Average Rating: 4

    Based on 1297 ratings
    Your Rating:
    You need to log in or register to rate

    M7 Fragrance Notes

    M7 information

    The first male scent from YSL since Tom Ford took the helm, is packaged in a deep brown bottle with a silver band at the top. The fragrance contains notes of Agarwood and is a fresh and woody sensual scent. Created by Alberto Morillas (Tommy, cK One, Angel...) and Jacques Cavalier (Issey, Ultraviolet..). The fragrance is so called as it is the seventh mens YSL brand.

    Shop for M7 products online


    $219.95
    100ml EdT

    Reviews of M7


    + Add your Review

    Showing 1 to 6 of 278 reviews.

    freewheelingvagabond's avatar

    India India

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    This review is of the first version which had dark glass on all sides.

    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent came out at a time when this house was churning out great fragrances, and this is one of them. It's hard to know to what extent Tom Ford pushed the creation of such daring releases, one can only speculate. The oud boom in western perfumery started perhaps sometime around 2007. M7 is arguably the first western fragrance to use oud, and in 2002, was way ahead of its time. Perfumers Jacques Cavallier and Alberto Morillas together are credited with creating this masterpiece.

    M7 is a stunning woody oriental centred around agarwood, with notes of amber and vetiver surrounding it. There is some hint of citrus at the beginning. The fragrance has been said to have a sweet, syrupy, medicinal vibe, which is effectively the oud-amber combination. I am personally grateful that it doesn't have vanilla which often makes such compositions overtly sweet. M7 wears like a dream, projects well and stays on skin a long time. Like many other great fragrances, it has haunting evocative qualities. If I would had to pick only one oriental, this would be it.

    I won't take the trouble of finding another vintage bottle once my existing one runs dry. The scent will fade; sentiments will not.

    08th March, 2015

    ClassicFan's avatar

    Canada Canada

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Warm agarwood smell. Quite smooth and well blended. It's a little sweet. I've never liked agarwood much but this fragrance is very enjoyable. The musk and amber make it very comfortable and versatile and probably the most versatile agarwood you could imagine. Nice dry-down that isn't too sweet or too dry.

    25th December, 2014

    tempest moon's avatar

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    The Myth, the Legend... M7.

    Tom Ford was known for a lot of things... the man who turned around the fortunes of Gucci from almost bankrupt to such a degree that they were able to buy YSL. He always took risks and they paid off, they were always daring and innovative. A master of design.

    M7 was (and in some cases still is) a fragrance unlike any other. It was the first time the note of oud was introduced in mainstream perfumery. There was nothing like it at the time of release. Innovative and daring (just like the YSL of the past). This fragrance is strong yet soft, powerful yet quiet. Very masculine but with a hint of femininity. It's also very well made. Beautiful, elegant stuff.

    M7 opens up with a slightly herbal and aromatic accord of rosemary with fresh bergamot & mandarin. What starts to come through very soon though... is the oud. Oud, or Agarwood, is the sap from an infected tropical tree. It can smell medicinal, it can smell sweet, animalic, and can often be cloying. Here that isn't the case. In M7 the oud is perfectly balanced with the other notes, the amber and the musk. There is also an earthy vetiver note which stops this from being overtly sweet, and the drydown is a smooth, powdery amber & musk combination. Extremely pleasing and nice.

    My bottle is a reformulation from 2009, but not the "re-orchestrated" version released recently by Yves Saint-Laurent called M7 Oud Absolu. I haven't smelled that but I'm told it keeps some of the character of the original.

    Personally, I think this is a wonderful gem of a fragrance, but I think that this has since been explored more by the countless oud variations that flooded the market in recent years. I have a hard time recommending this purely as an oud fragrance, and if you want oud, there are better examples out there. But for what it is, it's a masterpiece in my opinion. But for everyone else, feel free to check out the new version or any "stronger" oud blends out there... because I'm keeping this one for sure!

    28th November, 2014

    remus's avatar



    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    i love love love m7. it has such a strong sexual power to it. congratulations mister ford for making a bold perfume for a house and during and age where clean and safe were the best sellers.

