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6 Best Men’s Coconut Colognes in 2023 (For all Budgets)

The best coconut colognes can turn your office or local coffee shop into a glimpse of your own private island.

Coconut fragrances present a tropical vibe in a way that’s fresh and creamy. They’re sweet and aquatic, conjuring images of sunshine chilling and cocktails on a pristine beach. 

My top pick was Tom Ford’s Eau De Solei. Full disclosure – I’m a huge Tom Ford fanboy. But they’ve knocked it out of the park with this succulent, buttery, and rich blend.

It’s a pricier pick, but I’ve also included some budget options that have impressed me – like Hollister’s SoCal. This dreamy, woodsy scent delivers 6 hours of laid back masculinity for under $20, which is remarkable value.

And Vanilla fans have got to check out Comptoir’s Coco Extreme. It’s a delicately balanced blend of coconut and vanilla that smells sweet enough to eat, without overdoing it and becoming sickly.

Budget Pick
Hollister SoCal
Best Overall
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Spray
Coconut and Vanilla
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme
4.6
4.8
4.4
$49.99$43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)
$171.00$134.88 ($79.34 / Fl Oz)
$42.00
Pros:
  • Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.
  • Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.
Pros:
  • Deliciously gourmand. Like coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and swirled caramel.
  • A rich, buttery blend that entices rather than overpowers.
Pros:
  • Delicious balanced coconut and vanilla combo. Sweet without feeling sickly.
  • Top-tier longevity will cover you for a full 8-hour day.
Budget Pick
Hollister SoCal
4.6
$49.99$43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.
  • Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.
Best Overall
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Spray
4.8
$171.00$134.88 ($79.34 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Deliciously gourmand. Like coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and swirled caramel.
  • A rich, buttery blend that entices rather than overpowers.
Coconut and Vanilla
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme
4.4
$42.00
Pros:
  • Delicious balanced coconut and vanilla combo. Sweet without feeling sickly.
  • Top-tier longevity will cover you for a full 8-hour day.
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In this guide, I’ll discuss fragrances that range from full-throttle coconut for the diehards to more complex colognes that bring in vanilla, florals, and spices.

Of all the coconut colognes I tested, these are the 6 that are best at carrying this carefree sense in a way that feels masculine and confident.

I’ll step you through when and where to deploy them, based on:

  • Note profile (what does it smell like)
  • Longevity (how long does it last)
  • Projection (how subtle/strong is it)
  • Occasion (season, time of day, setting)
  • Value for money

So roll out your hammock and dive in!

TOP PICKS

Top Coconut Scents for Men in 2023

Tom Ford Eau De Solei BlancBest Coconut Cologne Overall

Hollister SoCalBest Budget Coconut Cologne for Men

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco ExtremeBest Coconut Cologne with Vanilla

Creed Virgin Island WaterBest for the Connoisseur

And a couple of alternatives…

Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s A Virgin Island Water Alternative

CK EternityAn Eau De Solei Blanc Alternative


The Best-Smelling Coconut Fragrances for Men

Tom Ford Eau De Solei Blanc – Best Coconut Cologne Overall

Full disclosure- I’m a huge Tom Ford fanboy. But they’ve knocked it out of the park with this succulent, buttery, and rich blend.

Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc SprayTom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Spray
$171.00 $134.88 ($79.34 / Fl Oz)

Deliciously gourmand. Like coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and swirled caramel.

A rich, buttery blend that entices rather than overpowers.

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Occasion: Sophisticated Creamy CoconutLongevity: 5 Hours
Age group: 25 – 45Projection: Moderate
Season: SummerValue for money: 5/5
Eau De Solei Blanc: Need to Know

Eau De Solei Blanc is coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and caramel swirled through it. 

It’s the perfect fragrance for a gent who is looking for a creamy signature fragrance to bring a splash of summertime to their day.

It’s pitched as a unisex fragrance, and it isn’t overtly masculine in the traditional sense. This is a light and airy blend that emphasizes quality ingredients and attention to detail. 

In that sense, it’s suited for the Gent that is confident in his masculinity and is looking for something that implies class rather than brute force.

Eau De Solei Blanc screams rich and quality. Some coconut accords can smell cheap, with a suntan lotion style synthetic quality- but that’s not the case here. 

It’s so well blended that it smells like a gourmand dessert. Pistachio and creamy coconut mingle with light touches of ylang-ylang flower, and the results are divine.

If you’re not a fan of thick scents, you should consider Eau De Solei Blanc. It’s an airy, breezy cologne that won’t suffocate like deeper blends.

As such, projection isn’t super strong, but it’s a summer scent, and any more firepower might border on overbearing in the heat. 

