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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
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...
Cologne smells wonderful just it says
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
Not for me
too spicy for my taste
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!
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
Love this one, lasts most of the day, great combo of tobacco and suede.
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.
It was what i expected and works well with my body chemistry!
The smell was very firm but no over powering, so i can use 2 squirts and it will last the entire day.
I had no expectations
Ready for a new scent
A little more spicy scented than I usually prefer but still very pleasant.
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!”
My girl just couldnt get enough of the sexual fragrance appeal of thus cologne.. its a must have to my collection.
Not bad, just not what I expected
Was great for work or play
I never received my product
I never received my product in the mail.
Really enjoyed all day
Has a soft gentle smell.
Nice fresh and clean fragrance
Met my standards and I’m very happy.
A little more jazz and tobacco
I liked the spicy notes, but I was looking for more tobacco or jasmine notes.
It's good while it lasts
Smells great but does not have any longevity.
Everyone loves this one
Good cologne, will become staple scent for me
Smells great and is exactly what I had hoped for in the musky category
One of my favorite
I loved it and more importantly my wife loved it!!!!
Old man smell
It smells like your grandpas house, Tabasco scent too strong. I did not like it at all.
Really like this scent!
It’s too strong for an every day. This would be best for a night time or weekend. Too loud for 9-5 space
Great smell, very sophisticated ! Not the most versatile but very masculine.
John Varvatos vintage
Very overpowering at first but lasts all day. Smells great and I recieved many compliments
It just wasn't enough.
I liked it. It just wasn't enough.
turned alot of heads
its good it has a nice smooth scent to it nice
This is me all the way!
if you could send me 12 bottles of this i would be perfectly happy!
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
Fresh spring scent
It smelled sweet and spicy all at once! Loved how it mixed with my body chemistry
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...
Very good scent that lasts fairly well
It wasn't long lasting.
Nope! Not so much!
Not at all.
Nicely arranged scent and not to overpowering!
Very happy with this scent. Just what I was expecting. Its perfect 👌
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.
I like this cologne, but scent is different than I was expecting.
Too expensive for what you get.
Too much money for what you get not worth it.
Smells soo good wife loves it.
I like it!
Might make you smell like an old man but but I think it's going to make you smell intelligent.
kinda cheap smelling..
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
nice and woodsy!
My husband smelled delicious everyday this cologne lasted. I would definitely buy the full size bottle.
My least favorite so far in the JV lineup
like a sweet pine. masculine, date night.
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
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."
smell doesn't last long
Smells good, but best for an older gentleman.
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.
reminds me of the 40's
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.
Not a huge fan. Just got it to compare to the mall scent. Both are identical. Just wanted to do a field test
It was nice. Bottle too small for $15.
25 to 34
Nice mild sweet n spicy manly smell. This one doesn't hit your throat. Smells like a science professor.Great winter scent.-My opinion.
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