Realities For Men really does smell almost exactly like Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme - a powdery green citrus and spice scent for men. The only difference I can smell is that it's drier, a little bit lighter and less powdery, and less sweet than D&G, meaning therefore that I like Realities better. Realities smells like a powdery version of Irish Spring soap, and I like that.
If you like powdery spicy scents that have a touch of freshness as well, then you should consider Realities For Men. It projects well without being offensive and you can smell it all day. It's a real bargain.
MY RATING: 7.5/10
I'm amazed at how people mention how this smells similar to d&g and how much they love that fragrance yet they give realities a mediocre review! If that isn't a textbook defintion brand of bias then I don't know what is!
This is a GREAT scent, similar to D&G but i'd say it's a "lite" version - it's cheaper, it's more versatile, it's very agreeable to most people that smell it around you. It's a great overall scent and the fact that it comes close to being one of your favorite scents is an excellent thing!
Very decent price. This is another one of those areas where if you see it at tjmaxx,ross,marshalls etc. . . then it's a no brainer to just buy it. You won't be dissapointed.
Realities used to be an every day wearer for me. This one is much better than Graphite Blue for sure. I'm not a huge fan of Claiborne fragrances, but Realities is considerably good. It seems to be one of those love or hate colognes though.
It is said to be a powdery scent which some may find nauseating. As the top notes say Italian grapefruit, mandarin, and wet greens.. I don't really get that from it. I get more of a coconut and lemon burst along with all of the woodsy middle notes. Although with those top notes of grapefruit, mandarin and wet greens in my mind.. I kind of get them if i smell hard enough. The dry down is very simple..cedar.. lots of it. The base notes of nutmeg, tea and ginger are all noticeable as well.
This a good every day wearer. Realities can be worn during any season, and longevity is about 5-6 hours. Also this is one of those fragrances that smells much more powerful in the bottle than on your skin, so before ruling it out, you should give it a shot. I give this one a C+
I tried wearing this and wished more of the greens would shine through, but rather it's the spices that do. For me, it just smells a little too mature for my liking. It's not a bad smell, but it's not a smell I'd wear. Ever.
maybe its a D&G clone but it smells really good the only reason i do not wear this is it's overpowering nature and it can QUICKLY become cloying
besides that this is a good scent
28th August, 2009 (last edited: 12th October, 2009)