I found this fragrance to be undescribably nasty, but I'll give it a try. Think of the Juicy Fruit gum we used to chew, add a little more sugar, and make it oppressive, damp, and so sweet you expect it to crystalize on your skin when you spray it on, and you have Coach Poppy.
Very sweet on me from top to finish. On the day I sampled this, a friend mistakenly attributed the sillage to fruity bubble gum (& asked if he could have a piece)!
I think this smells great, especially for the spring and summer!!! Plan to buy a bottle!
Poppy opens up with a watery-sweet amalgamation featuring lily, freesia, and cucumber, the combination of which usually reminds me of various bath products. It is rescued from this by a gourmand undertone like 'dessert berries' -- fruity and a little dense. Watery and dense? Now I see... Coach is trying here to capitalize on the fruity-floral successes of the Princess and Juicy Couture lines, but stumbles a bit in the clumsy delivery. Poppy is competent, strong and lasting, generally well-made, but is noticeably shorter than her contemporaries. Give her a break - She's a nice kid who just wants to be noticed by the popular girls!
Smelled exactly like cotton candy to me. Too sweet and fruity, especially for hot, humid summers. I'm afraid I'd feel sticky! Maybe for a younger lady as someone mentioned. But I'm not feeling this this one at all.
To be fair, it was only tested on the paper. I couldn't bear to put it on my arm as I was afraid it wouldn't wash off easily and would turn into something truly sickly sweet. So maybe on skin it could have become more pleasant, but I wasn't willing to take that leap of faith.
29th April, 2011 (last edited: 15th May, 2011)