When you think of coconuts, there’s a good chance you think of a tropical fruit on a tropical island. However, coconuts are also used in many fragrances. Coincidentally, many of these fragrances are also very tropical.
What Makes A Coconut Fragrance So Good
Coconut is an interesting note in fragrances. Many fragrances don’t even include the note of coconut, yet they still smell like them. This makes them quite interesting and unique when compared to other notes.
A coconut scent is, as you can imagine, a sweet, creamy scent. This gives a fragrance a beautiful touch of sweetness, without it being cloying or offensive. The sweetness from coconut is very delicate and subtle, yet still noticeable.
The creamy sweetness of coconut can give a fragrance a tropical vibe. It can create this feeling of you being on a tropical beach on a hot summery day. However, coconut can also give off a whole different vibe. It can also be used in combination with other sweet notes to create a gourmand-like fragrance with a strong, sweet scent. Whichever way the perfumer uses coconut, it is sure to take a fragrance to a different level!
The fragrances below are all fantastic coconut fragrances. However, not all of them have the actual coconut note in there. Nonetheless, the scent has a resemblance to that of coconut. All of them are great and they are in no particular order.
1. Dua Fragrances Carribean Waters
Scent: Dua Fragrances Carribean Waters is a fantastic fragrance with great use of the note of coconut. This fragrance opens with a fresh, fruity scent. This fresh and fruity scent is then combined with a nice dose of rum. In the end, you’re left with a fresh, fruity, sweet, and mostly a tropical scent. Of all the fruits in here, you’ll mainly get a nice fresh citrusy scent, as well as a good dose of coconut. The whole fragrance almost smells like a fresh cocktail.
Notes: The notes of Dua Fragrances Carribean Waters are bergamot, lime, mandarin, coconut, sugar cane, and white rum.
Best for: Dua Fragrances Carribean Waters is one of the best coconut fragrances. The best time to wear this fragrance would be during the warm summer days. The scent of this fragrance has a tropical vibe around it, which goes perfectly with those warmer days. Overall, this fragrance is quite easy to wear and has a phenomenal scent. This fragrance is best bought over at the website of Dua Fragrances.
2. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc
Scent: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is a great fragrance from Tom Ford with a fantastic scent. The fragrance opens with a summery, but sweet and somewhat spicy scent. This then dries down to a floral, creamy scent. Added to this is a nice touch of warm notes, as well as a touch of coconut. This creates a creamy sweet fragrance but in a very fresh way. Overall, this is a fantastic fragrance with a somewhat unique coconut scent. Truly a great fragrance.
Notes: The top notes of Tom Ford Soleil Blanc are bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper, and pistachio. The middle notes are ylang ylang, Egyptian jasmine, and tuberose. The base notes are benzoin, amber, tonka bean, and coconut milk.
Best for: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the summer, but it also works great during the spring. The creamy sweet scent is made in such a way that it smells fresh as well. The sweetness makes it wearable during the nights as well. Overall, this fragrance works really well in those warmer months. This would be a great fragrance for any men, as it is quite easy to wear. This fragrance is on the cheaper side as well, at least for a Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance.
3. Bond No.9 Fire Island
Scent: Bond No.9 Fire Island is a fantastic fragrance with a unique, suntan lotion-like scent. The fragrance opens with a sweet, tropical scent with a hint of coconut. This then gets accompanied by a sweet, floral scent, as well as some musks. Overall, this fragrance leaves you with a fantastic scent of expensive smelling suntan lotion, but in the best way possible. The tropical, sweet scent immediately takes you back to the hot days on the beach.
Notes: The top notes of Bond No.9 Fire Island are cardamom and ozone. The middle notes are neroli and white musk. The base notes are musk, tuberose, and patchouli.
Best for: Bond No.9 Fire Island is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the summer. The scent of this fragrance is just created for this time. The sweet, tropical scent is in no way offensive, but just perfect for the summer. This would be a great fragrance for anyone who is looking for a great summer scent. It is quite easy to wear, and thanks to the sweetness, you can also wear this fragrance at night.
