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Description
Artisan Acqua pairs sweet orange citrus with cooling galbanum and geranium to become a cool green breeze of a cologne. Aromatic flourishes of fresh lavender and piquant basil in the heart add vivid spice to geranium’s reserved chill. A heady base of moss, patchouli and fir balsam deepens the emerald mystery.
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John Varvatos Artisan Acqua main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Casual
Occasion
Hanging Out
Season
Summer
Complexity
Refined

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua description

Artisan Acqua by John Varvatos is a cool, green scent with florid tropical touches in the top notes, for a “walking on the island beach before a storm” kind of feel.

The top notes include tangelo, mandarin, galbanum, mastic and angelica. The tangelo and mandarin give Artisan Acqua a round, natural sugar-sweet start before the tropical temperature suddenly drops way down with galbanum and…

John Varvatos Artisan Acqua rating and reviews

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4 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/13/2019
Sufistication
Smelling this made me want to get dressed go out and break ❤'s..trust me girls love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2019
Clean
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Great smelling
One of the best I’ve ever used.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/17/2019
I like all John Varvatos....sort of
Artisan is one of my favorites.... this version is just ok. Is something I would wear but not every day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love it
Nice fresh out of the shower feel for me. And lord knows I love fresh soapy fragrances
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/25/2019
Love it!
Great smell, and one of a few that my wife actually turned around a asked what cologne I had on. Thumbs up!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Wow
This scent is a head Turner great product
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Sensitive
Nice scent for work
I received a lot of compliments and the scent lasted all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Great Choice!!
I loved it!! I have bought it before, but I love scentbird. It allows me a variety in my collection.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/15/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
A Great Scent
A strong and plant scent that is very good to wear. It's refined and will last you.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/12/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Shipping taking too long?
I have not received my cologne yet, so I can really do a review about it.
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Justin
09/16/2019
Then why did you bother leaving a review... Email the company instead.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/08/2019
really nice & lasting
recommend trying, at least once.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
AFTA after shave
This cologne smells EXACTLY like the brand AFTA after shave. There is zero difference between the two. So if you like the smell of that you will love this for sure. It’s just not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/22/2019
Wonderful New Iteration!
Chose the Artisan Acqua after loving the regular Varvatos Artisan. This is a new take on that formula that give a bit of a cleaner, less fruity and floral delivery, but still evokes the flowers and freshness of a springtime or summer morning.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Niiice
I like the product. The notable fragrance that stands out the most is citrus
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/17/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Artisan acqua
I loved loved loved the scent of this. But the big draw back and reason I won’t reorder is that it does not last long on my skin.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/16/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Mmm hmmm
I enjoy the scent of it as well others. Very fresh and masculine. Perfect for summer time. Would were again any day.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/21/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Decent smell but nothing special
The smell wasn’t bad. But my problem was I was the only one who could really smell it unless I sprayed half the sample bottle on. As for long lasting. I forgot it was there after 1-1 1/2 hours. Not sure about that either. So basically. Unless you plan on hugging people all day. This isn’t the cologne to get noticed with.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Excellent
Long lasting, makes you feel like "the cool guy" at the party. Probably the best summer fragrance this place has to offer
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/06/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Better than RL Blue
I love RL blue for its sharp masculine smell. This is better and seems to last longer.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/17/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Oily
New
Not gone out too socializing yet do have not spritzed
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/15/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Bot what I expected
This one smell like a cheap public bathroom soap or a after shave lotion.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/30/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Masculine AF
Strong scent but not overpowering and has a hella masculine tones. I wore it and got plenty on compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/30/2019
Great
Great cologne
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Heavy
Heavy, very masculine scent,lasts long. Not for everybody.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
John Varvatos
Great
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2019
nice
like the freshness
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
John Varvatos
Not impressed at all
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Clean
This a very clean fragrance and I love it. Crisp notes of citrus
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Manly, but not too strong
I got this scent for my husband and it smells so sexy on him! Not too pungent, but still manly and aquatic. Mmm.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Mildew
It smells like damp mildew smell. Almost like a basement
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Wanted this to be so much more.
Didn't really get the mandarin orange smell. Lavender and basil definitely. Its a clean smell, but gave me a headache. Its not as sweet as you would think. Its ok, I just prefer the sweeter side of colognes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Nice aroma
Very light aroma, I really like it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Wow
This is what a man is suppose to smell like!!!!! Great scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/21/2019
Not for me
It reminds me of something an older gentleman would wear.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/16/2019
Clean
Fresh clean scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/26/2019
Not bad just not me
This cologne has a very distinct aroma that was off putting by me but has the potential to smell better on others.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
