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Welcome to a fragrant journey through the lush and captivating world of tropical and exotic perfumes. In a realm where scents evoke distant shores, vibrant landscapes, and the mysteries of faraway cultures, these fragrances go beyond merely pleasing the senses – they encapsulate the essence of wanderlust and adventure. The allure of tropical and exotic perfumes lies in their ability to transport us to places we’ve never been, to stir memories of places we have, and to infuse our everyday lives with the intoxicating spirit of exploration. In “A Guide To The Best Tropical & Exotic Perfumes,” I delve into a treasure trove of olfactory delights, exploring the harmonious symphony of ingredients that bring these scents to life, the stories behind their creation, and the emotions they awaken within us. Whether you’re seeking the perfect fragrance to complement your summer escapades or aiming to curate a collection that mirrors the diversity of the world, this guide is your passport to a fragrant expedition like no other. Embark with me on a fragrant odyssey that traverses rainforests, deserts, tropical isles, and beyond – all bottled within these exquisite elixirs of allure and adventure.

PerfumeReleaseFragrance Notes
Omnia Coral2012Bergamot, Pomegranate, Musk
Guerlain Terracotta2009Tiare Flower, Coconut
Jimmy Choo Blossom2022Mango, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange
Jimmy Choo L’eau2017Hibiscus, Bergamot, Peony
Aerin Hibiscus Palm2017Ylang-Ylang, Vanilla, Musk, frangipani, Coconut Milk
Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche2019Bergamot, Tiare Flower, Coconut
L’eau d’Issey Shades of Flowers2012Water rose, Peony, Carnation
Just Cavalli2013Neroli, Tahitian Tiare Flower, Rosewood
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime2019Tiare Flower, Carnation, Amber
Prada La Femme L’eau2017Frangipani, Orange, Ylang-Ylang
Clinique My Happy Lily of the Beach2018Coconut, Lily, Vanilla, Sandalwood
SOKI LONDON Aphrodite2023Mango, Palm Leaves, Aquatic Coconut

Table of Contents

Bvlgari Omnia Coral

Omnia Coral by Bvlgari is a lively and vibrant fragrance that captures the essence of a blooming tropical garden. The opening of bergamot and goji berries offers a zesty and fruity introduction, while the heart of hibiscus and water lily adds a radiant and floral charm. The base of pomegranate and musk provides a subtle and sensual finish. Coral exudes a youthful and playful aura, perfect for warm weather and daytime wear. Its longevity is moderate, allowing for a delightful and enjoyable scent experience. This fragrance is a cheerful and captivating choice for those seeking a refreshing and lively floral adventure.

Jimmy Choo Blossom

Jimmy Choo Blossom is a delightful and vibrant fragrance that exudes youthful energy and sophistication. Its opening of red berries and citrus creates a sparkling and juicy burst, while the heart notes of sweet pea and rose add a feminine and playful touch. The base of sandalwood and white musk brings a creamy and sensuous finish. The overall scent is fresh, modern, and perfect for spring and summer occasions. However, its longevity could be improved for an all-day wear. Nonetheless, the fragrance remains a charming and uplifting choice, leaving a trail of floral joy wherever you go.

Jimmy Choo L’Eau

Jimmy Choo L’Eau is a refreshing and light floral fragrance that captures the essence of femininity and sophistication. The opening notes of hibiscus and bergamot provide a sparkling and tropical allure, reminiscent of a sunny escape. The heart of nectarine and peony adds a fruity-floral elegance, while the base of cedarwood and musk provides a subtle and warm embrace. The overall scent is youthful, versatile, and suitable for everyday wear. However, its longevity might not be as long-lasting as desired. Nevertheless, L’Eau is a pleasant and graceful fragrance, ideal for those seeking a delicate and modern aroma.

Guerlain Terracotta

As a lover of warm, sun-kissed scents, Guerlain Terracotta is a dream come true. The opening is a burst of citrusy bergamot and exotic tiare flower, immediately whisking me away to a tropical paradise. The heart notes of ylang-ylang and orange blossom add a captivating floral touch, while the base of coconut and vanilla provides a creamy and comforting sensation. The scent perfectly captures the essence of summer and beach vacations, evoking fond memories of sandy shores and gentle ocean breezes. Its longevity is impressive, making it my go-to fragrance for endless summer adventures.

