John Varvatos Artisan Mens Cologne Review

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • 80%

  • Smell
    Editor: 95%
  • Lastability
    Editor: 93%
  • Womens Opinion
    Editor: 95%
  • Uniqueness
    Editor: 95%

In this article we’ll be looking at my review of the John Varvatos Artisan mens cologne fragrance.

Your choice of scent isn’t just a part of your fashion style but as well as your personality. To look and feel good about yourself, you need to wear the right scent.

For many men today, finding the fragrance that perfectly embodies the modern and successful men can be challenging especially when there are plenty of choices.

So when I came across the John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette Spray, a fragrance that is perfectly blends of the past and future, it caught my attention right away not to mention that the cologne itself has a very natural and appealing packaging that is very unique which makes me wonder what this scent has to offer.

Pros And Cons Of Varvatos Artisan Mens Cologne


  • Has A Very Natural And Elaborate Packaging Which Makes It A Perfect Gift Choice
  • Beautifully Crafted Giving You A Manly Scent That Is Very Appealing And Will Surely Boost Your Confidence
  • Perfectly Combines The Different Notes Like Fruity, Citrus, Woody And Floral Notes
  • This Cologne Gives You A Modern Twist, A Kind Of Scent That Combines The Past And The Future
  • It Has A Really Nice Smell Which Makes It A Perfect Choice Of Scent For Any Occasion


  • The Only Downside Is That The Scent Is Not Too Long Lasting

Product Description

Packaged in a handcrafted bottle, the John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette Spray is a type of scent that is characterized by elegance, a combination of the past and the future.

Launched in 2000, it is a clean fragrance that gives this cologne a unique composition, a masculine fragrance that everyone would really like.

The citrus notes give this cologne a modern twist, an exhilarating scent that is perfect for the summer and will surely make you enjoy the outdoors. Combining of only the best aromatic ingredients like Thyme, Lavandin, Ginger Absolute, Serenolide, Purple Ginger, Georgywood and Mandarin Orange among many others.

Composition: The very moment I opened the cologne bottle, I knew that I would like this scent. It may have that modern edge but it is timeless as the scent opens up with that really striking citrus notes and fruity fragrances that also develop floral and spicy notes. The depth of this cologne is then boosted with its woody notes.

Top notes include Greek lavender, tangelo, Mexican winter mandarin oranges, clementine, wild thyme and marjoram. For the mid notes, it uses orange tree blossom from North Africa, Nigerian ginger absolute, Indian Murraya, purple ginger and Chinese ginger roots. Base notes include serenolide, kephalis, ambery belambre and Georgywood.

Best Use: Its very masculine scent that has this oriental woody feature is perfect for the long summer. Whether you are going out on the sun or if you are engaging in any outdoor activity, you won’t be disappointed in using John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette Spray.

It is perfectly suitable for any activity. It does not come off too strong but it has just the right blend which makes it a great wear.

Longevity: Now this is where I have some reservations with this cologne. No doubt for me this is really a good-smelling one. It is something that you cannot find in most of the signature fragrances today.

But for many who place high importance on longevity, this might not be the best option for you since it is not that long lasting. In my case, it has just enough longevity but I am just not so sure if the smell will still hold if I engage in a really hot and humid atmosphere.

Final Verdict

As for my final verdict, I would still give the John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette Spray a high rating. For one, it has this beautiful packaging and craftsmanship which makes you feel that every money you spend is really worth it.

Another thing that I like about this cologne is its very composition. Not all modern scents can still give you that classic and elegant fragrance and so for this alone, I am giving this cologne a high mark. It gives you the kind of scent that is very appealing and confident.

The wide range of notes used in John Varvatos Artisan are in perfect harmony.

Although there is a downside when it comes to the longevity, it is not so bad. Even this aspect differs from one person to another considering that people have varying level of activities and lifestyle.