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Individuel (2003)
by Montblanc


Individuel information

Year of Launch2003
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 376 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerPierre Bourdon
SupplierFragrance Resources
PackagingFranzrudolf Lehnert
Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchProcter & Gamble > P&G Prestige Beaute

About Individuel

Individuel is a masculine fragrance by Montblanc. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Bourdon. The bottle was designed by Franzrudolf Lehnert

Individuel fragrance notes

Reviews of Individuel

Ok, full disclosure: I have been going back 10+ years into my collection to find those offerings that were overlooked when they were released. I reckon I will do the same a decade into the future for such releases like Lacoste L'Homme: no love at the moment 'cause the l'homme market is crowded. Ditto Guerlain's L'Homme and flankers for that matter.

On to Individuel: LOVE it. A masculine gourmand relying on raspberry for its sweetness. Perhaps TF's Tuscan Leather has opened up raspbery in a new way...I find myself fawning over Individuel despite being a decade and a half old.

Comparisons to Joop and Creed OS are valid...but Individuel is different: strangely restrained but manages to deliver all the goods.

Buy it may soon be hard to come by. Remember V Valentino?
15th November, 2017
Heard the hype so I booked a ticket and decided to get on the train.

My sample arrived lats week. Very disappointed.

The opening is just awful. In the dry down I do get some similarities with Original Santal but not the 95% likeness that some harp on about. Maybe 40%. But it is much cruder. The best thing about OS is that it is super smooth and very creamy. This is very sharp and very harsh. Great projection but not for me!! This is something an 18 year old on a budget would wear.
08th November, 2017
This is very good and solid in all respects. The sillage smells like Jeremy Fragrance described it, "sexy, masculine freshness." Look, the only way to know if you'll fall in love with a fragrance is to try it out, but if you want to smell good for others, then this is an extremely safe blind buy. I just bought four more bottles to be my signature cool/cold weather scent because it's so enjoyable and versatile.
12th October, 2017
I've heard a lot about this scent. A very, very good work. Not phenomenal, but very good.

A more humane version of Joop!Homme, at least for those who don't like Joop!.

Montblanc Indiviuel is a very nice, unburdening, bright spirited oriental for all circumstances and occasions. Sweet and potent, but not heavy and dense. Far more decent than Joop! Homme that still remains a beast that devours everything in its site, including the wearer.

Conclusion: considering what you get for this price, this is a must have fall and winter signature scent. Return of invest is this fragrance's top advantage when getting potential customers, and for a good reason. Smells very good and costs very cheap.

Originality 5/10
Scent 8/10
Longevity 8/10
Projection 7/10
12th September, 2017
I finally picked Montblanc's Individuel up after seeing Jeremy Fragrance reviews and top ten lists on YouTube. I am a huge fan of Joop! Homme and seeing this being compared to that was a no brainer to check it out.

From the first blast you immediately get tart raspberry, vanilla and leathery musk notes that give off a sweet yet masculine vibe. The similarity to Joop! Homme cannot be understated or ignored as they are extremely similar.

However, Individuel is like a less abrasive, more natural smelling scent when compared to Joop! Homme. You can think of Joop! Homme as the nightlife version, with it's super strong sillage and massively projecting characteristics that make it so popular.

Individuel would be the daytime, office or indoors version of the same scent. Its a little less cherry, a bit more musk, and while still a very solid performing fragrance when compared to Joop! Homme, its nevertheless more subtle and less offensive.

As it dries down, a base of raspberry, vanilla scented musk carries through for hours on end and smells absolutely wonderful.

Insider fragrance enthusiasts will immediately recognize that Creed Original Santal smells exactly the same as Individuel, yet costs at least four times as much. Individuel performs better than Original Santal and was released two years prior so go figure.

With a liberal application of a dozen sprays to the neck, chest, wrists and shoulders I am getting over 10+ hours of longevity, with excellent projection and sillage lasting several days on clothing and fabric. This leaves a wonderful trail of scent around you and gets quite a few compliments from women.

If you're a fan of Joop! Homme, or Creed Original Santal you cannot go wrong with Individuel. Get it while its still cheap because as word gets out the prices seem to be rising. Just as I wrote this review, a month later prices went up $5-$10 already.
28th April, 2017 (last edited: 04th May, 2017)
Bought this blind on a whim because the reviews were good.

Bottle presentation is great but something about this scent doesn't sit right with me.
Unlike my other fragrances this doesn't spark any emotion in me when I put it on.
Just not as exciting as I thought it would be, or maybe it's just too soft for me.

Sillage is ok but longetivity is average.
23rd February, 2017

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