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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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3.8 out of 5
Oud - parasitic process of the Agar Tree.
Wikipedia - The odour of agarwood is complex and pleasing, 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). 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.
Spicy and sexy, not perfect for everything but perfect for a late night date
A mature older mans cologne
Very manly and alluring fragrance. Love its appeal.
Mybwife really enjoyed it
55 to 64
It was ok
Was nothing bad but just ok
Everyone said it smelled like diapers to them.
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.
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!
55 to 64
Good fragrance, but a bit light.
It’s a older mans scent.
It is ok but not for me. I prefer the plain John Varvatos.
A very strange smell.
A mature scent. I like the smell.. Its a good go to. strong bold scent..
nice fresh scent
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.
55 to 64
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.
I did not receive my cologne
I have not been receiving shipments Since August.
A sophisticated and beautiful fragrance.
35 to 44
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.
18 to 24
Beast of a perfume
It smelled good , the scent doesnt last long though
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!
35 to 44
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 😁
Very nice scent. Pleased with the cologne, would be 5 star but it sometimes will make me choke from being strong.
35 to 44
Not my style
I am 38 years old and this smells like it would be for a male 60 and above.
25 to 34
Smell was overpowering and musk and lumber.
35 to 44
I liked it
I liked it. woodsy with a slight hint of sweet
25 to 34
Didnt enjoy the smell
65 or over
Love the masculine woody scent, another favorite.
55 to 64
Favorite.... will need more !!
45 to 54
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!!!
45 to 54
Not a great performance
Didn't last very long on my body.
25 to 34
Great scent that last long and great for hanging with friends and colleagues! Will get sgain
45 to 54
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.
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....
A little to fruity
Scen was lighter than expected but overall not the most refreshing smell
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
25 to 34
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.
I have enjoyed this and recieved a lot of compliments on it
Love it !
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.
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.
Very different than what I'm used to very woodsy and musky not fresh and clean smelling quite the opposite
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.
This fragrance smells incredible. With wood, and musk tones it’s perfect for going out on a date, or any other special occasions.
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.
John Varvatos OUD
Beautiful earthy fragrance. Just right for me.
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.
Bit sweet for me
It seemed a bit sweet to me
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.
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.
Great Everyday Scent
Long lasting subtle scent
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
I can't get enough of this one especially with the oud and myrrh which are my favs.
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 .
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
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.
I like it seems to last awhile definitely would try again
Too Christmassy. I smell like a Xmas carol when I wear it and not in a good way.
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
I like most Varvatos scents, but for some reason, this one just didn't do anything for me. I found it off-putting.
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.
Love this scent.
If you like strong scents or Oud scents youll dig this cologne!
I really like this oud
Not what I expected from an oud. Oud by itself isn’t very pleasant, but this formula is very good.
This is a safe bet for cool fall days
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.
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
As inspected great crisp clean sent
I loved this cologne considering buying more!!
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.
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
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.
This fragrance right here is smooth, very mellow. Casual even. Definitely a good choice for any occasion.
Smells like sawdust
Very strong smell of sawdust. Like a lumberyard.
Very nice and smooth with a touch of elegance.
Overpowering not impressed
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
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.....
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
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!!
Has a very nice smell to it. I like Dark Rebel a little better. However, I am glad I tried this one.
Smells like it should, nice oud scent a touch of sweetness. Only complaint, is it does fade somewhat quick.
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.
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.
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.
nice but weak
I love the initial scent, but does not last more than a few minutes. A little disappointing
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.
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.
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.
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.
This smells oily, damp, and gross. Like I pulled out my sump-pump out of a weedy hole
This smells oily, damp, and gross
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.:)
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.
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.
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.
It was great and I love the scent.
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.
This may be my new favorite. The Oud scent stands out and is perfectly complemented by the other scents in the mix.
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!!
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.
Very Strong. but the smell does decrease quiet fast.
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.
A beautiful fragrance. Very wearable Oud but it could last a little longer.
I love it. Spicy and classic
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.
Smells like an old man. Didn't last long and wasn't a pleasant smell. Not for me, maybe will be for you
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.
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.
It has a mature scent to it. Really strong initial scent but after 30 minutes it becomes more subtle and better.
this fragrance smells so good.. it is soft and masculine at the same time..
Love this scent! Very masculine and clean. My husband loves it on me, too!
My favorite scent to date. It's definitely a more mature scent, reminiscent of my uncle, but I love it.
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.
Very fresh and clean .each new one is getting better
The woods, in an alternate reality, where ghosts are real and animals talk.
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.
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.
I liked it, my wife didn't, goes on strong, don't need to spray alot on yourself, stay's all day long
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.
Smelled like a cologne an older man would wear.
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. 😒
Love it, just as good as Polo Supreme Oud. will purchase large bottle.
LOTS. and I mean LOTS of compliments
My husband loved the scent!! I thought it was sexy.
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.
Awesome scent. Especially for clergy.
It's just not my scent. Too cinnamon-y