There are many fragrances on the market that start out very nice, but fade so quickly that the feeling of being duped replaces the initial dazzle. Generally, these fall into the fruity genres. Or, perhaps, it’s just my skin that bends these scents into ghosts of their initial selves. I wish the starting scent would cling longer. I don’t think that there’s anything particularly special about my skin, however, so other people surely have the same problem. If the company hadn’t neglected to test the fragrance for quality and longevity of various skins, it would be a better perfume in the end. Unfortunately, the constant monotone releases dictate other companies to follow suit and place on the market clones of mediocrity.
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum is a fragrance of mouthwatering sweetness, albeit short-lived. This candy-ness is lifted by mandarin orange, freshened by cucumber, and softened by marshmallow. It is a fun, girl-in-pigtails smell. Unfortunately, in a few minutes the almost undetectable marshmallow drydown is all that remains. It lasts for 4 hours considering the barely-there drydown, or 1 hour of actual easily detectable scent. Like with a lot of light fragrances, the sillage surrounds the wearer with a small trail. As a spring or summer day scent, Poppy is uplifting and non-invasive once it hits the too-soon drydown.
I’m sure it could have been a less frivolous fragrance if it passed quality assurance. If all that is being craved is a jolt of confectionery without the health detriments, Poppy may be worth purchasing.
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Spray: 2 x 0.16oz (4.7ml) for C$27.50, 1oz (30ml) for C$45.00, 1.7oz (50ml) for C$65.00, 3.4oz (100ml) for C$85.00 @ Sephora,ca.
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Purse Spray: 10ml for £17.85 @ Escentual.com.
Coach Poppy Eau de Parfum Spray: 30ml for £32.30, 50ml for £33.00, 100ml for £46.67 @ Escentual.com.