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John Varvatos

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Gift someone special this subtle, summery eau de toilette from Motor City designer John Varvatos. It’s the cologne 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

Really nice

Bought for my son and he is always getting compliments from women. Will buy some for my husband's birthday
really great smelling. Packaging is also fantastic

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Excellent gift idea

This is one of the best smells and can be a great gift. Unique in what it looks like. Try it out and see what you think.

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Nice cologne

While I really like the smell, it's worth mentioning that this product doesn't smell natural; it is very manufactured smelling. I tend to prefer "real" scents. Otherwise, I enjoy that the smell doesn't fade too much. Throughout the day I occasionally catch a whiff of myself, and can tell that it hasn't rubbed off like other colognes.

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Makes a great gift

The package, the smell and everything about this product is very laid-back and trendy. My husband says he is a big fan of the "coolness" of this product. You can't go wrong buying this as a gift!

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I liked it but my husband didn't

At least, my husband never bothered to try to wear it because he felt the sample size was too small. He's spoiled. I really liked the smell of this and need to find a way to dump it on him fresh out of the shower. The bottle looks really cool too.

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Liked the smell in the container; hated it on skin

In theory, this scent was wonderful. But for some reason, once it was on my skin, it smelled like the cheapest, grandparents' cologne. Perhaps this is just my body chemistry, though.

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Scent disappears

I received this in my box and even though it's a male fragrance, I tried it for myself (I often wear men's colognes). I loved the smell, but unfortunately, it just wasn't noticeable enough - even with a good amount of the small sample bottle on me! Honestly, the scent was so faint. Too faint, really.

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Love it on my husband

This is a great scent - clean and spicy. It smells heavenly on my husband, and he is asking for more. And the full-sized bottle is really unique looking.

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Good, but not great

This scent is "subtle," but almost too subtle... it kind of feels like you're spraying on oil for a second and then the scent fades quickly.

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Gone too fast

This is a great cologne but it goes fast. If I had to guess I think the fancy thatch covering is a way for them to hide that they only fill up the bottle half way or something cause I don't spray a lot when I use it and it was gone in no time. A bottle of the same brand but different fragrance that is the same total oz. is still half full and I used it just as often. What's the deal Mr. Varvatos?

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