John Varvatos Artisan Black John Varvatos Artisan Black is a limited edition fragrance in the designer's fragrance collection from JohnVarvatos Enterprises. Artisan Black evolved from the success and demand of Artisan and continues tobuild on the impact of this highly original lifestyle brand.
John Varvatos was closely involved with every step of the development of his new fragrance, so ArtisanBlack bears his imprint: the finely wrought details, the signature mix of old world craftsmanship with a modern edge.
According to the designer, "Every aspect of my new fragrance Artisan-from the carefully calibrated elements that comprise this unique scent to the handwoven flask that contains it-reflects the artisanal hand. The result is a truly timeless quality, one that evokes both my respect for the past and my vision of the future."
While conceptualizing Artisan Black, he set out to create a fragrance that was in the Artisan vein, yet giving it a modern, dark and sexy edge. John Varvatos Artisan Black does just that, bringing John's concept to life in a scent that alludes to his previous Artisanbut has its own distinctive appeal.
The hand-woven Artisan bottle has been reinterpreted with a black lacquer finish giving Artisan Black a bold, modern and sleek look. The lustrous black cap features a debossed silver logo. As a result, the ArtisanBlack presentation is a sleek, elegant and bold interpretation of Artisan, still hand crafted with its own unique character and charm.
The John Varvatos Artisan Black fragrance takes an unexpected turn. A refreshing, uncomplicated fresh cologne theme evolves into a deep woody structure, revealing a chypre backbone of sensual woody and leathery chypre accents. The whole impression is an unforgettably artistic chiaroscuro. The fresh notes inspired by Artisan and the dark woodsy chypre notes is the twist which completes the new and distinctive Artisan Black.
Once again, John Varvatos partnered with Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan to create this signature scent. A masculine, contemporary and very personal take on the Artisan theme, John Varvatos Artisan Black is a surprising symphony of contrasts - deep and textured as it is refreshing and invigorating. A refreshing cologne that evolves into a deep masculine structure, revealing a chypre backbone of sensual woody and leathery accents.
Top Notes: The scent opens with a juicy citrus trio of tangerine, Meyer lemon, Italian blood orange, accented with Givaudan's captive calypsone. Next a bracing aromatic accord of wild thyme, Thailandese black basil and spearmint accent a green energetic scent that includes boxwood leaves, black currant bud absolute, rhubarb and Persian galbanum.
Heart NotesThe multi layered masculine floral notes of Murraya flower, Tunisian neroli, Moroccan orange flower templar and Indian sambac absolute contrast warm and fresh spiciness with Nigerian ginger, purple ginger, cardamom absolute and coriander seeds.
Background: Underlying abstract woody and musky notes of Kephalis, Belambre, Boisiris and Serenolide (all Givaudan state-of-the-art specialties) underline a natural woody chypre background of Vetyvert CO2 extract, Patchouli Singapore ORPUR, Mexican cueramo (ironwood), touches of soft leather and Florentine orris absolute (extra quality).
John Varvatos Artisan Black, Eau de Toilette 125 ml RRP $110
John Varvatos Artisan Black, Eau de Toilette 75ml RRP $80
John Varvatos Artisan Black, Deodorant Stick 75g RRP $30
John Varvatos Artisan Black launches exclusively at selected David Jones counters.
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