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M7 Fresh (2004)
by Yves Saint Laurent


M7 Fresh information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityDiscontinued / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 364 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
Parent CompanyL'Oral Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchPinault-Printemps-Redoute > Gucci Group > YSL Beaute

About M7 Fresh

M7 Fresh was launched in July 2004 as a follow up to 2002's M7 fragrance. It was created by Firmenich perfumer Jacques Cavallier, who co-created the original M7 with Alberto Morillas.

The fragrance features Oud (Agarwood), like the original, but partners it with some fresher notes such as grapefruit and ginger.

M7 Fresh fragrance notes

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  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of M7 Fresh

From the bottle I get Oud and herbs with some citrus. Once I spray it I get Herbs very little citrus and slight Oud. I absolutely love it. VERY FRESH! A top notch scent. Of course, since Mr Ford left to do his own thing YSL discontinued the fragrance. They should release this again along with M7. Give us fume heads some nice quality instead of releasing another L'Homme flanker. If you can find this in your price range, go for it, you won't regret it. Enjoy!
24th July, 2018
Had to get this after trying the fantastic Original M7- when the label says "fresh", they mean it! I don't even get the grapefruit note, just FRESH and lovely herbal notes. One of my new faves. Why discontinue this?! A must have!
28th May, 2018
YSL M7 Fresh is connected to the original M7 that preceded it by their common use of oud, but Fresh is a significant departure in that it is far less of a deep, dark experience and far more of a fresh one, as its name rightly suggests.

I get a slight aquatic vibe despite the fresher components being grapefruit, ginger, neroli, and vetiver, none explicitly marine, but nonetheless excellently coupled with the bold oud that come out more in the dry down.

This reminds me of the recently-released Tom Ford (Private Blend) Oud Minerale in their similar pairing of oud with fresher elements.

Still pricey on the secondary market (as it's been discontinued for some years), M7 Fresh is nonetheless impressive in juggling the fresh elements and oud. In my mind, conceptually, this duality shouldn't work out well, but for some reason, it does, and I'm left impressed by it.

8 out of 10
09th August, 2017
Dusted off my bottle of M7 Fresh after a decade of non-use, and decided to give it another spritz.

From the start, there is a big burst of citrus (grapefruit) and ginger. It envelopes me immediately with the neroli in a gentle way, fading slightly after 15 minutes. Vetiver is evident around this time, remaining stable throughout the wear cycle.

It definitely strikes me as a deliberately muted version of the loud original, suited for warmer seasons but wearable in cooler months as well. Probably harder to find nowadays, but worth checking out if you'd like a toned-down, decent flanker of M7.
15th January, 2017
Not enough M7 DNA for me but still nice to wear. It is more fresh, less heavy than original or even M7 Oud Absolu. Has a medicinal smell after the opening that doesn't dominate but is noticeable.
11th May, 2016
Waheed Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Beautiful addictive fragrance sweet zesty and spicy ginger and intense mandrake root. A very classy and now unique fragrance. Nothing new compares to this beautiful creation. For me along with its bigger brother these are both fragrances i crave and find advice get a bottle while you can you won't regret it if you like fresh zesty fragrances.
28th December, 2015

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