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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
Personality
Classic
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Complexity
Refined

John Varvatos Vintage description

The John Varvatos line of perfumes offers a unique vision of what men’s aromatic fragrances can achieve. Each of his fragrances is intricately laced with layers of different notes, and yet they all present the same style. His perfumes smell like they exist in another time, another century. They’re masculine and aromatic, but also rich and deep, with an Old World, timeless elegance.

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John Varvatos Vintage rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
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
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 1
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: Combination
Another winner from Varvatos
Excellent anytime fragrance for any occasion.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Age: 17 or under
Very Masculine
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/30/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Real nice
Definitely a nighttime scent...got good reactions
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/16/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Very pleased!
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Feminine
Smells like soap. Not a masculine scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/25/2019
Classy
Solid notes of smoke and wood which intermingle in a pleasant manner.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Malj22
Like the scent but does not last long thru the day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Pretty good
A light and fresh scent that doesn’t stay with you all day but is definitely worth the try.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/17/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/22/2018
JV Vintage
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
deep and low notes
great scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
amazing
this product has a great scent and its not too strong just right
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/29/2018
Love the smell. Seems to fade quick
Love the scent of this one but it doesn’t seem to last very long
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/13/2018
Fantastic
Great scent. Both masculine and bold. I really like most John Varvatos products!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Love it
great smelling
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
One of my go-tos
I absolutely love this scent on me. Very masculine, yet soft and sexy. Great for a night out!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/25/2018
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
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/08/2018
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.
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 19
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
very nice
subtle and powerful at the same time
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
A class masculin smell!
Always I Love to use tobacco scent.. This Varvatos has a great impression with masculin confidence.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/03/2018
My husband loves it
Got this for my husband and we both love it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/30/2018
Grows on you
Last a little longer than expected but the scent grows you
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/20/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/18/2018
Beast
Best scent I have tried on scentbird so far. Will be seeking this out in the store at future point in time.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/11/2018
Average
Nice scent. Not too special. I personally prefer Artisan over this one.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
Great
Love the old style scent it has great to wear when just going out and hanging with the guys
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/27/2018
Dope
One of my favorites
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 3
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/27/2018
Good
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
Classic
Another classic scent that anyone can wear n feel great with it on!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
Good not great
Doesn’t last very long, I like the Artisan Blue much better.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/28/2018
John is a bit off
it was ok. Clean...but didnt last very long on my skin.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/22/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/19/2018
Little to classic
More of a elder gentlemen accent. Literally told reminds me of my gigipa... As in great grand father.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/18/2018
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/14/2018
Not bad
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/08/2018
Meh
Smell like a classic musk men's cologne. Nothing too extraordinary
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
Like
I enjoy the smell. It stays for long time. perfect for winter evenings.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/25/2017
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/24/2017
30+ cologne
My first cologne from scent bird. I really like this scent, but it doesnt project long. Smooth, manly smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/24/2017
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2017
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!
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/12/2017
Pretty good fragrance for the winter, it has a spicy/sweet smell to it. Cant go wrong with this one
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/01/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/30/2017
i enjoy this scent it is neither spicy nor citrus like most popular cologne. The woody scent is a more pleasant scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/23/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/19/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/10/2017
The name is a good description. 'Sophisticated Vintage'
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
Nice and smooth, not to strong and ladies seem to enjoy it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/10/2017
A nice spicy, cliente fragrance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/03/2017
A very mature scent. Very nice, but does not last long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2017
Smells really good very vintage.. Only down fall for me scent doesn't not last long... Happy with it. 👞👖🕶️👔
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/02/2017
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!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/31/2017
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/25/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/24/2017
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/18/2017
Decent scent for my first arrival
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/08/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2017
Excellent!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/02/2017
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2017
Great scent, of all the cologne's I've received, this one got the most compliments.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/30/2017
Great scent but it doesn't last
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/24/2017
Love it. One of the better ones I've tried on Scentbird. Nice, classy, masculine. GREAT!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/09/2017
Husband loves it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/08/2017
Great scent. Kind of reminds me of a spicy hugo boss.. Nice i like it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
I like the woodsy, manly smell of this cologne.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
great scent. its modern yet mature and sophisticated
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Amazing love it goung to buy it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Loved this scent...clean and light for everyday wear.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
Nice and masculine, yet, not "in your face" smell. Only thing, it doesn't last as long as I wish.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/27/2017
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....
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/23/2017
Very clean smell. Love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2017
Very very nice
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
This is not a daytime scent unless you work at the place Mad Men is filmed. Blah
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
Great aroma. The ladies love it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/03/2017
Love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2017
Nice smooth scent that's not too overpowering.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/02/2017
Solid, I enjoyed it but not particularly memorable.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/29/2017
I love this
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 21
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/08/2017
Smell like a man with confidence.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
smell great but very strong
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/04/2017
kinda sweet smelling but very good I have enjoyed it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
i liked it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2017
Love this stuff. It ranks very high on my scale
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2017
Love this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2017
Didn't like it at first but then it gets much better after it sets
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Great ...classic feel
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
I did not get this scent. I received a different one. I love John Varvatos, I liked the one I got too.. but didn't get this one
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Postwar generation classic fougere base with a softened pepper note that modernizes. Night or business wear appropriate.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
pretty pretty pretty good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2016
It's a musk scent I find it more suitable for dates and dinner
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/15/2016
It's unique and I love the spicyness. I wish it had more of the leather and tobacco and less spice, but it's a good break from musky or floral scents. Blends well with tobacco smoke too.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/08/2016
Although listed as office, this smells more like an evening sent, a bit heavy for daytime office wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/08/2016
Ok
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/07/2016
Smells great.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/07/2016
Great scent!!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/07/2016
My all time favorite
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/04/2016
Got this as a gift for someone. At first it has an almost aquatic sporty vibe to it, sort of reminiscent of an old aftershave...but the dry down is amazing. Slightly spicy (think Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb), slightly classic (think YSL L'Homme) but with a definite twist that makes the name of this scent appropriate. It feels timeless, but contemporary. It's unique from any other scents I can compare it to. Not overpowering, medium sillage that turns into a cozier more intimate scent you need to be closer to person for, but still manages to give off a little hint of something attractive to those not super close to you while walking by etc. Overall a lovely and versatile scent that feels age appropriate for men of all ages, college to older men. I really enjoy JV's scents (except one), a nice roundout scent for a cologne collection, if you're looking for another scent to complete a growing collection it is a great choice. Feels all seasonal as well, a scent I would not mind encountering in warm or cold weather.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Not for me smells like my dad would wear it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Very nice smelling but not very strong. It doesn't last all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Smells great love it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2016
Very nice scent! Has a soft and mellow vibe to it. Boyfriend loves it on me'
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
A little too sweet
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/24/2016
You know that frat boy who never learned how appropriately and sparingly wear a quality cologne? This is what his dad wears. YUCK!
Reviews: 6
Upvotes: 5
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 24
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/18/2016
Nice. Not overpowering. Has a relaxing bouquet to it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/18/2016
Like John Varvatos but this scent was terriblle.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/14/2016
Been using for a while now, one of my favorites
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/07/2016
Great scent that is subtle enough to wear every day but can also be a good going out cologne.