4. Aramis Bermuda Tonic
Scent: Aramis Bermuda Tonic is a very fresh fragrance with a warm note in the background. The opening of this fragrance is mainly a mix of aquatic notes and citrusy notes. Along with this, you’ll get a scent of coconut as well, which adds a tropical feeling. When this fragrance starts to dry down, you’ll start to get an added herbal scent. This adds another layer of freshness. You’ll also start to get a nice, warm background scent, which adds some uniqueness to this fragrance. Overall, a great coconut scent.
Notes: The top notes of Aramis Bermuda Tonic lemon, coconut, aquatic notes, lime, and bergamot. The middle notes are iris, orris, rum, eucalyptus, and saffron. The base notes are leather, amber, oakmoss, and cedar.
Best for: Aramis Bermuda Tonic is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the summer. The fresh scent just works perfectly during the warmer days. But, thanks to the warm base notes, you can also wear this fragrance during the summer nights. The longevity of this fragrance is also noteworthy. This fragrance lasts very long, especially for such a fresh fragrance.
5. Creed Virgin Island Water
Scent: Creed Virgin Island Water is a fantastic fragrance from the house of Creed. The opening of this fragrance is extremely fresh with hints of cocktails and coconut. This provides you with a very fresh smelling fragrance. This freshness will be the main theme throughout the fragrance, although it does get a nice dose of tropical woods. Overall, this fragrance is the embodiment of a tropical place, with a fantastically fresh, creamy sweet scent.
Notes: The top notes of Creed Virgin Island Water are Sicilian white bergamot, Jamaican lime, coconut, and Sicilian mandarin. The middle notes are hibiscus, ylang ylang, and Indian jasmine. The base notes are tonkin musk and tropical woods.
Best for: Creed Virgin Island Water is the perfect fragrance to wear during the tropical summer days. The freshness in this fragrance is just perfect to wear during the warm days. The freshness from the cocktail scent and the creamy sweetness from the coconut will work for you any time in the summer. This fragrance is also easy to wear by anyone.
6. Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
Scent: Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts is a fragrance that has a close resemblance to Creed Virgin Island Water. The opening of this fragrance is also quite fresh with a cocktail-like scent. This, again, gives off a nice coconut scent. When this fragrance starts to dry down, you start getting a sweet and salty scent, as well as a tropical, woody, coconut-like scent. Although this fragrance doesn’t have the actual coconut note, it does have a scent that is very reminiscent of coconut.
Notes: The top notes of Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts are citrus, tequila, and lime. The middle notes are guava nectar, blue agave, and tequila. The base notes are crushed greens, sea salt, vanilla, palm wood, and volcanic musk.
Best for: Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the warm summer days. The fragrance itself is extremely fresh and inoffensive, making it perfect for the warm, high humid days. This fragrance would also be a great alternative for Creed Virgin Island Water, which is quite expensive. This fragrance has a much lower price while still having a very close scent.
7. Diptyque Philosykos
Scent: Diptyque Philosykos is a fantastic fragrance with a great, interesting scent. This fragrance is mainly based on fig, but there are some other noticeable scents. The opening of this fragrance is really green and is reminiscent of leaves. This is thanks to the fig as the top notes. This then dries down to a woody, green scent. This woody and green scent will stay there for quite a while. But after a few hours, you’ll start to notice a subtle hint of coconut.
Notes: The top notes of Diptyque Philosykos are fig leaves and fig. The middle notes are fig tree and milky sap. The base notes are white cedarwood. musk, and woods.
Best for: Diptyque Philosykos is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the warmer months. The scent of this fragrance feels like you’re sitting in the shadow under a tree during a warm summer day. The green, woody scent is just perfect for those hot days. And the creamy, sweet, coconut ending just completes this already beautiful picture.
