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Artisan is awash in Mediterranean accents. Siciilian clementines, Spanish marjoram, and Greek lavandin introduce a temperate heart of North African orange blossom, and ginger extracts. Notes of Indian murraya, and orange jasmine tree take this juicy floral further into the heat of the Mediterranean night.
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John Varvatos Artisan rating and reviews
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4 out of 5
I liked it, it Just wasn't the smell that I originally thought it was.
All around great mens cologne
Great for any occasion nice fresh notes would like a body wash with this scent
35 to 44
This is one of my favorite.
Fresh, received nicely
But a little too musky for my taste
Great summer scent and light. But does not last long
I decided to branch out and try some of the John Varvatos colognes, but this was a terrible mistake (trying this one first). I’ve seen some decent reviews, but to me it smelled like wet rats and public bathrooms. The John Varvatos cologne (literally called John Varvatos) was pretty decent, but the Artisan was awful.
45 to 54
This one had been sitting in my que for a while at the bottom of my list. I wish it had been higher, when I finally got this sent I couldn’t believe how amazing it smelled. If you like that super fresh laundry detergent-esque scent this is it.
35 to 44
Great for the summer
This is amazing specially for Caribbean places!!!
Panty dropper for sure !!!
Love the scent and texture above all the rest.
35 to 44
I believe women love it more than men
It's a unique first impression...not my favorite, but it grows on you, and maintains its strength. It smells fresh enough that it's pleasant. One of the more famous ASMR artists on Youtube (a million + subscriptions) mentioned it's her favorite. The particular episode was a walk through of a half dozen colognes.
35 to 44
The very first...
This started my subscription and I never heard of this particular one...and I was blown away!!! This is a winner! Everyone gave me compliments on this one...I just need a bigger bottle ASAP!
18 to 24
Nice Fresh Scent
Eau de toilette
It reminds me of a hair salon and I honestly didn’t but like that at all
25 to 34
Great smelling cologne
Loved the scent we'll be trying another John varvatos one soon my woman has been attacking me all the time whenever I wear this one 😉
25 to 34
Skittles: The Red Bag
It was ok. It just reminded me of skittles with all the citrus smells. I gave it to a friend. Someone else may enjoy unless SCENTBIRD bottled the wrong fragrance 🧐 FYE: I ordered separate fragrances outside of my subscription and it’s took sooooo long for the arrival. It was ok doing business with you!
John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette
It had a great smell to it loved it
25 to 34
I thought it was “meh” to “bad”, but my wife all but cut off her nosebleed when she’s smelled it.
35 to 44
Lovely citrusy scent
This is easily my favorite scent that I have received through scentbird after being a subscriber for almost a year. It is beautifully citrusy and fresh, without being an assault on your nose, and stands out amongst all the standard fare out there. Will be purchasing a full bottle because I love it so much.
25 to 34
I love this scent. It’s not cloying or overbearing. Sunny day vibes. Light enough to stand out in a “Gucci Guilty” overdosed elevator.
I had my eye on this one for awhile. Couldn’t wait for it to arrive. I was blown away by the scent! Sort of a citrus fresh scent, very nice. My girlfriend loves it too which is a plus!
Definitely great for daily use. Light, but strong with very pleasant notes of citrus coming through while the floral notes wrap up nicely. Does not stay for long, but another quick spray after a few hours refreshes the scent without being overpowering.
One of my go to cologne during these cold days. Light and spicy scent.
Soft Soapy Clean
I like the scent. It smells like you just got out of the shower. It has a fresh and clean soap smell to me. It seems to last about 3hrs or so. It's a very subtle scent. After 3 hours, one must literally hug you to smell it on you. Lol. My wife says it's more for a female to wear. Wearing it to work should not prompt any complaints unless you spray it several times to make it permeate the air. I'm go to many places for work and so far no compliments on the scent. I'm assuming people can't smell it. I only spray one or two squirts daily. I'm on the fence as to purchasing the full Bottle. Rate...7.5. It's ok. No real complaints about this John Varvatos. Would make a good subtle scent to have on when having sex...lol. bet that ...since this is an up close scent. Smells good.
Not for me.
I like Fresh smelling colognes but the musk Smell loses me.
Really enjoyed this scent!! It was my first order from Scentbird and I had never tried it before I ordered it! So, I was super stoked that it smelled soo good! It is a strong masculine scent that garnered me a lot of compliments! I recommend Artisan by John Varvatos completely! AWESOME!!
One of my favorites
I really enjoy this scent a so a winter cologne. It lasted most of the day with 3 pumps.
great scent for warmer weather
It smells like bougie laundry detergent. Familiar, but not exactly something I'd go out of my way to use. It just smells artificially clean.
This cologne has a nice scent to it. I find that it isn't over powering so I can use it and not dominate the air in my office. Two sprays is enough that you can catch the aroma if you are close enough to me and by the end of the day it is still present. I will purchase a bottle of Artisan when my 30 supply runs out.
Smells fresh, but not real strong. It’s a little sweet, but after a few hours the scent disappears. I like it though!
