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John Varvatos Artisan Review

Thursday, 6th November, 2014

John Varvatos Artisan Review

This week’s men’s aftershave review is John Varvatos Artisan Eau De Toilette. Artisan was released in 2009, but like the other fragrances from John Varvatos they have not been too common up until recently in the UK. The bottle is very distinctive, and is a wicker basket style of bottle which will stand out on your shelf or in your drawer.

The scent itself is a light and citrus type of smell, it has lots of orange type notes but the smell of the orange is not overpowering and you can easily smell the other notes. It is quite light and sweet, and definitely one for day wear in the spring or preferably summer. It’s not a very masculine fragrance, so if you like woods, musk and aromatic or spicy scents this is not one of them; Having said that I always believe you need a lighter scent in your fragrance repertoire.  This is quite a pleasant smell, but if I were to choose a day wear scent there are better options out there, such as the Lacoste L12 and Acqua Di Gio.

Best season to wear – Spring/Summer
Scent type – Orange/Citrus, Sweet
Age Recommendation – 18+
Best Worn – Day Wear, Casual

Top Notes – Sicilian clementines, Juicy tangelo fruit, Mandarin oranges, Wild thyme, Marjoram from Spain and Greek lavandin

Middle Notes – North African orange tree blossoms, Indian Murraya, Essence of orange jasmine tree, Ginger extracts

Base Notes – Kephalis, Georgywood, Ambery belambre and musky serenolide


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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