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Vintage blends the exotic astringency of juniper, patchouli, and lavender with the cool reserve of fir balsam for an Old World, polished feel. A satiny layer of jasmine adds a layer of plush floral elegance in the heart, while a base of tobacco and suede accent the herbs with private club sophistication.
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John Varvatos Vintage rating and reviews
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4.2 out of 5
25 to 34
Warm & Spicy
The Patchouli in this scent harmonizes with the Suede and Juniper that creates a mature essence of spicy warmth . It takes me to an earthy menswear store with pipe tobacco notes in the middle of a cinnamon fall.
I like it, thanks
Better than I expected
I like the scent. Not enough to invest in a larger bottle. I would recommend to a friend, however I would add nice deep smell but doesn't last long.
Great cologne I like the rhubarb scent
Have all of these and love all of the scents.
Smells Manly. Not strong or long lasting though
55 to 64
Killer scent. Long lasting.
It’s my favorite.
I think it smells to much like leather. I think it smells cheap. The vial was quite small compared to the one my friend had. I like too smell more fruity more lively and unique. This scent makes me feel old.
This is pleasant, but not mind-blowing.
So I took a gamble on this fragrance and good Lord did it pay off. I have found my new favorite scent.
Smells like my dad
Not a bad cologne. Reminded me of my dads old colognes he used to wear when I was a kid. Will definitely still wear it from time to time though.
My wife loves this!
This scent is classic and masculine the right way. Brilliant.
Nice but not my style.
cowboy cologne , maybe.
it was a great cologne but it reminded me of an older man. for some reason it just reminded me of a grandpa type cologne. I'm 38 but it just smelled like someone much older. great smelling but ... Valentino Uomo gave me the same thought too. Love scentbird 👍
Very strong scent
This is a very strong masculine scent. The funny thing is that I liked it but didn’t love it but my wife absolutely loved it! It’s definitely a rich dark masculine scent which I normally like but i almost wish it had a slight freshness to it to cut through the richness.
Do not like the smell.. old man smell..lol
Did not like the scent
Did not like the scent, it smelled like I just worked out and was still sweaty. Blunt review, but that's the nearest thing I could relate it to.
Tabacco and leather.... Smell really good
Vintage or average?
I was pretty excited to receive this scent. lots of reviews here talked about the notes of leather, juniper and tobacco and how it was pretty strong. I didn't get any of that. on my skin what I get is a fairly weak but persistent scent of light lavender and basil. it's slightly spicy, fresh and vaguely artificial smelling. Not woody at all and not what I would call a necessarily manly scent. I could see wearing this in a casual setting on spring or summer nights. All in all it was good, but pretty underwhelming.Edit: I didn't realize that the note "tobacco" referred to here really means "dirty ashtray". Unfortunately I thought that it would be the sweet, heady aroma of cured tobacco or perhaps the gentle, spicy note of a mature tobacco leaf. The tobacco note IS there and it works with the overall scent, but it's not what I thought it was.
I really enjoyed this fragrance. You can pretty much wear this one on any occasion. On my skin, strong hints of fir and as it dries down, you begin to get more of a sweet tobacco scent.
It smells pretty good, but it's also kind of boring. There's something too synthetic about it to my nose.
I love this scent, Everytime I wear it in a date, the woman can’t seem to get close enough and they even do a double smell.
if you give this less than 4 Stars, it goes to show you shouldn't be rating colognes.
Classic,full of character. Love this fragrance.
Very Christmas spice. Cinnamon as f
This scent reminded me of my best friend who I lost from cancer 5 years ago. It totally spells like something he’d wear. Love it!!!!
My scent for life. Fits well with my body chemistry. Subtle woody scent with tobacco and leather. Very different complex scent but one of a kind
LEO APPROVEDperfect for fall
Smelt bomb! the spray bottle was messed up tho. so, a lot of it leaked; wish they came in bigger bottles too. Other then that it was a great fragrance.
Great old fashion, manly smell. Very unique and refined. Doesn’t last all day.
The good thing is it’s not overbearing, but you can still get all the nice notes of sued and tobacco.
