Coco is a spicy floriental that traces its lineage back through the Youth Dew branch of the Oriental tree. Like many in the genre, the perfume is built around the so-called Mellis accord that includes patchouli, spices - here most notably clove (eugenol), and benzyl salicylate which coheres everything in a clean, balsamic embrace. The floral contrast is provided principally by rose absolute whose darker facets are emphasised with damascones, giving a suggestion of plum and even wine.
While Coco has an undeniably ‘purple’ feel, it expresses itself with a sense of levity. This is achieved by a perfectly balanced hesperidic head accord of mandarin, lemon and bergamot that's softened by peachy lactones. An Iso E Super boosted radiance meanwhile, creates a long-lasting scent bubble around its wearer.
A true Modern Classic.
Nose: Jacques Polge
Release date: 1984
Notes (per Fragrantica): coriander, mandarin, peach, jasmine, bulgarian rose, mimosa, cloves, orange blossom, clover, rose, labdanum, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, opoponax, civet, vanilla.