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M7 Fresh (2004)
by Yves Saint Laurent


M7 Fresh information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityDiscontinued / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 339 votes)

People and companies

HouseYves Saint Laurent
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
Parent CompanyL'Oréal 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

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of M7 Fresh

If you love M7 but wouldn't wear it at work, in a daily basis, M7 fresh is the one for you. It's definitely more versatile, which means It's indeed fresher, weaker and less bold, although It preserves M7 oud's DNA in its base. Of course, It's not an usual fresh fragrance: It's a mix of citrusy, refreshing notes with oud. And Oud makes the difference. It certainly makes the fragrance classy.
M7 Fresh starts with a blast of orange and lemon (the pyramid lists as bergamot, whatever...) and after a few minutes, a chord of ginger+oud brings an icy and slightly medicinal smell to the composition. The orange note remains while lemon disappears completely. And that's it. Simple but more elegant than a common fresh/citrusy scent. Sillage and longevity seems moderate. A winner! If It wasn't discontinued I'd say It's the better way for someone to be introduced to oud. Nowadays, versace oud noir and its "aquatic note+oud" concept is a nice option.
30th October, 2015
A most unique smelling fragrance.

The sparkling grapefruit along with neroli up top is starkly contrasted with the agarwood which burns throughout. Extremely wearable, versatile and works well in spring summer and fall. I get average projection and longevity (around 6 hours) from this one. A wonderful take on another wonderful (M7) fragrance.

Too bad it is discontinued.
05th December, 2014
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Citrus oud

The orange-grapefruit citrus blast with a bergamot background is refreshing and very nice. In the drydown the original's character breaks through in a muted version, with attenuated oud and ginger notes. The base is a light musk that throughout the last hours takes on a soapy character. Adequate silage and projection. The base notes are so very gradually fading out on my skin that I have difficulties determining the exact longevity, but after a bit more than eight hours it's pretty much gone. A flanker for warmer spring days, but very versatile overall.

Pros: Longevity

09th September, 2013
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
Green Machine

I have had my bottle for 2 weeks and have decided to sell it. Very basic/linear scent.. light citruses mixed with some veviter. very little oud. not worth the money. I am very dissatisfied with this..

Pros: Green Lovers
Cons: Medical/herbal"

25th August, 2013
M7 oud absolu but lighter maybe fresher
13th November, 2012 (last edited: 18th April, 2013)
M7 Fresh is a woody oriental that is signicantlly different than M7. M7 Fresh opens with a refreshing blast of citrus notes, with grapefruit and Mandarin Orange being most noticeable to my nose. I don't get the "Fruit Loops" accord that others do. Fruit yes, Fruit Loops no. This is a fresh opening, not at all medicinal. I've forgotten how much I enjoy this fragrance. M7 Fresh is a more versatile fragrance than M7. I adore M7 but I won't wear it to work, for example. M7 Fresh can be worn during the day, night and in different seasons, though warm weather is best. Oud can be found in M7 Fresh but vetiver definitely makes its presence known. Longevity is adequate on my skin, approximately 6 hours. M7 Fesh is not a projection monster, but it will get you noticed when you want to get noticed.
11th October, 2012

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