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    Default Kristiansand NY blind buy?

    Hey folks,



    Im hearing a log of good things about this cologne. I'm a huge fan of by man so my question is would this be a safe blind buy?



    Nick

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    Default Re: Kristiansand NY blind buy?

    I always say, test first. I liked this fragrance (for him, not for me) more than my husband did. That said, it is not overly expensive, particularly from Beauty Cafe with the BN coupon code
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    I think it's relatively safe, especially if you already like By Man. But the real reason I'm posting on this thread, is because of this text I got from my girlfriend today: "I can still smell whatever cologne you had on, I never loved the smell of any type of spray so much before " not just cologne, but ANY spray lol. It's sexy stuff.
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    Default Re: Kristiansand NY blind buy?

    Normally I would say go for it, but in this instance you might want to test it first.

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    Default Re: Kristiansand NY blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by checker View Post
    Hey folks,

    Im hearing a log of good things about this cologne. I'm a huge fan of by man so my question is would this be a safe blind buy?

    Nick
    It's a safe blind buy in my opinion and can stand on its own. Don't be fooled though, it is NO WHERE NEAR by Man in any way shape or form.

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    Save your $ for an authentic bottle of BY man. Trust me

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    D&G BY Man > KSNY

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    It depends on the price. You'll get a lot of baby powder, so if you don't want to spend a lot of cash just to smell like mostly that, test first. I liked it overall, but probably won't get a bottle.

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    I really can't imagine By Man being better than Kristiansand. I'm not saying it's the greatest frag of all time, but I can see no way to improve upon the scent in that bottle, and seeing as how everyone says they're nearly identical, I can't imagine BM being better.
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    Default Re: Kristiansand NY blind buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I really can't imagine By Man being better than Kristiansand. I'm not saying it's the greatest frag of all time, but I can see no way to improve upon the scent in that bottle, and seeing as how everyone says they're nearly identical, I can't imagine BM being better.
    That's the thing, they're not identical. There are moments in KSNY that vaguely remind me of By. I would also have to say that KSNY would be the closest thing to By, but if someone bought KSNY as a replacement for By then they would probably be disappointed.

    KSNY is a good fragrance on its own merits, but in comparison KSNY would be By after a really bad reformulation...

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    I did a side by side with Kristiansand and By Man last night. KMF is right- there are moments when they are similar but they are not identical by any means. I do prefer By Man, but Kristiansand is a very nice scent too.
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