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Can't get enough Varvatos in your life? Stash this one in your gym bag and pick up the 3.4-ounce version for your medicine cabinet.

John Varvatos

Birchbox Breakdown

Housed in smoky glass with a spring top reminiscent of a vintage beer bottle, John Varvatos’ cologne, like his designs, exudes a combination of off-kilter downtown cool and elegant prep. Also available in a 3.4 oz version.

How it Works

This dapper scent combines red ginger essence from Laos, juniper berries and cedrat from Sicily, blue spruce, green cardamom, osmanthus, vetyvert, belambre, and tonka bean from Venezuela.

How to Use

You develop your own preferred routine when it comes to putting on cologne. One rule: don’t overdo it. You can’t go wrong with a spritz behind each ear at the end of your grooming routine.

More for You!
  • Product orders $50+ and all monthly box brands ship free
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Men's Bonus Shop

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Favorite

This is my go-to scent on a night out! Smell is great and not overpowering. The bottle can be a bit tricky at times :/

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Nice

It was a nice scent. I don't know that I liked it enough to make a full size purchase. It could be mostly because it would take a real standout to counter the drawer full of cologne bottles the husband is currently hoarding.

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Refreshing scent

My husband loves how it smells and used up the free sample quickly. He will be getting more for Valentine's Day :-)

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smells amazing

The june box was the first birchbox i had ever recieved and i was a bit disappointed when i opened it and saw a mens fragrance...until I smelled it, that is. It is a delicate fragrance with amazing staying power. I immediately asked my boyfriend to try it and he loved it as much as I do. I will be purchasing the full size as a gift for him.

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Lovely scent!

This was a great addition to my birchbox. My boyfriend loved the scent, and the scent did not wear off fast which is always a bonus! In my opinion this is a pretty universal scent for all ages

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Not a bad fragrance....

I didn't love it, but it wasn't horrible either. It's a very clean scent, and to me it's not as strong as some other men's cologne.

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Good scent, but a little strong.

I liked this scent, but it was a little powerful (which can also be a god thing!) Only a spray or two is necessary, so the sample will last a long time.

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John Varvatos Star

I was surprised to see a mens product in my box! My fiance was pretty happy though because he loves Varvatos products and of course he used it and has now since purchased the item. I am glad Birchbox is now targeting men- it was a good surprise for everyone!

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Star Power

I have always loved John Varvatos fragrances. I bought my Dad one for Christmas a few years ago, and when he got a sample of Star, I thought it was a fabulous and modern scent. I bought this for my boyfriend, so I'm hoping he likes it as much as I do!

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Big fan of this cologne

I've been a John Varvatos fan for a while, used to just wear the classic cologne but when I got a sample of Star I was hooked. I get a ton of compliment on this scent. Only drawback is that it doesn't last all day.

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