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Summer may come! Spring is already here
Being outside in the fresh air during the last days was an absolute must. Enjoying the sun, recharging your batteries with vitamin D3, walking alone in the park or lying in the garden and thinking about a holiday that won't happen for a while. Wear John Varvato's Artisan Pure perfume and you'll feel that summer is within reach.
Artisan Pure embodies everything an all-round all-rounder for the summer: a white one with a bottle decorated with light wood, the cloudy white colour like a frozen magarita, lemon, petitgrain. You feel like lying in the sun under a parasol. Yes - the Frozen Margarita fits perfectly into the staging. It doesn't take much, then already in a simple knitted fragrance everything is there to create a summery atmosphere. Also: If a man were to appear in the Raffaello advertisement, on this dream beach with palm trees in the background, and blue water - that would be the fragrance he would wear. But that's not to say that the scent is missing coconut, that would certainly make it exciting, but no, it doesn't need that here.
This simplicity makes Artisan Pure a linear fragrance that hardly changes at all. The same from start to finish - lemon, petitgrain, a little wood and a little soap. This soapy touch is reminiscent of iris, but it looks very artificial. However, at this price I cannot expect expensive natural iris oil. Petitgrain, incidentally, is obtained from bitter oranges, more specifically from unripe fruit or leaves. This gives a very tangy and sour impression at the beginning, but it is by no means penetrating. With time in the drydown, white floral notes emerge and give the fragrance a lightness and a little creaminess. But that's not the kind of creaminess I find in Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blance, it's much weaker. I find it a little difficult to compare the two fragrances. Both are citric but different in their own way. The citrus notes in Artisan Pure are much more synthetic but in no way pejorative than "chlorine cleaner". With Edition Blance, the lemon appears to be of a higher quality and overall there is more of a fragrance progression there than with Artisan Pure.
Still, this John Varvatos creation confuses me. I bought the fragrance about a year and a half ago and was pleased to find that the fragrance had a reasonable shelf life. With fresh scents this is certainly not a matter of course. But these days I am negatively surprised. Either I perceived the scent completely wrong or I sprayed too little. Meanwhile it hardly comes over 4.5 hours on the skin, the Sillage is unfortunately very pale. Actually, the scent is quite safe on warm days. But if it would shine a little more, it would not do him any harm. I think most people around you would like it. So he's too shy, although he doesn't need to be.
Whatever. Artisan Pure remains a solid addition to my spring/summer fragrances in my collection - so far at least. But wait and see if I buy it new when the bottle is empty. I'm honestly indifferent to that. Nevertheless: It makes me want to go far away, no matter where I take it and it feels good!