Best John Varvatos Colognes and Perfumes for Men

Are you a fan of fashion? maybe, you’ve heard about John Varvatos, who a famous menswear designer. With great creativity and intrinsic edge as some of his greatest trademarks, he is a perfectionist in his industry, especially in the colognes industry. In fact, it can be argued he settles for nothing less than perfect! Sit back and watch Top 9 Best John Varvatos Colognes and Perfumes for Men Reviews in 2022, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fragrance.

The fascinating thing about is he always finds out a way to turn regular and mundane designs into lively and original creations, making sure his brand has brilliant and unique. So, you can only imagine how set apart from the crowd and unique a JV perfume would make you.


John Varvatos considers Dark Rebel to be the most personal cologne he has ever launched. It is a cool, sensual fragrance designed to unleash the rebel in the man. It appeals to your inner rebel with a unique scent that is one of a kind.

Notes: A mixture of tobacco leaves, Jamaican rum, resinous woods, black leather, and black pepper give this scent an untamed edge that will enchant you (and perhaps your significant other) from the minute you use it.

Packaging: The packaging of John Varvatos Dark Rebel Eau de Toilette is inspired by the intoxicating bad-boy attitude of your favorite rock ‘n roll band and black leather.

Usage: Advertised under the slogan “From Darkness Comes Light,” this is a smoky oriental cologne that is perfect for the cool months and your nights out on the town.

The cologne will make you remember the vintage leather jackets from the glory days of rock ‘n roll, and the men who wore them.


John Varvatos Cologne for Men EDT launched in 2004, this men’s fragrance strikes a great balance — it feels very confident and sophisticated yet bold

Notes: The scent is complex with notes of fig, Indian fig leaf, coriander, leather, clary sage, and lime plum, spiced with touches of pepper, cinnamon, and woody accords of cedar and sandalwood.

Packaging: Like most of the rest of the Varvatos cologne line, this is available in 125ml or 75ml in a smoked black glass bottle with a leather belly nice and band, solid-feeling metal cap. The rest of the colognes in the series use a slightly retro, simple bottle and embellish it in the mood of the fragrance.

Usage: Oriental fragrances always feel more like evening wear and this is no exception. I’d recommend wearing it in spring/winter/fall. It would feel a bit heavy in the summertime. Apparently, Jimmy Fallon is also a fan of this men’s perfume. It perfect for a winter date night or evening out.


Scent: Oud EDP by John Varvatos weaves together a luxurious and rich oriental scent with ancient roots, incorporating the deeply aromatic and much sought-after oud oil. It is a seductive scent steeped in luxury, with a mysterious twist that is hard to define.

Notes: Levantine cypress, Sweet tobacco, and juniper berries make up the aromatic top notes of this scent, while the core is blended from delicate florals and sensuous spices, all underlined by the presence of the titular oud oil. Fragrant woods, the signature black leather, and resins accord all come together to make this distinctive blend.

This scent has an unmistakable and distinct personality, unforgettable and long-lasting. The combination of spices means that it’s a bold scent and not suited for casual and day wear.

Usage: John Varvatos Oud will keep your senses warm during the long winter months and wrap you in mystery. Wear this scent for a special night out (or any special occasion) during the winter holidays.


The next sensuous, aromatic scent with a spicy, warm appeal… in Top 9 Best John Varvatos Colognes and Perfumes for Men Reviews in 2021. It is John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette

Scent: Vintage is a name that represents this scent in both the olfactory and aesthetic senses. It has won the hearts of many, thanks to undeniably masculine authenticity and its rugged.

Packaging: Wrapped in a swatch of the unique black leather that is integral to this range of perfume, and encased in a rounded brown bottle, this cologne creates a stylish first impression.

Notes: Crafted from quince paste, rhubarb, juniper berries, and cinnamon leaves. It is an undeniably masculine blend comprised of the chypre family with a distinguished leather background and a spicy core. A vital introduction soon gives way to the scent of Yugoslavian oak and extra pure patchouli rounded off by rare woods, tobacco, and notes of suede.

Usage: It is a sensuous and smooth blend with a warm appeal great for cooler evening and weather wear.