Smells like axe
It just reminded me of axe. Its not a bad smell. But i wanted something different
35 to 44
Manly fall/ winter smell love it
This is a classic scent, much like the original. Intense but not over powering.
18 to 24
It smelled really warm but still elegant. Reminded me of what my dad wore when I was younger so I gave it to him for his birthday. Much appreciated!
18 to 24
Balanced and Masculine.
This has quickly become a go-to for me since receiving it and I highly recommend it for other men. It hits with a strong combination of woody, spicey, and masculine notes that come off as classy and mature without smelling dated. The performance on this scent is also solid with good longevity and projection. It should, however, be noted that this is not an incredibly strong fragrance, don't expect people on the other side of the room to notice it. It has performed quite well in terms of compliments from both women and even other men. This fragrance is also highly versatile, easily useable for walking-around, dates, or the school/office settings, though other fragrances likely perform better in each of these areas individually. Overall, this is a versatile, manly, fall fragrance that makes a great addition to any arsenal.
I can’t get enough of this...
This right here is like crack. It starts off strong but as the day goes on it mellows out. I particularly enjoy the leather notes. Although I am clearly a grown man this fragrance reminds me of the classy gentlemen I looked up to as child. I can wear this fragrance with anything.
35 to 44
great classic cologne, a little sweet smelling for my tastes
55 to 64
Classic masculine scent
This one had to grow on me a little but I really like it. It is a classic masculine scent. Woody, hints of tobacco. Don't overdo it with this one as it can be a little over powering at first but lightens up after an hour or so (at least for me)
25 to 34
Summer Nights but doesn't last.
If you're looking for something to wear out on a Summer night this is perfect. The smell isn't too strong, and doesn't last long though.
Strong at first but settles quite nicely
25 to 34
Pack-a-Day Old Man
I wanted to like this, I really did -- but it smells like an old man who just smoked a pack of cigarettes...who's also trying to cover up the smoke smell with cologne.
55 to 64
Another winner from Varvatos
Excellent anytime fragrance for any occasion.
25 to 34
Vintage is Right
This is the epitome of an oldworlde, classic masculine fragrance. It's exactly what comes to mind when you think of high profile social clubs or a fancy night out. Lovely hints of tobacco and suede make for a slightly sweet but musky scent that has gotten nothing but great compliments. This fragrance hit the mark with what they were trying to accomplish, no doubt.
17 or under
A great cologne, but still a little too masculine for me. The tobacco is a large note but will work if you are into that.
25 to 34
Definitely a nighttime scent...got good reactions
35 to 44
I love this scent! I Have gotten compliments on it already. This was my first order and it arrived super fast! Can hardly wait for next month!
Great fall/winter scent
Very warm cologne and my girlfriend loves it. Kind of sweet initially and settles into a very masculine scent. It hangs in there too - you don't need to reapply often at all
The Name Says It All
"Vintage" is the perfect name for this John Varvatos gem. A great fragrance for an older gentleman or lady on a cool breezy evening. Like most offerings from this house, the opening and dry-down of this fragrance are wonderful despite a lower than average longevity. Reminiscent of much older fougère fragrances, there's a distinct green quality and dense element to the composition (most likely from the fir, oak moss, and patchouli notes) while still feeling modern and clean., thanks to the soft addition of suede and tonka. While not my favorite from the Varvatos line, this is still a wonderful fragrance.
Smells like soap. Not a masculine scent.
Solid notes of smoke and wood which intermingle in a pleasant manner.
One of the tops scents available
This is a fantastic modern scent, that gives off a great manly vibe. It is just a shame, as many have already stated, it does not lost long. even with a number of sprays, you have to get real close to smell it, even after a couple of hours.
Like the scent but does not last long thru the day.
A light and fresh scent that doesn’t stay with you all day but is definitely worth the try.
Warm, Inviting, Comfortable
Loved JV Vintage - its a warm, comfortable, inviting scent. I mainly pick up vanilla and tobacco after wearing for several hours. This will be a good "go-to" scent for me, nice and stable without being overwhelming.
The smell is great, definitely a summer night-time cologne, but sadly the performance is very lackluster. Guys wanting to wear this, please, take advantage of the fact the bottle is small enough to carry easily. Youll want to have it with you to reapply often.
