Smelly News: John Varvatos to Launch Artisan Acqua

New From John Varatos: Artisan Acqua
New From John Varvatos: Artisan Acqua

This August, American menswear designer, John Varvatos will launch Artisan Acqua, the third flanker to his popular Artisan fragrance launched in 2009. The fragrance, created by venerable perfume Rodrigo Flores-Roux (John Varvatos Artisan, Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino and Arquiste’s Flor y Canto), is a spicy/woody citrus perfume that reportedly “embodies the panache and leisure of the Mediterranean man who, without over thinking, achieves high style and an effortless nonchalance.” This limited edition fragrance perfume presented in a hand-woven rattan bottle, made from natural materials to give a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

“Artisan Acqua is the new and reinvigorated addition to the Artisan fragrances […] Inspired by a unity of artisanal craftsmanship and sophisticated technique, this fragrance is truly a one-of-a kind creation that brings to life the artisanal approach used in old Italian hand finishing and unique DNA of my collection.”

– John Varvatos

Flacon Inspiration
The Artisan Acqua Flacon Takes Inspiration From a Bottle Within Varvatos’ Personal Collection

The Notes

Top: Tangelo, Mandarin, Paradisamiside, Galbanum, Lentisque and Angelica Root
Heart: Clary Sage, Lavender, Coriander, Toscanol, Basil, Geranium, Palmarosa and Jasmine Sambac
Base: Moss, Patchouli and Fir Balsam,


Artisan Acqua will launch exclusively to Debenhams in early August and will be available in 75ml (£43) and 125ml (£60) Eau de Toilette.

Image, notes and quotes via press release.