EauPEN Thread – Favorite Coconut Perfumes

Yvonne de Carlo on beach

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A few years ago, I put together a comprehensive guide of coconut-centric perfumes (which I’m sure is outdated now).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… Continue reading | 8 Comments


Natural Essentials Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Oil Review

Today I’m reviewing the hair care products that I’ve been using for the past few months.

Here’s a quick reminder of my hair type – Straight, course and thick. I have a small section that is bleached and covered in vegetable dye. My biggest concerns are frizz (thanks to Seattle weather) and keeping my hair healthy since I occasionally heat style and bleach.

Nourishing Shampoo & Nourishing Conditioner

According to the company, these contain coconut oil to fight frizz, vitamin rich mango oil to moisturize and açai fruit oil to provide antioxidant protection.


Smell Bent Remix St. Tropez Dispenser Apres Soleil EDT Perfume Review

Smell Bent has gone all DJ and launched remixes of some of the brand’s “classics”. St. Tropez Dispenser Apres Soleil is a summer beach scent.

The St. Tropex Remix opens as a sticky, sweet honey with coconut oil. The honey is animalic as hell. And there’s a hint of retro jasmine tanning oil. It’s a very sweet, beachy scent with a hint of salty ozone. And it’s funky. I mean, there’s honey, leather and musk. This is meant to smell a little raunchy.

1975 Vogue

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Juara Candlenut Perfume Oil Review

Juara Candlenut Perfume

I’m familiar with the Juara line because of their skincare and body products. It’s a high-quality line inspired by Indonesia. Their face cleansers and body butter are addictive. One of the things that you’ll notice about the line, if you try their products, is their fragrance (well, and how soft your skin is). I’m sure that the Juara Candlenut perfume was made because people loved how the Candlenut Body Crème smells.

Candlenut is a fresh green tropical floral with warm coconut. The… Continue reading


Serge Lutens Datura Noir EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Datura Noir EDP perfume

I have always felt like something was wrong with me. I get no datura and absolutely no “noir” from Serge Lutens Datura Noir. I read the reviews and I often think that I’m sniffing the wrong perfume or that they are sniffing the wrong perfume. Or we’re all sniffing the wrong perfume! So, I have 2 reviews. One from a cool November and another from a warm July. I have a feeling that Datura Noir is one of those that smells differently in… Continue reading | 9 Comments