John Varvatos for Men was the first product from the JV Fragrance & Skincare, a company owned until 2010 by Shiseido, and following this date, by the cosmetic empire Elizabeth Arden. This debut fragrance from the American menswear designer was introduced in 2004 as an oriental woody masculine developed by Rodrigo Flores-Roux. On the official website, the perfume is described with the phrases “intense, yet inviting, sophisticated, yet relaxed“ and ”the embodiment of sensuality”.
Because I already knew Artisan, from our last year vacation (a fragrance which first impressed me with the flask and then with the aroma!), I decided this classic essence deserves a shot and thankfully my intuition proved right this time. Sprayed on my wrist, John Varvatos for Men opened on a classic citrus note, which reminded me from Artisan. Then, in no more than 10 minutes the herbal facet of John Varvatos for Men entered the stage, paving the way for the warm and sensual of its dry down phase.
John Varvatos for Men top notes are: Medjool date, West Indian, tamarind leaves and Mediterranean herbs; its heart is coriander seed, clary sage and Indian ajowan; and base notes are eaglewood, auramber, vanilla and black leather. The flacon that contains John Varvatos for Men has an elegant design that combines the dark shaded glass with leather and metal and according to the press release it was “inspired by the masculinity, luxury and texture of the Varvatos’ fashion”.
John Varvatos for Men Perfume Details
- John Varvatos for Men is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 125 ml After-Shave Lotion, 200 ml Hair & Body Wash and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2004
- Perfumer: Rodrigo Flores-Roux
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual