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A few years ago, I put together a comprehensive guide of coconut-centric perfumes (which I’m sure is outdated now).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


Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Fleurish EDP Perfume Review

Roxana Illuminated Perfume


Roxana Illuminated Perfumes Fleurish is a natural perfume dedicated to night-blooming white flowers. Why go looking for inspiration when nature gives us something as lovely as jasmine?

Fleurish (isn’t that name great?) opens as a collision of white florals. It’s like a minty jasmine, banana-y ylang and juicy jackfruit. It’s a heady tropical floral that really does flourish on the skin. It starts to wear like pineapples and indolic jasmine with a hint of green. With wear, the full-bodied jasmine fades into a… Continue reading | 9 Comments


Diptyque Tam Dao EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Tam Dao

When people ask me about sandalwood perfumes, the first one that I recommend is Tam Dao. Is it the best? Depends on who you ask. But, I do feel it’s a great example of sandalwood and it’s one I recommend to novice and expert sniffers.

Tam Dao opens as dry and woody. The cedar in this is a little dirty verging on body odor. There is an acrid dryness of evergreens. I admit that the opening is odd and off putting to some. The… Continue reading | 9 Comments