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John Varvatos Oud goes back in time to weave together oriental references of perfumery with the deeply mysterious presence of oud oil. This sensual blend of traditional yet modern aromas cloaks the wearer with a rich, long-lasting signature. Encased in a gleaming golden net, the flacon exudes an air of intriguing luxury.
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John Varvatos John Varvatos Oud main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Complexity
Intense

John Varvatos John Varvatos Oud rating and reviews

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Average rating (141 reviews)
3.7 out of 5
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 8
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/02/2019
Unfortunately it doesn't last ,not even two hours, really disappointed!
I do not enjoy it , the texture is way different that originally should be!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Bold
Got for the hubby...it is a powerhouse that calms down to a very sweet woodsy atmosphere. Did notice a slight difference in aroma from flesh to clothing..almost seemed like he was layering 2 scents. He likes it...said it's a top contender...and I think it's a sexy male scent. It grabs my attention 😁
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/24/2019
Nice
Very nice scent. Pleased with the cologne, would be 5 star but it sometimes will make me choke from being strong.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/17/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not my style
I am 38 years old and this smells like it would be for a male 60 and above.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/12/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Overpowering Musk
Smell was overpowering and musk and lumber.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/12/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
I liked it
I liked it. woodsy with a slight hint of sweet
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
John varvatos
Didnt enjoy the smell
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/06/2019
Age: 65 or over
Skin type: Dry
Manly
Love the masculine woody scent, another favorite.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
Hunky
Favorite.... will need more !!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Evening Wearing
It's a smooth spring usage type of cologne, great scent. It's not a powerhouse but the 7 to 8 hours of longevity and 4 to 5 feet silage is enough. It;s a very appealing and alluring oud scent!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Oily
Not a great performance
Didn't last very long on my body.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Great cologne
Great scent that last long and great for hanging with friends and colleagues! Will get sgain
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/18/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
John Varvatos
I really enjoyed the scent, but it seemed to disappear after an hour. Doesn't last long at all. I'm no cologne snob but i know what i like. I liked this but required touching up throughout the day.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/16/2019
Not my favorite Oud
I usually enjoy oud scents; in fact, my favorite beard oil is oud. However, this scent has a body powder/talc smell. It honestly reminds me of something a grandma would wear. I wouldn't say it's bad, but I did not like it as much as other colognes. It just doesnt feel manly to me....
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
A little to fruity
Scen was lighter than expected but overall not the most refreshing smell
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/21/2019
Like this
Although I really do enjoy Oud its not for everyone this scent is good to me for cooler weather like spring or fall not strong enough for super cold winter to me. I found it did not have much performance at all only last about 3-4 hours and became a skin scent after 1 hour or less and projects about 30 mins to a hour you would need to keep re applying Sn: Gf hates this
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/16/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Smells Good - Doesn't Last
Happy with the scent - woodsy. However, it does't last more than 2 hours, and that's with 4-5 sprays.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
New scent
I have enjoyed this and recieved a lot of compliments on it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Varvatos
Love it !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Nice
It's a nice mix of earthy and spicy. I would give it four and a half stars if I could. Wish it was a little less spicy and a little more earthy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/19/2019
Winter/fall scent
All I get on my skin is crushing taif rose, with some spices that make a small appearance in the background to give it a scent of wet wood. Not a bad fragrance but not worth the retail for coming in at $160.i would rate this a 3 no more no less.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/11/2019
Woodsy
Very different than what I'm used to very woodsy and musky not fresh and clean smelling quite the opposite
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
Underwhelming, better options out there.
I love most John Varvatos fragrances but this one does not stand out to me. There are other houses who do Oud better than this - Montale, Tom Ford. I get the signature rose and leather that I have come to love in Varvatos fragrances but the oud is really shallow and doesn't last long. It's a pleasant fragrance but not one I would buy a full bottle of. Too familiar, too generic.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
Amazing
This fragrance smells incredible. With wood, and musk tones it’s perfect for going out on a date, or any other special occasions.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/13/2019
great smell, doesn't last long or project
the smell is a nice woodsy oud, but it does not last long and the projection was very weak for me. however a full bottle can be found pretty cheap online or at a discount store like TJmax. for the low cost of a bottle you could reapply with reckless abandon if you so choose.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/09/2019
John Varvatos OUD
Beautiful earthy fragrance. Just right for me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
One of the best Oud's out there
The top note is excellent. There is a mild mid note but no bottom note at all. Overall satisfactory for the fresh morning feeling. Not long lasting though.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/23/2018
Bit sweet for me
It seemed a bit sweet to me
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/15/2018
Lacking
Whennforst applied, it’s overpowering and smells aweful. Once it settles, it has a rich leathery scent that is pleasing enough. Unfortunately the scent doesn’t last long. I would say it’s worth a try and im not mad I tried it. However i wouldn’t purchase again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/02/2018
It's just a cuddle
A nice Oud that's kind of light and not too strong. Good for work, but not as sexy as Creed's Royal Oud.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/18/2018
Great Everyday Scent
Long lasting subtle scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/16/2018
Meh
Too fruity
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/07/2018
OUD (Good Pick)
After getting my hands on this fragrance I couldn't help but be taken back by the scent. it wasn't what I was expecting at all and that's a good thing. admittedly this fragrance is more of an acquired taste over time but I can promise this fragrance will have you stand apart in any formal event I also think this fragrance could really work in a work environment if used lightly.PROS: classy as F@#% CONS:performance can slightly lack
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/27/2018
Great one!!
