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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
All around really good
If you’re looking for a cologne for a summer night out, this is perfect. Sweet and citrusy with a touch of elegance. Not an everyday cologne, but not one for super formal occasions either. Great for a casual date night
Get your vitamin C
Most citrus fragrances with mandarin never seem to do enough justice to the fruit, this one got it right! Fresh and fun! I'm a fan
Unique Elegant Scent, Love it
I really can’t describe how the smell comes off but its so different and unique but it also easy going at the same time. I like this scent for mostly spring, summer, and I would definitely say fall as well. I’m definitely putting this in my lineup.
Only wore it once
Do you have to put this stuff in the freezer every one I ordered I’ve used once and then it evaporates I always leave them in the little black carrying case put it the glove compartment next time I go use it it’s gone in a squirt
Fresh and soapy, smells clean
Great for summer!!
The majorum gives it a spicy herbal undertone that lets the fragrance stay citrus heavy while being decidedly masculine￼.
I want to try this scent for awhile but was sure if I really want it. Now that I have used it a couple of times, I’m planning on getting a bottle. Thanks
A little strong
Just a little to strong for me and where i wear cologne
It compliments my character
It compliments my style and character
There's really no smell to it
I thought it was going to be better but it's not
Smells like cleaning products
Smells like a lemon or orange cleaning product.
This is the type of fragrance that is loud, and overpowering as if you’re the only person in the room. May also give you a headache if you put too much on.
Just a tiny bit on the strong side, but probably fine if you spray anywhere but the neck/chest. Very citrus, like a basket of oranges and lemon. Great for outside summer picnic or beach.
I like the smell. It's not too strong but scence is likeab
My kind of swagger
I totally love this scent. First it’s extremely floral, then after dry down, it smells clean, fresh, and kind of sweet. I can wear this everyday, whether I’m chilling or out on the town. Buying a bottle definitely!!!
Great fresh smell
True to the notes, but smelled like straight orange. Orange, orange blossom, mandarin. Orange. Didn’t smell like a cologne to me, and not really any complexity there. Heard good things but I will probably end up using this one as a bathroom spray
was too girly
What A Shame.
Good scent but ￼not long lasting￼. What a shame.
the bottle looked cool
nice summer scent. but not strong or long lasting. Edit. Acouple months later i was wearing this in front of a fan and two ladies both told me i smelled great. One said like melon. I dont smell it on me but others can smell it.
unique without being strange
Had a honest masculine smell.citrus well behaved
Smells very sweet
Smells like a really good sweet basket of fruit and veggies
Love the scent very refreshing
Rarely do I end up saying that I hate a fragrance. Usually a strong dislike covers it. But this one was an exception (along with D&G Light Blue Intense for men). I just felt like the combination of notes wasn't my particular taste. I wasn't really sure I'd like it from the beginning of reading about it but I saw it in person and gave it a chance.
Love this one
At first spray couldn’t really tell but once it set in it smelled very amazing. Would definitely recommend adding to new favorite colognes
underwhelming. smells nice at the opening; clean and fresh. But the fragrance doesn't evolve pass the opening leaving it a one trick pony. plus on my skin, it doesn't last long. it's cool to wear if offered but I won't be spending my money on any bottles.
Reminds me of my hubby who passed
This scent was one of his favorite scents to wear I got it just to spray my car pillows bedroom etc when I miss him and need a reminder or he me feel like he is here with me a little
This Is It!!!!!
THIS IS THE SENT IVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR !!! ITS BEEN 15 YEARS BUT I FOUND IT!!!
Nice Transition Scent
This one works well with the changeover from spring to summer because its subtle hints do not fight to overpower the natural smells of the season. Blended well with my body’s own profile smell. Only flaw is it fades after about three or so hours, but definitely a keeper for those intimate moments...
Good summer cologne
It's empty when I got it.. Leak
Smells just like the description. Could be a little stronger/longer lasting.
Did not like it period
It was not a good smell period
Only downfall is that it doesn’t last very long.
WOW that was so crazy lol
Hey bro I’m just tryna I got a lot going to get done with my truck so I’ll just get it over when you come back to work I have some stuff for you guys to do so I’ll send them back and I’ll ask him tomorrow morning if you wanna
Great scent and would buy again!
Lacking in Performance
It’s a good mass appealing soapy fragrance. Even though it’s marketed towards men it can also be worn by women imo. A good choice if you like the idea of smelling like high quality ginger soap however you do have to be aware of the performance. It last about 4 hrs max after that it’s hardly noticeable. Not a problem with an atomizer but you will go through the fragrance very quickly.
Too strong smell like bug spray
Good Smelling Cologne
I received this cologne in the mail. I completely fell in love with it. It's great! I'm satisfied with my selection.
Eyebrow Raising, Unique, Smells Very Good
Man this stuff smell so good. And I've used a lot of colognes before. Some bad some good smelling, some great smelling, but this was the best I've ever smelled. It's unique but not too weird smelling. A winner in my book. I. getting some more.
Nice scent, but wears off fast
I generally like this scent, not quite as much as Artisan Aqua, but it is a great spring/summer scent. While I liked that it wasn’t overpowering, this meant it did not last very long.
Love this scent.
Love the fragrance it's definitely a panty dropper in my experience. Mine came empty but I'm sure Scentbird will rectify the issue that said I can't wait to use it as it's been awhile since I've had any.
Love this scent. To me, it is very calming and smooth. An incredibly clean and fresh scent. If you like a little sweet, clean, and fresh scent this one is just perfect.
It’sa fantastic scent.
I love the overall scent.
Its very manly, spicy and full of testosterone in a bottle.
Smells awesome, but...
It has no staying power. Seems to evaporate within half an hour. But it does smell great!
I was bit skeptical of John Varvatos but I love it!
The scent is just the way I like it. Not to overpowering, but gentle and soft. Beautiful scent.
the smell was perfect, just the kind of scent i like
I work at a car dealership and see many people in a day and throughout my day i was asked multiple times what i was wearing
I looove it!! My fave John Varvatos scent!
To much of a powder smell
To much of a powder smell
The best in the world
A versatile scent that aligns with any occasion, my hoes all said I smell like a movie star
A classic beach area cologne. I get nothing but compliments whenever I wear this. Has become a staple for when I leave my house!
My signature scent.
It’s a nice non offensive scent. It has a slight pleasing citrus, but lacks in projection, at least on my skin. It’s a clear spring/summer fragrance, and really gives that vibe.
Not bad. Maybe will smell better once it gets warmer out. But I think it smells a bit to citrusy. Usually I like a citrusy scent, but this is a little too much. Kinda artificial. Orange pez? Sherbet? I dunno. It's not bad, but not my favorite.
Good not great
I wished it lasted longer and was a bit stronger. I really enjoy the scent I just wish there was more strength behind it
Long lasting, and unique, no one will be able to compete
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.
John varvatos artisan
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.