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Give the smaller size to a dapper dude about to set off on a trip.

John Varvatos

Birchbox Breakdown

Dads and younger brothers alike dig this dapper scent. 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 smaller, 1.7 oz version.

How it Works

The manly 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

Men can’t go wrong with a spritz behind each ear at the end of their grooming routine.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great cologne
Purchased

I love the smell of this cologne as does my girlfriend. It has a clean subtle smell that isn't over powering. The only advise and recommendations I would make is the latch to open the top is nice to look at but becomes a cumbersome extra step after the novelty wears off.

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Smells Great!
Purchased

I bought this for my husband and this is by far the best smelling cologne he's ever worn! It doesn't take much to smell great and it lasts all day, too. The best part is that it's not nearly as common as other colognes, so he doesn't smell like everyone else.

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Daily Star
Purchased

This stuff is a winner. It is a solid daily fragrance for the workplace or casual environs. The subtle scent suggests that you have taken care in selection of an appropriate fragrance that is pleasing but not overpowering. I get asked all the time what it is I'm wearing when standing in lines (no I don't wear too much) and folks really seem to like it as much as me. Just the right blend of citrus and manliness.

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Nice, but I prefer the original

I already use the original John Varvatos cologne so I was excited to try this, and it is really nice, my wife agrees. I think I prefer the original though, maybe just because it's my usual smell. Creature of habit I guess.

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Great scent

My wife loves John Varvatos Star U.S.A., Therefore I love it! It is a refreshing scent that lasts all day and is not overpowering like a lot of other colognes.

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It is nice, but pricy

It smells nice and my boyfriend likes it, but we would not pay over $60 for a cologne. If you are in the mood to splurge then I say go for it.

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Awesome Fall/Winter Scent

I get a lot of compliments on this cologne. It lasts all day and smells very masculine without being overpowering. It's a perfect fall/winter scent.

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Outstanding!
Purchased

Everything as expected. The cologne arrived as promised - smells outstanding. Cool design ad packaging. Excellent value. I love to smell my hubby now.

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Great cologne!
Sampled

I really enjoyed this cologne. It doesn't take much, it smells great and lasts all day. It was nice getting several compliments, some from total strangers.

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Decent
Sampled

This smell was decent. The trial size and packaging was good. Smell was a little too crisp for me.

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