Realities (New) by Liz Claiborne, Realities (New) is a men’s Oriental fougere cologne with woody, citrus, green, fresh spicy, fresh, and floral main accords.
Announced in 2004, this fragrance leads with head notes of lemon, ginger, green notes, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin orange, orchid, and tea. Following are heart notes of patchouli, peony, cyclamen, syringe, cedar, nutmeg, and orange blossom. At the end are base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, musk, moss, cashmere wood, and woodsy notes. Best for day wear, this scent can be worn throughout the year.
Liz Claiborne studied art informally and gained work as a sketch artist and a designer. Frustrated by the lack of available clothes for working women, Claiborne founded her own company with her husband and two other partners in 1976. She changed the way retail stores marketed clothes by having her clothes grouped together in a display with her brand name. Her separates were made to be mixed and matched with each other. Though her company was a success through the 1980s, its assets are now part of Kate Spade & Company and the brand name is defunct. The first fragrance was launched in 1986, and Elizabeth Arden holds the brand’s fragrance license.