John Varvatos Vintage
A very nostalgic twist in a slightly modern fragrance. Reminds me of something matured women might enjoy, which makes it perfect for a man my age.
deep and low notes
this product has a great scent and its not too strong just right
Love the smell. Seems to fade quick
Love the scent of this one but it doesn’t seem to last very long
Very Good Cologne
I wear this for a night out or to social gatherings. I have friends that wear this as an everyday cologne and they always get compliments. I would definitely recommend.
Great scent. Both masculine and bold. I really like most John Varvatos products!
One of my go-tos
I absolutely love this scent on me. Very masculine, yet soft and sexy. Great for a night out!!
Great Varvatos Scent
This scent grows into a very, very strong and pleasing masculine scent. At first, the tobacco and fir are overpowering, hitting you in the face with almost a stench. This , like smelling the bottle, drew me away from this scent initially. Did not like it at all. But, I took a leap, and sprayed it on and it mellowed down into a strong, manly scent without being too harsh or overbearing. Slight floral sweet high notes riding a wave of dark depths led by tobacco and suede. Black jeans, earth tone sweater and rain. Perhaps reading a book in grandpas office. But who am I kidding? I just use cologne to hide my affairs with Mary
All the notes sounded great.
Honestly I expected a little more than what I got. I sprayed it on me one time and haven’t worn it since I receive it. I can’t exactly pin what body wash it smells like, but that’s what it reminds me of. So if you think your fancy body wash just isn’t cutting it ,then try this cologne. It should do the trick just fine.
subtle and powerful at the same time
A class masculin smell!
Always I Love to use tobacco scent.. This Varvatos has a great impression with masculin confidence.
My husband loves it
Got this for my husband and we both love it!
Grows on you
Last a little longer than expected but the scent grows you
Like the smell
It is a good work or causal smell that last a good amount of time but not all day long that is not over powering.
Best scent I have tried on scentbird so far. Will be seeking this out in the store at future point in time.
Nice scent. Not too special. I personally prefer Artisan over this one.
New age Polo
To me, this smelled like a modern version of the original green Ralph Lauren Polo. The smell is musky, but it fades very fast. It is a good smell, just probably not one I would purchase.
Love the old style scent it has great to wear when just going out and hanging with the guys
One of my favorites
Old school scent, worth putting on the weekends when your not busy or so. I'd keep it in the car just for a touch up when needed.
Another classic scent that anyone can wear n feel great with it on!
Good not great
Doesn’t last very long, I like the Artisan Blue much better.
John is a bit off
it was ok. Clean...but didnt last very long on my skin.
Stronger projection than dark rebel
I liked the scent, just a tad too sweet for my taste. Projection was good throughout the day. I enjoyed the scent much better when paired with john varvatos dark rebel.
Little to classic
More of a elder gentlemen accent. Literally told reminds me of my gigipa... As in great grand father.
Terrific scent, terrible performance.
Pretty sure the title says it all, I really do love this scent but I just can’t get over how quick the scent is gone. I am convinced that John Varvatos would be king in the fragrance world if they could work this problem out.
Warm scent, perhaps more fall/winter. Very "manly". The Patchouli stands out to me. Scent seems to last quite a while and with the sprayer doesn't take much to achieve desired effect.
Smell like a classic musk men's cologne. Nothing too extraordinary
John Varvatos Vintage
Loved the scent smells cool yet oddly warm like a wind on a summer night, i love this scent. It fades a bit quickly though so i carry it with me and spray throughout the day.
I enjoy the smell. It stays for long time. perfect for winter evenings.
Smells like Desinex
This was my first cologne sample to give as a gift to my boyfriend. I'm not sure I like it as it reminds me of foot power. I gave it some time to change but it retained the same smell. Can I return it? PS. I gave it to a coworker and it smells great on him. I know scents can change from person to person, but wow!
My first cologne from scent bird. I really like this scent, but it doesnt project long. Smooth, manly smell.
Good smoky scent for the holidays
I’m becoming a fan of JV and their colognes. This one has an initial spice when sprayed that mellows out and let’s the fir and tobacco settle in. Good for the winter season
Compliments keep coming in. I am so glad to check the reviews from other users before I pick a fragrance. Reviews are helpful to decide, so I went ahead and picked this John Varvatos, Vintage EDT. Indeed, it's the Old World smell, and enough to get an invitation to a small gathering with co-workers. Kudos!
