John Varvatos is a Greek fashion designer born in Detroit while growing up in Allen Park. When John was 16 he picked up a job selling menswear at a store called Hughes & Hatcher. He went on to attend college at Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan. After graduating from school, John co-founded the menswear store Fitzgerald’s Men’s Store in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
During 1983 Mr. Varvatos joined Polo Ralph Lauren and 7 years later with Calvin Klein as the head of menswear design. He was the pioneer of the men’s underwear known as boxer briefs which were made to by a mix between boxer shirts and briefs. 5 years later in 1995, John returned back to Ralph Lauren as the head of menswear design and helped create the Polo Jeans Company.
Not too long later in 1999, John Varvatos started his company, launching his first collection at the end of 2000 in New York. The brand now includes products from belts, handbags, footwear, eyewear, watches to fragrances. Today we will be focusing on the incredible scents they offer for men.
John Varvatos Cologne
John Varvatos Artisan, the newest edition to the men’s fragrance collection, embodies the lost art of craftsmanship, while at the same time exuding a modern edge. The distinctly masculine flask is housed in a handwoven rich, caramel-colored rattan, enabling every bottle to have signature intricacies, making each a one-of-a kind creation. The result is an unmistakable sense of handcrafted luxury that exudes quality and individual character.
Modern, bold and sophisticated, this scent is infused with a sensuous yet relaxed feeling. As elegantly masculine as it is richly intriguing, its subtle power conveys the refinement and attention to detail present in John Varvatos’ creation. Notes include date fruit, Mediterranean herbs, coriander, sage, vanilla, balsam, amber, and more.
John Varvatos Dark Rebel Eau de Toilette is a fragrance that surprises with its aroma. A mixture of woody scents, Jamaican rum, black leather and sweet tobacco blend together to give the fragrance its wild edge. Inspired by a risk-taking rebellious attitude, Dark Rebel is distinct and pure edge-tough, intoxicating and totally uninhibited. Dry woods. Rich, rhythmic, intoxicating and sensual.
Vintage, the special-edition fragrance by John Varvatos, reaches back to move forward with a sensibility that is both old and new. Though rooted in the signature John Varvatos fragrance both olfactively and aesthetically, it is distinctly unique with a rugged authenticity and enduring appeal. Notes include rhubarb, santolina, quince paste, silver absinthe, marine fennel, cubeb peppers, juniper berries, white lavender, cinnamon tree leaves, jasmine and more.
John Varvatos Oud goes back in time to weave together oriental references of perfumery with the deeply mysterious presence of oud oil. This sensual blend of traditional yet modern aromas cloaks the wearer with a rich, long-lasting signature. Encased in a gleaming golden net, the flacon exudes an air of intriguing luxury. Notes include sweet tobacco, Levantine cypress, hyssop, clary sage, juniper berries, Persian saffron, and royal cinnamon.
John Varvatos Artisan Acqua, the newest edition to the men’s fragrance collection, combines an invigorating citrus blend with accents of spices and herbs for a unique woody aroma, embodying the confidence, creativity and passion of the modern man. A distinctly masculine flask is housed in handwoven rattan, imparting each bottle with signature intricacies, making a one-of-a kind creation. The result is an unmistakable sense of handcrafted luxury.