Never tried original. Tried a day after mix, LA gave me a nasty floral taste and I almost threw it out. I gave 10ml each to two friends to try and they loved it. So after 3 weeks I still had almost 10ml left and tried again. Floral is practically gone and tastes awesome. I have problems with a lot of fruit flavors being floral, I have yet to find a strawberry I can vape and I have tried all the typical brands.