Pretty good fragrance for the winter, it has a spicy/sweet smell to it. Cant go wrong with this one
I love this fragrance by JV, it has a spicy sweet smell that is not obnoxious and is pleasant to smell every time you get a whiff. This is also a mature fragrance as it would go well on grown man that wants to smell like he's not trying too hard and knows what he likes, in other words it smells to other people like you've been wearing this scent all your adult life; something in the ingredients triggers your nostalgia center in you brain.
This scent is by far the best scent John varvatos has. It's not to strong and it smells sweet but masculine "vintage" is a great name for this smell.
i enjoy this scent it is neither spicy nor citrus like most popular cologne. The woody scent is a more pleasant scent.
It really doesn't take it's true shape until about an hour of wear. It is a mature scent but I wouldn't say it smells old either. Lasts long and becomes more complex the longer you wear it. At first I got a lot of juniper out of it but that seems to fade after time. It's difficult for me to rate this scent because I don't think I would ever pick it for myself just based of my first initial impression but, after a few wears I have grown to appreciate it more and more. Being in my twenties I think it's more suited for someone just a little bit older but I'm going to rock it for the month.
Not crazy about it when I first put it on, but after about an hour it starts to take shape. The longer the scent is on the more elegant it becomes. Long lasting and complex.
The name is a good description. 'Sophisticated Vintage'
Nice and smooth, not to strong and ladies seem to enjoy it
A nice spicy, cliente fragrance.
A very mature scent. Very nice, but does not last long
Smells really good very vintage.. Only down fall for me scent doesn't not last long... Happy with it. 👞👖🕶️👔
Really loved this scent. The warm, clean, woody scent last all days and receives many compliments. A little goes a long way. Will be purchasing this in the future!
I had high hopes for this fragrance. I was a little put off by the scent initially after I put it on. I have heard that many other of Varvatos scents are really good. I ordered this one based on the other reviews. For one reason or another this was just not a good scent for me. I have always worn Chanel Allure Homme, but they changed the original formula and it is just not the same. I guess my quest for a spicy, woodsy scent will continue. This might be a home-run for some, just not my scent! Too strong!
I got this for my husband, who I thought would enjoy this scent as his natural scent goes really well with more spicy, woody, strong scents. This delivered. It's the sexiest scent I think I've ever smelled on him. You can definitely smell the patchouli right away, but once that note settles you get the leathery pepper notes with just the right amount of pine to propel that scent all the way to dropped panty status. I really like this one, so does he. It's strong enough to wear on date night, but not so strong he can't wear it to work. I am only giving 4 stars because I feel like the scent doesn't last as long as it should for being as strong as it is. Hopefully the full size I get will last longer.
I enjoyed this cologne right down to the very last drop. Had a spicy, leathery scent to it. Definitely a cologne to wear at work but may be too potent for a first date.
Decent scent for my first arrival
Love the scent, but it barely makes it to work with me! If it would have lasted half the day I would have rated a 5 heart but I rounded up from a 2.5 and gave it a 3.
I love the way this smalls on my husband! It smells manly and not cheap. I know about this smell. I used to work at the Macy's cologne counter and I'd go take a whiff coz I love it. It smells warm but not too rich. But it is not over powering.
Great scent, of all the cologne's I've received, this one got the most compliments.
Great scent but it doesn't last
Love it. One of the better ones I've tried on Scentbird. Nice, classy, masculine. GREAT!
Husband loves it.
Great scent. Kind of reminds me of a spicy hugo boss.. Nice i like it.
I like the woodsy, manly smell of this cologne.
great scent. its modern yet mature and sophisticated
Amazing love it goung to buy it
Loved this scent...clean and light for everyday wear.
Nice and masculine, yet, not "in your face" smell. Only thing, it doesn't last as long as I wish.
A great smelling cologne with one huge problem....it simply doesn't last. Less than an hour and the scent is totally gone! I'm not joking, I'm actually being generous. What a shame....
Very clean smell. Love it
Very very nice