A smell-a-like is a perfume that smells like a designer fragrance but with a different name and packaging, and at a cheaper price. A smell-a-like isn't an exact copy, but often smells very similar.
this isn't an exact dupe, original tommy girl was a little bitter on me (though not on others) but still fresh and all the other lovely notes. Joe Girl was and still is a beautiful non-cheap smelling likeness. it is a good scent in its own right; doesn't have the slight bitter edge with my chemistry - but that might be more of an age and chemistry thing
Bought this one and it is the same as the original and lasts for a good couple of hours.