I'm not very good at describing notes, but even if I were, others on here have done an excellent job, so there is no need to repeat. Frankly, I can't see how this perfume gets such high ratings. As much as I tried to like this, I just could not. It smells of a pretentious old lady, someone too old fashioned to change things up. It's not offensive per se, (as Dior Addict was to me) but it's not anything exciting, alluring, or sexy. All I get is conservative, boring, traditional old lady, like something Queen Victoria would wear (((shudder))). Just my two cents.
Warm, sophisticated and timeless - I love this fragrance. I was initially wary of Coco, because it reminded me of a headache inducing body spray a friend used to wear. However, I'm glad I gave Coco a chance and ordered a sample, because although the opening floral notes are similar, where the offending body spray turns into a powdery-smelling mess 15 minutes after spraying it, Coco develops on my skin into a warm, glowing fragrance that lingers for hours. Someone below made reference to a plummy, dried fruit sweetness, and I definitely get that when I smell Coco. My boyfriend also loves this fragrance. The first time I wore it, he complimented me on the way I smell, which I thought was a good testament to the staying power of the fragrance, as I had applied it a good 6 hours ago!
bleh-old lady scent-got as a gift-gave it away. Personally don't like any of the Chanel scents.
I got this for Christmas rather by accident, I asked my mom for Coco Mademoiselle which I've been wearing for the last couple of years - and which I got occasional compliments on but I think I liked it more than anyone else. My heart dropped when I saw the bottle come out of the box (should have realised it was the wrong box!) but after having painted the smile-of-bravery on my face for mom's benefit and reassuring myself I could sell it on ebay or something I had a squirt. My memories of this were as a mustier version of No 5, which I occasionally wear, but in the wearing it is warm and deep. Sophisticated but not alienating. You get kind of wrapped up in it. Others are right in saying that it's a serious scent - none of your Tommy Girl teeny-bopper here - but I don't think it's age which matters as much as the woman; if you have the confidence for it nobody will be able to forget the woman wearing Coco.
It's only been a day and I've already got more compliments on this than I ever did on Mademoiselle.
A very happy accident indeed.
This smells like the late 80's to me, more specifically, Bloomingdales NY, late 80's. i worked a mu counter and thought this scent was tres chic cause I was a young thing, and it was at the time. I truly liked it a lot and could wear any perfume of the day as I had all those counters to sample for free. Not saying it still isn't chic, I think this is a very we;; done scent, smells sophisticated to this day. But have you ever had a time and place ruin a scent for you? The association is too strong, Fendi, and Obsession have been similarly ruined for same reason.
My all time favourite perfume, ever! Such a classy, spicy, beautiful perfume. It's the kind of perfume where someone can walk past you and instantly you will recognise the smell. It's unlike any other.
Lasts all day, i can spray a little bit on in the morning and still smell it on my skin at the end of the day, and even the next morning.
This is a parfum which my boyfriend loved but I personally hated it. He bought it for me as a birthday present and I tried really hard to like it. However, it didnīt do. It reminds me of an old woman with a fur coat and pearls. Very decadent and old fashioned. It didnīt go with me at all. We were like oil and water, we couldnīt go well together. I finally gave it to my mum because I couldnīt stand it on me anymore. Moreover, if I notice someone is wearing it while Iīm in the tube or in the bus, I have to move because I feel sick.
Coco is one of my favorite scents. It smells rich, warm, extravagant, and complex. It lasts and lasts. I have the EDT spray and one blast of that is more than enough for the entire day. In fact, I have to hold the bottle rather far away from my body or else I find it is simply too much. However, I love it. It is womanly, elegant, and brings to mind images of autumn nights with crackling fires and snifters of brandy in expensive drawing rooms. I always feel a little aristocratic when I wear Coco. :) I mostly use it in the colder months, because it just feels like a winter scent to me, and it is so strong. It really wears well when it's cooler outside. It is at its best right after Thanksgiving, when the temperatures drop to freezing and the holiday season begins. The scent is so spicy and rich that it truly brings the holidays to mind for me. However, I do want to spring for the lotion sometime for use in the warmer weather, because sometimes I just get a craving for Coco even when it is the middle of summer!
I gave the bottle design a 4 because it just blasts so much out. I wish it would spritz, rather than hose me with a blast of scent!
Other than that...Coco is in my fragrance wardrobe forever. I would go so far to say that it is my signature scent. I haven't found another that I like as much, even though I do wear other scents at other times of the year, as mentioned above. But nothing is as good as Coco!
Ugh, how I wish young women would take the original Coco for a spin instead of insisting on some variation of Chance or Mademoiselle. Coco is both richer, sweeter (in a plummy, dried fruit way, rather than candied or syrupy), denser, and more classically feminine than Mademoiselle, and far more sophisticated (and thus more interesting) than Chance and its Fraiche/Tendre spawn. And yet, it's not at all too "old-fashioned" for a girl in her 20s to pull off. Quite the opposite: This is a lovely, warm, elegant scent that enhances the aura of any woman, of any age, who wears it. Powdery and floral, with hints of orange and plum and a a dash of spice and amber to keep it firmly in the oriental mode, and a wonderful base of sweet leather, vanilla, and warming patchouli that blends effortlessly with the skin. Coco develops at a relaxed pace - the top/middle/base progression isn't over within a half hour, typical of so many modern perfumes - and it never shouts or sears your nostrils. It fits like a warm cashmere sweater on a cold day, but in the summer heat the spice and musk get ramped up and it turns into a more sensual (but still elegant) creature. Coco is a pleasure to sniff at every stage of its development, smells exquisitely well-crafted and of high quality, and is simply worlds better than most of the bestsellers in the ladies' department. Don't let its 1984 release date put you off: Real, honest-to-goodness perfumes like Coco are long overdue for a comeback. With all of your friends spraying Ralph Lauren this or Burberry that, wearing Coco will make you the hippest kid on the block.
I really have to agree that Coco is the most beautiful Fragrance ever created.