John Varvatos Artisan Acqua by John Varvatos Cologne. Launched in 2013, John Varvatos Artisan Acqua is a men's fragrance that embodies the Mediterranean spirit. This fragrance, produced by John Varvatos, has a refined woody aroma that combines a blend of citrus with herbs and spices. The top notes of mandarin orange, galbanum and angelica blend nicely with hints of pomelo and mastic to create a light masculine scent. The scent exudes confidence and passion, and it is suitable for daily or evening wear.