7 Best Coach Perfumes for Women

Updated November 2021

Editor's Pick

Floral

Best Selling

Signature

How We Found the Best Coach Perfumes

5 Experts Interviewed

7 Fragrances Tested

Top 7 Picks

Madison McCord

Madison McCord

Diploma in Perfumery Science and Sensory Evaluation

Coach is an American fashion brand that is synonymous with affordable everyday luxury. The label is based in New York and takes its inspiration from the contemporary urban jungle lifestyle with a timeless twist. From its humble beginnings in Manhattan, Coach has developed an international presence and a loyal following amongst celebrities and influencers. 

Coach has been making a name for itself as a leather goods brand since the 1940s, with their first fragrance launching in 2007. Coach perfumes are made by Estee Lauder, with 32 perfumes making up the brand’s current fragrance catalogue. We are rounding up the top seven perfumes our critics highly recommends. 

Summary List

Coach Perfumes Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Scent - Coach Floral

Why we chose it

Coach Floral takes its inspiration from the leather tea roses that have made this perfume our top pick. This floral woody fragrance is extremely feminine, opening with citrus notes and pink peppercorn with pineapple sorbet. The heart is made up of a bouquet of floral notes, including gardenia, rose tea, and jasmine sambac. This perfume has an elegant base of patchouli essence, musk, and wood notes.

Floral is a must-have for anyone who is a fan of gardenia as it has an addictive scent that you’ll reach for every day. This lightweight scent will bring a touch of elegance to your perfume collection. Shyamala Maisondieu is the nose behind this fragrance. It is an ideal alternative to other popular perfumes like Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle and Vikto&Rolf’s Flowerbomb.

This is a scent you can wear without thinking twice – it’ll work for any occasion and create a fresh and sweet aroma that is soft and light against the skin. The fragrance has a moderate silage, ideal for when you want something elegant but not overpowering. You can expect to get around six hours of wear from this fragrance, making it a great choice to spray for the office or a weekend daytime date.

Main Accords

  • White Floral
  • Sweet
  • Citrus

Classic

Classic Coach Perfume - Poppy

Our Take

Launched in 2010, Poppy is one of the best smelling Coach perfume with a fruity floral fragrance, which lends itself a best choice for daytime wear. Celine Barel is the nose behind this perfume. The scent opens with top notes of cucumber, mandarin, and freesia buds. The sweet heart notes contain a feminine blend of gardenia, jasmine, rose, and waterlily. The lightness of this perfume comes from its base of cedarwood, marshmallow, sandalwood, and vanilla.

Poppy is a youthful fragrance with its popularity leading to its own range within the brand’s fragrance catalogue. To celebrate the release of Poppy, Coach released several accessories to go alongside the perfume, giving it the feel of a diffusion line. It has an impressive longevity for a fruity floral scent and lingers on your skin for hours after your first application. 

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Aquatic
  • Floral

Best Selling

Best Selling Coach Perfume - Coach Signature

Our Take

The signature fragrance is the most complimented from Coach, remaining one of its best sellers since its release in 2007. This perfume reflects the aesthetic of the brand with a classic floral aroma that is chic with a contemporary twist thanks to the fruity notes. This signature scent opens with notes of guava and mandarin, blended with the floral notes of lily and violet. The heart of the fragrance is made up of the Genet flower, complemented with mimosa and jasmine. 

What makes this perfume unique is its use of honey to give the scent its natural sweetness. Amber, iris, vanilla, and woody notes make up the base of this perfume. This perfume is a perfect choice for daytime wear during the spring and summer as a versatile floral fragrance. It can dry down to a honeysuckle scent, similar to Kate Spade’s Live Life Colorfully fragrance. 

Coach Signature is a mature scent with a sultry feel that makes it an alternative to the younger, more flirty and fruity fragrances the brand has to offer. This feminine fragrance would be the perfect choice for a wedding or formal occasion, with an impressive staying power and sillage. You’ll get nothing but compliments while wearing this perfume. This scent is said to be a staple in any woman’s perfume collection and one that can work for event, creating a delicate floral aroma that is subtle and embodies the idea of understated elegance.

