John Varvatos has unveiled a new men’s fragrance, set to launch early next year. Artisan Acqua is Varvatos’s fifth fragrance since he first dipped his toe into perfume with his March 2004 debut, and the latest scent follows on from March 2009’s Artisan and Artisan Black which launched a year later.
Varvatos worked with Givaudin nose Rodrigo Flores-Roux, who has co-created all the designer’s fragrances as well as signature blends for Tom Ford (2011’s Neroli Portofino) and Calvin Klein (2009’s CK Free) among others.
“From the start, we’ve always tried to go back to making fragrances the way they used to be made – all by hand, with the best ingredients in the world, artisanal fragrances with smaller batches,” Varvatos told WWD
The newest scent is a lighter, Mediterranean) inspired juice with citrus top notes, a hearty herbal heart, and a mossy, patchouli and balsam drydown.
The twine-covered glass bottle will come in two sizes: 2.5 oz. (US$64) and 4.2 oz. (US$84), and will appear in stores in the United States from January 2014, before rolling out in Europe and Asia later in the year. ―