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male 25- 25+

I have it: 45 I had it: 19 I want it: 100 My signature: 2

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Rock Volume One is a fragrance for men by the house of John Varvatos, which arrived on the market in 2009. The fragrance features rose absolute and coffee beans, and is inspired by music -John Varvatos' passion. The perfume is available in a heavy, metallic flacon in amount of 120 ml EDT, as a limited edition. The nose behind this fragrance is Rodrigo Flores-Roux.

Perfume rating: 4.00 out of 5 with 53 votes.

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Rose Coffee Clary Sage Metallic notes Aldehydes Vanilla Leather Tobacco blossom

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Rock Volume One Fragrance Reviews

mse-21
mse-21

This is one of the perfumes that I regret seeing being discontinued. The first great thing about it is the bottle design that I really like!

Original jv was my signature scent for a while and not surprisingly I found this one attractive too. On my skin it was a warm cozy scent reminiscent of the original but more solid and with better lasting power. I honestly think john varvatos should have kept this one and maybe discontinued the original! The original is fleeting in many ways including lasting power.

Overall it was a good perfume and I'm sorry to see it is not going to be around anymore.

Mar
11
2014
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

Update of previous review : My perfume collection is in a state of perpetual flux. Some scents that I liked before show some flaws over time. Ones that I thought of perfect at the time are now demoted to the list of also rans. While there are others that made their way into my top 10 when once written off. Now, that is why I find John Varvatos Rock Volume One so special. After many many wearings, I have been intrigued by the countless facets to this fragrance. The only one in my collection that just hits the mark each and every time. Maybe a holy grail I never saw coming !

Dec
10
2013
L'Homme Vert
L'Homme Vert

I recently had the opportunity to purchase 3 cello sealed bottles of this limited edition offering of *Rock Volume One* by John Varvatos. My first Varvatos fragrance as I was intrigued by it's extreme scarcity as well as the unusual coffee, rose accord, the presentation & packaging is out of this world but sadly I'm sorry to report the actual juice is a huge disapointment, the only floral note detectable is a soft, dull generic rose (possibly synthetic) followed by a seemingly dilute & cheap generic instant coffee note that fades on my skin within 30 minutes after application, Wow what a letdown, seriously none of the listed medjool date, tobacco or leather elements were detectable to my nose ! Maybe I should try the original John Vavatos offering of 'Pour Homme', perhaps a little more complex with a more intense drydown & better silage ? And some folks were shelling out over $200+ for this until recent stock evaporated completely, obviously it suits a select group of perfumistas' just not moi ! The semi tropical climate here in 'Oz' is quite hot & sticky, perhaps this is much better tolerated in a cooler climate.
Ciao for Now . . .
UPDATE:
I came across the opened bottle of this the other day & decided to give it another test drive, sadly it hasn't changed and will be relegated back from where it came, the rose is still dull and uninteresting while the coffee note seems to have gone stale, such a shame as I have 3 bottles of this in storage, 2 are un-opened and I'm afraid they will remain that way, the fragrance reminds me of those cola / coffee candies sold in dollar outlet stores ! Aye Carumba. . .

Dec
04
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I think of this as a "tweaked" version of Black Walnut. I like BW more than this so I won't be seeking a bottle.

UPDATE: Over time it becomes more "chemical"/woody and really unpleasant to me. If you detest "iso e super overload" scents I suggest sampling this one before purchasing a bottle.

Aug
23
2013
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

What a moment of serendipity JV Rock Vol 1 has given to me. Little did I ever believe my quest for a sweet lil gem of an evening scent would lead me to this relatively unknown version of JV for men. Many reviewers will speak of style over substance with Vol 1. I would disagree and correct that to a perfectly crafted blending of style with substance. A rarity indeed in my many years of buying and testing perfume. Ok, so onto the impressions from the first spray. Initial opening is somewhat hard to grasp. There is a huge delivery of alcohol with some muted accords that will unfold with time. Rose is detectable after 20mins along with a wonderful sweet coffee accord that will make your mouth water. In fact it does for me every time I wear this fragrance. An hour in and the rose is shining through , not in an overly floral way, but one that makes one pause and wonder how can this perfumer get the rose and coffee to behave so exemplary together. The drydown is exquisite , mysterious, laid back and indulgent. Black leather and tobacco flower give a final decadent air to this scent. All the time, the wearer could be lounging around some uber cool bar looking the part and smelling like the most suave alluring cat in the joint. Rock on JV !!

Aug
19
2013
instantjim
instantjim

Picked up a sealed bottle(in box) for $20. I have a heavy cold at the moment, so it is hard to say too much about it, though it is nothing out of the ordinary. The packaging is definitely better than the fragrance.

Aug
15
2012
edwardmykle
edwardmykle

Would LOVE to get my hands on a bottle of this without getting raped on price. If anyone knows where or has one they are willing to sell, please PM me.
Thank you!

Apr
07
2012
edwardmykle
edwardmykle

Would LOVE to get my hands on a bottle of this without getting raped on price. If anyone knows where or has one they are willing to sell, please PM me.
Thank you!