Longevity is similarly moderate at around 5 hours of performance. It’s a little disappointing for the price, but the quality more than compensates.

Top Notes:Pistachio, Pink Pepper, Cardamom and Bergamot
Middle Notes:Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine
Base Notes:Coconut, Amber and Tonka Bean
Tom Ford Eau De Solei Fragrance Notes

Hollister SoCal – Best Budget Coconut Cologne for Men

Hollister SoCal is the perfect coconut cologne for a beach day. It’s laid-back, tropical, and spells fun and freedom.

Hollister SoCalHollister SoCal
$49.99 $43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)

Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.

Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.

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Occasion: Cocktails at SunsetLongevity: 6 hours
Age group: 20 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: SummerValue for money: 4.5/5
Hollister SoCal: Need to Know

The scent opens with a blast of coconut and melon – you can tell this is an easy-going fragrance right from the jump. There’s also a touch of citrus in the top notes that I can’t quite place- but it’s either lemon or lime.

Everyone seems to love it- especially girls. This sweet, creamy, woody blend is a hit and collects compliments wherever I go.

The primary coconut note offers just the right amount of sweetness, perfectly balanced with woods in the base in a way that’s both musky and sensual. 

It’s the sort of fragrance you’d wear to a beach date. SoCal speaks to masculinity that isn’t aggressive, but still knows how to handle itself.

It’s sexy, woody, and aromatic – and no slouch with 6 hours of longevity. That’s very impressive for this affordable cologne.

Top Notes:Melon, Coconut, Lemon and Lime
Middle Notes:Pine, Cedar and Vanilla Bean
Base NotesDriftwood and White Musk
SoCal By Hollister- Fragrance Notes

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme – Best Coconut Cologne with Vanilla

Coco Extreme has gourmand written all over it. This comforting and cozy fragrance smells good enough to eat.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco ExtremeComptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme
$42.00

Delicious balanced coconut and vanilla combo. Sweet without feeling sickly.

Top-tier longevity will cover you for a full 8-hour day.

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Occasion: Gourmand Subtle SweetnessLongevity: 8 Hours
Age group: 22 – 55Projection: Subtle/Moderate
Season: Spring/Summer/FallValue for money: 5/5
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme: Need to Know

From the first spray, you’re bathed in milky coconut, before making room for a vanilla flower. It’s an elegant and delicate fragrance that asks “how do you do” rather than “how ya doin”. 

It’s just right if you’re looking for a coconut fragrance that tickles you under the chin, rather than smashing you in the face. 

This coconut and vanilla menagerie persists throughout the fragrance. This is not some evolving marvel of complexity, but rather two beautifully balanced accords presented in their best light.

Touches of tonka bean further the creamy sense in the base, and mimic the aroma of buttery coconut biscuits. 

But the real kicker- it’s the most potent cologne on this list, with a full 8-hour day of fragrance. When I came home after testing, my entire bedroom still smelled of coconut!

Top Notes:Coconut and Vanilla Flower
Middle Notes:Coconut Milk, Tonka Bean and Almond
Base Notes:Coconut, Vanilla and Sugar Cane
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme Fragrance Notes

Creed Virgin Island Water – Best for the Connoisseur

Virgin Island Water is the coconut fragrance that all others are measured against.

Creed Virgin Island WaterCreed Virgin Island Water
$345.00 ($202.94 / Fl Oz)

Energizing and zesty lime smoothed out with creamy coconut. Tropical paradise.

A subtle scent that lasts between 6 and 7 hours.

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Occasion: Premium Tropical VibesLongevity: 6 – 7 Hours
Age group: 30 – 50Projection: Moderate
Season: SummerValue for money: 3/5
Creed Virgin Island Water: Need to Know

It’s a tropical blend that conjures the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean, and a gentle sea breeze whistling through the palm trees.

If you fit paradise in a bottle, it would come out smelling like Virgin Island Water.

Coconut is a constant, but it’s joined by a new partner at each stage of the journey. This evolution lends Creed Virgin Island Water a lovely complexity. This is no one-trick-pony coconut cologne.

The opening is big lime energy, softened out by the creamy coconut. In the mid you get jasmine, replacing the sharp citrus notes with unadulterated smoothness.

By the time you’re in the base, it’s all about sweet creaminess, with the addition of musk and sugar cane creating a sense of nourishing coconut milk. The hint of white rum here lingers and gives you a bohemian, cocktails-on-a-beach feeling.

Projection certainly isn’t beast mode. Virgin Island Water is a subtle and unobtrusive summer scent that wants to be investigated, rather than dominate the room.

Longevity is solid at 6 – 7 hours, but you might expect more from a $300 cologne. I’ve found that spraying it on my clothes boosts the lifetime by an extra hour or two – so that’s worth keeping in mind.

