It is hard to get really excited when I take a stroll along the perfume aisles of mainstream perfume shops but I am not a snob about designer scents. Among the myriad of unimaginative clones and functional aromas, there are interesting releases. Most of the John Varvatos perfumes try to maintain their distance from what is currently expected from a masculine scent and defend the house aesthetics of hipster chic. Platinum Edition and Dark Rebel are both interesting and bear the eclectic signature of Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
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Notes from Parfumo: Bergamo, Bitter orange, Sage, Cinnamon, Coriander, Leather, Frankincense, Vetiver, Amber, Sandalwood, Woody, notes
Notes from my nose: Labdanum, Resins, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Powder
Notes from Parfumo: Davana, Jamaican rum, Cardamom absolute, Cuban sugar cane, Clary sage, Snapdragon, Nutmeg, Black pepper, Black leather, Storax absolute, Fir balsam, Akigalawood, Balsa wood, Casoreum, Mexican Vanilla, Tobacco leaf, Prickly cedar
Notes from my nose: Rum, Plum, Black leather, Syrup