Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Realities For Men


It's time to review another bargain bin cheapie: Realities For Men.  I love reviewing these kind of fragrances, because so often they're ignored by most people, yet turn out to be pretty good.  This is a good budget fragrance that can hold its own against a lot of other, more expensive designer scents.

Most people will tell you that this is a clone of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme, and I'm not going to argue with that.  The resemblance is blatantly obvious.  If you've never smelled D&GPH or this, what you have here is a powdery but dry and spicy floral oriental scent.  The color of the juice is a pale, olive green, and the color suits the scent very well, because I do smell some green, Irish Spring soap-like notes in Realities.  I enjoy this part of the scent because it offsets the powderiness and gives it an unusual freshness, something you rarely find in an oriental.  Realities For Men, like D&G PH, seems like a modern-day interpretation of the powdery floral musks that dandies from the Victorian era in England wore.  It's not as fussy smelling, however, because Realities is a relatively dry fragrance. 

This is a great scent to have if you like Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme but don't want to pay its high price.  It's almost like a knockoff of that fragrance.  However, Realities is drier, less sweet and less powdery, and therefore I prefer it.

MY RATING:  7.5/10

Fragrance House:  Liz Claiborne

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