Clone Formula: Chanel’s Original Coco

Coco by Chanel is an Oriental Spicy fragrance for women (but these days perfectly good for men also). Coco Eau de Parfum was launched in 1984 and was the first Eau de Parfum strength fragrance ever created specifically to be perfect at twenty percent dilution. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge.

This formula is based on actual knowledge of the original including a number of suggested substitutions for the few materials that are now restricted from general use (such as Lyral). The download also contains a number of substitute formulas for bases and absolutes that are used in order to make a more cost effective modern version.

No formula or information exists on the internet right now that can take you this close to the original version of Coco.

If you wish to purchase the full formula to this opulent and historic fragrance, you may do so here:

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Guido
Guido
24 days ago

Fantastic.. I am certainly going to buy your formula very soon because I like this fragrance very much.
Are there any peculiar ingredients that aren’t for sale at PW, PA,CP etc? (I probably have most of the ingredients)…

Last edited 24 days ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
23 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thank you, we will see if that’s necessary or not. At least the acetyl isoeugenol that Konstantin has mentioned…but I see that PW has it so that settles it.
If it’s Jasmin 231 you’re referring to than that’s ok.. I have made it a while ago: great base!

Last edited 23 days ago by Guido
Konstantin
Konstantin
23 days ago

Hi Jamie – it appears that one needs to pay extra $10 for shipping – something wrong with the set up of this item?

Konstantin
Konstantin
23 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Super – worked and I am now mixing. Would you replace the acetyl isoeugenol with either iso Eugenio or methyl diantilis, or with plain Eugenio? And would you recommend changing citronellyl acetate for either Geranyl acetate or phenyl ethyl acetate or some mixture of those with neryl acetate?

Konstantin
Konstantin
23 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks! I used your Jasmin 231 formula (slightly adapted). Let’s see – for now I leave these two aside and let it sit for 48 hours before passing any judgement or making changes.

Konstantin
Konstantin
18 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hi Jamie – a short update on what happened – I did indeed add in the end a mix of several of the acetates to get to where it is and the mix I got created a very sparkly feel to it which I like a lot – a lot more than the stickiness which I feel from the original – I have a bottle here which is pretty old (not sure from when exactly but it is definitely older than 10 years – and in that, I feel a certain cloying stickiness which I never liked particularly). So overall… Read more »

Abdulaziz
Abdulaziz
21 days ago

Hi Jamie, is this an IFRA compliant?

Guido
Guido
19 days ago

Hi Jamie, only a few ingredients that I have to buy. All of them at PW (perfumers world) because they still have free shipping ($100 or more) a good time to fill up my stock!
Any suggestions for myrrh resin? I have myrrh e.o. (I don’t like the smell).
The captive is something that Christine might get for me in time but for now I’ll stick to the ordinary alternative.

Last edited 19 days ago by Guido
Guido
Guido
19 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hermitage oils has Ethiopian Myrrh Resin, so I think I’ll go after that one.
Grind it and I am ready to go.
I am really excited to mix this formula soon.
What’s your advice for the macerating time?

Guido
Guido
17 hours ago

Tested this on a teststrip during the macerating proces and it smells classic, sophisticated, expensive, it develops very well and it’s not lineair. Love it!
Great addition.

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