John Varvatos will launch a limited-edition flanker to their 2009 twist on an 18th century eau de cologne complete with a rattan casing called Artisan, a bestseller of the brand. The new iteration is titled Artisan Black and is meant to be a more intense version of the original scent by accentuating the woody and musky tonalities and being more long lasting.
It will only be introduced in the USA and Canada and more widely distributed by April 1, 2010.
The fragrance was composed by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan who also did the original as well as the two other Varvatos men’s colognes: John Varvatos and John Varvatos Vintage.
According to WWD, the scent has “top notes of tangerine, Meyer lemon, Italian blood orange and Givaudan’s captive calypsone. The heart of the scent features Murraya flower, Tunisian neroli, Moroccan orange flower templar, Indian sambac absolute, Nigerian ginger, purple ginger, cardamom absolute and coriander seeds. And, in the base of the scent are notes of Kephalis, Belambre, Boisiris, Serenolide, Vetyvert CO2 extract, patchouli Singapore Orpur, Mexican cueramo, soft leather and Florentine orris absolute.”
The bottle by Jon Cisler will look slightly less traditional this time as the rattan is lacquered black.