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    Default New Coach perfume - I got a sample!!!

    My boyfriend purchased lot's of stuff from Coach (the leather bag store) last Christmas & they added him to their Preferred Customer list. In yesterday's mail, they mailed him a small purse spray (in the cutest little box...on a silver chain [very Hermes style]) of the new perfume, being released Monday, March 5th in stores, online, etc...

    I can't WAIT to try it!

    It's one of the scents I've been anticipating in '07 (along with the Tom Ford-ies, and Ice*Men by Mugler)...I hope after all the hype I don't hate it.

    I will post a follow up probably on Monday, in this thread.

    p.s. - the bottle looks NOTHING like the renderings that I saw on Now Smell This...that bottle looked like a cigarette - the actual bottle is clear, rectangular glass with a winged glass tip and those Coach 'c' logo emblazoned all over the glass. It's OK, but it's a little TOO MUCH LOGO for my style. I still feel like a 'rock star' though, for having this before it's released. YAY!

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    Is this being released as a men's or unisex fragrance?

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    Default Re: New Coach perfume - I got a sample!!!

    Great question - the marketing does not say woman/man/unisex - but the marketing (on the box) has a woman holding a large bottle of the perfume, so I'm thinking Coach is marketing it to women (who are probably the larger portion of the Coach customers...I would guess?)

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    Is this the same boyfriend that steals your colognes? DON'T EVEN LET HIM SMELL IT! Haha! That'll teach him! Just kidding of course, but sounds like you'll have fun.
    - Rich
    As always, disregard most of what I say. It's not worth your heart health to actually worry about what a 23 year old guy from Kansas thinks. Even if he is really ridiculously good looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _R$_
    Is this the same boyfriend that steals your colognes? DON'T EVEN LET HIM SMELL IT! Haha! That'll teach him!
    R$O$F$L$!
    Spray it, don’t say it…
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    Default Re: New Coach perfume - I got a sample!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by _R$_
    Is this the same boyfriend that steals your colognes? DON'T EVEN LET HIM SMELL IT! Haha! That'll teach him! Just kidding of course, but sounds like you'll have fun.
    - Rich
    This is the same guy - I think he's still trying to 'make up' for the Black XS he stole So, it was given to me un-sampled, I'm happy to report.

    Haven't done a full sample wearing yet - but the spray on my wrist last night (I was DYING to smell it) yielded two notes distinctly: GARDENIA and SOAP.

    Promising - but, I'll let you know tomorrow when it's my SOTD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23
    GARDENIA and SOAP.
    Hey Mike, What were the base notes? My guess is the soap note lead the performance. (???)

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    Default Re: New Coach perfume - I got a sample!!!

    OK - I gave the new Coach a full wearing yesterday:

    Starts out REALLY GARDENIA-ish. I didn't get the violets, and maybe I got the lily (not sure) but definitely a soft velvelty (not powdery) gardenia note. I got NO guava (which sucked, because I was looking forward to the guava). BTW - I like gardenia but now that 'Kai' is huge, I tend to approach 'gardenia' notes in frags as a Kai - wanna-be.

    An hour or so after application I got the honey notes, the gardenia faded and it became much more 'herbal'...sorry to be so general. The middle was my least favorite part.

    The drydown then immediately turned soapy & then a very faint sandalwood that disappeared as soon as my nose left my skin. 2-3 hours it was gone.

    I'm disappointed. I think Coach was trying to still remain serious with this scent, while also appealing to the young fragrance wearers of today (or should I say, of the demographic that buys Coach bags...). However it's just not complex enough for me to add to my Wardrobe. I also imagine many men out there in BN, wouldn't be caught DEAD in such a gardenia-heavy fragrance (maybe that's why all of the advertising copy I saw, had women in them). This is not, IMO, a unisex scent.

    Would love to hear other BN's who've smelled it & your comments/thoughts.

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