John varvatos
Great long lasting scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
Smells nice but...
It smells good but Last long
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/30/2018
Very nice
A great clean scent. Enjoy it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/22/2018
Luv it!!!!!!!!!
Smells very vigorous and casually genuinely informative
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/07/2018
ACQUA (Good Pick)
This fragrance is one of the best in the John Varvatos line and one of the best offered here on scent bird PROS: the fragrance is addicting and pleasing to the point to where you can almost drown yourself in it and it wouldn't be offensive. (not saying you should) CONS: as like many other if not all of John Varvatos's house line this fragrances performance moves close to skin very fast which leaves the projection if used modestly at an hour to two hours maybe less before it moves close to skin.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
Pleasant, but a bit underwhelming
Fragrance certainly smells good. Very pleasant. Not an attention grabber though. A good fit for someone who wants to smell fresh, but not stand out
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/30/2018
Manly scent
Love the scent, earthy, outdoorsy
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/30/2018
REVIEW JOHN VARVATOS ARTISAN ACQUA
It's perfume that not only smelled like old people, but again I'm a man and subscribed to this site to get cologne every month. This is the second order of stank perfume I've received that I can't even give my fiance` because I do not like the smell of it. Moving forward PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANYMORE PERFUME OR I WILL CANCEL MY ACCOUNT!!! SEND COLOGNE AS PER MY ORDER REQUEST...PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!
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Stephen
01/24/2019
It’s cologne you dope. Good cologne.
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/30/2018
Not Bad
It wasn't exactly what I expected. The scent didn't fit the look of the bottle. Don't judge this fragrance by its packaging.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/27/2018
no
Very incense smelling.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/11/2018
This was a nice surprise
In my opinion this cologne is a fresh spring or summer scent. Really nice and something I'll be purchasing a bottle of. It really makes me want to see what else John has in store for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/08/2018
Amazing
Smells amazing. Love it. Nice and spicy. Grest for fall season
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/25/2018
Thoughts of Autumn
An earthy smell mixed with a bit of tobacco giving an autumn feel. A mature fragrance. It's a strong but pleasant smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/24/2018
John varvatos artisan acqua
Loved the smell. My friends and family liked it as well
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 4
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/22/2018
Clean and fresh
Very clean and fresh scent..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/10/2018
Clean masculine sophisticated
Not too pver the top, soft, lingers on the skin nicely. It smells expensive and classy amd almost warm.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/10/2018
Nice
It was definitely a Summer SCENT it was OK the bottle really didn't last me that long because I love cologne So after a few squirts it was completely empty after like four days so I don't know
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
good scent
very nice beach smelling fragrance
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Not that big a fan
Kinda smells like axe deodorant.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/01/2018
Versatile summer scent
This cologne was a pleasant surprise, I had heard good stories and I'm glad to report it lived up to it. It is a very fresh scent, slightly fruity but not in an obnoxious way. This is good for both summer days and evenings, gets good compliments and does not overwhelm. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is because it doesn't last as long as i hoped. I found i had to reapply after about 3 hours. Recommended.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
.
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/22/2018
NO
If you like woodsy, you might like this. Definitely not for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Doesn’t last
Good smell but fades quickly.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/15/2018
Love the scent
This is on of my # 1 colon to use. Its elegante and soft. I can use this for all ocations
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/08/2018
Satisfied
First of all product came in on the date it said when I opened it I was very impressed of the package and the scent it reminded me of when I was a kid and how my dad would smell when my mom and dad would go out when I became old enough to watch my brother and sister I can't wait till my next one comes in
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
It grew on me.
This is becoming one of my favorite fragrances. Its a masculine fragrance but not overpowering. John Varvatos along with English Laundry are now my new favorites.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
Awe
Perfect.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Attractive
It is a great summer time scent and many like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
Fantastic
This is a great smelling cologne. Perfect for summer, lasts me an entire work day (indoors)! Really happy with this one.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/30/2018
Nice
Nice
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/27/2018
Loved by Love
Received in the mail and had a dinner date with the wife. As we were leaving she noticed and asked which cologne I was wearing. Needless to say I had a bottle in the mail shortly there after. ;-)
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/27/2018
Above average but...
A decent scent. I agree with other reviews that it does not last very long and therefore, I’ve not received any compliments about it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/27/2018
Great Summer fragrance-Citrusy and Spicy
This is a great warm-hot weather fragrance. Not too citrusy while still having a bite of spice. Rating only 4/5 stars because of performance, lasting around 3 hours
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2018
Day or Night; Work or Play
Light and citrus, with smokey dark notes. Great for work and date nights.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/19/2018
Great scent, wished it lasted longer
I love the way this smells on my skin. I'm not a fan of "fresh" fragrances but I like how this one has some interesting notes that, in my opinion, raise it above the bog standard "fresh" scents on the market. I'm no expert, but it smells more complex and interesting than other "shower gel" colognes. My only complaint is that it doesn't last very long...3-4 hours before it's just a skin scent. Great for summer and cheap to find on ebay if you want the full size.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/07/2018
Light with a hint of darkness. Cirrus over tones woodsy undertones. Clean
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
Fresh spring or sunner scent
