At first I get a fruity, citrusy, tropical accord — I actually like it because it's not extremely tropical – bitter orange and recessive coconut. It’s really quite an excellently bright and lively accord. The tuberose and the ylang-ylang are used very effectively as a full floral background to the orange / coconut. The tuberose is not a blaring version; it’s kept quiet in this particular combination, letting the enjoyable fruit accord continue on in prominence. The first couple of times I tried Cococabana the fruit / floral accord didn’t last very long and a strong green note took over the fragrance. But now that has stopped happening, and the fruit / floral accord holds its own for at least an hour or two without interference from a green note. The original accord turns a bit sharp and acidy just before the base takes over, but then the fragrance eases into a very nice cedar and – they say – palm base. I’ve seen this fragrance take some hits on the boards, but I certainly can’t complain about the way it treats me. I’ve worn it several times and it has proven to be a more than adequate EDT and a very good performer.
I couldn't wait to try this, but it was a big disappointment! It's not tropical or refreshing, it is bland,unsweetened coconut milk mixed with cooking oil.