I am not very good a describing fragrance and that seems redundant anyway given all the previous reviews.
This is the sexiest scent I know of. It unleashes terrible cravings of the worst and best kind you could imagine. This fragrance is better than sex, better than fudge, better than getting drunk off red wine and flirting with the world.
It heightens drama but comforts at the same time. It's utterly responsive to any mood of mine.
You know when you glance over your collection and try to match a scent to your state? Coco always matches. It's hard to resist wearing it all day every day, but I feel sorry for my other perfumes.
I cannot believe I stayed away for so long because I was put off by its popularity-- just re-discovered it a couple of months ago. I am hoping the likers will leave the lusters alone in the next few years and give us some privacy with this perfume.
I will wear this until the day I die or get some kind of lobotomy that changes every aspect of my personality.
My first experience with Coco was when it first came out over twenty years ago. I was studying abroad and brought it back as a gift for my mom who loved it. I at the time was using different fragrances, but started leaning towards the Chanel fragrances myself. Over those 20 years, I have used (and still use) 5, 19, Cristalle, Eau Premiere, Allure and Allure Sensuelle, but have gotten a bit tired of the fact that most women around me wear most of those fragrances and I needed to reinvent myself. So I went back to my fragrance closet and pulled this one out. My mom has stopped using it, so of course I decided to give it a try again after many years. What I have discovered is that yes, it is strong, but it is SUCH a beautiful fragrance, like no other. Over the last year or so that I've been using it on a regular basis, I learned how to make this both daytime and evening fragrance, and also both winter and summer fragrance while exploring different effects of different concentrations:
1) In the fall and winter, I use EDT during the day and EDP at night. I sometimes use body lotion in the evening with its full concentration. I must admit I am a huge fan of the EDT now, although initially, I was a lot more into EDP.
2) In the spring and summer, I use the body lotion in the evening after taking a shower and before I go to bed. If it's really humid, I mix the Coco body lotion with some regular unfragranced lotion to slightly dilute the fragrance. By the morning the scent just barely just lingers on my skin, if you are close enough to smell my skin you can tell it's there, but otherwise not. In the morning, I also dab on VERY lightly some pure perfume. Believe it or not, pure perfume is the softest of all three concentrations and just lingers on your skin. However, you have to use it VERY lightly, meaning just one dab with the cap/lid and not from the spray bottle, but the classic mini bottle with the lid.
Gorgeous fragrance I always get tons of compliments when I wear it!
I fell in love with Coco several years ago after discovering Coco Mademoiselle. I was thinking of purchasing another bottle of CM, and had decided to try No. 5 and a few others instead, since I had fallen in love with CM in a magazine strip and hadn't smelled any Chanel fragrances prior to that one. I picked up No. 5 first and no, it wasn't for me. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried Coco next; the mix of leather and spices was definitely more of my kind of thing. I took testers of CM and Coco, comparing them and trying to decide and eventually went back to spray Coco on my wrist. That evening, I couldn't stop smelling myself and my ex-husband thought something was wrong with me (he never understood my passion for perfume as I never understood his love of video games - it wasn't destined to work out).
There was nothing wrong with me, of course; I was just very much intrigued by the heady aroma that had developed on my skin into something very original, addictive and full of taste. Clueless as he was, he bought me the ugly black refillable container (half the beauty of Chanel perfumes is in the iconic glass bottle, itself) of Coco for my birthday and I wore it religiously for about six months. I did, eventually tire of it but recently, after smelling again while purchasing a bottle of No. 5 for my boyfriend's grandmother, I was reminded of it's intoxicating seduction and decided that I'll be ready for another bottle (the beautiful classic, this time) when fall rolls around.
There is a Chanel perfume for every woman and if you're a spicy, oriental kind of girl, this is the one for you.
It smells like Estee Lauder Youth Dew. The top notes are very spicy and overwhelming. But it dries down to a comforting vanilla.
I won't buy this again because to wear this, there is a downtime of two hours before I really enjoy it.
