It has been six years since I put together a guide of coconut perfumes. With so many launches (and so many discontinuations), there’s a need to update. This is my comprehensive list of 26 perfumes that are predominantly coconut or have a predominant coconut note. From coconut water to coconut cream, this guide should have you covered.
Yves Rocher Malyasian Coconut EDT – This is coconut. And it’s good if you need a coconut fix. Downside (or upside), it only lasts about an hour on the skin. Retails for $12 at Yves Rocher.
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar EDP – Indian Coconut Nectar is one of those sweeter, more gourmand coconuts. It has vanilla and sort of reminds me of coconut cake. Retails for $22 at Beauty.com. Also available as a solid perfume.
Jennifer Lopez J.Lo Miami Glow EDT – I’m pretty sure that this one is discontinued but you can still find it online. It’s one of my favorite “piña colada” scents. It’s like a really trashy “spring break” blended beach cocktail. Goes for under $30 at Perfume.com.
MBeze Koko Haze Perfume Oil – This natural perfume oil is like a toasted coconut paired with a creamy sandalwood. It reminds me of coconut macaroons. Retails for $30 at MBeze.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme EDT – Comptoir Sud Pacifique has many coconut-themed perfumes. Most of them are really sweet. Coco Extreme is no exception. It’s like a coconut cream candy. Retails for $32 at Sephora.
Malie Organics Coconut Vanilla Perfume Oil – This is a delicious creamy coconut vanilla with a hint of banana with lift from island flowers. Retails for $32 at Nordstrom.
Sage Machado Onyx Perfume Oil – I’ve always had a certain soft spot for Onyx. It’s like a “dark” coconut. This is a smoky, slightly goth coconut. Retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.
Daniella Parfums 4D Perfume Oil – 4D is a modern boho floral with a heavy dose of coconut. It’s one of those coconut scents that can work in the summer just as well as in the dead of winter. Retails for $48 at Daniella Parfums. Full review here.
Laura Mercier Eau Gourmande Almond Coconut EDT – Like the name says, this is a really gourmand fragrance. It’s almond and coconut. Retails for $55 at Nordstrom.
LaVanila Vanilla Coconut EDP – Here’s a rather simple vanilla and coconut…as the name implies. Retails for $58 at Sephora.
Ebba Miss Marisa Tropical Perfume Oil – This is juicy tropical fruits over a creamy coconut. Retails for $62 at Luckyscent. An EDP is also available.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess EDT – This limited edition fragrance comes back every year. Same scent, different bottle. It’s an ozonic floral with a subtle coconut over modern woods that are like warm sand. It’s more of a manoï – floral coconut. Retails for $65 at Nordstrom.
Opus Oils Tropique EDP – A creamy, nutty all-natural coconut scent with vanilla and cocoa that isn’t sickeningly sweet. And that’s a rarity. Retails for $75 at Opus Oils. Also available in a pure parfum format.
Sarah Horowitz Perfume Perfect Coconut Milk EDP – This is a nutty almond coconut over an Egyptian musk. Retails for $75 at Beautyhabit. It’s also available as a perfume oil.
Costamor Dulcess EDP – Dulcess is like toasted sugar and burnt coconut. It’s more like a baked good than some sort of tropical cocktail. It’s like a coconut cookie. Retails for $75 at Luckyscent. Full review here.
It’s also worth checking out stores like The Body Shop, Ulta and Bath and Body Works during the summer months. They usually carry decent (and cheap) limited edition coconut scents during this time of year.
Etat Libre d’Orange Fils de Dieu EDP – I really like this soft, tropical scent. It’s coconut with florals and lush greens all over an excellent rice and modern woods base. Retails for $85 at Twisted Lily.
MIKMOI Ao EDP – This is one of the standouts on the list. It’s a tropical scent for even those folks that dislike tropical scents. It’s a sheer ozonic tuberose with a green coconut. It’s fresh and modern. Retails for $90 at MIKMOI. Full review here.
Honore de Pres Love Coco EDP – This is one of my favorite straight forward coconut scents because it actually smells like coconuts. Entire coconuts. Retails for $98 at Beautyhabit.
Yosh Ginger Ciao EDP – I like this one because it’s like a “hippie musical festival meets Gaugin’s Tahitian paradise” coconut. It has humidity and tropical flowers with a dark coconut incense. Retails for $110 at Luckyscent. Full review here.
Kerosene Unforsaken EDP – Unforsaken is like citrus and cream with dried coconut. Oh, and lots of orange blossom too. It’s more of a citrus-vanilla but the coconut is noticeable. Retails for $140 at Indie Scents.
D.S. & Durga Debaser EDP – This is more of a fig but it’s coconut too. It’s green and creamy. Plus, it’s named after a Pixies song, so that’s cool. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit.
CREED Virgin Island Water EDP – Lime, ozone and coconut. It’s fresh and the name says it all. It’s like a vacation to the Virgin Islands. The smallest size retails for $175 at Nordstrom.
HEELEY Coccobello EDP – Coccobello is a standout in this list because it’s a “green” coconut with ozonic florals and dry woods. It goes into “fig fragrance” for a bit and then turns into a salty coconut water. Retails for $180 at Luckyscent.
House of Matriarch Coco Blanc EDP – Coco Blanc is a creamy, milky, buttery coconut vanilla with chai spices. Retails for $250 at House of Matriarch.
With this note, I’ve noticed that there are many more that retail for under $75 vs. over $75. I’m not complaining. One really shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to smell like tanning oil or a piña colada, right?
I’d say that out of this guide my “5 Coconut Must-Tries” to show the range of coconut are:
Honore de Press Love Coconut – Straight up coconut.
Sage Machado Onyx – Shows a “darker” side of coconut.
MIKMOI Ao – Shows how non-coconut a coconut can be.
HEELEY Coccobello – Shows the “greenness” of a coconut.
Costamor Dulcess – To show the sweet culinary/gourmand side of coconut.
And you should probably add CREED Virgin Island Water because the entire perfume community still talks about it. Plus, it’s been copied many times so it’s worth checking out.
Every single time that I put one of these together, I miss a few obvious ones. I miss a few that I haven’t tried. I just miss more than a couple. As always, if you have any coconut-centric perfumes to add, please mention them in the comments 🙂