Top Notes:Coconut, Lime, Mandarin and Bergamot
Middle Notes:Ylang-ylang, Jasmine and Ginger
Base Notes:Musk, Sugar Cane and White Rum
Creed Virgin Island Water Fragrance Notes

Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s – A Virgin Island Water Alternative

When I heard that St. Barts was being heralded as an affordable alternative to the inimitable Creed Virgin Island Water, I had to find out for myself. 

Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. BartsTommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts
$72.00 ($21.18 / Fl Oz)

A blend of bright lime and creamy coconut, like a beach cocktail.

Just a quarter of the price of Virgin Island Water.

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Occasion: A Budget Virgin Mountain WaterLongevity: 5 – 6 hours
Age group: 20 – 35Projection: Moderate
Season: SummerValue for money: 5/5
Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s: Need to Know

The truth is, while certainly not a Creed-alike, St Barts is a solid and fun alternative I can wholeheartedly recommend. It manages to capture a lot of what makes Virgin Mountain Water a success, but at a fraction of the price

You’ve got a similar opening with a punchy blend of lime and liquor, but it’s a little more rigid. It’s hard to replicate the smoothness in Creed, so it’s closer to a piercing tequila sense than a smooth cocktail. 

Still, the authentic-smelling key lime note is there, and it’s a delight. The coconut comes out to play in the dry down as St Barts smooths out into milky creaminess.

There’s also a gentle marine saltiness that persists and gives the impression of shoreside living. It’s a little like the note in Davidoff’s Cool Water, but not as central. Instead of swimming in the sea, you’re floating in a lilo with a margarita.

While St Barts lacks the complexity of the spiced elements in Virgin Island Water, this is far from a generic citrus cheapie. The quality is there for sure and punches well above its weight in terms of price. 

After the initial lime and coconut blast has worn off in the first few hours, St Barts becomes more muted and suitable for intimate encounters. Longevity is respectable at 5-6 hours. It’s good enough for the working day, but it won’t carry you through to a night on the town.

If you’re looking for Virgin Island Water levels of sophistication, just go ahead and get that. You won’t find it here. However, if you’re looking for fun and summery lime energy, I’d sail with St Barts any time. 

P.S: Weird bottle design. It’s not the most ergonomic thing in the world. On my bottle, the atomizer seemed to keep spraying a few drops of liquid onto my thumb that I was using to press down on it- that’s likely a random fault though. 

Top Notes:Lime, Coconut, Tequila and Sea Notes
Middle Notes:Salt, Green Notes and Coconut
Base Notes:Palm, Vanilla and Musk
Tommy Bahama St Bart’s Fragrance Notes

CK Eternity Now – An Eau De Solei Blanc Alternative

Calvin Klein’s Eternity Now is a coconut-led, tropical storm of punchy sweetness. It’s summery brightness in a bottle, zinging with sharp lime but mellowed by creamy coconut. 

Calvin Klein Eternity for MenCalvin Klein Eternity for Men
$95.00 ($13.77 / Fl Oz)

Citrus and green notes combine with a soapy heart and masculine sandalwood base.

Sophisticated fragrance ideal for professionals who still want to show some personality.

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Occasion: Eau De Solei Blanc AlternativeLongevity: 7 Hours
Age group: 30 – 40Projection: Moderate
Season: Spring/Summer/FallValue for money: 4/5
CK Eternity Now: Need to Know

This would be my top pick for the Gent who likes the sound of Eau De Solei Blanc, but can’t quite bring themselves to justify the price. 

It’s a little less chilled out and has more emphasis on citrusy lime notes, but with the same milky coconut emphasis. 

It’s sweet, creamy, tropical, and a tiny bit flirtatious. 

It’s not quite up there with Tom Ford in terms of quality, but for the price Eternity Now is astonishing. It’s one of the cheaper fragrances in my collection, but it stacks up to designer houses.

There’s a distinct mojito vibe, with the lime and coconut meeting a slight alcohol note. The alcohol quality fades within an hour, but it’s still a bit much to wear to the office. 

The opening is a soft and sweet medley of creamy coconut and vanilla, cut with a hint of spice from ginger and star anise. The heart introduces cedar and star fruit, with tonka bean emerging in the dry down.

By this point, the coconut is still present but takes a slight back seat. The base is more masculine and mature, emphasizing the Cedarwood and reserved sweetness of vanilla accords. 

The smooth cologne straddles the line between cozy and playful to perfection. There’s enough brightness to feel sunny in spring, but the light spice also makes it a viable warmer for fall. 

