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    Default John Varvatos Vintage

    Does anybody favor this fragrance based on its notes and skin chemistry. Personally, I find it becoming a staple for the autumn/fall season.

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    I enjoy it, though our fall has been far too warm thus far for me to really use it like I want to. To me, this is a perfect scent for those crisp fall and winter evenings - almost as comforting as a nice cup of hot chocolate.

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    I thought it was the same as JV the original only with an added "vintage look", what with the leather and the color and all..
    on the scent it's nice, but that's it to me.

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    I think I like it more than the original...neck and neck. Very smooth. Perfect autumn and winter scent, that is for sure.

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    Blind Bought it today
    opens really Boozy, this Besides egoiste By chanel is one of the Booziest fragrances i've ever tried

    actually opens kinda fresh and and clean and the Boozynes starts to come up in my skin after 2 minutes
    and it last mayBe 15-30 minutes, it is very reminiscent of pure malt
    after that it gets very leathery and smoky, and then reminds me of michael By michael kors

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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    I like Vintage because it's masculine but sweet.

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    Awesome Scent, but horrible Longevity and Silliage.
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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    I've been meaning to try this for a bit now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    Awesome Scent, but horrible Longevity and Silliage.
    +1, still I'm considering getting it anyway and just spraying rather liberally...
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    I really like Vintage. its somewhat versatile, sweet, it has swagger. i dont think the longevity is as bad as some make it out to be.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    Its a great fragrance. Very boozy...somewhat complex. Great suede, tobacco dry down. Tonka beans plays very mildly in the background. It stays very close to skin after 2-3 hours.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    Quote Originally Posted by saam16 View Post
    Does anybody favor this fragrance based on its notes and skin chemistry.
    I didn't find anything special about it at all.

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    I like it a lot.... in fact, I'll go dig it out now and wear it today! Thanks for reminding me!

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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    scent is nice
    But yeah sillage and longevity is not theBest

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    I haven't posted here in eons, but I'm glad someone mentioned it.

    And what perfect timing: Vintage is my SOTD right now, and it's an excellent scent. It's in the same vein as Burberry London (plaid bottle), but with less tobacco and more fruit. Longevity is fine on me, but the sillage (in Varvatos tradition) is minimal. Which is fine with me, as I prefer quieter fragrances (with some exceptions, A*Men being one of them).

    On a side note, has this been reformulated with the IFRA restrictions and recent license change (from Shiseido/BPI to Elizabeth Arden)? Since oakmoss is listed as a note and the box of my (Shiseido-made) Vintage lists oakmoss as an ingredient, I have to wonder.
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    Default Re: John Varvatos Vintage

    I find it has a very boozy, warming feeling. I like it, but I think my wife is the biggest fan between the two of us. It's great for a cool evening. I find that it's longevity is just so-so and doesn't last for but 3-4 hrs on me. Just need to reapply if I want it to be around longer.

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    This is my favorite for the fall season. Absolutely love this one, and get a ton of use out of it during about a 3 month period each year.

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    I like this one also, particularly in the fall and winter. Longevity and sillage are average on me. Smoke and leather are nicely balanced with tonka bean.

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