A nice fragrance. I find no oud in it though.
It is sweety, ambery and has that medicinal vibe.
I would recommend it but for the price. I would get Kalemat instead. Kalemat is an EDP to M7 EDT.
a syrupy medicinal powdery ambery oudy fragrance.
vintage version (amber glass on 4 sides): This is a great fragrance from YSL. opens up with a quiet sharp and sweet medicinal smell that is pleasant. as time progresses it gets less medicinal and more powdery and ambery. the fragrance is also quiet sweet. i always cant stop sniffing the atomizer. smells really good. the performance is good. (12 hour longevity). most suitable in cooler weather. highly recommended.
To those who looked down on M7:
Perhaps your expectations were way too high, you didn't sample it long enough, or the note associations from your experiences colored your opinion.
M7 was a major milestone in perfumery. Alberto and Jacques had experienced Arabian attars blended with oudh and wanted to find a way to introduce this kind of composition to the West. And they did just that.
M7 has an unmistakable oud note, mixed with amber, vetiver, and musk, plus some other notes. It produces a somewhat cherry wood accord. Some equate it to cherry cough syrup, but that's more of a visceral knee-jerk reaction. Intro the drydown the "cherry" subsides a bit.
This is a wonderful fragrance. It was reformulated a few years after its release (the notable visual change was the bottle, where the brown glass what changed to clear and a brown translucent sticker applied to the front side). The start is different, not quite as rich, but into the drydown it is hard to tell the two apart.
Unfortunately, YSL discontinued M7... then once interest rebounded, they released M7 Oud Absolu. That's a nice fragrance in of itself, but for me it's not a replacement for M7. If you enjoy oudh and are curious about M7, get some while you can. Prices just keep going up, making acquisition more painful to the wallet.
If i could best describe this one to you,I would tell you M7 is an AMAZING craetion by YSL.This scent is something different from what you nose smell in many fragrances and with this trait in my opinion M7 is a ROOTY cologne.
It is Ultramasculine,Stylish, Classic,Charming and Warm with 100% French style.A very rich smell.Perfect Oriental and quite balanced.it is the kind of the scent you follow someone to ask them about!
My father all time favorite scent and i adore it too.Perfect for Special Evening in AUTUMN/WINTER.in conclusion if you are expecting to find a Sophisticated Oriental with a Classic Style this one just for you!
LONGEVITY?Excellent for me like often YSL fragrances.
Thank You YSL.
This is a cherry fragrance mixed with a touch of hay and something harsh. I acknowledge none of these notes are listed, but an early western interpretation of oud might have smelt like this.
This is highly unisex and does not have much development.
Not impressed at all after all the hype. 5/10 means it just passes as wearable. Say NO to vintage prices.