Doesn’t really last
One thumb. Worth keeping, though I probably won't reorder it.
I miss it already
Last month’s was near perfect. With a fresh crisp clean citrus woo! But it fell in the bathroom one morning and broke. I’ll definitely have to put another in que
Nice and sweet
I liked this scent. Kind of a soft and sweet smell, perfect for a date night. Not an overpowering fragrance, one of those scents you have to be close to a person to smell it.
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This is a great choice for going out or even sitting at your girlfriends
I liked this cologne because it's not very strong and over powering.
I didn't like this one. I mostly love bright and uplifting citrus scents with a hint of florals and this one came off a little heavy, if I at all detect a heavier almost musky scent it instantly turns me off and that's what I got with this perfume. Maybe it's the ginger and thyme that's in it but I don't like it.
Fresh, unique scent....worth the try!
I really like this scent. I'm not a big fan of floral scents but this one is definitely a stand-out. Living in central Florida, I look forward to the amazing smell of orange blossoms in the Spring. Now I don't have to wait, as this scent takes me there whenever I want to go. It's a fresh scent with notes of citrus and ginger. It wears very well, subtle, masculine, unique... not overpowering by any means. I recommend this scent for Spring and Summer, to be worn on a casual basis...great right out of the shower. This one is a winner for me and worth the try. You may not turn every head with this one but there will definitely be a few.
I wish it had a better performance, I fades away in less than 3 hours, but the smell is absolutely amazing, very fresh and clean.
I like the fragrance. Women are drawn to it and seem to love it. The one complaint I have is that it doesn't last as long as I'd like.
It’s more of a candle scent than a people scent.
Sweet and spicy masculine scent. This is my Sunday cologne.
Sweet, soft, and citrucy!
This is definitely a soft, middle of the day, "I don't care look" type of cologne. People won't flock from far to ask you what are you wearing, but the ones that are near you will inch closer without knowing why. This fragrance is excellent to keep with you and refresh as needed. When you put it on, you'll be noticed, and it won't be overwhelming to others. If you are looking for projection and longevity, this is not the fragrance for you.
I'm assuring as a chef no fragrance will stand out digging into food and smokes. And this one attends very weak. And when I've used it outside the kitchen it really doesn't seem to capture me or leave a impression. This citrus just wave and kind of quits along the way of this cologne being boring already once it settled. Not impressed from from the samples I've tried. I'm sure i picked there wrong one.
You’re actually wearing cologne in the kitchen? That’s number one on the chefs dont do list.
My go to cologne! Highly recommend this one!
The cologne smelled good, definitely a “summer scent”. Disappointed with service, did not receive my cologne case with order so I spent the month without it.
Not a fan
I found that this fades fairly quickly, but that's probably a good thing. The scent is not unlike a mosquito spray mixed with cheap suntan lotion.
It smells sooooo good
This one is strange the scent is different from day to day. Sometimes when I smell it reminds me of a summer day and can be my favorite scent. Other days it smells like Pinesol to me.
This cologne might be great for some outdoors type but not for me. It has a strong pine and lime smell that reminds me of a carpet cleaner. Even as it fades the cleaner smell is very apparent and starts to get powdery. Turning into an irish spring body wash type. If you love those smells then go for it but definitely not for me.
Not overpowering. Perfect for the office or early date. I like that it does not enter the room before you do, but does have that small linger afterwards.
Not good at all
Smells gay af smells like soap cheap soap
Too sweet and feminine
Too sweet. A feminine scent. Thankfully it didn't last longer than an hour or so on me. But that is another problem. I won't be wearing this again.
John Varvatos Artisan
Absolutely amazing! Perfect for the spring! The citrus notes really flow through the air as you walk by someone.
I definitely recommend
My husband loves how refreshing this smells, and he smells wonderful in it. Surprisingly I love it for myself as well. It’s like a delicious, sunny day in a bottle. I’m buying a full size today!
Smells great, but,...
This is a really good Spring fragrance. Smells of lime and spices. Only giving it 3 stars because the scent was very faint after just a few minutes. I sprayed a lot of it, but the smell just did not last. However, if your body chemistry works well with this, you will really enjoy it its crispness.
One of my favorites
its fresh and clean, goes well with most settings. masculine but approachable slightly mysterious.
John Var Artisian
I love Artisian by John Varvatos! It is not overpowering, doesn't smell feminine, and has a classic masculine scent which I'm frequently complimented on. Armani Classic comes to mind as a comparably masculine scent - five stars!
This cologne has a nice light yet unique scent. Only draw back is that it doesn’t seem to last that long...nothing a couple more sprays won’t fix.
I enjoyed this fragrance. It was a nice masculine scent and wasn’t too strong. I will definitely be purchasing.
This is now one of my signature fragrances
Very nice fragrance. Doesn't seem to last long. Very heavy on the orange note and really seems to dominate. I feel somwhat like a walking fruit stand when wearing this.
Pleasant but too subtle
Almost reminds me of body wash. It is a light and clean scent but even with 3 or 4 spritzes it isn’t very noticeable.
My wife liked it and that's all that matters!!!
