Island girls only. 7 of the Best Coconut Scents
PerfumeTok is a weird and wonderful place. A subsection of TikTok dedicated to fragrances, it’s made up of fragrance enthusiasts who share hot views on new launches, celebrity scents, fragrance personalities, and individual notes. This has given rise to viral topics like the smell of Rihanna, the cult of Baccarat Rouge 540 and the smells of rich girls – but right now PerfumeTok is buzzing with coconut scents.
With over a million views on the hashtag #coconutperfume, the hype is about unlikely scents that give off an island girl vibe. Some of the fragrances featured – Rihanna’s original Reb’l Fleur…remember that? – are a little obscure, so we’ve compiled 7 of our contemporary favourites, from Guerlain to Tom Ford (island vacation optional).
Cocqui Cocqui COco Coco perfume, $230. BUY NOW
Inspired by the rugged booty of Tulum, Coco Coco is a leafy, velvety blend of milky coconut, salty skin and sunburnt green stems. It’s not too tropical, so great for those who don’t want a scent that smells like pina colada.
By Kilian Moonlight in Paradise, $350. BUY NOW
Like a sticky night somewhere sweet, Moonlight In Heaven is the olfactory interpretation of an after-dark holiday romance. It’s lemony to start (see lemon and grapefruit), but warms up to reveal powdery sambac jasmine, sweet coconut and more-ish tonka bean. Delicious gourmand, this scent pairs best with bare skin and a casual attitude.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Sparkling Coconut, $120. BUY NOW
Soft and airy, the Guerlains version of coconut is resolutely fresh! With zesty citrus notes, it’s a coconut that’s watery and bright – not sweet, creamy or dense. A perfect fragrance for those who prefer something subtle.
Juliette has a Sunny Side Up gun, $203. BUY NOW
Sunny Side Up is an apt way to describe this woodsy smell. With notes of jasmine, musk, coconut milk, it’s a joyful fragrance that strikes a balance between spicy, sweet and floral.
Kayali Utopia Vanilla Coconut 21, $211. BUY NOW
A TikTok favorite, this memorable scent marries juicy coconut and sweet vanilla with jasmine, gardenia and tuberose. Heady and rich, it smells of warm nights, palm trees, tanned skin and the last light dipping behind the ocean.
Arizona Street Floral Bloom, $201. buy now
Like the desert after the rain, Arizona Bloom is sweet, sticky and euphoric. While the base is dry and amber, the top and middle notes of Balinese coconut, black pepper and oak moss add lightness.
Tom Ford Sun White, $364. BUY NOW
Although not a traditional coconut scent, you can’t deny the island qualities of this perfume from Tom Ford. Described as “eternal summer on a private island”, Soleil Blanc is warm, luminous and resolutely soft.