I love perfumes with coconut notes, but nice ones are few and hard to come by. When I saw that James Heeley did a coconut based perfume and they shipped to Australia I knew I had to try it I have been trying to find a coconut based perfume that rivals JLO miami glow since it has been discontinued in 2009.
When I went on the website I saw that they sold perfume samples that are 2ml each for 3 euro. This is great because you can try the perfumes without having to commit to buying a full size bottle.
I ended up buying 3 perfume samples Figuier, Menthe Fraiche and Coccobello. Coccobello is the perfume that I originally wanted to try because of the coconut notes.
The notes of this perfume are:
Honestly I was rather disappointed with this perfume. The smell of the palm leaves is quite over powering which makes this a rather green scent, I was hoping for something that was a bit warmer. The notes of coconut and vanilla are easily distinguishable as well but I cannot pick out the other notes. This is a fairly strong perfume so a little goes a long way and the scent does stay on the skin for a long time. I will not be purchasing this fragrance in the future because it is a bit to green for my tastes, but it is a truly unique perfume I have never smelt anything like it.
This is a unisex fragrance and it has notes of:
This is probably my favourite fragrance out of the three that I chose, it does smell a bit like toothpaste because it is a mint based scent but the floral notes makes it less clinical. This is quite a masculine scent for me, but I will happily finish the sample. This scent lasted well on my skin, but it does not have the same staying power as Coccobello.
As the name suggests this is a fig based perfume. This is also a unisex fragrance and the notes are:
This scent probably the lest unique out of all of them. It smells quite similar to the Dyptique Philosykos or the l’eau de Cassis L’or Jaune. It is quite a soapy scent that smells much like fresh linen. This is probably the scent that I feel the most comfortable wearing but it is nothing out of the ordinary and I feel that the scent disappears quite quickly.
Overall I do not think that I will be purchasing any of these perfumes full size. Even though Menthe Fraiche and Cocobello are rather unique scents I do not like the way that Coccobello settles on my skin and Menthe Friache is a touch to manly for my taste. If you like fig based perfumes I defiantly recommend giving Figuer a sniff it is a pleasant scent but I much prefer the fig based scent from Dyptique.
These are great original perfumes, if you ever see James Heeley perfumes do give them a sniff they might surprise you. I will probably buy more samples in the future to test out the other fragrances because they are so unique.