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    Default John Varvatos - Which One?

    I stumbled upon the original not long ago - not sure how this ever escaped me. But I know there have been subsequent versions as well.

    If I were to add one to the collection - which one?

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    My son turned 17 today...he wore Varvatos original as his SOTD. I'm 45 and I prefer Vintage. Artisan would be my wife's pick for me. Anniversay is a nice incense scent. StarUSA is nice but weak.
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    I'd recommend either John Varvatos (2004) or Vintage - those are two quite good and not too common scents.
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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    My son used to wear the vintage formula and like it. I personally don't like any.

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    10th Anniversary

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    The original. But it doesn't stick around long enough.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeroyDaBoy View Post
    10th Anniversary
    Yup!
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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    10th Anniversary is by far the best one from this house.
    Then comes:
    Artisan Black
    Vintage
    Artisan
    JV Original
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    1. Cartier D'un Soir
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    4. Herb Alpert Listen
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    John Varvatos original for me. I tried the other versions (Artisan & Vintage) and didn't stroked as a must buying for me.
    p.s. if you like the original, I should recommend to try Etienne Aigner Black for Men. The are very similar, with the later being slight sweeter and more focused on that black leather theme. Both are favorites of mine for autumn/winter.
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    I own a bottle of Vintage. It's quite uncommon and many seem to like the smell, but it gives me a terrible headache so I can't wear it at all. There are about 5 others reporting the same thing in the scent's page, so I'm not the only one.

    Even if you find the fragrance interesting, try to sample it before buying a full bottle.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    I honestly don't care for any of the Varvatos fragrances.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    @Noirdrakkar: Who care what u don't care? If u don't care why did u read this thread?!?

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Vintage
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    +1 @ noirdrakkar
    Like the packaging better than the juice...
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    Shoot - can't remember -- the one that smelt like a christmas cake.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    I don't agree with the people who doesn't find JV fragrances to be different. They all are unique in their own way and are pretty interesting too...As a matter of fact this is one of my favorite houses....
    Different people different noses different likings...so I'm not bothered about what people say about it...I never liked 1 Million but there are thousands of people who like it..so the point is that you can get an idea about a scent here on BN but you can not be sure of it until you give it try...
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    Vintage
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashr View Post
    I own a bottle of Vintage. It's quite uncommon and many seem to like the smell, but it gives me a terrible headache so I can't wear it at all. There are about 5 others reporting the same thing in the scent's page, so I'm not the only one.

    Even if you find the fragrance interesting, try to sample it before buying a full bottle.
    I'm ready to buy it! PM me if interested!!
    AdG was the first scent which gave me headaches every time I wore it...gave it away to my brother :-)
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    1. Cartier D'un Soir
    2. Loewe Essencia
    3. Bergamotto Marino
    4. Herb Alpert Listen
    5. Artisan
    6. Bang
    7. GIT
    8. Pal Zileri No 18
    9. TdH
    0. Kenzo Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambino View Post
    @Noirdrakkar: Who care what u don't care? If u don't care why did u read this thread?!?
    A slight translation misunderstanding me thinks !

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    The 10th anniversary edition is a fun patchouli fest if you can find it.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    My favorites are Vintage and Artisan Black. I also kind of like Star USA as well (even though its a more generic type scent). I don't care as much for Original and the original Artisan.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by bambino View Post
    @Noirdrakkar: Who care what u don't care? If u don't care why did u read this thread?!?
    Why u no like Noirdrakkar comment? U no have to read it and don't care u no like.
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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    +1 @ noirdrakkar
    Like the packaging better than the juice...
    I agree...

    To bad the juice doesn't last long on the skin!

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    Vintage is my favorite from the line, followed by Artisan, original, and Artisan Black.

    BTW, there will be a new John Varvatos scent coming out this summer.
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    Vintage is definitely my pick for favorite. Artisan was pretty special too as far as the overall scent goes. Original was good, but didn't really come across as anything particularly special to me.

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    Vintage is also my top choice from this line.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    If I were forced at gunpoint, I would pick the regular Varvatos (not the vintage). I'm really not into the artisan series. I know one of the artisans was mediocre and the other artisan was just plain awful. I forgot which of the two was the terrible one.

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    If I were forced at gunpoint, I would pick the regular Varvatos (not the vintage). I'm really not into the artisan series. I know one of the artisans was mediocre and the other artisan was just plain awful. I forgot which of the two was the terrible one.
    The regular Artisan (not Black) is actually a nice, sort of creamy orange scent. My wife really liked it when I sampled at a Perfumania. But most people think the longevity is pretty bad, so I ruled out ever buying it.
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    Vintage and Original. Just wished they had better longevity .

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    Default Re: John Varvatos - Which One?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeroyDaBoy View Post
    10th Anniversary
    Quote Originally Posted by staticx View Post
    10th Anniversary is by far the best one from this house.
    Then comes:
    Artisan Black
    Vintage
    Artisan
    JV Original
    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45 View Post
    The 10th anniversary edition is a fun patchouli fest if you can find it.
    Agreed. Awesome patchouli frag.

    I think it carries the best longevity of all the Varvatos. They tend to leave you wanting more but this one delivers in this department

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