I can't get enough of this one especially with the oud and myrrh which are my favs.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/19/2018
I love the way it smells
Unfortunately it does not last long which sucks because if you know anything about oud you know that it lasts very long which means the quality of oud is not great in this .
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
New and Better
I loved this one i usually only get john Varvatos But after the black rebel one came out i thought that would be the end of the line for me nut with oud i got back on that train and will be getting a full bottle of oud
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
not a strong Oud
lasts 2-3 hours after applying like 5-7 presses. Spice note dominates, with oud as a second note. Not recommended for someone looking for a oud dominant perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
great
great
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
Pretty good
I like it seems to last awhile definitely would try again
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/07/2018
Dislike
Too Christmassy. I smell like a Xmas carol when I wear it and not in a good way.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Smells Great
At first spray it a little intense. But I quickly warmed up to it! I love that it reminds me of cooler seasons, even in the middle of summer
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/03/2018
Disappointing
I like most Varvatos scents, but for some reason, this one just didn't do anything for me. I found it off-putting.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Mike
Varvatos mix gives a good idea of days cool too warm(hot),also for younger men it works great for dates or just time out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/26/2018
Awesome
Love this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/10/2018
Love this
If you like strong scents or Oud scents youll dig this cologne!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Awesome
I really like this oud
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
Good one
Not what I expected from an oud. Oud by itself isn’t very pleasant, but this formula is very good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/14/2018
Jv
Smells great
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/06/2018
Safe bet
This is a safe bet for cool fall days
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
everye fragrance from john varvatos is great
this needs to linger in the air for 5 minutes for you to really appreciate how the notes come together perfect to wear at a beer garden in the fall this fragrance reminded me of my time spent in north Spain.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/30/2018
Smells travel
It takes a minute to "settle." But after a few minutes it really shines through as a deep classic oud. In my very personal experience, it is appreciated more on the east coast than it is on the west
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/11/2018
As inspected great crisp clean sent
I loved this cologne considering buying more!!
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 4
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 9
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
Really tried hard to like this one
JV Oud is complex and masculine - the oud stands out. I have never used an Oud-based scent before and perhaps my lack of experience is making me biased. Oud is not for me (or at least JV Oud). Or maybe it's the season? Wearing this in spring/summer I didn't feel it was a match - feels more like a fall/winter scent. Also not very good longevity on me - lasted about 2 hours max, then what was left on the skin was not much.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/23/2018
Smells good
I liked it but wasn’t my all time favorite. But it’s definitely better than a lot of other colognes out there. I’d buy it but worth a try
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/03/2018
matter of preference
I don't know if it is the primary Oud in this that didn't work for me or my wife or what...but I really didn't care for this one and I am a big JV fan.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
So smooth
This fragrance right here is smooth, very mellow. Casual even. Definitely a good choice for any occasion.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/27/2018
Smells like sawdust
Very strong smell of sawdust. Like a lumberyard.
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Luis
04/16/2018
Omg, lol!!
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2018
Exellent fragrance
Very nice and smooth with a touch of elegance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/15/2018
Never again
Overpowering not impressed
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/02/2018
jv oud
First impression was an overpowering cinnamon smell that didn't agree. However upon second smell after scent died down a little it was a nice scent but then faded rather quickly
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Flaming 🔥🔥🔥Trash
Cheap Crap
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/15/2018
.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/14/2018
Good
Decent cologne
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
John Varvatos OUD
I did not enjoy this scent at all. The fragrance is not authentic. It's alcohol based and not oil. The alcohol evaporate within minutes of spraying on. This is my first sent from sent bird. I might give next month a try, but so far scent bird is a bust. Not worth the $14.95 The idea is cool and the concept has potential, but maybe with some other vendor or investor. Don't even get me started on their Mickey Mouse front end website.....
