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    Default MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    Ive been told that... Is that true? Is INDIVIDUAL similar to SMW?

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    Not to me.

    I hated Individuel (it was a gift from someone at my work) and immediately gave my bottle away to my young nephew. Silver Mountain Water (when I owned it) I loved.

    I find them NOTHING alike.
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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    i dunno, but i've seen it selling piss cheap over here! like $15 or summat...

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    I don't think they're alike either.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Cool Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    I'll take a bottle of Himalaya over both.

    However, I've noticed that Individuel gets a bit of a bad rap on the reviews, with many commenting that it's a Joop! rip-off.

    I don't think they're THAT similar--but if they are, then let's hear it for one the most improved rip-offs in perfumery!

    Joop! is cloying synthetic crap.

    ( Does that sound somewhat negative? )

    MB Individuel is what a well paid GQ looking 20 something would use for officewear.

    SMW is a refined, intriguing acqua scent anyone with good taste can enjoy but it's Creed and therefore, evil

    Say, did I mention that I like Himalaya better?

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    Individuel and SMW are nothing alike.

    Individuel and Original Santal are similar.

    Pierre Bourdon did Individuel... just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    Not by a long shot. Nope.


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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    wit all due respect to individuel, its not a bad scent atall. matter of fact those who havent tried it yet are in for a pleasant suprise.

    and about the comparison? no idea, will get my hands on the SMW in a month or so! will be curious to chk it out then!

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    To me it smells closer to Joop than it does to SMW.

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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Individuel and SMW are nothing alike.

    Individuel and Original Santal are similar.
    I agree with this comparison.
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    Default Re: MONT BLANC INDIVIDUEL... A cheap alternative to SMW?

    First of all, let me say MB Individuel is a reinterpretation of Joop! Homme.
    To my nose, the contrast between the Joop base and "Minty-Black Currant" in MBI's top notes has some similarities to SMW. But obviousely I dont recommend buying MBI blindly. Be careful because MBI is a very sweet scent with monsterous sillage!

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