Sensual, urban, magnetic, Coach Platinum is an elaborate juice of the woody oriental olfactory family composed of ingredients that everything opposes on paper. And yet, in this minimalist and elegant bottle, the fragrance surprises and detonates in many ways.
Flagship of the New York luxury brand, I suggest you discover all the facets of Coach Platinum, a fragrance that I recommend you try if you need to find a new fragrance for men !
From leather work to ready-to-wear
Founded in 1941 by six artisans specializing in the manufacture of leather goods and especially leather bags, this leather goods workshop gradually diversified its activities and became a fashion house with the opening of its first store on the emblematic Madison Avenue. And when I say that the latter is twinned with Avenue Montaigne in Paris, I think we understand why the brand represents so well the New York luxury.
So it is in the heart of this hectic city, which is said to never sleep, that Coach draws its inspiration and renews every year a chic and urban lifestyle universe.
A daring perfume for men
Created by the nose Bruno Jovanovic, a rare creator not born in Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, he has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Ambitious as well as gifted, he invents explosive flavors with surprising mixes. And I must say that Coach Platinum is no exception to the rule. Everything starts with a fresh and spicy top note thanks to the presence of the fruity and sunny pineapple, the strength of the black pepper and the juniper that brings the scent on the side of the woody.
Then, once the first scents are gone, the juice is concentrated around complex scents including cashmeran. Mostly musky, it releases an immediately recognizable aroma that evokes both the undergrowth and the urban landscape in gloomy weather. Associated with floral notes, cashmeran reinforces the presence of geranium, a very fragrant shrub close to the rose, and clary sage, recognizable among all for the chypre scent with accents of oak moss it contains.
Finally, the base note, the one that lingers for hours, integrates the exotic greed of vanilla with patchouli, a plant native to Southeast Asia that reveals itself only when the leaves are dried. If it evokes the rebellious spirit of freedom of the 1970s, patchouli was then presented in the form of a vegetable oil, a few drops of which were enough to produce a deep, dense trail.
After falling into disuse, it is now back with a vengeance, taking its place on the podium of the leading raw materials of contemporary perfumery. The pyramid of aromas is brilliantly concluded with the touch of sandalwood that gives this juice a touch of leathery sweetness.
The whole thing finds its natural place in the family of woody fragrances, a facet treated as a backbone whose architecture is found from the first flights to its final point.
Trendy and animal, I think Coach Platinum with its powerful imprint is perfectly suited to men who like to pay attention to their look; the aromatic company of vanilla does not alter the carnal side of the fragrance. Casual chic, yet intense, I feel this fragrance is best worn in the fall and winter; its strength could make it too heady for the summer months.
A luxurious case
Nestled in a platinum flask shaped like a luxury car, the essence displays the brand’s emblem on the bottle, a horse-drawn carriage, in reference to the horse-drawn carriages that have roamed the alleys of Central Park for over 100 years.
The leather label reminds us that the company was founded by leather craftsmen whose know-how is known throughout the world.
As for the cap, it takes the codes of the bag closure invented in 1954.
Last January, Coach launched its spring-summer 2022 campaign while keeping the must-haves that made its reputation; from the reversible buckle belt to the polished and embossed leather briefcase. I think that to complete a trendy outfit, nothing better than a perfume designed in the same spirit. For me a great gift idea for men for Valentine’s Day!
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