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John Varvatos Artisan Pure ~ new fragrance

John Varvatos Artisan Pure

John Varvatos has launched Artisan Pure, a new limited edition fragrance for men. Artisan Pure is a flanker to 2009’s John Varvatos Artisan, and follows 2016’s Artisan Blu

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Every one is a little different

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Bad Boy – John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider Perfume Review

John Varvatos has followed a singular approach to his perfume line. All of the fragrances are housed within a signature bottle, available in many shapes and colours, and with numerous embellishments, and every single one of his scents has been … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dark Rebel Rider

A quick spot for John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider.
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John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider ~ new fragrance

John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider

John Varvatos has launched Dark Rebel Rider, a new fragrance for men. Dark Rebel Rider is a flanker to 2015’s Dark Rebel

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Top 10 Winter Fragrances 2016

Mikhail Vrubel, The Snow Maiden, detail

I am on record, here and elsewhere, as hating winter. The forecast for this weekend — snow, snow, and then more snow — just adds insult to injury. I’ve mostly managed to avoid the winter rotation in our seasonal Top 10 lists, but I did get stuck with it back in 2011, and reviewing that list, yes, I could easily go through the winter with just those 10 (and I am convinced I could make it through any winter with just Fendi Theorema, if I had to).

To avoid repetition with my 2011 list and the winter lists we’ve done since, I decided to come up with a cold-weather wardrobe based solely on newer fragrances…and then once I’d decided on my 10, I realized, too late, that this post is essentially an abridged and annotated version of the Best of 2015. So much for good intentions. If you have some new ideas for winter, do comment! And do check out the lists at Bois de Jasmin, Grain de Musc and The Non-Blonde

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John Varvatos Artisan Blu ~ new fragrance

John Varvatos Artisan Blu

John Varvatos has launched Artisan Blu, a new limited edition fragrance for men. Artisan Blu is a flanker to 2009’s John Varvatos Artisan, and follows 2014’s Artisan Acqua

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John Varvatos Dark Rebel ~ fragrance review

John Varvatos Dark Rebel, still from commercial

John Varvatos produces a respectable range of fragrances; they smell high quality, the packaging is fun and the collection is cohesive and “adult” (nothing Axe-like) — I don’t feel most Varvatos fragrances are made to feed (or succumb to) a market trend. From the moment I smelled Dark Rebel,* I liked it. A lot. It didn’t take long to realize WHY I liked it so much…more on that later.

Dark Rebel begins with a sweet (but assertive) leather aroma, mildly boozy and spiced with peppery notes and cardamom…

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From darkness comes light

A spot for the new Dark Rebel by John Varvatos, shot in the designer’s home town of Detroit. Below the jump, le making of.

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John Varvatos Dark Rebel ~ new fragrance

John Varvatos Dark Rebel

John Varvatos will launch Dark Rebel, a new woody oriental fragrance for men, this fall…

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