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Redemption at last! I don't have to shower anymore ...
Finally it's getting warmer! It's the middle of April now and the sun comes out more and more often. Soon it will be time again and we can go out in T-shirts and shorts. The beaches, lakes and swimming pools will open again and then he will be back! Summer!
With this view in front of me, I set out in search of a perfume that I could wear throughout the summer, that would give me the freshness and lightness I wanted on a hot summer's day. Did I find it? More about this now.
"Artisan" is a perfume created by John Varvatos. John Varvatos, a well-known name in the fashion world, stands for masculine, stylish fashion. After Jeremy Fragrance called this fragrance a "Badboy soap smell" and after I had heard that John Varvatos had developed this perfume as a memory of his homeland Greece (I have Greek ancestors myself), I realized ... i have to try this scent.
When I first sprayed this perfume on my skin, I was positively surprised. It actually smelled like I just had a fresh shower. I watched the scent, saw how it developed and was surprised again. There was no development. Perfumes change over time, the top note disappears after a few minutes, after a few hours the base note comes through, but not so with this fragrance. Artisan smells the same to me from start to finish. Of course the fragrance gets weaker over time, but it doesn't change its aspects.
But how is the fragrance structured in detail? Since I have not noticed any change in the fragrance, not even after several attempts, I only go into my overall impression. The proportion of citrus plants is particularly striking here: orange, minneloa, mandarin and clementine. In essence, these four Artisan give his character. Minneloa is particularly interesting, as this fruit is a mixture of mandarin and grapefruit and gives the perfume a slightly bitter note. All other parts support this core and try to keep this citric freshness as long as possible. But where is this "Badboy" part now? That masculine style John Varvatos is known for? Personally, I don't see him here. In my opinion, this fragrance is even more of a unisex fragrance, so it can be worn by both men and women. Is there anything against using this fragrance just because it is not very masculine? No, not at all. Whoever wants to smell fresh and citric is in perfect hands here. For me this fragrance is a great choice for the summer. It is inconspicuous and yet perceptible, it gives you a great freshness and even on the hottest days this fragrance will never disturb, but probably only then unfold its full character. I've already received some compliments for that. For me a beautiful fragrance that will come into my collection.
What about the Sillage and the durability often criticized here? Well, "Artisan" doesn't have a Sillage cloud. He's not a monster blowing through the air 20 yards behind you. But despite everything it is well perceptible for the people in the surrounding area. Something that's a big plus for me. I find it advantageous to have fragrances that are not always full pot present. For me the Sillage fits here very well to the fragrance.
The durability of "Artisan" I have felt quite better than one would think it, the ratings here forum after judging. For eight hours, the scent was good for me to smell. This is now for a Eua de Toilette no brilliant time, but by acceptable.
The bottle is designed in the typical John Varvato style, as a woven rattan-covered hip flask. The color of the rattan here is brown. There is nothing else on the bottle, only below there is an oval sticker with information like: 75ml, Eau de Toilette etc... The spray head is light gray and it is written in lightly punched letters:
The lid for the perfume is very solid and also has a good weight and seems very high quality. It is in a slightly darker grey and here also stands twice, on opposite sides, in the typical font for this designer:
The design gives a lot and gets good points from me. A disadvantage is that the perfume is not very stable and you really have to be careful not to knock it over. In addition, the spray head is not of very high quality and sprays small, more targeted shocks.
The packaging also looks good. The rectangular box is dark brown at the top and otherwise
printed in light brown "linen shirt style". On the front is a second time in the font of the designer:
EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY
2.5 FL. OZ. 75ml e
On the back side it says in several languages:
Each bottle of John Varvatos Artisan is a hand woven, unique creation.
Further information about the product can be found on the underside. Inside the packaging, which is also dark brown, like the lid, was still a sachet of silica gel.
Overall a very nice and stylish packaging, matching the product.
"Artisan" by John Varvatos is a perfume for the summer, for the hot days and will be used extensively by me the next months. A perfume that only increases the desire for summer. A good buy!
PS: Since I got this perfume, I still have to shower ... but you can't have everything.