Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
John Varvatos EDT description
If you think you’ve tried every aromatic men’s cologne on the planet, and wish that someone would come out with a scent that’s spicy, but intriguing and different – designer John Varvatos is happy to help you out, weary traveler.
Take the John Varvatos signature EDT, for example. The list of notes alone tells you there is more happening here. Here is the breakdown for his signature EDT: Medjool dates, Mediterranean herbs, West Indian Tamarind tree, Coriander Seed Templar, Clary Sage Flower, Indian Ajowan, Auramber, Vanilla CO2, Balsams, Eaglewood, Vanilla, and Black Leather.
Now with an esoteric list like that, no doubt some of you want to know what these notes smell like. Tamarind is an ingredient used in Indian chutney, and has a sweet/sour thing going on. You can smell it in the top notes of this perfume – it’s that high, bright, tangy note behind the Medjool date’s plummy sweetness.
Coriander seed templar is a fancy name for the cilantro note in the heart of the EDT – it’s got a citrusy-cypress cool vibe.
Indian ajowan is a cross between anise and oregano – like Italian herbs blended with black licorice. The ajowan is very subtle in this fragrance, but it marries well with the Mediterranean herb accord in the top notes to continue the aromatic feel as the perfume develops.
In the dry down phase, the amber, Vanilla CO2, and eaglewood fuse into a sweet, and slightly green base.
Eaglewood is a form of agarwood, or oud. It’s the cumin-like herbal note rising out of the black smoke of the leather and the balsam accord, to give the base the same aromatic aura as the heart and top notes.
Vanilla CO2 is a fully-extracted vanilla note with more of a green tone than just pure vanilla oil, so the sweet edge in the base has more complexity than just sticky, yummy dessert deliciousness.
But aside from all this, why is John Varvatos EDT good for you?
John Varvatos perfumes all offer a suave, understated, spiciness, which makes them ideal choices for an everyday, masculine men’s scent. Fans of aromatic blends will feel at home wearing the John Varvatos line, but will recognize his “never smelled something like this before” idiosyncrasy right from the start.
John Varvatos EDT is a sophisticated, but original scent with a long list of perfumery notes no one has used before, so enjoy the eccentricity as well as the spectacular way you’ll smell.