Artisan Pure 2017

Artisan Pure by John Varvatos
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Artisan Pure is a popular limited perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2017. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by Revlon. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Petitgrain, Woods, Iris, Citrus notes

Ratings

Scent

8.0 | 491 Ratings

Longevity

6.9 | 450 Ratings

Sillage

6.6 | 448 Ratings

Bottle

8.6 | 476 Ratings

Value for money

8.4 | 34 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 11.01.2021.
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Earthquake
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From Jurassic Park to Miami Vice
Short and crisp...I love this fragrance !!!
Artisan Pure by John Varvatos ...what a horny summer scent !

At the beginning you have the feeling to be slain by a quite penetrating lemon note paired with slightly sweetish mandarin...but then these wonderful woody notes come in and the fragrance develops in an almost indescribably beautiful direction.
This effervescence of fruit scents combined with these wonderfully balanced woody scents, makes Artisan Pure a perfect summer scent ! Loose, fruity, tangy....dennoch maskluin, worldly and confident.

Even though I don't like to let Jeremy hang out, I'm sad to say that I see the same thing in this scent as he does ... the guy from Miami Vice , strolling down Ocean Drive.
Elegant white suit, yet casually wearing the shirt open with the chest hair clearly sticking out... why? Because he can! Because he has the confidence and because he is life experienced!
Jeremymode off! :D

The SECOND image that immediately popped into my head was the Elder Gentleman from Jurassic Park. The good old John Hammond with his dream of a dinosaur theme park has possibly easily overtaken. :) Yes, he's not as fruity bubbly as he used to be, as his walking stick clearly signals...but still, there's a fire burning inside him! A fire and an enthusiasm for his Jurassic Park! He is also stylishly dressed in white and radiates his enthusiasm at all times. On him, I see that scent of citrusy sweet scents with the nice woodiness as well.

At this point I would also like to talk briefly about the flacon...
The bottle radiates exactly what the fragrance is!!! A Mediterranean summer fragrance !
I think the white wicker shows very well that the illusion of Miami Vice and the John Hammond sound quite fitting....because they both wear white too. :D

Let's come to the conclusion....
Very nice scent for pretty much any situation in the summer! This fragrance tells stories....of different ambitious men! Sparkling fruity, yet masculine, confident and experienced he radiates.
Price-wise I find him well positioned and the durability can be seen for a citrus fragrance quite well.... ( about 6 hours).
From me there is an absolute purchase recommendation for all those who have reached the age of 25...because the "experience and masculinity" he exudes works in my opinion only from this age at the earliest. However, this is only my opinion and should younger in no case deter from a purchase. :D

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Electus
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Helpful Review    2  
Next summer will come for sure...
If you scour the internet for good summer fragrances, it doesn't take long to come across a white, rattan-covered bottle: John Varvatos Artisan Pure. Loved by some, rejected by some... and not without reason.

About the fragrance:
Just the opening of Artisan Pure is the decisive factor, why some people can not do anything with this fragrance: Pungent lemon, almost reminiscent of toilet stone. Too bad.
But after a few minutes, the woods come out so slowly and a pleasantly creamy, citrusy-woody drydown develops, which in hot weather its full potential. Unobtrusive, refreshing and unique. Simply brilliant and perfect for the summer.

To the durability & Sillage:
Unfortunately, the H / S of Artisan Pure leaves much to be desired. Especially the sillage is weak, only at very close contact, the scent is perceived by others. But since it is still a citrus freshie for the summer, I can certainly cope with that.

To the flacon:
The bottle of Artisan Pure is just great and unique. This white rattan literally screams summer, sun and beach and makes the bottle a beautiful addition to the shelf.
Unfortunately, however, there is also a point of criticism here, namely the atomizer. This is unfortunately anything but good. What is with other atomizers a single spray, can be with this atomizer like times two to three sprays. Very bad.

On the price-performance ratio:
The price-performance ratio is very good. The 125ml bottle you can get with a little research for just under 50€, which is absolutely fine for the quality of the fragrance.

CONCLUSION:
John Varvatos Artisan Pure is a citrus-fresh everyday fragrance for the summer, which opens with a harsh lemon, but then can convince with an all the better, wonderfully creamy drydown. Unobtrusive and unique.
The very moderate H/S can be forgiven a citrus fragrance quite.
Flacon & price-performance ratio are right.
I would buy it again. :)

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Spitzbub
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The smell of summer
If you could capture summer and squeeze it into a bottle, Artisan Pure would probably do it. One of my absolute favourite fragrances for summer and on warm days. The citrusy freshness, the beautiful iris note and the woods harmonize perfectly with this Artisan offshoot.

