Both cigarettes are original and made by authorized producers. All cigarettes are first choice and fresh. There is an insignificant taste difference between cigarettes made in Asia and Europe due to the fact that producers make cigarettes adapted to the tastes of local markets. Most smokers think that Asian made cigarettes are close to the taste of cigarettes made for the American market on the other hand some smokers think that European made cigarettes are stronger then in the USA. You need to try two sorts in order to choose which type is right for you.