To put off the most tropical of vibes, you’ll need to be wearing the best coconut cologne for men. So whether you’re going for a vacation or a staycation, let us help you find the coolest and classiest coconut colognes around.
While most fragrances with tropical aromatics are only suitable for wearing on the warmest days of the year, some of the best coconut colognes for men offer versatile options for when and where you might wear them. We’ve collected our favorite coconut-inflected colognes from five famous designers, with options for every style and budget. In this guide, we’ll be giving you a full breakdown for each cologne, with notes on the aromatic profile and suggestions on how to wear each scent.
5 Best Coconut Cologne For Men 2021
As with almost any tropical aromatic, coconut is a relatively recent addition to cologne formulations. You won’t find any traditional compositions here — just modern takes on older styles, with the creamy, sweet, and powdery addition of coconut. For more food dominant colognes, you can check out our guide on best chocolate colognes.
Though best known for their casual beach wear and even their restaurants across the United States, Tommy Bahama produces some solid colognes at incredibly affordable prices. St. Bart’s, from their set sail collection, is our favorite coconut cologne. A citrus aromatic style fragrance, it was released in 2007 and has been a favorite of the Tommy Bahama collection ever since.
Hints of fresh sea air are paired with the trio of tequila, lime, and salt in St. Bart’s top notes, giving an invigorating and zesty introduction to the scent. More salt comes through in the heart notes, where it perfectly accentuates the combination of guava and coconut that defines this cologne. Palm leaf is an interesting addition to a base of musk and vanilla, responsible for fixing and extending the aromas of the rest of the composition.
Offering a moderate longevity and a balanced, inoffensive intensity, Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s is a wonderful cologne for everyday wear. It shows best during the spring and summer, or when worn on bright and sunny days — but dedicated coconut lovers will enjoy wearing it any time.
Top notes of lime, tequila, sea notes, and agave
Middle notes of salt, guava, green notes, and coconut
An oriental fougere style cologne that was released in 2018, Calvin Klein’s Eternity Now is an exceptionally affordable fragrance that’s unique enough to make a lasting impression on your senses. If you love the sweetness of coconut, it’s cranked up to 11 in this intoxicating fragrance.
Coconut nectar is the star of the show in Eternity Now’s top notes, where it is given greater presence by the addition of star anise and freshly grated ginger. The exotic star fruit makes an appearance in this fragrance’s heart notes, accented by small portions of cedar and patchouli for greater depth. Built on a base of vanilla, tonka bean, and cedar, it’s a strongly masculine cologne that’s bursting with sweet aromatics.
Featuring a moderate longevity with a strong intensity and dispersion, Calvin Klein’s Eternity Now is an excellent cologne for date nights and special occasions. We love how inexpensive it is relative to the quality, and definitely recommend adding it to your collection.
Top notes of coconut nectar, star anise, and ginger
Tom Ford is renowned for his skill in creating unique, complex, and fascinating fragrances for both men and women that can be layered with other colognes and perfumes — and this is on display in Eau De Soleil Blanc, a unisex oriental floral fragrance that was introduced only as recently as 2018. It has the most complex composition of any coconut cologne featured here.
The top notes of Eau De Soleil Blanc are a heady mixture of bitter orange oils, crushed pistachios, zesty citrus peels, and a spicy trio of cardamom, pink peppercorns, and caraway. They give way quickly to enticing floral heart notes of orange blossom, ylang ylang, jasmine, and waxy galbanum. Anchored by an intensely present base of coconut, vanilla, and amber, this fragrance has a tropical tone throughout its entire development.
With its moderate intensity and moderate longevity, Eau De Soleil Blanc seems like a great choice to wear to parties and special events. It may be a bit over the top as an everyday cologne, but its complexity lends itself well to times when you want to look and feel your best.
Top notes of bitter orange, neroli, pistachio, bergamot, citron, petitgrain, cardamom, pink peppercorns, and caraway
Middle notes of tuberose, orange blossom, ylang ylang, jasmine, and galbanum
Base notes of coconut, vanilla, tonka bean, amber, and benzoin
Comptoir Sud Pacifique is perhaps the most coconut-saturated of all the coconut colognes featured here. A unisex oriental vanilla style fragrance, it doubles and triples down on coconut’s creamy and sweet qualities to create an almost sticky fragrance that will easily stay with you for a whole day.
Coconut is immediately present in Sud Pacifique’s top notes, where it is slightly embellished by vanilla flower for more character. The coconut continues to develop in this fragrance’s heart notes, where it is joined by milk, almonds, and richly sweet and spicy tonka bean. And the base? Coconut again, this time toasted, with a further addition of vanilla and raw sugar.
Fairly long lasting and quite strong, Comptoir Sud Pacifique is a cologne for the dedicated coconut lover. It also works beautifully when layered with other fragrances, providing a versatile and balanced approach to adding a splash of coconut to your daily scent.
Top notes of coconut and vanilla flower
Middle notes of coconut, milk, almond, and tonka bean
The oldest of the coconut colognes available on the market today, Diptyque’s Philosykos is a true forerunner in the fragrance field. A woody aromatic style cologne, it made waves when it was released in 1996 thanks to its genuine fig aroma that had not yet been captured by another perfumer.
Fig leaves and fresh, ripe, juicy figs dominate Philosykos’s top notes, with not a hint of synthetic scent in sight — it truly does smell just like a fig tree in the height of its growing season. Crushed green leaves are accented by just the faintest touch of coconut in the fragrance’s heart notes, with the entire composition being supported by a base of fig wood, wood resins, and freshly cut cedar.
A remarkably neutral and inoffensive scent, Philosykos displays a moderate longevity and friendly, approachable intensity. You’ll need to love figs to really get into this one — but who doesn’t love a fresh, ripe fig?