Individuel 2003Eau de Toilette

Individuel (Eau de Toilette) by Montblanc
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Individuel (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Montblanc for men and was released in 2003. The scent is sweet-fruity. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Coriander, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, Juniper berry, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Dark chocolate, Oakmoss, Raspberry, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (777 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (667 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (671 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (676 Ratings)
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Rquill67

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Rquill67
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Love the dry-down on this one!
I’m not an invictus fan, nor do I lean towards “freshies” or “blue aquatic” fragrances and thank gawd Mont Blanc’s Individuel is neither of those, but it’s not a trying to be a Joop! Homme clone or even an updated Joop! Homme brother either as some reviewers have stated. I’m not a fan of the opening of this fragrance but really enjoy the mid and the dry-down. The opening has that pineapple note that just kinda ruins it for me; but wait a couple minutes and the raspberry, cinnamon and chocolate start to shine through. But yet it’s not a dark chocolate or deep amber or sweet fragrance. Mont Blanc has managed to keep this light yet out of the typical blue or freshie territory. I’m actually a big fan of Joop! Homme and I can tell you that this smells nothing like that one. You could wear Individuel for any season or any occasion. It’s crowd and mass appealing and nothing that screams new or different, and it’s good for its genre of fragrances. I give this one a 7 / 10 and would recommend for any frag-heads collection.
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DerJulian
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"You call that an office fragrance?"
This is what I asked myself when, motivated to buy by a certain Mr Fragrance, I smelled this fragrance from Montblanc for the first time.

The reason: in the top note it radiates such a penetrating and for me in places aggressive chewing gum sweetness (like these cuboid Hubba Bubba - chewing gums that often lay in the kiosk right next to the shelf of sweets for the "colourful bags"), which it only puts down in the middle note and "comes to rest" with tasteful floral tones.

So the first shock is followed by a "positive disillusionment" and the mixture of the sweet components described at the beginning with violet, amber and delicate vanilla works surprisingly well, although I have different ideas about an office fragrance (this is the status of this fragrance according to my research of many Fora and YouTube channels) (not necessarily more subtle, but definitely drier, less sweet).

Calvin Klein ("Contradiction", "Be" or directly most other fragrances from the same house), Lalique (Encre Noire Sport; White), Guerlain (Homme; L'homme ideal Cologne) or Creed (Himalayas) have repeatedly shown how versatile fragrances can be for this area of application and at the same time retain a certain sweetness, fruitiness or freshness.
Balance is the keyword here and I have to say that the "individual" is a little too angular for me.

For the summer it is definitely recommendable, but due to its wildness it is not as versatile as I would like it to be. But due to the excellent price it is worth a look.
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Blind purchase
because of the community :-)

I have to admit that the only reason I bought this fragrance is because of the Montblanc brand. No kidding. Of course, because it is supposed to resemble a Creed fragrance, and who wants to spend €200 on a fragrance? I do, but not on Creed.

I really wanted to test this fragrance, because various perfume lovers talked about it. Besides, it's not that expensive.

When I tested the fragrance several times I noticed the following: it does not change. From beginning to end.

It smells sweet and fruity to me all the time, in fact it smells like raspberry. An Albanian colleague, who never complimented me before, suddenly said: "You smell good yes" I: "Stop it, you are saying that extra" He: "No, the smell smells really delicious"

In fact I received a compliment from a lady as well.

Personally, I don't think much of this fragrance. It has nothing special for me and somehow smells like Hubba Hubba. I like hubba hubba, but I don't always want to smell it.

I wear it only when I don't know what to wear (happens rarely) and want compliments.

Shelf life and silage are okay for this price, about average.
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Jottenn123
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Cheap and artificial
If you are looking for cheap and at the same time "good" perfumes, you will hardly be able to avoid this one. For the low price blindly ordered. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. From my point of view it smells cheap and artificial. Not my case at all. The performance is ok. The flacon looks chic. Everything else is not to my liking personally.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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The Individual Needs That Differ From Each Person
I noticed Montblanc Individuel by chance while looking for another perfume on Youtube, and a video appeared that examined the cheap men's fragrances with an unquestionably significant impact. Vlogger, like many other people on the web, referred to the similarity with Joop! Homme, the dark purple juice that I loved and wore just released in the early nineties. Hence, I pursued research and found that three colognes share the same vibe and common foundation, with a strong orange blossom initial note, such as Joop! Homme (1989), MB Individuel (2003), and Creed Original Santal (2005). The former has appealing qualities, much bolder, opulent and somehow cloying if worn in the wrong season, but was one of the biggest clubbing bombs, instead, this one is more on the aromatic side. About the latter, I have no idea since I never smelled it. So yes, at first glance, the similarity with Joop! Homme is inevitable if you happened to feel it or use it. However, this is only the first impression, because compared side by side the two share the same vibration, the same cherry syrup accord, but then proceed in two separate ways.

