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How to bottle a sunset

How to bottle a sunset

desert sunset
desert sunset

There is nothing more beautiful than watching the setting sun over a desert landscape. The sky appears bigger. The colours more vibrant. And the scent of cactus flowers fills the air. It’s what draws thousands of tourists each year to take road trips through America’s most famous desert landscapes.

American fashion brand Coach has taken inspiration from this miracle of nature to bottles the beauty and spirit of desert sunsets. Master perfumer Nathalie Lorson handpicked notes of pear, bergamot, and jasmine and skillfully blended them with warm tonka bean and vanilla. It’s a warm floral with a sweet base that is comforting and fresh.

“Coach Dreams Sunset is playful, nostalgic and inspired by the spirit of possibility and adventure,” explains Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, who has created fashion collections inspired by desert adventures. He describes the end of day as “golden hours” when the sun’s rays create a light show of gold, red, pink and orange.

Coach Dreams Sunset Notes:

Top: pear sorbet, bergamot (a cross between a bitter orange and lime)

Heart: jasmine sambac, magnolia

Base: tonka bean (has a dry vanilla/almond aroma), vanilla

The pear note in this fragrance has a chilled, smooth facet that blends beautifully with the bergamot citrus. Bergamot combines the best of lime and bitter orange/lemon aromas. It’s uplifting and optimistic. Jasmine adds a flirty wink and the magnolia is creamy and sensual. The composition is wrapped in comforting vanilla.

desert sunset
desert sunset

Reminiscent of vintage apothecary bottles and inspired by treasures found along the way, the glass flacon is finished with a gold spray cap shaped like a tea rose, an enduring house code. Crafted of ombré glass reflecting the changing skies, the bottle is finished with a refined leather ring at the base of the cap, a nod to Coach’s rich history of leather craftsmanship.

desert sunset
desert sunset

The ad campaign was shot in the desert outside of Los Angeles and follows models and friends Jean Campbell and Binx Walton as they take off on a one-of-a-kind adventure. As the sun sets on the horizon, they bring to life more dreams from their list: ‘paint a masterpiece’, ‘be in a band’, and ‘fall in love’. Created in collaboration with director and photographer Fabien Baron, the campaign celebrates the spirit of optimism, fun and adventure.

Coach Dreams Sunset is available in Canada at, select Shoppers Drug Mart stores, and Hudson’s Bay stores.

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  • Betty Spry
    July 16, 2022 at 6:36 am

    I love sunsets, and being able to bottle it would be awesome. Going to Shoppers today so will definetely check this one out.

  • Liz Howard
    July 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    This fragrance sounds divine and who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset!

  • September Dee
    July 15, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    The pear with bergamot citrus sounds fantastic. Love the bottle design and the way it pays homage to the history of Coach. I predict this fragrance will be very popular.

  • Brenda Elkins
    July 15, 2022 at 10:31 am

    It had never occurred to me that cactus flowers would have a scent but of course they would! How else would they get pollinated! The natural elements of this fragrance sound wonderful.

  • Angela Citrigno
    July 15, 2022 at 9:22 am

    A beautiful sunset always stops me in my tracks 🌅 The desert sands photo is especially gorgeous. The pink and blue sky and how it makes the sand appear to be pink is stunning. The detailing of the glass falcon is beautiful. I hope to experience this fragrance. Bravo Coach on a beautiful Champaign 💖🧡💖

  • Daniela sborlini
    July 15, 2022 at 8:33 am

    What a gorgeous campaign. Love the photos and the fragrance sounds beautiful. Want to try this for romantic evenings