Aerin Hibiscus Palm

Aerin Hibiscus Palm is a luxurious and exotic fragrance that transports you to a tropical paradise. The opening of lotus flower and hibiscus captivates with its floral sweetness, while the lush coconut milk and creamy ylang-ylang in the heart create a rich and indulgent aura. The base notes of heliotrope and ginger add a touch of warmth and spice, making it a perfect scent for summer evenings. Its longevity is commendable, lingering for hours without overpowering. The overall experience is a dreamy, sophisticated, and captivating journey through a sun-soaked garden, making Hibiscus Palm a true delight for fragrance enthusiasts.

Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche is a captivating and sun-drenched fragrance that embodies the essence of a summer beach vacation. The opening bursts with refreshing citrus notes, combining bergamot and mandarin. As the scent evolves, a bouquet of tiare flower and coconut transports you to a tropical paradise. The base of amber and vanilla adds a warm and sensuous touch, creating a delightful and long-lasting aroma. The fragrance exudes a carefree and radiant aura, making it perfect for warm, sunny days. Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche is a must-have for those seeking a heavenly and invigorating summer escape.

L’eau d’Issey Shades of Flowers

L’eau d’Issey Shades of Flowers is a elegant floral hibiscus perfume. The opening notes are of sparkling bergamot and fresh rose petals and then you get hit by a bouquet of peony, jasmine, and ylang-ylang making it sophisticated and fresh. The base of creamy sandalwood and musk adds a subtle sensuality. It’s completely different that original L’eau d’Issey, its fresh and fruity and tropical and very well made. The composition is well-balanced, showcasing the harmonious blend of different flower nuances. Its moderate longevity allows for a pleasant wear, suitable for daytime and special occasions.

Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli is a tiare flower perfume. It’s a very simple smell, blended with neroli and wood in the base. Just Cavalli strikes a balance between sweetness and sophistication, making it suitable for both daytime and evening wear. It’s not very interesting but it does the work. It has a moderate longevity ensuring a lingering presence without overwhelming. This fragrance is an excellent choice for those seeking and everyday floral tropical perfume.

Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime

Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime is one of my favourite perfumes on the list! The opening of vibrant orange flower and spicy pink pepper entices the senses with a burst of energy. The heart of exotic jasmine and sensual tiare flower envelops you in a rich floral embrace. The base of warm vanilla and smooth sandalwood adds a creamy and inviting finish. Wonderlust Sublime exudes a sense of adventure and sophistication, making it perfect for special occasions and evenings. Its moderate longevity ensures a lingering allure, leaving a lasting impression on those around you.


The second fragrance I created, Aphrodite is my interpretation of the ultimate tropical and exotic scent. A mango top note opens the perfume with a fruity and elegant freshness; I worked hard to make the mango note last and it remains throughout the stages of the fragrance’s development. Aphrodite has a heart of palm leaves and lotus flower with a hint of coconut in the base. This is a highly concentrated fine fragrance and lasts 8-10 hours.

Prada La Femme L’eau

Prada La Femme L’eau is a sophisticated floral perfume. The opening of frangipani and mandarin is blended ylang-ylang and tuberose in the heart create a creamy and luxurious floral bouquet. The base of white musk and sandalwood adds a subtle sensuality, leaving a delicate and enchanting trail. La Femme L’eau is a versatile fragrance, suitable for both daytime and evening wear. Its moderate longevity allows for a lasting presence without overwhelming. It’s sort of that timeless perfume that you can reach for anytime in your life and would be perfect for any occasion.

Clinique My Happy Lily of the Beach

Clinique My Happy Lily of the Beach is a delightful fragrance that evokes the essence of a serene seaside escape. The opening of ylang-ylang adds a tropical and dreamy allure. The base of warm coconut and soft vanilla provides a comforting finish. It’s got that bright sun colour which makes you feel like you are sipping cocktail on a beach during summers. Lily of the Beach is a light and carefree fragrance, ideal for casual and summery occasions. Its moderate longevity ensures a pleasant and enjoyable wear, making it a wonderful choice for those seeking a relaxed and beach-inspired aroma.

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    Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.