Oud by John Varvatos
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Oud is a popular perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Revlon.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesTobacco, Levantine cypress, Hyssop, Clary sage, Juniper berry
Heart Notes Heart NotesPersian saffron, Laotian cinnamon, Malabar pepper, Sri Lankan cardamom, Zanzibar clove, Osmanthus absolute, Turkish rose absolute, Egyptian jasmine absolute
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Lebanon cedar, Spanish labdanum, Myrrh, Opoponax, Frankincense, Black leather, Amber

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (102 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (84 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (88 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (106 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 02.12.2020.
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
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Bottle
Darkbeat

192 Reviews
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Oud by John Varvatos
This perfume did not stop recommending me a good friend, and I never paid attention, I do not know, maybe the brand did not attract me enough, but big mistake ... at the end of so much tell me, I bought a 10ml decant on eBay, and here I am today to recommend it to you, lovers of woody orientals, because it is a surprising oriental, in the style of Amouage, but more bearable and westernized, beautiful.

From beginning to end the oud and the incense run through the aroma, with one exception, while the oud remains firm and notorious, the incense is ethereal and vaporous, allowing certain smoky nuances in a soft and mild way. In the beginning, it highlights the freshness of the cypress, the berries, the sage and a slight smoky let, a rough woody beginning, but fresh, balsamic and sweet. Then, the freshness is lost and the spices make their appearance, creating a very spicy and somewhat smoky oud aroma, with a slight touch of exquisite sweet tobacco, in which you can see an ethereal rose vapor that floats in the air and gives the floral counterpoint to so much spice, perfectly balanced. Gradually and coming to an end, the perfume is filled with nuances of resins, sweet, smoked, warm, on which rests an oud accustomed to a very elegant fineness.

The oud of this perfume is not the typical dirty and medicated oud, it is very well executed and it is an intense, spicy and balsamic woody aroma, very of the western taste, so it is a very good option to start to know this wood of East.

The duration has been a shame, having a spectacular aroma, perfectly passable by a niche, its performance is regular high, lasting about 6 or 7 hours in skin, with a moderate wake from the beginning, although somewhat more noticeable at the start. Nor should we be so hard on him, since, although the aroma seems niche, its price is not excessive, so you should not ask the elm pears. It is a night perfume of fresh or temperate climates, which has left me with a very good taste, I do not rule out acquiring a full bottle. I recommend your test.This perfume did not stop recommending me a good friend, and I never paid attention, I do not know, maybe the brand did not attract me enough, but big mistake ... at the end of so much tell me, I bought a 10ml decant on eBay, and here I am today to recommend it to you, lovers of woody orientals, because it is a surprising oriental, in the style of Amouage, but more bearable and westernized, beautiful.

From beginning to end the oud and the incense run through the aroma, with one exception, while the oud remains firm and notorious, the incense is ethereal and vaporous, allowing certain smoky nuances in a soft and mild way. In the beginning, it highlights the freshness of the cypress, the berries, the sage and a slight smoky let, a rough woody beginning, but fresh, balsamic and sweet. Then, the freshness is lost and the spices make their appearance, creating a very spicy and somewhat smoky oud aroma, with a slight touch of exquisite sweet tobacco, in which you can see an ethereal rose vapor that floats in the air and gives the floral counterpoint to so much spice, perfectly balanced. Gradually and coming to an end, the perfume is filled with nuances of resins, sweet, smoked, warm, on which rests an oud accustomed to a very elegant fineness.

The oud of this perfume is not the typical dirty and medicated oud, it is very well executed and it is an intense, spicy and balsamic woody aroma, very of the western taste, so it is a very good option to start to know this wood of East.

The duration has been a shame, having a spectacular aroma, perfectly passable by a niche, its performance is regular high, lasting about 6 or 7 hours in skin, with a moderate wake from the beginning, although somewhat more noticeable at the start. Nor should we be so hard on him, since, although the aroma seems niche, its price is not excessive. It is a night perfume of fresh or temperate climates, which has left me with a very good taste, I do not rule out acquiring a full bottle. I recommend your test.
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Longevity
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Sillage
9
Bottle
Carlitos01

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Helpful Review    4  
An western heavenly oud scent
The combinations of main notes I love the best in any OUD fragrance are:
Top - Tobacco
Middle - Rose
Bottom - Oud + Incense
Those notes are perfectly blended in John Varvatos Oud fragrance. I just love it. Great scent and great value for money, but its street price is rising every monyh.
It's not a powerhouse but the up to 7~8 hours of practical longevity and 4~5 feet top sillage may be enough. It's a very appealing and alluring oud scent!!!

My rates for John Varvatos Oud::
Scent opening:............9.0
Scent drydown:...........9.0
Longevity:....................7.0
Sillage:.........................6.0
Versatility:...................7.5
Wearability..................7.5
Uniqueness:................9.0
Compliments:.............8.5
Quality:........................9.5
Presentation:..............9.5
Price:............................9.0 (currently its price peaks at more than 50 Euros the 125ml flask. My 125 ml John Varvatos Oud costed me 32 Euros)

Average:....................8.31 / 10,00
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on "John Varvato's Oud":
In terms of global scent it's one of the best ouds I tried. Probably due to its magnific scent, it's becoming dearer every month. I may complain about the under average performance for an oriental woody fragrance. However a bigger performance could also mean a cloying perfume.
Blind buy worthy? No! Test it on your skin before any buying decision as in any oud fragrance. For me it's a must buy!

Music: Maurice Jarre's "Lawrence of Arabia" movie theme

Statements

AcconymousAcconymous 26 days ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Smooth, sophisticated blend, niche quality. Alluring tho oud doesn't stand out much but mostly incense. Avg performance. For cooler days.
LemonadiLemonadi 10 months ago
10
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Like a church on Christmas Day. Wooden benches, incense in the air. Not that much oud.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 1 year ago
9
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
The notes are perfectly blended in John Varvatos Oud. I just love it. Great scent and great value for money, but the performance is low.
AmberScentAmberScent 2 years ago
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
This is a superb complex oud fragrance. I pity its near poor performance typical of Varvatos perfumes. Otherwise it would be a smashing hit.

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