The durability is not severe, just like the Sillage, but with which summery scent is this already the case. The scent is convincing here all along the line and is suitable for the office as well as the gym or a day at the beach. The very pleasant and intrusive scent always reminds me of my holidays in Greece and puts me in positive Vibes.

The price-performance ratio is just as good and could be a door opener into the world of John Varvatos.
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Oldish2002

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Oldish2002
Oldish2002
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My 1st Artisan Fragrance
I must admit that I expected more. It smells pretty good but a little synthetic too. Fresh, floral, citrusy and a bit woody as well. I now get the "miami" feeling that hyped this fragrance. It really smells very clean, sharp and invigorating. Good enough to cheer you up. I also get a bit of bitterness that I really like.
Longevity is decent. 6-8 hours range and subtle projection. Not too far not too strong but present enough to make yourself known when people are coming closer. It's that type of fragrance that I really enjoy for the warmer days. Being not that strong, you can wear it whenever you want. Casual, special occasions, office , dates and so on. Price is also good for it.
Even If I expected more I am still recommending it.
Overall rating : 8/10
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Pitanios
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Time will tell
Finally, I hold the fragrance in my hand with the bottle that looks like pure summer, and I'm looking forward to the first spray in the direction of Miami Beach.

After the first contact with my skin, I was really disappointed... ...citric citric citric citric. A world fell apart for me. But then the woody one slowly fought its way through and in this combination it was by far the BEST and UNIQUE summer smell I have ever smelled.

Simply only GEIL !
I can only recommend it !!
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MikeMike

35 Reviews
MikeMike
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Citrous with soapy notes
If I needed to summarise it in short, I would say Citrous with soapy notes. This is what I'm getting. The good thing is that there is the addition of musk, making it spicier less grandma soapy. Because of that musk spiciness, I would say, yes, it is perfect for summer, but not for a very hot summer, perhaps summer evenings because it is a bit on a heavy side.
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donkeys, bad waiters and other side dishes
if you don't want my novel, just read the short version below.

about the history:

1. he is one I never want to miss, without whom it is unbearable at the sea or at 40 degrees on the terrace.

well, except on the same terrace, a donkey is grazing, which defecates tom Ford's mandarino d'amalfi.

students don't have that. not the terrace, not the donkey and also not the great mandarino - which by the way is really similar to this one, only younger and more urban, less rustic and less flowery.

2. but he's also one of those people who can't even put a tired smile on your lips. bright eyes or a "wooow, that's fragrance art" is clearly missing. but it can't go away either, no.

3. you have to give him credit for the fact that the opening (phew, believe bergamot, tangerine, iris, petitgrain) is insanely natural but also harmonious.
...almost like a high-priced - and with love homemade - fruit sorbet it comes along. you want to eat or drink it - but only in the first minutes - in any case. i at least
a good half hour later comes the "like the waiters in venice" part of the fragrance - the part where tipping is more painful...

no question: neatly dressed, polite, sober, clean and mainstream but not artificially, he comes to the table - but only after three waves and then only briefly.

he brings without words a solid cedar garnished with "clean musk" and iris of good quality and disappears directly. no biscuit no extras. and above all no limonchello for the bill.

what's left on the table at the end?

the cedar is like bread: a nice, high-quality side dish. but it doesn't taste good on its own! - but after 3 hours she is alone for miles and miles in this fragrance, at least if you don't reorder. äh sprays.

to finish the description: yes, amber's coming, but not much, I think.

in short:

head: citrus
heart: iris, petitgrain, clean musk
basis: cedar cedar cedar cedar little amber

altogether round, perennial and friendly, but no art.
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Why your first impressions are often wrong...
I am a big fan of John Varvatos' work, and Artisan Pure is a major reason for that.

At the first approach Artisan Pure actually doesn't smell very good to me - it opens with unbalanced and much too strong notes of marjoram and iris root. Fortunately the roughness disappears quickly and Artisan Pure reveals its aromas of citrus fruits, thyme and ginger. After just a few minutes, the fragrance opens completely and becomes a perfect powdery summer scent!

After the short opening phase and during most of the drying phase, one is able to smell strong chords of lemon, thyme and tangerine with a hint of musk. Unlike similar summery scents, Artisan Pure is quite complex.

And although Artisan Pure was launched as a men's fragrance, I can well imagine that it can also be worn as a feminine fragrance - the powdery dry period allows the fragrance to remain present even in hot, humid weather, while the thyme and citrus notes give it new life.

Sillage: Here Artisan Pure shines - you can immediately perceive a hint of lemon without being overwhelmed. After a moment, the lingering ginger and musk lend this non-intrusive EdT a more subdued but pleasant presence.

Shelf life: I was really surprised how long Artisan Pure lasted on my skin - I could still feel it 6+ hours later!

Versatility: Given the presence of musk and ambergris underground, I can see how the citrus and aroma chords work from the beginning of spring to the end of autumn.

