Dark, mysterious and impishly independent. Dark Rebel by John Varvatos is a bold fragrance for the man who makes his own rules, dares to be different and follows none but himself. A mighty blitz of rich, smoky and warming flavours that wrap the body in sensually enticing mystery.
Hatching a spicy-sweet opening, Dark Rebel starts with a rousing rivulet of rum accented in a lively mix of cardamom, clary sage and artemisia all balanced by an easing of sugar cane. A fiery heart runs a deep vein of leather and accents in a mixture of balsamic fir resin and styrax with a sprinkling of pepper. Ultimately the fragrance draws out a dark and smoky base rife with tobacco leaf, juniper and castoreum laid over a plate of woody notes.
- The Fragrance Foundation Awards 2016