Hi there, my darlings! This month has been all about traveling and travel essentials on ColorSutraa...but since I knew I'd be traveling around and staying in a tropical climate for a couple of months, my focus before I left was on beauty products that could potentially stand up to the summer heat! Being born in and having spent a large part of my teenage years in India, I'm no stranger to the brutal heat and humidity of the Indian summer. But, when a girl's spent so many years away from home, she tends to forget...time dulls unpleasant memories. But, as soon as I landed in Calcutta, I was reminded of the heat and just why I had subconsciously prepared so diligently for my trip home. So, when the lovely people over at Beautyspin.com offered to send me another product of my choice to review on the blog, I wanted to choose something that was not only travel-friendly but also could potentially make my stay much more pleasant. Yup! I'm talking about fragrance-- this time, I chose COACH Poppy .
IMPRESSIONS : From my earlier review of Coach Poppy Flower, which you can find HERE, you may recall that I raved about the packaging. This bottle of Coach Poppy is presented just as beautifully! Emblazoned with Coach's logo and in shades of coral-red and gold, the box itself would stand out even on the dresser of the beauty-obsessed. The glass bottle is accented with a gold, engraved stopper and a cute, little coral-red bow. Coach just knows luxury and how to make things look GOOD!
Now, let's talk about the fragrance itself. No matter how good the bottle looks, a fragrance is judged by how long it lasts, how it smells and more importantly, how it makes you feel! Believe me when I say, Poppy scores on all three counts! An intense, sultry floral with notes of tangerine and rose, this fragrance is perfect for special occasions--on those lazy summer nights when romance calls or when you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd.
Despite the scorching temperatures of the Indian summer, this baby didn't let me down! In fact, compliments abounded and I was so glad I decided to bring this bottle along with me--3.3 oz meant that it was totally allowed in my carry-on! Thank goodness because I stepped off a 19-hour plane ride exhausted but smelling great!
Before I sign off, how about a little comparison between Coach Poppy and its sister, Coach Poppy Flower? As you can see from the picture below, both are packaged similarly--while Poppy is resplendent in shades of coral-red, Poppy Flower is super cute in fuchsia. Do you associate certain colors with certain moods or qualities? I know I do. The coral-red of Poppy is sexier, edgier, more vibrant--just like the fragrance within, meant for a special occasion. Poppy Flower, as evidenced perhaps by the girly shades of pink, is more delicate, feminine and lighter--an everyday fragrance!
So there you have it, my darlings! If you would like to add Coach Poppy to your stash or pick it up for a loved one, you can find it at a great price on Beautyspin.com HERE.
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What is your current go-to fragrance for summer? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments section below!
Until next time,
****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****