New&Noted: John Varvatos fragrance

New&Noted: John Varvatos fragrance

I received this stylish fragrance about two weeks ago and it came in a bag which stated ‘Who the hell is John Varvatos?’ To be honest, I didn’t know who John Varvatos was either, only to discover later that he is a fashion designer in his own right. In September 2013, he was honoured as Menswear Designer of the Year at the 10th Annual Style Awards during New York Fashion Week.


John Varvatos fragrance, the original in the John Varvatos fragrance collection brings together notes that are familiar and unique. The fragrance is an alluring woody oriental blend of spices, woods and a hint of sweetness.


Boasting several unique high perfumery ingredients, the John Varvatos scent caters to the man who values personal style and poise.

Top Notes: West Indian Tamarind Tree Leaves and smooth Medjool Date Fruit, highlighted by a masculine accent of toning and bracing Mediterranean Herbs.

Heart Notes: Coriander Seed Templar with a balanced blend of spicy and fresh while Clary Sage Flower provides hints of tobacco and sage leaves. A light floral-rosy freshness developed into a warm, amber afterthought, and Indian Ajowan rounds off the mid note with the scent of thyme.

Background: Rich wood textures of balsamic, amber and leather create a sensuous foundation, accented with Englewood and Auramber, only to finish with the sophistication of soft sandalwood, sensuous balsams and a touch of vanilla.

Looking for a special gift for the special man in your life? I would say this would be it.

The Collection: 

John Varvatos EDT Spray 75ml RRP $133; 125ml RRP $175

Available exclusively at selected Farmers stores from 7 November 2014