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Description
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 main notes

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Scent type
Citrusy
86
Personality
Casual
101
Occasion
Hanging Out
92
Season
Summer
30
Complexity
Refined
32

John Varvatos Artisan rating and reviews

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4 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/05/2020
Meh
Its ok
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2020
unique without being strange
Had a honest masculine smell.citrus well behaved
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/03/2020
Smells very sweet
Smells like a really good sweet basket of fruit and veggies
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/31/2020
Great
Great scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2020
Pretty good
Love the scent very refreshing
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/30/2020
Hated it
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/29/2020
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
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/25/2020
it's okay
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/25/2020
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/24/2020
This Is It!!!!!
THIS IS THE SENT IVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR !!! ITS BEEN 15 YEARS BUT I FOUND IT!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/24/2020
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...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/24/2020
Summertime
Good summer cologne
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/23/2020
Damage item
It's empty when I got it.. Leak
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/23/2020
Great Cologne
Smells just like the description. Could be a little stronger/longer lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/21/2020
Good Stuff
Great scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/13/2020
Did not like it period
It was not a good smell period
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/08/2020
Great Scent!
Only downfall is that it doesn’t last very long.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
Loved it
Great scent and would buy again!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/03/2020
Horrible
Too strong smell like bug spray
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/03/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Love it
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
It’sa fantastic scent.
I love the overall scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
spicy
Its very manly, spicy and full of testosterone in a bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Smells awesome, but...
It has no staying power. Seems to evaporate within half an hour. But it does smell great!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/21/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/20/2020
great smell
the smell was perfect, just the kind of scent i like
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/18/2020
Great
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/11/2020
Ahhhhhhhhhhh......
I looove it!! My fave John Varvatos scent!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
To much of a powder smell
To much of a powder smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/07/2020
Gross
Smelled horrible
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
The best in the world
A versatile scent that aligns with any occasion, my hoes all said I smell like a movie star
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/30/2020
Excellent
A classic beach area cologne. I get nothing but compliments whenever I wear this. Has become a staple for when I leave my house!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
My signature scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Pleasing
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Fantastic
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/09/2020
Cool
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/22/2020
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/21/2020
Long lasting, and unique, no one will be able to compete
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/30/2020
I liked it, it Just wasn't the smell that I originally thought it was.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
All around great mens cologne
Great for any occasion nice fresh notes would like a body wash with this scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/11/2020
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Great scent
This is one of my favorite.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/18/2020
Fresh, received nicely
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2020
Good
But a little too musky for my taste
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
No
Smelled horrible
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2019
Fresh clean
Great summer scent and light. But does not last long
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/02/2019
Kinda bad
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/30/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Amazingly Fresh
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Great for the summer
This is amazing specially for Caribbean places!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Panty dropper for sure !!!
Love the scent and texture above all the rest.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/13/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Sensitive
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/06/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/04/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
Nice Fresh Scent
Great scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/05/2019
Eau de toilette
It reminds me of a hair salon and I honestly didn’t but like that at all
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
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 😉
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/01/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette
It had a great smell to it loved it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Vaguely rotten
I thought it was “meh” to “bad”, but my wife all but cut off her nosebleed when she’s smelled it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/15/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/18/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Fresh
I love this scent. It’s not cloying or overbearing. Sunny day vibes. Light enough to stand out in a “Gucci Guilty” overdosed elevator.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Amazing!
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Orangey
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Fantastic Scent
One of my go to cologne during these cold days. Light and spicy scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/13/2019
Not for me.
I like Fresh smelling colognes but the musk Smell loses me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
Awesome!
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!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2019
Artisan
One of my favorites
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Varvatos Artisan
I really enjoy this scent a so a winter cologne. It lasted most of the day with 3 pumps.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/25/2018
Fresh scent
great scent for warmer weather
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/25/2018
Tide EDT
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
Great Cologne
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
Chad
Smells fresh, but not real strong. It’s a little sweet, but after a few hours the scent disappears. I like it though!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/30/2018
🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
Doesn’t really last
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/08/2018
Not Bad
One thumb. Worth keeping, though I probably won't reorder it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
John varvatos artisan
This is a great choice for going out or even sitting at your girlfriends
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
Cologne
I liked this cologne because it's not very strong and over powering.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
Don't like
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/08/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/29/2018
Amazing
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/13/2018
Very nice
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/11/2018
Nope
It’s more of a candle scent than a people scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2018
Great fragrance
Sweet and spicy masculine scent. This is my Sunday cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/16/2018
Not enough
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.
Martin
08/17/2018
You’re actually wearing cologne in the kitchen? That’s number one on the chefs dont do list.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2018
Masculine
My go to cologne! Highly recommend this one!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/08/2018
JonV
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/07/2018
Why
Nice scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/04/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2018
JV
It smells sooooo good
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/25/2018
It's...okay
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/23/2018
Pine!!!!!!!!!
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/18/2018
The Brushby
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/11/2018
Not good at all
Smells gay af smells like soap cheap soap
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
John Varvatos Artisan
Absolutely amazing! Perfect for the spring! The citrus notes really flow through the air as you walk by someone.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
Classy
I definitely recommend
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/25/2018
Completely amazing!
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!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/23/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/16/2018
One of my favorites
its fresh and clean, goes well with most settings. masculine but approachable slightly mysterious.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/12/2018
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2018
The beach
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
The Goods
I enjoyed this fragrance. It was a nice masculine scent and wasn’t too strong. I will definitely be purchasing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/02/2018
great
This is now one of my signature fragrances
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/31/2018
Very nice.....
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/30/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
My wife liked it and that's all that matters!!!
Nice fragrance. Citrusy with no baby powder smell. Very masculine smelling.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2018
Wearable
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2018
Not bad for everyday use
I liked it but it doesn't stay with you for long time.
Rated3