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Description
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 main notes

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Scent type
Woody
95
Personality
Classic
104
Occasion
Date Night
77
Season
Fall
51
Complexity
Refined
60

John Varvatos Vintage rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/14/2020
Wow, this is what a man cologne should smell like.
Wow.. this is a perfect smelling cologne. This is exactly what a man's cologne should smell like...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/12/2020
Cologne
Cologne smells wonderful just it says
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/12/2020
Didn’t make the cut
My first impression of this scent wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I figure it was going to be a light smoky smell. but it was Very over bearing and it more to your Cigar smokers if you ask me. A Gentlemen of a certain age
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/11/2020
Not for me
too spicy for my taste
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
It is very hard to rate what other people think about the scent, because we are all quarantined in the house. I liked it very much!
When you are quarantined in your apartment, you can’t get other people’s opinion. I liked it very much, because it was fresh and not overpowering. I have other scents that are very overpowering and people have complained about the smell. This scent is great!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
has a great smell and has a lot of product you dont need a lot
reminds me of my uncle that passed gave me a nostalgic smell of being younger
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2020
Great!
Love this one, lasts most of the day, great combo of tobacco and suede.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2020
Yes!
Again, I get these for my boyfriend so he can try new scents. This one reminds me of the nineties, maybe early 2000's. It has a very after shave effect but can also be sophisticated.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
N/a
N/a
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
LIKED
GOOD SCENT
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
John V
It was what i expected and works well with my body chemistry!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
Loved it!
The smell was very firm but no over powering, so i can use 2 squirts and it will last the entire day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2020
I had no expectations
Smells good
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Review
Ready for a new scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
John Varvatos
A little more spicy scented than I usually prefer but still very pleasant.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/26/2020
Love it!
Bought a bottle of this right away. Great for a date night and very unique. Perfect balance of fresh notes and spice. This scent says, “I’m a distinguished and established man!”
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
Wow
My girl just couldnt get enough of the sexual fragrance appeal of thus cologne.. its a must have to my collection.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
3 star
Not bad, just not what I expected
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
Just good
Was great for work or play
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
I never received my product
I never received my product in the mail.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Really enjoyed all day
Has a soft gentle smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Cool
Nice.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2020
Nice fresh and clean fragrance
Met my standards and I’m very happy.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/22/2020
A little more jazz and tobacco
I liked the spicy notes, but I was looking for more tobacco or jasmine notes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/22/2020
It's good while it lasts
Smells great but does not have any longevity.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/19/2020
Really good
Everyone loves this one
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/18/2020
Good cologne, will become staple scent for me
Smells great and is exactly what I had hoped for in the musky category
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
One of my favorite
I loved it and more importantly my wife loved it!!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/16/2020
Old man smell
It smells like your grandpas house, Tabasco scent too strong. I did not like it at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/15/2020
Spicy
Really like this scent!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/15/2020
Too strong
It’s too strong for an every day. This would be best for a night time or weekend. Too loud for 9-5 space
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
Great smell, very sophisticated ! Not the most versatile but very masculine.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
John Varvatos vintage
Very overpowering at first but lasts all day. Smells great and I recieved many compliments
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/13/2020
It just wasn't enough.
I liked it. It just wasn't enough.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/11/2020
Its Vintage
Its Vintage
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/11/2020
Smells great!
turned alot of heads
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/07/2020
nice
its good it has a nice smooth scent to it nice
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2020
This is me all the way!
if you could send me 12 bottles of this i would be perfectly happy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/05/2020
Good scent
This scent was right in line with the fragrances that i like. It has very pleasing scent to me and a lot of women i am around commented how much they liked it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2020
Fresh spring scent
It smelled sweet and spicy all at once! Loved how it mixed with my body chemistry
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
As a collector...
I collect and sample many colognes. This smelled as advertised and vintage similarity but smelled like a couple of nostalgic musky colognes from the 90s. The suede and juniper smells together kinda saved it from getting a bad review. For the younger guys this is similar to what your father would wear back in the day...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
Good scent
Very good scent that lasts fairly well
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/01/2020
vintage
It wasn't long lasting.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/01/2020
Nope! Not so much!
Not at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2020
Very bold!