Scent: For anyone looking for a bad boy perfume with a dash of freshness, Dark Rebel Rider really hits you at first scent. The scent establishes an air of darkness with smoky leather, woodiness, incense, and resin tones. Some citrus and vanilla notes give this powerful fragrance a clean, nice finish.

Notes: This  John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider EDT scent kicks off with notes of aldehydes, bitter orange, saffron, marjoram, and hyssop, which eventually give way to orris, osmanthus, rock rose, black violet, olibanum, resin, and tolu balsam. Its base notes – Russian leather, vanilla, cacao, atlas, cedar, wood,  patchouli – solidify this as a masculine fragrance.

Usage: This is one of those scents that isn’t for everyone – some describe the fragrance as off-putting and overly dark. It’s best used for a casual night out on cold days. It lasts longer than some of the lighter John Varvatos fragrances, staying on the skin up to 8-9 hours.


Citrus explosion developing into a floral blend, spicy, followed by a masculine woody impression… The designer pays homage to the art of fine craftsmanship while incorporating a signature modern edge.

Packaging: Every element of John Varvatos Artisan EDT scent, from the linen box and the handwoven cover to the carefully selected ingredients ensures that this men’s perfume stands out for its artistry.

Notes: Crafted from a range of ingredients, including Sicilian clementines, North African Orange tree blossom, tangelo, and ginger roots, this is a burst of citrusy scent rounded off by a woody musk, with a smooth base.

Usage: A versatile perfume, it is equally suited to a business meeting or a casual day. The bright, long-lasting citrus blend works particularly well during warmer summer days.


Scent: When John Varvatos released Artisan Acqua, the fashion house wanted to harness the vibes of and summer freshness and Mediterranean beaches. Artisan Acqua EDT, the fifth fragrance from the designer, delivers on this vision, providing a beachy, fresh scent that still carries a masculine tone, a definite classic.

Notes: This men’s fragrance is overflowing with notes – it opens with a citrus flair, with notes of tangelo(a hybrid of tangerine and pomelo), mandarin, and paradisamide molecule, which leaves the impression of tropical fruits, along with lentic, galbanum, and angelica root.

In the heart, the scent starts to develop old-school and green, masculine scents, with notes of sage, coriander, lavender, Toscano, basil, palmarosa, geranium, and jasmine sambac on a base of patchouli, musk, and fir resin.

It can be said every bottle is handwoven, meaning that no two look exactly the same. The medallion and heavy, metal cap, both engraved with the John Varvatos logo, give it an air of quality and class

Usage: John Varvatos Acqua EDT is ideal for summer daytime wear. One downside: longevity is short. It only lasts about 3-4 hours.


Scent: John Varvatos Artisan Blu bottles up the experience of swimming with the sun shining above you and in crystal-clear blue water. It’s got an aromatic-citrusy scent that’s casual and easy-going. The citrus qualities and freshness make it more of a unisex fragrance than one that’s strictly for men.

Notes: Top notes feature bergamot, basil, lavender, bitter orange, and chayote, which is related to cucumbers and melons. The heart has notes of iris, geranium palmarosa, clary sage, and orange blossom absolute, while the base carries cedar, pine, patchouli, pistachio resin, and tamarisk wood.

Usage: Despite the long list of notes, Artisan Blu wears close to the skin and simply. The fragrance has an understated elegance to it, which makes it perfect for daily use on warmer days. It’s a scent that will leave you feeling confident and vibrant.


John Varvatos Star USA EDT marks a definite departure from the classic and stylish fragrances of the John Varvatos line. A collaboration with John Varvatos Star USA, Elizabeth Arden shoots for a much more urban, contemporary vibe than the other JV offerings.

Scent: Overall, this is pleasant, but non-unique scent. It opens with citrusy notes that give way to ginger, which then opens up to a slightly woodsy. It also lacks longevity and was gone within 2 hours.

Notes: Top notes include red ginger from juniper berries, Laos, and cedrat. The heart has blue spruce, green cardamom absolute, and osmanthus absolute, while the base has Venezuela tonka, vetiver, and Delcambre.

Usage: Star USA is good for fall and spring, but it will get drowned out quickly in the harsher months. The scent suitable for daily, but there are definitely more interesting options for your everyday perfume.

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