Main Accords

  • White Floral
  • Floral
  • Powdery

Coach Floral Blush

Our Take

Floral Blush is the 2019 follow-up to the popular ‘Floral’ fragrance by Coach. As a daytime scent, Floral Blush contains top notes of grapefruit and goji berries. Peach and peony make up the heart of the scent, while the base concludes with musk and white wood.

This perfume takes its inspiration from the first days of spring and the joy that comes with a new season in life. You’ll be transported to a spring day in New York with this powdery perfume with its timeless aroma of goji berry and peony. Floral Blush is a straightforward feminine fragrance and ideal for layering with other lightweight scents to create a signature smell.

Juliette Karagueuzoglou is the nose behind this fragrance, which might remind you of Versace’s Bright Crystal or Lancome’s La Vie est Belle en Rose. It’s a scent to keep in your collection all year round if you want to bring a touch of spring with you through every season. Floral Blush has a youthful feel while still lending itself to slightly older women in their mid to late 30s. 

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Fresh
  • Fruity

Coach New York

Our Take

Don’t let the name fool you. This perfume is a world away from the first Coach fragrance, for which it shares a name. Launched in 2016, it captures the energy of living in New York and the free-spirited attitude that has come to define the Coach brand, with Chloe Grace Moretz acting as the ambassador for the perfume.

Coach New York is a perfume for the ‘All-American Girl’. The fragrance opens with a vibrant scent of pear, pink pepper, and raspberry leaf. Turkish rose makes up the heart, with the addition of cyclamen and gardenia. The base represents the heritage of Coach as a leather accessories brand with notes of sandalwood and suede musk.

Coach describes the scent as being “spirited and sparkling, yet sensual and feminine”. While other perfumes by Coach have a younger feel, this perfume is more versatile and ideal for the professional woman. If you’re looking for a contemporary and chic fragrance, you can’t go wrong with Coach New York. It’s an oriental perfume with warm and powdery notes that meet the musky base to create a fragrance that’ll become your perfect plus one for a night out.

Main Accords

  • Fruity
  • Musky
  • Sweet

Coach Dreams

Our Take

Dreams is one of the newest Coach fragrances, launching in 2020. This feminine fragrance contains fruity top notes of bitter orange and pear, while the heart notes are made up of cactus flower and gardenia. The perfume closes with base notes of ambroxan and woody accords.

Dreams is one of the freshest scents in the Coach fragrance list, ideal for a younger audience looking for a signature perfume. The inspiration for Dreams comes from a road trip across the West Coast of America with a world of possibilities. It’s a playful and modern fragrance, made for the dreamers of today with an adventurous spirit.

Antoine Maisondieu is the nose behind this scent – a youthful fragrance that is perfect for anyone looking for their first perfume to kickstart their collection. It’s a classic gardenia scent with an impressive longevity and sillage. 

Main Accords

  • White Floral
  • Fruity
  • Green

Poppy Wild Flower

Our Take

The most popular Coach perfume smells like a bouquet of flowers. Each Coach focuses on floral notes, with Poppy Wild Flower being no exception. This refreshing fragrance opens to top notes of mandarin and lemon, with the feminine twist of freesia and pink pepper. The heart notes are consistent with what we’ve come to expect from Coach, with jasmine sambac, lily, and peach zest. Jasmine reappears in the base notes, with the additions of cedar, patchouli, vanilla, and velvet violet for added depth.

Poppy Wild Flower contrasts powdery and tender notes together to explore every side of a woman’s personality to create a charismatic fragrance. It helps you explore your inner sensuality as a warm fragrance that you can wear all year long. This fragrance stands out amongst the other Coach perfumes as it has an earthy aroma, offering something unique compared to the traditional floral scents that have come to define Coach’s fragrances.

Wild Flower is the fifth scent in the ‘Poppy’ fragrance line at Coach and is a floral perfume that has depth without being overpowering. It’s comparable to Lancome’s La Vie est Belle, drying down to a powdery base with a sweet aroma, with the addition of extra floral notes. 

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Powdery
  • Citrus

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Researched by a team of fragrance experts.