Nice fragrance. Citrusy with no baby powder smell. Very masculine smelling.
A mild and fresh scent
This has a very strong orange blossom scent and is pretty mild compared to some of the other scents I have come across. JV Artisan has a very clean and fresh smell and I have been wearing it at least 3 or 4 times a week since receiving it. Great for when I am out running errands or a casual date night. For me, this scent doesn't last all day. Maybe a half day or so.
I became a fan after trying this
After trying this JV I instantly became a fan. if you could put trendy, masculine and the coast line in a bottle it would be this scent. It is amazing. Is a scent that you can wear all day and it doesn't wear off.
This is not a bad scent, it took me a few times wearing it to get use to it, but the after smell i like.
Not bad for everyday use
I liked it but it doesn't stay with you for long time.
kinda grew on me
I wasn't crazy about this at first. Very strong scent, but it definetley has grown on me
Very clean smelling product.
Loved it but...
I loved this so much a bought a full sized bottle. Clean, unique smell. Unfortunately it does not last more than a few hours at best.
John Varvatos Artisan has a unique scent. I like it. Clean. Perfect young dad scent. Compliments me very much!
Very clean and fresh scent but it doesn't linger very long.
The smell was decent but not strong and only lasted and hour or two with 3 squirts of spray.
Very citrusy at first, then mellows and sweetens. I really like it but it seems to fade very quickly and you can barely smell it.
Great stuff. Would buy a full bottle later.
One of my favorites so far
One of my favorites
so many compliments
Very much enjoyed my first scent. Sandalwood rounds out the citrus well. Lasts a good 6-8 hours.
Love the smell. I put it on before I hit the gym and I could still smell it afterwards and I always work up a good sweat.
One of my favorite can't go wrong with this scent for a nice date or put and about
great cologn, very smooth, fresh modern scent.
This is a fresh and clean fragrance. It's strong up front but once it mellows out it great
Love the fragrance of this product, but within an hour the scent is gone unless I’ve bathed in it. Very disappointed.
Fades very quickly, smells too strongly of citrus. Not really into this one
The fragrance smells good going on but it does fade quickly. A very light, casual scent, good for the Summer.
Nice fragrance with a light fresh citrus smell
I have to say I was very impressed by this cologne. It smells so fresh and clean. It’s citrus and crisp. I would definitely recommend it, even if it did not last all day on me. Either way this cologne is for every day casual use and won’t disappoint. By the way giving it a 4/5 only because in my particular case I wish it had lasted longer, and that wasn’t the case but the fragrance is on point.
Like this one a lot, not sure if it's my favorite because I'm still trying a bunch out until I find the "one".
Try "The One" from Dolce and Gabbana. It's excellent.
Very citrus and fresh cologne. Perfect for the office or going out. I do however find its longevity to be kind of short and its aromatics to shallow fairly quick. This is a perfect cologne if you're looking for something light and fresh.
Nice and light
Absolutely my husbands favorite cologne. Purchasing a large bottle.
I really enjoy this fragrance. I think I'm headed in the right direction with this.
Favorite so far
Great scent... very subtle yet good smelling. More it is a softer scent after about 30 minutes. My wife likes it and she does not like overbearing colognes.
By far my favorite cologne I've gotten from scentbird. Love the fresh and crisp scent with spicy notes. Love it!
Very fresh without being synthetic or linen-y -Also more dimensional than the typical "fresh" scent like Dolce and gabana' s One Sport which I've also tried. Casual, day scent (perfect for just wearing around) Good spring/summer scent
casual, not too strong
Not bad always like this fragrance line
I want to squirt this shit on me every second of the day!! Love the smell!
I've gotten the number of compliments on this fragrance. And I do enjoy wearing it. But I have to say my first impression was that smells a little like baby powder.
Smells ok, but I would not wear this regularly. I little to floral for me and I don't smell any citrus or ginger in this. I would say it is more feminine or unisex....maybe. I keep thinking of a type of fabric softener when I smell it. Not horrible though.
As some other reviewers have said, this is indeed an almost androgynous scent. It does register just this side of masculine, though, and it actually layers well with woodier more masculine scents if you wanna go a little crazy. It's a nice choice for summer.
Great scent... very subtle yet good smelling. More on the feminine side as it is a softer scent. Plan on buying a bottle.
I get so many compliments when I wear this. The citrus tones provide a nice clean smell that you could wear casually..
Enjoy this very much.
Amazing! Smells like you just got out of the shower; clean, crisp, and modern. I received rave reviews when I wore this and was constantly asked what I was wearing. Must try!!
Nice and light but wears off throughout the day.
Versatile, sophisticated, easy
Strong and lasting fragrance
Great fresh smell perfect for spring summer
Subtle yet delightful fragrance. Great to wear at the office!
This one is just far too flowery for me. Smell is not very complex. A big contrast with Artisan Acqua, which is actually really a really great, attractive, masculine scent. Hard to believe these are even in the same family of colognes.l by John Varvatos.
It's my favorite ever.
It's a very nice scent and its much lighter than i thought it would be. Last for awhile too.