Summary: Unfortunately this synthetic aroma doesn't work fairly on my skin, too fizzy and repellent type at the beginning and too much linear and darkly vanillic along the way. There is a notable undiscernible spiciness and a standout sort of arangy vanilla plus patchouli which are dominant throughout till the end.
Summary: "Artisan"?... "Artisan"? I think I know what they are getting at with the name "Artisan." Although the synthetics are quite apparent, it certainly is not the typical super sweet designer offering – these are highly esoteric synthetic accords... no kidding, the introduction of the lavender is so totally synthetic and yet it is entrancing in its beauty: the pyramid labels it as "lavandin" - quite beautiful as presented here.
Summary: Orange and slight Orange flower. The top notes are citrus, citrus and ,citrus...with orange citrus thrown in. It definitely has a longevity better than most dept. store fragrances. It is fairly unique... Projection after 3 hrs isn't the best, but the longevity is better than most.
Summary: Like BriGuy, I also get the cat urine smell in the heart, though probably not as strong. I wanted to dislike this fragrance, given the hackneyed tactics of its market identity, but I just can't. It's pert and perky, fresh and alert.
Summary: First seeing the notes list, I was intreagued. I thought it would rise above the drone generic citrus fragrances sitting on the dept. store counter. Sniffing it I realized it blended right in. The cardamom gives it some depth, the leather never makes an appearance, nor does the ginger.
Summary: I purchased my first bottle of this cologne at a major department store. I didn't know that John V had his own fragrance line but was familiar with his work in fashion. This colgone is a new classic IMHO with a different take on citrius/fruity that generates a lot of compliments. I was so glad to find another bottle at FragranceX at a better price. Ordering cologne from FragranceX could not have been easier.
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Not Overpowering