Coach Summer 2012, a limited-edition for spring-summer, is a musky floral by Harry Fremont of Firmenich with the right balance between saltiness and sweetness to make it a great pretty-girl scent meant to simply make the skin fragrant and not take too much away from the focal point on looks.
Pretty girls don't need much to enhance their attraction. While the composition is utterly unoriginal on the CreativeEauMeter - influenced heavily as it is by Happy by Clinique also by Firmenich's Jean-Claude Delville and Rodrigo Flores-Roux - typically fresh and clean in an American way, it has enough intensity not to feel bland...
The fragrance honestly delivers enough Sexy that one could recommend it for flirty young women or dressed-down more mature women wanting to smell like a boho bouquet of fresh flowers. Translation: youngins' perfumes immediately dress you down when you're more advanced in years.
The composition becomes creamier as it dries down suggesting a ligtened version of creamy white floral petals accords (magnolia leaf, gardenia). The base is sensual with a custardy sandalwood with hints of pepper. In terms of quality, it's a slight step-up from standard masstige - think The Body Shop - especially in terms of higher intensity. The perfume radiates very well and will leave you smelling fresh and "pretty", it being the key operating word here.
It's a very all-American, non-neurotic and complex kind of fragrance. Composed by perfumer Harry Fremont who excells at capturing that spirit - the wholesome side of America - you are in good hands. if you adhere to the myth and if your taste has been shaped by it, this should be a hit.
Notes: Giant Water Lily, Mandarin, Gardenia, green Magnolia Leaf, a bouquet of radiant flowers with Genet, Honeysuckle, and Jasmine Sambac. The base rests on Creamy Sandalwood, Amber and Musk.
Eau de Toilette $65 for 50 ml/1.7 fl.oz
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