Nicely arranged scent and not to overpowering!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2020
Love it!
Very happy with this scent. Just what I was expecting. Its perfect 👌
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
John Varvatos
I didn’t dig the scent of this, it smelled like a cheap cologne I used to wear when I was in middle school. Just not my preference.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
I like this cologne, but scent is different than I was expecting.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
Too expensive for what you get.
Too much money for what you get not worth it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/28/2020
Love It
Smells great!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/27/2020
It's ok
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/25/2020
5
5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/24/2020
Smells soo good wife loves it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
I like it!
Might make you smell like an old man but but I think it's going to make you smell intelligent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/22/2020
kinda cheap smelling..
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/21/2020
Its alright
So maybe this one doesn't match well with my natural oils. I really like other colognes from this brand. This is good quality, just as i said doesn't match as well with me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
great
nice and woodsy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/06/2020
My husband smelled delicious everyday this cologne lasted. I would definitely buy the full size bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/05/2020
My least favorite so far in the JV lineup
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2020
like a sweet pine. masculine, date night.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2020
Spicy sophisticated
This scent has a spice yet sophisticated smell. It’s fresh and fancy. From afar it smells like cedar and close it’s a warm yet indulging smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
This scent says "I'm a man of the world who knows what the FFFF I'm doing." Sophisticated ruggedness with a touch of "Join me for a night cap in the study."
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/28/2020
smell doesn't last long
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
Smells good, but best for an older gentleman.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/27/2020
Great scent. Tobacco and rum come through but in a warm, sweet, and inviting way. Can't really describe it any other way. My girlfriend loves it. I put it 2nd place to Versace Eros--totally different type of scent but in terms of personal preference.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
Love it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/20/2020
reminds me of the 40's
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/19/2020
Great
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/17/2020
I really like the sent! It has a refined quality to it like professor's meeting in a library. Unfortunately I loose the sent after 2.5 hours. Therefore, I cannot justify the cost of a full bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/16/2020
Not a huge fan. Just got it to compare to the mall scent. Both are identical. Just wanted to do a field test
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/15/2020
It was nice. Bottle too small for $15.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/12/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
NIce
Nice mild sweet n spicy manly smell. This one doesn't hit your throat. Smells like a science professor.Great winter scent.-My opinion.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Love smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
Age:
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
I like it, thanks
Thanks!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/28/2020
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/27/2020
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/24/2020
Great cologne I like the rhubarb scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/22/2020
Have all of these and love all of the scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/19/2020
Great smell
Smells Manly. Not strong or long lasting though
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Good stuff
Killer scent. Long lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
It’s my favorite.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/07/2020
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/07/2020
Decent
This is pleasant, but not mind-blowing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/05/2020
Love it!!!
So I took a gamble on this fragrance and good Lord did it pay off. I have found my new favorite scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/02/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/29/2020
My wife loves this!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/16/2020
This scent is classic and masculine the right way. Brilliant.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/16/2020
Pretty good
Nice but not my style.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/15/2020
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 👍
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2020
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/01/2020
Its ok
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/30/2020
Do not like the smell.. old man smell..lol
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/28/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2020
Tabacco and leather.... Smell really good
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
great scent
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/04/2020
It smells pretty good, but it's also kind of boring. There's something too synthetic about it to my nose.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
Great scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
Vintage
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2019
awesome
if you give this less than 4 Stars, it goes to show you shouldn't be rating colognes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/24/2019
Incredible.
Classic,full of character. Love this fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
Woodsy, spicy
Very Christmas spice. Cinnamon as f
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/13/2019
Love it
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!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2019
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2019
LEO APPROVEDperfect for fall
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/06/2019
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/05/2019
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Smells like axe
It just reminded me of axe. Its not a bad smell. But i wanted something different
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Oily
Nice
Smells great
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/24/2019
Manly fall/ winter smell love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/17/2019
Classic
This is a classic scent, much like the original. Intense but not over powering.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/15/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Oily
Very nice!
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/09/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Normal
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/14/2019
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Vintage
great classic cologne, a little sweet smelling for my tastes
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
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)
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/12/2019
Very nice
Strong at first but settles quite nicely
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/29/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type: