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    Default Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Hi, is there any better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan? looking for critically better one

    I really like this scent but I still can't give it 10/10. It's still 8.5/10 to me even if I really like its vibe.

    it's like the cologne saying "I have a good smell and I'm not trying too hard"

    Unlike majority of colognes, this one smells very natural, natural fresh. Just a tad synthetic.

    Is Artisan Black better than the original? according to reviews, it seems original one is better.

    The only reason I don't give this 10 is, I don't think it has a class. What I mean by that, it doesn't have an expensive smell.


    Is there any SUMMER cologne that smells natural like Artisan, at the same time, has a class?

    Please let me know
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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    issey miyake leau dissey - natural smelling and classy. A bit unisex but very fresh. Also try dior homme sport or chanel allure homme sport. Very classy scents for hot summer days

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    btw, there are MANY better smelling colognes than artisan. You need to sniff around!

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Versace eau fraiche is another one i like for hot summer days when i want to cool off

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    thx for the recommendations. I'll give them a try and let you know what my opinions are

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Kouros for the summertime.
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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Or Kouros for anytime for that matter!

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Kouros for the summertime.
    I'm being told that Kouros smells like cat pee.. is that true?

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Don't get kouros! They are messin with your head lol

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    I find Terre d'Hermes to be similar to Artisan (or vice-versa) and more refined.
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    L'eau de Neroli by Dyptique or Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford would be similar but much classier

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    I think I misread your original post, are you looking for fragrances that smell similar to artisan but better quality? If so than my responses are just general summer scents that I wouldn't really compare to artisan, but I'd check them out anyway!

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    There are hundreds that are "better" than Artisan. It depends on how much you want to spend. Terre D'Hermes is a good recommendation along with Concentree D'orange Vert, I would think Heeley Oranges and Lemons, Frapin L'Humaniste, or even Green Irish Tweed would have the fresh, classy vibe you're looking for.

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    Default Re: Better cologne than John Varvatos Artisan?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattybumpkin View Post
    .... Terre d'Hermes ....
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