GORGEOUS stuff. Similar to BY by Dolce & Gabbana, more of a tonka opening with less leather/ anamalic notes towards the end, while retaining the tonka throughout. BY by Dolce & Gabbana is my favourite scent and while Kristiansand New York is no where near as beautiful, it does invoke memories of BY (which has unfortunately been discontinued).
02nd February, 2012 (last edited: 07th February, 2012)
Very powdery, a little bit of amber, on the sweet side. Don't get the Green Pepper or Sage at all.
Opening note gets your attention immediately. Smells vaguely familiar.
If I told you it was the scent of a poisonous flower, you would believe me. If I told you it had been scientifically proven to loosen the inhibitions of most women after three long sniffs, you wuld give me the benefit of the doubt. Without sounding too Ad Agency, it is filled with possibilities.
A bit of crispness that stays for a minute at the most.. It starts out very HOT from the pepper and stays that way for a while on my skin.. it then starts to cool down into a warm, sensual, sweet scent. You can tell the amber in this frag is pricey because it blends with the scent and gives it a perfect warm/sweet balance. The middle also has a very slight slight smokiness.. The dry down lasts for a VERY LONG time on my skin -- it's very smooth, creamy. Then it gets a bit powdery and earthy with a bit of a resin smell as it dries away.
I really love this fragrance! It's a great alternative to By Man if you're missing that one or starting to find it harder to find.
Very similar to By Man , but not as long lasting , but hey its better than nothing or paying 250 on ebay
An outstanding fragrance that has a unique powdery story. I have worn this scent many times and I always get compliments on it, even with people who don't normally like fragrance. It has a 15 percent concentration and the fragrance will last all day.
Pretty good Frag :-) Smells similar to Creeds GIT,i enjoyed this. Longevity is mediocre