What are your favorite coconut perfumes?
A few years ago, I put together a comprehensive guide of coconut-centric perfumes (which I’m sure is outdated now). That was a guide so I didn’t really talk about what I like in that post.
I’m one of those people that for some reason likes coconut fragrances. I know they’re “cheap” since that lactonic, creamy scent is associated with functional fragrances like sunscreen and conditioners. It’s also a common flavoring. But, I can’t help it. I tend to like creamy scents which explains my long-time obsession with fig scents. When it comes to coconut-centric perfumes, I tend to like those extremely literal, borderline “functional” scents. If I don’t want that, then I’ll wear a fig…or a gardenia...or a peach. Usually I don’t like those coconut scents that smell toasted or like a macaroon (but I do love a macaroon!).
Here’s my favorite coconut perfumes:
Sage Machado Onyx – This is my goth coconut perfume oil. It’s a smoky tobacco coconut that wears black crushed velvet, black nail polish, and huge jewelry. Review here.
Heeley Coccobello – Probably the most posh, sophisticated coconut perfume because it’s not just toasted coconut or coconut cream pie. It’s a green coconut, salt and vetiver. Honestly, I don’t understand why more people aren’t out there praising this one.
Auric Blends Black Coconut – When I want to embrace my role as space cadet childless auntie who will blame my nephews’ bad behaviors on their star signs, I will reach for Auric Blends Black Coconut to put over my Mountain Ocean Skin Trip or Palmer’s Coconut lotions. Like I’m just going to GO THERE. And getting “there” involves this thing that just smells like coconut hair mask.
Jennifer Lopez J.Lo Miami Glow – When I want to embrace my role as trashy, daiquiri drinking childless auntie that lets the kids curse around me, I will reach for this beachy, powdery coconut celeb scent that is wearing a flip flop anklet. It is truly wonderful to be at a stage of one’s life when you are just truly comfortable with yourself.
Honore des Pres Love Coco – This is like a Thai food coconut. This isn’t really one that I like to wear alone but I love it layered with basically everything. It goes well with florals, gourmands, woody scents…you get the picture. Also, Olivia Giacobetti was the nose of this perfume and I love her take on coconut.
Olivine Amongst the Waves – This is one of those “beach scents” that pairs tropical florals with salt and coconut. It’s not incredibly “original” because it basically smells like tanning oil, but I think it’s a great example of the “beach scent” that relies on functional fragrances’ ability to remind us of subtropical vacations. Wearing this makes me happy. Review here.
D.S. & Durga Debaser – It’s always odd to me how people describe this as a coconut when to me it’s a fig, but whatever. That’s just me being contrary. It’s a good fragrance.
Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena – This is my OG coconut love and Bath & Body Works is dumb for discontinuing this. I loved how this was like a sour coconut. It was like a margarita coconut. Review here.
For those of you that like coconut perfumes, what is your favorite/are your favorites?
Oh, I’m thinking about featuring “beach” perfumes in August. Let me know if that is something you’ll be interested in and/or if you have any suggestions for tropical/beach perfumes for me to try or review. Thanks!
Yvonne de Carlo from storyshewrote.blogspot.ca.