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    Question Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Hi BNrs looking for recommendations for a frag' that contains coconut as a note that you can recognise as such .... BUT that does not completely overide the scent. Also it's important that it does not smell just like "suntan lotion" as most coconut rich frag's land up doing. I have looked in the directory, but most frags in the directory are missing a note pyramid, so not many have come up (Also, most that did, tend to be too feminine). ... The only example of a frag' that I think has used the coconut note to perfection, and sits top of my list at the moment is : Cadjmere (Parfumerie Generale) .....
    So now I am looking for another, different frag. but using the coconut note in that same perfect, subtle but yet recognizeable manner.

    Thanking all you BN'rs, for any recommendations, in advance !

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I haven't tried it, but Creed's Virgin Island Water is supposed to have some coconut.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    The Creed one I find a bit too coconutty and beach tropical for my liking, I'm afraid. But thanks anyway for suggestion.

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    Fig usually does a good impression of coconut.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    From what I have, I'd reach for Fire & Ice (the "women's" one).

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Silverbullet sent me a sample of Alien and I derived a coconut accord from that scent.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    VIW is coconut hell

    Nice cocunut notes
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    Some Comptoir sud pacifique have coconut.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Black Orchid has coconut ? ... I have been "rotating" that for the past year and have never picked up coconut in it yet, I will have to try pick that out. But anyway even if it does then I'm defenitely looking for slightly stronger coconut in that case!

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Try Paul Smith London...drydown smells somewhat like coconut..and the scent is really long lasting.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Quote Originally Posted by whiffter View Post
    Black Orchid has coconut ? ... I have been "rotating" that for the past year and have never picked up coconut in it yet, I will have to try pick that out. But anyway even if it does then I'm defenitely looking for slightly stronger coconut in that case!
    Yeah, it is very subtle, but I am surprised that is not listed as a note and that no one has mentioned it in the reviews, except for this blogger. I am not a big fan of that note so I guess that is why I can smell it right away. We are more aware of the things we do not like.

    You should also try mark jacobs for men.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Have you tried Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess? It's a truly unisex fragrance with a tuberose/coconut/anise cookie accord. Great stuff.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Volo AZ 686 by Profumum...... quite expensive, but fantastic stuff!!

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...lo_AZ_686.html

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Calvin Klien Obsession Night has a wonderful accord of coconut with a oriental twist (lovely scent, perfect for evenings)
    Dior Addict 2 also has this accord, (this one is just too good, perfect for evening & parties)
    Last edited by jenson; 15th February 2009 at 01:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I second Sables' recommendation of Volo AZ 686 (he is, as far as I know, the only other person who has ever mentioned it on this board besides me). It is very long lasting... 24+ hours on 1-2 sprays. It's a mix of Gardena, coconut and vanilla, which sounds odd until you realize it smells much greater than the sum of its parts. Lovely.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I will second Obsession Night for men
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I get coconut in Tommy Bahama's Set Sail St. Barts for Men, even though I didn't see it listed among the notes. Can be found el cheapo too at tj maxx, marshalls, etc.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I've read that Obsession Night for Women is often prefered by men and vice versa . Anyone know if the women's one has a coconut accord too ? ... I know it has a pipe tobacco "thing" going for it , (which I believe would blend brilliantly with coconut, ...but is it in the womens one ???

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    What other notes are you looking for in this coconut-minor ?

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Quote Originally Posted by maksidrom View Post
    I get coconut in Tommy Bahama's Set Sail St. Barts for Men, even though I didn't see it listed among the notes. Can be found el cheapo too at tj maxx, marshalls, etc.
    It is the dried papaya/mango/coconut accord, somewhat similar to the dried papaya/mango from hermes d'orange verte, that got amplified in Concentre D'Orange Verte.

    The papaya here sometimes gives a similar subtle association.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I second the fig scents, my personal favorite being L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Coconut Lime Verbena by Bath & Body Works.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Diptyque Philosykos. It is said that this is just the fig note, but to me it really has some coconut in it. Pleasant scent.
    Also second Obsession Night by CK.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Cococabana by Patricia de Nicolai. It may be too sweet though.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I agree with Ruggles, Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder is really nice and the coconut is blended quite nice with a salty rock accord. Totally unisex. Hard to find (it flew off shelves in the summer) but you might be able to source some online.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Thanks for all the suggestions....however let me maybe elaborate, as I'm starting to see a theme happening here that's kinda going in the opposite direction I'm wanting. I don't really want a green or summery frag'. Most of the fig accords tend to use coconut as a supporting note ( I have never really quite understood this, as I have had a fig tree in my back yard and to my nose neither the leaves/wood/fruit or the sap has ever resembled anything coconutty to me. Maybe if used very gently to invoke a creamy milkiness, but even then I have found the fig sap very bitter and not creamy or actually milky in aroma really.) .... And the summery frags with coconut, they always invoke a suntan lotion or tropical pinacolada vibe that I find too obvious .... and not what I'm looking for.
    So basically I want something more unusual, outside of the "boxes/genres" mentioned above. More of a fall/winter or evening scent, warm, cuddly, rich and hopefully using the coconut note in a novel way, so that it is not the first thing you smell but that is noticeable.
    So to recap : No "Green", no "Green Fig" (an un-green fig, maybe !?!) and no "Summer"......(This should narrow it down closer to what I'm looking for ! .... I should just try create my own, really, shouldn't I !?! )

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Quote Originally Posted by runstile View Post
    I second the fig scents, my personal favorite being L'Artisan Parfumeur - Premier Figuier
    I was just going to mention this one. It has a distinct yet subtle coconut note in the drydown, and never crosses the line into suntan lotion territory. Of course, the basic character is intensely green, so only pursue this one if you love GREEN! scents.

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ibarney5 View Post
    I haven't tried it, but Creed's Virgin Island Water is supposed to have some coconut.
    It has a nice coconut basenote and drydown but first you will have to get through the extreme lime opening note
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    If you like coconut scent but don't want it to be overriding, why don't you put some coconut oil in the body lotion in your ordinary routine?
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    Three faves of mine:

    Coco Extreme
    VIW
    Coccobello
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Wow this is an old thread, but I've heard good things about Cocobello from Heeley and I enjoy Pear and Olive from time to time.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Batucada by L'Artisan

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I've heard good things about Cocobello from Heeley
    Perhaps the best coconut offering in 2013.
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I'll second Batucada and Pear&Olive

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I have a couple suggestions outside of the usual trite VIW/St Barts/Fig nonsense.

    Laboratorio Olfattivo Cozumel - a warm, rich, coconut scented sandalwood fragrance. While coconut isn't officially listed, there is plenty of that vibe in this from the amber, tonka, tobacco blossom accord. This stuff is FANTASTIC and quite long lasting.

    Tokyo Milk Bulletproof - a cold, stark, dry woody scent, lightly sweetened with a coconut and vanilla warmth.

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    Serge Lutens Un bois Vanille
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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Batucada by L'Artisan
    I gave that one up already.
    This is a very useful thread

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    Default Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    Try Odin n°10 Roam

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