Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Artisan Acqua EDT 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 mastic chilling the opening with their emerald shade.
This cool, windy tunnel of green notes continues into the heart, and then is boosted with aromatic, dry sage and lavender notes. Basil and coriander also arrive, with basil amplifying the aromatic sage, and coriander’s waxy, soapy clean facet bonds with the lavender.
These four notes electrify the middle of this fragrance, and the heart of Artisan Acqua begins to vibrate between a squeaky-clean herbal accord and rough, earthy, spices.
This herbal/earthy contrast is also what makes Artisan Acqua so compelling. Once it sets up, you will find yourself drawn to it over and over on your wrist. Its atmospheric tension simulates the taut, brisk feel of freshness and expectation in the air right before a huge storm hits.
And yet, the building storm in Artisan Acqua never breaks. The dry down is light and mossy, with a flash of savory patchouli blowing around like autumnal leaves in the base. There is no lightning display, no thunder – just the soft scent of moist, saturated earth.
Artisan Acqua is a weather report sent from inside of a perfume bottle. It is a windy, cool scent with sweet, tropical nuances at the beginning and aromatically green highlights throughout. This is a fragrance to wear when the weatherman said it would pour outside, but an hour later the sun is still piercing the cloud layer and the day is yours again.