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Take this energizing citrus scent wherever you go with the travel-size bottle.

John Varvatos

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If you’re rocking a fragrance inherited from your old man, or relying on a goopy deodorant stick for your olfactory game, it’s time to mix things up. Kick off your new scent strategy with this subtle, summery eau de toilette from Motor City designer John Varvatos. It’s the fragrance equivalent of your favorite jeans and a just-washed tee: classic, cool, and easy-going. Even the packaging—a flask wrapped in hand-woven rattan—exudes laid-back class.

How it Works

This fresh-from-the-shower cologne blends Sicilian clementine, Mexican mandarin, and tangelo with woody base notes like kephalis and Georgywood. There are hints of thyme, too, and musky serenolide.

How to Use

Apply a spritz to your pulse points: inner wrists, neck and behind the ears.

alcohol denat., fragrance (parfum), water (aqua), linalool, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, farnesol, citronellol, citral, butylphenyl methylpropional

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Perfect scent for everyday use

I absolutely love this cologne. I use it most of the time out of the 9+ colognes I own. I use it day or night because I like it that much.

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Great scent! Wears quickly.

Got a sample in my Birchbox and liked it a lot. Got a full bottle as a gift and wear it almost everyday. The scent is light still has a woodsy quality to it.

My only gripe is that the fragrance wears quickly and there isn't really a trace of it by late afternoon.

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Everyday Cologne

A fragrance with a spicy oak aroma, it has become one of my favorites. It provides a long lasting scent that can be used for almost any occasion. It is not an over the top cologne but does get the job done on a night out.

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Not Overbearing

This is a good everyday type of cologne. It is not overbearing in smell and you will probably not win over anybody with it, but it very light and refreshing. I have bought John Varvatos colognes before and some have been a little too harsh in smell.

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I don't get It!

The weakest fragrances I've used . After promising subtle first notes this cologne dissipates completely in ten to fifteen minutes. This product line is not on my purchase list for myself or gifting!

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One of my favorites

This is one of my favorite colognes in my collection...a nice refreshing smell that isn't overpowering...especially great during spring/summer months but works well any time. A manly smell is a must and this cologne gets the job done.

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LOVE this scent

Fresh and subtle. Maybe too subtle. I bought a bottle and it takes a LOT to feel it was worth the effort. But based on the scent alone this is A+++

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Smells Great!

Loved the scent that I ended up purchasing the 4.5oz amount. The smell is not overpowering but it will leave you smelling wonderful all day. My girlfriend loves it and wants me to continue getting it after i have used this bottle.

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Too Suave for You
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If you like Reaction by Kenneth Cole, then this scent will parallel. Whether you're wearing this post-workout or going out with some friends on a Friday night, this scent provides versatility and exudes the feeling that this man is suave!

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YES!

Thoroughly enjoying this cologne. The scent lasts quite a while and gives you the subtle smell you are trying to achieve.

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