8. Calvin Klein Eternity Now
Scent: Calvin Klein Eternity Now is a great fragrance with a very subtle coconut scent. The fragrance opens with a fresh scent that is mixed with a spicy scent. This is also where you’ll be able to pick up a subtle coconut scent. This adds a slight sweetness to the fragrance, which then gets enhanced by other sweet notes. The dry down itself is actually quite sweet, but in a toned down version. Overall, this fragrance has a very pleasant scent.
Notes: The top notes of Calvin Klein Eternity Now are ginger, star anise, and coconut. The middle notes are star fruit, cedarwood, and patchouli. The base notes are cedarwood, tonka bean, and vanilla.
Best for: Calvin Klein Eternity Now is a flanker of the original Calvin Klein Eternity. However, there is little to no resemblance in the two. The original one works great during the summer, but this one works a little better during the colder days. The best seasons to wear this fragrance would be during the fall and start of spring. This fragrance is also quite easy to wear, but it is best worn casually.
9. Kenzo Pour Homme Night
Scent: Kenzo Pour Homme Night is a very good coconut fragrance with a fantastic dry down. The opening of this fragrance is quite fresh, but this quickly dries down to a more spicy scent. This spicy scent is accompanied by a creamy sweet coconut scent, which then turns into mostly a sweet, vanilla-like scent. However, the coconut is still noticeable during this dry down. Overall, this is a very good fragrance with a fantastic coconut scent.
Notes: The top notes of Kenzo Pour Homme Night are cardamom, coriander, and grapefruit. The middle notes are geranium and artemisia. The base notes are tonka bean, vetiver, and guaiac wood.
Best for: Kenzo Pour Homme Night is a perfect fragrance to wear casually during the warmer days. The only time this fragrance won’t really work is during the winter. As the name suggests, this fragrance works great during the night as well. The sweet, coconut scent just works great with both warm weather and cooler nights. Overall, a very versatile and easy to wear coconut fragrance.
10. Ferrari Silver Essence
Scent: Ferrari Silver Essence is an interesting fragrance with a woody, spicy scent. In this woody, spicy scent, you’ll also detect a slight hint of coconut as well. The opening of this fragrance is peppery with a strong dose of coconut, which sets the tone for the rest of the fragrance. This then gets accompanied by more spices, as well as a woody note. The dry down will add more woody notes, as well as an aquatic touch. Throughout this fragrance, there is a hint of coconut, which adds a subtle sweetness, completing the fragrance.
Notes: The top notes of Ferrari Silver Essence are grey pepper and sage. The middle notes are silver birch and spices. The base notes are guaiac wood, frankincense, cedar, and mineral musk.
Best for: Ferrari Silver Essence is a fantastic fragrance to wear during the fall or winter. The scent itself is a little on the sweet and spicier side, which works better during colder days. Besides a great scent, it also has great performance and it will work fantastically with any man. Another great time to wear this fragrance is during the summer nights. The coconut makes this fragrance smell appropriate during the cool summer nights.
Should You Have A Coconut Fragrance
Coconut fragrances are fantastic fragrances to have if you’re looking for a tropical, summery fragrance. Having such a fragrance is always a great idea. Wearing something like those during the summer is always a good idea and you’ll set a great vibe.
However, true coconut fragrances are quite rare. Most coconut fragrances have a subtle note of coconut in there, and most of the time, the coconut isn’t the main star of a fragrance. This makes owning a coconut fragrance quite easy, as there are many fragrances that have a coconut note. However, going out of your way to own a coconut fragrance isn’t necessary.
But, if you already have a great fragrance collection, a coconut fragrance would be a great addition. In the end, coconut fragrances are fantastic fragrances for everyone, and if the scent fits you, and you like it, there is no reason to not go for it!
If you’re interested in a nice coconut fragrance, I’d recommend taking a look at the ones listed above. They are in no particular order and range from affordable to quite expensive, as well as from a strong coconut scent to a hint of coconut. All of them are fantastic!