Vintage by John Varvatos
Bottle Design: Jon Cisler Design
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Vintage is a perfume by John Varvatos for men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-leathery. It is being marketed by Revlon.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSantolina, Juniper berry, White lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Patchouli, Fir balsam
Base Notes Base NotesTobacco, Tonka bean, Suede

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (91 Ratings)

Longevity

5.8 (68 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (68 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (75 Ratings)
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Brightstar
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Underrated Tobacco/Cigar Fragrance (9.5/10)
Scent
Soft tobacco/cigar scent nicely blend in the fragrance. Vintage and classy mood are well-mixed in the fragrance. A bit musky at the bottom notes.

Longevity
The scent-hold is good in night and cold ambient.
For non 4-seasons countries, it is suitable for night and cold weather (referring to rainy season). The longevity in the mentioned time can be long-last around 5-6 hours.
But in a day or summer, the longevity is under par, between 2-3 hours only.
For the 4-seasons countries, the longevity is okay, 6-7 hours.

Performance
The performance is okay especially on tobacco/cigar scent. The projection is not so superb but gradually from top to base notes.

Sillage
The sillage is okay especially in an indoor place. If the season is in a cold season, the sillage is more better, even in open area.

Uniqueness
Its an underrated tobacco/cigar fragrance. Due to it's name as Vintage, the uniqueness is vintage too. Not superb unique, but okay.

Bottle Design
The bottle is similar to other John Varvatos bottle design. The bottle color is represent tobacco/cigar color. This Vintage bottle is covered with genuine leather with a laser printed name of John Varvatos Vintage. Nice.
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MrHonest
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Polo, my brother!
I don't care what anybody says, this stuff is NOT Burberry London LoL. And let's be real - if you buy a Varvatos frag, you're also buying a travel atomiser. 'Nuff said. That's just how we keep the good times rollin'.

And guys, Vintage is one hell of a good time, let me tell you. If you're a cowboy, this is your scent. If you're on the prowl for cougars in the nether-regions of a desert town, this is you. Mexican? Well...let's not stereotype...

But if you've ever seen a John Wayne movie, everyone in there is wearing Vintage. Just look at the note pyramid and you'll notice that it shares 5 prominent notes with Ralph Lauren's Polo - tobacco, leather, patchouli, juniper berry and some kind of pine. So can you blame it for smelling so similar in the drydown? Sure you can! But to me, it's actually a tad smoother and more well-rounded - easier on the nose. That's why I like to think of this as Polo's little brother. And I just love it. It's basically 90s masculinity in a bottle.

So if you're a fan of the original Polo formulation, but found it a little too sharp, you'll find something in here for you at like half the cost. Well, plus the atomizer. Let's not kid ourselves...
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GabrielCupim
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GabrielCupim
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Old and modern at the same time
Couldn't find the "sweet" notes on this one, despite what says here on Fragrantica.

This fragrance clashes old with modern, it does smells a little "old", which is nice, regarding the "Vintage" thing.
(mostly due to the strong suede notes, I think)

Something in it makes it modern too, can't say exactly why though. Probably some of the other notes.

Good scent, anyway!

Sillage is nice on the first 45 minutes, then stays soft for around 4-5hrs on me.

Statements

Brightstar 13 months ago
Very nice tobacco scent. Suitable on night or cold/rainy days. The bottle is with a leather label, very nice. Very elegant and classy scent.+2
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MrHonest 17 months ago
It JUST HIT ME why the opening smelled so familiar! That rhubarb smells incredibly similar to the original Tommy! Both American classics!+1
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