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Madison
04/06/2018
Fascinating that you make an ordering choice that you didn’t like but blame them for your decision and then call the company a bust. You don’t accept responsibility for your own actions much do you? I
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2018
Alluring scent
I love the smell of this cologne and would definitely reccomend it! I have gotten many compliments on it and I’m looking into buying the full bottle because I love it so much!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2018
Long Lasting
Has a very nice smell to it. I like Dark Rebel a little better. However, I am glad I tried this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/30/2018
Dbush
Smells like it should, nice oud scent a touch of sweetness. Only complaint, is it does fade somewhat quick.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/18/2018
Not Bad
This cologne is a little too "sweet" for my taste but is definitely a good smelling fragrance. I'm happy to have it in my collection but I probably won't wear it very often.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/03/2018
Not Strong Enough
This is a very nice woody/incense scent after a few minutes. I truly love the scent, but it disappears after an hour. I would wear this to the office, but would need to reapply after a few hours. Wish this scent was stronger as I do thoroughly enjoy its warmth and cut-wood aroma.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
Underwhelming
I expected something a bit more unique and long lasting than this has proven to be. Nothing really mysterious or sexy about this "oud". Just run-of-the-mill scent that you might find at Walmart. Disappointing. If you want a true oud, stick with Tom Ford'sOud Wood.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
nice but weak
I love the initial scent, but does not last more than a few minutes. A little disappointing
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
Not the Worst, Far from the Best
I was disappointed with this cologne. I'm a huge fan of John Varvatos' other colognes, but this one smelled bad. I didn't like it at all. I ended up just using it to spray in my car.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/29/2017
It Was Just......Okay
It smells nice but it was nothing to get excited about. Smells kind of cheap but again, I'm not too mad about it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/13/2017
I enjoyed the fragrance, but it was much more restrained of a scent than I was led to believe by the description. I had no assumptions that it would be an overpowering scent and had hoped it would not be; however as enjoyable as the scent is, it is still weaker than I hoped.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/07/2017
This is what I would call a fresher oud scent. Not very heavy. The tobacco and leather notes stand out for me. I like it. Longevity is average 5-6 hours and projection is 2-3 hours for me. It's a good introductory oud.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/02/2017
This smells oily, damp, and gross. Like I pulled out my sump-pump out of a weedy hole
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/02/2017
This smells oily, damp, and gross
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
I am a huge fan of OUD perfumes. This one is nice. A bit sweeter than Tom Ford's...I was hoping for more...as always.:)
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/26/2017
it doesn't smell bad, but I immediately thought it smelled like something my grandpa would've worn. this thought was driven home when the only compliment I received was from a group of 70+ ladies that thought I smelled wonderful. (I'm 33). but thanks ladies.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/24/2017
I don't really mind the scent of this.. For me i spray on myself and I kind of just say it's ok nothing I really like or dislike. The true problem i have with this fragrance is that it DOES NOT last at all on my skin. I probably get id say at most 4 total hoirs of performance. I wouldn't biy or recommend a full bottle of this to Anyone.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/21/2017
I usually like varvatos cologne, but this was a miss. If anyone has ever been to a catholic church right about the point they light the incense during the mass it might as well be this cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2017
It was great and I love the scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/11/2017
Had to throw it out, smells like an old man, I put it on and had to take a shower to get rid of the scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/10/2017
This may be my new favorite. The Oud scent stands out and is perfectly complemented by the other scents in the mix.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/29/2017
This is a great fragrance if you like Oud based scents. Longevity and projection is excellent, and I receive constant compliments when I am wearing this. I own a collection of around 75 frags, and this one is in the forefront and reached for frequently now that we are getting into colder weather. I will definitely order this one again!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/24/2017
Definitely a distinctive woodsy smell with spice notes. Worked great with me, my date certainly loved it - but I agree with many others who have reviewed this, it does not last long, fades rather quickly. It was also a little on the strong side, but I didn't mind that as much. Overall a great choice, but not excellent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/23/2017
Very Strong. but the smell does decrease quiet fast.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/17/2017
The Scent was definitely striking and distinctive, but in all of the wrong ways. I am a young professional and this is not something to wear on a date night. I tried to give it time, but it is just overpowering and reminds me of a grand dad’s dime store cologne.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/03/2017
A beautiful fragrance. Very wearable Oud but it could last a little longer.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/15/2017
Fabulous!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/08/2017
I love it. Spicy and classic
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
If you like Oud, then you'll love this. Very pleasant smelling oud cologne. I like Versace Oud more, but this one smells great and I would recommend it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
Smells like an old man. Didn't last long and wasn't a pleasant smell. Not for me, maybe will be for you
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/23/2017
