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    Question What should coconut oil smell like?

    I have bought two different coconut oils and they both smell different! Both are supposed to be 100% virgin coconut oil.

    The first one is organic and smells very strong and not really like coconut. The second one I bought it at the Indian store and it is almost odorless.

    My sister just brought back one that she bought in India it smells sooo good, you can recognize it's coconut and it smells delicious..

    Are the oils that I bought bad quality?

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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    If unrefined, it ought to smell like delicious coconut, unless it's rancid. Unrefined oil will smell like nothing. If it smells bad or off, then return it, it should never smell unpleasant.

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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    I use this and it smells just like coconuts, but before I had a cheap one, it had more like a yellowy colour (good quality coconut oil is pure white) and no smell, that was probably refined.
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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Mine is refined expeller pressed organic coconut oil and has no smell at all. I wish it did, I soooo love the smell of coconut! I guess I need to find me some unrefined.
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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Thanks! The one that my sister brought is called meera coconut oil. My hair smells so nice (and hands too lol)!!

    I always hear about Vatika oil, does it smell good?

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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Mine is white, so I guess it's the good stuff. There's a subtle coconut scent to it - very buttery, if that makes sense. When it's on my hair the sweetness goes away, though there is still a slight scent I can't quite describe.

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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    I've heard vatika smells amazing! I'd love to get my hands on some, but I've also heard there's too kinds and that one is better than the other. I'm sorry I don't know much about it but I'm sure there's a thread here with way more detail on the vatika.

    Also I use organic unrefined expeller pressed coconut oil (what a mouth full!) and mine smells like fresh coconut every time I buy it. I wouldn't use oil that smelled funny, there's probably something up with it

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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Refined coconut oil typically is about odorless. Might smell a little oily, but that's all.

    Virgin coconut oil smells awesomely coconutty and delicious.

    Copra coconut oils (such as Parachute) tend to have a smoky smell to them. They're made by pressing coconut after it's been dried/smoked. I tend to think they can smell a bit like bacon, which is weird.
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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iolanthe13 View Post
    Mine is white, so I guess it's the good stuff. There's a subtle coconut scent to it - very buttery, if that makes sense. When it's on my hair the sweetness goes away, though there is still a slight scent I can't quite describe.
    It smells buttery to me too. Good for when I use it on my popcorn which is also delicious I might add. Not so great for my hair or skin. I think I'm just more sensitive to it. My mom thinks it has no smell at all.
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    Default Re: What should coconut oil smell like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anje View Post
    Refined coconut oil typically is about odorless. Might smell a little oily, but that's all.

    Virgin coconut oil smells awesomely coconutty and delicious.

    Copra coconut oils (such as Parachute) tend to have a smoky smell to them. They're made by pressing coconut after it's been dried/smoked. I tend to think they can smell a bit like bacon, which is weird.
    My Parachute smells like... Oh... My fiance always says "Mmm, bacon?? " when I use it, so there you go.
    I'll never buy it again.

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