John Varvatos's John Varvatos Artisan Pure Cologne, In 2017, John Varvatos Artisan Pure, a limited-edition perfume that drew inspiration from the original Artisan cologne that was released in 2009, was debuted. This perfume has a fresh, zesty scent that is reminiscent of the hills near Xalapa, Mexico. Marjoram, thyme, clementine, mandarin, bergamot, and lemon are among the top notes. Ginger and petit grain make up the heart. A foundation of musk, orris root, woods, and amber is used to close the fragrance.