Great for spring and summer.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/31/2018
LOVE this scent...but
LOVE this scent but the performance is weak me. Same thing with Artisan Pure, the scent is really nice but longevity and sillage is weak on me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/30/2018
Smells great
But it didn’t last long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2018
Awesome
I love this one. It’s sweet but not perfumy like some that I’ve gotten. My favorite one I’ve gotten so far.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2018
Smells great
Smells great smell good for the office or hanging out
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/15/2018
Good. Not great
Very citrusy and sweet. Summer day/spring day esque. Too sweet for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/11/2018
Disappointed
I was expecting it to be fresher...but it’s a bit overpowering and “oldhashioned” Not a fan! :(
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
Fresh
It smells fresh. The scent is not too strong which it is my experience with John Varvatos fregancies
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/06/2018
Great scent not to heavy
Like this cologne, it’s more or a meeting/lunch scent. Not a everyday scent. But love it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/02/2018
Citrusy and sweet!
Wasn't an unpleasant scent, but far too citrusy and sweet for my taste.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/30/2018
Not impressed
Reminds me of an old man, not impressed at all. Doesn't last at all
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Not bad
Has a nice citrusy smell but doesn’t last too long but well it does it’s amazing
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/13/2018
Great scent
Fresh and citrusy, always complimented
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
Not bad, but not amazing.
As others have said, this does have a "grandpa's aftershave" quality to it, upon first applying the product. It later mellows in to a nice rugged scent, but never seems to last very long. A few hours at most, and then it is barely noticeable. As someone who prides themselves on smelling good, I have received no comments or compliments on this scent, so I will most likely not try it again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/02/2018
Head turners
If you spray 1-2 times to the neck area the smell wont be strong enough to turn heads
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Pleasant sent
Very refreshing scent however, it doesn’t last very long.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
So yummy
Love this, sexy but still light.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/19/2018
Tge
Love it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/19/2018
Okay
Really wasn’t what I was expecting, real sharp scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/10/2018
Smooth and not overbearing
This is a classic scent without the punch of some of John Varvatos's other selections. Can be day or night, dressed down or up.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
Fresh daytime
I love this cologne, it is fresh with a hint of powder. Inuse it for daytime its great. Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2018
👍🏽
👌🏼
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/17/2018
It’s nice
I like this, it’s not the original but a very close second!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/11/2018
Great all day wear
Very clean nice scent last long too
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/03/2018
Bad
Do not like this scent... smells like what my father use to wear. I hated it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/03/2018
After Shave
This scent smells, to me, like bad after shave. I am not happy with this scent due to that after shave note it carries.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/15/2017
Very clean scent, I've been complimented on it a few times. Not overpowering and presents a fresh aromatic fragrance in which I even catch myself sniffing "myself" thinking, "Is that me that smells so good?"
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/02/2017
Good casual scent
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 8
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/28/2017
Really liked the beachy scent of this one. Wife loved it too
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/15/2017
There are somewhat sharp citrus and grassy/wood notes. I could definitely pick up the fir scent but it wasn't overpowering. I tend to veer towards slightly sweeter, aquatic based scents and this is not that type. Suitable for work, casual, light date night, but wouldn't use for a formal night out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/15/2017
I love this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2017
Very nice scent not as strong in smell but it’s amazing for a date night or small occasions. I will definitely order this again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/07/2017
Very soft smell, doesn’t over power. Great for a date night
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/07/2017
Bit too close to the generic male cologne smell for my taste, but it is quite pleasant if you don't mind that.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2017
Spicy, sweet and citrusy. I really like it scent, strong at first but then becomes subtle. I have gotten a lot of compliments and my husband really likes how it wears on me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2017
This is by far my favorite!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/17/2017
My favorite all time
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/06/2017
Wasn't impressed it just smelt like one of those stores you go in to get knock off cologne. It was ok. Didn't last long. Wasn't impressed.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/30/2017
Clean and bright without being overpowering. Doesn't seem to last very long, but overall very versatile fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/28/2017
Pretty good scent brought this recently in a travel bag offer was pretty happy with purchase on sale
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/25/2017
It was ok. Smells like Polo Blue but milder. It's decent, but not all my friends hyped it up to be.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/24/2017
It's pretty good. After you wear it a few times it faintly sticks with you. But it's a nice kind of citrus smell that I like and I've gotten a lot of compliments on
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/16/2017
Very nice. One of my new favorites. Inticing but not overbearing. Got a really small trial of this in a box subscription and loved it. It's definitely worth a try!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/06/2017
This is a great scent. It is very strong in the beginning but the volume of the perfume does diminish and becomes very subtle and playful.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/26/2017
Great grapefruit note with some summer day atmosphere. Not a lot of depth.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/16/2017
Very clean and refreshing. Reminds me of the smell of just out of the barber shop with a hot shave. Confidence booster.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/09/2017
Excellent scent and decent duration; perhaps a bit spicy for a summer scent.