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Description
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
79
Personality
Classic
57
Occasion
Date Night
45
Season
Fall
37
Complexity
Refined
35

John Varvatos John Varvatos Oud rating and reviews

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3.8 out of 5
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/19/2020
John Varvatos Oud
great fragrance
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/21/2020
Great smell, just don't last long enough.
It smelled good.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/16/2020
Not What I expected!
I was looking for a better scent more woody but it smells good but not my style
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/16/2020
strong
if you like OUD then this is perfect its musky and blends nicely with a classic style.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/14/2020
🔥🔥🔥
My favorite so far!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/06/2020
It’s not for me but it’s ok
This is a little too strong but it smells good! Doesn’t last very long.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
The cinnamon is over powering.
It opens strong with over powering cinnamon and nutmeg. As it mellows what comes through is the cardamom. The combination is not pleasant. It is like being in a tea house but not in a good way. It dies down fast too which in this case is a good thing.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Eh, it was okay.
Heavy on like oud and leather maybe but there is no WOW factor and no magic to this cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/28/2020
Great sandalwood scent
Exactly what I was looking for
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
Perfect
This cologne was a perfect match for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
like
great
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
Smells dirty
Old man dirty smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
Nice Scent
Purchased for my son. It has a lovely scent and not overwhelming. He constantly receives compliments.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
Huge fan of John varvartos
I think they might have down played this fragrance. Personally expecting a lot more from this brand the other fragrances that I had by him was pretty much second to none. But this one works well with everything else I have. Most people will enjoy it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
Good to try
Good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/20/2020
Oh Wow!!!!!
I've heard good things about Oud in general...I like this!!!! Can't say I've ever owned a scent this Earthy....Unique is an Understatement....Can't wait to field test this out with the Ladies.....
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
Awesome scent
Everything I expected as far as notes were there. The only con and it's really not bad is that I wish it lasted a bit longer. All in all, I love this scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
Good mild perfume
Good mild perfume
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/12/2020
Decent
Good deep autumn scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
Didn’t like
The scent initially smelled ok, but then the flower came through way to much and I don’t like it at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/09/2020
My man
This sent first one on strong after 3 minutes. Oh wow it smells so good on my man it was hard to keep his clothes on
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/05/2020
Its ok
Its a little too floral for me but its good i will wear sometimes
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2020
I love this!
I love the oud scents, and have typically worn Tom Ford...but I get more compliments on this than I do just about anything else I wear. I wish this was easier to find in stores. Thankful for Scentbird making this far more accessible.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/03/2020
Too old fashioned
Fragrance reminded me of old men and out-dated aromas. The dry down was even worse and it just harkened to musty barber shops and old men wearing cheap cologne. Not a fragrance for summer, freshness, or the young in my opinion.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/03/2020
Endurance
It seemed to not have a very substantial scent to it and it did not last long. Clinging barely to my clothes after an hour or two.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2020
John Varvatos
I wish this scent had more patchouli
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
Spicy
The smell was too spicy for what I thought it would be.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
Good
Good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
Love this one
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Oud
Absolutely loved it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/15/2020
Winter Frag
This fragrance is a wonderful fragrance for the wintertime and colder temps. It has a rich and full aroma.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/14/2020
Harsh and manly. Not for female bystanders.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/07/2020
similar to other things. last for a bit, not great.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/06/2020
Nice exotic fragrance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/03/2020
I'm really a fan of the JV colognes. I like this Oud cologne with the JV signature.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2020
head turner for the ladies.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2020
Older guy scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/28/2020
Smells like old spice
I loved the John Varvatos x Nick Jonas collaboration and I like Oud in fragrances. But this came today and smells like a nursing home. It’s very much something for an old man to wear and I’m very glad I didn’t buy a bigger bottle of it because it sucks. If you like to smell like a senior citizen who just stepped up from using Old Spice, here ya go!
Mike
05/18/2020
Lol... That's greatness!
Helpful?
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
amazing scent but lacks longevity and projection. if you like oud its def worth getting. I just wish it performed better.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/22/2020
This is as good as any of the other John V scents, but like the others is light and does not last long.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/21/2020
Cologne
I ordered this for my husband. I think he likes it however he has not said but by the empty bottle he like it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/18/2020
one of my favorites
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/14/2020
A bit funky on the base notes, but nails the Oud. Best Oud scent I've tried that wasn't from a Middle Eastern perfume brand.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Classic scent versatile
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/04/2020
Age:
35 to 44
Delightful
A little to fruity
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Oud - parasitic process of the Agar Tree.
Wikipedia - The odour of agarwood is complex and pleasing,[7] with few or no similar natural analogues. In the perfume state, the scent is mainly distinguished by a combination of "oriental-woody" and "very soft fruity-floral" notes. The incense smoke is also characterized by a "sweet-balsamic" note and "shades of vanilla and musk" and amber (not to be confused with ambergris).[5] As a result, agarwood and its essential oil gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilizations around the world, being described as a fragrant product as early as 1400 BCE in one of the world's oldest written texts – the Sanskrit Vedas from India.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Spicy and sexy, not perfect for everything but perfect for a late night date
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/24/2020
A mature older mans cologne
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Very manly and alluring fragrance. Love its appeal.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/14/2020
Mybwife really enjoyed it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/10/2020
Age:
55 to 64
It was ok
Was nothing bad but just ok
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/02/2020
Everyone said it smelled like diapers to them.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2020
Solid Fragrance
This a very masculine, sophisticated and earthy cologne. Because is it an Eud De Perfum it has a good performance. I can smell it a good five to six hours after application. It of course doesn’t project throughout the course of that time but definitely is noticeable on the skin.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/23/2020
Not a good one
I personally think it is a weird and strong scent, that didn't please me at slightest. I even tried to wash some of it off after putting it on!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Light
Good fragrance, but a bit light.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/19/2020
It’s a older mans scent.
It is ok but not for me. I prefer the plain John Varvatos.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/22/2020
A very strange smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
Manly
A mature scent. I like the smell.. Its a good go to. strong bold scent..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/08/2020
nice fresh scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/17/2019
Not for Us Young Guys
This stuff smells like it's for my grandfather, as soon as you spray it it's gone it dosent last long. wouldn't recomend this one guys unless u like the smell of 60 year old perverts.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Sensitive
Too thick of a scent
I was hoping for something from the John Varvatos output that I would like, but this, alas, is not it. I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell due to 2 traumatic brain injuries and one spray of this makes me very ill & sick to my stomach. Too thick and dense. Not what I was hoping for.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
I did not receive my cologne
I have not been receiving shipments Since August.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/09/2019
A sophisticated and beautiful fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Wonderful Scent
Great scent with a manly finish. Very masculine smell that plays nicely. The scent does seem to fade pretty quickly and become unnoticeable. Has a great initial impact.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Combination
Amazing
Beast of a perfume
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/30/2019
It smelled good , the scent doesnt last long though
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!!
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.
Luis
04/16/2018
Omg, lol!!
Helpful?
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
.
,
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/14/2018
Good
Decent cologne