Yes, he's very clever! For me more unisex and I love to wear it. My second from John Varvatos. First I got Artisan and Dark Rebel as rehearsals. I have taken the nobleman Artisan directly to my heart, but I haven't bought him yet ;-) Fortunately I got Dark Rebel as a present, he is my favorite for every day. It was clear I wanted more of Varvatos. So I blindly ordered this impressive charmer and didn't regret!
It is extraordinary, as well as great and combines all the properties that stand for a special fragrance. Eau de Toilette, in my case 125 ml. Because the EdT is, it fits, in my opinion, very nicely in spring and summer.
This fragrance develops differently than I know from men's perfumes. I'd say "reverse." At first it is beautifully soft and elegant, carried by citrus-orange notes (Calabrian bergamot, Spanish lemon, Valencian orange). He does not scream for masculinity, he hints at freshness and greets almost too sweetly. "Yummy" would be an absolutely wrong expression here, because it's much more than just yummy. It is a little tingling and very aromatic, no ordinary citrus notes, but directly a beautiful sound of several expressive components that make you want more.
This pleasure develops in an instant into a unique floral-fresh bouquet. Now it smells a little dark, refined and simply delicious! This interplay of coffee tree flower, jasmine, coriander seed, cardamom, orange blossom is very impressive. I don't smell single components out, but perceive it as a wonderful whole.
And then comes the surprise that was already felt at the beginning. When I first thought it was almost too "flowery" for a men's fragrance, the fine bitter note slowly comes to light. This note is masculine and gives off an excellent fragrance colour. There are fine woods paired with sensual tonka beans. Spicy fresh Angelica root and flowery sweet musk grains give the Artisan Pure its unmistakable character.
This exciting fragrance makes this Artisan Pure the quick-change artist! At the beginning "tender" and at the end really smart!
The bottle is not as stylish as the Dark Rebel. Too bad, it doesn't match this sophistication. Also the durability is not so tingling, after 4-5 hours it becomes very easy, but for me no problem, then I spray more often. With the size of 125 ml and a reasonable price I like to do it ;-)