As soon as you spray this scent on the skin, you're going to notice that raspberry sweetness, delightful with clean laundry nuances but neither gourmand nor cloying. You can get it from the very beginning up to the dry-down where the note is supposed to be. But, there is also a sort of crisp freshness and balminess coming from the aromatic herbs and spices. My chemistry enhances the odorous notes of icy mint, memory balm rosemary, calming blueish lavender, sparkling coriander leaf, and juniper berry, which rise from the skin pleasantly. Instead, I don't get any citrus notes, yet I seem to catch some fruity pineapple accord, but it could be my nose. Other elements provide a woodier spice accord, such as cardamom and juniper. In this initial stage, Individuel is metallic, grey, a little deep. The cinnamon, raspberry, and juniper notes in Individuel give it a slightly fruity aroma which distinguishes it, in my opinion.

A little while later, there are a bunch of floral notes present, which creates a powdery feel. I can nearly detect individual blossoms like jasmine, violet, and orange flower, surrounded by a touch of green geranium.

Eftsoons, as it dries down, this clean freshness becomes woodier and creamier. The sweetness of the raspberry pairs with vanilla, on top of that sandalwood base. And a touch of amber, which arrives rather quickly for an oriental. A chocolate-like berry note lurks in there, too. Musk and moss hesitate, and I don't get them so pronounced as in Joop!. Thus, a luscious slightly woody scent, with a creaminess, and dotted with cinnamon spice.

Provocative, some people love it, some others hate it. Though, I believe that this scent grows and grows on you, the more you wear it, the more you appreciate it. On my skin, the overall smell highlights juniper berry, raspberry, vanilla, cedarwood. The sweet, fruity aroma makes MB Individuel perfect for those seasons where its neither too warm nor too cold, Autumn and Winter's days fit flawlessly. The projection is pretty good, it's not overwhelming, but not weak either, and I also get moderate longevity, of about the whole day, depending on the weather. Individuel is a solid performer and more than useful, for most occasions. However, for the price, I think it'd be a nice pickup for the late winter or early spring months.
About the perfumer, Pierre Bourdon likes to create pure aura scents using complicated formulas and pyramids, and he does it successfully in Kouros, Cool Water, and Individuel. I love the first two more than the third, but Individuel holds its own and is worthy of Bourdon, and of anyone who wears modern orientals.

This review is based upon a 75ml bottle I own (Batch code i353, Production date 2018-12-19).

Stay well; stay healthy.

-Elysium
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MichaNase
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Sweet - Woody - Synthetic - But where is the raspberry?
After getting to know Parfumo and reading through various reviews, I actually went on a blind purchase. What can go wrong with a fresh raspberry potion? At that time Individuel was still in the Top 100! I had to like him
So what went wrong? Well, my nose went crooked. I sprayed the scent on my wrist and sniffed. Fresh for a minute, then sweet and woody. What about fruity? The fruit tends to sink in. Well, what about raspberry? I have frozen raspberries every morning and what I smell of fruit at Individuel does not smell like raspberries. Ok, I can imagine that someone can imagine that the fruity component might smell like a raspberry. At least go in the berry direction.
I also can't see any resemblance to fabric-softer/softwash, the sweetness is too heavy and penetrating - and above all the sweetness is too boring for me, because I miss the playfulness. Simply too well-behaved the boy.

Anyway, I was disappointed. The scent then remained rather linear sweet-woody. Over several years I tried again and again to get closer to the scent. But neither of us has warmed up to this day. At the last spraying I was finally annoyed by the sweetness and glad when the smell was gone
However, my colleagues liked the scent! They found my Lacoste pour Homme by far not so good in comparison.
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Nils2502
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Montblanc the Alps
Montblanc has created a fragrance here that will remain modern for many years to come.
The fragrance is similar to Creed Original Santal.
That's why I affectionately call the Creed Unoriginal Santal, because the Montblanc first saw the light of day.

The fragrance has a beautiful raspberry. Mint and vanilla note. The fragrance is fresh but at the same time fruity and spicy
Personally, I don't like the bottle, because it doesn't sit funny in the hand, and I also don't think the spray head is very good.