    28th September, 2014

    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    M7 is quite hard for me to review, it has been my "signature" scent around 2003 (actually more than "signature" it was the only bottle I had at that time, and I was not even that passionate about perfumes, I think it was a gift and I used to bath in it – if only I knew they would have discontinued it). To smell it again today after years threw me back in time, which kind of makes it difficult to review it "objectively". However I must say that it aged so well, I am ultra happy to have it back in my rotation, actually it is even better than I remembered – such a complete, rich, irresistible scent. Thousands of words have been written about M7, mostly about the fact it's the first scent introducing agar wood to Western consumers: if we speak about "oud", today there is surely dozens of scents which have a more bold, powerful and deep oud note. The fact is that M7 does not want to be an "oud something", meaning that it's not about oud being thrown among random notes (to make it sound different from other ouds); M7 it's a perfume, with capital "p", therefore the oud is only a component beautifully and masterfully blended with the rest. Basically the original M7 is a great, irresistible, captivating, mellow and elegant woody-ambery scent with sweet nuances – a medicinal-winey and slightly boozy kind of sweet – with a genius hint of dry herbs (oregano) following the "lesson" of Ambre Sultan about how delightfully amber & herbs go together, and the dark, woody (and not rubbery) agar wood base. That's it: a dark, yet friendly scent, rich but gentle on skin basically anytime of the year, refined, deep, versatile. It may look simple, but you smell it once, and you will recognize it anywhere in the future. It has appeal, class, it fits like a glove, it has the same polarizing charm of a well-cut suit, which may have nothing flashy or bold, but makes you stand out for sure. Fans of modern ouds may not like this, as there is no "in-your-face" oud notes – instead the note it's more delicate and blended with the rest of the components; but oud aside, M7 is a complete masterpiece of strength, elegance, depth, contrasts and modernity. It is a banality, but: "they don't make them like this anymore". Don't feed the sharks (sellers), but grab it if you find it a decent price!

    9,5/10

    06th August, 2014

    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Genre: Woody Oriental

    I'm sure I was expecting too much from M7, given all the hoopla. I certainly expected a more forward and aggressive oudh. M7 goes on very dry, with a moderate touch of oudh, but develops a faint sweetness at its heart after the first half hour. It becomes a thick, dark, and woody scent, but the potentially jagged oudh note is cushioned, (even muffled,) by a strong soapy undercurrent. This leaves M7 smelling very tame compared to the Montale oudh fragrances, but certainly broadens its appeal as well.

    After a couple of hours' wear the oudh settles deep into the background while spices and vanilla take the helm. The soapy note that was apparent at the onset surfaces again during the woody drydown, which is far more tame than the oudh seasoned opening.

    Quality and an eventful development, but it doesn't necessarily excite me all that much.

    19th June, 2014

    Add your review of M7

    You need to be logged in to add a review

    Search for on eBay United States

    YVES SAINT LAURENT M-7 EAU DE TOILETTE SPRAY 100 ML / 3.3 FL OZ.(T)
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 17 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Yves Saint Laurent YSL M7 EDT Spray 100ml/3.3oz Great Fragrance
    • Listing Type: Auction with Buy it Now
    • 0 Bid(s)
    • Time Left: 1 day
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    M7 OUD ABSOLU by Yves saint Laurent 2.7 oz ( 80 ml ) Eau De Toilette Men SEALED
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 11 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    YSL M7 Oud Absolu Yves Saint Laurent 2.7 Oz Men Eau De Toilette Spray 80 ml NIB
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 17 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    M7 OUD ABSOLU by Yves saint Laurent 2.7 oz ( 80 ml ) EDT Spray Men NIB SEALED
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 4 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Yves Saint Laurent M7 (Rare Discontinued!!) 5ml
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 25 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    rare M7 YSL Yves Saint Laurent EDT, new & boxed for men, Made in France
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 2 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from Canada)
    Yves Saint Laurent M7 EDT 5ML Glass Travel Spray Atomizer Sample
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 4 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    *rare* YSL M7 by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent ...Oud, Wood, Santal, Original
    • Listing Type: eBay Store
    • Time Left: 23 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from United States)
    Yves Saint Laurent M7 1.7oz Men's Eau de Toilette - Brand New Rare
    • Listing Type: Buy it Now
    • Time Left: 26 days
    Ebay United States
    (Shipping from Canada)


    Member images of M7

    There are no member images of M7 yet. Why not be the first?

    You need to log in or register to upload images




Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000