Check out the Fragrance Directory for tons of opinions on the JV line-up. I've worn them all and currently own (and prefer) the original John Varvatos. I find it has great longevity and is a safe and tasteful everyday wear-around scent.
I agree. I find the original JV incredibly unique and pleasing. I have a bottle of Artisan, but I am holding off on making my judgment about it until later on in the summer. I didn't like vintage as much as the original JV, which I highly suggest you check out