I read on here that "bulletproof" has a nice coconut scent, but that wore away within a minute, leaving only a very dark, burnt tea essence.
There's a moment right the opening where the coconut is definitely front and center. In my experience, that fades pretty quickly, but nonetheless the coconut persists in the background throughout the drydown. If I try to imagine the fragrance once it gets into the middle without the coconut, I think I wouldn't like it. It's the coconut that makes this wearable IMO.
Well, I feel compelled to jump in here to report that my experience with the Tokyo Milk Dark series is exactly the opposite of the OP's! I have sniffed most of them on paper and find all of them potentially worthy. I have worn two of them on skin and really enjoyed both (I'll be reviewing the whole line at Fragrantica, since they are not in the bn db...):
EXCESS is a scrumptious amber patchouli. Smells wonderful and as good as if not better than many much higher-priced niche ambers to me.
LA VIE LA MORT is a pleasing and unique presentation of tuberose mingling with jasmine and cardamom. Nice.
I definitely recommend that those who favor niche-quality ingredients and eccentric note combinations check out this line.