This is a very nice scent reminiscent to Tom Ford's Oud Wood with the similar oud oil base. There is a woody essence and spices that comes through which makes me think of fall. The only complaint I have is that it did not have the same lasting power as TF's version.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/23/2017
Very soft and gentle good balance of the oud and floral notes. However it dies out quickly and doesn't last through the entire day.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/30/2017
It has a mature scent to it. Really strong initial scent but after 30 minutes it becomes more subtle and better.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/26/2017
this fragrance smells so good.. it is soft and masculine at the same time..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2017
Love this scent! Very masculine and clean. My husband loves it on me, too!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2017
My favorite scent to date. It's definitely a more mature scent, reminiscent of my uncle, but I love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/10/2017
The Oud fragrance is spot on and comparable to any other Oud in have tested. I would buy a bottle. It's deep, earthy and a clean and a refined masculine fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
Very fresh and clean .each new one is getting better
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
The woods, in an alternate reality, where ghosts are real and animals talk.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/20/2017
Amazing scent, for some reason I got a double order of these and I don't mind.. Lots of compliments and apparently it is strong, like a person walks into my office and says Wow you smell great from 10 feet away. Which is good...I guess? I'd buy a bottle of this.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/04/2017
Little goes along way, I personally sprey twice. The longevity is average, probably 5hours max. But, overall a good fragrance to try. I'm honestly a perfume and cologne fanatic. The balance of floral/clean and musk was spot on. Not as much as a feminine scent, that's for the guys who criticize floral scents. Planning to get the full size bottle soon.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/30/2017
I liked it, my wife didn't, goes on strong, don't need to spray alot on yourself, stay's all day long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/26/2017
LOVE this cologne just wish it had better staying power. By the time I put it on and got to work you could not smell anything unless you were right on top of me. I like to make a dramatic statement with my cologne (which it does) just not a lasting impression.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/07/2017
Smelled like a cologne an older man would wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Smells great
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/05/2017
Extremely upset that I chose this as my first month's fragrance... John Varvatos' Oud received so many rave reviews from men, I thought I HAD to try it out. But "spicy" / "cinnamon" scents have NEVER been appealing to myself nor to many women that I have known or dated. It's not a "sexy" scent in any fashion of the word, and that's something I wish I had known before selecting this as my first cologne. Hopefully I don't make the same mistake again. 😒
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2017
Love it, just as good as Polo Supreme Oud. will purchase large bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2017
LOTS. and I mean LOTS of compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
My husband loved the scent!! I thought it was sexy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/30/2017
Great
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/25/2017
Just got this in. Smells really good. Has a very fresh clean scent. A little goes a long way. To me theres a gint of sweet leather. Not over powering. Love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2017
Awesome scent. Especially for clergy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
It's just not my scent. Too cinnamon-y
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
Great scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
Smell like the man you are!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2016
So tired of weak, androgynous scents. There's no distinction between men and women these days. JV Oud definitely bucks that trend. Love this scent...from the moment it hits the skin you know this is different and you will stand out from the crowd...for all the right reasons. Perfect blend of wood, smoke and spice...not too overpowering like many oud scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2016
i really love it smells so good..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2016
Big fan of JV fragrances, this one does not disappoint!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2016
Great lasting scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2016
Great scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
Love this one fresh clean yummy
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
This is my favorite cologne EVER! Most unique blend of fragrance ever and it works perfectly with my body chemistry.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/01/2016
Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/29/2016
Good
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/28/2016
I smell a lot of pine in it. Its not bad but its not the best. The sample size is all I need.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/07/2016
After wearing this one off and on for about a month i can say its not a very "sexy" scent. This is more the type of cologne you'd wear to church on a sunday night or to a funeral. Its not a really bad smell but it isn't intriguing or anything either. Its kinda just there.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
To sweet for my taste
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/01/2016
This is a combo of old lady clove. Wish I could send it back.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/01/2016
Not great
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/01/2016
eh
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/29/2016
usually always a fan of the Varvatos line however I found this to be ok. the oud lacked a bit and had a sweeter undertone. i enjoyed the Versace oud much more as a quality oud scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/15/2016
The spice and citrus combination in this scent didn't work well for me. I find it overly sharp and sweet.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/11/2016
this is what this service is all about. I love the fragrances of John Varvatos and assumed I would enjoy this one too and I was not mistaken...goes on with a hint of flower and almost a citrus but when it mellows wow the warm notes are Exquisite....Highly recommend this to the man who wishes to be unforgetable!