In my opinion, there is a little bit of genius in this one. i like it
I purchased this blind after reading the reviews.
The bottle I received has the orange color fluid-not the blue.
It's not a bad fragrance but it's not very unique either.
To my nose this smells so similar to IZOD that I'm not at all impressed. IZOD has better longevity.
Yes 'Reaction T-shirt' is clean and fresh and nice for casual wearing but really, having worn Izod for years this seems like a boring rendition with a little more citrus added. That's it. Why pay the extra bucks for a gimmicky name?
And speaking of gimmicks...what about the name 't-shirt?'
This should be named 'Reaction Underpants' since the longevity of this fragrance is so 'brief'.
I am still waiting for the review that states "I have underpants that smell exactly like this".
22nd June, 2014 (last edited: 23rd June, 2014)
Top Notes: Pear, Watermelon, Red Apple, Passion-fruit
Middle Notes: Gin, Lavender, Juniper
Base Notes: Cotton Flower, Musk, Sandalwood, Virginia Cedar
Reaction T-Shirt is actually a very unique and interesting fragrance. It doesn't remind me of anything that I've smelled but does give off the clean vibe from Gendarme for Men. Picture that clean, fresh linen smell from Gendarme. Now add all the fruity notes and gin, and that's what it smells like. In the top I get a puree of all the fruits blended, then I get a bit of the lavender and a heap of gin in the middle with the fruits still sweetening the mix, and in the base, I get a light musk and cotton flower with the gin/lavender/fruit puree dominantly lingering over. It's the scent of your favorite white cotton T-Shirt after it comes out of the dryer, assuming that you also used fruit-scented dryer sheets. You know when you're going out with friends but it's a casual hang out so you wear just any casual cologne? Y'all possibly go shoot pool or have a few drinks at a casual bar, maybe hang out and just have a few beers at each other's house while watching a game, then after the evening is over, you come home and crash out in your clothes. You wake up at noon and have nothing special planned so you stay in that same clothes and for the remainder of that day you keep smelling the light, leftover remnants of your cologne, from the previous night, on your t-shirt. You've just smelled Reaction T-Shirt! I really enjoy this one but sillage isn't so good but then again, that would sort of defeat the purpose of what this fragrance is about. I've only received a handful of compliments while wearing this but they were positive. Longevity is around 4-6 hours and it's a casual scent, nothing too special, good for anyone in their teens to someone in their 30's. It's meant for the warmer months but also works in cooler weather. My overall rating B-
It's clean, fresh, icy, comforting and unique. I love this in my rotation of fragrances.
It really does smell like a t-shirt.
Not in a clothes detergent type of way. Not in a fresh from the store type of way. Not really in any way other than the thought of a t-shirt and what it stands for. The elegant freedom and the youthful rebellious nature of how it should smell to be happy. I'll try to describe to you this abstract thought for a moment.
Imagine lying back on your comfy plush couch with some loose-fitting, empty-pocketed, cut-off jogging suit shorts. Feet kicked back, cooling sweat on your brow. Your wearing an old shirt you haven't worn in years, but is so soft you wonder why it's been so long. It's summer and it's hot outside. You've just got done mowing the lawn and then taking a swim and you really just needed a break from it all. Just the simple pleasure of the fleeting breeze from the oscillating fan is enough to put a smile on your face. You have a newly opened glass bottle of your favorite soda in one hand and the remote to your tv in the other. At the exact moment that you realize your favorite show is on and just getting back from a commercial, you catch a whiff of the new cologne you're tried on for the first time earlier that day...
At that moment you understand what I mean. You understand what it a t-shirt is all about.