It also beats out Tom Ford in terms of power. I get well over 7 hours of meaningful projection from CK Eternity now, which is an admirable effort for a coconut fragrance.

Top Notes:Coconut, Star Anise and Ginger
Middle Notes:Star Fruit, Patchouli and Cedar
Base Notes:Vanilla and Tonka Bean
CK Eternity Now Fragrance Notes

What You Should Know Before Buying a Coconut Cologne for Men

Which Coconut Scented Cologne Lasts Longest?

The longest lasting coconut cologne I’ve found is Comptoir’s Coco Extreme. This vanilla coconut cologne lasts 8 hours, which is enough to care you through a full day at the office or an adventure in the city.

CK Eternity also lives up to its name, with a 7 hours lifetime that’s even more impressive when you consider it’s low cost per spray (more on that in a moment).

FragranceLongevity
Tom Ford Eau De Solei Blanc5 Hours
Hollister SoCal6 Hours
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme8 Hours
Creed Virgin Island Water6 – 7 Hours
Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s5 – 6 Hours
CK Eternity7 Hours
Coconut Fragrance Longevity Comparison

My favorite coconut cologne, Tom Ford’s Eau De Solei Blanc, lasts a pretty unimpressive 5 hours. But because it’s a luxury fragrance, I mainly use it for evenings out rather than the full day – so it works for me. The quality of the fragrance makes up for what you miss in longevity, in my opinion.

Which Coconut Smelling Cologne is the Best Value for Money?

The cheapest coconut cologne that I’d recommend is SoCal by Hollister. It works out to $12.85 per ounce, which is great for a fragrance that lasts 6 hours off just a few sprays.

If you’re looking for a coconut vanilla cologne, Comptoir’s Coco Extreme is also pretty accesible at $42 – but it’s smaller bottle size actually makes it more expensive than picks like Tommy Bahama St Barts per ounce.

FragrancePriceSizeCost per Oz
Tom Ford Eau De Solei Blanc$145.213.4 Oz$42.71
Hollister SoCal$43.703.4 Oz$12.85
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme$42.001 Oz$42.00
Creed Virgin Island Water$345.001.7 Oz$202.94
Tommy Bahama St. Bart’s$71.993.4 Oz$21.17
CK Eternity$98.006.7 Oz$14.63
Mens coconut cologne price comparison

If you’ve got a bit more cash to put down, CK Eternity is incredibly cost-efficient. It costs about $100, but the bottle is huge. You won’t run out for at least a year.

On the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got Creed Virgin Island Water. Even though it is an incredible fragrance (and smells really classy), I’d struggle to pay $345 personally.


Budget Pick
Hollister SoCal
Best Overall
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Spray
Coconut and Vanilla
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme
4.6
4.8
4.4
$49.99$43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)
$171.00$134.88 ($79.34 / Fl Oz)
$42.00
Pros:
  • Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.
  • Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.
Pros:
  • Deliciously gourmand. Like coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and swirled caramel.
  • A rich, buttery blend that entices rather than overpowers.
Pros:
  • Delicious balanced coconut and vanilla combo. Sweet without feeling sickly.
  • Top-tier longevity will cover you for a full 8-hour day.
Budget Pick
Hollister SoCal
4.6
$49.99$43.69 ($12.85 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Creamy-sweet coconut on a base of masculine woods and musks.
  • Excellent value with 6 hours of longevity.
Best Overall
Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc Spray
4.8
$171.00$134.88 ($79.34 / Fl Oz)
Pros:
  • Deliciously gourmand. Like coconut ice cream with crushed pistachios and swirled caramel.
  • A rich, buttery blend that entices rather than overpowers.
Coconut and Vanilla
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreme
4.4
$42.00
Pros:
  • Delicious balanced coconut and vanilla combo. Sweet without feeling sickly.
  • Top-tier longevity will cover you for a full 8-hour day.
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FAQ – Coconut Men’s Fragrance 


What’s the Best Coconut Fragrance for You

Hopefully, I’ve been able to dispel a couple of myths about coconut fragrances.

Picking the right coconut cologne is going to depend on what exactly you’re looking for. It’s rare to find a cologne that presents unadulterated coconut. Usually, it is the additional ingredients that balances it with that will dictae which is right for you.

In my top pick, Tom Ford’s Eau De Solei, the sophisticated additions combine with coconut to be more than the sum of their parts.

It’s the difference between a photorealistic and creamy coconut (which, don’t get me wrong, is still delicious) and a Michelin star coconut dessert.

The same is true of Creed’s Virgin Island Water, which develops the primary coconut accord into a complex and rich rum punch.

Even with a stronger coconut expression, like Coco Extreme Comptoir Sud Pacifique, there’s a vanilla pairing to bring some balance in.

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