Apr
07
2012
Juicemateus
Juicemateus

Really love it! I just bought one for $40 on sale.. Should I buy more?? Is it definitely limited edition?

Feb
01
2012
eprives2011
eprives2011

Its been a few months since I was able to get Rock Volume One eventhough its discontinued. Thanks to a lady on ebay who was selling a few of them was kind enough to sell me one for less than what it use to cost when it was out in the market. This fragrance is masculine, elegant, great for evening. my only problem with it is the same thing of the John Varvatos line. It's longevity or lack of it is my problem, other than that I love this fragrance and all those from the John Varvatos line of fragrances. except that new one John Varvatos USA. haven't smelled it and something about it doesn't appeal to me even to try it.

Dec
29
2011
Unforgivable
Unforgivable

I dont even know how to begin. Talking about this masterpiece of fine perfumery... I've never in my life so far came across this kind of 'taste' - unbelievable and amazing are just two ordinary words that won't describe this fragrance - only few were produced back in 2009 and today i can say that finally i am a proud user of it - Don't think to much - Find It and Grab It - It is a Fragrance with NO REGRET - and it was a Blind Buy in my case :)

Oct
18
2011
Lana Lool
Lana Lool

I have come to love this fragrance. Rose, sage, and tobacco have almost a slight citrus hue when combined. I can't even really seperate any notes out of this except the rose, and I love it. I am lucky enough to have just got my hands on a 4.2 of this, and I will use this often. It really is unique and can be used all seasons. What a great signature this would make. Nothing else like it around, yet it's not wild or weird, just attractive and smells damn good to me. This is my favorite JV fragrance by FAR!!Rock on!

Jul
21
2011
eprives2011
eprives2011

If anyone has an unused or opened but hardly used bottle of john varvatos rock volume one maybe we can come to some kind of compromise. It might sound crazy but i'm obsessed in getting a bottle or two of this cologne.
Please respond if interested,
EPRives

Feb
19
2011
eprives2011
eprives2011

IF ANYONE KNOWS OR HAS AN IDEA ON WHERE AND HOW I CAN GET MY HANDS ON A BOTTLE OR TWO OF John Varvatos Rock Vol. 1 I'D BE EXTREMELY GREATFULL

Feb
19
2011
masboi
masboi

hmmm... really want to try it.
i like john varvatos the original one, but it didn't last long on my skin.

Aug
23
2010
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

This fragrance has many more notes that just coffee and rose in the original JV scent. The correct notes are as follows: rose, coffee, fig, clary sage,a metallic aldehyde accord, vanilla, black leather, corriander and night-blooming tobacco accord.

This gives a more complete "picture" of the overall constuction and development. I find it quite different, heady and slightly gourmand...

Jun
27
2010
4xxx4
4xxx4

sorry johny but your scents are not my cup of tea...and rock v.1 is not an exception,,like xerces wrotes, it s original JV but better,,hm better?i dont know..i rather think that to original formula has been added some else notes, that has meaned to updated that one to higher level, but nothing like that was happened...no varvatos...i dont like this one

Mar
31
2010
xerces1492
xerces1492

like the original JV but BETTER! as far as cologne's go, i have an indian palate which handles sensory overload a bit too well so this is just perfect. this cologne is definetely not for the faint of heart. probably the best part is the leather. a lot of people criticize JV because of the unusual flat medjool date note. that dull sweetness that is the date fruit however helps tame the animalism that comes from the leather and sandalwood. the coffee adds definition that was lacking in the original JV. sometimes i wonder if it has ferromagnetic properties when around the female species. lol

Feb
20
2010
andy
andy

think someone at the scent counter pushed this one... it smells nice, well done but nothing near as good as the original just seems like a remixed over priced "new version"

Oct
26
2009
c3c
c3c

My boyfriend and I went looking for a cologne and once we found this we were both hooked. Funny, the gal at the counter wanted to douse him in it before we'd smelled it and I kept trying to stop her (ya never know) but she doused him anyway. Turns out it's fabulous! I follow him around when he's wearing it and snuggle all I can. So boys, if you don't want your lady all over you don't wear this one, otherwise what are you waiting for? Sexy, yummy, MMMMMMM!

Oct
24
2009
jonr951
jonr951

I found it at Nordstrom 2day! AMAZING! The first of his mens colognes that i actually love!! I LOVE IT! Rock Vol. 1 is his absolute best! I need to have it! Like right now! Seriously! Its freakin WONDERFUL!

Aug
15
2009
HOTRODS BY JP
HOTRODS BY JP

HI, Just recieved my rock volume one, and test spray on some paper, and i must say that Its not bad, IT is very sharp and spicey,I will have to ware It some more, I can tell you this IT is verry different from what i am use to having on,i love smelling nice so i have tried many mens cologne to find out what i love in mens cologne, so if you have more to share with me then i welcome you ,and yes rock volume is a keeper,the next pne pn my list is new harlem Bond No9 byNYC till NEXT TIME, SUPER HEROS WANTED!!!

Jul
15
2009

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