YES! I loveeeee this!
The fragrance is amazing! I lovee this. Oriental floral scent.
The packaging is everything I want my parfume to look like.Btw the eau de toilette stinks! Sorry guys.. I hate it!
The parfume smells soooo good and If you spray it on you coat of shawl it will last for weeks. One spray is enough. Little goes a verryyy long way!
At first It might smell a bit weird/ maybe bit granny like, lol! but trust me. After a while.. its more soft. Every men is going to attrackted to you hahaha!
I dont want anything else! Ever!
A classic - and a bottle for me lasts a long, long while. I really love this fragrance. Moreso than No. 5 or Chance (ick) or Coco Mlle.
I love the way this coco by Channel smells.. I get all the attention from the boys when i have this perfume on.. Lol!!
Yes, this is good stuff- ylang ,ylang ,ambery oriental, spicey , heady goodness. Chanel knows how to make 'em . It's a beauitful classic.
Review of the EDP: one of the most beautiful fragrances ever created. There is a clean soaring note that anchors the middle of this frag - it must be the ylang-ylang - lasting until the dry-down, which is a smouldering amber fire that just goes on and on. It is SO strong (and my chemistry snacks on fragrances) that I've thought of getting the EDT, but the EDP is so nicely-crafted. I gave the packaging only 3 lippies, as this (and all 'classic' Chanel bottles) will leak like Satan on airplane trips.
Oh, so gorgeous Coco! This is really a grand fragrance! Actually this is fragrance you can call it by that name. I'm so fed up with all new mainstreet releases. It must be a difficult job to create something new that stand up with these oldies. As I am going towards my 40s (sic!) it's nice to now old things are not worse than fresher ones :-)
For many years I haven't cared about this scent and Chanel's in general, because I felt they were too ladylike, even if, to be honest I like this type of scent. I'm a longterm devotee of good old Guerlains, especially Samsra and Nahema, so I'm used to complex and strong perfume. Chanel's ones have been too aldehydic for me. #5 is unbearable IMO because it smells like public toilet soap with some jasmin in it. Thi is what #5 does to my skin, but I have to say, I hardly met someone who wear it beautifully.
Allure in Edp (more mellow and less pungent than EdT) was a nice take on Chanel for a while. Coco is not pungent nor frilly nor aldehydic-powdery-toilet-y :-)
Coco is just a beautiful strong floral oriental, classical for sure but not out of place! It's pure elegance in a bottle with a hint of passion and wild, highly refined but not too tamed down sensuality.
The opening is fresh floral, the heart of the scent is a glorious deep rose mixed with spices and the bottom is vanilla heaven!
It works great with my chemistry and leaves a lovelly aura around.
I can see it as perfect in winter and autumn, still it depends on personal tastes to use this kind of fragrance in summer too.
Coco radiates from my skin speaking of inner elegance and self-awareness. It will never be down. Best worn with elegant also modern outfit, not necessary flat office formal one. The hint of passion in Coco requires a full free woman, not one who is constraint in manlike grey suits to work along with men and need to be taken seriously (old society patterns). Spare it on workplace and wear it freely (with sense!) when you go out for fun and seduction, especially if you can't afford buying it very often. Trash out frilly-wrilly Britney Spears's and the alikes and give yourself a true perfume.
The only 2 defaults I can find which made me took of 1 lippie are:
- a slight touch of broth-like smell maybe due to spices. It comes out every now and then while wearing it. Not always.
- Coco is a very common smell due to large spread among women. That's too bad for me. I think Chanel have sold thousand of litres of Coco around the world. A SA in a shop me told me that Chanel's Coco is the top-seller fragrance for everyone, even if people don't even know how it smells, they just buy it unsniffed to give it as a present based on the Chanel claim. Many moms and aunties own this and wear it along with old style not so loud outfits. This is the reason why it could appeal as "old lady" to many. It's a matter of memory, not of juice!
I don't wear it daily but I keep a small bottle of EdT in my bag for smelling purposes.