When it comes to cologne, most brands aren’t focused on old-world craftsmanship. In fact, the majority aims for the complete opposite—opting for sleek bottle designs that are more reflective of techie gadgets or sports cars to allure the manly man. John Varvatos, who recently presented his superhero-themed Fall 2014 collection, is never one to follow trends, as Kiss front man Paul Stanley explained, and is more concerned with timeless style. And the latest addition to his fragrance portfolio, Artisan Acqua, stays true to the label’s DNA and the designer’s attention to detail. The flask-like flacon was inspired by Varvatos’ personal collection of rattan bottles and the netting that surrounds the glass vessel is handwoven—making each creation unique. The eau inside, blended by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, is equally as special: A “distilled essence” of pistachio tree resin (lentinsque) is being used for the first time in this fragrance, along with top notes of angelic root, mandarin, and galbanum (the aromatic product of a Persian plant). The spicy heart contains basil, jasmine sambac, and clary sage, with moss, patchouli, and balsam fir rounding out the base. A regular on the John Varvatos runway, Jonas Kesseler serves as the face of the print campaign lensed by John Balsom. Judging by the shirtless photo above, the model embodies the “spresszatura, or effortless nonchalance,” the designer aspired to capture in this scent.