In the summer, I put together an updated guide to coconut perfumes. At the end of this post, I included my “must try” coconut perfumes. Sage Machado Onyx made the list. I realized that I have yet to review what I consider one of my favorite coconut perfumes.
Onyx, like its namesake, is “dark”. It’s unlike a lot of other coconut perfumes and perfume oils in that it showcases a darker side of coconut. Onyx pairs the lactonic sweetness of coconut with smoke. It’s coconut with a rich, sweet vanilla pipe tobacco. The coconut at this stage starts to remind me of dried, toasted coconut. This is balanced by dry tobacco leaves and balsamic moss. The dry down of Onyx is a sweet, creamy amber with skin-hugging musk (the sort of musk that’s in the other Sage fragrances).
Onyx is one of my favorite coconut perfumes because it’s like a “goth” coconut. It’s not like other coconut perfume oils which tend to lean beachy or foody. So many coconut perfumes are wearing a bikini and a sarong. Onyx is the sort of coconut wearing black velvet and stacks of sterling silver/gemstone rings. It’s a sweet fragrance but I’d never describe it as edible. “Smokeable”, maybe.
Notes listed include black coconut, tobacco, oakmoss, vanilla, amber and sheer musk.
Give Onyx a try if you like coconut fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Sarah Horwitz Perfumes Perfect Coconut, House of Matriarch Coco Blanc, Ava Luxe Black Coconut, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude, Auric Blends Black Coconut and/or Olivine Amongst the Waves.
I have the perfume oil and that’s what I’ve reviewed. For a perfume oil, it has average projection and longevity.
The 1/8 oz perfume oil retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Smoky and sweet coconut tobacco. It’s one of my favorite coconut-heavy perfumes. It’s awesome in cooler weather too.
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*Product obtained by me (gift). Product pic is mine.