EauMG’s Guide to Coconut Perfumes – Edition II

coconut perfume guide


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.

Coconut Perfumes

Under $75*

Auric Blends Black Coconut Perfume Oil – Here’s a cheapie that I recommended in my Summer Perfume Picks ’15. It’s a dark coconut, so very coconut-y. Retails for under $9 at Auric Blends. 

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 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

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. 


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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.


coconut perfumes

Over $75

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.

Keiko Mecheri Un Jour d’Ete EDP – This is like a “beach amber” with coconut and airy florals. Retails for $140 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 🙂


*Prices based on what many US retailers charge for the smallest full-size bottle as off summer 2015., Yves Rocher,, Beautyhabit, Nordstrom and Sephora contain affiliate links. Thanks!

19 thoughts on “EauMG’s Guide to Coconut Perfumes – Edition II

  1. Great list! I was surprised not to see Coconut Waves on it, though, because I believe it was a past list of yours where I first heard it mentioned. I bought it unsniffed and couldn’t have been more thrilled. It’s a beautiful, not gourmand at all fragrance. I usually find your recommendations spot on so I’m excited to sample several on this list I have yet to try.

    1. Haha, of course, I’d leave out one that I’ve mentioned before, lol. Just knew I’d do that!

      And use, that Olivine one is so good. Just the right amount of florals and creaminess. Such a good beach scent! Seriously could kick myself for leaving it out!

  2. Hub wears Fils de Dieu. Haus of Gloi make a nice coconut (nutmeg, clove, sandalwood) fume called Moon Dog that I enjoy wearing 🙂

    1. Fils de Dieu is so good.

      I knew Haus of Gloi would have to have something 😉 I just didn’t know which one! That’s one to add to my try-list.

        1. It does! Have a friend that wears it. He prefers it over Creed VIW because of those yummy woods.

  3. I’m right there with you on the Honore de Pres Love Coco – been wearing almost everyday for the last couple of weeks! Must be the heatwave Seattle’s been going through – that, and Love Coco just smells really good…even works for work 🙂

    1. I like it because it can take the heat. I should actually dig it out and wear it more while there’s heat and not feet of snow on the ground, lol.

  4. I looked at the bottle this morning as I was applying it – yet again, and saw that the the is Honore des Pres Love Coconut , rather than Love Coco! Makes more sense, doesn’t it? Don’t know why I always stop short at “Coco” 😀

    1. But, “Coco” sounds much more French! But, I guess Chanel would have a fit over it.

      I don’t know if you’ve tried Vamp A NYC, but it’s their tuberose and it’s actually really good too. It’s not cloying.

  5. Great list, and I was surprised to see how many I owned. I’d add Aquolina Gold Sugar, a sweet (but not stratospherically so) ambery vanilla coconut. It’s a *teensy* bit more grown up than its famous pink cousin.

    1. I’ve got to get my hands on Aquolina Pink Sugar because it really does sound good. I actually like Pink Sugar and the “Sensual” flanker.

      Right after putting this together, I tried a really, really good coconut/honey – 24 Elixir Gold (yes, inspired by the TV show). It’s surprisingly really, really good. I’d say it’s like “ambery honey coconut”.

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