, if you read both of these descriptions and are thinking these fragrances are for you, Coach has a double roller ball that contains both for $22! This might have to be my compromise because even after purging my thoughts on each, I'm not convinced I won't miss them once I run out of the sample sizes. 

What fragrances are you loving?

Coach Poppy Flower

Coach Poppy

Coach Poppy and Poppy Flower

Coach Poppy & Poppy Flower

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