MemoryOfScent for Fragrance Daily: John Varvatos Platinum Edition and Dark Rebel -mainstream is not a dirty word

john-varvatosIt 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.

If you would like to discover some pretty, little gems of mainstream perfumery, please click here for my full reviews.

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Platinum Edition

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

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Dark Rebel

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

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About Christos

Scientifically minded but obsessed with the subjective aspect of things. Photos copyright of MemoryOfScent, with special thanks to Pantelis Makkas http://pantelismakkas.blogspot.com/. You are welcome to link to my blog but you are definitely not allowed to copy text or use the photos without my permission. All text and main photos are originals and property of MemoryOfScent All perfumes are from my collection unless stated otherwise.

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