Originality: I have found few summer perfumes as complex as Artisan Pure. Especially in an EdT - it works, lasts and leaves a great impression!
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High praise from good old Jeremy, there must be something to it, I thought and tested him.
Thanks to Jeremy, I was very hot and curious about this fragrance and so I bought it. A top candidate, for the high summer and warmer days.

Fragrance: 9/10 citric, fresh, woody has a unique touch and super for over 30 degrees, plus a pleasant feel-good factor for the summer.

Shelf life: 7/10 for that it is a fresh scent, it is completely acceptable.

Sillage: 6/10 Something above skin level is already well perceived.

There is absolutely nothing you can say against the bottle, it is simply magnificent and fits perfectly for that summer feeling
A little tip on the side: In summer I would put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours and then put it on top ;D
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MrFloral
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The summer bathroom fragrance
Ok, the title is a bit exaggerated, but the journey definitely goes into this direction.

The flacon is an eye-catcher - at least from a distance. When you hold it in your hand, the stylish Gelfecht looks rather cheap. The bottle also shows small scratches and scrapes. Nothing bad, but more appearance than reality. Nevertheless a nice idea with the net pattern and it shows that a reasonable design can be created at a reasonable price.

What is annoying, though, is the atomizer. It is definitely weak and not fine enough. For comparison with TF products I spray e.g. 2 x breast + 1 x crook of the arm each = 4x. With Artisan Pure I had to spray approx. 8x, because simply too little comes out or the fog does not appear fine enough.

To the fragrance

The top note starts very citric and I can understand the comparison of some reviews with bath and WC products. Also here it should be noted that this is only a similarity/nuance. So it doesn't smell directly like WC cleaner - fortunately :) Despite the intensive citrus, which is synthetic, the scent is pleasantly refreshing. Surely perfect for hot days.

I must confess that I perceive only a fraction of the fragrances indicated. Of the citric ones, it is rather the lemon and some orange and that very concentrated. Afterwards the scent becomes more and more soapy. Again it is a nuance that reminds of soap without one could say that it now smells 1:1 like that. Fresh and clean, almost like on a department store toilet but only almost.

The basic scent consists mainly of this light soap smell. Otherwise I don't really care much about - heart notes, nil to me. In any case you smell fresh for several hours - perfect for warm weather. But also noticeably synthetic. That goes with the price point however okay.

The silage is ok, i.e. a miniradius can be filled but a space filler is not available here. The shelf life is ok for a summer scent. I guess the citrus scent lasted for about 1-2h and then gradually settled. The soap freshness lasts the next 2-3h. So from 4-5h the whole thing was just a skin scent with me. But it lasted for a few more hours, but only very weakly. In hot weather I can imagine that especially with the silage something is still going on. I had tested on warm spring days and the scent didn't get further than it should aka ~arm length ;)

Overall, I would say an OK scent. Value for money is good. From the fragrance point of view one or the other designer could be even more pleasant with a worse performance. As a showcase eye-catcher (at a distance) the bottle is definitely usable. Personally, I wouldn't buy it, because it is too concentrated and too synthetic. It was definitely worth a test and should I get the other artisans between the figner I will certainly stick my nose into it
Mr. Floral
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CnFCnF 4 months ago
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9
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A good perfume for hot seasons.Citrusy first. With the passage of time it becomes more woody without being overpowering. Average performance
Finerthings8Finerthings8 4 months ago
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It is a joke of a parfum! Just a skin scent after a few hours. It has been hyped by few youtubers. There are better options in this categor.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 5 months ago
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Strong opening with the petitgrain and the citrus. Then, it gets smoother, fresh and floral with a nice non-powdery iris and some woods.
Dan81Dan81 8 months ago
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9
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Sharp Iris with piercing Citrus. I agree with Jeremy that this fits spring/summer parties with white linen clothing/party. Crisp
KimJongKimJong 11 months ago
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John Varvatos's best fragrance. It's not a very great thing, but it's rare to make a better choice when it comes to neatness.
LemonadiLemonadi 12 months ago
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Ibiza in a bottle. Wear a white linen shirt, play some deep house, enjoy nature, wear this fragrance. What you see is what you get.
BumpyumaBumpyuma 1 year ago
7.5
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Strong opening - less than okay smell - Projects below average for 1.5 hours - wanting it to end.
KingPinKingPin 2 years ago
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A very fresh take on the classic summer citrus. There is a tropical note backdrop that I’m not very fond of, but it probably works for some.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
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This refreshing creamy citrus cologne is just magnific. In the Varvatos line is second only to Dark Rebel Rider. Truly recomended!
AdityoAdityo 3 years ago
This perfume easily outlasts all other flankers of this house. Hands down one the best from the house of John Varvatos.

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