Artisan 2009Eau de Toilette

Artisan (Eau de Toilette) by John Varvatos
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Artisan (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2009. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Revlon.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSicilian clementine, Provençal lavender, Marjoram, Minneola tangelo, Mandarin orange, Thyme
Heart Notes Heart NotesGinger, African orange blossom, Indian orange jessamine
Base Notes Base NotesGeorgywood®, Kephalis, Serenolide,

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (239 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (181 Ratings)

Sillage

5.7 (173 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (191 Ratings)
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Coemgen
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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:

john varvatos
ARTISAN

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:

john varvatos
ARTISAN

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:

john Varvatos

Artisan
EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY
VAPORISATEUR
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.

Conclusion
"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.
7.5
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
RiverRun83
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Helpful Review    6  
Like a day at the lake...
...that's how I feel Varvato's scent. It begins with this citrically herbaceous prelude, which is preserved throughout the entire course of the fragrance, insofar as one can seriously speak of a course at all.
In my opinion, the head note, heart note and base note blur so quickly into each other that at most a course can be seen towards the end, but more about this later.

The head and heart notes combine various citric notes with lavender, marjoram, thyme and ginger. I can imagine some of these scents within this scent mixture, I can't smell them as an independent note, but that doesn't matter either. When I sniff this scent I always think of a day at the lake or on a remote beach at the edge of a forest. The sun shines on bushes and grass, on a meadow this perhaps a few days before was mowed. People lie in the sun a breath of sun cream is blown by the wind... yes one gets immediately desire to lie down in the sun and a light summer breeze around the nose to let blow...

Unfortunately this smell, as already mentioned earlier, quickly runs out of puff, after 2-3 hours it is increasingly only very close to sniff and that gets worse at higher temperatures unfortunately (at least with me).
Now of course you could spray it occasionally but be careful here because even if you hardly notice it when spraying once at the end of the fragrance's shelf life, the base note remains and, as you can see above, it is very synthetically embossed. Last summer I had the feeling that this synthetic base intensified with each after-spray and after two after-sprays on a hot day I suddenly felt the fragrance very severe, almost stinging.
Unfortunately, this experience ruined my scent for the summer, but especially for sunny spring days, which still have moderate temperatures just below 20°C, it is ideal and spreads the first hint of summer days at the lake....

I find the bottle to the fragrance theme successfully designed, as well as various other flacons of Varvatos. In the 75 ml version it is also quite handy.
4
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4
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fortezza
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Waltzing Mathilda?
Fragrances unfold differently on different skin types. But just as the song is neither about a waltz nor about a girl named Mathilde, Artisan's nose is not about various citrus fruits and tobacco. As soon as head and heart are gone, unfortunately much too fast gone, only an overfull ashtray with ginger lemonade remains for me. The latter even draws attention to herself in a stabbing way. Now, at the latest, I have to take a shower. A shame about the successful bottle
9.5
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8
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
Brightstar

18 Reviews
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Superb Citrus Scent Projection (9.125/10)
Scent
Super strong and fresh of citrus scent. Top notes is superb with citrus scent and may give the energizing aura. Base notes is almost nothing.

Longevity
The longevity of the scent is in the middle, between okay and medium.
For non 4-seasons countries, the scent is very suitable for morning use. Its too strong scent for an evening/night use. The longevity can be long-last around 3-4 hours.
For the 4-seasons countries, the longevity is around 5-6 hours.

Performance
The performance is superb on the top notes. The base note almost no scent at all. That is why the longevity is quite low.

Sillage
The sillage is superb on the first 30 minutes. The citrus scent is superb.

Uniqueness
The uniqueness of John Varvatos Artisan is the bottle and the top notes. If this fragrance go through re-formulation towards the longevity, this fragrance may bring a new dimension for citrus fragrance.

Bottle Design
The basic bottle design is a signature of John Varvatos fragrance. For this Artisan, it is a very well mixture of modern design and traditional art of bottle-body cover. Superb attraction of John Varvatos Artisan.
6.5
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1
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1
Sillage
10
Bottle
Omid2am

25 Reviews
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tangerine juice ....
great citrus scent but unfortunately very poor longevity and silage is nothing i love the scent but i cant use it any more it can be a air freshener

Statements

EdP4hommeEdP4homme 2 months ago
7
Scent
2
Longevity
2
Sillage
9
Bottle
nice cheap fresh clementine with a synthetic vibe, short lasting! wonerful bottle, but ,must re-apply every 30min.
ElysiumElysium 8 months ago
10
Scent
Against all odds, a scent I love. Very citrusy and flowery, orange blossom and jasmine are superb, Georgywood adds a sense of cleanness
Treznoez007Treznoez007 1 year ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Masculine fragrance but not lasting
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Wonderfull mediterranean style bottle! Magnific citrus-tangerine zesty opening and a clean woody accord for the drydownn. Poor performance.
BrightstarBrightstar 3 years ago
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
Superb citrus scent. A very good sillage. Unique bottle. A very suitable to wear on a day and summer.

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