For the price, however, the fragrance is an absolute must!

Whoever wants a Creed alternative is in very good hands here.
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Was I lucky then?
Anyone who follows the Fragrance YouTuber, especially Jeremy Fragrance, on YouTube will have noticed that Jeremy in particular thinks very highly of this chemotherapy. It is sold as a simple, round office scent. "Fresh, luxurious fabric softener with a raspberry touch" is the classic quote from the YouTuber. Moreover, Montblanc Individual is considered a perfume that resembles Creed Original Santal. If so, then Creed was inspired by Montblanc, because the fragrance was launched only two years after Montblanc Individuel ;-) The two do indeed have a certain similarity, but at Montblanc it smells fruitier.

Individuals actually smell of freshly washed clothes. I still find it very difficult to distinguish the individual nuances of the scent pyramid from each other, it seems to be a little bit of everything, but this melts into a very soft, pleasantly smelling casual perfume. Only the raspberry really stands out, but by no means penetrating, but springlike and delicious.

Now, to the problem. When I leaf through the comments here, it seems that everyone has a different perception of this perfume. Unfortunately, there are several reports (and therefore I really don't believe that they write nonsense) that the perfume smells strongly diluted and soapy. So it seems that Individuel has a strong problem with reformulation. The question is, when did the fragrance seem to change so quickly? In terms of the pure scent character, I can really only say good things about my version! Ok, the durability is a bit lousy, the fragrance has problems to survive the 4 hour mark on the skin, but it fights. Can I get over it a little bit here? But otherwise the perfume is exactly what I expected.

What's really exciting are the batch codes of my bottle: in fact, the batch code on my packaging differs from the one on the bottle. According to Checkfresh, my packaging says it's a 2010 batch, whereas the batch on the bottle is dated 2014... that's odd. Oh yes, I bought the fragrance from Notino back then. The question is, which production year is correct? Anyway, it seems that I was lucky with my batch. But with all the comments, I don't know if I should use up my bottle so quickly, because apparently the new batches are no good. That's why it's really difficult for me to make a recommendation and consider ordering this perfume again.

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SvenScent
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Fresh, fruity, flowery, pure

I like wearing this scent. Mont Blancs Individuel has a fruity and flowery appearance, exudes a clean freshness and even a spicy and masculine fragrance when dried. For me, a real good-tempered perfume. That's why I like it especially in spring; when it starts to green and blossom it is just the right fragrance!

His borrowings from Joop Homme cannot be concealed by individuals, but they seem more complex, more modern, softer and less obtrusive. Sillage and durability are okay for this price range in my opinion. And what I also quickly noticed: Especially women like him...

As a simple and pleasant nose flatterer, this newcomer has its justification. If "merry" could smell, it would smell like Individual...
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Sengajaa
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Disappointed
I was blinded by the good reviews. Acts extremely penetrating only after soap and this for hours. Unfortunately I read later that it was reformulated and watered down. According to the batch code of April 19. I will dispose of the cheap soap plörre
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Statements

TorkeTorke 9 days ago
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Jeremy actually said it best: clean sheets with a touch of raspberry.
Pleasent smell, but very synthetic smelling
AMGMoonHaloAMGMoonHalo 44 days ago
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Strong aromatic intro. Sweet fresh floral woody clean scent with a touch of spice. It's not gourmand. Compliment worthy.
GreMuserGreMuser 58 days ago
I really don' get the hype, I smell only sickening and super synthetic raspberry.
JohnnieShoreJohnnieShore 97 days ago
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Reserved but different.
Good for daytime indoor activities like lunch. Ok for the office but actually too interesting for it.
AithanAithan 10 months ago
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Start with sweet opening and end with fresh scent.
Love the fresh base. Can't handle the opening.
Project very strong at opening.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 20 months ago
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Very versatile for any kind of weather/situations. As it does everything well it does not excell at anything. A bit boring but a safe buy.
KLewisKLewis 23 months ago
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Nice scent but not fantastic longevity. Similar to Creed Original Santal but fruitier, and Joop Homme but not as overpoweringly sweet.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 24 months ago
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Overrated and synthetic! Yep very close to Original Santal. If you like the Creed go for this one.
DPArtistDPArtist 2 years ago
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Blind buy due to the hype (so much for being 'individual' hey) ; scent is not for me, far too sweet. But maybe the ladies will like it...
MrHonestMrHonest 3 years ago
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Am I the only one who gets chocolate? Really dig your nose in...it's in there. Not my fav from the house, but a solid "city" frag + value.

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